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Flight taxes set to double

first_img KCS-content THE cost of air travel will jump by up to 55 per cent from Monday when the government increases air passenger duty.The tax will rise by a third to £60 per person for economy flights to the US, it emerged yesterday, while taxes on flights to Asia and Australia will increase by 55 per cent to £85. Business passengers travelling to Asia will see the tax on their tickets rise to £170 compared with £110 last year and £80 two years ago.Another new rule to be introduced from 1 November is that countries will be categorised into bands according to their capital city’s distance from the UK.The decision is likely to lead to anomalies with flights to large countries such as the US, where it will be possible to travel to Hawaii and pay less tax than on flights to the Caribbean, which is much closer to the UK. Thursday 28 October 2010 9:26 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDirect HealthyKate Silverton’s PartnerDirect Healthythedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For whatsapp Sharecenter_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Flight taxes set to double last_img read more

LatAm betting market snapshot

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Blueclaw analyst Martin Calvert looks at the key betting sites in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia The long view The future of betting in Latin America is still not set in stone and industry investors and operators need to be aware of the differences between countries rather than being blinded by hype. That said, the main driver of change across a variety of nations in the region is tax, with Colombia furthest along the road to formalising a modern and regulated betting economy.While other nations will be looking to the Colombian example, they have the potential to go their own way.In SEO terms, some things always remain the same: understanding the needs of your audience, the commercial value of the keywords they use and the competitive challenge are the keys to a profitable strategy.The most proactive operators and affiliates will be preparing to attract Latin American traffic through native-language content, payment options and relevant offers in anticipation of further deregulation. Laying the SEO groundwork now, informed by the strategies of companies who are already ranking in these individual countries, is a smart approach.Martin Calvert is marketing director at Blueclaw, a betting and gaming-focused SEO, content marketing, PPC and social PR agency. Martin heads up Blueclaw’s internal marketing team and performs a strategic role on behalf of a number of key clients.Related article: LatAm iGaming Dashboard – May 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: LATAM Brazil Colombia Mexico 9th May 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart Martin Calvert of leading search market agency Blueclaw analyses some of the key betting sites in the three high-opportunity territories of Mexico, Brazil and Colombia.It’s little wonder all eyes are on the Latin American gaming landscape these days, with its unparalleled sporting passion and mobile-internet connectivity combining with an increasingly open regulatory framework to deliver some serious growth opportunities.Despite belonging to a single region, each country has its own specific regulations, norms and industry leaders. To help guide operators and affiliates with an interest in Latin America, the Blueclaw team has analysed some of the key betting sites identified by iGaming Business in three high-opportunity countries: Mexico, Brazil and Colombia.For those looking to capitalise, it’s important to  base decisions on solid insight and understanding  of the competitive landscape. Over the following  pages we focus on some vital digital facts and figures and highlight the traits of some of the most popular sites, based on snapshot data.Mexico While Mexico is experiencing huge growth, particularly as a sportsbook market, there are a few quirks that should be kept in mind by those looking  to expand in the country.Betting might be legal but many in the sector would agree that it only really started to professionalise  in line with regulation in the past decade.In terms of the market opportunity, there are a number of factors at play. While internet connectivity is increasing all the time and mobile penetration has reached over 90%, with smartphone adoption expected to hit 75% by 2020, this does lag behind other Latin American nations.Internet use is on the rise, particularly via mobile devices, but there has been slow take-up of broadband subscriptions, with single-digit annual growth being common.Mexico had an estimated 81 million mobile phone users in 2016. Opportunity in this sports-mad nation, therefore, is in capitalising on the mobile moment.A significant portion of the homegrown betting sector is focused on serving foreigners with higher disposable income, while a large number of  Mexican fans chose to bet on international sites. It’s easy to see why: the popularity of the Spanish language, wide acceptance of Mexican players and potentially bigger wins due to lack of regulation, all have a part to play.As the market grows and matures, we expect to see more firms – both homegrown and international – targeting Mexican players.Betting contenders compared Three of the top sites visited by Mexican users are, and, all focused primarily on football betting. From an SEO authority perspective, they don’t have jaw-dropping statistics.For context, Sky Bet in the UK has a citation flow  of 61 and a trust flow of 58, while William Hill has  a citation flow of 49 and a trust flow of 44.While has a large amount of inbound links, actually has links from more than double the number of unique domains. Caliente also has the most page-one rankings for the terms apuestas deportivas México (sports betting Mexico) and fútbol apuestas México (football betting Mexico).In terms of visibility – a calculation made by taking into account the number of keywords ranked for, as well as the traffic associated with