first_imgWe urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. This section is located on the upper right side of our publication.If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] IS IT TRUE we are  told that many Westside Republicans and Independents are pleased to hear that Wadesville Republican Sen. Jim Tomes has a primary challenger for the 2018 election?   … the young,  well educated and personable Westside Republican Brady Hall plans to formally announce his candidacy for  State Senate District 49 seat on April 22?  …we predict that Senator Tomes is getting ready to experience the biggest political battle of his career?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that City Council Finance Chairman Dan McGinn needs to  sit the record straight concerning the true financial status of the City? IS IT TRUE last week we had the opportunity to visit the pre-construction site of the soon to be opened KC Marina Pointe Bar-Restaurant?…when finished this Bar-Restaurant will be something to behold?…that the KC Marina Pointe owner is going first class in installing kitchen and bar equipment in this upscale watering hole on the waterfront? …the newly built stage shall be the largest one of any Bar-Restaurant within a 200 mile radius and shall be equipped with the most up-to-date sound system available on the market today?…KC‘s Marina Pointe is installing around 40 big screen TVs throughout? …we were extremely surprised to see the extensive offerings listed on their menu?…when KC’s Marina Pointe is opened it shall draw people from not only from downtown and the Westside but people from all over the Tri-State?…when all said and done we predict that the Westside business leaders and bar owners will have some major regrets that they didn’t push members of the Appeals Board of  Area Planning Commission to approve Mr. Chesser‘s request to open a similar Bar-Restaurant on West Franklin Street?…we wonder if Mayor Winnecke would call this another good example of “explosive growth” within in the city limits of Evansville?…we urge you to drop by and ask owner Kerry Chesser or his project manager Chad Brady to give you a quick guided tour of this soon to be open river front establishment?  …this project was done without using one dine of taxpayers dollars or receiving a tax credit? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharecenter_img IS IT TRUE at this point there are a number of other hashtags that could work well for Evansville?…here is a small collection for our readers to ponder #snegalcity,#dependsonboatmoneycity, #lowwagecity, #shrinkingcity, #exposedcity, and #notastrongcity? IS IT TRUE that with the obsession about tweeting the #strongcity by the downtown glitterati it makes one wonder just what the heck these people mean when they are trying to convince themselves and others that Evansville is a #strongcity?…it is safe to assume that any city claiming to be strong should have a strong balance sheet and operate at a surplus?…another indicator of a strong city would be a minimal debt level?…finally a strong city should offer state of the art basic services to it’s citizens in every area of infrastructure?…the City of Evansville by those metrics is anything but a #strongcity?…when it comes to finances, the City is one change in accounting practices to being out of the time shifting practice of fluffing up the end of the year books by delaying payments to make balances look better?…Evansville has such high levels of debt that it is literally right up against it’s bonding limits for general funds?…that means that anything bought has to pay for itself or the bonds will have difficulty getting underwritten?IS IT TRUE maybe the term #cityatrisk would be more appropriate for Evansville?…Evansville is a risk of having the EPA come to town and start fining them every day that the decrepit sewer system is not fixed?…Evansville is at risk of having more and more ancient water pipes either fail creating potholes in the streets or spewing brown oxidized water into people’s homes?…Evansville is at risk for a combined sewer overflow of raw sewage every time the rains come pouring down?…that creates #risks for disease and foul odor almost continuously?…the most pathetic thing about #cityatrisk is that the people in charge of the risky business don’t have the presence of mind to understand that the city has many risks to its citizens that degrade lifestyle and add to the cost of living?last_img read more

Bob Weir Names Songs That Dead & Company Plan To Debut This Summer

first_imgWith Dead & Company tour just a few short weeks away, the band’s two iconic guitarists – Bob Weir and John Mayer – spoke to Rolling Stone at length about their upcoming plans. The two touched on everything from Mayer’s newfound passion for the Grateful Dead to specific plans for the band’s future, including a number of songs they’d like to play out on stage.According to the interview , Dead & Company are planning to add 20 more original Grateful Dead songs to the summer rotation, including “Passenger” and “Weather Report Suite.” He also spoke about some more tunes in the article, saying, “We need to finish up where ‘St. Stephen’ goes – there are other sections we didn’t have time to get to…”He continues, “And I’d like to work up ‘Box of Rain,’… The vocal register is right in John’s wheelhouse. I think I’ve talked him into it.” Weir also mentions “Days Between” in the article, but the interview must have been conducted before the band’s free performance last Monday, May 23rd at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. The group debuted that song, as well as “Big Railroad Blues” and “Queen Jane Approximately” for the performance. Watch it all here.John Mayer also recently spoke about some new songs on the docket, including “Dire Wolf,” “Throwing Stones,” “High Time” and “Foolish Heart.” Read more about that here.What else does the future hold for Dead & Company? A possible studio session, according to Weir. After another tour or two, the band is considering a visit to the studio to record something that combines new material with songs “never fully addressed” by the Dead in the studio, like “The Other One” or “Dark Star.” Says Weir, “That would be something of an adventure.”The interview also sees Weir juxtaposing Mayer with Trey Anastasio, who was on hand to celebrate the Dead’s 50th anniversary at the five Fare Thee Well performances. “John is a classicist by nature. Trey is more of an iconoclast… Juxtaposing Trey’s take on the material with the insights John brings got me looking at all of the songs afresh.”It’s nice to hear Bob Weir so excited about the Grateful Dead’s music, and about Dead & Company. Considering he recently spoke about his intentions to tour for the rest of his life, we can’t wait to see what the future will bring for Dead & Co! The tour starts June 10th, and full dates can be read here.[H/t Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Science for teens

