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Willard Library Annual Appeal

first_img  You can be a part of this success with your gift to Willard. By making your contribution today, you can become part of Willard Library history.  Your gift will help to launch programs showcased in the Gallery and theatrical and celebratory events in the rejuvenated Willard Library Park. But most importantly, plan to attend with your family and friends.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare    As the oldest public library in the State of Indiana and one of the oldest libraries in the Midwest, Willard Library is unique among cultural icons in the City of Evansville—everything from its historic architecture, the rare and expansive local history archives, to the unique programs for children and adults.   In 2015, Willard Library, one of Evansville’s premiere cultural destinations, opened its first ever building expansion since its opening in 1885.  The Browning Gallery in this addition now serves as an indoor venue for library events and the Park’s role as an outdoor entertainment space has been elevated. This year the Browning Gallery in Willard Library and the Willard Park were host to over 20,000 visitors!    We are excited to announce that on June 21-22, 2019, Willard Library will expand these offerings and will host a free, regional event that will celebrate Evansville history in a grand way! The centerpiece to this Heritage Days Festival will be an original play about the life and times of library founder, Willard Carpenter, written by an award winning New York City playwright. In addition to the theatrical performances, there will be fun activities, historical re-enactors, music, and other sideshows befitting a Victorian street fair! last_img read more

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CCO ANNOUNCES FIRST 2015 “MOLE AWARD” AWARD WINNER

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The City-County Observer is excited to announce our “Outstanding Community Services Award” (“MOLE AWARD”) winners for 2015. This years awards luncheon is held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B. The registration begin at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 26, 2015.  Reservations for this event may be obtain by calling Mollie Drake Schreiber at 812-760-4233 or e-email her at [email protected]  Deadline for registration is  October 15, 2014.  Last years event was a sellout.THIS YEARS FIRST OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICES (MOLE AWARD) WINNER is Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kiefer.Mr. Kiefer has a strong understanding of business planning, financial analysis, project management, and Commercial Development and Brokerage services. Mr. Kiefer has personally worked on many construction projects including the development of high end apartments, medical and other commercial offices, and retail strip and shopping centers over the years. Kiefer joined Hahn Real Estate Services as a General Partner in September 2008.   Since joining Hahn Realty, Joe has worked on numerous projects including medical and business offices, shopping centers, and land development.  Currently, he is working on developments for several big box stores, three medical development projects, and an apartment development from the ground up.  As of January 1, 2015,  Mr. Kiefer became the owner and managing broker for Hahn Realty Corporation and in April the name was changed to Hahn-Kiefer Real Estate Services.Government Experience 2012 – Present Vanderburgh County Board of CommissionersCurrently serving in his 2nd year as the President of the BoardSpearheaded renovations of the Old CourthouseCurrently working with the Burdette Park Advisory Board to do improvements to the park.Worked across party lines to improve and lower the cost of county insurance.2008 – 2011 Elected to the Vanderburgh County Council – Member, At-LargeServed as both President and Vice President of the County Council.Serve on various committees including Personnel and Finance Committees.2000 – 2007 Evansville City Council Member, At-LargeImplemented government accountability program (City View).Served on various committees including: Finance, Salary Review, Public Works, Information Technology, Area Plan Commission, and Evansville Urban Transportation Study Committee.Education BS in Manufacturing & Construction Technology Indiana State University,  Master’s in Arts & Liberal Studies University of Southern Indiana,  Master’s in Public Administration Indiana State University.Affiliations and AchievementsBoard Member of the Indiana Right to Life. Indiana Board of Commercial Realtors, Graduate of Leadership Evansville,  YMCA Metropolitan Board and Downtown YMCA Board, Past Advisory Board Chairman of Banterra Bank, Past Evansville Economic Development Commission,  Committee Member of SW Indiana Chamber of Commerce,  Past Loaned Executive for United Way and Indiana University School – Evansville School of Medicine Advisory Board.Please take time and vote in today’s “Readers Poll”. Don’t miss reading today’s Feature articles because they are always an interesting read. Please scroll at the bottom of our paper so you can enjoy our creative political cartoons.  Copyright 2015 City County Observer.   All rights reserved.   This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without our permission.last_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Busts Out Warren G Cover In The Middle Of ‘In The Kitchen’ [Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Closing out Umphrey’s McGee‘s Midwest run in Louisville, Kentucky in the beautiful, stoney Iroquois Amphitheater, the energy, which radiated consistently through every song and improvisation, of the night was unmatched from the previous shows.“Flamethrower,” the introductory tune, easily transitioned into a “Wappy Sprayberry.” The intensity moved into a crowd screaming “Got Your Milk” and finished off with a well polished “Attachments,” a tune they debuted at the Dominican Holidaze in 2015. “FF” slowed the overall pace up until its improv that pushed the enthusiasm of the audience and the band into a jazzy “Mail Package.” “When the World is Running Down, Make the Best of What’s Still Around,” a cover by  The Police, contained a great build up and change of pace into “Blue Echo,” the spacey song for the evening. The first set concluded with a classic, high peaking “Wife Soup” with the crowd singing along to every word in the chorus. After a much needed and well deserved set break, an in your face “In The Black” started off the set. “Hurt Bird Bath” increased the energy level ten fold then followed a meaningful “Intentions Clear.” “Kimble,” a classical piano composition by Joel Cummins, came next and was heavier than usual. “Phil’s Farm” had two improvisation parts: a very dark metal section and a calming, building jam. Jake Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss switched guitars for a powerful “Nopener.” After the switch back to their starting guitars, the second set was concluded with a delicate and heartfelt solo from Brendan Bayliss in “August.”The guys brought Midwest love to the encore by playing “In the Kitchen.” It sandwiched one of the most entertaining scenes from the night, a cover of Warren G’s “Regulate.” Andy Farag and Brendan Bayliss rapped the duet, and afterwards Kris Myers sang “I Keep Forgetting” lyrics by Michael McDonald to go along with the song’s melody. The band wrapped up the show by returning to “In The Kitchen” for the finale.Check out the full setlist below!Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Iroquois Amphitheatre, Louisville, KC – 8/6/16Set One: Flamethrower > Wappy Sprayberry > Got Your Milk (Right Here), Attachments, FF > Mail Package, When the World Is Running Down You Make the Best of What’s Still Around > Blue Echo > Wife SoupSet Two: In the Black, Hurt Bird Bath, Intentions Clear > Kimble, Phil’s Farm > Nopener, AugustEncore: In the Kitchen > Regulate > In the Kitchenlast_img read more

