Industry 2021 predictions: part six – technology and innovation

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter NK: Without doubt, content will be of huge significance to operators. If anything was proven in 2020, it was that content is still king. For a couple of months in the early part of the pandemic, demand simply could not be served and a point was reached where content was maxed out. Do you think technology improvement and enhancement will be a key focus in 2021, or do you foresee industry investment in new products and solutions slowing? The Covid-19 pandemic will for sure leave a lasting impact on many levels: human resources, online technologies, network and security – moving more services to the cloud, containers and microservices – and towards a higher level of protection for consumers of online gambling entertainment products and services. On the other hand, what do you feel could disrupt the sector or slow progress? Since then, we have become acclimatised to the situation and as I see it now, the solution is to combine the two factors above. That means scaling up, and part of that process is finding ways in which to become more creative. The regulated gaming world has never been bigger and technology is a key enabler for our industry to grow across geographies while adapting to highly different customer needs and behaviours. Regions: Europe US MW: We see a lot of populistic regulation that works very harshly and directly. But the regulators need to be more active against the unlicensed companies that are growing, especially as we see a decreased channelisation that is hurting the industry. In part six we talk to technology and innovation experts. In part one we heard from igaming operators and suppliers, in part two land-based operators and suppliers and part three finance expert. In part four we spoke to those in marketing and part five examined changes for people and the way we work. nikos Konstakis Email Address As we look to the year ahead, industry experts share their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges facing the industry.  Mohit Kansal: We’ll see a further split of regulation trends around the world  – expansion in some markets (e.g. North America), pull-back in others (e.g. Sweden) – much accelerated due to Covid-19. There was also a very active M&A landscape last year – Stars/Flutter brought the largest online gaming company in the world; Entain emerging from GVC; William Hill splitting US and non-US. Consolidation is rampant and is changing all aspects of the market. NK: Up until the pandemic struck, the industry’s technology focus was on increased activity in the US, in addition to lining up new brands across the globe. However, Covid-19 forced us to reassess. Instead, our thought process immediately switched to finding ways of providing content during a period where the customer was not being served in the traditional way and as a result, our sights became trained on creativity during this period. NK: We have seen over the past couple of years that changes to regulation in key markets affects product development, but it ensures the players continue to use the products responsibly. Key markets are entering new legislative phases in Europe, as seen in Germany, the Netherlands and Greece. When you also take into consideration how the US sports betting market is growing, with new states introducing their own rules as they prepare for a gold rush of new customers, it’s clear that speed to market is of the essence. Elsewhere, there is also the importance of South America to consider, including the highly anticipated Brazilian market, which is pushing for regulation this year. 22nd February 2021 | By contenteditor CT: With the global restrictions and lack of interaction that people around the world are experiencing, I believe immersive reality tools could disrupt the sector. VR equipment has finally reached an acceptable price tag, and as people can no longer attend their favourite sports, visit local sports shops or land casinos, they will be looking at trying to replicate that experience. What could slow progress is the increase in cyberattacks (especially DDoS attacks), the epidemiological situation and any decreased solvency of population. CT: I believe AI will continue to be a core discussion point in 2021 – for example, automation, game data analysis, recommendations – and used correctly this technology has large potential and many applications. As the focus towards player protection grows, behaviour analysis and prediction data will grow in importance. AI is not only useful when it comes to suggesting the products in a more targeted way, but it can be applied for strategic automation, predictive monitoring and security. Image: Pixabay MK: I think it will accelerate. With more focus online and lots of marketing dollars flowing, many will be thinking about what’s next and that’s product/technology. You have and will see companies understanding “me-too” or “black-box” doesn’t work. More companies will want to own their customer experience and differentiate rather than spending more and more marketing dollars. Industry 2021 predictions: part six – technology and innovation Cristina Turbatu: From a technology advancement point of view, 2020, with all of its challenges, created an opportunity for companies to focus their business on online services, which led to more organisations moving their operations to the cloud for the ability to scale and manage their services faster. A higher level of