Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRA.ng) 2020 abridged results.Company ProfileAssociated Bus Company (ABC) Plc is a leading road passenger transportation company in Nigeria offering a luxury bus service for the discerning traveller. Known as ABC Transport, the company operates a luxury bus service and covers the most important routes between the major towns and cities of Nigeria as well as international travel options in West Africa. Associated Bus Company also owns and operates a budget hotel. Operations within and outside Nigeria are managed through ultra-modern terminals with comfortable lounges in major cities such as Lagos (Jibowu & Amuwo-Odofin), Aba, Owerri, Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Onitsha, Umuahia, Jos, Mbaise, Bolade, and Accra (Ghana). Luxury buses owned and operated by the ABC Bus Company bear the distinguished Reindeer logo which has been adopted to symbolise strength, speed and efficiency. ABC Bus Company was awarded the prestigious title of Best Transporter in Nigeria by the Chartered Institute of Transport. The company consistently wins the National Bus Operator of the Year Award along with other accolades by renowned bodies. Capital Alliance Private Equity (CAPE) has a 30% stake in ABC Transport. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Associated Bus Company (ABC) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) 2020 abridged results.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Familiar foes face-off in Florence. And here’s how to watch. Action packed: Hamish Watson versus Italy (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Italy v Scotland live stream: How to watch the Autumn Nations Cup matchThe Autumn Nations Cup heads to beautiful Florence.The Azzurri welcome Scotland to Italy for the 14th time, looking to draw matches their at seven wins apiece – and with this match in Florence, where Italy have beaten Georgia and the Springboks in recent years and where Scotland have never played, Italy will hope to spring a surprise on the visitors.Having finished the Six Nations on a high against Wales, and with key players like Stuart Hogg, Jonny Gray and Jamie Ritchie riding high, will the visitors have too much?If you want to know the team selections, key talking points, stats and quotes ahead of this one, check out our Italy v Scotland preview.However, what you are really here for is to find a reliable live stream for Italy v Scotland wherever you are…How to watch Italy v Scotland from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Autumn Nations Cup coverage, like Italy v Scotland, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Autumn Nations Cup live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Italy v Scotland live stream: How to watch from the UKAmazon Prime Video are the main rights holders for the Autumn Nations Cup in the UK and will show Italy v Scotland (kick-off 12.45pm) live.If you’re an Amazon Prime member, coverage is included in your package. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, it costs £7.99 a month and you can cancel at any time, so you could just sign up for the period of the Autumn Nations Cup. Plus, if you’ve never signed up before, there is currently a 30-day FREE trial and you could watch the entire tournament in that time.Sign up to Amazon PrimeThe Prime Video app allows you to watch games on your TV, mobile, game console and more. Find out what devices you can watch Prime Video on here.Italy v Scotland live stream: How to watch from IrelandPremier Sports will show Italy v Scotland (kick-off 12.45pm) for Irish viewers.If you have a Sky contract, Premier Sports is part of the broadcaster’s ‘Sports Extra’ package, which costs €10 a month for the first six months and €20 a month after that for Sky Sports customers (€17 and €34 for non-Sky Sports customers).You can also access Premier Sports via a Now TV day or month pass, which allows you to watch sports channels without committing to a long-term contract.Get a Now TV Pass Italy v Scotland live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch the Autumn Nations Cup from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go. Italy v Scotland is on SuperSport Variety 2 (2.45pm).There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Italy v Scotland live stream: How to watch from AsiaPremier Sports has the rights to broadcast Autumn Nations Cup matches, like Italy v Scotland, in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.A weekly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $19.99 or you can take out a rolling six-month contract for $59.99. Italy v Scotland live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, FloSports have the exclusive rights to show every Autumn Nations Cup match live. You can stream Italy v Scotland (kick-off 7.45am EST and UK time – 4.45am on the West coast) via FloSports or watch via the app. Italy v Scotland live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to the Autumn Nations Cup from the Land of the Long White Cloud, Sky Sport NZ have the rights. Italy v Scotland kicks off at 1.45pm, with coverage on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 31 January 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Premier Sports Asia subscription A FloRugby monthly subscription costs $29.99 and the annual subscription is $150, with both packages also giving you access to the entire FloSports network, which includes coverage of cycling,motorsport and American football.Sign up to FloRugby We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing. Italy v Scotland live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, beIN Sports has the rights to show Autumn Nations Cup matches, with Italy v Scotland kicking off at 11.45pm.Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and also includes lots of European football action.You can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers so you could take advantage of that to watch some of these Autumn Nations Cup matches.Kayo Sports offer
Area: 47 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Design Team:John Sanden, Ingvild Hodnekvam, Yngvild LundEngineering/Contractor:Astra ByggLandscape:Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectConsultants:Splitkon MassivtreCity:SteinkjerCountry:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®WoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The small cabin is located at Rones, 150km north of Trondheim. The site is steep and rough with a view of the fjord. The cabin has a compact footprint which adapts to the landscape and preserves the site and its vegetation.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsThe main floor is concrete construction with three different levels adapting to the terrain. The concrete base, and the big wooden windows in the front support the second floor; a triangularly shaped volume of cross-laminated timber wrapped in black roofing felt.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsThe interior is characterized by the raw concrete walls, the polished concrete floor, the wooden windows and the 2nd store all made in pine.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsSave this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsThe furnishing is made out of birch plywood. Gutter and other outdoor details are made in untreated copper and will darken with time. The cabin has a sheltering atmosphere with its protective back wall in concrete and its open glass facade facing the fjord.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessGiannis Giannoutsos Designs a White Chapel for Rural GreeceArchitecture NewsThe Royal Library / SHLSelected Projects Share 2019 Year: Norway Lead Architects: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913345/cabin-rones-sanden-plus-hodnekvam-architects Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913345/cabin-rones-sanden-plus-hodnekvam-architects Clipboard Architects: Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects Area Area of this architecture project John Sanden and Ingvild Hodnekvam Cabin Rones / Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCabin Rones / Sanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects+ 31Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects CopyHouses•Steinkjer, Norway “COPY” Cabin Rones / Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects CopyAbout this officeSanden+Hodnekvam ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSteinkjerOn InstagramNorwayPublished on March 19, 2019Cite: “Cabin Rones / Sanden+Hodnekvam Architects” 19 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
December 7, 2016 – Updated on January 6, 2017 RSF’s calls for release of Dutch journalist jailed in Panama Follow the news on Panama PanamaAmericas Condemning abuses CorruptionJudicial harassmentImprisoned Help by sharing this information to go further News Canadian TV crew hoping to cover mining dispute fears being denied entry Anti-Corruption Day : Journalists on front line of fight against corruption Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Okke Ornstein, a Panama-based Dutch journalist who was arrested last month in Panama City to begin serving the absurdly disproportionate 20-month jail sentence he received at the end of a flawed defamation trial in 2012. News Radio station owned murdered during media campaign against violence News Organisation December 9, 2016 Find out more Okke Ornstein ———————————————————————————————————————————UPDATEDutch Journalist Okke Ornstein was released from jail on 23 december 2016 after his 20 months sentence was commuted by a presidential decree. RSF welcomes the decision that has also put an end to he secondary penalty preventing Okke to work as a journalist in Panama. ———————————————————————————————————————————-Targeted by the local justice system because of his frequent stories about corruption in Panama, he was detained by immigration officials at Panama City’s Tocumen international airport on his return from a visit to the Netherlands on 15 November. Ironically, this was just before the Global Anti-Corruption Conference that was held in Panama City from 1 to 4 December.A freelance journalist residing in Panama for the past 15 years, Ornstein has worked for many