May 3

IS IT TRUE APRIL 20, 2016

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE that Supit Ying MossI wanted an opportunity to respond to an article in last Saturday morning Courier and Press that reported on an incident that allegedly accused her husband,  Dr. Richard Moss, of misdemeanor battery 23 years ago and she has just responded to set the record straight.IS IT TRUE she acknowledges they have had a few marital spat, over the years but at no time were there any physical contact between her and her husband? …she also states that there were no battery occurred then or at any time during her time together with her husband?  …we just posted a copy of Mrs. Supit Ying MossI  letter she sent to the Evansville Courier and Press and also posted it in the CCO with her permission?  …we  posted Supit Ying MossI letter without opinion, bias or editing?IS IT TRUE the Evansville Courier & Press editor announced over the weekend, the Courier will host a debate between Cheryl Musgrave and her opponents competing for the Vanderburgh County Commissioner seat in the Republican primary?  …the debate will be held Wednesday April 27, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Browning Room in Central Library?  …you can bet that the real Mayor of Evansville Carol McClintock and her husband hand picked candidate Alex Schmitt will be primed and ready to go to answer the debate questions?IS IT TRUE we can’t wait to see  how Mr. Schmitt will explain to those attending this debate why his present financial problems and his unemployment status qualifies him to serve on the  Vanderburgh County Commission?  …we would also like to know if Mr. Schmitt ever had similar issues when he lived in other cities?IS IT TRUE if “First Lady” McClintock and Mayor Winnecke’s hand picked candidate Alex Schmitt wins the Vanderburgh County Commission primary race people are  saying that they will officially take political control of Evansville and Vanderburgh County alike?  …In essence if this happens we will have a consolidated government? IS IT TRUE a recent switch for a retirement program from Nationwide to Voya-Wells Fargo has upset some County employees?  …at yesterdays County Commission meeting  some County employees say they don’t  want their plan to change,?  …some county employees attending this meeting alleges  that there may be a conflict of interest on behalf of County Commissioner Joe Kiefer’s  because his son is one of the brokers listed  on this retirement deal thats now handled by Voya-Wells?  …its alleged  that Commissioner  Joe Kiefer son is set to receive an undisclosed amount of commission from this deal? IS IT TRUE that  County Commissioner President Bruce Ungethiem said county officials are examining the deal to see if it can be stopped?  … County Recorder Z Tuley asked for the commissioners to stop the change?  …Jim Ethridge, a retired deputy prosecutor, spoke on why he feels why the deal was mishandled by commissioners.?  … Mr. Ethridge statement that Commissioner son is making money off this deal,”  was spot on?IS IT TRUE that former Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Jim Ethridge charged that Commissioner Joe Kiefer son Joe Kiefer II is an employee at Wells Fargo and was one of two brokers who closed the deal?   …Commissioner Kiefer did abstained from all votes and public discussion related to this retirement plan?  … that Mr Ethridge also stated “Just because you abstained does not mean you don’t have a conflict of interest?    …this is a developing story?IS IT TRUE our announcement that Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding was selected the third 2016 CCO  “Community Achievement  Award” winner got the attention of our many thousands of CCO readers?  …the article on Sheriff Wedding was viewed by a whooping 6,760 CCO Facebook readers and 1,719 on line CCO readers?  …it looks like we made an outstanding  choice in selecting Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding as one of our 2016 “Community Achievement Award” winners”?FOOTNOTE:  Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Friday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT 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: How would you rank Governor Pence job performance over the last several years?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

December 20

Arion Is Chosen Name for Mascot of Rio 2011 Military World Games

first_imgBy Dialogo October 12, 2010 Excellent article, it does a good job explaining important information to know about our pet. Hugs from Colombia. Arion. This will be the name of the mascot for the Rio 2011 Games. In voting that mobilized 81,537 people over twenty-two days, in the entire country of Brazil and even abroad, the winning name received 41,069 votes, a difference of 15,730 votes over the second-place finisher, Turi, which had 25,339 votes. Finishing third was Super-Pax, with 15,129 votes. Arion, of Greek origin, means “The one who has energy.” The three options that were put to a vote were selected from the results of a survey seeking a name that would express the values and strengths of the armed forces: probity, self-sacrifice, patriotism, truthfulness, impartiality, and the image of the soldier-hero. The main theme of the Rio 2011 5th World Games of the International Military Sports Council (CISM) is the promotion of peace through sports. Therefore, using the magical symbol of the white dove, the cartoonist Mauricio de Sousa used as his inspiration a boy who turns into a Futuristic Military Super-Athlete in order to illustrate this idea. According to the artist, the dove accompanies the boy at all times and brings to life his childhood drawings of toy soldiers, creating the Troop of Peace. In the view of the general coordinator of the Military World Games, Gen. Jamil Megid Junior, the public played a special part in choosing the mascot’s name. “The participation of the public was important in selecting a name that symbolizes the spirit of sports, Brazilian energy, and the athlete’s determination to win.” As part of the project to create Arion, Mauricio de Sousa will offer to the public a 3D drawing, a thirty-second graphic animation, and a comic book, as well as a variety of licensed products showing the mascot, such as a memory game, a puzzle, magnets, pins, and stationery, among many others.last_img read more

