FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail CITY-COUNTY OBSERVER “ANNUAL COMMUNITY AWARDS” LUNCHEON WAS AN AROUSING SUCCESS This year’s “Annual Community Achievement Awards” luncheon held yesterday at Tropicana-Evansville was a rousing success. Every table was filled with people who were there to support and cheer for their favorite CCO awards winner.The United States Senator Mike Braun was the City-County Observer keynote speaker for this “Annual Community Achievement Awards” luncheon. Senator Braun really impressed those in the audience with his down-home speech about what he has experienced since he been in office.Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch’s introduction of United States Senator Mike Braun was spot on. It’s obvious that Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch is very well thought of by those in attendance.Former Vanderburgh County Sheriff, past United States Congressmen and Vectren Executive Brad Ellsworth, did a superb job as the Master Of Ceremonies for this event.Gina Morre Moore mesmerized those in attendance with her rendition of ‘Amazing Grace.”The pubic auction conducted at the end of this luncheon by CURRAN/MILLER generated several thousand dollars that were donated to “Cops Connecting With Kids” charity.This event was a compete for a sellout.Pictured below from left to right are: Tthe City-County Observers 2019 “Community Achievement Awards” winners are: Margaret Koch, Vanderburgh County Commissioner Ben Shoulder, Steve Hammer, EPD Sergeant Jason Cullum, Christine Keck, The Honorable Vanderburgh County Superior Court Judge Margaret “Maggie” Lloyd, Brad Ellsworth, and United States Senator Mike Brawn.
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Indiana Can Help Nationally To Fight Opioid Addictionby Former State Representative Gail Riecken What great news that President Trump has committed national attention to the problem of opioid addiction.His commitment supports what we all appreciate has been a critical issue for some time. As an article in Thursday’s New York Times explains – “About as many Americans are expected to die this year of drug overdoses as died in the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.” (‘Opioids, a Mass Killer We’re Meeting With a Shrug’ by Nicolas Kristof, New York Time, June 22, 2017,A friend recently sent me the article and it immediately brought back fine memories of the accomplishments of the former Attorney General, Greg Zoeller, his team and the State legislature in advancing the cause to decrease opioid use by Hoosiers.Attorney General Zoeller and his administrative team assembled medical and mental health professionals, educators, legislators, victims and law enforcement to study and make recommendations. They then took the most important step. Zoeller’s team effectively worked to push those recommendations into policy and legislation.Some of the legislative and policy focus areas I remember included promoting the use of Narcan by first responders, reducing the incidence of babies born dependent on drugs (NAS), decreasing excessive long term use of Methodone in addiction treatment, and encouraging best practices in treatment while those serving sentences are still incarcerated.The AG’s office made a real difference.The icing on the cake came when then Governor Mike Pence established his own task force to deal with the issue. Some saw it as “Johnny-come-lately” but many of us saw it as “Atta boy, Governor”. With his endorsement he raised the discussion to a new level in Indiana.It is just that kind of involvement I am counting on in his relationship with the President.In fact, I hope more than anything that the Vice President is whispering in the ear of the President now about how successfully Indiana has been addressing the issues. And then, I’m hoping the President directs his pick to head up his task force, Governor Chris Cristie, to take a trip to Indiana.The author of the same article wrote, “… it’s bizarre that Republicans should be complacent about opioids, because the toll is disproportionately in red states — and it affects everyone.”Well, Governor Cristi, I see that as an open invitation to come to Indiana!The present Attorney General, Curtis Hill,jr is again prioritizing the fight against drug addiction. With some of the same team members from Zoeller’s adiministration still on board, I know the chances for continued success are great. I am sure they can help Gov Christie jump start the President’s task force and quicken the whole process of making sweeping changes in national policy and legislation.It is past time to help reduce these terrible statistics and offer those affected and their families a new start in life.Well, that’s the view from someone who used to be involved on the inside and now looks at issues from the view outside.