Pink Filofax to raise funds for Breast Cancer Campaign

first_imgPink Filofax to raise funds for Breast Cancer Campaign Howard Lake | 3 August 2005 | News  35 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Personal organiser brand Filofax has teamed up with Breast Cancer Campaign (BCC) to develop a special edition bright pink pocket organiser, with £2 from the sale of every organiser being donated to the charity.The pocket leather-look organiser includes relevant material from the charity including ntroduction pages with the latest breast awareness advice BCC; ‘Guardian Angel’ stickers to place in your diary, as a reminder to check your breasts on a monthly basis; and special pink dividers, ruler and paper.The special edition BCC Filofax is on sale nationwide for £20 with £2 from every organiser sold being donated to the charity. Advertisement This month the organiser will be joined by a special edition BCC pink lacquer organiser pen to complement the organiser. This costs £20 with £1 going to BCC.Filofax has raised over £38,500 for Breast Cancer Campaign since June 2004, when the special edition organiser was first launched. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Trump Signs 2018 Farm Bill

first_img Previous articleState Chemist: More to Growing Hemp than a SignatureNext articleKnow Your Fields’ Risks When Going to Conventional Corn Eric Pfeiffer SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Dec 20, 2018 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Trump Signs 2018 Farm Bill SHARE Trump Signs 2018 Farm BillPresident Trump signed the farm bill, formally known as H.R. 2, the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” into law on Thursday during a White House ceremony. The five-year bill sets agriculture policy and reauthorizes farm, conservation, nutrition, rural development, agricultural trade, as well as many other programs. The legislation also removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, which legalizes hemp production.In a statement released by his office, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said:“This is a great day for our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers, as President Trump’s signature on this bill is a Christmas present to American agriculture.  Farmers take financial risks every year as a matter of doing business, so having a Farm Bill in place gives them peace of mind to make their decisions for the future.  Since early talks on this Farm Bill began back in 2017, I’ve always believed it would be more evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, and that has borne out to be true.“The bill bolsters farm safety net programs, protects federal crop insurance, and maintains strong rural development and research initiatives. The legislation reinvents the Margin Protection Program for dairy producers, providing a boost to coverage levels and a reduction in premiums after the program fell short in the 2014 Farm Bill.”Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler issued the following statement:“Today’s signing of the farm bill is a victory for farmers in Indiana and rural America. At a time when farmers are facing tough economic conditions, this bill provides certainty over the next five years and some assurance as they start planning their 2019 crop.“I’m pleased the bill reinforces crop insurance and commodity programs, both of which are important tools for farmers in managing their operations. It prioritizes funding for conservation, export and research initiatives, which are other areas critical to our efforts. One component I’m particularly excited about is that it establishes a national foot and mouth disease vaccine bank. This is something Indiana farmers and farm organizations have been requesting for a long time.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Trump Signs 2018 Farm Billlast_img read more

AP OPINION: House GOP chief unfamiliar with QAnon?

first_img Previous articleEssential Quality among 326 horses nominated to Triple CrownNext articleTips for achieving the top 2021 home trend: Warm interior design Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 AP OPINION: House GOP chief unfamiliar with QAnon? Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Twitter TAGS  Local NewsUS News WhatsApp WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy is claiming he’s unfamiliar with an extremist conspiracy theory whose adherents joined the violent assault on Congress and hunted for his members as well as Democrats. He says he’s not even learned how to pronounce it. This, despite his denunciation of the same conspiracy theorists months ago. Rep. KEVIN McCARTHY: “Q-on, I don’t know if I say it right. I don’t even know what it is.” — comments Wednesday defending Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene despite her history of making absurd and racist statements, some aligned with QAnon beliefs. THE FACTS: McCarthy knew enough about QAnon to denounce it in a politically expedient moment after the Democratic National Convention in August. In a Fox News interview then, McCarthy was asked if he was worried about candidates with fringe or racist views who, like Greene, had won Republican primaries. He held up the Republican Party as the model for how to deal with such outliers. “Let me be very clear,” he said. “There is no place for QAnon in the Republican Party. I do not support it.” McCarthy accused Democrats of indulging members who are anti-Semitic and said: “I think the Democrats should take a lesson from the Republicans and stand up to those things that are un-American and are wrong.” Moreover, he said, “When a member of the Republican Party says something that we believe is not about the party of Lincoln, we remove them from committee.” But that’s not at all what happened Wednesday at a closed Republican meeting convened by McCarthy. He rebuked Greene’s views but did not revoke her committee assignments. Afterward, he defended her by saying she had criticized QAnon at the meeting. The House planned to vote Thursday on whether to strip Greene of her committee assignments after McCarthy declined to do so. In contrast, the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, has assailed her “loony lies” as a cancer in the party. Until Thursday, Greene had been defiantly unrepentant, declaring “I will never back down.” But on the cusp of the House vote on her future, she expressed regret for some “words of the past” without apologizing for them and said she didn’t believe some of the views she had spread. The Georgia Republican has an ample record of expressing racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim views. She also floated a baseless conspiracy theory that falsely suggests the 2017 mass shooting that killed 58 people at a Las Vegas music festival might have been staged to build support for gun control. She questioned whether the 2012 mass murder of children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, among other mass shootings, was real. She “liked” Facebook posts that advocated violence against Democrats and the FBI and raised the idea of shooting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the head. She once declared the “stage is being set” for someone’s suggestion that former President Barack Obama be hanged. QAnon is centered on the core lie that top Democrats are involved in child sex trafficking, Satan worship and cannibalism. ——— EDITOR’S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures. ——— Find AP Opinions at http://apnews.com/APFactCheck Follow @APFactCheck on Twitter: https://twitter.com/APFactChecklast_img read more

