first_imgTodays “Readers Poll” question is: Should the EPD Administration sit down with the FOP leadership and let them address their grievances in a professional, rational and candid manner?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, Channel 44 News, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT Jobs” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO dailyIf you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] IS IT TRUE that the First Ward City Council race is shaping up to be interesting?  …that candidate Tim O’Ryan (R) has a fundraiser coming up hosted by a long list of Republican officeholders including State Reps, County Officials  Mayor, City Councilmen, etc?IS IT TRUE that 1st Ward City Council candidate Ben Trockman (D) also has an upcoming fundraiser coming yo be hosted by two of the biggest Republican families in Vanderburgh County? IS IT TRUE that the Vanderburgh County Commissioners delivered their annual “State of the County” update speeches at Rotary Club this week? …that their presentations were well-received by all attendees?  …many items were discussed such as infrastructure, historic road projects, public safety, tourism, and economic development?  …that it’s obvious Commissioners Hatfield, Musgrave, and Shoulders are working together very well?  …we been told that this week “State Of The County” update was most informative, thorough and productive?IS IT TRUE that the First Ward City Council race is shaping up to be extremely interesting? …that candidate Tim O’Ryan (R) has a fundraiser coming up hosted by a long list of Republican officeholders including State Reps, Mayor, City Councilmen? IS IT TRUE that candidate Ben Trockman (D) also has a fundraiser planned in a couple of weeks hosted by two of the biggest Republican families in Vanderburgh County? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” 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?center_img IS IT TRUE that the City-County Observer launched a speaker series in May of 2019 called the Living Outside the Box series?…this speaker series was named after a book by the same name that was written by Joe Wallace who has served as a content contributor to the CCO for roughly 10 years now?…this speaker series has promoted numerous business interest and each one draws bigger crowds?…this month the speaker will be John Dunn who is one of the legacy entrepreneurs in greater Evansville, Indiana?…a capacity crowd is expected to see Mr. Dunn discuss his personal philosophies on business and life?IS IT TRUE that on October 25th, the CCO will host  their annual “Community Achievement Awards” luncheon at Tropicana-Evvavsville and it is going to be much larger than normal to hold what is expected to be a record-setting crowd?…the keynote speaker will be announced soon and it is a man of accomplishment in both the business and political world?…this keynote speaker is seen often on television and will be recognized by all?…it is now confirmed that Joe Wallace will be in attendance and is enthusiastically looking forward to visiting his former home and meeting the esteemed speaker?… Wallace will be available to autograph his books for any attendees who buy one or bring one that they already have with them?IS IT TRUE since his book was published in April, Mr. Wallace has visited many California cities, Dallas, Denver, Evansville, Charlotte, New York City, Phoenix, Newark, Philadelphia, Rome, Florence, Athens, Ephesus, and Madrid as an author?  …Living Outside the Box has not only launched as a #1 Category seller on Amazon but now has readers in 41 American states plus the countries of Japan, Mexico, Canada, France, England, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Spain?…one speaking event drew approximately 5,000 people and he is looking forward to a little rest and relaxation during a weekend in Evansville?IS IT TRUE we are told that a candidate for the Evansville City Council will be requesting that the Evansville City Controller provide him with an accounting breakdown of all Invoices and Unrecorded Liabilities for 2017, 2018 and 2019?IS IT TRUE we wonder if anyone in city government can explain to us the rationale of increasing the Local Option Income Tax and taking away some of our Homestead Tax Credit while spending $750,000 on Penguin exhibit at the Zoo?IS IT TRUE we look forward to City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr giving members of the Evansville City Council a detailed and accurate breakdown on how much it will cost the city taxpayers to subsidize the Evansville Thunderbolts during the 2020 hockey season?IS IT TRUE it’s obvious that the City of Evansville doesn’t have a revenue problem but they do have a spending problem? IS IT TRUE that many people feel that it’s time for the EPD Administration to sit down with the FOP leadership and start addressing their grievances in a professional, rational and candid manner? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Ashtead and Forum Complete Joint Venture

first_imgAshtead Technology and Forum Energy Technologies have completed their joint venture, with effect from January 03, 2018.As part of the transaction, Forum Energy Technologies contributed its subsea rentals business, which traded as Forum Subsea Rentals.The business, which will trade as Ashtead Technology, will service all major subsea hubs from its bases in Aberdeen, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, London and Houston.Allan Pirie, CEO of the combined business, trading as Ashtead Technology, said: “With a fleet of 19,000 assets valued in excess of $139 million, and the ability to service all major subsea hubs, we become a business of significant scale and enhanced capability that is well placed to support our customers’ project requirements.“We are ready and looking forward to helping address our customers’ challenges head-on.”last_img read more

Catalan separatists burn pictures of Spanish king

first_imgThe unrest comes days before Spain’ssecond general election this year. The far-right Vox party leader, SantiagoAbascal, went further and called for Catalan president Quim Torra to be“arrested, handcuffed and brought before the courts.” (BBC) Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez saidthat if his Socialist party were re-elected, he would change the law to make itclear that organizing an unsanctioned independence referendum was a seriouscrime. The leader of the main oppositionPeople’s Party, Pablo Casado, said he would lead a conservative government“whose legs don’t shake” when it comes to addressing the separatist issue. BARCELONA – Thousands of Catalanseparatist demonstrators have taken to the streets of Barcelona in protest at avisit by Spain’s King Felipe VI. Separatist protesters burned pictures of Spain’s King Felipe VI. EPA Protesters lit a bonfire on a major roadand burned pictures of the king. Some banged on kitchen pots and chanted“Catalonia has no king!” The region has been hit by weeks ofprotests triggered by the jailing of separatist leaders last month. Sunday’s poll aims to break thestalemate that emerged from the last one in April.last_img read more