these keywords – Caliente again comes out in front.We tend to take SEMrush traffic projections with a pinch of salt but the monthly suggested figures shown in the table above again show Caliente doing very well in terms of monthly traffic drawn from Mexican users.center_img Tags: Online Gambling Brazil The Brazilian market opportunity is potentially huge, with the country seemingly edging closer to allowing regulated legal gambling.Many people are surprised that in this football-crazy country gambling is legally prohibited. But the reality on the ground is less clear-cut; just as activities such as smoking in public and topless sunbathing are theoretically illegal but these things happen largely without consequences, so betting  is a fact of life too.Informal betting frequently happens and international sites pick up significant traffic and bets from Brazilian visitors. But the move to fully regulated betting will still be a big shift for the country and, by extension, the profits of operators and affiliates.KPMG recently put a number on the opportunity offered by Brazil, in a report prepared for industry trade body the Remote Gambling Association. It estimates that the Brazilian online betting market could be worth R$6.7bn (£1.4bn) – if properly regulated.With a population in excess of 207 million, and mobile penetration increasing, betting brands should consider laying the groundwork now for expansion in the country. Connectivity doesn’t need to be comparable with Europe for such a large market to be appealing.In terms of gambling traffic, sports remains the biggest sector by volume. However, many might be surprised at the passion for lottery terms and by the growth trajectory of search traffic in sites that focus  on games of chance.Betting contenders compared The Blueclaw team has investigated several sites from an SEO-metric perspective.As with those we looked into for the Mexican market, each of these sites focuses hugely on football. Given the legal status of betting in Brazil, it’s clear why these sites have an international focus while also accommodating Portuguese-language traffic.Monthly traffic estimates for the data we have available from the region seem low, though Bumbet and Sportingbet have a good spread of keywords. Of the sites identified, Sportingbet are the winners in pure visibility. Colombia We’ve already discussed the opportunity in Brazil and, even though that nation has a population more than four times the size of Colombia’s, many industry analysts see Colombia as the most interesting market.Coljuegos, the official body behind regulation of the industry in Colombia, has a stated aim of establishing the country as the leader in Latin America. In this ever-more friendly and open regulatory landscape, betting is an increasingly legal and widespread sight. With major operators set to invest more in Colombia, those entering the market can anticipate a competitive race to establish market share.In contrast to Brazil, there are fewer official restrictions on betting and, according to Frixo, there are no laws to prevent Colombians from betting at online bookies. There are approximately 462 offshore sportsbooks accommodating Colombian players, including at least 92 with Spanish-language site support.While homegrown betting operations are set to expand as the country opens up further, the increasing support of the government is (of course) driven by an appetite to tax the sector.Nevertheless, making the effort to be compliant and building presence in the country should reap rewards – particularly as the mobile-connected population becomes more accustomed to legal betting and the trust factor created by regulation.Betting contenders compared Of the sites selected for analysis, Bet365 understandably has the best metrics in terms of SEO trust and authority. A major international player, it is the standout success of all the global brands that have started to target Colombia.The ability of ‘big beasts’ such as Bet365 to rapidly acquire market share in regions of opportunity in Latin America and elsewhere may seem intimidating, but given how competitive other countries are (not least the UK) there are still big opportunities for any smaller betting brands willing to work hard on localisation, player experience and SEO.As we can see, in terms of estimated monthly traffic in the country (provided by SEMrush), is performing best. This could be attributed to the homegrown nature of the site, and the much higher spread of keywords that rank in the country, even compared to Bet365. LatAm betting market snapshot Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

National Bank of Malawi HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgNational Bank of Malawi ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Bank of Malawi ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Malawi ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Malawi (  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNational Bank of Malawi is a leading financial institution in Malawi; providing solutions for retail, corporate and investment banking and stock broking services through a national network of 22 service branches. The parent company of National Bank of Malawi is Press Corporation Limited (PCL). Its subsidiaries include National Bank of Malawi Nominees Limited and Stockbroker Malawi Registered Limited. The financial institution operates two divisions; corporate banking and retail/personal banking. The corporate banking division specialises in providing financial services through packaged deals. The retail banking division provides personal banking solutions which include utility bill payments, Internet and mobile banking, and ATM facilities. A major revenue source for the National Bank of Malawi is its treasury division which includes a foreign exchange and money market operation. The National Bank of Malawi was established in 1971 with the merger of Barclays Bank DCO (Dominion Colonial Overseas) and Standard Bank (South Africa). National Bank of Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Football League seeks official charity partner for 2012/13