focus has also been given to player engagement and safety – using machine learning not only to attract more business but to detect players at risk in these sensitive times. To make this work we need to put the customer at the centre of everything we do, identifying creative user journeys and finding smart ways to feed content to the mobile screen, while successfully serving the demand for contemporary content. Topics: Casino & games Strategy Tech & innovation Product & technology Management Artificial intelligence Product Regtech Virtual reality There was also an increased effort put into understanding and using gamification, at a time when people are in search of more interaction, especially Generation Y, which is more used to passing stages, improving on levels and rewards. In parts six to eight we will focus on technology and innovation, regulation and social responsibility. In parts seven and eight we will focus on regulation and social responsibility. MW: We have seen a change in what the city of Las Vegas represents. It used to be a city only for gaming and has now turned into a city filled with all types of entertainment including spectacular shows. The same thing is happening in our sector. Looking back at 2020, what – other than the Covid-19 pandemic – did you feel was transformational for the industry? And how much of a lasting effect do you think the Covid-19 pandemic will have going forward? We are going from gambling to entertainment. We need to realise that we are part of the entertainment sector and that means new products, new tools for engagement, etc. Using data and insight to deliver a personal user experience will be key. What do you feel is going to be a game-changer for the industry in the coming year? Tags: iGB 2021 Predictions Events last year very much placed the customer at the forefront of the user journey. Digitalisation and improved user-friendliness proved key when dealing with the new market conditions presented by events in 2020, and these themes will continue into the year ahead. Operators and suppliers have never before faced such a concurrent regulatory challenge. Combine this with new alliances, customers and implementations and in my view, what you have is factors that are disruptive to innovation, although ensuring the safety of new and existing customers is a number one priority. cristina turbatu Tech & innovation mohit kansal MW: We will see product enhancements in the future that also include even more entertainment: we will also see progress in the user journeys, which will improve substantially, and it will never stop. Retention seems to be the main industry challenge; we need to provide services that customers want to come back to again and again. mattias wedar The customer will continue to demand high-quality and personalised entertainment; whether you are called Netflix, LeoVegas or YouTube, the demands on customer experience will continue to increase. The pandemic undoubtedly brought difficulties for the industry, but taking the bigger picture into account I believe that there have been some lasting changes for the better. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter CT: I strongly believe technology enhancement will continue to be a focus in 2021 as well. Large global problems create opportunities for creative solutions and push the boundaries on technologies. This is an amazing time to reinvent the online sector and progress. The pandemic brought technology to the fore across many industries but for gaming specifically, it is likely to lead to a greater use of artificial intelligence, gamification and virtual reality in the year ahead as operators look to improve the customer experience. Mohit Kansal, partner, ClairvestNikos Konstakis, VP sportsbook, SG DigitalCristina Turbatu, head of innovation lab and marketplace, PlaytechMattias Wedar, chief product and technology officer, LeoVegas Mattias Wedar: The digitisation of entertainment and games was accelerated considerably when many physical activities were discontinued. This has accelerated behaviour that may not have taken hold in all markets. MK: Land-based transformation – we’re yet to see this as casinos are closed, but I’m excited to see the change that will happen later in 2021/2022 as casinos come back and have money to spend. Cashless has arrived and many casinos have realised they had too many unproductive slot machines. MK: The pandemic has brought greater regulatory scrutiny in some markets and operators must be careful to keep responsible gaming front of mind otherwise the cycle will continue of an exciting/fast growing market that will be constrained and trouble will permeate. Interviewees In 2021, we will see the reinvention of the very definition of content taking place. Sports betting is faced with the constant challenge of meeting demand at all times, catering for every proposition that can be envisaged. Established sports betting products such as build your own bets and micro markets are just the beginning of what we can deliver to customers to ensure they are offered a wide range of markets across all hours of the days. Nikos Konstakis: One of the major knock-on effects was that gaming and sports betting became established as an intrinsic part of the overall entertainment industry. When people were confined to their homes in lockdown, sports betting became a widespread form of entertainment for many. Instead of, for example, consuming Netflix or Spotify, many used their leisure time to place bets.last_img read more