September 17

Mason: Lineman’s career as a blogger ends

first_imgWith Saturday’s 36-35 overtime victory over Cal Poly, the regular season for the Wisconsin Badgers is over.So, too, is the career of sophomore center John Moffitt.Well, his blogging career, that is.Since August, Moffitt has written a weekly blog on UWBadgers.com. The Athletic Communications office contacted him before the season began with the idea of writing a total of three blog entries. It started, he explained, as a way to keep fans up to speed with what was going on in the fall camp.But it turned into something much bigger.“It started to take off. I started throwing some funny stuff in there,” Moffitt said. “I think camp was getting a hold of my mind. I was going a little stir crazy. They liked it, so we kind of kept it going.”The blog quickly garnered a fan following, and soon even members of the media — I’m not the only guilty one, apparently — peppered Moffitt with questions about his newfound hobby.“People talk to me about the blog more than football stuff,” Moffitt said. “It’s crazy.”He even wrote a story on SI.com titled “An athlete’s guide to blogging,” in which he offered tips for other athletes to dipping their feet in the blogosphere.What did the other guys on his team thing about his writing?“Some guys say, ‘I like your blog.’ Other guys are like, ‘You’re blog’s awful,’” Moffitt said. “I don’t really care. I just do it. It’s fun. You don’t have to read it — it’s free.”For those who haven’t read Moffitt’s stuff, you should. The guy’s got a sense of humor, and it definitely comes through in the blog. In one post he made fun of coach Bielema’s “next man in” philosophy by pointing out some eerie similarities in the appearances of several teammates.In another, he laid out the “Ten Commandments of Offensive Linemen” — my favorites are “V: Thou shalt always be blamed… even if it’s the defense’s fault,” and X: Thou shalt only get pity dates or blind dates.”In his final blog, Moffitt actually got a little serious. He reflected on the senior offensive linemen — Kraig Urbik, Erik Vanden Heuvel and Andy Kemp — and how he’s going to miss them. He also discussed what he took away from the blog.One of those things he learned is just how tough it is to come up with original content week in and week out, especially with the monotony of practices.“Football — it’s scheduled. Everything is the same every week,” Moffitt said. “It’s hard to try to find things that stick out to you.”So his solution to the problem was to write about the subject he knows best: himself. In one entry, he told readers about his plans for his upcoming 22nd birthday — which involved eating half a sheet cake — and about why he’s so old for a sophomore.“I feel like if you make fun of yourself, no one’s going to get upset or offended. It’s what you can take,” Moffitt said. “I think that’s one of the safest bets. But I’ve got nothing left to say about myself. I’ve torn myself apart.”After talking with the 6-foot-4, 323-pound sociology major about his blogging, I had to ask him how a hack like him could get his writing published by Sports Illustrated when most sports writers — myself included — may never get that glory.“I don’t think I’m a great writer or anything like that,” Moffitt said. “I have no clue. Your guess is as good as mine.”As much as Moffitt has enjoyed the blog and everything that’s come with it, he said he’s pulling the plug on it all. One season was enough.“I’ve enjoyed it. I don’t even know if I can keep going with it because I don’t even know what to say anymore,” he said. “I’m not looking to be a blogger for the rest of my life. It really was fun while it lasted, but I think this is probably going to be the end of it.”Tyler is a senior majoring in journalism. Were you a frequent reader of John Moffitt’s blog? Share your thoughts on it with Tyler at [email protected]last_img read more