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Out of context

first_imgBy Wayne McLaurinUniversity of GeorgiaThe “Plant Society for the Uninformed” could become the largest plant society in the world. It encompasses all of us. Well intentioned, we’re always growing plants without thinking about their environmental context.We try to grow plants that look good in the mall, plants that come from all over the world. We don’t pay attention to their original environment but are sure we can make them grow in our backyards.Some of us want to grow only “native” plants. As I hike Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina (yes, there are beautiful places within 40 miles of Clemson), I see all types of native plants growing along the ridges and beside creeks.They’re natives, but can I grow them in my drought-stricken backyard when they grow along streams in the wild? I wish I could. Not a chance! Even though they’re natives, their particular growing conditions must be met.I visit the great Northwest and see all of the wonderful plant types and say to myself, “Maybe it will grow if I give it special attention.” But Georgia has neither the rainfall nor the temperature of the Northwest.Moreover, if I brought it home, there would probably be one of those giant banana slugs attached, a pest that in our milder climate might multiply and start an epidemic. We do not need more pests!Colleges of agriculture in each state test plants’ growth under that state’s growing conditions and recommend the plants that grow best. Tests are done on all plants — vegetables, fruits, ornamentals, cotton, corn, peanuts, soybeans, turf grasses.It’s important to find out which plant will do best in a particular place. If a plant doesn’t make the grade, it’s tossed off of the recommended list.If the plant you want to grow isn’t on the recommended list, you have alternatives. One of the best sources of information is to ask gardeners in your area. I’ve found very few growers who weren’t overjoyed to share growing experiences and be honest in their recommendations.The only warning I have is to make sure you have enough time to listen to other stories — you know, “the giant pumpkin,” or, “Remember the time my picture was in the ‘Market Bulletin’ with the 6-pound sweet potato?”If you want information on growing plants in Georgia, visit the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Extension Service Web site at www.ces.uga.edu and click on “Publications.” Click on alphabetical or subject listings and follow the instructions.My own garden stories? Maybe I’ll write a book when I retire and have time. No, I’ll be too busy working with that New Zealand plant I just know will grow back there by the fence near the compost pile.last_img read more