Police searching for woman connected to grocery store theft

first_img By Odessa American – May 18, 2021 The Odessa Police Department is reportedly looking for a woman involved in a theft at a grocery store.The reported theft happened at 8:09 p.m. May 4 at the United Supermarket located at 1350 E. Eighth St., an OPD press release stated.Investigation showed that a woman reportedly concealed $112 worth of merchandise inside of her purse and exited the store without making any attempt to pay. The woman left the scene in a gray Nissan Altima.OPD has released a photo of the woman that can be seen at tinyurl.com/2a5vyf5k.Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Ofc. D. Morgan or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 21-9000223. WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Twitter Previous articleNYT podcast producersNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 18, 2021 Odessa American Facebook Police searching for woman connected to grocery store theft Pinterest Local News Facebooklast_img read more

‘State Should Not Be Impulsive Like An Ordinary Citizen In Defamation Matters And Invoke Sec 199(2) CrPC To Throttle Democracy’ :Madras HC Quashes Cases Against N Ram & Ors [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop Stories’State Should Not Be Impulsive Like An Ordinary Citizen In Defamation Matters And Invoke Sec 199(2) CrPC To Throttle Democracy’ :Madras HC Quashes Cases Against N Ram & Ors [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 May 2020 2:59 AMShare This – xIn a significant judgment underscoring the importance of press freedom, the Madras High Court on Wednesday quashed the criminal complaints filed against a group of editors and journalists such as N Ram, Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, Siddharth Varadarajan, Nakkeeran Gopal etc.The complaints were lodged in 2012 alleging “criminal defamation against State’ over few reports against J Jayalalitha,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a significant judgment underscoring the importance of press freedom, the Madras High Court on Wednesday quashed the criminal complaints filed against a group of editors and journalists such as N Ram, Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, Siddharth Varadarajan, Nakkeeran Gopal etc.The complaints were lodged in 2012 alleging “criminal defamation against State’ over few reports against J Jayalalitha, the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.Alleging that the reports amounted to defamation of a state functionary, criminal complaints were filed by the Public Prosecutor before the Sessions Court under Section 199(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.Section 199(2) CrPC lays down a special procedure for offences of defamation against state/constitutional functionaries under Section 499/500 of the Indian Penal Code. The complaint is filed by the Public Prosecutor on behalf of the State before the Sessions Court (normal defamation cases are filed before the Magistrate’s Court)The writ petitions filed in the HC challenged the constitutional validity of the government orders granting sanction to the Public Prosecutor to file complaints under Section 199(2) CrPC in respect of the reports.The bench of Justice Abdul Quddhose noted that there is a higher threshold for the State to initiate criminal defamation against citizens, when compared to ordinary cases of defamation inter-se private parties.”The Criminal defamation law is meant for a laudable object in real cases of necessity and cannot be misused by using the State as a tool to settle scores of a public servant/constitutional functionary over his/her adversary. A public servant/constitutional functionary must be able to face criticism. As public servants/constitutional functionaries, they owe a solemn duty to the people. The state cannot use criminal defamation cases to throttle democracy”, the Court observed in the 152-page judgment.The Court added that the State should maintain higher tolerance with respect to criticism, and cannot be “impulsive” to launch prosecution.”The State should not be impulsive like an ordinary citizen in defamation matters and invoke section 199(2) Cr.P.C. to throttle democracy. Only in cases where there is foolproof material and when launching of prosecution under section 199(2) Cr.P.C. is inevitable, the said procedure can be invoked””An individual or a public servant/constitutional functionary can be impulsive but not the State which will have to show utmost restraint and maturity in filing criminal defamation cases. If the State becomes an impulsive prosecutor in criminal defamation matters that too in an era of social media where there are scores of abusive contents made against public figures, the Sessions Court will get clogged with innumerable matters which are sometimes vindictive in nature only to settle scores with opposition political parties”Likening the State to a “parent”, the Court observed :”State is like a parent for all citizens in so far as Defamation law is concerned. It is normal for some parents to face vituperative insults from their children. Despite those insults, parents don’t disown their children quite easily. They always have the hope that their children will mend themselves in the near future. Only in rarest of rare cases when the character and behaviour of their children is irretrievably broken down and irreconcilable, the parents disown them. The attitude of the State with regard to defamation must also be the same as their tolerance level towards its citizens in so far as defamation is concerned must be akin to that of parents. When the state is having other avenues under law to make the offender realise the mistake if any, the criminal defamation law under section 499 