August 26

Whicker: Austin Barnes emerges from the depths, helps Dodgers win Game 2

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Barnes worked Jeffress to 3-and-1 and took a strike. The 3-and-2 pitch was a low 80s curveball, the same one Jeffress had used to strike out Yasiel Puig. Fearlessness was required to take it. To strike out looking would be the worst kind of defeat, short of a double play.Instead, Barnes let it settle down and away, for ball four. He trotted to first, Manny Machado trotted home, and it was 3-2.Grandal then pinch-hit into an inning-ending double play. But that was a mere postponement. Turner, just when you were wondering if it was time for him to emerge, smoked a two-run homer off Jeffress in the eighth. He held the bat high, like a torch, as the ball descended.“To see how he controls at-bats, that’s next-level stuff,” Barnes said.“He’s probably the face of it,” Roberts said, “the glue of our team.”As in Game 1, the Dodgers had rebelled against the Milwaukee bullpen. They are 12 for 25 against it, and that includes an 0-for-13 start. But stats lie hollow without results. Actually, they just lie. Who knows what happens, or doesn’t, if Barnes lets the bases stay loaded?“It popped out of his hand a little bit different,” Barnes said, referring to ball four. “It started one way and went the other. I didn’t think any of the pitches were that close, to be honest.”He also had to call pitches for eight pitchers.“That can be exhausting,” he said. “I’m going to sleep well on the plane. You have to have a plan for each guy, take into consideration what each guy has.“I haven’t had the year I did last year. I’ve just had to deal with it and stay ready.”But the Dodgers benefited from Milwaukee’s case of bullpenitis[comment=” (cq)”], which becomes a national outbreak every October.Miley, who had beaten the Dodgers 1-0 in July, gave up a single to the second hitter he faced (Turner) and another to the 19th (Chris Taylor). The other Dodgers were 0 for 17 with no walks, and none got to second base. They were jerking Miley’s changeups harmlessly or taking surprise fastballs down the middle. It was the starkest bit of baseball hypnotism since “The Naked Gun.”But Miley left in a two-out situation after his 74th pitch. The Brewers went to right-handed power pitchers. And the game reverted to Dodgers speed.Perhaps this game was lost when lefty Josh Hader worked three innings on Friday instead of two. Perhaps, with the off days, the Brewers’ ’pen will still be mightier. But the Dodgers relievers won the weekend.They have given up two runs in 9-2/3 innings, both solo home runs.“The Milwaukee guys have power arms,” Barnes said. “But the more you see them, the better idea you get. We saw that last year in the World Series with (Brandon) Morrow and our guys.”“I’m speaking for them,” Roberts said of his relievers. “I know that they’re taking this personal. There’s not a lot said about them. But when you look across the diamond and you see people doing the same thing you’re doing and they’re getting more notoriety or whatever, people have pride.”The Dodgers go to Walker Buehler, their best arm, on Monday. By now the Brewers know they have to beat him and 24 others. He was an apt symbol for the difference between the smooth cruise of last season and the rutted road of this one, between a .289 average with an .895 OPS then, and a .205 and a .619 now. He also went from 38 RBIs to 14.Would the season last long enough for Barnes to chime in? The regular season wouldn’t. The postseason would. Thanks to the behind-the-plate shakes that Yasmani Grandal suffered Friday night, Barnes got his chance against Wade Miley, the Milwaukee left-hander.Roberts vaguely mentioned some “history” Barnes had with Miley, but actually that consisted of 1 for 4.  And Barnes was as ineffectual as all the Dodgers in the 5-2/3 innings that Miley was allowed to pitch.But in the seventh inning, Barnes came up with bases loaded, one out, one run in and the Dodgers trailing 3-1. Without a win, L.A. would need to win four of five to escape the National League Championship Series.So when Barnes looked out at Jeremy Jeffress, the normal Milwaukee closer, this was real life. There were no pinch-hitters to rescue, no place to put Barnes.center_img MILWAUKEE — Dodger Depth is a cliche by now. Manager Dave Roberts almost apologizes for using it.But catchphrases don’t become shopworn unless they’re true.On Saturday, the Dodgers went to the bottom of the manifest.Austin Barnes had not started a game since Sept. 23. In 2017 he started 14 of the 15 postseason games.last_img read more

August 16

Emir Sulejmanović Signs for Barcelona

first_imgEmir Sulejmanović is a new member of the Barcelona basketball club. The talented player signed a 5 year contract (3+2), after a short probation period in the ranks of one of the greatest European basketball clubs.Last night, after a long negotiation of the Catalan Diva and Slovenian Olympia where young Bosnian basketball player spent the last season, it was definitively confirmed with a positive outcome.In the previous period, Sulejmanović has mainly performed for the young team of former Slovenian Championship, while for seniors generally he has had a modest playing time.It is not yet known how much Barcelona will pay for his documents, neither how much the player will earn in Catalonia.Remember, Sulejmanović has not yet earned the right to play for the national team of BiH because of problems with paperwork.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

