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Victory Theater by Pat Sides


first_imgThe Victory Theater was not the first in Evansville, but it is approaching the centennial of its opening, which occurred on July 16, 1921, shortly after this photo was shot. A survivor of the urban renewal movement that ravaged downtown a few decades ago, the theater is now a landmark at Sixth and Main streets, along with the old Sonntag Hotel (now Signature School) in which the Victory occupied a corner. The city was proud of the theater when it opened, with its 2,500-seat auditorium and lavishly decorated interior, and in 1928 it offered Evansville’s first “talking movie.” Renamed Loew’s Victory in the 1920s, the theater continued to show movies until 1979. Now refurbished, the venue functions as a multi-purpose events center.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img


SACKAWITCH, CONNIE (nee Finizio)


first_imgpassed away on December 8 at home, with her family by her side. Connie was born in Rochester, NY, and has resided in Bayonne for the past 42 years. She was a Housewife. Wife of the Late Edward Sackawitch. Mother of Todd Sackawitch and Sheila Cain. Grandmother of Taylor and Evan Cain, Trevor and Troy Sackawitch. Sister of the late Vincent, John, Mildred, Madeline and Yolanda. She is also survived by many nieces & nephews. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img


Mars expands cake range with sharing cakes


first_imgMars Chocolate Drinks & Treats (MCD&T) has expanded its celebration cake range with five new products.The line-up includes its first small sharing cakes, the Galaxy Triple Chocolate cake and Maltesers Buttons cake, to tap demand for treats suitable for smaller occasions.Mars has also rolled out the MilkyWay Shooting Star cake, Skittles Rainbow Celebration cake and M&M’s Hot Air Balloon cake. The new line-up comprises:Galaxy Triple Chocolate cake (rsp £3) features a chocolate sponge cake, white chocolate frosting, mini Galaxy Ripple, Galaxy chocolate drops and white chocolate curls.Maltesers Buttons cake (rsp £3) includes a light chocolate sponge cake with dark and milk chocolate frosting, as well as milk chocolate Maltesers Buttons containing honeycomb pieces.MilkyWay Shooting Star cake (rsp £12) is made up of a vanilla sponge cake, chocolate frosting and a MilkyWay Shooting Star.Skittles Rainbow Celebration cake (rsp £12) comprises a brightly coloured sponge cake, filled and covered with frosting and chewy fruit candles in a crisp sugar shell.M&M’s Hot Air Balloon cake (rsp £12) contains a chocolate sponge, chocolate frosting, M&M’s and an edible character.“Not every occasion is celebrated with a large number of people, and as such, there is a growing demand for cakes to suit smaller, but no less important, occasions,” said Michelle Frost, general manager at MCD&T.The Galaxy and Maltesers cakes are available now in Tesco and Morrisons, and Asda from July; the MilkyWay cake is available now in Tesco, Morrisons from 22 June, and Asda from 13 July; the Skittles cake is available now in Morrisons, Asda and Tesco; and the M&M’s cake is available now in Tesco now, Morrisons from 15 June and Asda from 13 July.“We believe the combination of the price point, taste and popular brands will appeal to consumers looking for a smaller sized celebration cake to enjoy. Both cakes serve eight, so there are plenty of slices to share among family, colleagues and friends.”last_img read more


Falkensteiner donates a weekend vacation in Zadar to employees of Zagreb hospitals


first_imgDvjesto vaučera, sto za Falkensteiner resort Borik u Zadru i sto za Falkensteiner resort Punta Skala nedaleko od Petrčana – donacija je hotelske grupacije Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences dvjema zagrebačkim bolnicama. ”U ime naših djelatnika te djelatnika Klinike za infektivne bolesti “Dr. Fran Mihaljević” mogu samo od srca zahvaliti na ovoj iznimnoj donaciji koju će oni sa zadovoljstvom iskoristiti čim završi naša zajednička borba protiv aktualne epidemije”, said the director of the Clinical Hospital “Sveti Duh”, prof. dr. sc. Mladen Bušić. “Doctors and nurses, as well as other staff in the healthcare system, are doing their best in the situation we find ourselves in due to the coronary virus pandemic. We think that when all this is over, the holiday will come in very handy. This is our small contribution at a time when we all need solidarity. “, reports from Falkensteiner. Health workers of the Clinical Hospital “Sveti Duh” and the Clinic for Infectious Diseases “Dr. Fran Mihaljević ”will be able to use their vouchers, two nights for them and their family, as soon as possible. Foto: Falkensteiner Hotels & Residenceslast_img read more


