Asda warns of shopper misery as sales drop

first_imgTuesday 17 August 2010 7:59 pm SUPERMARKET chain Asda said yesterday shoppers were being hit in the pocket by government cuts as like-for-like sales excluding fuel fell 0.4 per cent in the second quarter.The chain said its market share had reduced in the 12 weeks to 11 July as total sales crept up “in the low single digits”.Chief executive Andy Clarke said: “These are increasingly uncertain times for millions of families across the UK.” The slip in sales follows a 0.3 per cent decline in the first three months of the year, which was the first fall since early 2006.The company added: “Customers are facing challenges from recently announced tax increases and cuts in government spending.”Meanwhile Asda’s US owner Walmart announced a better-than-expected 3.6 per cent rise in profit, but with revenue which was below estimates.MORRISONS GAINS MARKET SHAREASDA and rival Tesco lost ground to Sainsbury’s and Morrisons in the 12 weeks to 8 August, with both growing at a slower rate than the 4.5 per cent advance seen by the wider market over the year, according to industry figures. Kantar Worldpanel, which tracks the weekly sales of the big supermarkets, said Asda was sitting on a market share of 16.9 per cent, compared with 17.2 per cent in the equivalent period a year ago. Market leader Tesco also slipped to 30.8 per cent from 31 per cent a year ago. Morrisons and Sainsbury’s however both added 0.2 per cent to their market share to 11.6 per cent and 16.1 per cent respectively. KCS-content Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child Asda warns of shopper misery as sales drop center_img whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoBleacherBreakerClosing Time: All The Restaurant Chains ClosingBleacherBreakerUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoForbes14 Richest Black Billionaires RankedForbesUndoOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapplast_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank ( HY2016 Presentation

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (  2016 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Have £1,000 to invest? I’d buy bargain FTSE 100 shares in this stock market crash

first_img Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Peter Stephens “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Investing £1k, or any other amount, after the FTSE 100’s recent stock market crash may not sound like a great idea to some investors. There’s a realistic chance the index’s price level will move lower in the short run. That depends on economic data and for how long the current lockdown continues.However, now could be an opportune moment to buy a range of FTSE 100 shares for the long run. Many of the risks facing the economy seem to be priced into valuations. Meanwhile, the long-term recovery potential for the economy could lift share prices across the index.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Margin of safetyThe valuations currently present across the FTSE 100 suggest investors are expecting a period of intense economic difficulties. Many FTSE 100 companies currently have valuations significantly below their historic averages. In some cases they may be deserved, since a number of sectors could endure a prolonged lockdown, causing a substantial loss of earnings.However, other sectors may be significantly undervalued at the present time. Their members may not necessarily experience a prolonged and significant decline in financial performance. Yet weak investor sentiment towards the stock market may be weighing down their valuations. Therefore, they could offer wide margins of safety that lead to high returns for investors over the long term.Economic growthAt present, the outlook for the economy is exceptionally tough. In fact, it’s difficult to recall the prospects for the economy being so downbeat. That’s because previous recessions didn’t entail a complete shutdown of vast swathes of the economy.However, the track record of the economy shows it has always experienced booms and busts. Neither has lasted indefinitely, and they’ve eventually been superseded by growth or decline. The economic recovery from the impact of coronavirus could prove to be fast or slow. But over the long term, operating conditions for FTSE 100 companies are very likely to improve.As such, buying stocks that aren’t only cheap, but can survive the present difficulties facing the economy, could lead to high returns in the long run. They may experience a strong recovery over the coming years that’s currently not being factored into their valuations.DiversificationInvesting £1k in the stock market may make it difficult to achieve a worthwhile level of diversification. As such, investing in a FTSE 100 index tracker fund could be a sound move. It provides access to all of the stocks in the index for minimal annual fees.Of course, investors who are able to purchase individual shares may be able to generate market-beating returns. As mentioned, some sectors and companies appear to be undervalued due to the wider market’s unpopularity among investors. This could present a buying opportunity that may make now the right time to buy undervalued FTSE 100 stocks for the long run. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 29th April, 2020 Have £1,000 to invest? I’d buy bargain FTSE 100 shares in this stock market crashcenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Diocese of West Tennessee announces slate for election of 4th…