November 16

World Cup 2019: Pakistan need lightning to strike Bangladesh team, jokes Mohammad Yousuf

first_imgFormer captain Mohammad Yousuf is hoping for some kind of divine intervention so that Pakistan can qualify for the semi-finals of the World Cup 2019. Pakistan need to bat first and beat Bangladesh by atleast 311 runs in their final group game to stand a chance of advancing to the knockouts.The equation became nearly impossible for Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side after England thrashed New Zealand by 119 runs at Chester-le-Street on Wednesday to reach the last four.New Zealand is currently two points ahead of fifth-place Pakistan, whose final group game is against Bangladesh on Friday, but is highly unlikely to lose its place in the top four because of a far superior net run-rate than its rival.”Pakistan is already out there are no doubts about it. But what if lightning strikes the Bangladesh team so that they are not able to play anymore or fall down. Or they become unfit all of a sudden. What if we have to chase just 10 runs in 1 over, if such a situation arises only then can we qualify.”The current scenario is very difficult. Even if you’re playing against a lowly-ranked side, winning by 316 runs against them is not going to be easy. Otherwise we can only pray for the lightning to strike the opposition team,” Mohammad Yousuf joked on a local news channel in Pakistan.Mohammad Yousuf “we need lightning to strike the Bangladesh team” #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/xnKWPnSKzqSaj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) July 4, 2019For Pakistan to qualify, they need to bat first and beat Bangladesh by atleast 311 runs if they post 350 on the board, or beat them by 316 runs if they post 400 or win by 321 runs if they manage a total of 450.advertisementIf Pakistan bowl first then they will be knocked out even before the first ball is bowled at Lord’s on Friday. New Zealand meanwhile, will qualify if Bangladesh beat Pakistan on Friday. They will also qualify if Bangladesh lose by a lesser margin than the ones mentioned in the scenarios above.Also Read | Why it is nearly impossible for Pakistan to reach World Cup 2019 semi-finalsAlso Read | World Cup 2019: How the points table looks like after England reach semi-finalsAlso Read | I should have won the Australia match for Pakistan, rues Imam-ul-HaqAlso Read | Never depend on others: Fans heartbroken as Pakistan’s World Cup semi-final chances all but overlast_img read more

November 9

Madrid rejected €150m PL offers for Asensio – agent

first_imgTransfers Real Madrid rejected €150m Premier League offers for Asensio – agent Dejan Kalinic 10:01 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) MarcoAsensio - Cropped Bongarts Transfers Real Madrid Premier League Primera División The Spain star is a target for some of England’s biggest clubs after a season when he was not an automatic starter in the Spanish capital Real Madrid have rejected two offers of €150 million (£131m/$176m) for Marco Asensio, according to the star midfielder’s agent.Asensio, 22, started just 19 of his 32 La Liga appearances this season, scoring six goals.The Spain international re-signed with Madrid last year, extending his deal until 2023 with a reported €700m (£613m/$820m) release clause. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now His agent, Horacio Gaggioli, said Thursday there had been significant interest in Asensio.”Madrid have received two offers for Marco Asensio, up to €150m, but the club rejected them,” he told Cadena SER.”He has an extraordinary future.”Asensio arrived at Madrid from Mallorca in 2014, although he has only spent the past two seasons at the club after initial loan spells.The 10-time Spain international has been linked to numerous Premier League clubs and his agent confirmed the offers had come from England.”You can imagine that they come from England because they can afford it without any problems,” Gaggioli said.”They could even raise it.”last_img read more

October 28

10 months agoEverton boss Marco Silva: Winning most important thing in FA Cup

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton boss Marco Silva: Winning most important thing in FA Cupby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton did enough to see off FA Cup opponents Lincoln City 2-1 on Saturday.Ademola Lookman, with his first goal in 394 days, and Bernard put the hosts ahead inside 14 minutes but they struggled once Michael Bostwick pulled one back.”First, we achieved the main thing which was to play the next round in the competition,” Everton manager Marco Silva said.”It looks in some moments that we didn’t like to have a quiet afternoon. But for 20 minutes we did well, we started with intensity, with some good moments, the second goal was a good finish.”After that we lost focus completely and gave them hope and is something that has happened with our team during the last few games and is something we have to stop as quick as we can.”He added: “The game is always open until we score the third goal, we didn’t score the third goal but we achieved the main thing to be in the next round.” last_img read more

