Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) HY2014 Presentation

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.tz)  2014 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Tanzania offering retail and corporate banking services as well as mortgages, treasury and Bancassurance services. Kenya Commercial Bank offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in Treasury Bills and Bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

Autumn Nations Cup Scotland v France preview

first_img Full of running: Hamish Watson attacks against France (Getty Images) All you need to know about the Group B match at BT Murrayfield LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Autumn Nations Cup Scotland v France previewIt was always likely to come down to these two, but few would have suspected that we would have an Autumn Nations Cup Pool B decider this early. With France-Fiji called off last round and Scotland-Fiji a no-no next, this one at BT Murrayfield takes on greater significance.Win at home, and Scotland can greedily eye the top of the group. But France will certainly be fired up for it.Remember, Scotland beat France in the Six Nations, with les Bleus fans left wondering what could have been had tighthead Mohamed Haouas not seen red for punching Jamie Ritchie.Yet last week’s call-off also means that France can pick a more recognisable side for this one – an agreement with the union and the National Rugby League (LNR) stipulated that players could not play in more than three of their six end-of-year Tests, but with the Fiji game off, big names like Antoine Dupont can take on the Scots.Scotland’s defence excelled in the Six Nations but a near full-strength France (who miss Romain Ntamack at ten but retain red hot Dupont) poses much scarier problems. With threats all over, Scotland’s new masters of niggle must ensure that the visiting scrum-half cannot dictate tempo, or that Virimi Vakatawa and skipper Charles Ollivon do not get free reign. They certainly aren’t taking this lightly, with boss Gregor Townsend hailing France as potentially the best team in the world, on current form.Though it won’t be said outright, the hosts must be confident on the defensive side of the ball, and for good reason after their five-Test win streak. However, their players have also spoken about improving their work at the contact area and set-piece delivery, as against Italy they would have liked much more ball to play with.Gregory Alldritt and France’s own king of nuisance, Bernard le Roux, will be lurking. Turnovers and defensive sets will mean nothing if it is one big wrestle for possession.The penlaty count could well excede the number of clean breaks, but then again, the dreamers amongst us will hope to see both teams emulating their captains: with electric Stuart Hogg leading Scotland one way and all-court Ollivon hammering the other, rather than a match punctuated regularly by a referee’s whistle.What’s the big team news?Scotland have made five changes to their team, with the big one in the backline that Blair Kinghorn comes in for Darcy Graham on the wing.Matt Fagerson returns at No 8, with Blade Thomson dropping to the bench. Up front, Oli Kebble starts, with Rory Sutherland out – Jamie Bhattie comes in as a replacement. Simon Berghan is at tighthead, with Zander Fagerson also a replacement. And Fraser Brown starts too.Duncan Taylor makes his way onto the bench, and Sean Maitland returns to the fold as a replacement after a brief exile following the Barbarians covid-breach debacle.Back involved: Sean Maitland during the Six Nations (Getty Images)As for France, they have made eight changes. Most notably Mathieu Jalibert starts at fly-half, with Romain Ntamack not fit. Louis Carbonel is the ten option on the bench.There is also a front-row rotation. Jean-Baptiste Gros (gett a debut as a starter), Camille Chat and Demba Bamba are in the front line, with Julien Marchand, Cyril Baille and Mohamed Haouas – he of the red card last time versus Scotland – straining to get off the bench.Dylan Cretin also gets his first start, in the back-row. And then at the back, Thomas Ramos comes in to play at 15.center_img What have the coaches said?Scotland boss Gregor Townsend said: “The opportunity is about winning this game and what that would mean to this group in terms of getting into the final to play for first or second in a couple of weeks’ time. We know what a challenge France are going to bring – one of the best teams, if not the best team, in the world right now, so that’s all we’re thinking about.”Fabien Galthie, the France head coach said that “the finishers come into this game with a lot of appetite,” adding that Mohamed Haouas – who was red carded against Scotland in their loss during the Six Nations – wants “to show what he can bring to the team and make amends for what happened that day.”Any interesting statistics?1990 – the Five Nations heroes of 1990 were the last Scottish side to win six Test matches in a row28-0 – the win awarded to France with Fiji unable to play them last week due to 29 cases of Covid in their group.He only has five caps to his name and one previous start, but Matthieu Jalibert  scored seven points against Scotland, coming off the bench in the Six Nations. He slotted a penalty and two conversions.Against Ireland in the Six Nations, Gregory Alldritt arrived at 83 defensive breakdowns – 22 more than any other player that day.Scotland beat France 28-17 in March – and last week they beat Italy by the exact same scoreline.What time does it kick off and is it on TV?Scotland v France, Sunday 22 November, BT MurrayfieldThe match kicks off at 3.15pm and will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Premier Sports in Ireland. There is also live match commentary on BBC Radio Scotland.If you’re outside the UK and Ireland, check out our guide to Autumn Nations Cup coverage around the world.Experienced English ref Wayne Barnes will take charge of this, with countryman Matt Carley one assistant, and Wales’ Ben Whitehouse will serve as TMO. It is also a special day for the second assistant referee Nika Amashukeli, with the Georgian official getting to run the line in a Tier One Test.What are the line-ups?Scotland: Stuart Hogg (captain); Blair Kinghorn, Chris Harris, Sam Johnson, Duhan van der Merwe; Duncan Weir, Ali Price; Oli Kebble, Fraser Brown, Simon Berghan, Scott Cummings, Jonny Gray, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Matt Fagerson.Replacements: George Turner, Jamie Bhatti, Zander Fagerson, Sam Skinner, Blade Thomson, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Duncan Taylor, Sean Maitland.France: Thomas Ramos; Teddy Thomas, Virimi Vakatawa, Gael Fickou, Vincent Rattez; Matthieu Jalibert, Antoine Dupont; Jean-Baptiste Gros, Camille Chat, Demba Bamba, Bernard le Roux, Romain Taofifenua, Dylan Cretin, Charles Ollivon (captain), Gregory Alldritt. Replacements: Julien Marchand, Cyril Baille, Mohamed Haouas, Paul Willemse, Cameron Woki, Baptiste Couilloud, Louis Carbonel, Arthur Vincent. Can’t get to the shops? 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Walgreens and Uber Join Forces to Address Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccine Equity

