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Russian Navy to Get About USD 176.82 Billion for Modernization

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy to Get About USD 176.82 Billion for Modernization View post tag: Naval Russian Navy to Get About USD 176.82 Billion for Modernization View post tag: get Equipment & technology View post tag: USD View post tag: about March 23, 2011 Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Modernization View post tag: News by topic View post tag: billion View post tag: Navy It is planned to appropriate about RUR 5 trillions for modernization of Russian Navy, said Vice Premier Sergei Ivanov at the press conferenc…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: rusnavyMarch 23, 2011; View post tag: 176.67 View post tag: Russianlast_img read more

New Energy Sparked into Roberts Park Plan

first_imgTyrone MorrisWeb ProducerMore Posts – WebsiteFollow Me:TwitterFacebook FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare JANUARY 24TH, 2018  TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANA There is renewed interest in creating a 30-acre park and green space on the vacant space where Roberts Park once sat. The Director of Headwaters Park Geoff Paddock spoke about the development of the park to the public and local leaders.Paddock took interest in the park in hopes of creating a destination park just like the one in Fort Wayne.“What we did in Fort Wayne was to address a couple of things, flood control was important having a downtown festival center, and ice skating rink and also have something that’s self-supporting,” says Paddock.Several attempts to use city money to fund the park have been rebuffed in the past. Creating a nonprofit to raise funds continues to work for Headwaters Park and may work for Evansville too.last_img read more

EDITORIAL: THE TIME HAS FINALLY ARRIVED FOR 2014 BUDGETS RESULTS TO BE MADE PUBLIC

first_imgMAYORMAYOR IT’S TIME FOR 2014 AUDITS RESULTS TO BE MADE PUBLICThe time has finally come to see the State Board of Accounts audit of the City’s books for the year of 2014. We have been informed that the Mayor received the results of the audit a couple of days ago and the SBOA will release it to the pubic at some point this week.  The City-County Observer will provide a link to the audit  available shortly after its release. It appears that Paul Joyce, the SBOA director, has given Mayor Winnecke a little time to review the facts of the audit so his in-house spin doctors can polish and sugar-coat the findings about the state of our finances before dispensing it to the public for consumption.The City-County Observer will be sharing our analysis of the audit with our readers over the days and weeks to come, as our limited resources allow us to fully examine the findings. When made public we invite our many readers to share their thoughts on the findings, especially in their special areas of expertise. It would seem to us that the mainstream media, with its considerable wherewithal, should be anxious to delve into the facts of the long overdue audit, but there is no reason at this time to believe that will happen.The SBOA auditor’s findings concerning the allegations, made by former City Councilman and CPA John Friend, of unaccounted-for funds amounting to six (6) million dollars are of special interest. We will finally know whether Councilman Friend was right about the missing funds, or if City Controller Russ Lloyd was right in his vehement denial of the existence of any discrepancies. Mayor Winnecke and his Chief Deputy, Steve Shaffer, have strongly defended the stance of the Controller and displayed scorn for the opinion of Mr. Friend. We hear that this delicate subject may be dealt with very discreetly in a special supplement to the SBOA’s findings.If Mr. Friend is wrong about this issue he should publicly apologie to all involved for his unfounded assumptions concerning this issue.We believe that if it turns out that Councilman Friend was correct in his statement that there is a deficit of six (6) million dollars in the finances of this city, that the Mayor should call a news conference and apologize to the voters. He should not tell us he “misspoke” nor that he was “ill-informed.” He should tell the truth about what he and his minions did to cover up this issue. We strongly suggest that the same press conference should include an announcement that he accepted the resignation of his City Controller ,Russell Lloyd. Jr.   Stay tuned. Things are about to get interesting.FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Friday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”. Jobs posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: Do you believe that GAY RIGHTS are CIVIL RIGHTS?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