media outlets including Al Jazeera TV.A court sentenced him to a total of 20 months in prison (eight months for insult and 12 months for libel) on 14 December 2012 in response to a complaint by Canadian businessman Monte Friesner over a series of articles by Ornstein on one of his blogs, Bananama Republic, in which he writes ironically about questionable business practices and corruption in Panama.The articles were about allegedly illegal practices (fraud and money laundering) by Pronto Cash, a company created by Friesner in Panama. Friesner is himself the subject of criminal proceedings in Panama in connection with these activities and was convicted of similar activities in the United States in 1995.Ornstein’s lawyer in the Netherlands, Channa Samkalden, told RSF that he was not given a fair trial and was not given adequate legal aid with his defence. The sentence was nonetheless upheld on appeal in 2015. The Ornstein family meanwhile questions the timing of his arrest and the lack of cooperation and information from Panama’s judicial authorities. Ornstein never imagined he would end up in prison and did not think he needed to appeal, the family says.“We call on Panama’s justice system to free Okke Ornstein at once and to withdraw the criminal charges against him pending fair judicial proceedings,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.“Criminal defamation prosecutions are unfortunately only too common in Panama and ‘troublesome’ journalists are often taken to court. Such practices must stop because they pose a grave threat to media freedom in this country.”In a statement issued on 1 December, Panama’s foreign ministry insisted that Ornstein’s right to due process was fully respected in accordance with Panama’s laws and that he was systematically represented by a defence lawyer.This was immediately disputed by Ornstein and his family. According to Ornstein, the lawyer assigned to defend him, Ana González, did not communicate with him sufficiently, never told him about his legal options, and never responded to his queries. He also criticized the lack of a Dutch interpreter at the hearings he attended.Some of Ornstein’s colleagues and friends – who are campaigning for his release and reporting developments in the case on the FreeOkkeOrnstein.org website – have been unable to visit him in prison while Manuel Succari, his Panamanian lawyer, said prison guards publicly humiliated his daughter.Ornstein has been the target of other lawsuits in connection with his outspoken criticism of alleged corruption in Panama and is facing an additional 18-month jail sentence in a case brought in December 2015 by Dutch businessman Patrick Visser over his claims on Bananama Republic that Visser’s company Silva Tree was operating a fraudulent carbon offset scheme in Panama.Three other defamation cases against Ornstein are pending in Panama, which is ranked 91st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en PanamaAmericas Condemning abuses CorruptionJudicial harassmentImprisoned January 30, 2012 Find out more November 22, 2011 Find out more
By Digital AIM Web Support – February 25, 2021 WhatsApp SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 25, 2021– Inspur Information, a leading IT infrastructure solutions provider, has sponsored an International Data Corporation (IDC) white paper on the 2020 Global Computing Index (henceforth referred to as The Report ). As the world’s first index report on computing, The Report unveils the relationship between computing power and economic development and serves as a reference for the outlook of the global digital economy. Global digital transformation has entered a phase marked by exponential growth in innovation, with the size of the digital economy projected to continue on an upward trend. As a key factor that underlies digital technology development, computing is now defining the productivity of the digital economy era. According to The Report, economic growth directly correlates with the development of computing—one point of growth in the computing index translates to a 3.3‰ rise in the size of the digital economy and a 1.8‰ growth in GDP. Specifically, AI computing market share is projected to continue on this upward trajectory. Research on computing markets in sample countries shows that AI computing market share has grown from 7% in 2015 to 12% of the overall computing market in 2019 and is expected to reach 23% in 2024. With the largest number of hyper-scale data centers in the world, the United States has demonstrated its strong infrastructure support for computing power growth, ranking first on the index ranking with a score of 75. In second place with a score of 66 is China, followed by Japan (55), Germany (52), and the United Kingdom (47). The Global Computing Index represents a year-long joint effort by Inspur Information and IDC. The Report, covering Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, offers a comprehensive assessment of computing power across four dimensions: computing capacity, computing efficiency, application level, and infrastructure support. Zhang Dong, vice president of Inspur