first_img Previous articleCrowdsourcing Experience, Strength and HopeNext articleNucleus Biologics Launches Artificial Intelligence Research (NB-AIR): The World’s First AI Platform for Media Configuration That Gives Control Back To The Scientists Digital AIM Web Support Walgreens and Uber Join Forces to Address Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Facebook Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Twittercenter_img TAGS  DEERFIELD, Ill. & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Walgreens and Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER), a global leader in ridesharing and on-demand delivery technology, today announced that they have entered into an agreement to help drive equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines among underserved communities. Together, Uber and Walgreens will combine their expertise to address common barriers to health equity including education, access, and technology. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) points to many interrelated factors that hinder vaccine access for communities of color, including vaccine hesitancy and lack of access to transportation. 1 Walgreens and Uber are addressing these barriers through the development of educational programs with community leaders and organizations, technology solutions that make it easier to connect people with vaccine appointments, and free transportation to Walgreens vaccine clinics among socially vulnerable communities. “By combining Walgreens’ deep experience in community care with Uber’s transportation technology and logistics expertise, we will take bold action to address vaccine access and hesitancy among those hit hardest by the pandemic,” said John Standley, president, Walgreens. “Transportation should never be a barrier to health care. We look forward to building on this exciting new partnership with Walgreens, harnessing the power of the Uber platform to help connect more people with vaccines, as we all work together to help end this pandemic,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO. Walgreens and Uber will roll out several initiatives over the coming months as vaccines become available for mass distribution, including:Free transportation to Walgreens stores and offsite vaccine clinics as part of a larger commitment by Uber to provide up to 10 million free or discounted rides to vaccinations. Pilot transportation programs will begin in cities including Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, and El Paso.One-click access to pre-schedule rides on Uber when a Walgreens vaccination appointment is made.*New in-app features designed to more seamlessly connect people, including active drivers, delivery people, and freight carriers using Uber, Uber Eats, or Uber Freight, with vaccines when they become more readily available.New educational program with the National Urban League to address vaccine hesitancy. “Chicago Urban League is encouraged by Walgreens and Uber’s efforts to partner with organizations like ours that work tirelessly in the fight for equity and equality. We look forward to collaborating with them to help ensure vaccines reach into communities of color more equitably,” said Karen Freeman-Wilson, president & CEO, Chicago Urban League. In December, Uber committed up to 10 million free or discounted rides to help ensure transportation is not a barrier to getting a vaccine. Targeting communities hardest hit by the pandemic, Uber partnered with the National Urban League, National Action Network, and the Morehouse School of Medicine. Uber will continue to build a broad coalition of organizations committed to breaking down transportation barriers in these communities. While nearly 80% of the U.S. population lives within five miles of a Walgreens pharmacy, the company has recently expanded different models of care to ensure the delivery of vaccines in underserved and rural areas, such as mobile and off-site clinics. Additionally, more than 70% of Walgreens COVID testing sites are in socially vulnerable areas. More information on Walgreens efforts to support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic is available here. *After appointments are confirmed, patients will also receive an email extending the offer to schedule a ride. About Walgreens Walgreens ( www.walgreens.com ) is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. As America’s most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and wellbeing of every community in America. Operating more than 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 8 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with platforms bringing together physical and digital, supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in local communities nationwide. About Uber Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 15 billion trips later, we’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities. 1https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/health-equity/race-ethnicity.html View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005655/en/ CONTACT: For Uber: [email protected] Walgreens: [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA ILLINOIS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE GENERAL HEALTH HEALTH INFECTIOUS DISEASES TECHNOLOGY LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TRANSPORT MOBILE/WIRELESS SOURCE: Uber Technologies, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 08:40 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 08:40 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005655/en Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Facebooklast_img read more