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Diocese of West Tennessee announces slate for election of 4th bishop Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee has announced a slate of three nominees for election as its fourth bishop.The candidates are:The Rev. Marian Dulaney Fortner, rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Hattiesburg, MS, Diocese of MississippiThe Rev. Sarah D. Hollar, rector, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Huntersville, NC, Diocese of North CarolinaThe Rev. Phoebe A. Roaf, rector, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA, Diocese of VirginiaMore information on the nominees can be found on the search website.Nominations by petition may be filed until 5 p.m. on October 5. Information can be found here.The fourth bishop will succeed Bishop Don E. Johnson, who was consecrated as the third bishop of the Diocese of West Tennessee in June 2001. He was preceded by Bishop James M. Coleman, consecrated in 1994, and Bishop Alex D. Dickson, Jr., consecrated in 1983.The election is scheduled for Nov. 17, during the diocesan convention. After receiving the canonical consent of the majority the church’s diocesan standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction, the new bishop will be ordained and consecrated May 4, 2019. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Sep 21, 2018 Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Elections Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS last_img read more

‘Disturbed’ Supreme Court Sets Aside Allahabad HC Order ‘Casually Releasing’ A Rape Accused On Bail

first_imgNews Updates’Disturbed’ Supreme Court Sets Aside Allahabad HC Order ‘Casually Releasing’ A Rape Accused On Bail LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 Nov 2020 12:16 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court set aside a bail granted by Allahabad High Court to a rape accused.’We are disturbed to notice the manner in which the High Court has casually released the accused on bail despite having noted that he was involved in other serious offences and had committed offence even while on bail’, the bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, BR Gavai and Hrishikesh Roy said while…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?LoginThe Supreme Court set aside a bail granted by Allahabad High Court to a rape accused.’We are disturbed to notice the manner in which the High Court has casually released the accused on bail despite having noted that he was involved in other serious offences and had committed offence even while on bail’, the bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, BR Gavai and Hrishikesh Roy said while directing that the accused shall remain in jail in connection with another crime registered during the pendency of the trial of this case.Rizwan was charged under Section 376 of Indian Penal Code and Sections 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act.Before the High Court, the accused had contended that the victim is aged about 17-18 years and she was having relationship with him on the false promises by him to marry with her. It was further contended that the victim understand the future and pre-marriage sex, even after knowing its result she was in consensual relationship from last one year with her fiancée.Without expressing any opinion on the merits of the case, the High Court had found it to be a fit case for bail. Following this order, he was released on bail but again got arrested in connection with some other offence. “It is reported that accused was released on bail after the High Court order but came to be arrested in connection with some other offence. That makes no difference. In our opinion, the impugned judgment cannot stand the test of judicial scrutiny.” the bench observed while allowing the appeal filed by victim.Click here to Read/Download OrderRead Order  Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Calls for full investigation into potato mislabelling in NW

first_img Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – September 12, 2018 WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Calls for full investigation into potato mislabelling in NW Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleSliabh Liag Distillery owner says Ardara move is necessaryNext articleEir working to resolve network issues in Donegal News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme There are calls for a full investigation into the mislabelling of potatoes.An Irish Farmers Journal investigation last week revealed that potatoes in the North West being sold as Queens were found to be the accord variety.IFA National Potato Chairman Thomas McKeown says those responsible must be penalised and retailers must do more to ensure they have traceability systems in place to prevent food fraud:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Pay reform sets scene for NHS modernisation