BB75 Lunch 2013

first_imgDawn Foods, Epos Group, Mariani Packaging, Rank Hovis, Redblack software, Unox, Wrigley. Category Sponsor – Craft Bakers: MacphieCategory Sponsor – Sandwich Retailers: Mission Foods Wednesday 27th February 2013British Baker, the UK’s only fully requested and paid-for baking industry magazine, has published the BB Top 75 since 2007 providing its readers with a league table of companies in the business of retailing baked goods, these could be pure retail, eat in or food to go. This data is unique, regarded as the annual authoritative report and is referenced across the year by both the bakery sector and key media. It is used internally by the top 75 companies and is highly regarded and sought after.Event format•    February 27th 2013•    100 to 150 senior directors from the top 75 retailers•    Networking lunch at Avenue, St James, London •    The event will also include presentations from Rob Hunt, joint managing director of Krispy Kreme UK,      and Paul Flatters, a managing partner at the Trajectory Partnership.For sponsorship enquiries, please contact:Helen ChaterTel: +44 (0)1293 846571e mail: [email protected] you are looking to book accommodation for the night of the lunch please visit ourhotel reservations website. center_img Sponsors:last_img read more

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named Class Day speaker

first_imgAcclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been selected by the Harvard College Class of 2018 to address the graduating seniors as part of the annual Class Day celebration on May 23, the day before Harvard’s 367th Commencement.“We are honored to welcome Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as our Class Day speaker,” said First Marshal Berkeley Brown ’18, co-chair of the speaker selection committee. “Her eloquence and perspective as a writer and public speaker have inspired audiences to look beyond stereotypes and social norms to recognize our common humanity.”A Nigerian-born writer whose work has been translated into more than 30 languages, Adichie is the author of the novels “Purple Hibiscus,” which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; “Half of a Yellow Sun,” which won the Orange Prize; and “Americanah,” a 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award winner, which she finalized during a fellowship year at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her most recent book, “Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions,” was published in March 2017.A compelling storyteller and influential cultural critic, Adichie has delivered two landmark TED talks: “The Danger of a Single Story” in 2009, and her 2012 TEDxEuston talk “We Should All Be Feminists,” which started a worldwide conversation about feminism and was published as a book in 2014.“In her captivating TED talks, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie urges us to better understand one another’s stories and to plan for ‘a world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves.’ This is a powerful message for our class to hear as we reflect on our time at Harvard and prepare to write the next chapter of our stories,” said Jerry Nelluvelil, co-chair of the speaker selection committee.Adichie is also the co-founder of Farafina Trust, a Nigerian nonprofit that promotes reading, writing, social introspection, and engagement with society through the literary arts.The Harvard College Senior Class Committee has invited a guest speaker for Class Day since 1968. Prior to that, the honor was given to University affiliates, such as deans, faculty, or classmates. The first invited guest was Martin Luther King Jr., who accepted the invitation shortly before his assassination. His widow, Coretta Scott King, delivered the speech in his absence and also became the first woman to give a Class Day address at Harvard. Since that time, speakers have spanned fields including politics, social activism, journalism, film, comedy, and more.In addition to Adichie’s address, Class Day includes award presentations and student orations. All of the events will take place in Tercentenary Theatre in Harvard Yard beginning at 2 p.m. and will be streamed live online.last_img read more

Media grapples with how to cover Trump after White House

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks into his post-presidency, Donald Trump has managed the counter-intuitive trick of dominating the news despite being nearly silent publicly. Trump has kept a norm-breaking hold on the public’s attention despite a tradition of former presidents essentially falling off the radar upon their successor’s inauguration, and despite the shutdown of his favored means of communication on Twitter. A measurement of news page views online shows Trump had more than double the attention of President Joe Biden on most days in January — before and after Biden’s inauguration. With an unprecedented second impeachment trial to begin, that’s not likely to end anytime soon.last_img read more