Breaking: Emergency services attending crash near Donegal Town

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Breaking: Emergency services attending crash near Donegal Towncenter_img Previous articleAlmost a million homeowners to pay extra property tax next yearNext articleAontú holding key meeting on beef crisis in Letterkenny tonight News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter By News Highland – November 4, 2019 Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Emergency services are currently attending the scene of a collision outside Donegal Town.The crash happened near the Drumlonagher roundabout on the main Donegal to Ballybofey road shortly before 8am this morning.The road is currently closed with diversions in place.Motorists are being advised to expect delays and allow extra time for your journey this morning.There are no further details at this stage.last_img read more

Trump brother hospitalized in New York: Sources

first_imgPhoto by Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesBy JOHN SANTUCCI, KATHERINE FAULDERS and AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, has been hospitalized in New York, sources told ABC News, a development confirmed by the White House.The details of his condition remain unknown though he is described by several sources as “very ill.”White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed the hospitalization to ABC News, adding that the president and his brother “have a very good relationship” and that the president would be providing more details later.Sources told ABC News the president is expected to visit his brother today, though final details were still being worked out.In June, Robert Trump was hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Mount Sinai hospital in New York for more than a week.This is a developing story, please check back for updates. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Criminal permit rights EU ruling

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Criminal permit rights EU rulingOn 7 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today The European Court of Justice has ruled that Turkish employees granted EUresidence permits through the EC-Turkey Association Agreement cannot have theirright to live and work in the European Union revoked, if found guilty of acrime.Judges held that such an expulsion could only take place where it could beshown that “personal conduct is liable to be prejudicial to the publicinterest again.”The ruling follows an attempt by the Municipality of Nuremberg to expel ÖmerNazli from Germany, following his drugs trafficking conviction. The case will be taken to the Bavarian Administrative Court.last_img

Inexperience creates questions for usually tough Ute defense

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is seeking to reload quickly on defense after returning just two starters from a unit that dominated in the Pac-12 last season.It will be tough for the Utes not to take a step back from what they did defensively with a veteran-laden group.Utah led the Pac-12 in total defense, passing defense, rushing defense and scoring defense in 2019. The Utes recorded the best statistical season by a conference team in the Pac-12 era in three defensive categories. Written by Tags: Utah Utes Football October 16, 2020 /Sports News – Local Inexperience creates questions for usually tough Ute defense Associated Presslast_img