Government to ease import procedures as manufacturers look beyond China for sources of raw materials


first_imgAccording to data from the state treasurer, the raw materials imported by the 500 companies accounted for 40 percent of the country’s total raw material imports.The coronavirus outbreak in China has hit global supply chains hard and has spurred countries to look for other sources of raw materials. The disruption to the supply of raw materials from China has also severely hurt Indonesian manufacturing companies, especially those involved in plastics, textiles and chemical production.“The disruption to the supply of raw materials from China, especially for plastic, textile, footwear, steel and chemical products, has severely hurt local industries.” Sri Mulyani said, adding that for many companies, between 20 to 50 percent of their raw materials were imported from China. (hen)Topics : The government plans to ease licensing procedures for importing raw materials as the country’s manufacturing industry begins to feel the impact of the disruption to the supply chain from China caused by the coronavirus outbreak.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said in Jakarta on Monday that simplifying import procedures for raw materials would be one of the strategic measures taken to cope with the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the manufacturing sector.The minister said 500 companies were being considered to receive special permits to allow them to import raw materials from sources other than China.last_img read more


Gas companies, PLN sign deals on cheap gas supply for power plants


first_imgFour gas producers have inked deals to supply gas at below market price to several gas-fired power plants as part of the government’s plan to slash billions of dollars in energy subsidies.Producers Pertamina EP, Pertamina Hulu Energi, PT Kangean Energy and EMP Bentu Ltd. signed on Friday 11 deals with state-owned electricity company PLN to supply the gas, said the Upstream Oil and Gas Special Regulatory Taskforce (SKK Migas) in a statement.Read also: Cheap gas incentives to cost government Rp 121.78 trillion in forgone revenuePLN, the plants’ operator, is slated to buy the gas at US$6.09 per million British thermal unit (mmbtu), cheaper than what the company is currently paying at $8.21 per mmbtu.“With lower gas prices, this will reduce PLN’s electricity supply cost [BPP] and thus, create a more efficient electricity supply,” PLN spokesman Agung Murdifi told The Jakarta Post via text message on Friday.“Buyers should also increase gas consumption with the lower prices,” said Dwi Soetjipto, head of SKK Migas, an agency that often speaks on behalf of oil and gas producers in Indonesia.With Friday’s deals, PLN has secured 213.73 billion British thermal units per day (bbtud) worth of cheap gas, which is 15.4 percent of the total receivable as stipulated by Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) ministerial decree (Kepmen) No. 91K/2020.Read also: More companies sign deals to secure gas discountsThe Energy Ministry expects the incentive to save state coffers around Rp 20 trillion ($1.4 billion) in electricity and fertilizer subsidies each year between 2020 and 2024, which is the incentive’s lifespan.Fertilizer producers, an equally heavy consumer of natural gas, are also slated to receive the cheap gas this year, but through a different ministerial decree.A Pertamina EP official was not immediately available for comment.Topics :last_img read more