Information, noted that “the application of emerging technologies, especially AI, will be driving the advancement of computing. As the volume of data and the complexity of algorithms continues to rise, computing will be the determining factor for the AI development ceiling.” Computing Defines Productivity in the Digital Economy Era; Synchronized Development of Emerging Technology Applications and Computing will Foster Economic Growth The development of emerging technologies and computing are mutually beneficial in that computing power provides infrastructure support for emerging technologies, which in turn pushes forward the evolution of computing. IoT, AI, and big data are among the major emerging technologies. In 2020, the global spending on AI by enterprises was forecast to be US$49.87 billion, and this number is estimated to reach US$96.28 billion by 2023. The development of AI is driven by the advancement in computing, data, and algorithms, and sufficient computing power is necessary for the processing of large amounts of data using complex algorithms. The widespread application of IoT will give rise to the fast advancement of edge computing, which has already reshaped IT infrastructure and will revolutionize computing, storage, and networks. Cloud computing is the most important means for improving computing efficiency. IT infrastructure that supports same-pace development of cloud and edge will enable applications of emerging technologies, improve computing power, and eventually reap bigger economic rewards. AI, IoT, cloud computing, and other emerging technologies will be the main drivers for IT spending in the future. Inspur Empowers Computing Power Upgrade through Investment in Open Computing and Artificial Intelligence The Report builds a comparative formula between computing power and economic development and serves as a reference for countries to improve their computing power and economic competitiveness. The digital economy is a significant component of GDP and computing is the foundation for the development of the digital economy. As a leading force in emerging technologies, Inspur is the only server vendor who has joined all major open computing organizations, including OCP (Open Compute Project), ODCC and Open19, and is a Gold Member of OpenStack. Inspur leads the OpenRMC subproject, which focuses on next-generation data center management standards, and is an active member in OAM specification, the Scorpio Project, and the OTII for establishing edge computing standards. In artificial intelligence, Inspur is the chair of SPEC ML, the Technical Committee on Machine Learning under the international evaluation organization SPEC. While working closely with leading tech companies in AI systems and applications, Inspur leads SPEC ML in the development of AI Test specifications and related benchmarks. As of today, Inspur has the most complete array of GPU servers in the industry with nearly 20 computing platforms supporting GPU numbers ranging from 4 to 64. Inspur also provides ultimate-design GPU servers such as the Inspur NF 5488A5, a 19-time record-setting server in the MLPerf benchmarks. Inspur currently offers full-stack AI capabilities including AI Computing Platform, AI Resource Suite, and Algorithm Toolkit. Please click for more insights from the report. 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Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Army dispose of device habded in to Milford Garda Station Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebook Google+ Google+ Previous articlePSNI intensify Omagh murder investigationNext articleCensus will provide clarification on the number of unoccupied houses – CSO News Highland Pinterest News 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today It’s emerged that an Army Bomb Disposal Team was called to Milford Garda Station after a suspect device was handed in by a member of the public last evening.The device, described by an army spokesman as a ‘projectable enhancer’, had been washed up along Rathmullan Strand.The bomb disposal team arrived at Milford Garda station at 5.10pm and removed the item at 5.20pm.The operation, which was described as a ‘conventional munition disposal’, resulted in the device being taken away to be disposed of at a later date.The enhancers are plastic containers with small amounts of energetic material which are used to give extra distance to projectiles.The Defence Forces spokesman described the device as ‘corroded but stable’.The area around Milford Garda Station was declared safe shortly afterwards and nobody was hurt during the operation. By News Highland – April 7, 2011 NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter
Related posts:No related photos. Majority of working parents are not using flexible working rightsOn 23 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Only a tiny fraction of staff have made a request to work flexibly sinceregulations aimed at helping working parents were introduced nearly six monthsago. New research reveals that less than 1 in 1,300 employees have made arequest, despite around one in seven of the working population being eligibleto apply. Under the Employment Act, which came into force in April, working parentswith children under the age of six or disabled children under the age of 18have the right to request flexible working arrangements. The survey of 25 organisations employing more than 125,000 people by lawfirm KLegal found that less than half had received any flexible working requestsat all since April, and had only received 97 requests in total. Commenting on the findings, Colina Greenway, director in people services atKLegal, said: “These findings are a surprise, given all the evidencepointing to a desire among employees to work more flexibly. “It could be that workers are still simply not aware of their rights,or that they would rather not be the first to request a change,” sheadded. “Some could be worried that applying might jeopardise their jobsecurity, even though the law says it shouldn’t.” Around 30 per cent of the requests were made by men, and around 40 per centof requests were granted by the employer without any modifications. Almost all of the companies polled considered the burden of introducingflexible working to have been negligible or insignificant. Perhaps this is notsurprising, given the low number of requests received. Weblink www.klegal.co.uk Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article
An extended high-resolution ice core record of dust deposition over the past 60 ka from Dome C, Antarctica, is presented. The data are in conflict with the idea that changes in aeolian iron input into the Southern Ocean were the major cause for the 80 ppm glacial-interglacial CO2 increase. During the deglaciation, the CO2 increase shows a linear relationship with the fall of the logarithm of the nss-Ca2+ flux, a proxy for dust deposition. However, the very large variations in the nss-Ca2+ flux related to the glacial Antarctic warm events A1 to A4 were accompanied by small CO2 variations only. Our data-based analysis suggests that decreased Southern Ocean dust deposition caused at most a 20 ppm increase in CO2 at the last glacial-interglacial transition. Rapid decreases in dust deposition to the northern Pacific could have been responsible for a maximum of 8 ppm in addition.
CCO State House Editor Gail Riecken Writes About “Rest Of The Story”Senator Kenley, one of the most influential members on the Appropriations Committee officially retired from the State Senate on September 30,2017Recently Victoria Spartz, Noblesville, was formally sworn in as the new State Senator to replace him. From what I have read about Senator Spartz she will be a dedicated member of the Indiana State Senate.Allow me to take advantage of this opportunity to talk about one legislative decision that State Senator Kenley made during his final years in office.i will use this as an example of what can trigger a position with a legislator that is often not public and maybe not specific to the issue. We could call it “the rest of the story”.I am speaking of Senator Kenley’s decision that he made a few years ago that punished Ivy Tech statewide, for not resolving some internal leadership problems that he had with the school. As an influential member of the State Senate Appropriations Committee he decided to oppose any new funding for capital improvements for Ivy Tech during a two year budget cycle, until the issues of low graduation and poor job placement rates were resolved to his satisfaction.This decision not only hurt Ivy Tech statewide, but particularly hurt us in Evansville. Ivy Tech-Evansville lost it’s funding to be an important part of the new IU Medical School-Evansville project, as originally proposed by the State legislator. In fact, because Ivy Tech-Evansville was being touted as a crucial component to the approval of the newly proposed IU Medical School-Evansville it helped to justify the spending of $55 million dollars of local tax dollars to bring this project to Evansville.it shall always be interesting to me just how frustrated the Senator must have felt to let the failings of Ivy Tech statewide potentially hurt the future of so many Ivy Tech-Evansville medical students. I will admit, though, I did see his frustration, when visiting with him to confirm his intentions.Maybe you have heard the saying that bill making is like sausage making. It is messy and often unappetizing to watch. But, understand, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t know what’s in the sausage.There were often reasons behind decisions that were made in the legislature, when I was there, that weren’t privy to all of us. As a legislator it served you well to find out what they were. And, the Ivy Tech matter, it is just one I was thinking of when reading about the State Senator Spartz appointment.Gail RieckenCCO State House EditorEditor Footnote: Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that IVY TECH medical students should be allowed to be a part of the new IU Medical school-Evansville? 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. EDITOR’S FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisersFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]