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Pecks Beach Village in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in November 2012 in Ocean City, NJ.The City of Ocean City is seeking applicants for volunteers to fill three unexpired seats on the Ocean City Housing Authority.Three commissioners resigned after the most recent Housing Authority meeting. See “City Gets $1 Million But Loses Three Housing Authority Commissioners.”Information on the positions is as follows:Filing deadline: Monday, June 9, 2014To apply: Complete a Citizen Leadership e-FORMPurpose: The Ocean City Housing Authority is an independent body responsible for the ownership and management of Public Housing in Ocean City in accordance with state and federal guidelines. The Board of Commissioners are responsible for the oversight of finances and policies. Housing authority commissioners must complete five courses within 18 months of appointment.Vacancy: Fill three unexpired termsMeetings: Six times per YearDuties: More on duties of commissionersMail completed Citizen Leadership Forms to City Clerk Linda MacIntyre at:[email protected] mail/drop off at861 Asbury AvenueOcean City, NJ 08226
== Peter’s new pasties ==Peter’s Food has teamed up with Pilgrim’s Choice as it introduces pasties to its newly launched Premier Range, being rolled out from April to June. The four new varieties are The Pilgrim’s Choice Cheese & Spring Onion, Cornish, Chicken, and Pork & Cider. They will be available in Tesco and Sainsbury’s as well as chip shops, stadiums and service stations.== Seen to be green ==Muntons has come 41st in The Sunday Times Top 60 Best Green Companies awards. The supplier of malt and malted ingredients has moved up two places in the table since last year, with judges noting its aim to save 12% of energy for each ton of product manufactured by 2010 and reports it is way ahead of its target.== SuperCups’ van move ==Vending services supplier, SuperCups has added two new Mercedes-Benz vans to its fleet of commercial vehicles. Sittingbourne dealer Sparshatts of Kent delivered the Sprinter 311CDIs to the company, which supplies businesses and schools across the south-east with vending machines, water coolers, hot and cold drinks and snacks.== A for Anjels supplier ==Cotswold-based artisan bakery Columbine Cakes has achieved Grade A BRC Accreditation. The family business, based near Moreton in Marsh, produces the Four Anjels brand of handmade biscuits and cakes.== Bakery to coffee shop ==Celebrating 21 years in business this year, Friar Mill Bakery group has launched a new coffee shop on the site of the first retail bakery shop it established in Plymouth. The new outlet has an outdoor terrace and capacity for 40 covers.
Foodservice and retail bakery supplier Rich Products has started consultations over plans to make up to 100 roles redundant because of the impact of coronavirus.The business has also revealed that managing director David Hunt left the business “by mutual agreement” at the end of April. Hunt has been replaced by Hazel Tomkinson, Rich’s innovation and development director, who has assumed the role of interim managing director.Tomkinson joined Rich’s last year from Adelie Foods. She has worked for businesses including Mars, where she rose to the role of global R&D director.“At present, Hazel Tomkinson is working closely with our UK business leadership team to ensure we are responding to the current market dynamics in the right way for our customers and associates,” said Rich’s.Meanwhile, the business has entered a 45-day collective consultation with staff at its Andover site over proposals that place 100 roles at risk of redundancy.Rich’s consolidated all its production at the 13-acre site last year, where a purpose-built factory houses six production lines and a state-of-the-art development kitchen.The company told British Baker that, although bakery sales across the grocery and out-of-home markets were beginning to rebuild, the impact of Covid-19 on coffee shops and cafés had been “dramatic”.“As a result, we must ensure our workforce is the right size for our current business and are therefore restructuring across all functions,” explained a spokesperson. “This restructure also completes the planned consolidation of our workforce that began with the move from three manufacturing sites to our Andover hub in 2019.”The company added that its long-term UK growth ambitions remained in place.“We have already adapted our product range to meet new consumer needs as a result of the coronavirus and are currently holding positive conversations with customers to plan for the second half of this year.”