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 17 October 2011 | News The Football League is inviting applications from charities to become its Official Charity Partner for the 2012/13 season.The current partner is Help the Hospices, and previous partners have been Help for Heroes (2009/10) and Marie Curie Cancer Care (2010/11).Charities that apply should outline how their partnership “would have a positive impact on The League’s 72 member clubs, their fans and communities”. Proposals should be no longer than two A4 pages, and should indicate how the charity would manage the relationship with The League and its clubs.A shortlist of six charities will be drawn up from all those applying, and this will be submitted to The Football League Board for approval. The shortlist will then be voted on by three groups: Football League staff, Football League Clubs. and Football League fans via an online public vote.The winning charity will benefit from a range of opportunities including:· The use of The Football League logo as the Official Charity Partner of The Football league· Complimentary full page adverts in one edition of the 72 club programmes· Complimentary full page adverts in Carling Cup Final, Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final and three Play-Off Final programmes· A dedicated week of support at a home fixture during March 2013Andy Dodd, Marketing Manager at The Football League said: “The annual Football League Charity Partnership has been a huge success since it was established in 2009. The relationship not only raises funds for national charities but also generates awareness of their cause amongst millions of Football League fans.”Applications should be submitted by email to [email protected] or by post to Official Charity Partner Application, The Football League, 30 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8FL.The closing date for entries is midday on 7 November 2011. The winner will be announced in mid AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Football League seeks official charity partner for 2012/13 Tagged with: charity of the year corporate  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

St. Francis Kicks Off $3.5 Million “Innovations in Education” Campaign

first_imgBusiness: Marketing Column St. Francis Kicks Off $3.5 Million “Innovations in Education” Campaign By ANDY BURGHDORF ’00 Published on Thursday, January 3, 2013 | 12:16 pm 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community Newscenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS On Sunday, December 2, 2012 close friends of St. Francis High School gathered in the chapel for a Mass and Formal Kick-Off Announcement of the school’s $3.5 million “Innovations in Education” Capital Campaign.This campaign will fund a second-story classroom annex and allow the school to launch its highly-anticipated technology initiative. Fr. Tony Marti, OFM Cap., SF President was the main celebrant: Fr. Matthew G. Elshoff, OFM Cap. ’73, former SF President and current Provincial of the Western Province of Capuchin Franciscan Friars and Fr. John de la Riva OFM Cap., SF Chaplain concelebrated the Mass.It was also announced that Mr. Sam Longo, Jr. ’73 and Mr. Michael J. Smith will serve as the campaign co-chairs.The new classroom annex will be built as a second-story addition behind the Fr. Alphonsus O’Connor Memorial Gymnasium. This represents the final component of a campus-wide Master Plan, Vision 20/20, St. Francis committed to fifteen years ago.It was in November 1999 that the school announced its first capital campaign, Building Today for the Men of Tomorrow which saw the remodeling of the Fr. Lawrence Caruso Memorial Learning Center, the building of a parking structure, Degheri Performing Arts Center, Norman Family Courtyard, renovation to the Fr. Alphonsus O’Connor Memorial Gymnasium as well as the construction of the Angelo and Phyllis Mozilo Field House.A second phase to the campaign brought an all-weather track, new home-side bleachers and storage and the installation of FieldTurf on Friedman Field. In October 2005, the Fr. Matthew G. Elshoff OFM Cap. ’73 Administration Building was dedicated after extensive remodeling that created ample space for guidance and counseling, multi-purpose needs and administrative offices. During the years 1999- 2005 nearly every inch of our campus was either rebuilt or improved in some fashion – in the end, it equated to a $20 million investment in our physical plant.The remaining component of this Master Plan calls for more classroom space as a second story classroom wing behind the gymnasium.Having literally rebuilt or renovated our campus so as to offer a 21st century learning environment, this need for additional classroom space can no longer wait. Classrooms are used for instructional purposes each period of every school day – in more recent years, the theater, music room and space in the Field House have been assigned regular classes. While the student population has remained consistent over the years, the introduction of additional courses and new campus co-curricular clubs, have put space at a premium.Each classroom in this new annex will offer roughly 900-square feet of instructional space as well as contemporary technology such as interactive white boards, multi-media podiums with screens, sound system, video and document camcorders and rolling carts of mobile computing devices such as iPads, notebooks or laptops.Enhancing current teaching methodologies and providing innovative means of connecting with students will be an evolving process. To that end, our administrative team is currently working with a consultant, CDW Educational Collaboration, on a readiness assessment which will allow us to reach our educational goal of creating student-centered, inquiry based instruction. This will also address device choice, professional development and rollout of new technology.A new technology board committee has also been formed to assist with this research and process. This group will compliment the work that is being done by a faculty technology advisory group. Plans are also underway to create a “model classroom” to test the new technology and allow a group of teachers to begin integrating the technology into their courses. This new model classroom is expected to be completed by the late spring 2013. In our new classroom wing, there will be three new classrooms that will allow us to implement our technology strategy on a broader scale.School officials expect construction on our new classroom wing to begin in January 2013, with a completion date by year-end 2013. During this time, there will be an emphasis on faculty training to create student centered, inquiry based instruction. Further administrative planning will address financing, additional personnel and infrastructure needs related to the new technology. In this way, St. Francis will go beyond ease of use of these new technologies and offer students learning experiences that will best prepare them for college and their lives in the global workforce.For more information about St. Francis, visit Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Man arrested in Derry as part of dissident republican probe

