Governor Mike Pence will join regional leaders in Southwest Indiana to ceremonially sign HEA 1001, allocating full state match funding at $42 million each for three Indiana regional development plans as part of the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative.Together, these plans in Northeast, North Central and Southwest Indiana outline 100 quality of place projects totaling more than $2 billion in combined public and private investment. More than half of these planned projects, including new riverfront developments, revitalized downtowns and expanded trail systems, are currently scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018. Details below.Tuesday, April 5:10:30 a.m. CDT – Governor Pence to ceremonially sign HEA 1001 in Evansville*Media are welcome to attend.Signature School’s Robert L. Koch II Science Center – 527 Main St., Evansville, IN FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
× JERSEY CITY – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez made an appearance at the opening of the Golden Door International Film Festival (GDIFF) on Sept. 20 in support of the festival’s philanthropic mission of raising awareness about autism.GDIFF, founded by Jersey City native actor Bill Sorvino, was recently selected by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2018. The festival is known for glamorous red carpet events and for bringing the best of independent filmmaking to audiences, along with its mission to raise autism awareness through cinema.This year, GDIFF will screen more than 200 movies at venues throughout Jersey City over four days, from Thursday Sept. 20 through Sunday Sept. 23.Thousands of people attended the opening red carpet gala kick off at the Jersey City Landmark Lowe’s Theatre on Sept. 20, which presented the feature film “The Undiscovered Country,” and a film short called “Nightingale.”Menendez is considered a key ally in an effort by Golden Door and other film groups to get state incentives to bring film production back to New Jersey. Bayonne and Fort Lee are historically two of the locations where American film making got its birth.
Ex-Black Stars handed, Michael Essien says Olympique Lyon played a major role in making him a “senior player” at a very young age.Essien joined the French Ligue 1 side in 2003 where he stayed until his big summer move to Chelsea in 2005.While at Lyon, the Ghanaian international won two league titles, and two Trophée des Champions.In an interview with 3news, the former Chelsea star praised the French league team in their ability to nurture young talents into mature players.“It moved me from being a young player to a senior player at a big club, so, it helped me grow up and feature on the big stage.”“I gained a lot of experience in a short space of time.“I think the set-up of the club as a whole and the longevity of the president [has helped], there has been continuity and they also know how to develop good players.“The two titles and Champions League games will be my favourite memories.”Since making the move from Lyon, Michael Essien played for clubs Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Milan Panathinaikos, Persib Bandung and Sabail in Azerbaijan.Essien, 37, recently announced he has left Azerbaijani club, Sabail, and is without a club at the moment.
Season 16 of the Joy Invitational Tournament Saturday generated extraordinary excitement as Chief Executives and business owners jostled for glory.Businesses in various sectors of the economy competed for trophies in field and track events, football, penalty shootouts for ladies and men, volleyball, ludo, oware, amongst others.This season recorded not only impressive attendance but also competitive participation amongst the companies that participated in the games.Team Joy, noted for talking more and delivering little at the games, this time lifted the football trophy after beating Tema-based freight forwarders, Sapholder Ventures through a pulsating penalty shootout.The noisy team had to beat Tigo and Union Savings and Loans to reach the finals where it overcame Sapholda Ventures.But the freight forwarders did not go home empty-handed; they won the volleyball competition and the relay race.