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Webb Police: Binghamton man dies in snowmobile crash

first_imgThey say the crash happened at around 8:30 p.m. in the hamlet of Stillwater. Police say that prior to their arrival, the victim, 55-year-old Jon VanDeusen of Binghamton was located by a Mercy Flight Medevac helicopter. The helicopter was able to direct first responders to the scene. WEBB, N.Y. (WBNG) — Authorities in the town of Webb responded to a snowmobile accident on the Stillwater Reservoir Thursday night. Once authorities arrived, it was determined that CPR had been initiated by fellow snowmobile riders the victim was with, but was unsuccessful. Police believe VanDeusen was driving the snowmobile and struck a large ice heave. Authorities say the vehicle became airborne, causing unknown injuries to the victim.center_img Assisting at the scene was Big Moose Fire Department, Mercy Flight Central and, Lewis County Search and Rescue and employees at the Stillwater Hotel. Town of Webb police say the investigation is ongoing at this time.last_img read more

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Example of confirmation of accommodation reservation proving entry into the Republic of Croatia for tourist purposes

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism has published an example of confirmation of accommodation reservation / charter services / etc. proving entry into the Republic of Croatia for tourist purposes. Name and surname of the owner of the accommodation service provider / company name:(Name and surname of the owner of accommodation / company)Object / company address:(Address of the accommodation / company)Type of service: (example – accommodation service)(Type of service):Service and recipient information:Name and surname of the customer of the service:(Name and Surname of the buyer of service)Number of people for whom the service was purchased: (example- 4)(Number of persons for whom the service is purchesed)Period for which the service was purchased (date from / to): (example – 01.06.2020 – 15.06.2020.)(Period for which the service is purchased (date from / to))  Although it seems like unnecessary information, people in practice often wander around and don’t know what a booking confirmation should look like. We now have an official confirmation of the layout of the form, ie what it must consist of, to which we must add our data or memorandum. Provider information: Therefore, the booking confirmation should contain the following information: Attachment: Example of confirmation of accommodation reservation / charter services / etc. which proves entry into the Republic of Croatia for tourist purposes The booking confirmation can be printed in the form of a document or e-mail, and the guest must have it when entering the Republic of Croatia and show it at the border crossing. last_img read more

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Fee earners 2000

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Indonesian urban consumers more optimistic than global peers: Survey

first_imgTopics : “Indonesian consumers are actually quite optimistic and intend to spend more in the future. And we can see that from a global perspective, that optimism is not shared,” PwC retail and consumer leader Peter Hohtoulas said during a webinar on Thursday. The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected Indonesian consumer’s purchasing power, as many have lost their jobs while businesses and factories ground to a halt. A significant decrease in consumer spending is evident by recently released data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS) that said household spending contracted by 5.51 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the second quarter of this year. The Indonesian government has rolled out programs to cushion the economic impact of the pandemic. Among others, it is subsidizing electricity fees to accelerate recovery in business operations and household spending. Indonesian consumers’ optimism is particularly unique as more consumers in Indonesia have been financially affected by the pandemic in comparison to global consumers.  According to the PwC survey, 65 percent of the Indonesian respondents said they had experienced a decrease in household income, meanwhile, only 45 percent of the global consumers reported likewise. The decrease in income is also accompanied by an increase in household bills, including expenses for food and electricity. Around 63 percent of Indonesian consumers say they have experienced an increase in household bills, while that figure is 41 percent for global consumers. Peter explained that the optimism was mainly driven by the country’s younger cohort, including millennials. Being a country with a relatively young population, the future of consumer spending looked good from an Indonesian perspective, Peter said. “Consumers will come back to the market and we have seen this in other markets as they have opened up,” Peter noted, adding that despite the positive signals, businesses would still need to plan with cautions as a rebound might be short-lived due to new outbreaks.center_img Indonesian urban consumers are more optimistic than their global peers despite more consumers being impacted financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey has shown. According to the recently launched Global Consumer Insights Survey 2020 by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), 64 percent of Indonesian consumers say that they are going to spend more over the next few months, compared to 33 percent seen in the global survey results.Respondents in Europe, for example, are fairly more pessimistic, with 71 percent saying they will either spend around the same or less in the upcoming months. Meanwhile, the same survey said 19 percent of Indonesians would spend around the same and 17 percent of respondents said they would spend less.  last_img read more