and 500 IPC should be sparingly used by the State”.Notably, the judgment referred to the recent speeches delivered by Justice Deepak Gupta, former SC judge and Justice D Y Chandrachud, SC judge, wherein they highlighted the importance of dissent in democracy and criticized the growing tendency to use criminal law to silence dissenting voices.The Court referred to the principles laid down by the apex court in the case Dr Subramanian Swamy vs Union of India regarding the use of criminal defamation. Though the petitioners had also challenged the constitutional validity of Section 499/500 of the Indian Penal Code, the HC did not deal with that aspect, as its validity was upheld by the SC in 2016 in the Subramanian Swamy case.Two weeks ago, the Madras HC had quashed criminal defamation proceedings against a reporter and editor of Economic Times holding that mere inaccuracies in reporting will not amount to defamation, in the absence of actual malic.Level of Scrutiny by Sessions Court under Section 199(2) higherAfter examining the statistics, the court noted that from the year 2012 to 2020, a slew of cases filed totally numbering 226 cases are pending on the file of various Sessions courts till date.Irrespective of political party who is in power, cases under section 199(2) Cr.P.C. have been filed. Due to the mechanical filing of complaints under section 199(2) Cr.P.C., the  Sessions Courts are sometimes clogged with those matters, the Court said.In this backdrop, the Court reminded the Sessions Judges that they have to exercise higher level of scrutiny with respect to criminal defamation complaints by the State.”The level of scrutiny by a Sessions Court under section 199(2) Cr.P.C. is much higher than the scrutiny by a Magistrate under section 199(6) Cr.P.C. Before taking cognizance under section 199(2) Cr.P.C., the Sessions court can even order for further investigation. The Sessions court cannot mechanically take cognizance of the complaint and issue process to the accused. The court will have to independently apply its judicial mind and assess the materials and only if it is satisfied take cognizance of the complaint. The materials assessed shall be indicated by the Sessions Court in its order taking cognizance of the complaint filed under section 199(2) Cr.P.C”Public Prosecutor not to act like a post officeThe Court said that Public Prosecutor should not act like a “post office” to merely file complaints at the directives of the State, and should independently apply mind on the allegations before filing the complaint.”In defamation cases filed under Section 199(2) Cr.P.C., the public prosecutor plays a very vital role. The role is very special because in those matters, the public prosecutor plays a dual role both as a person representing the public servant/constitutional functionary as well as a public prosecutor. Therefore, the cardinal principles mentioned supra will have to be strictly adhered to by the public prosecutor while filing complaints under section 199(2) Cr.P.C”.Ingredients of defamation missingThe Court noted that in all the cases, the core ingredient required for prosecution through a public prosecutor under section 199(2) Cr.P.C. namely “Defamation of the State” is missing. In all the matters, while granting sanction for prosecution to a public prosecutor, the respective sanction orders are totally silent as to whether the state has been defamed on account of the alleged defamation of the public servant/constitutional functionary while discharging his/her public functions, said the Court.”in all the cases which are the subject matter of consideration by this court, the State has sanctioned prosecution in a mechanical fashion by total non application of mind as the fundamental requirement for prosecution under section 199(2) Cr.P.C. namely “Defamation of the State” does not find a place in all the sanction orders. The public prosecutor as well as the Sessions Judge in cases where cognizance has already been taken by the Sessions Court have also not applied their mind independently as the core essence of prosecution under section 199 (2) Cr.P.C. namely “Defamation of the state” has not been satisfied as seen from the sanction orders. On this score alone, all the Government Orders and the consequential complaints for criminal defamation under section 199(2) Cr.P.C. will have to fail”Media should exercise self-regulationThe Court also made few parting remarks on the importance of the media to exercise self-regulation.”Our nation has always respected the role of the media and has highest regard for their independent and truthful reporting. But of late for quite number of years, there seems to be some decay happening in every sphere of democracy including the Media. If the rottenness is not removed sooner than later, it will spread like fire causing great peril to our robust Democracy””The newspaper is a great power, but just as an unchained torrent of water submerges the whole countryside and devastates crops, even so an uncontrolled pen serves but to destroy. If the control is from without, it proves more poisonous than want of control. It can be profitable only when exercised from within”Case DetailsTitle : Thiru N Ram, Editor-In-Chief, “The Hindu” vs Union of India and connected casesCoram : Justice Abdul QuddhoseAppearances : Senior Advocates P S Raman, I.Subramanian, Advocates P.T.Perumal, Prasanth Rajagopal, S.Elambharathi, M.Sneha, .P.Kumaresan, B.K.Girish Neelakantan for petitioners.Madana Gopal Rao, Central Government Standing Counsel and S.R.Rajagopalan, Additional Advocate General assisted by Mr.K.Ravikumar, learned Additional Government Pleader  Click here to download judgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Major extension to McGettigan’s Hotel given green light