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Distressed Homeowners Still Turning to Permanent Loan Modifications

first_img About Author: Brian Honea  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Distressed Homeowners Still Turning to Permanent Loan Modifications Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago March 21, 2016 1,728 Views Tagged with: HOPE NOW Non-foreclosure solutions Permanent Loan Modifications Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Gap Between First-Time Buyer and Repeat Buyer Risk Continues to Widen Next: FHFA: Debt Reduction is ‘Still Under Consideration’ Subscribe Distressed Homeowners Still Turning to Permanent Loan Modifications in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Share Savecenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Foreclosures are way down and many housing fundamentals are at pre-crisis levels. But for those borrowers still facing foreclosure or at risk of defaulting, permanent loan modification remains a popular option.According to data released on Monday by HOPE NOW, a private sector alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, mortgage insurers and non-profit counselors, another 26,000 homeowners received permanent loan modifications during the month of January. That number includes modifications completed under both proprietary programs and the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), which is set to expire at the end of this year.The total number of non-foreclosure solutions—which includes permanent loan modifications, short sales, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, and other workout plans—totaled approximately 102,000 for the month of January, according to HOPE NOW. This number was slightly more than three times the number of foreclosure sales completed during the month (33,000). Foreclosure sales, which typically see a seasonal decline in December due to holiday moratoriums, jumped by 35 percent over-the-month in January from 24,000 up to 33,000.Serious delinquencies were also up over-the-month in January, from 1.62 million to 1.84 million (an increase of 14 percent), according to HOPE NOW. Foreclosure starts also jumped over-the-month by 6 percent, from 54,000 to 58,000.“HOPE NOW members remain dedicated to helping those homeowners who are still in need of mortgage assistance,” said Eric Selk, Executive Director of HOPE NOW. “Our data indicates that the housing market is taking the necessary steps towards recovery. Although the foreclosure starts, sales and serious delinquency numbers increased in January, we usually see this trend in our historical data. Despite these jumps, over 102,000 homeowners received a home retention or non-foreclosure solution—a 4 percent increase from December. And although permanent modifications decreased in January, servicers continue to utilize other solutions such as repayment or retention plans to aid at-risk homeowners.”Out of the permanent loan modifications completed in January, about 19,000 were completed through proprietary programs and 7,616 were completed through HAMP, according to HOPE NOW. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago HOPE NOW Non-foreclosure solutions Permanent Loan Modifications 2016-03-21 Brian Honea Related Articleslast_img read more

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Health Service Executive urging people to get the flu vaccine

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Health Service Executive urging people to get the flu vaccine RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Facebook By News Highland – October 9, 2012 Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Previous articleMalin Head man suffered injuries consistent with a car crash in fatal attackNext articleRally in support of Donegal Home Help Service in Letterkenny on Friday week News Highland WhatsApp The Health Service Executive is urging everyone over 65, pregnant woman, people with chronic illnesses and healthcare workers to get vaccinated against influenza.Over 56% of people over 65 with a medical card were immunised against flu in 2011, down from 60% the year before and significantly below the World Health Organisation’s target of 75%.Launching its annual flu vaccination campaign, the HSE stressed that the vaccine is the best defence against what can be a very serious illness.The vaccine is free for at-risk groups, while people with a medical or GP visit card can also get the vaccine and their consultation for free.Director of Public Health with the HSE in Donegal, Dr Anthony Brelsin, stressed the vaccine doesn’t give people the flu…[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/bres1pm.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebooklast_img read more

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Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday October 30th

first_img WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday October 30th:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/30news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday October 30th Previous articleRevised Fixture’s for Ulster Senior LeagueNext articleMotorists advised to avoid Mulvin Rd, Sion Mills due to crash News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By News Highland – October 30, 2019 Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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Liam Whoriskey found guilty of manslaughter of Derry toddler

first_img WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – October 16, 2019 A 25 year old man has been found guilty of the manslaughter of Derry toddler Kayden McGuinness.Liam Whoriskey, of Glenabbey Gardens, Derry has also been found guilty today of one charge of child cruelty.The three-year-old was found dead in his bed in Derry in September 2017.Following an 18 day long trial and after just one hour and twenty minutes of deliberations, Whoriskey shook his head when the jury announced that he’d been found unanimously guilty of killing Kayden between the evening of September 16th and the morning of September 17th, 2017, when he was babysitting the child and the child’s baby sister.The 25 year old from Derry was also found guilty of inflicting child cruelty on the child relating to an incident on August 15th, 2017.The 3 year old died as a result of fifteen blunt trauma injuries which caused a bleeding and a swelling of his brain.Family and friends of the toddler roared and clapped in a packed public gallery when the verdicts were announced.The judge excused the 11 jurors for life.Speaking outside court, the child’s mother, Erin McLaughlin said it has been a very, very difficult time and said that she was ‘happy’ with the verdict.Whoriskey has been remanded in continuing custody until a plea and sentencing hearing on November 29th. Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleRyan Rainey named USL Player of the MonthNext articleLYIT suffer narrow defeat. News Highland Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Liam Whoriskey found guilty of manslaughter of Derry toddler Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