Read Full Story Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has been awarded a $14.1 million, four-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test the effectiveness of an innovative checklist-based childbirth safety program in reducing deaths and improving outcomes of mothers and infants in 120 hospitals in India. The program was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and HSPH.Atul Gawande, associate professor in health policy and management at HSPH and a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and co-principal investigator Jonathan Spector, research associate in health policy and management at HSPH and a neonatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, are leading the BetterBirth clinical trial. The study will evaluate the impact of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist program at hospitals in Uttar Pradesh, India.The HSPH team worked with the WHO Departments of Patient Safety, Reproductive Health and Research, and Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health to develop the Safe Childbirth Checklist program, which is expected to be released later this year. The checklist program aims to improve the safety of the mother and infant from the moment the woman enters a hospital, through labor and delivery, to discharge home.The one-page checklist features “pause points,” natural break points in the flow of clinical care when the medical team confirms that essential tasks have been performed. The checklist program targets the major killers of mothers and babies worldwide. For mothers, those include bleeding, infection, elevated blood pressure, and prolonged or obstructed labor. For babies, it’s asphyxia, infection, and complications of prematurity.
For many college seniors, there seem to be only two options for life after graduation: getting a job or continuing education. However there exists a third option, postgraduate service, especially popular for University of Notre Dame students. 2011 alumna Catherine Scallen is currently a recruitment associate for Catholic Volunteer Network. Catholic Volunteer Network is an organization of service programs that “fosters and promotes full-time national and international service opportunities for people of all backgrounds, ages and skills,” according to the organization’s website. “Catholic Volunteer Network supports and enhances the work of its membership by providing training and resources, networking opportunities, and national advocacy,” it states in the organization’s mission statement.”The Recruitment Associate position is a six-month program for two students who have just finished postgraduate service,” Scallen said. In this position, Scallen and the other associate travel to different schools around the country and talk about their personal volunteering experiences. “We’re essentially road-warriors,” she said. For a year after graduation, Scallen worked with Good Shepherd Volunteers as a marketing assistant at HandCrafting Justice, an organization dedicated to economic justice and fair trade products. At the end of her year of service, Scallen began looking for “real” job options, she said. “The service year is a very intense immersion experience, but I didn’t feel that I was done processing my experience and no jobs stood out to me,” Scallen said. Scallen said she likes the mission-oriented nature of the job at the Catholic Volunteer Network, as well as getting to work with service program directors and coordinators. “I love getting to spend more time with these people, who are so unique”, she said. Scallen, who studied Spanish and American Studies, says her involvement in many of the Center for Social Concerns programs as an undergraduate encouraged her to pursue postgraduate service opportunities. “I did a Summer Service Learning Program between my freshman and sophomore years, and it got me hooked,” she said. “I did an Urban Plunge, and between my junior and senior years I interned at a nonprofit in Minnesota.” To students considering postgraduate service, Scallen said she highly recommends getting involved as an undergraduate, utilizing the Notre Dame alumni network and doing research. Contact Catherine Owers at [email protected]
—– Dispatchers tell 12 News the Endiott Fire Department and the Broome County Sheriff’s Office are on scene. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Emergency crews are responding to a building at 307 Arthur Ave. in Endicott. Smoke can be seen emitting from the residence. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Emergency ces have blocked off parts of Arthur Avenue as the fire department works to put out the flames. Fire officials have not told 12 News if anyone was inside the home, but we’ve learned that no one was injured. 6:01 P.M. UPDATE: 12 News has a crew at the location. This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for further information.