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Major extension to McGettigan’s Hotel given green light Google+ Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic An Bord Pleanala has given the green light for a major extension to McGettigan’s Hotel on Main Street Letterkenny.The Council had already given conditional permission for the redevelopment and extension but that was appealed to the planning board.The application, in the name of Denis McGettigan, sets out plans for the demolition and reconfiguration of the former Milan Nightclub to be replaced by a four story side extension providing 35 extra bedrooms.A new fifth floor will be built on top of the existing bedroom block to provide an additional 26 bedrooms with a new extension to the fourth floor to facilitate a new Spa facility,Local residents expressed concern of an increase in traffic and noise and access for delivery vehicles through the narrow Speer’s lane – the board determined that the development wouldn’t adversely worsen the current situation.Objectors also question if there is adequate parking close to the hotel and expressed concerns that hotel guests may use local roads for parking.Permission has been granted with a number of conditions including restrictions on hours when work will be carried out, final agreement on the external finish of the extension and a fee of almost 18 thousand euro be paid to the council for local infrastructure. By News Highland – November 21, 2019 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleDoherty rejects falling insurance premia claimNext articleDriver caught speeding and drug driving in Burt News Highland Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

USA: Chuck Hagel about His Resignation

first_img View post tag: Maritime Most importantly, we have helped keep this country and our fellow citizens safe. We have sustained the blessings of liberty our ancestors secured and upheld the oath we took. View post tag: about View post tag: Statement You should know I did not make this decision lightly. But after much discussion, the president and I agreed that now was the right time for new leadership here at the Pentagon. <img src=”https://navaltoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Chuck-Hagel.png” alt=”Chuck Hagel” width=”664″ height=”380″ class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-104767″ />The US Department of Defence on November 24th, 2014,  issued the following statement by the US Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, regarding his resignation.I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that this morning, President Obama accepted my letter of resignation. I have agreed to continue to serve as secretary of defense until my successor is confirmed by the United States Senate. I want you to know that I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished together. We have prepared ourselves, our allies and the Afghan National Security Forces for a successful transition in Afghanistan. We have taken the fight to ISIL and, with our Iraqi and coalition partners, have blunted the momentum of this barbaric enemy. We have come to the aid of millions of people around the world who have suffered the ravages of natural disaster and of disease. We have worked tirelessly to sustain our all-volunteer force that has given so much during 13 years of war. And we have bolstered enduring alliances and strengthened emerging partnerships, all the while setting in motion important reforms that will prepare this institution for the challenges facing us in the decades to come. View post tag: Chuck USA: Chuck Hagel about His Resignation There will be time later to say farewell. For now, please know how much I respect and admire your service and that of your families. As I gather with my own family this Thanksgiving holiday — a luxury I realize not all of you will enjoy — it will be the privilege of having worked with you these last two years for which I will be most grateful. Thank you for all you do for this country. God bless you. Happy Thanksgiving.Press Release; Image: Wikimedia Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Hagel November 26, 2014 That work will continue. It must continue. The world is still too dangerous, the threats too numerous, for us to lose focus. And even as I promised the president my full support going forward, so, too, do I promise that I will work hard to support you right up until my last day in office. I owe you that. View post tag: Resignation Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Chuck Hagel about His Resignation Share this articlelast_img read more