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested in Derry as part of dissident republican probe Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Twitter Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews By admin – August 9, 2016 Pinterest Previous articleIrish Water says its working to secure better drinking water for 49,000 people in DonegalNext articleDonegal had second lowest housing turnover in Ireland over the last 12 months admin Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A man’s been arrested in Derry as part of an ongoing investigation into violent dissident republican activity in the a statement, the PSNI confirmed detectives from Serious Crime Branch arrested the 40 year old this morning.He has been taken to Musgrave police station for questioning.last_img read more

Crane operator fired for taking insensitive photos on properties destroyed by the Camp Fire

first_imgJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Workers who were hired to clear the remnants of properties incinerated by the Camp Fire in California have been fired after they posted for photos appearing to make light of the inferno that wiped out nearly an entire community and killed 85 people.Screenshots posted to the Butte County Fires, Accidents, Crimes Facebook page showed photos that crane operator Rob Freestone posted on his own account on Friday of himself and other workers posing with items left out at the burned-out properties. In one photo, Freestone posted a photo of the corpse of a burned cat, placing a beer bottle next to the dead animal’s mouth.“Dude… I was just chilling with my homies, having a couple of cold ones, and BAM… damn fire breaks out,” Freestone captioned the photo, the screenshot shows. In another photo, Freestone smiles as he sits on top of a mailbox shaped like a firetruck, writing, “I got to ride on a fire truck today.”A photo showing a man and women clad in safety vests sitting on top of a singed motor home was captioned, “They’re off on a fun filled vacation to unknown destinations in their new RV.” Another posted photo showed Freestone standing inside the remaining metal ring of a trampoline, in which he wrote, “Trampolines are stupid. BTW, it used to be called a Jumpoline until your mom got on it.” Another shows him resting his feet on the dashboard of a vehicle with the caption, “The struggles are real !!”Freestone’s Facebook page has since been taken down. He was contracted to work on the cleanup in Butte County through the International Union of Operating Engineers, according to the Facebook post. He worked for the Bigge Crane and Rigging Company, which was subcontracted to remove trees by PG&E, ABC Sacramento affiliate KXTV-TV reported. The Town of Paradise described Freestone’s actions as “unacceptable and reprehensible behavior,” adding that town officials contacted his employer and that he would not longer be working in the town.Biggs Crane and Rigging Company wrote in a statement on its Facebook page that Freestone and the two other workers seen in the photos were identified and terminated. The Paradise Police Department is working with the Butte County District Attorney’s Office to determine whether a crime was committed, according to KXTV.More than 18,000 buildings — the majority of them homes — were destroyed by the Camp Fire. ABC News could not immediately reach Freestone for comment. The Paradise Police Department, the Butte County District Attorney’s Office, the Bigge Crane and Rigging Company and the International Union of Operating Engineers for comment did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Call for managers to take lead in work-life balance

