IS IT TRUE JULY 17, 2017

first_imgIS IT TRUE that U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon just announced that he will only take written questions at his July 21 Friday night “Town Hall” meeting? …that 8th District congressman’s Bucshon has decided to only answers questions that are submitted to him on cards that are submitted to a moderator? …we find it extremely laughable that the congressmen will require questioners to stand up when their questions are read by the moderator, but he will not give them a microphone to make comments to him?  …holding a “Town Hall” meeting on Friday evening is an obvious way for congressmen Bucshon to discourage his constituents from attending this meeting? …if 8th District Congressmen Bucshon can’t take the political heat he should get out of the political kitchen?IS IT TRUE that a group of private citizens has formed a group to “Support Those Who Protect Us”?  …that people from all walks of life shall be holding a “Public Safety Appreciation Ceremony” on August 23, 2017 on the steps of the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum?  …stay turned for additional information concerning this long overdue public event thanking the “Public Service Employees” of Vanderburgh County for doing an outstanding job in protecting us?IS IT TRUE that the Henderson sized town of Desert Hot Springs, CA that has faced some serious financial challenges recently, has opened a new dog park?…one can debate whether or not this was a wise decision but an interesting thing about this dog park is that it only costed $60,000 to design and install a very state of the art dog park?…if we contrast that with the million dollar plus pooch park that was proposed by the Winnecke Administration for the Roberts Stadium lot, one must ask just how golden the golden retrievers of Evansville think they are?IS IT TRUE that Mayor Winnecke’s Chief of Staff, Steve Schafer has challenged the study that proclaimed the long violent place called Gary, Indiana to be safer than Evansville on the grounds that assaults in Gary are not being reported?…Mr. Schaefer has done an analysis of the ratio of murders to assault in Gary being unexplainably low?…there is a problem with getting people to testify in places where the police are not well respected so we expect that Mr. Schaefer’s assertion has some merit?…the words “I didn’t see nothing” are the enemy of safe streets and while Evansville does have a problem with finding willing witnesses, we agree with Mr. Schaefer that Gary is benefitting from under-reporting of assaults by its citizens?…that for the time being the official FBI numbers support the assertion that Gary is safer than Evansville?…we don’t believe these “official” numbers any more than we believe the “official” unemployment numbers, or that the Affordable Healthcare Act has made healthcare affordable?…the only certainly with government data these days is that it is certainly gamed to the point of disbelief?Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you feel that Congressmen Larry Bucshon is insulting his constituents by holding his Town Hall meeting late Friday evening?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of our advertisers. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Sokratis Papastathopolous eyeing a move outside of Europe when he leaves Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Sokratis Papastathopolous eyeing a move outside of Europe when he leaves Arsenal Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 5 Mar 2019 12:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link48Shares Sokratis Papastathopolous is eyeing a move outside of Europe after he leaves Arsenal (Getty Images)Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopolous has only been at the Emirates since July but already the Greek defender is plotting the next move of an already well-travelled career.The 30-year-old, who has played for clubs in his homeland, Italy, Germany and now England, has set his sights on moving outside of Europe when his Arsenal contract expires in 2021, by admitting that a move to Asia or the United States would appeal to him.Sokratis has impressed during his debut campaign with the Gunners and delivered an excellent display in Saturday’s north London derby draw with Tottenham by effectively shackling Harry Kane throughout.AdvertisementAdvertisementConsidering he has been arguably the club’s best defender, Arsenal fans will not want to hear that Sokratis is already planning his future beyond the Emirates, although he insisted he wishes to honour the contract he signed in the summer which runs until 2021.ADVERTISEMENT The defender caught the eye during the north London derby (Getty Images)In an interview with Kicker, via Calciomercato, he said: ‘In the summer I will be 31, I have two years of contract with Arsenal, then I would like to play in the US or in Asia.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMajor League Soccer in the United States has long been considered an excellent destination for European players reaching the twilight years of their careers, as emphasised by David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and most recently Wayne Rooney, all making the move stateside in their 30s.Although Rooney only joined DC United last year, though, there has been a gradual shift in transfer emphasis across the league with a number of clubs, most notably Atlanta United seeking to acquire younger players from South America, such as Miguel Almiron who recently joined Newcastle United.The Chinese Super League has also grown in reputation of late with a whole host of ex-Premier League players moving there in recent years. Belgian duo Mousa Dembele and Marouane Fellaini both joined clubs in China in January. Fernando Torres, Andres Iniesta and Lukas Podolski, meanwhile, have all moved to Japanese clubs over the past 18-months.Sokratis joined Arsenal in a deal worth a reported £18m from Borussia Dortmund last summer has made 19 Premier League appearances for Unai Emery’s side, playing a key role in their top-four push.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more