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Council looks down under to fill social work posts

first_img Comments are closed. Social workers from Australia and New Zealand are beingtargeted to fill vacancies in the UK. “Consequently, 95 per cent of those interviewed were offeredand accepted social work positions within Newham.” Now, Capita is preparing to introduce an internationalcampaign to target suitable candidates in Australia and New Zealand to helpfill remaining vacancies at Newham. Rashid Patel, principal HR officer for London Borough ofNewham, said, “Suitable candidates were pre-selected and screened by Capita,saving us valuable time and resources and ensuring that only appropriatecandidates were invited to attend panel interviews. Previous Article Next Article  www.capitagroup.com By Lisa Bratby Council looks down under to fill social work postsOn 9 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today The London Borough of Newham has recruited nine qualifiedsocial worker within the UK in the first six weeks of a recruitment campaign beingrun with the help of a dedicated team from professional support serviceorganisation Capita. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Prep Sports Roundup: 3/12

first_img Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseballCrimson Cliffs ClassicST. GEORGE, Utah-Jake Eichorn homered and Caden Carter earned the win on the mound as the Beaver Beavers downed Class 4-A Tooele 7-6 at the Crimson Cliffs Classic Friday. Derek Robinson, Tyler Medrano, Treyson Hunter and Cobe Carter also added RBI in victory for the Beavers.Panther-Tiger ClassicHURRICANE, Utah-Jace Sandberg netted 2 RBI and took the win on the mound as the Grantsville Cowboys bested the Kanab Cowboys 7-5 Friday at the Panther-Tiger Classic at Hurricane High School. Derek Houston and Cole Clarkson had 2 RBI apiece in the loss for the Kanab Cowboys. Drew Hafen added another RBI for Kanab.ST. GEORGE, Utah-Jantzen Anderson’s 3 RBI led the way as the Corner Canyon Chargers hammered South Sevier 15-0 at the Panther-Tiger Classic Friday at Pine View High School.HURRICANE, Utah-Wyatt Payton posted 2 RBI and the Juab Wasps humbled Class 5-A Murray 4-1 Friday at the Panther-Tiger Classic at Huricane High School. Tryker Greenhalgh and Jaxton Adams also added RBI in victory for the Wasps. Porter Bowles took the win on the mound for the Wasps.Non-RegionAMERICAN FORK, Utah-Jayden Lopez had 2 RBI and the Providence Hall Patriots downed North Sanpete 8-3 Friday in non-region baseball action. Landon Milne had an RBI in defeat for the Hawks.FILLMORE, Utah-Creed Mogle, Tayton King, Colter King and Janzen Keisel each had RBI and the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs pounded Millard 10-0 in non-region baseball action Friday. The Bulldogs earned six runs in the victory with the other four coming by virtue of Eagles errors.DELTA, Utah-Ty Birkeland stepped up with 4 RBI and the Morgan Trojans drilled Delta 9-0 Friday in non-region baseball action. Birkeland also earned the win on the mound for the Trojans.SoftballNon-RegionCASTLE DALE, Utah-Madisyn Childs homered and posted 6 RBI as the Emery Spartans smacked Delta 11-0 in non-region softball action Friday. Kaily Stanworth doubled in defeat for the Rabbits.ST. GEORGE, Utah-CheyAnn Lewis homered and Kaysee Flanders added 3 RBI as the Juab Wasps outlasted Dixie 7-6 Friday in non-region softball action. Deborah Tofi had 3 RBI in the loss for the Flyers.Boys SoccerRegion 14NEPHI, Utah-Ryker Richards scored twice and Brayden Bryan also found the net as the Juab Wasps edged North Sanpete 3-2 Friday in Region 14 boys soccer action.Non-RegionMANTI, Utah-Trace Boggess amassed a hat trick and the Manti Templars pounded Providence Hall 5-1 Friday in non-region boys soccer action. Keegan Strickland and Dylan Christensen also scored in the win for Manti. Juan Palmerin, Marcos Frutos and Oscar Carrasco each added assists in victory for the Templars.MONROE, Utah-Kelly Mangum posted 5 goals and the Parowan Rams drilled South Sevier 7-1 in non-region boys soccer action Friday. Blake Vellinga scored in defeat for the South Sevier Rams.center_img March 12, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 3/12last_img read more