“IS IT TRUE” JULY 23, 2019

first_imgWe understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. IS IT TRUE that last year 449,000 Californian’s received jury summons to which they replied “i am not a citizen, therefore i cannot sit on a jury”?  …the source for the jury summons candidates is the Voters Registration list?IS IT TRUE last night the City Council meeting members approved an ordinance that regulated the placement of unsolicited materials on private property?  …starting today unsolicited materials must be left in a mailbox or between a storm door? …it now looks like the Evansville Courier and Press “Extra Savings” free but unsolicited publication can no longer can be tossed on people driveways because it will be in violation of the newly passed City Of Evansville ordinance?  …many people feel that this proposed ordinance is overreaching, unenforceable and bureaucrat?IS IT TRUE that another week has passed in the City of Evansville and it was not a week without the all too familiar violence that seems to have metastasized on the once safe community by the Ohio River?…that shootings and stabbings that sometimes result in death are becoming an everyday occurrence to the point that no one is even surprised when violent crimes resulting in death or injury happen?…stabbings have also become so commonplace that some people who are stabbed don’t even call an ambulance, they just walk to the emergency room closest to them for treatment?  …it must be contagious too as Newburgh and Henderson have had the misfortune of being hosts to violent crimes too while most of the United States is experiencing a falling crime rate in recent history?          …we at the CCO do not pretend to have the solution to this wave of violence but would guess that over the top electric and water bills, illegal drug crisis, lack of education, divorce, affordable housing, and severe limits on good job opportunities all contribute to the malaise?IS IT TRUE that some of our moles have reminded us that many millions of tax dollars dollar continues to pour into downtown Evansville under Mayor Lloyd Winnecke?  …it seems as though the last 10 years have seen such a staggering amount of money borrowed and spent downtown that it should be getting full and vibrant? …for some reason the Potemkin projects are not filling up the empty spaces on Main Street as projected?…the number of dollars dumped into downtown Evansville over the years is mind boggling? …downtown Evansville 20 years ago was dead but still calm and clean? …10 years ago downtown Evansville was dead and dirty? …today downtown is clean, safe but is becoming poised to become vibrant?IS IT TRUE according to  WRDB TV in Louisville, Ky.slots gaming play is a $5.3 billion in wagers has produced about $80 million in taxes, of which about $51 million has gone to horse industry-related funds and programs, leaving a disappointing $29 million in general tax revenue for the State of Kentucky?IS IT TRUE according to WRDB TV, Louisville, the Kentucky Supreme Court will weigh in for the second time in a long-running case challenging the legality of the nearly 3,000 (slot-like) “Historical Horse Racing” machines that have been installed at racetrack-owned venues around the state since 2011IS IT TRUE recently the new owners of Ellis Park announced that they are going to purchase around 900 Instant Historical Racing (slot-like) machines in the near future?       … we wonder if anyone have told the new owners at Ellis Park that the Kentucky Supreme Court will be taking a second look at Instant Historical Racing (slot-like) machines in order to determine if they can continued to be allowed to be played at all the Casinos in Kentucky?IS IT TRUE  that “a lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.”  …this is a quote by the Dalai Lama? Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharecenter_img Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel the ordinance that regulated the placement of unsolicited materials on private property is overreaching, unenforceable and bureaucrat?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site. 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 wayIS IT TRUE that it has been reported that CP reporter Jon Webb whom the CCO commends from time to time for his willingness to call a skunk a skunk was approached about running for Mayor of Evansville on the Democrat ticket?…Webb has written that he is not interested for all of the reasons that people without an ego the size of Texas always give?…the reality in today’s America is that entering politics is an invitation to be personally pilloried by the other party and peppered with lies and speculation from the peanut gallery?…it is difficult to imagine how anyone with a family or a life would open themselves up to the ridicule that elected officials and candidates for office are inundated with?…the time is coming when no one but a pea brained ego-maniac will run for public office?…it may have been true in some places for a long time and the results are showing?IS IT TRUE that it really is beginning to look like the election for Mayor of Evansville is going to turn into a Potemkin election the way the joke of an election in 2007 was?…with a couple of poorly funded candidates challenging Mayor Lloyd Winnecke but no Democrat candidate this year is shaping up to be a wipe out of major proportions?…we will not be surprised if Mole #5 who has seen some straw polls is correct in the assessment that Winnecke will be surpassing the 2007 Weinzapfel wipeout of David Nixon in percentage margin of error?…we also will not be surprised if less than 10,000 ballots are cast as there is no national elections to get out the vote and there is little interest in the election for Mayor of Evansville that is essentially already decided?…debates may be fun to watch but they will not impact the outcome that is already cast in stone?IS IT TRUE that College Professor Edie Hardcastle, PHD is expected to take over the reins as the Chairperson of the Vanderburgh County Democratic Party on this coming Sunday?  …we wish her luck because she is going to need it?last_img read more

