CCO Reader To Tell Us Who They Are Endorsing In Upcoming Primary Races.

first_img The City-County has been watching the candidates in the upcoming primary election. When we see some of the whispering campaigns and dirty tricks certain candidates are rolling out, it gets tempting to endorse candidates who are not engaged in the nastiness. We are resisting the urge to do so, but we do think that our readers may want to express their thoughts on who they want to see emerge victorious from the May 3 primary races.We have the highest confidence in the political judgment of CCO readers. Those who visit our site are the people who have a true interest in what is happening inside Evansville politics and government and they are much better informed than the average Evansvillian.Because of our confidence in our readers of both parties, we are going to be asking our reader to tell us who you are endorsing in upcoming primary races. We will be posting our “unscientific but trendy” polls in the coming days to see exactly who appeals to those who are interested in good public policy and governmental transparency. We are looking forward to seeing what our polls show. While we do not pretend that there is any scientific basis in our polling, CCO bloggers do have a good record of predicting winners in local elections.The primary election polling shall be conducted in our “Readers Poll” section.Todays primary election polling question is: Who do you endorse in the Republican primary for Vanderburgh County Commissioner?Please be sure to vote on CCO and at the polling place!!FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

PREMIUMGovt to spend $37b stimulus by year end through new programs, simpler bureaucracy

first_imgsocial-safety-program stimulus-package government-spending healthcare COVID-19 Linkedin Log in with your social account The government is looking to disburse Rp 534.98 trillion (US$37.04 billion) in COVID-19 stimulus funding in the remaining months of the year, through proposed new programs and streamlined bureaucracy in an attempt to rescue the pandemic-hit economy.The new stimulus programs range from a continuation of existing programs such as fund placement in banks, electricity discounts and the Family Hope program, as well as new programs intended to spur economic growth and boost people’s purchasing power, according to Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati on Monday.The new proposed stimulus programs, totaling Rp 126.2 trillion, will be financed from reserves and budget reallocations from the government’s COVID-19 stimulus package of Rp 695.2 trillion.“We will redesign the stimulus to maximize its impact and to allow the economy to recover faster, while also simplifyin… Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Google Forgot Password ?last_img read more

Trojans will rely on the ‘next men up’

first_img“It’s going to take some time [to get them healthy],” head coach Clay Helton said. “We’re going to believe in the kids that are out here. Hopefully, we’ll get some back here soon.” The Trojans are in Boulder this weekend to take on Colorado in their second Friday night game of the season.  On defense, the Trojans will certainly feel the loss of freshman defensive lineman Drake Jackson, who leads the team in sacks, and sophomore safety Talanoa Hufanga, who is second on the team in solo tackles with 32. Although there’s been upheaval at quarterback, with Slovis, sophomore JT Daniels and redshirt junior Matt Fink all are taking significant snaps this season, Slovis looks to be “the guy” for the rest of the season, coming in at No. 7 in the country in completion percentage at 73.6%. Despite his strong showings thus far, Slovis said that being more consistent and staying disciplined are two of his focuses heading into Colorado.  The running back void will be filled by freshman Kenan Christon, who lit up Arizona in his college debut Saturday with two touchdowns. Helton said the team is focused on making the most of its opportunity to earn a spot in the Pac-12 Championship Game at the end of the season. “I think it’s important for us to run the football because as a quarterback, it’s hard to be on every night,” offensive coordinator Graham Harrell said. “At any position, it’s hard to be on every night. It’s just when you’re the quarterback everyone sees it a lot more … If you ever have a night where the quarterback is struggling a little bit, you can help him settle in and you can take some pressure off of him if you can run the football successfully.” “As a coach, we’re not paid to make excuses,” he said. “We’re paid to find answers, and we’ll find those answers. We’ve got a huge opportunity that stands right there for us. We can write our own story right now.” Freshman running back Kenan Christon will likely have the most carries against Colorado Friday. (Tal Volk / DailyTrojan)center_img USC (4-3, 3-1 in the Pac-12), although undefeated at home this season, has yet to win a road game. The Trojans have won the last 13 games in their series against Colorado (3-4, 1-3 in the Pac-12), and this game is another stepping stone on their quest for a Pac-12 title.  Following the injuries to USC’s three go-to backs, running backs coach Mike Jinks said the team’s mindset is “next man up.” Despite their limited resources at running back, the Trojans will still make an effort to put the ball on the ground to support freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis, who struggled to move the ball in the early going against Arizona. “From the beginning with JT going down, your starting quarterback gets hurt, you never want to see that,” he said. “Then to have your first three running backs go down, again you never want to see that happen. But you have to move up and have that ‘next man up’ mentality.” The Trojans are optimistic heading into this matchup against Colorado, despite having many crucial players sidelined. Slovis said spirits on the team are still high. Unlike USC, which just picked up a decisive win, Colorado enters this weekend coming off an ugly loss to Washington State. The Trojans have proven to be quite resilient this season, and despite losing plenty of familiar faces to injury, this game will likely follow tradition and not be the first time the program drops a game to the Buffaloes.  This season has been laden with injuries for the Trojans, testing the team’s depth. This week, USC will feel the absence of tailbacks redshirt freshman Markese Stepp and junior Stephen Carr. This comes after already losing redshirt junior Vavae Malepeai to knee surgery.last_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Heat might be stuck with Dion Waiters

first_imgThat stance hasn’t changed, as the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reported this week the Heat can’t find a “palatable trade scenario” for Waiters. The 27-year-old isn’t a high-value asset considering he hasn’t played more than 46 games in any of  last three seasons with the Heat and the fact that he is due nearly $25 million through 2021.Waiters, who has averaged 14.0 points and 3.6 assists as a member of the Heat, found himself behind two-way player Chris Silva and Miami lifer Udonis Haslem ahead of the team’s game against the Nuggets on Tuesday. Considering the Heat are off to a 5-2 start with a number of intriguing options at guard — Jimmy Butler, Goran Dragic, Tyler Herro, Kendrick Nunn, Justise Winslow — president Pat Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra might be hesitant to bring Waiters back into the fold and risk ruining chemistry.The Heat could ultimately decide it is better to play Waiters to increase his trade value, but it would not be surprising to see Waiters stuck on his own little island as the Heat continue to climb the Eastern Conference standings. Any takers out there for a veteran shooting guard in exile? Anyone?Dion Waiters has yet to suit up for the Heat through seven games. He was suspended for the season opener because of a “number of unacceptable incidents,” but he has remained inactive following the punishment. It’s possible this relationship has reached the point of no return, so is it time for Miami to execute a trade? NBA MOCK DRAFT 2020: Knicks pick star guard at No. 1One problem here — there is no interest in Waiters.”[The Heat have] been trying to trade him since last Christmas,” one NBA general manager told Sean Deveney of Heavy.com prior to the start of the 2019-20 regular season. “No one was trying to take him on then. After this kind of thing, it would be really hard to take him on now. He has had this kind of junk attached to him just about his whole career.”last_img read more