CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Evansville Man Arrested In Connection With Halee Rathgeber Investigation

first_img Evansville Man Arrested In Connection With Halee Rathgeber InvestigationAn Evansville man is arrested and charged in the murder of Halee Rathgeber. The Warrick County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Isaiah Hagan with murder, robbery, and obstruction of justice. This past Tuesday, 44News Reporter Lauren Leslie…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

AHF: Eastern Europe is growing, the interest of tourists is changing

first_imgGeorge Tziallas from Greece pointed out that during the last four years, that country had 16 billion in revenues. “We are also promoting new destinations on land, thus extending the season until the end of November, even during the winter”, He said. By the way, Greece is participating in the Forum this year as a destination partner, which proves that it is seriously returning to the tourism scene. The first panel of the two-day conference analyzed the role of data in the tourism sector. To the participants and guests of the Adria Hotel Forum on the panel “Comparison of results vs. tourist trends vs. investments ”of the hotel sector in Europe during 2018, the results were presented by Charlie Ballard from TripaAdvisor, Thomas Emanuel from STR and Jules van Gaalen from Colliers International.  The data collected by their companies show that Eastern Europe is a growing market, and that this trend will continue, but also that the interest of tourists is changing. “People today are much less brand oriented”, Said Ballard and stated as an example that the well-known hotel chain” Ritz Carlton “is actually the biggest competitor on Tripadvisor hotels that do not belong to large hotel chains.   The data presented by Jules van Gaalen also shows growth in this part of Europe, and estimates predict that it will continue up to 2,5 percent, compared to 1,4 as it will be in Western Europe.  The seventh Adria Hotel Forum, the largest investment conference in Southeast Europe, gathered the most important names of the hotel industry, investment funds, as well as a large number of regional experts in the field of tourism at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belgrade on Wednesday. And on the next panel, there was talk of money. Andrej Erjavec from InterCapital moderated the panel “Money talk” which discussed the risks of investing in tourism. As a logical sequence of the program, it was the turn of a panel of investors at which large international investment funds such as Morgan Stanley, KSL Capital and Principal Real Estate Europe expressed their interest in the region. As everyone stated, they still focus exclusively on operating real estate (hotels) since the project development process is too long for their funds.center_img Interestingly, there were no representatives from Croatia. The last panel of the first day of the Adria Hotel Forum gathered representatives of regional ministries – Deputy Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of Serbia, Ms. Renata Pinjo, Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, Pavle Radulovic, Minister of Tourism and Environment of Albania, Blendi Klosi and State Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism of Greece, George Tziallas. Dirk Bakker from Colliers International was the moderator of this panel, opening the discussion by asking about the different ways in which Greece, Albania, Serbia and Montenegro are trying to attract tourists. The topic of the next panel was “Economic forecasts – are we expecting a new crisis in 2020?”. Sergei Guriev, the chief economist of EDBR, during talks with Slavko Caric, CEO of Erste Bank, warned that the greatest danger to the world economy is to ignite a trade war between the United States and China. Forecasts for the Eastern and Central European region are more optimistic, as a possible trade war will not affect countries such as Serbia or Poland to such an extent. “We can never say for sure whether there will be crises or not, but from what we know now, I would say no”, Said Guriev.   “People want to feel the essence of the country they are coming to. It’s no longer just a matter of bed and breakfast. We have to give each guest something. If you want development, you need a flow of fresh money. We talked to investors, asked them what they needed to come to Montenegro and then we did it. For example, tax cuts”, Said Pavle Radulović from Montenegro.last_img read more

Astra Financial restructures US$1.48 billion in loans

first_imgAccording to Astra Financial, OJK data on May 17 showed that financing firms had restructured Rp 52.9 trillion in loans to some 1.79 million borrowers, meaning that the value of credit restructuring by ACC, TAF and FIFGROUP accounted for 41 percent of all loans restructured by Indonesia’s financing industry.Most customers covered by the restructuring program had borrowed through FIFGROUP, which has restructured loans for some 683,000 people with a total value Rp 6.7 trillion since the OJK instructed financial institutions to provide relief for borrowers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in late March.The ACC and TAF have restructured loans for some 78,000 and 30,993 customers, respectively, for loans totaling Rp 11 trillion and Rp 4.2 trillion. The two companies provided an online platform for borrowers to request for loan relief.”We have been actively offering customers affected [by COVID-19 crisis the opportunity] to take our restructuring programs to help them get through the pandemic,” TAF president director Agus Prayitno said. (afr)Topics : Astra Financial, a lending consortium under diversified conglomerate Astra International, has restructured loans to some 792,000 customers – worth a total of Rp 21.9 trillion (US$1.48 billion) – as part of the loan-relaxation program introduced by the government in March, this year.Three subsidiaries of Astra Financial, namely automobile financing businesses Astra Credit Companies (ACC) and Toyota Astra Finance and motorcycle financing business Federal International Finance (FIFGROUP), restructured the loans in compliance with a Financial Services Authority (OJK) regulation on easing loan repayment.”We are thankful that as of May 17, or within 1.5 months since the program was launched, the total [value] of restructured loans approved by ACC, TAF and FIFGROUP has reached Rp 21.9 trillion for 792,000 customers throughout all provinces in Indonesia,” Astra Financial director Suparno Djasmin said in a statement on Wednesday.last_img read more

