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Alex Burton Is Against Any Tax Increase

first_imgAlex Burton Is Against Any Tax IncreaseCity Council At-Large candidate Alex Burton stated today he is absolutely against raising taxes after several current members of the council stated they would consider raising taxes to help the city’s finances.“The taxpayers of Evansville should not be roped into a political game.  Property taxes continue to rise and we shouldn’t stack an increase in the local income tax on top of that.  I’m not convinced that the Mayor and current City Council has exhausted all possibilities to control spending,” he said.“Burton believes that it is imperative that the City focus on the basic needs of our city. He also believes that public safety officials must be fully equipped and adequately trained.”“2016 and beyond is dependent on what this current council and administration can agree on.  We cannot continue to kick the can down the road as it relates to our city’s finances.  I urge both the administration and current City Council  members to make decisions to improve the health of our city’s finances.” Burton said.Alex continues to campaign on the basis of teamwork, good policy, and the future of Evansville.  “He understands that in order for Evansville to be its best we must learn from the past, make sound decisions in the present, and prepare for the future”.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

MOIPA, GFF join forces to provide Hurricane aid

first_imgTHE Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs (MoIPA) and the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) have organised a double-header in aid of relief to persons in the Caribbean who are affected by the two recent Hurricanes Irma and Maria.The MoIPA has fielded two Heritage All-Stars football teams that will be up against the Guyana Football Federation President’s XI team and an U-17 team in two charity matches this Sunday.The games will take place at the Everest Cricket Club ground in aid of persons in the Caribbean who were affected by the natural disaster.This is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs (MoIPA) and the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) female team.This match-up comes hot on the heels of the just concluded Annual Indigenous Heritage Games that saw female defending champs out of Region 7 Paruima retain their title, while Port Kaituma defied all odds to bag the male title.The MoIPA and the GFF see this as its corporate responsibility to support such a worthy cause since a number of Guyanese who live in the Caribbean were adversely affected.The Heritage All-Stars team includes Frankie Parks, Kacy De Silva, Joshua Aaron, Keith James, Murphy Felix, Keiron Solomon, Albert Smith, Mark Valenzuela, Nicholas Peters, Lindel Joseph, Ackley Bucknan, Gerald Isaacs, Colloyer Daniels, Canadian Smith, Clinton Williams, Delano Mentore, Kevin Mingo, Seon Semple, Jagong Jagok, Jason Ramjohn, Julian Joseph and Troy McLennon.The ball-weavers take to the field in the evening’s first match at 18:00hrs, followed by the feature encounter at 20:00hrs.Admission is $500 and all proceeds will go to those affected by the hurricanes.last_img read more

Calls for an end to Grealish discussion

first_imgThe Aston Villa playmaker was left out of Martin O’Neill’s extended squad yesterday after the Ireland boss revealed that the teenager had turned-down an offer to be involved with the team for the matches against England and Scotland.Cunningham says that should be the end of any talk of Grealish as an Irish international.last_img

Miller: After gut check, could Paul, Griffin and Clippers be gutted?

first_imgPerhaps this all sounds a little absurd, the Clippers’ core cemented as one, now in their sixth season together. This trio goes all the way back to Vinny Del Negro, after all, something no other player on this team can claim.Remember, however, that at this time last year, not many thought Kevin Durant would be leaving Oklahoma City, either, and least of all for Golden State.It wasn’t that long ago that the notion of LeBron James returning to Cleveland would have sounded as ridiculous as it once sounded to suggest he’d ever leave Cleveland in the first place.No, NBA doesn’t exactly stand for Notable Breakup Ahead. But, clearly, it’s much easier to get a guarantee from Best Buy these days than it is from your favorite pro basketball team.The shocking example Durant gave us last summer is the only proof necessary that the NBA is more predictable on the court than off, Doppler radar also not needed to see these Clippers again coming up short this postseason.Should they advance beyond the Jazz – and, come on, fellas, one of Utah’s most important players was injured in Game 1 before having a chance to even moisten the neck line of his jersey – the Clippers then face the prospect of the Warriors.One of the popular themes early in these playoffs is how a reloaded Golden State team is on a mission after blowing a big Finals lead to James and the Cavaliers in 2016.It’s pretty difficult to envision that mission ending in Round 2, practically given how the Warriors have dealt with the Clippers recently, which is to say rather harshly.In February, a headline on Fox Sports’ website announced that Paul “needs to abandon” the Clippers in favor of playing in the Eastern Conference, the writer suggesting CP3 would be better off as CP-Free, Paul’s current team an irreparable lost cause.Maybe that assessment sounds a little severe but consider that the opening line of the story declared “Chris Paul is flirting with the title of greatest failure in NBA history,” and you get the idea of how cruelly his playoff shortcomings are viewed nationally.Paul, of course, never has taken a team beyond the second round of any postseason, his overall series record at a stunningly underwhelming 4-8.Still, I can’t conceive of him doing anything in this lifetime or 100 others that would make Paul a greater NBA failure than Donald Sterling. But I do agree with the general sentiment, the Clippers remaining stuck in a very discouraging place.They are simply too good not to be a perennial playoff team yet not good enough to contend for a title. For everything the Clippers are, they aren’t the Warriors, Spurs or, right now, even the Rockets.Barring a shocking playoff run, it certainly feels like things need to change around here and rather drastically. I’m not sure that means Paul and/or Griffin leaving, but we’ve all seen less likely things happen in this league in July.Who knows? Maybe the Clippers spent all their offseason magic in 2015, when Jordan was briefly kidnapped by the Dallas Mavericks before his Clippers pals paid his ransom by showing him their undying devotion.That situation remains one of the most startling turnarounds in NBA free-agent history and marks the greatest comeback ever for a franchise that has trailed so often in its history.This summer, it could be Jordan doing the desperate recruiting as time tick, tick, ticks away, the Clippers’ hypothetical fate a whole lot worse than a shot-clock violation. So now, just two quick games in the postseason, is the ideal time to contemplate the possibility of the Clippers, as we recognize them today, being on the verge of a catastrophic, soul-crippling, franchise-crushing implosion.Although it’s still too early to panic, it’s never too early ponder, especially when pondering the absolute worst of outcomes.Chris Paul and Blake Griffin both can opt out of the final years of their contracts this summer and exit via free agency, something no one is forecasting at the moment.But should this Utah series end poorly – and, honestly, even if it ends well – Doppler radar is not required for forecasts to change dramatically.Such a two-headed defection would constitute a genuine offseason for the Clippers, who suddenly could be rebuilding from a “Big Three” to a “Big One,” DeAndre Jordan not an altogether bad starting point, as long as you’re not preoccupied with offense. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img LOS ANGELES >> Six months and 82 games of labored breathing earned the Clippers a home-court advantage that then lasted four entire quarters before vanishing as convincingly as the NBA career of Keith Closs.They fell – collapsed, actually – Saturday against a Utah Jazz team that was playing shorthanded and with the heavy history of having lost 18 of its past 20 games to the Clippers.“Obviously, you want to win all your home games,” Coach Doc Rivers said after the defeat. “We fought all the way until the end of the year to get it. Now, we’ve given it right back.”Believe it, fortunes can change quickly in a sport that demands something happen every 24 seconds or it’s a violation.last_img read more

New and Vintage Spring Market to be held Saturday, April 2 at Memorial

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