Finnish roundup: TELA, Fennia, VER


first_imgBy the end of June, according to recently reported figures from the pension providers, allocations to equities and equity-like investments was 47.1%, and fixed income allocations stood at an average of 42.5%. These allocations have changed from 43.9% and 45.3%, respectively, at the end of June 2013.Property investments accounted for 10.4% at the end of June 2014, down from 10.8% 12 months earlier.Rissanen predicted that the role of returns in the financing of pensions would gradually increase over the next few decades due to the rise in pension expenditure.Meanwhile, in its interim report, Finnish insurance company Fennia said a high level of solvency had allowed it to take more risk with investments in its life and pensions unit in the first half, for the sake of boosting returns.Seppo Rinta, chief executive at Fennia Liv, said: “Our pensions business is continuing to grow. The company’s good solvency position made it possible to undertake result-oriented risk-taking in our investment.”Premium income rose to €67m in the January-to-June period from €49m.The net return on investments was 4.1%, compared with 5.2% for the whole of 2013.At the end of June, assets under management increased to €705m from €693m at the end of 2013.Solvency capital grew to €156m from €137m at the end of December, and the solvency level rose to 23.5% from 21%.In other news, Finland’s State Pension Fund, VER, reported an investment return of 4.8% in the first half, up from 0.6% in the same period last year, with fixed income investments reversing their year-earlier losses.The total value of investments rose to €17.1bn at the end of June from €16.3bn at the end of December.VER’s managing director Timo Löyttyniemi said the world’s economic development had been unstable and vulnerable for some time.“Expectations are high that the US will boost the rest of the world towards an improved situation,” he said.Fixed income investments returned 3.6% in the first half, bouncing back from a 2% loss in the first half of 2013 and a 1.6% loss for the whole of 2013.Equities, meanwhile, returned 6.8%, up from 4.3% in the first half of last year.The category of ‘other investments’ returned 2.8% in the first half, compared with 1.6% in the same period in 2013.In this asset segment, private equity returns produced the best returns, benefiting from a strong stock market, while property funds were helped by the continued positive trend in the real estate markets.Allocations to the different asset classes were broadly stable at 51.8% to fixed income, 39.5% to equities and 8.6% to ‘other’ investments at the end of June, with these allocations having changed by less than 0.5 percentage points each since the end of December. Finnish earnings-related pension funds made returns on investments of 4.4% on average in the first half of this year – up from 2.3% in the same period last year – and total assets across providers rose by €3.7bn in the second quarter to stand at €169.2bn at the end of June, according to Finnish pensions alliance TELA.In an analysis of first-half figures reported by providers in the sector, TELA, which represents occupational pension providers in Finland, said that during the period the financial markets had been affected by a number of uncertainties, tentative growth and geopolitical crises.Within this context, Finnish occupational pension providers were successful with their investment strategies, TELA said.Maria Rissanen, an analyst at the alliance, said: “Equity markets in North America have risen more than European equity markets, and there is a clear difference between the expected economic growth in these two regions.”last_img read more


‘False’ valuations distorting pension funding levels in Switzerland


first_imgFor 30% of pension funds, the drop would be greater than 500bps; around 18% of schemes, however, would see funding levels improve.The effect would be worse for public pension funds (a 620bps drop), as many are underfunded or being kept partly funded under a state guarantee.Complementa said it expected the group of Pensionskassen experts that annually sets a benchmark discount rate to propose a cut to 2.25% in its next session at the end of September.The 6.8% minimum conversion rate set down in current regulation for mandatory savings is widely considered too high.In the AV2020 reform proposal, a rate of 6% is under discussion, but experts have described a rate closer to 5% as being “actuarially correct”, according to Complementa.The consultancy said the alleged increase in the discount rate based on the parameters Pensionskasse are actually applying had been boosted by a 2.7% return over the first eight months of the year.In 2015, funding at the more than 380 Pensionskassen surveyed fell by 170bps.Complementa said it was also concerned that 51% of the 119 Pensionskassen taking part in a special survey said they did not yet have a systematic risk-management process.Nearly 80% of the participants, however, said they were content with the risk management they had, while 17% said they would need to improve it were they to take on more risk. Complementa’s latest risk update for Swiss pension funds has largely offset the positive news of increasing average funding at the country’s Pensionskassen.Average funding has increased year on year to more than 105%, yet the consultancy’s research shows that Pensionskassen “have only partly adjusted their valuation parameters to the low-interest-rate environment and increasing life expectancy”.For its latest risk analysis, Complementa applied harmonised parameters based on an average discount rate (technischer Zins) of 2.25% and a conversion rate of 5.1%.According to these calculations, the average funding level would then drop by 480 basis points.last_img read more


Barakats bounce back in Brisbane


first_img Honey Badger in ‘cracking’ photobomb effort What a spot for a barbecue. The Barakat property at 1 Dickson Terrace, Hamilton, is open for expressions of interest. Stunning views towards the city. Glass and light make good use of the panoramic views.It was described as being on a large “756sq m corner block with 30.6m frontage offering incredible panoramic river and city views”.The six bedroom, five bathroom home has an infinity edge pool with full-equipped covered barbecue terrace, electric glass sliding doors, large fully-self contained guest quarters, a temperature controlled wine cellar and dual street access with a two-car garage off each street — Toorak Road and Dickson Terrace.In a statement, Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire said the Barakats were selling to downsize.“They chose this location as they wanted the best views of the river and CBD. Their neighbours are also considered as some of Brisbane’s most exclusive homes.”“The Barakats love their home however now it is time for another family to enjoy it as much as they have over the years.”“The quality of existing homes and homes that are currently being built surrounding 1 Dickson Terrace is testament to why Dickson Terrace is so tightly held and is one of Brisbane’s most desired locations.”Expressions of interest in the property close at 5pm on March 28, if not sold prior. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 A file picture from a decade ago of Marcelle Barakat, Anthony Barakat and Terrie Barakat at a social event.Former hairdresser/property developer Anthony Barakat and wife Terrie are living proof it’s possible to bounce back strong after a financial hit.Mrs Barakat has listed their stunning home in blue chip Hamilton for sale via expressions of interest closing 5pm on March 28 “if not sold prior”.“It’s been the best house for us but our children are all growing up and the time is right for us to sell. It took us more than 18 months to build our dream home totally from scratch,” Mrs Barakat said in a statement.“We are so high here, it’s the best spot on Hamilton Hill and we have watched the Brisbane skyline develop and change over time.“I love being able to see the city from every room in the house — from the CBD to the mountains in the west — through the floor to ceiling windows.“We bought the property to take advantage of the breezes and the views, and it’s very open and filled with light.“I always wanted the house to speak for itself, so the structure speaks volumes. It’s got clean lines and it’s very open plan.” MORE: Australia’s biggest fixer-upper FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The Barakats had sold their sprawling Dickson Terrace home in Hamilton for $5 million in 2012, five months after receivers were appointed to several of Mr Barakat’s assets, according to official records.The new buyer at the time was a company called Hazell Corp — which was linked to Anthony Moreton Group founder Tony Hazell.Luckily for the Barakats, five years after he’d bought it off them Mr Hazell agreed to sell their dream home back to Mrs Barakat for $5.25m, $250,000 more than he had paid for it, according to CoreLogic.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe Barakats property trail includes some of the Queensland capital’s most beautiful properties, including Brisbane’s most expensive home — the $18m 1 Leopard St in Kangaroo Point. The house on the corner of prestigious Toorak Road and Dixon Terrace was designed by David Stoneley and Gary McGrath of Sparc* architects, while Greg Harris was the interior designer.last_img read more


Bulldogs And Golden Bears Battle In Weekend Volleyball


first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs fall to The Shelbyville Golden Bears in Varsity Volleyball action 25-17, 25-18, 25-22.Batesville vs. Shelbyville Varsity VB (8-22)‘Unforced error made a huge difference in the point swings, which proved to be our ultimate downfall. Shelbyville played a more consistent level. Their were times where we got them reeling and scored sequential points, but our level of play has to be more consistent. Since we are young, it will take a bit of time to get there.’ Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.The Lady Bulldogs did win the JV contest 25-21, 25-21.Batesville vs. Shelbyville JV VB (8-22)The Lady Bulldogs will welcome the wildcats of Franklin County for Our conference home opener on Tuesday the 25th.  JV start time is scheduled for 5:00pm.last_img