Weichert, Realtors’ Jersey City Downtown Office, Top Associates Recognized for…

first_img ×  1 / 2  Natalia Chebalina  2 / 2  Nader Rezai ❮ ❯ Joe Cubias, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that Weichert’s Jersey City Downtown office and several top-producing sales associates were recognized for outstanding performance in December.The Jersey City Downtown office, which is managed by Robert Sanchez, led the Weichert sales region in dollar volume, revenue units and sales for the month. The region is comprised of offices throughout Hudson County and parts of Bergen County. 1 / 2  Natalia Chebalina  2 / 2  Nader Rezai ❮ ❯center_img Individually, sales associate Natalia Chebalina led the Weichert sales region in dollar volume, dollar volume from Weichert.com transactions, revenue units and sales for December.Among teams in the region, the team helmed by Nader Rezai led for dollar volume, listings, revenue units and sales for the month.Nader RezaiInvite these talented neighborhood specialists in to learn about the real estate services offered by Weichert, Realtors. They can be reached in Weichert’s Jersey City Downtown office at 273 Grove Street, or call (201) 333-4443 for more information.last_img read more

Queen Latifah’s New Series Films in Bayonne

first_img× It is very appropriate that Queen Latifah’s show is using New Jersey for production.  Queen Latifah was born in Newark as Dana Owens.  She grew up primarily in East Orange. As an adult, she has lived in other New Jersey communities such as Colts Neck and Rumson.  We are glad that she is promoting television production in New Jersey.  Queen Latifah is a multi-talented person – singer, songwriter, actress, and producer.  We hope she will continue to use her talents to bring positive attention to New Jersey, which welcomes the positive publicity and economic benefits that come from television and film production.The Equalizer is one of many television and film productions that have used Bayonne since the 1990s.  For example, Oz, HBO’s prison drama (1997-2003), was filmed in a former warehouse at the former Military Ocean Terminal.  The cast of Oz included such actors as Lee Tergesen, Rita Moreno, Earnest Lee Hudson, and J.K. Simmons.  (You can see Mr. Simmons these days as the company spokesman in several Farmers Insurance commercials.)Bayonne was the home to Centaur, the first independent film studio in the country.  It was founded in 1907.  Centaur’s West Coast division was called Nestor.  It became the first motion picture company in Hollywood in 1911. Centaur/Nestor merged with other companies to form Universal.  We have now come full circle.  Universal is one of the companies involved in the production of The Equalizer.We look forward to welcoming more film shoots and television productions to our community. Bayonne continues to attract film and television production.  As I wrote this, the new CBS series, The Equalizer, was preparing to film in Bayonne on February 1. Queen Latifah stars in this new version of The Equalizer, which presents stories in the life of Robyn McCall, a woman who helps desperate people in need of justice.  Going back to the 1980s, there have been previous versions of The Equalizer with other actors in the lead role.  Edward Woodward played the title character in the earlier run of the show on television from 1985 to 1989.  Denzel Washington starred in Equalizer movies in 2014 and 2018. Queen Latifah is the first woman to play the role.We are honored that the new production has chosen Bayonne for shooting some of its scenes.  The locations in the episode filmed on February 1 include Avenue E around 17th Street, and DiDomenico-16th Street Park.last_img read more