Championship game draws Irish faithful

first_imgWhile the Notre Dame and Alabama football teams prepared for their faceoff in the BCS National Championship, squads of volunteers from the opposing communities set rivalries aside to plant a community garden in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami. Katie Rutledge, service programs manager for the Notre Dame Alumni Association, said the project originated from the desire of the student and alumni community to demonstrate the Christian values of charity and gratitude. “It puts a proper perspective on life,” Rutledge said. “Talking to the volunteers, [University President Fr. John] Jenkins said that the project was a victory for both sides. This rings true, especially now after the loss. The service project and impact will be a win for the community and those who spent time in service during their Miami trips.” Planting season only began recently, so volunteers could not immediately plant a full garden in Overtown. However, the timing did not stop the group from leaving a mark in the community. “Only a few vegetables were planted in the beds – lots of parsley,” Rutledge said. “However, a subset of volunteers planted seedlings into tiny vessels, and once the seedlings are strong enough, they will be transplanted to the raised beds. We also planted flowers to beautify the lot. Roots in the City procured red and white and blue and yellow flowers to represent the two schools.” Around 300 Notre Dame and Alabama fans, alumni and students participated in the planting activities Sunday in addition to the volunteers provided by Roots in the City, the Miami-based organization dedicated to community development, healthy eating initiatives and inner-city beautification as stated on the non-profit’s website. “We had a lot of help from guests at the Camillus House, a shelter which also partners with Roots for a work program,” Rutledge said. “Many of the men work in the gardens on-site at Camillus, and I think their presence added to the experience for everyone. The men were very welcoming and understanding of people like me without green thumbs. They did a lot of backbreaking work, moving 3000 cement blocks and more.” Inspired by the service initiative’s success, Rutledge said she hopes the alumni organization will continue its partnership with Roots in the City. “The CEO of Camillus House is a Notre Dame graduate, so he was very supportive of the project,” she said. “We hope to start a [Summer Service Learning Program] for students at the Camillus House.” While the event required extensive planning, Rutledge said the opportunity to have an impact of the community made it worthwhile. “We knew that we would have a great turnout,” she said. “Keeping 300 people busy for three hours – especially Domers who always come ready to work – takes a lot of preparation.” This year’s urban garden initiative continues an Alumni Association tradition to sponsor a service project preceding bowl games, Rutledge explained. She said she hopes the service work will continue going forward regardless of where Notre Dame finds itself in the postseason. “It’s an honor to be in charge of providing service opportunities for alumni at these big athletic events,” she said. “There’s an obvious desire to serve among alumni and students, as evidenced by the turnout.” Contact Aubrey Butts at [email protected],Despite the disappointing outcome of the BCS National Championship on Jan. 7, Notre Dame students and fans brought South Bend to South Beach for an entire weekend to support their Irish against the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. Tens of thousands of Notre Dame fans descended on the greater Miami area in the days leading up to the game, including a star-studded Jan. 5 pep rally featuring such Irish legends as Lou Holtz, Joe Theismann and Mike Golic that attracted an estimated 20,000 fans to South Beach. Junior Pat Wall said the Notre Dame presence in Miami was impossible to miss. “Walking up and down the main street in South Beach … was just like walking through the quad on campus,” Wall said. “You knew someone everywhere you would go. The amount of Notre Dame fans in Florida that week was unreal. It seemed as if we moved South Bend to South Beach and I had the time of my life.” Senior Ellen Carroll, who spent a week in Florida with her friends, said Irish spirit was rampant throughout the greater Miami area. “It was like the entire school had an extra spring break in Miami,” she said. “The crowd was huge everywhere you went and the number of Notre Dame fans was overwhelming. I hadn’t realized before going down to Miami just how large the Miami area is … but you couldn’t go anywhere without running into people you knew and Notre Dame fans who wanted to talk to you.” Carroll said she and her friends attended the Jan. 6 concert on South Beach featuring country group Dierks Bentley and hip-hop artist Flo Rida. “They shouted out to the crowd to see if there were more Notre Dame or Alabama fans in the audience, and the Notre Dame fans were easily twice as loud as the Alabama fans,” she said. “It was pretty incredible to be able to travel so far from our school … and feel the same sense of family and school pride that we always have here on campus.” Sophomore Christian Knight said the beachside concert was a highlight of his trip to Miami. “While Flo Rida isn’t exactly the most musically talented artist, just being on the beach with over half the Notre Dame student body was unforgettable,” he said. Carroll said the experience of supporting the Irish in Miami reinforced her love for the University and the members of its family. “I never thought that I would have the chance to [watch Notre Dame play in the national championship] as a student here, and I was so proud to be able to tell people I met that we were students at Notre Dame,” she said. Knight, who received a ticket to the game as a birthday present, said his favorite part of the championship experience was the gameday activities leading up to the ultimately ill-fated matchup against Alabama. “Being able to sleep on the beach, attend several Notre Dame tailgates and attend the national championship game all on the same day … was one of the most unforgettable experiences I will ever have,” he said. Wall said the extended gameday allowed more time to tailgate with friends and Notre Dame alumni. “It was impossible to move 10 feet without running into someone I knew, had class with or just recognized from around campus,” he said. “There were so many alumni tailgating who loved to talk … about their experiences at Notre Dame, and I loved getting to hear about their college experience.” Regardless of the final outcome of the game, Knight said he “would relive that weekend 100 times over.” “There is nothing better than treating winter break ‘domesickness’ with a weekend in South Beach with all my closest friends from all across the country,” he said. Carroll, who attended the game after receiving the ticket her younger sister won in the student lottery, agreed the experience was memorable whether the Irish football team was victorious or not. “I’ve never experienced such an exciting pre-game atmosphere before,” she said. “The game itself was pretty painful to watch after the first couple minutes, but I would 100 percent go again if given the chance.” Contact Kristen Durbin at [email protected]last_img read more