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Human rights review session gets under way in Barbados

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 10 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share NewsRegional Human rights review session gets under way in Barbados by: – June 30, 2011 By Cathy LashleyBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados will continue to advocate for the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms.This was emphasised by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, as she delivered the feature address on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of a regional seminar on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), co-sponsored by the Human Rights Unit of the Commonwealth Secretariat.Reminding her audience that Barbados attached great importance to human rights issues, McClean disclosed “that in February 2011 we were able to enact the Transnational Organised Crime (Prevention and Control) Act, which seeks, inter alia, to give effect to the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children.“Barbados supports the global fight against human trafficking which it sees as a human rights issue. It is a form of modern day slavery which has no place in the comity of civilised nations. For these reasons, Barbados is committed to employing the resources at its disposal in this important effort.”She, however, pointed out that human resource constraints remained the major impediment to Barbados being able to complete its human rights reporting “in a timely manner”. The foreign affairs minister noted that this was the main reason for the length of time it was taking to implement some of the recommendations arising from the UPR Review in 2008.“We remain unable to commit in the short-term to signing on to new treaties, primarily because of the human and financial obligations that attend thereto. However, as we have stated in other fora, Barbados will continue to give thoughtful consideration to signing and ratifying those treaties and optional protocols that are within the limits of its capabilities and where the reporting obligations are not excessively onerous,” McClean stated.Nevertheless, she said that Barbados had accepted 15 of the 21 recommendations of the Human Rights Council, with the others being under consideration.Regarding one recommendation of the working group that Barbados should establish an independent Human Rights Commission, in accordance with the Paris Principles, the senator mentioned that plans were in train “to strengthen the Office of the Ombudsman and review the extent to which the mandate of the Ombudsman may be expanded”.However, she added that in spite of the strides made in relation to human rights issues, she conceded “there is still much work to be done,” and expressed the hope that in the next few months concrete steps would be taken to implement many of the voluntary commitments.“While we were able to establish a Human Rights Unit within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in April 2010, we have had to do so from existing resources and so far we have not been able to dedicate those resources exclusively to human rights issues,” she said.The minister indicated that Barbados remained committed to the Universal Periodic Review process conducted by the Human Rights Council, since it represented an opportunity for all states — large and small; old and new — to assess and address the state of human rights in their countries.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

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UPDATE: Salybia villagers report ‘ball of fire crash into sea’

first_img Share Tweet Share Share 23 Views   4 commentscenter_img LocalNews UPDATE: Salybia villagers report ‘ball of fire crash into sea’ by: – May 21, 2012 Sharing is caring! Coast guard officials, Fire officers and officers of the Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority are still combing the Salybia area trying to figure out what occurred there early Monday night.Last evening villagers reported that they had seen a “ball of fire crash into the sea” in the vicinity of the Barana Aute in Salybia.While speculators claimed that it could have been an aircraft, Police spokesman sergeant John Carbon who spoke to Dominica Vibes News late Monday evening could not confirm that this had occurred.He explained that there were no reports of any missing aircrafts from the Air Traffic Control Centre in Guadeloupe; however, they have deployed police officers to Salybia to investigate.Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority reported this morning that after an evening search was conducted with assistance from French authorities, nothing had been found. “Up to this present point we have no reports of anything being found. Once the report was made it triggered our response system; we notified the French authorities and our local coast guard and we responded along with the fire service and searches were carried out last night. Up to very late last night nothing was found”.Bardouille also confirmed sergeant Carbon’s earlier report that all aircrafts were accounted for.“In terms of the official traffic coming into Dominica last night, all traffic reported based on our counterparts in the French territories; all traffic that they had was accounted. So officially all the traffic was accounted for so up to this point we have nothing missing”. According to Bardouille, another search will be conducted this morning to ensure that they have covered all their bases.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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