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaFor high school students interested in science, the University ofGeorgia Plant Science Scholars program is an incredible deal.For just $30, students can spend almost three days, June 23-25,on the UGA campus exploring areas of horticulture, plantpathology, crop and soil sciences and forestry.The students will learn how to extract DNA. They’ll visitgreenhouses and research farms. And they’ll learn how topropagate plants. These are just a few examples of the manyhands-on activities they’ll be able to try on the UGA campus.Students will be housed in UGA dorms. Their meals and eveningentertainment are provided.DeadlineThe application deadline is April 1. To apply or get moreinformation, visit contact Kisha Shelton at(706) 542-1426. Or write her at 2105 Miller Plant Science Bldg.,Athens, GA 30602-7274.last_img read more

Hoosiers 30th anniversary tour coming to North Vernon

first_imgNORTH VERNON, Ind. — The Hoosiers 30th Anniversary Tour will visit North Vernon next weekend.On Sunday March12, the tour, including members of the 1954 Milan High School Basketball team along with members of the “Hickory Huskers” from the movie Hoosiers, will be in attendance at the historic Park Theater in downtown North Vernon.Activities will being at 1:00 PM with a VIP event where attendees will have exclusive access to members of both teams for photographs, autographs, conversation, and refreshments.At 2:00 PM the movie Hoosiers will play in the theater. Following the movie there will be a meet and greet on the stage.The first 250 people attending the movie wearing the Letterman’s jacket or sweater will receive a special commemorative gift.Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.last_img read more

LIVE: Uganda 2 Malawi 0

first_img1 Uganda211020+24 Uganda Cranes XI that started:  4 South Sudan200213−20 Uganda Cranes starting XI vs Malawi. PHOTO FUFA MEDIA FULL TIMEUganda  2 (Emma Okwi -29th, Bayo -66th) Malawi  0 AFCON 2021 QualifiersUganda – 4 PointsBurkina Faso – 4 PointsMalawi – 3 PointsSouth Sudan – 0 PointsKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Cranes went top of AFCON qualifying Group B with four points after they beat Malawi 2-0 at Mandela Stadium on Sunday.Uganda’s two goals came off defensive errors by the visitors who struggled to sock the pressure. First Emma Okwi latched onto a long over head ball that beat a defender, to thump in the opening goal, before Fahad Bayo shrugged of tackles, to drill his later in the second half.It is a flying start for new Coach Jonathan McKinstry, who opened his era with a goalless draw away to Burkina Faso. Burkina are set to join Uganda at 4 points, as they lead South Sudan 2-0 in Juba. 2 Burkina Faso211021+14 3 Malawi210112−13 Share on: WhatsApp PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts Denis Onyango (GK, Captain ) 18, Nico Wadada 14, Bevis Mugabi 5, Joseph Ochaya 2, Murushid Juuko 4, Khalid Aucho 8, Mike Azira 23, Faruku Miya 17,Emmanuel Okwi 7, William Kizito 10 & Fahad Bayo 13.Subs: Robert Odongkara (GK) 1,Charles Lukwago (GK) 19, Isaac Muleme 20, Hassan Wasswa 16, Nicholas Kasozi 11, Timothy Awany 3, Halid Lwaliwa 15,Taddeo Lwanga 6, Allan Kyambadde 21, Patrick Kaddu 9 & Allan Okello 12LIVE TWITTER FEEDlast_img read more

Florida COVID Tests are Surging, Deaths are not

first_imgThe surge in positive test results for coronavirus cases  is surging as nearly one out of every 100 Americans has tested positive for Covid-19.However, at least in Florida, the death rate is no where near that of New York or California.Twelve deaths were announced in Palm Beach County and seven in Miami-Dade County from COVID-19 Statewide, 45 deaths were announced yesterday.Florida reported more than 15-thousand positive test cases,  pushing its total to just under 270-thousand cases since the outbreak began.  That was just one day after Walt Disney World in Orlando opened to the public Saturday for the first time in nearly four months.Despite the increase in testing and positive results, Florida has just over 4000 deaths total compared with New York’s 32,000, eight times Florida’s death toll.See death stats here:New York 32,029California 7,042Florida 4,241Texas 8,196New Jersey 15,525Many South Florida school districts will announce Wednesday whether they will allow students to return to class or if they must continue to learn on line at home.last_img read more