TRANSPLANT SURGEON – SURGICAL DIRECTOR OF LIVER TRANSPLANTATION

first_imgInstructions to Applicants: License or Certificate: The successful candidate will join an active transplant surgeryprogram and the duties will be to meet the clinical and academicneeds of the program. Clinical expectations will include serving asprimary surgeon for liver and kidney transplantation. Thesuccessful candidate will have additional experience in livingdonor liver transplantation, and pediatric liver transplantation.This individual will also be expected to serve as Surgical Directorof the Liver Transplant Program.Academic responsibilities will include training medical students,surgical residents, advanced practice providers, and transplantsurgical fellows. The ideal candidate will be expected toparticipate in academic activities including clinical trials,outcomes, basic and translational, or educational researchprojects. Principal Duties: Institutional Statement on Diversity: Additional Information: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Work Type: Madison is the capital city of Wisconsin. It is situated on severalscenic lakes, and is frequently cited as one of the best cities inwhich to live. It offers an excellent environment for families anda wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. TheUniversity of Wisconsin is an excellent choice for the candidatewho is seeking a career in a world-class academic medical center.UW Health has been recently ranked by US News as the number 1 ratedhospital in the State of Wisconsin. A competitive salary and fringebenefit package is provided. Rachel [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . To apply, click “” to upload a CV and letter of interest.The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 16, 2020,however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. MD required, with specialization in transplantation. The UW Health Transplant Center is one of the world’s leading organtransplant centers, and has been on the forefront of transplantadvancement since its creation in 1966. Surgeons and scientists inthe Division of Transplantation have made innovative discoveriesthat are used throughout the world. It is one of the mostexperienced transplant programs in the nation, and more than 15,000organs have been transplanted at UW in the past 50 years.University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation is recognized asone of the most successful organ procurement programs in thenation.The Division of Transplantation and Department of Surgery at theUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health inMadison WI is seeking a liver and kidney transplant surgeon to jointhe faculty at a large academic transplant center. We perform, onaverage, 330 kidney, 56 pancreas and 110 liver transplants peryear. The UW Health Transplant Center has an establishedpartnership with American Family Children’s Hospital to performpediatric liver and kidney transplants. The Transplant Center alsohas an established affiliated partnership with the William S.Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital to perform liver transplantson U.S. Veterans.We are looking for candidates with a demonstrated track record ofclinical excellence and academic contributions. The departmentprovides a robust infrastructure of services for academic growthand support. A competitive salary and benefit package are provided,including generous academic support.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. UW-Madison is anequal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Job no: 228083-ASWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/SURGERY/TRANSPLANTLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services Position Summary: Job Number: Department(s): Applications Open: Oct 15 2020 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: Completion of an approved residency program and an ASTS approvedtransplant fellowship is required. Candidates must have a minimumof 5 years of practice as an attending liver and kidney transplantsurgeon, and possess clinical and academic credentials sufficientfor appointment at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, orProfessor rank. The candidate must have the credentials that meetthe University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Healthcriteria for promotion or appointment on the Clinical HealthSciences Track. Rank will depend on candidate’s interest andacademic credentials.center_img Contact: Degree and Area of Specialization: Salary: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Appointment Type, Duration: Ongoing/Renewable Anticipated Begin Date: 228083-AS Official Title: PROFESSOR (CHS)(D01NN) or ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS)(D02NN) or ASSTPROFESSOR (CHS)(D03NN) Employment Class: A539742-MEDICAL SCHOOL/SURGERY/TRANSPLANT Wisconsin medical license or eligible for Wisconsin medicallicensure is required.Board certification or board eligibility by the American Board ofSurgery is required. The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Full or Part Time: 50% – 100% Academic Staff-Renewable MARCH 01, 2021last_img read more

Cherwell scoops awards nominations

first_imgCherwell’s website has been nominated for the Best Website in the Student Media Awards 2013 as the shortlist was announced yesterday on the Guardian’s website. In further success, two Cherwell staff members were nominated for individual awards, Sophie Hall Luke for the Student Critic of the Year, and Tom Beardsworth for Student Columnist of the Year.Cherwell’s website is developed by alumnus Adam Hadley, whilst Bang!, Cherwell’s sister publication also run by OSPL (Oxford Student Publications Limited), has likewise been nominated for Best Website.Tom Beardsworth, defying his harsh treatment at the hands of other Oxford media outlets, was modest in victory, “I’m flattered to be shortlisted for the award. However having twitter-stalked the other nominees, who without exception appear far more intelligent and verbose than I am, I doubt it’ll go any further.”Hall Luke, meanwhile, was equally pleased with her nomination. “I’m chuffed to bits to be shortlisted for the Critic of the Year category. I can’t wait to start working on my so-happy-for-you clap in preparation for the ceremony. I only hope that criticising the year 2014 will prove to be as rewarding as criticising 2013 did.It was a somewhat dry set of results for the Oxford Student. James Restall (former OxStu editor) was their only presence on the list of nominations, where he was listed for Best Student Reporter. This followed on from the 2012 shortlist where two separate OxStu editors, Isaac Delestre and James Rothwell, were shortlisted in this category.Restall told Cherwell, “I’m very proud to have been short listed for this award. The last two years have been incredible working with such a talented group at the OxStu.”Delestre, speaking to Cherwell, put the Student Media Awards in perspective, by saying, “I guess it’s kind of impressive, but when you’ve been dubbed history’s second worst Oxonian by a publication with the clout of the Oxford Tab, anything the Guardian has to offer really pales in comparison.”The Oxford Medical School Gazette, “the oldest student medical journal in the world” was nominated for Student Publication of the Year, displacing both Cherwell and OxStu who had been nominated in this category the previous year.Current Editor of Cherwell, Nick Hilton, commented, “The success of the website is testament to our continued position as Oxford’s top online news outlet. I’d also like to extend my congratulations to my predecessor, Tom Beardsworth, for his nomination in a category that many of us did not think he would be eligible for. He is indeed a man of many talents.”Follow the nominees on Twitter:@[email protected]@[email protected]last_img read more