Total expenditures for business trips last year amounted to HRK 3,66 billion, of which HRK 875 million related to business trips in Croatia and HRK 2,79 billion abroad. The average number of overnight stays on business trips is 4,8, of which 3,5 in Croatia and 5,9 overnight stays per business trip abroad. In 2018, the population of Croatia aged 15 and over made 5,9 million one-day trips, of which 4,9 million (82,5%) were private and 1,0 million (17,5%) business. The most common motives for going on a private multi-day trip are a vacation at sea (1,4 million trips or 31,2%) and a visit to relatives and friends (1,3 million trips or 30,6%). In 2018, 1,7 million people or 46,5% of the Croatian population aged 15 and over were on at least one private multi-day trip. On private multi-day trips, the population of Croatia aged 15 and over realized a total of 24,7 million overnight stays, of which 16,1 million overnight stays (65,0%) were realized in Croatia, and 8,7 million (35,0%) on trips abroad. An average of 5,7 overnight stays per trip. The average number of overnight stays in Croatia was 5,8, and 5,6 overnight stays abroad. According to the type of accommodation, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in non-commercial accommodation facilities (16,2 million overnight stays or 65,6%), of which 9,9 million overnight stays were with relatives and friends, and 6,0 million with own holiday homes overnight stays. Total expenditures on private multi-day trips amounted to HRK 8,7 billion, of which HRK 3,9 billion (44,7%) in Croatia and HRK 4,8 billion (55,3%) abroad. The average expenditure per private multi-day trip amounted to HRK 2. Most nights spent in non-commercial accommodation 5,9 million day trips made In 2018, 1,9 million or 53,5% of the Croatian population aged 15 and over did not travel on private multi-day trips. The most common reasons for not going on private multi-day trips (possibility of multiple answers) were: lack of financial resources (51,0%), health reasons (28,4%) and lack of free time due to family obligations (17,7%). In 2018, 8% of the Croatian population went on business multi-day trips In 2018, there were 299 thousand people or 8,2% of the Croatian population aged 15 and over on at least one business multi-day trip. A total of 923 thousand was realized business travel, of which 424 thousand trips (45,9%) were in Croatia and 499 thousand (54,1%) abroad. A total of 4,3 million private multi-day trips were made, of which 2,8 million (64,0%) were in Croatia and 1,6 million (36,0%) abroad. Most people traveled abroad to Bosnia and Herzegovina (21,7%), Germany (13,3%), Slovenia (9,6%), Italy (9,2%) and Austria (7,9%), according to the data. Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). In 2018, 53% of the Croatian population did not travel, mostly for financial reasons The average expenditure per trip was 2.000 kuna
Comment Lucas Torreira nearly joined Napoli from Sampdoria instead of Arsenal in the summer of 2018 (Picture: Getty)‘It must be said that this year the whole team is not doing well. But I believe Arsenal wants to keep him.’Torreira came close to Napoli in the summer of 2018 but the the Serie A club were gazumped by Arsenal’s £26million offers.Napoli, along with Milan, are monitoring Torreira’s situation carefully ahead of the January window with a view to making an offer that could tempt Arsenal into selling.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘It is true, Napoli wanted him, but there was economic distance between their offer and Arsenal’s,’ Bentacur added.‘Carlo Ancelotti personally tried to take him to Naples and if talks with Arsenal had broken down, he would’ve gone to Napoli. However Arsenal was his choice, English football was more suited to his skills.”‘Torreira felt bad about missing out on the move to Naples. Why? Because he is Uruguayan, and because he wants to close his career at Boca Juniors, and Napoli is very similar in atmosphere to Boca.’Has Unai Emery wasted Lucas Torreira? Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Dani Ceballos boosts Arsenal’s hopes of securing permanent transferMORE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan takes major swipe at Unai Emery and accuses Arsenal boss of wasting him Unai Emery has changed Lucas Torreira’s role at Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)Lucas Torreira is unhappy with Unai Emery for changing his role in the Arsenal side, according to the Uruguay international’s agent.The former Sampadoria impressed last season and his combative style helped establish him as a firm favourite with his new fans.Torreira won man of the match awards against Liverpool and Tottenham when deployed at the base of midfield with Arsenal finally appearing to have found the defensive screen they had been lacking for so long.Emery, however, was reported to have wanted former Stoke City star Steven Nzonzi ahead of Torreira and this season has stationed the 23-year-old in a more attacking position, much to the player’s dismay.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Anything is possible in football,’ his agent Raffaele Bentancur told Radio Marte. ‘Torreira is happy at Arsenal, although the change in role has not made him happy. Lucas Torreira unhappy with Arsenal manager Unai Emery, confirms agent Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 16 Nov 2019 10:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares