“IS IT TRUE” JULY 15, 2019

first_imgAny comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare We 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.center_img We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way.IS IT TRUE we are taking suggestions from all who wish to offer other topics that will help the City-County Observer to continue to served the greater Evansville region? …we ask you please put your recommendations in our comment section?IS IT TRUE that the appendix of our forthcoming book (IT IS TRUE) will have comments from the “Mole Nation” of 139 members that has been critical to the CCO’s ability to learn about the shenanigans that our elected and appointed officials have been planning? …you may rest assured that absolutely not one (zero) CCO Moles will be personally exposed in this book?IS IT TRUE we wonder if you would spend $13 to $15 million dollars to be elected to a position that pays somewhere around $300,000 a year?  …if the answer is “yes” then you should run for Governor of Indiana?IS IT TRUE we recently conducted a “Readers Poll” that ask the question; Who was the the most effective Chief of Staff or Deputy Mayor of Evansville?  …that the highly respected Rose Young garnered an impressive 93 votes to lead the pack?  …Chris Weaver received 79 votes, Randy Shepherd received 74 votes and Bob Whitehouse followed with 52 votes? …74 people said they had no idea? …the current Deputy Mayor of Evansville, Steve Schaefer received a disappointing 27 votes?  …the other four (4) former Chief of Staff members didn’t do well at all in this non-scientific but trendy poll?IS IT TRUE that the responsibilities of a political party Chairman are to recruit qualified candidates to run for public office, raise money for their party and insure that their party voters show up on election day?  …we wish that an additional responsibility for a political party Chairman would be to take the Dale Carnegie course called “How To Win Friends And Influence People”?IS IT TRUE that the publisher of the City County Observer and former editor Joe Jack Wallace have agreed to form a literary partnership to author, edit, illustrate and publish a book of the best of the City County Observer “IS IT TRUES”? …these two people teamed up for the first time in early 2010 to provide clarity to a highly questionable deal that was made by a former Mayor? …exposing that stunt lead to a long friendship that included the birth of SNEGAL (sneaky but legal) who was created? …SNEGAL, Lifestyle Lil, and of course “THE MOLE” are all characters created by the City County Observer to cast a bit of humor on the incredibly self-serving things done by the elect leaders of Evansville have foisted on the citizen taxpayers of this fair city over the years?IS IT TRUE when politicians announce that they are very progressive when its comes to water and sewers and road repairs projects it simply means that the taxpayers can expect  major interruptions in their daily schedules?  …Instead of spending 30 minutes to drive to work it now takes us one and half hours? …this is the price we pay for electing progressive politicians?IS IT TRUE we are told as of June 30, 2019 the City Of Evansville had a $7 million dollar deficit?  …it’s been alleged by a reliable source that the city raided several city accounts for $6 million dollars in order to bring the deficit down to $7 million as of July 1, 2019?  …that   this is a prime example of ‘Peter Borrowing From Paul”?IS IT TRUE in 2012  Harrison High School officials named their “Commons Area” after the Shoulders Family and ever since then the  Shoulders Family has hosted an annual “Lecture Series”?  …that  eleven (11) members of the Shoulders family have graduated from Harrison High School? …eight (8) members of their family have graduated from Indiana University?.  …since the founding of the “Shoulders Family Lecture Series” the family have have sponsored prestigious individuals from Indiana University to come down and speak to the students and faculty members at Harrison High school ….this year’s speaker is none other then Indiana  University head mens basketball coach, Archie Miller? …this event will be held on Tuesday, August 27 at 6pm in the “Shoulders Family Commons” and is free to the public? …the City County Observer commends prominent local attorney, Indiana University Trustee, and former CCO “Distinguished Community Service” award winner, Pat Shoulders Esq., current County Commissioner President Ben Shoulders, and the entire Shoulders family for once again providing to community with a fantastic FREE event to our community!IS IT TRUE that last week the All Saints Parish hosted a free Community Produce Giveaway event at their St. Anthony Catholic Church Campus located at 704 N. 1st Avenue, Evansville, Indiana?  …that Seton Harvest brought their produce van full of fresh vegetables to share with local community?  …they also provided music, recipes and cold drinks to those who attend this most worthy community event?  …we give five (5) cheers to the members of the All Saints Parish at St. Anthony Catholic Church and Seaton Harvest for helping the less fortunate of our community?IS IT TRUE that Evansville Living does a superb job in bringing us accurate and up-to-date local articles of substance? …they have earned the reputation of being extremely informative, detailed, aggressive and creative in providing their viewers with the current culture, politics, sports, business, lifestyle, entertainment, dining, and the big personalities unique to our region?  …we give five (5) cheers to Kristen and Todd Tucker for producing an incredible magazine for our region?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that our local officials should have done a better job in scheduling public works projects in our area?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. 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No active shooter at mall in Boca Raton, Florida, police say

first_imgThousands of shoppers at the Boca town center mall are being escorted out and their emotions are running high after reports of an active shooter. At this hour Boca Raton police will not say if a shooting occurred, but there is no active shooter.The latest word from Boca Raton police is that while they cannot confirm that there was a shooting, one person was injured and suffered trauma. That person has been transported to the hospital. Officers were positioned at the mall so responded immediately to the call of shots fired. They were able to locate the injured man in the food court within seconds.The Boca town center mall remains on lockdown and the SWAT team remains at the scene. More than 1000 people are still in the mall and the police are continuing to investigate. Another news conference is scheduled for 8 PM.iStock(BOCA RATON, Fla.) — There is no active shooter at the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, Florida, according to police.Officers responded to the mall after receiving reports of a shots fired Sunday afternoon, according to a tweet by the Boca Raton Police Department.Police asked residents to avoid the area and shelter in place.A video posted to Twitter shows multiple police officers walking toward the mall as alarmed shoppers hurry toward the parking lot.Additional details were not immediately available.Swat Team going in for active shooter #bocaraton pic.twitter.com/bttJQsKLpA— Rachel Cohn (@umdontbejelly) October 13, 2019 This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Oman and Canada have ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 within their sights

