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We hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” 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? WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: How do you rank Evansville City Council job performance in 2018?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. No 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, insults against commenters will 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 or our advertisers. “READERS FORUM” DECEMBER 09, 2018FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
The Baked Snacks Company (BSC) has gone into administration after facing financial difficulties and staff disputes.Middlesborough-based BSC made losses of £1m on sales of £2m in the year to April 2008, which worsened to losses of £2.79m on turnover of £2.86m in the year to April 2009.Administrator Gary Hargreaves at MCR said it had received an offer for the firm. He said: “We are hopeful of getting a positive outcome at the end of August.”Tilbury Property bought the company from confectionery and snacks manufacturer Zetar last April, after directors admitted they had failed to get supermarkets interested in its character-licensed children’s snacks. However, they said they had been able to secure “substantial orders going forward”.Despite this, BSC still struggled financially and, earlier this year, about 30 of its 100 workers accused the management of withholding salary payments.
Australian one-person band Tash Sultana has been steadily making their way across the U.S. this fall, wowing new audiences at every turn. On November 18th, Tash hit Terminal 5 for a highly-awaited New York City performance. The multi-talented Aussie didn’t disappoint, working through delicately layered renditions of the material on their debut album, Flow State.This week, Tash Sultana shared a pro-shot live video of Flow State track “Pink Moon” from this month’s New York City performance. Set aside a few minutes, throw on the video, and let Tash sweep you away.Tash Sultana – “Pink Moon” [Pro-Shot][Video: Dara Munnis + Lori Gutman via Tash Sultana]The multi-talented 23-year-old musician played all 15 instruments heard on Flow State, from guitars, bass and drums to piano, saxophone, and flute. All that skilled musicianship is buoyed by Tash’s uniquely dream-like vocals, which can evoke comparisons to Macy Gray, Norah Jones, Christina Aguilera, Chris Martin, and more, depending on the song, while still managing to sound wholly new and original. Flow State moves deftly through a variety of styles and genres, from laid-back surf jams to Lenny Kravitz-style fuzz rock and everything in between, fully showcasing Sultana’s broad spectrum of musical abilities. Even in the wake of enormous hype, Flow State assures what those in the know have been hip to for some time now: Tash Sultana is going to be one of the next big stars. Count on it.Tash Sultana – Flow State – Full AlbumTash Sultana’s U.S. swing will wrap up this weekend with a pair of performances at Oakland, CA’s Fox Theater (11/29, 11/30) and a stop at the Shrine Expo Center in Los Angeles (12/1). From there, Sultana will head back to Australia for a number of dates throughout the early months of 2019. As of now, Tash’s only scheduled 2019 U.S. date will take place at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival, set to take place in early May. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, head to Sultana’s website here.
Image by Jamestown Public Schools.JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Toys for Tots Program recently donated 1,000 books to Jamestown Public Schools’ UPK, kindergarten, first and second grade students.Image by Jamestown Public Schools.The Toys for Tots National office recently contacted the Chautauqua County Toys for Tots Program, overseen by Heather Brown, Terri Jophnson and Patrick Smeraldo.“The National and Chautauqua County Toys for Tots Program realize the difficult situation our children and parents are in during this global pandemic and hope to spread just the slightest amount of joy and encourage family bonding with this donation to allow the children and families in enjoying some time together,” said Pat Smeraldo, a project coordinator.Because the Chautauqua County Campaign serves over 3,200 children countywide, they qualified for a National Giveaway with the books designated to go to a Title 1 school in Chautauqua County. “We are so thankful for our community and how much they support our children,” said Tina Sandstrom, JPS Chief of Schools. “Reading is so important to a child’s education and this donation of books will allow us to give children more reading materials. We can’t thank the Chautauqua County Toys for Tots Program for thinking of Jamestown kids when they received this donation.”Image by Jamestown Public Schools.The school says thanks to major support from The Resource Center, along with hundreds of supporters throughout the county, the books were delivered to Jamestown elementary schools to give to children. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Power Technology:Norway-based Scatec Solar and its partners have completed works on the 258MW Upington solar power complex, located in South Africa.The companies have in fact grid-connected and started commercial operations for the 86MW Dyason’s Klip 2 solar plant, which has the capacity to produce 217GWh of clean energy annually.The Upington solar power complex is expected to generate 650GWh of renewable energy annually, which is sufficient to power nearly 120,000 households while offsetting more than 600,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.Scatec Solar holds 42% in the Upington project while Norfund owns an 18% stake. Upington’s community has a 5% stake in the project, while the remaining 35% equity is held by South African investor H1 Holdings.Last October, Scatec Solar and its partners completed the 390MW Benban project in Egypt by connecting the last of the six 65MW solar power plants to the power grid. Located near Aswan in Upper Egypt, the project is part of the 1.8GW Benban solar park.More: Scatec completes 258MW solar power complex in South Africa Scatec Solar completes construction on 258MW PV complex in South Africa