40 CASES OF DISTRESSED MORTGAGES COME BEFORE DONEGAL COURT

first_imgMore than 40 cases of distressed mortgages taken out by people with Ulster Bank came before the County Registrar’s Court in Letterkenny.The applications were heard at the court before Madame Registrar Geraldine O’Connor.The cases on behalf of Ulster Bank were all heard consecutively. They deal with mortgages which are in serious arrears in their payments.The cases were brought up for mention but none were dealt with or finalised.The court was told that some of the cases were being dealt with in that people were trying to comply with Ulster Bank.Some of the houses were family homes while others were investment properties. New dates in January were set for some of the cases while others were adjourned with practice direction. 40 CASES OF DISTRESSED MORTGAGES COME BEFORE DONEGAL COURT was last modified: November 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:County Registrar’s Courtmortgagesulster banklast_img read more

2015 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge winners named

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A plan to educate young students about agriculture and fund 4-H agriscience programs in major cities earned Leah Brown of Warren County, Natalie Pavlick of Hamilton County and Tyler White and Mercedes Woodson, both of Montgomery County, the first place award in the 2015 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge finals.Sponsored by Ohio 4-H, Ohio FFA and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the challenge brings together youths age 14 to 18 from around the state to discuss community issues and concerns and then work together to propose policies and programs to solve the issues.The contest started in March when groups met to learn about public policy issues and began planning their proposals. Then in May, 10 teams competed to advance in the semifinals, with four teams advancing to the finals, which were held during the Ohio State Fair.The teams were judged on their public policy proposals dealing with a specific issue or problem. In the final competition, the teams described the steps necessary to have their public policy proposal adopted by the appropriate government authorities. Scholarships were given to each participant based on their team’s placing: first, $250; second, $150; third, $50, fourth, $25.Judges for the finals were Sereana Howard Dresbach, Dresbach Consulting; Elizabeth Casasanta, Ohio State University assistant director of competitive admissions, and state Rep. Brian Hill, chairman of the Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.“You’ve all spent a long time on your projects, and I can tell the effort you all put in and the passion you expressed today for the topics you chose,” Hill said. “Maybe we will even see some of these policies being proposed or implemented in legislation in the general assembly.”Other finalists and their proposals:Second: Natalyn Landis of Fairfield County. Her proposal addressed dropout rates. It suggested funding for after-school programs in every county including an after-school educator to implement programs free for all students or requiring every school in the state offer the New Directions After School Program.Third: Emily Kanney of Richland County and Jacob Serio of Morrow County. They want to improve roads in Richland County and proposed redistribution of the gas tax so more of it goes to road maintenance and improvement.Fourth: Katie Conley, Rachael Herring and Alec Ogg, all of Wyandot County and Shaye Creamer and Jordan Furer, both of Ridgemont High School. Their “Fitness Out of the Classroom” proposal focused on getting Fitbits for eighth graders in six schools to track their fitness and see if fitness improves based on having a Fitbit.last_img read more

Netbot, One Of The Great App.net Apps For iOS, Is Now Free

first_imgTapbots announced Wednesday that Netbot, their App.net client for iPhone and iPad, is now free “for an unspecified period of time.”The Tapbots App.net post announcing the Netbot sale says it’s “[I]n order to spur adoption of App.Net.” Netbot was born out of Tapbots’ beloved Twitter client, Tweetbot, and anyone who uses that app will quickly get used to Netbot. For those who haven’t used Tweetbot, just trust that Tapbots is a top-shelf iOS shop and makes apps that feel good and make sense. If you’ve wanted to try out App.net, this is the app with which to do it.In fact, it was when Tapbots announced their App.net client that much of the tech world started to take App.net seriously. App.net is betting that a paid-for social infrastructure will give rise to a vast field of great apps that have sustainable businesses. That plan needs buy-in from big-name developers.When Tapbots joined the service, things got interesting. The app caused a huge spike in attention when it first appeared for $4.99. But App.net’s adoption hasn’t been as swift as the Tapbots duo, programmer Paul Haddad and designer Mark Jardine, had hoped. As Haddad confirmed on Twitter, going free means that Tapbots stands to make more money from the App.net Developer Incentive Program, which doles out over $20,000 per month to ADN developers based on user satisfaction ratings. That must be a better deal than app sales at this point.But App.net announced this week that paid users will now get 10GB of cloud storage behind their accounts, which app developers can put to any use they can dream up. Not only does that mean more powerful applications can be built, it means that now App.net can build the same kind of freemium revenue model as services like Dropbox and Evernote use. If paying for the service gets you the storage space, App.net can give away the Twitter-like messaging features for free.Paid-only adoption of App.net hasn’t lived up to these bigtime developers’ expectations. But if the service becomes free for messaging-only users, that could easily change. jon mitchell The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts center_img Tags:#App.net#Tapbots Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more