October 12

India boasts world’s 2nd largest start-up ecosystem

first_imgUnited Nations: India has the second largest start-up ecosystem in the world and the median age of founders of these enterprises is only 31 years, a youth delegate from India said at the UN. India’s young population is scripting remarkable success stories, said youth delegate Seema Pujani at an interactive round-table on ‘Looking to the Future: A dialogue on the High-level Political Forum (SDG) Summit’ during the ECOSOC Youth Forum here on Tuesday. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIndia today has the second largest start-up ecosystem in the world, she said. “With a median age of about 29 years, India is one of the youngest countries in the world. As a substantial segment of the Indian electorate, the youth stand to influence policymaking in the country. “The median age of founders of these enterprises is only 31 years. Youth in India are also behind forging new alliances and partnerships across the government, civil society, business and academia which are critical for achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” Pujani said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostYoung Indians are overcoming challenges and shining bright in all walks of life, she said. “Be they athletes like Dipa Karmakar and Hima Das or countless young entrepreneurs, artists, authors, engineers, doctors, lawyers and civil servants, India’s young population is scripting remarkable success stories and making confident strides into the future,” the youth delegate said. Pujani pointed out that youth empowerment and inclusive social development are at the heart of flagship programmes of the Indian government that seek to target gender equality, increased access to financial services, digital connectivity, skill development and higher education, universal health coverage, sanitation and housing for all. India is also among one of the first countries to launch a comprehensive programme for its 250 million adolescent population, focusing on reproductive and menstrual health, she said, adding that so far, close to 7300 Adolescent Friendly Health Clinics have been established and around six million adolescents availed services in a year in the country. Pujani stressed that even as individual countries make their own efforts, international political commitment and resource mobilisation towards capacity building and technology transfer in the areas of education, health and employment generation would have to be forthcoming. “This is an integral part of 2030 Agenda. We hope that collectively we can make the right choices in realising full potential of today’s youth and ensuring sustainable future for all,” she said. On combating climate change, she said that in India, the aim is to achieve development in a sustainable manner by harnessing renewable energy and efficient use of resources. Despite the country’s huge developmental challenges and limited availability of energy, it is taking leadership in this area including international initiatives such as the International Solar Alliance, Pujani said. “Our domestic efforts in expanding solar power have already brought down unit costs substantially to make it competitive. Young people in India are taking leadership role in environmental conservation, especially in the area of waste management,” she said, adding that global action based on equity is crucial to combat climate change and achieve sustainable development envisaged in 2030 Agenda.last_img read more

September 28

Womens Basketball Kelsey Mitchell sets career 3point record in Ohio State win

Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell takes a shot during the Buckeyes’ game against Washington on Nov. 19. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe No. 9 Ohio State women’s basketball team (6-1) cruised to a 104-62 victory against Florida Gulf Coast (6-1) behind senior guard Kelsey Mitchell’s 34-point performance in the second round of the Play4Kay Showcase on Thursday in Las Vegas.On her fourth triple of the game, she passed Connecticut’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis to become the Division I all-time leader in career 3-pointers made. She went 11-for-15 from the field and hit 7-of-11 3-pointers. Ohio State had no issue scoring and jumped out to an early 32-9 lead after the opening quarter. It made 58 percent of its shots and Florida Gulf Coast converted just 35 percent of its shot attempts.That discrepancy extended beyond the 3-point line. The Buckeyes hit 14-of-24 shots from beyond the arc. The Eagles also made 14 3s, but attempted 42 triples.The Buckeyes dominated the glass for the second game in a row, though no player had more than six boards. Ohio State held a 47-29 rebounding advantage and scored 42 points in the paint, while the Eagles had just 16 points in the paint. Ohio State forward Stephanie Mavunga added 14 points, and guards Linnae Harper and Asia Doss dropped 17 and 10 points, respectively. Doss led the game and set a career-high with eight assists and zero turnovers.Forward Rosemarie Julien and guard Taylor Gradinjan each scored a team-leading 15 points for Florida Gulf Coast.The Buckeyes will take on the winner of Stanford and Belmont in the finals of the tournament at 11 p.m. Saturday night. In the first round on Thursday, Ohio State beat Memphis 100-69. read more