Best Mountain Town Video Series: Part IV

first_img Best Mountain Towns of the Blue Ridge: Part IV from Blue Ridge Outdoors on Vimeo. Bristol, Va./Tenn. has long been named the Birthplace of Country Music, but was just recently voted Best Music Town by our readers. Never heard of this border town? If you’re a fan of Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family Fold, and Ernest Stoneman but have never heard of Bristol, you just might  want to catch up on your history in our November issue. Check out this final spot for BRO-TV’s Best Mountain Town Video Series to get a taste of Bristol’s current music scene. Our voters definitely hit the nail on the head when they crowned Bristol Best Music Town. Soundtrack provided by Amythyst Kiah. Additional footage provided by Two Rivers.last_img read more

Queen supports Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group report

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Head of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II, at the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia. Photo: Annaliese McDonough/ Commonwealth SecretariatPERTH, Australia — Head of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II, in opening the three-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia, on Friday, made an unusually pointed reference to the report by the Eminent Persons Group (EPG), which has recommended the creation of a Commonwealth commissioner for democracy, the rule of law and human rights.”I wish heads of government well in agreeing further reforms that respond boldly to the aspirations of today and that keep the Commonwealth fresh and fit for tomorrow,” the Queen said. ”We should not forget that this is an association not only of governments but also of peoples.”The EPG was established by Commonwealth leaders in 2009 to look at how the Commonwealth might be updated and made more relevant and has recently completed a report on the status and future of the organisation.Women’s and youth empowerment; women’s political participation; intra-Commonwealth trade; HIV/AIDS; a Youth Corps and the need for greater co-ordination among the Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Foundation and Commonwealth Designated Organisations are key areas of focus in the report. Other topics included the role of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) and the need for the increased engagement of this body in order to preserve Commonwealth values. A need was also identified for the establishment of a Commonwealth Commissioner for the Rule of Law, Democracy and Human Rights to effectively support and implement the work of the secretary-general and CMAG.Disagreement had arisen earlier this month over whether or not the report should be released to the public prior to the Commonwealth heads of government meeting (CHOGM) in Perth.“Inexplicably, current chair-in-office, the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, decided that the reports should be kept secret,” Canadian Senator Hugh Segal said.Sir Ronald Sanders, a former high commissioner for Antigua and Barbuda to Britain, who, along with Segal, is a member of the EPG, said the absence of comprehensive information has led to misinterpretations.A handful of government representatives have chosen to focus on the Commissioner for Democracy, the Rule of Law, and Human Rights, wrongly suggesting that the holder of the post will be a “policeman” playing a “punitive role,” Sanders said.The Queen’s words have been interpreted as an unusually direct message to the nations that oppose the creation of the commissioner.However, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard indicated on Friday that the commissioner was unlikely to be established, in favour of a compromise to strengthen the powers of the CMAG, which consists of the foreign ministers of nine member states and was established in 1995 to deal with persistent or serious human rights violations by Commonwealth states.The EPG had argued in its report that the commissioner was needed as well. ”The Commonwealth is in danger of becoming irrelevant and unconvincing as a values-based association,” the group said.Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Britain have been pushing for the establishment of the commissioner.The opposition is led by India, Sri Lanka, South Africa and other African nations. Other recommendations by the EPG include a call for the 41 Commonwealth nations that treat homosexuality as a crime to scrap these laws. It says they are an abuse of human rights and make treating HIV/AIDS more difficult.By Caribbean News Now contributorcenter_img Share 22 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Queen supports Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group report by: – October 29, 2011last_img read more