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NHB Departs for Pacific Partnership 2012

first_img View post tag: Departs April 23, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today NHB Departs for Pacific Partnership 2012 Training & Education View post tag: Pacific NHB Departs for Pacific Partnership 2012center_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: NHB View post tag: Naval Throughout the week of April 16-20, approximately 40 staff members from Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) have departed to report for Pacific Partnership 2012.Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12), the largest annual humanitarian and civic action (HCA) mission in the Asia-Pacific region, will begin May 1, and include engagements with the host nations of Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia.Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Priscilla Sanchez of NHB’s Emergency Room is one of NHB’s doctors, nurses, hospital corpsmen and support staff augmenting the multi-specialized team of preventive medicine, veterinarians and medical, dental and engineering personnel embarking on board hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) for the mission that is expected to last approximately four and a half months. “I’m excited and ready for my first deployment. I volunteered for this mission and am happy to help and give back to others,” said Sanchez. “We will see, meet and work with different cultures and different countries. Just being able to share in the diversity will be a great opportunity all its own,” Sanchez said, a San Antonio, Texas native, who besides providing her ER technician skill when needed also plans on getting as many at-sea qualifications as she can during the anticipated four-month journey.As has been the case in the past, medical and dental projects in each country are tailored to the requests of the host nation based on needs in the areas of public health and preventive medicine, veterinary care, optometry and ophthalmology, dental, adult and pediatric medicine, immunizations, nutritional counseling, biomedical repair and medical environmental assessments. Medical subject matter expert exchanges are designed to build capacity for host and partner nation providers to better understand respective cultural and provider practices. In addition, Pacific Partnership deploys with an engineering team made up of members of the Naval Construction Force (Seabees) to construct and repair projects requested by the host nations.“You will travel to countries you’ve never been, meet people you will never forget, and for years afterwards, you will have that feeling of satisfaction of doing why you chose to be part of Navy Medicine in the first place,” said Capt. Christopher Culp, NHB commanding officer, leading the command to bid farewell to the departing staff members.Mercy is slated to set sail in early May from San Diego for the annual HCA mission, which is sponsored by the U.S. Pacific Fleet and began in 2006 as a result of the 2004 Indonesian tsunami that ravaged the Banda Aceh area of Sumatra.PP 2012 will also be the first deployment for Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Ney.“Everyone departing from here seems to be looking forward to it. Every single person I’ve talked to who has been on the deployment says it’s a great opportunity to visit places that most of us would never deploy to, let alone have a chance to go on any other kind of trip. I’ve got my camera packed, per family request. I’m ready to make the most of this, see as much as I can and lend a hand when needed,” said Ney.At the invitation of the host nations, military and civilian professionals from Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Republic of Korea, Thailand and the United States, along with non-government organizations (NGO) and international agencies, will partner to execute tailored HCA projects and subject matter expert exchanges. These HCA projects and events, coordinated at the request of each host nation, will employ the collaborative capabilities of all participants in medical, dental, veterinary, public health services, engineering and disaster response activities that will help to increase confidence, capability and preparedness of host and partner nations to respond to natural disasters and crisis.Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership 2012 has collaborated with partner nations, NGOs and host nation counterparts to focus on sustainability projects on a range of topics from basic first aid, preventative health and hygiene, and women’s health; beach and seawall corrosion, and maintenance of fisheries; and combined animal and public health campaigns. Host nations that ensure they are equipped with sustainable programs that prepare for and support emergency relief efforts align with a broader goal for maintaining a stable and secure Pacific region.For the children of Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Guyland Charles, preparing his seabag along with others, it became a lot clearer that their father was leaving on an extended business trip.“I think my son is having a harder time in dealing with this than anyone else,” said Charles.“We’ll miss him, but I like the fact that if I got to share him with others, he’s going on a humanitarian mission to help others,” said his spouse Alicia Charles.In addition to aiding the health, security, and improvement of disaster response capabilities of the host nations, the partnerships forged through Pacific Partnership missions help to ensure that the international community is better prepared to synchronize and function together as a coordinated force when disaster strikes.[mappress]Navaltoday Staff, April 23, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: partnership Share this articlelast_img read more