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano successfully defended his position as the county’s top-elected official against Democratic challenger Tom Suozzi in a heated election Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (Christopher Twarowski/Long Island Press)Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano soundly defeated Democratic challenger Tom Suozzi Tuesday night in a heated rematch for the county’s top seat.In contrast to their 2009 squeaker—in which Mangano ousted Suozzi by just 386 votes following a historic weeks-long recount—the Republican carried approximately 59 percent of the vote to Suozzi’s 41 percent, according to Nassau County Board of Elections Commissioner William Biamonte, winning by a nearly 18-point margin.“I feel so blessed that I’m able to continue in this job,” smiled an emotional Mangano to a packed and charged room of supporters and fellow Republicans at Mirelle’s Restaurant & Catering in Westbury, the Nassau GOP’s election night headquarters.He was flanked onstage by dozens of party and elected officials, including Nassau GOP boss Joe Mondello, former Sen. Alfonse D’Amato, Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) and Nassau Legislature Majority Leader Norma Gonsalves, along with Mangano’s wife Linda, their sons and his parents.“Four more years! Four more years!” shouted the crowd before chanting a deafening “Edd-ie! Edd-ie! Edd-ie!”It was a much different vibe in the Leonardo Room at the Chateau Briand catering hall down the road in Carle Place, where the Democrats had hoped to host their victory celebration for all their countywide candidates, which turned sour quickly. Somber supporters and party officials watched in states of shock and awe as the big screen behind their podium flashed a jubilant Mangano hugging Mondello with a headline “Mangano Victory Speech’’ before their candidate had even a chance to formally concede.When it was Suozzi’s turn, Nassau Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs led the former two-term county executive to the microphone alongside his wife Helene, where he told the crowd:“It’s a tough loss.”Mangano’s win was one of several for the Nassau GOP. Among them, Comptroller George Maragos and Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray were both re-elected and Republicans increased their majority in the legislature by a seat, according to Biamonte.Nassau Dems had at least one key win: District Attorney Kathleen Rice was re-elected by nearly the same large percentage margin as Mangano.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 50-year-old Queens man was found shot to death in a parked car in Valley Stream on Christmas Eve, Nassau County police said.Richard Baccus, of Rosedale, was found dead inside a BMW 525 in a parking lot near Ay Caramba on West Merrick Road at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, police said.The victim was found to have suffered from multiple gunshot wounds. He and was pronounced dead at the scene.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.Detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Auckland Now 11 sep 2012A leading Auckland researcher in suicide prevention says the Government missed a trick when the alcohol laws passed through parliament unchanged last month.During a webinar marking the 10th annual World Suicide Prevention Day yesterday Professor Gregory Luke Larkin, from Auckland University, discussed the preventable causes of suicide, which included alcohol and drug abuse, particularly in young people.The US academic, relatively new to the country, said a stroll through the city in the evening made the state of play starkly obvious.“Walking over the bodies of young people vomiting on the streets – you have to look at alcohol,” Larkin said.Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean last week released annual suicide statistics that showed an increase in suicides among youths as well as Maori and Pacific Islanders nationwide.In total last year there were 547 suicides, including one boy aged between five and nine, 11 children aged between 10 and 14 and 80 people aged 15 to 19.Dr Annette Beautrais also spoke at yesterday’s internet-streamed presentation and highlighted the fact New Zealand’s suicide rate of 11 in every 100,000 was the highest in the English-speaking world.Globally, more than one million people take their own lives every year and she estimated that figure would likely rise to 1.5 million before long.Beautrais said suicide in this country was “under funded and under addressed”, which meant there were common misconceptions, such as teens being the most at risk group.Statistics from 2010 showed it was people in the top age bracket who most frequently committed suicide but funding was often driven towards young people because it was seen as more tragic.http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/7647884/Alcohol-reform-an-opportunity-missed
Madrid, June 11: The Indian women’s hockey team will start its five-match bilateral series against Spain on Tuesday at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium.The World No. 10 team will be led by Rani Rampal, who has returned to the team after having been rested for the recently concluded 5th Women’s Asian Champions Trophy held in South Korea. The visitors have picked a full-strength squad as they look to build momentum ahead of the World Cup in London.The Indian team had finished with a silver medal at the Asian Champions Trophy after having lost the final match to the hosts 0-1.India’s attackers were in fine form at the tournament as Navneet Kaur and Vandana Katariya finished as the joint top goal-scorers of the tournament with three goals apiece.However, new chief coach Sjoerd Marijne wants his team to focus on keeping a tight structure in order to stop the opposition from scoring.”We played very fluent hockey in South Korea and the forwards did a great job. However, these five matches against the Spanish team will help us in organising ourselves better when we don’t have possession of the ball,” he said in a release.”We will look at our defensive structure, and make sure that we don’t concede easy goals against the opposition. If we can manage to defend well, then it will increase our chances of winning the match.”The Dutch coach believes the team will face a tough test from the home team who are currently ranked number 11 in the world.”Our opponents are playing at home and are very well equipped in all parts of the pitch. They have been performing well recently and have made improvements in their game,” he said.”It will be a tough test for our team but I am sure that the girls will give their everything to achieve the goal of winning.” IANS