first_img Comments are closed. Katie Hawkins reports on the debates at the fourth employers’ law briefingin LondonSenior managers should embrace work-life balance practices to convince staffof the benefits, the HR director of Shell Gas and Power told delegates. At the employers’ Law/Rowe & Maw Briefing, Liz Rayner said introducingwork-life balance practices is not enough. She said, “You need todemonstrate in practice that taking advantage of them won’t unduly affect anindividual’s career progression.” She said managers often feel under pressure to be constantly available andbe seen to be enjoying working long hours to pre-empt criticism fromcolleagues. Teamwork is essential for flexible working practices to besuccessful. She said, “Probably the most important issue is whether you have a goodsupport system around you, so that you don’t feel that the only person capableof dealing with emergency – or even day-to-day matters – is you. “Trusting others to make decisions in your absence is vital and, in thelong-term, also helps them to grow and learn.” Shell has introduced work-life balance strategies in the UK, includingcareer breaks, job-sharing, term-time working and home working. Rayner saidafter the briefing, “There has always been a wish that we can attract,motivate and retain talent.” Delegates heard her attribute the rise of work-life balance practices toincreased business pressures. “Organisations now have to face increasedcustomer demand, global competition and a workforce with much higherexpectations,” she said. “In today’s marketplace, we are all expected to know more, react fasterand stay infinitely flexible – at any time of the day.” Shell has joined the Employers for Work-Life Balance group, which includesKPMG, the BBC and HSBC, to share information and best practice on the issue. Previous Article Next Article Call for managers to take lead in work-life balanceOn 15 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Joe Kiefer Files For Re-Election To The Vanderburgh County Council

first_imgJoe Kiefer Files For Re-election To The Vanderburgh County CouncilToday at noon, Vanderburgh County Councilman Joe Kiefer filed for re-election.  Joined by family, friends and other local officials, Joe filled out the paperwork and filed for another term as County Councilman.In a statement after the filing, Joe said he was looking forward to the upcoming year with different projects especially the jail.He also spoke of the University Parkway and Burdette Park.Joe Kiefer’s experience is extensive.  He has been twice elected to the Evansville City Council and served three years on the County Council. He has been a County Commissioner and the president of the Board of Commissioners.  And from 2008-2009 he was president of the Evansville Economic Development Commission.Joe Kiefer is married to Jo-Ann and has four adult children with four grandchildren.  Joe has been a member of St. Benedict’s Cathedral since 1989 and enjoys community service.  His community services include tenures with the United Way, Junior Achievement, YMCA, Youth Resources, Habitat for Evansville, Old Courthouse Foundation, Right to Life of SW Indiana, Indiana Right to Life, SW Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, IU School of Medicine (Evansville Campus) Advisory Board, and is a graduate of Leadership Evansville.Joe has also been involved professionally with the Indiana Board of Realtors and the International Council of Shopping Centers.As owner and managing broker for Hahn Kiefer Real Estate services, he specializes in commercial real estate transactions.  He is a graduate from Indiana State with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management and a Masters Degree from Indiana State University and USI.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_img ×TRANGRESSIVE HAMLET – For its first show of the New Year, Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents “Hamlet” by the Caborca theatre company, a transgressive retelling of the Shakespeare drama for the Trump era. Anne Gridley (left) is Hamlet and Veraalba Santa plays Ophelia. Merseles Studios is located at 339 Newark Ave. in Jersey City. Performances are Jan. 26 – 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. and Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. The show runs about 2.5 hours with one 10-minute intermission. Tickets: $32 each or two for $40. Students/Seniors: $15. Tickets to Hamlet are available at The bullets shattered windows.“The bus driver was not shot or shot at (the bus was damaged, but no one on the bus was injured),” said Jennifer Morrill, spokesperson for the Jersey City Police. “There was a shots-fired incident and a male victim who fled the scene, but was located later by police a few blocks away, sustained a graze wound and injury to his foot. That victim, who was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center, is being uncooperative with police at this time. The investigation is ongoing.”Fulop to deliver State of The city in multiple venuesMayor Steven M. Fulop will deliver the 2017 State of the City Address in a series of speeches to be held in each ward, taking the message to the residents to emphasize the important role each community and individual plays in the progress Jersey City is making.The speech, the final of his first term in office, will highlight administration results, which have included stable taxes for three years, bringing the police department to over 900 officers for the first time in 20 years, investment in areas off the waterfront, and the creation of more affordable housing than any prior administration.“While there are many initiatives we can discuss that affect the entire city, like stable taxes, public safety, and increasing open space, each ward has its own unique issues and characteristics,” said Mayor Fulop. “By delivering a speech in each ward, we have the ability speak about citywide issues and drill down on ward specific issues that matter to community members.”The State of the City Addresses will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Ward F, on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Mary McLeod Bethune Center, 140 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.; Ward A, Thursday, Feb. 9, at the CityLine Church, 1510 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Ward B, Thursday, Feb. 23, St. Aloysius Academy, 721 West Side Ave.; Ward C, Monday, Feb. 27, Franklin L. Williams M.S. 7, 222 Laidlaw Ave.; Ward D, Thursday, March 2, Christa McAuliffe School P.S. 28, 167 Hancock Ave.; and in Ward E, Tuesday, March 7, Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie St.Liberty State Park security screening facility closed until further noticeThe Security Screening Facility for the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island located in Liberty State Park, Jersey City, is closed until further notice due to structural concerns. Visitors are strongly encouraged to use the Battery Park ferry departure location.Statue Cruises will honor tickets for those arriving today in Liberty State Park via ferry service departing from Liberty Landing Marina to the World Financial Center in Manhattan where they will proceed to the Battery Park for security screening. Ferries will return New Jersey passengers to Liberty State Park.NJCU Center for the Arts announces cultural events for Spring 2017New Jersey City University (NJCU) Center for the Arts announces its arts and culture events for spring 2017.Dozens of visual arts exhibitions, performances, film screenings, artist talks, and literary readings will be presented this spring at NJCU and at local Jersey City venues. All events are open to the public, and for most, admission is free. A sampling of highlights follows.In the NJCU galleries, Manga and War (Jan. 25-March 1) offers a rare opportunity for American audiences to see an exhibition of manga artwork, organized by the Kyoto International Manga Museum to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and traveling abroad for the first time. NJCU is hosting guest speakers Barbara Corcoran (Feb. 7), founder of The Corcoran Group and “Shark Investor” on ABC’s Shark Tank, and Hoda Kotb (March 21), co-host of NBC’s Today Show’s fourth hour, correspondent for Dateline, and a New York Times bestselling author. Both talks are free with RSVP.The Black Maria 36th Annual Film Festival, an annual juried short film competition housed in NJCU’s Media Arts Department, premieres the 2017 winning films on campus (Feb. 9), with additional screenings across the state during the spring. The Media Arts department is hosting talks with several prominent artists, including: Barbara Hammer, a pioneer in queer cinema (Feb. 7); Edin Velez, a vital voice in the development of video as an art form (February 21); Louis Massiah, documentary filmmaker and founder/director of Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia (March 21).The Department of Music, Dance, and Theatre presents the award-winning musical Side Show (March 24 – April 2), a showbiz saga based on the lives of conjoined twins and sideshow performers Daisy and Violet Hilton. Performances by guest artists include: Abdou M’boup, a key developer of the mbalaxstyle of Senegalese dance music, takes the stage with his band, Waakaw (March 19); Montclair Citadel Band, one of The Salvation Army’s finest brass bands, presents a program of toe-tapping music (March 24); and Chris Byars, the award-winning New York City based composer/arranger and saxophonist, is featured in the NJCU Jazz Ensemble’s spring concert (April 10).As part of a larger effort to encourage capacity building skills for local arts organizations and artists, and support dialogues to shape the cultural landscape of the arts in Jersey City and the region, NJCU and its newly formed Arts Advisory Board are sponsoring a series of three workshops: Capacity Building for Arts Organizations (March 16); Raising Dollors and Your Social Media Profile (Date TBA); Arts & Culture Breakfast Symposium (May 11). All are FREE with RSVP.For the full calendar of events and additional information on NJCU performing, visual, and literary arts, visit or call 201-200-3426.All events are open to the public, and for most, admission is free.Reservations and advance tickets may be purchased online at or in person at the box office, which opens one hour prior to performances. For group sales and reservations, please contact the box office directly: [email protected] Bus hit with bulletsNJ Transit bus No. 87 carrying 25 people was struck by stray bullets on Martin Luther King Drive at about 7 p.m. on Jan. 17.center_img TRANGRESSIVE HAMLET – For its first show of the New Year, Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents “Hamlet” by the Caborca theatre company, a transgressive retelling of the Shakespeare drama for the Trump era. Anne Gridley (left) is Hamlet and Veraalba Santa plays Ophelia. Merseles Studios is located at 339 Newark Ave. in Jersey City. Performances are Jan. 26 – 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. and Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. The show runs about 2.5 hours with one 10-minute intermission. Tickets: $32 each or two for $40. Students/Seniors: $15. Tickets to Hamlet are available at read more