IS IT TRUE MARCH 14. 2017

first_imgIS IT TRUE we told you so?  …for many months we have been telling our readers that the City of Evansville Employee Health Insurance had around a $7 to $8 million dollar deficit with very little money in the rainy day fund to bring these medical bring bills currently? …every time we brought this subject up people in the Mayors and Controllers office said: “we don’t know what the hell we are talking about”? …we wonder how our tax and spend City Council Finance Chairmen is going to explain this issue away since City Controller Lloyd spilled the beans on this issue at last night Council meeting?  …we can’t wait to hear the political spin that tax and spend McGinn put on this issue?IS IT TRUE at last nights City Council meeting City Controller Russ Lloyd publicly disclosed that the city’s Employee Health Insurance deficit is a whopping $7.5 million as of this week? …City Controller Lloyd said the city is going to move around $3 million dollars from the Computer Services Department (that is currently held in escrow) in order help pay off some of the current $7.5 million dollar Employee Health Insurance deficit?  …we wonder why at least one City Council member didn’t have the political guts to come forward and tell the truth about this problem?   …we are very appreciative that City Controller Lloyd came forward and finally told the truth about the city insurance deficit problems?  …we also predict you will be stunned to hear what the City Employees Healthcare deficit will be in three months from now?  …we hope you finally realizing why we keep harping about the city spending our hard earned tax dollars on fun and games and political pork barrel capital projects?  …we just don’t have enough money to pay our current operating expenses unless we borrow money from the Evansville Water and Sewer Department, take money from another City Department account or get an advancement from the  Riverboat Fund to make ends meet?IS IT TRUE it was announced at Monday night Council meeting that the city will start paying down the City Employee Healthcare deficit from the Computer Services Department fund in two installments this year from the Local Income Tax fund?  …Controller.Lloyd said the city will move $3 million from this fund to help pay down the City Employee Healthcare deficit?  …he also stated that the City is now funding the Computer Services Department from money in the Local Income Tax fund?  …we are now wondering if City Council and the Mayor are quietly planning to ask the State to increased the percentage of the Local Income Tax fund without our knowledge?IS IT TRUE we are extremely surprised to hear that members of the local FOP are talking about conducting a “VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE” against Evansville Chief of Police Billy Bolin?  …we are told that this subject will be discussed at Wednesday night FOP  business meeting?  …this meeting will be closed to the media and the public?  …we are also told if the FOP membership hold such a vote against Chief Bolin and it passes it could be extremely damaging to his professional reputation and future effectiveness as Police Chief?IS IT TRUE we are extremely pleased that Evansville City Council tabled the request for a tax phase-in of Gabe’s superstore? …we take issue with tax and spend City Council Finance Chairmen Dan McGinn all-out push to approve this request? …Councilmen Dr. Dan Adams got it right when he suggests if Gabe’s request is approved it will open a floodgate of requests from other Shopping Centers throughout Evansville?… The council shall continue the discussion during the April 10 meeting?IS IT TRUE we are extremely disappointed that City Council approved a preliminary resolution to grant Hemang Shah, with Kinship Hospitality a $750,000 tax benefits to his company that plan to build a hotel in Downtown Evansville? …recently Hemang Shah announced that he is building a 139-room Hyatt Place hotel without any public assistance? … last night Mr. Shah did a turnaround and announced that his company needs the $750,000  tax credit because of unexpected costs overruns concerning the demolition of the old Scottish Rite building in downtown Evansville?  …this seems like a personal problem and not a problem for the taxpayers of Evansville?FOOTNOTE:  Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Are you disappointed in the Evansville City Council and the Mayor for withholding information about the current $7.5 million Employee Health Insurance deficit?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more