West Florida Men’s Golf finishes 4th out of 15 teams at the Sharks Invitational

first_img Share West Florida Men’s Golf finishes 4th out of 15 teams at the Sharks Invitational Oct. 16, 2007PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The West Florida Men’s Golf team finished in 4th place at the NSU Sharks Invitational, just fives strokes out of first place. The event took place on Monday and Tuesday of this week, and was played in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Barry University was the team champion with a score of 886, while the Argos were very close behind with a score of 891. Nova Southeastern (the host school) and Valdosta State were tied for Second in the very competitive tournament with a score of 887.The Argos were in first place with a 290 score after round one, with Barry and Nova Southeastern one stroke back at 291. Barry University took the lead after an outstanding second round, as the Argos were tied for 3rd place six strokes back, at the end of round two. Valdosta State had the best team score during the third round to sneak ahead of UWF. The playing conditions were tough as the wind was blowing strongly, especially on Tuesday. The course is a challenging one, even without the wind, so scores within two or three above par were considered outstanding.Coach Steve Fell was somewhat pleased, “We played alright, certainly not terrible, and we had a chance at winning. This tournament showed the value of each shot, as one shot here or there could have made a very big difference.” Just five strokes separated the top four teams. Barry University is the defending National Champion, while Nova SE, Valdosta State, and the Argos, are all top ranked schools.Individually, West Florida had three players finish in the top 10. Matthew Galloway (Sr. / Valrico, Fla.) finished 7th individually with a five over par 221, while Tobias Rosendahl (Fr. / Sweden) and Kyle Scott (Fr. / South Africa) were six over par with a 222, to tie for 8th place. Rosendahl was in second place at -1 after the first round. Coach Fell was pleased with his young players, “One of the bright spots this fall, was the play of our freshmen (Rosendahl and Scott). They had really solid fall tournaments.”Brent Witcher of Valdosta State was the overall winner with a three under par 213. Witcher also had the best round (69) during the second round, while his teammate Jason Flowers had the tournaments best round of 68 on Tuesday. The Argos Kevin Cooper (Fr. / Tallahassee, Fla.) finished with a 226 score, which was good for 19th place, while Federico Damus (Sr. / Argentina) tied for 26th place with a score of 230. There were 75 golfers in the event, which included several top 25 schools in Division I.The tournament concluded the fall schedule for UWF. Coach Fell was pleased overall, “where we are right now is fine, but we have some work to do. We know we can be very good this spring, and we hope to peak at the right time.” Until then, the Argos will hit the weight room and stay conditioned. As Coach Fell explained, “To play 36 holes in one day, you need to be physically and mentally strong. This is an endurance sport, and it can be an advantage to be physically fit, because it can help the mental approach throughout the match.” Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more