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IS IT TRUE MAY 23, 2016

first_imgIS IT TRUE that the Director of the Evansville DMD Kelly Coures is at it again?  … he now wants to start an Affordable Housing Trust Fund that will work in conjunction with the recently approved the Evansville Brownfields Corp. “Land Bank” project? …he hopes that both taxpayers programs will not only clean blight from Evansville neighborhoods but also will provide our disadvantaged with affordable housing?  …all we can ask is “When is Mr. Coures going to stop spending our hard earned tax dollars on unproven “Pie In The Sky” bureaucratic programs? …if you disagree with this decisions then you should attend the CORE sponsored “Community Roundtable” discussion of local issues to be held at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, in the meeting room at the North Park Library, 960 Koehler Drive?IS IT TRUE last week Mr. Course announced that he has created yet another unproven bureaucratic program for the taxpayers to fund? …the name of his new bureaucratic project is called NoCoMakers District? …in 2014 the Evansville Redevelopment Commission purchased 6 vacant lots in a seedy part of town for a whooping $435,000 without any plans to develop them? …two years later the DMD and ERC have decided to put out a “Request For Proposal” in order to help them to decide what to do with these vacant properties?   …we wonder if any business investor would spend $435,000 on property located in a seedy part of town without any idea of what they will use it for? …if you disagree with this decision then you should attend the CORE sponsored “Community Roundtable” discussion of local issues to be held at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, in the meeting room at the North Park Library, 960 Koehler Drive?IS IT TRUE we like to commend the Westside Home Improvement Neighborhood Association for not accepting any public subsidiaries from the City of Evansville?  …we have been told the majority of the Evansville Neighborhood Association organizations are being subsidized by the City?  …we also hear that they received around $5,000 a year from the City?  …we also have been told that the City also pays the salary of a Director and the office space to oversee and direct the functions the Evansville Neighborhood Association?  …we also have been told that the City also subsidiaries the Annual Evansville Neighborhood Associations Banquet?  …we wonder if anyone knows what it costs the taxpayers for the City to sponsor this Banquet and how much is the City is paying for the Director and the office space to oversee and direct the functions the Evansville Neighborhood Associations?IS IT TRUE one of our readers received a collection letter concerning an already paid  $17.21 medical bill from a Deaconesses Hospital high powered lawyer located in Indy?  …we wonder how much Deaconesses Hospital is paying this Indy attorney to collect this already paid $17.21 medical bill?  …it looks like Deaconesses Hospital collections department are beating the bushes to generate additional money so they can pay their CEO the estimated $1.6 plus million dollar yearly salary ( not including benefits or perks)?IS IT TRUE we are hearing that the upcoming Vanderburgh County Republican party caucus will have two well qualified candidates to compete for the vacant County Commission seat?   …the winner of this political caucus will represent the party in the November 3, 2016 general election?…we are pleased that the local Republican party leadership decided not to agree to an inter-party political trade-off concerning this vacant County Commission seat? …  we are also glad that the local GOP has finally realized that inter-party political trade-offs is not good for the voters or the party?IS IT TRUE “when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny! When the Government fear the people we have Liberty? ..could this be a good reason for you to attend the CORE sponsored “Community Roundtable” discussion of local issues to be held at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, in the meeting room at the North Park Library, 960 Koehler Drive?IS IT TRUE 177 CCO readers voted in our most recent  “Readers Poll”?  …the poll question was : Do you feel that members of the Evansville Police Department are doing a good job protecting the citizens of Evansville?  …134 people voted “YES”,  27 voted  “NO” and 14 said they DIDN”T KNOW”?  …we totally agree with the CCO readers that voted “YES” in this poll?FOOTNOTE: todays “Readers Poll” question is:  Are you glad that the local GOP has finally realized the inter-party political trade-offs is not good for the voters or the party?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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The demon cake

first_imgThe Experimental Food Society is at it again exploring the boundaries of art and food. In its latest Spectacular on 21 and 22 October at the Truman Brewery in London E1, one participant was artist Sharon Baker, who sculpts dough like wet plaster. For the occasion she produced hundreds of bread rolls, cast from the hand of the survivalist television presenter Ray Mears.Among other works of art, the aptly named Baker has been known to make a life-size figure loaf of her own naked body. “I don’t want to make art out of things that will last forever,” she told Telegraph reporter and self-declared ’food art’ skeptic Rupert Christiansen. “I prefer materials which, like human beings, have their life and then degenerate and die. And if I get bored with bread, I’m going to move on to jelly, icing sugar and toffee.” Well, we guess she has to earn a crust somehowlast_img read more

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