Leading England players named for three championships

first_img Leading players have just been selected to represent England in three international championships.They are:The Italian Women’s International at Is Molas Golf Club from 20–23 March:  Georgina Blackman of Essex, Annabell Fuller of Surrey, Cara Gainer of Oxfordshire, Lily May Humphreys of Essex, Caley McGinty of Gloucestershire and Emily Toy of Cornwall.The Scottish U18 Girls’ Championship at St. Andrews Eden Golf Club from 10 – 12 April: Rafiah Banday of Surrey, Jess Baker and Rosie Belsham (pictured) of Northumberland, Scottish-based Ellie Gower, Thalia Kirby of Buckinghamshire and Caitlin Whitehead of Cumbria.The French U21 Women’s Championship at St Cloud from 18-22 April: Emily Brennan of Staffordshire, Lily May Humphreys, Charlotte Heath of Yorkshire, Caley McGinty, Mimi Rhodes of Somerset and Caitlin Whitehead.All the players are members of England Golf national squads.The players:Jess Baker, 16, (Gosforth Park Ladies’) was joint runner-up in the English U16 Girls’ Championship and 10th in the Scottish Girls’ Championship.Rafiah Banday, 15, (Royal Mid-Surrey) won the 2018 Midland U16 Championship and was joint runner-up in the English U16 Girls’.Rosie Belsham, 17, (Whitley Bay) was runner-up in the Scottish Girls’ last year, third in the North of England U16s and sixth in the English U16s.Georgina Blackman, 22, (Chelmsford) is the English Women’s Amateur Champion and followed up this year with third place in the Portuguese Women’s Amateur.Emily Brennan, 19, (Trentham) was ninth in the 2019 South American Amateur, having been runner-up in the St Rule Trophy last year and a semi-finalist in the English Women’s Match Play.Annabell Fuller, 16, (Roehampton) is a Curtis Cup player who has just won the girls’ championship at the Major Champions Invitational in Florida, was third in the Harder Hall Women’s Invitational and fourth in the Annika Invitational USA.Cara Gainer, 23, (Castle Royle) was fourth in the New South Wales Stroke Play and reached the last eight in the NSW Amateur. She tied fourth in the 2018 English Women’s Amateur.Ellie Gower, 16 (Gleneagles) won the North of England U16 Girls’ Open and was joint runner-up in the English U16s and sixth in the Fairhaven Trophies.Charlotte Heath, 17, (Huddersfield), won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, and was a semi-finalist in the British Girls’ Amateur Championship.Lily May Humphreys, 16, (Stoke by Nayland) is a Curtis Cup player and the Scottish women’s open champion. She represented Team GB in the Youth Olympics.Thalia Kirby, 18, (Stoke Park), was third in the Welsh Women’s Open and had top tens in the Liphook Scratch Cup, Critchley Salver and Roehampton Gold Cup.Caley McGinty, 18, (Knowle) won the U18 prize at last year’s St Rule Trophy, where she was 10th overall. She also had top ten finishes in the Irish and Welsh women’s opens.Mimi Rhodes, 17, (Burnham & Berrow), reached the last 16 in the British Girls’ Championship and was fourth in the English Girls’ Championship.Emily Toy, 21, (Carlyon Bay) won the 2019 New South Wales Stroke Play Championship and was fourth in the English Women’s Amateur.Caitlin Whitehead, 16, (Carus Green), won the 2018 European Young Masters, the Asia Pacific Junior Championship and the West of England Open.Caption: Rosie Belsham (image copyright Leaderboard Photography). 12 Mar 2019 Leading England players named for three championships last_img read more

ThurstonTalk Seeking Local Writer

first_imgSubmit a resume in Word format to [email protected] 200 words (or less) about why you love your community. To apply: Proven experience creating error-free articles on deadlineAbility to interview and interface with local business ownersInterest in writing advertising and marketing materials as well as business articlesSkills to snap quick photographs during interviews to submit with storiesInitiative to pitch story ideas on a monthly basisSincere passion for sharing the positive stories happening in our community ThurstonTalk is expanding it’s writing team.  Join our 15 paid, professional writers.ThurstonTalk publishes positive stories about people, businesses and organizations doing good things in communities around Olympia, DuPont, Shelton and Elma.  Our stories are published online and distributed via social media to over 25,000 Facebook followers.  Our platform reaches more than 300,000 viewers each month – people that want to know about great things happening around us.Job Requirements:center_img Facebook7Tweet0Pin0 Please address any questions to [email protected]last_img read more