first_imgHailed as the most radical change since its foundation in 1948, QuentinReade reports on the ‘win-win’ salary package that will help bring the NHS intothe twenty-first centuryA deal to give NHS pay the biggest shake-up since the service began has beendrawn-up. Negotiated by 17 organisations including UK health departments and NHSemployers, trade unions and employee groups, the ‘Agenda for Change’ packagewill raise wages, simplify and modernise pay scales and provide an incentive toboost skills and work unsociable hours. It will also create more time fordoctors to spend on specialist work. The existing pay system, which has been described as ‘arcane’ by theGovernment, consists of almost 650 different staff grades and numerousarrangements for leave, overtime and working hours. The package will apply to all staff apart from doctors, dentists and seniormanagers. It is still subject to further consultation and pilot schemes, andmust be accepted by union members before it can be implemented.  However, it has been widely welcomed by HRand health professionals alike, and many claim it is the way forward. The Department of Health’s head of HR Andrew Foster said the reform willencourage new working practices, break down outdated barriers and producebetter, faster care for patients. “As staff develop into new roles,” he said, “so patients willbenefit.” He added that by 2005-2006, the system should help to free up around 2 percent of consultants’ time and between 10 and 15 per cent of other hospitaldoctors’ time. Elaine Way, president of the Association of Healthcare Human ResourceManagement (AHHRM), welcomed the announcement, calling the Agenda for Change awin-win situation. She said: “[The Agenda for Change] will facilitate new ways of workingto support service modernisation and it will fairly reward staff for gainingand applying new skills.” She added that the new pay system being underpinned by a national jobevaluation system was essential to its success. “This will enable us to address equal pay for work of equal valueissues,” she explained. Way said that the NHS has suffered recruitment and retention difficultiesfor particular posts and in certain areas, but pay reform and other measureswill help deal with these difficulties. Lew Swift, head of personnel at the Walton Centre for Neurology andNeurosciences, Liverpool, said the changes are “long-overdue”. “[The deal] is a hugely impressive achievement – it will take usthrough to the future,” he said. A key element is a reduction in the number of NHS pay grades. Mike Griffin,HR director at Kings College Hospital NHS Trust, said the current NHS system isso complex that many external payroll providers would not work with the NHS,and different allowances meant that staff salaries fluctuated on a weeklybasis. Griffin believes the changes can reduce staff vacancies within the NHS andcreate stronger links between groups. “There is greater integration between the groups in the NHS. Thedevelopment of a single pay system is an important psychological step to breakdown [the barriers],” he said. “I see it as an opportunity to accelerate the pace of change within theservice.” Griffin said that a great deal of detail still needs to be established and implementingand communicating the change will be a major undertaking, but he expects agreat deal of support and training. Health secretary Alan Milburn called the Agenda for Change “the mostradical modernisation of the NHS pay system since its foundation in 1948”.He said: “In essence, it is about paying more to get more, so thatstaff who take on new responsibilities get extra rewards. Agenda for Changeproves that negotiation works. “This is a ‘something for something’ deal. Pay for modernisation.”The NHS Confederation – the body which represents the organisations thatmake up the NHS – also welcomed the plan. Gill Morgan, chief executive of the confederation, said: “Agenda forChange has represented the largest and most complex pay negotiations that haveever taken place in the NHS – and we congratulate the trade unions and four UKhealth departments on this achievement. “[The] announcement clearly demonstrates how the Government, employersand staff organisations can work together to produce a modernised pay systemthat benefits staff, employers and patients alike. “We believe the deal gives staff a fair and transparent pay system withclear career progression, and gives employers greater flexibility to createroles that better meet patient needs,” Morgan added. to know…– The existing pay system, which has been described as ‘arcane’by the Government, consists of almost 650 different staff grades and numerousarrangements for leave, overtime and working hours– The new system will introduce a simple set of core terms andconditions, based on eight pay bands and a standard working week of 37.5 hours– The new pay system will work fundamentally on the basis of jobevaluation. This means that the basic pay staff receive will reflect theknowledge, responsibility, skills and effort required in their job, rather thantheir historic job title or occupational group– To progress through the pay system, employees will have tomeet certain competencies, using the new Knowledge and Skills Framework– There will be a new NHS minimum wage of £10,100 a year– A newly qualified ‘grade D’ nurse will earn £17,000 – up 6per cent from £16,005– Local NHS employers will have greater freedom and flexibilityto create new types of jobs and pay staff more money in expensive regions suchas London – More than £110m is being invested in the capital’s workforce,and an additional £55m will go to staff in the south of EnglandThe pilot scheme sites– James Paget Healthcare NHS Trust – Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust – City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Trust – Papworth Hospital NHS Trust n Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust – Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust – South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust – West Kent NHS and Social Care Trust n Herefordshire NHS Primary Care Trust– Central Cheshire Primary Care Trust – North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust – East Anglian Ambulance NHS Trust Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. 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Extended ecophysiologicalanalysis of Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni (Collembola) : flexibility in life history strategy and population response

first_imgThe springtail Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni (Arthropoda: Collembola) has been the focus of extensive ecophysiological and molecular genetic work and is now arguably the most well-studied of the continental Antarctic springtails. Here, we further the ecophysiological catalogue of this species. First, we provide experimental data on G. hodgsoni from one summer season at Cape Bird (Ross Sea Region) examining dispersal ability and desiccation tolerance. Next, we expand an existing metabolic rate dataset that encompasses individual metabolic rate measurements across both temporal and spatial scales in southern Victoria Land, adding an additional season of metabolic rate measurements taken at a cooler, drier continental location (Garwood Valley). Our data show that some G. hodgsoni individuals can survive at least ten days of suspension on the surface of both fresh and sea water. This, coupled with the presence of G. hodgsoni specimens in air and pitfall traps suggests that dispersal over local scales (i.e. metres) is possible for this species. Our metabolic data show that different populations within the same Antarctic region have different average metabolic rates at both temporal and spatial scales, indicating that distinct populations may respond differently to environmental variables. We suggest that G. hodgsoni maintains a flexible life history strategy that allows its ecophysiological response(s) to be dependent on local environmental conditions. Accordingly, there may be no ‘typical’ response to environmental changes—a factor that should be considered in both future ecophysiological work and conservation approaches.last_img read more


first_imgOctober 26, 2015 John C. Zody Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party  The nature of the investigation and the subject matter involved are sensitive. However, to maintain the integrity of our democratic system, it is critical that the people of Evansville, specifically, have a full and transparent understanding of the conduct of their elected and political leadership.With respect to the records requested, in conformance with your obligations under Indiana law, we hereby expressly request that you provide partial responses where documents are immediately available. Further, to the extent you make any claim of exception to production of responsive records, we request in accordance with your obligations under Indiana law that you identify each subsection of the Indiana Access to Public Records Act upon which such exception purportedly is based. Moreover, we remind you that records for which you claim an exception to disclosure may not be withheld in whole, but rather must be redacted only as to the parts of such records for which the exception is asserted.Finally, we realize that there may be charges associated with producing copies of responsive records and hereby provide you advance notice of our willingness to make immediate payment for such charges upon identification by you of a complete or any partial response.Thank you for your attention and prompt response.Sincerely, Mayor Lloyd WinneckeCity of Evansville1 NW Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Suite 301 Evansville, IN 47708Dear Mayor Winnecke,Pursuant to Indiana Code §5-14-3-3, I am making a public records request of your office concerning the investigation of former City Council At-Large candidate Jack Schriber (“Schriber investigation”). According to the law, you have 24 hours to acknowledge that such a request has been made.I am requesting copies of public records that contain the following information:  Records, including but not limited to written correspondence and emails, between the officeof the mayor (including you) and any and all law enforcement officials involved in theSchriber investigation from the time the investigation began until present.  Records, including but not limited to written correspondence and emails, between the officeof the mayor (including you) and any non-law enforcement staff of the City of Evansville, orany other person regarding the Schriber investigation.  Records, including but not limited to written correspondence and emails, between or amongyou, your official staff, your campaign staff and any officials with the Vanderburgh County Republican Party regarding Jack Scriber during 2015.For purposes of clarity, we are hopeful that by seeking this information, the people of Evansville, of Vanderburgh County, and of the state will have answers to the following questions by reference to the requested records:center_img At what date did you, Mayor, first learn of the Schriber investigation? What information were you told about the nature of the investigation?How often were you kept apprised of the progress or new details in the investigation? From the time it has been reported that Mr. Scriber “confessed”, what work was done on the investigation prior to its closure?Did you give any direction to investigators as to what you wished to learn or not learn during the course of the investigation?After you learned of the investigation, did you continue to make personal or campaign committee contributions to Mr. Schriber’s political campaign? Did you publicly support his candidacy in general following the investigation being opened and your knowledge of it?What conversations did you have with Vanderburgh County Republican Party officials regarding Mr. Schriber standing as a candidate for public office while there was an active investigation?6. Similarly, what conversations were held about how the investigation’s outcome might impact Mr. Schriber’s chances for election? Were there conversations about whether, if victorious, he would serve or resign, and how such a vacancy would be filled if a resignation occurred? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Thank you for all your support

first_imgTo the Editor:Preschool Playhouse hosted its first tricky tray at Villa Maria in Bayonne. We would like to take this opportunity and recognize everyone for all of their hard work, donations, and support that made our night possible. The director, teachers, and PTO members took several months to carefully plan a fun, memorable night out for the family and friends of our preschool. From decoration making, wrapping gift baskets, soliciting around town, seating arrangements, and ticket preparation, we brought a small idea to life.We would like to extend a special thanks to all of the local Bayonne businesses for their kindness and generous donations. We would also like to thank all of the franchise companies for their large contribution gifts as well. Many thanks to the families of our school for your countless gift items brought to our school day after day. Each and every donation that was contributed to our school for the event was greatly appreciated.Our beautiful venue, Villa Maria, was professionally run by patient and hardworking employees. Thank you very much to Anthony Ventrone and his wonderful staff for accommodating our needs in every way imaginable. Each staff member played an important role that Saturday evening. Due to everyone working together and playing their part throughout the night, it made our first tricky tray a sold-out event. Many thanks again to everyone who generously supported our preschool family; we could not have done it without you. TEACHERS AND STAFF OF THE PRESCHOOL PLAYHOUSElast_img read more