first_imgSingapore fielders appeal in their World Cricket League match against Singapore. PHOTO ICC-CRICKET.COMOman’s Naseem Khushi clubs four sixes and eight fours in a 30-ball 77 not out and Khawar takes 5-23Lugogo, Uganda| ICC-CRICKET.COM| Oman and Canada got one step closer to fulfilling their dreams of featuring in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 when they claimed the top positions in the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 to be promoted to the Division 2 event.Oman routed Malaysia by 131 runs in its final league match to finish with four wins in five matches, while Canada suffered a shock but thrilling two-run defeat against Singapore. However, Canada, which has played in four World Cups, edged out the Asian side on superior net run-rate after both the sides had finished on six points apiece.Oman and Canada, which take on each other in the final on Tuesday, will now aim to finish in the top two of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2, which will earn them places in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018, where they will be joined by the top four sides from the ICC World Cricket League Championship and the bottom four sides from the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings. The top two sides from the qualifier will progress to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which will be staged in the United Kingdom from 30 May to 15 July.Uganda relegatedIn the final match of the day, the USA defeated Uganda by 13 runs to finish fourth. The USA, along with Singapore, has stayed in Division 3, but Uganda and Malaysia by virtue of finishing in the bottom two have been relegated to Division 4.Oman does itIn the feature match of the day at the Lugugo Cricket Oval between Oman and Malaysia, a swashbuckling 77 not out off 30 balls with four fours and eight sixes from 34-year-old Naseem Khushi lifted Oman from a worrying position of 199 for six in 43 overs to 293 for seven in 50 overs.After losing Khawar Ali on the first ball of the match, Aqib Ilyas (61, 76b, 8×4, 1×6) and Jatinder Singh (44, 56b, 6×4) added 98 runs to put Oman back on track. In the middle of the innings, captain Sultan Ahmed contributed 51 off 69 balls with five fours and Ajay Lalcheta chipped in with 24, before Naeem’s 30-ball cameo put Oman in a position from where it could dictate terms.Khawar Ali, the 31-year-old wrist-spinner, made amends for his first-ball duck when he ran through the middle and lower middle-order of Malaysia’s innings to finish with figures of 8.1-1-23-5 as the batting side was bundled out for 162 in 33.1 overs. Khawar got into his element after Munis Ansari had rocked the Malaysian top-order with some fiery bowling to claim the wickets of the top three batsmen to finish with figures of four for 47.For Malaysia, opener Anwar Arudin belted six fours and four sixes in a 35-ball 57, while middle-order batsman Shafiq Sharif scoffed 33 off 47 balls with seven fours.Singapore beats CanadaAt Kyambogo Cricket Oval, Singapore, put into bat by Canada, was bowled out for 166 in 36.4 overs. Anish Paraam (58) and Chetan Suryawanshi (38), who added 59 for the fourth wicket, were the star performers for Singapore, while wickets were evenly shared between Canada’s Bhavindu Adhihetty (three for 10), Satsimranjit Dhinda (two for 29) and Saad Bin Zafar (two for 39).In its target chase, Canada slipped to 29 for three before Navneet Dhaliwal (37) and Nikhil Dutta (22) added 45 runs for the fourth wicket to repair the damage. The departure of both the batsmen in a space of 14 runs exposed one end as Canada was eventually dismissed for 164 after losing its last two wickets in three balls for one run. Rizwan Cheema finished as the top scorer with 42 from 35 balls with five fours and two sixes. For Singapore, new ball bowler Janak Prakash stood-out as he finished with three for 16, while Anantha Krishan provided Prakash excellent support by finishing with figures of three for 39.The feature of the USA-Uganda match was a spirit bowling performance by captain Steve Taylor, who returned figures of five for 32, as the host side, chasing 146 runs for victory, was bowled out for 132 after being 82 for three in the 19th over.Scores in brief:Oman beat Malaysia by 131 runsOman 293-7, 50 overs (Naseem Khushi 77 not out, Aqib Ilyas 61, Sultan Ahmed 51, Jatinder Singh 44; Neville Liyanage 2-57)Malaysia 162 all out, 33.1 overs (Anwar Aruddin 57, Shafiq Sharif 33, Khizar Hayat 28; Khawar Ali 5-23, Munis Ansari 4-47)Singapore beat Canada by two runsSingapore 166 all out, 36.4 overs (Anish Paraam 58, Chetan Suryawanshi 38, Janak Prakash 27; Bhavindu Adhihetty 3-10)Canada 164 all out, 38 overs (Rizwan Cheema 42, Navneet Dhaliwal 37, Nikhil Dutta 22; Janak Prakash 3-16, Anantha Krishna 3-39)USA beat Uganda by 13 runsUSA 145 all out, 49.5 overs (Elmore Hutchison 52, Sagar Patel 33; Davis Arinaitwe 3-21)Uganda 132 all out, 43 overs (Naeem Bardai 32; Steven Taylor 5-32)Points tableOman 5 4 1 0 8 1.23Canada 5 3 2 0 6 0.81Singapore 5 3 2 0 6 -0.41USA 5 2 3 0 4 -0.12Uganda 5 2 3 0 4 -0.20Malaysia 5 1 4 0 2 -1.28Tuesday’s fixturesFinal – Oman v Canada3rd/4th place play-off – Singapore v USA5th/6th position play-off – Uganda v MalaysiaICC-CRICKET.COM|Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more