first_imgWe understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that we been told that there will be a major shift in the leadership of the Evansville/Vanderburgh School Corporation school board this evening?  …if this happens it will signal the end to the school board politic of the past? …we expect that Karen Ragland will be elected President of the school board?  …Karen leadership style will be that inclusion and consensus?IS IT TRUE are told that today Ben Trockman will announce if he intends to run for the 1st Ward City Council seat? …that the movers and shakers of the Vanderburgh Democratic party are hoping that Ben will decide to run for the 1st Ward City Council seat being vacated by Independent Dan McGinn?  …we are told that Ben has talked with many current members of City Council in order to get an idea of his responsibilities if elected to this position? …we were also told that Ben might have met with Mayor Winnecke in order to get his input if he should run for 1st Ward City Council seat? …we are perplexed why Mr. Trockman would seek the Mayor advice about running for City Council because the person he will be running against is the Mayors hand picked candidate? …many people feel if Mr. Trockman is the elected to the 1st Ward City Council seat it will show every person that is physically challenged that they can also achieve things of greatness?IS IT TRUE that Kaitlin Moore Morley will be announcing on January 16, 2019 that she will be a Democratic candidate for the Evansville At-Large City Council seat?   …we are told that she’s extremely personable and level headed?IS IT TRUE that on January 9 at 3:30pm at the Civic Center Mayor Winnecke’s will be officially filing for re-election?  …following this event a social gathering will be held at Party Central across from the Civic Center?IS IT TRUE that long time Vanderburgh County Commission attorney Joe Harrison, Jr. has been replaced by Jones and Wallace law firm? …it a well known fact that the former Vanderburgh County GOP Chairman Joe Harrison, Jr. is politically connected throughout the State? …we are told that Joe Harrison, Jr. was just appointed as the new County Commission attorney for Posey County?  …this proves that sometimes its not what you know but who you know that pays off?IS IT TRUE we are told that a Posey County Superior Court Judge is retiring? …that the Governor shall make the appointment to replace him? …we wish that Deputy  Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Gary Schutte lived in Posey County because he would make one heck of a Superior Court Judge?IS IT TRUE that the people of Evansville’s bicentennial tree has been cut down?…the plaque at the bottom of the tree now serves as a gravestone for the magnificent tree that was a gift to the people of Evansville to commemorate a milestone?…Mole #3 tells the City County Observer that the reason the tree was cut down was to add 18 parking spaces to the mix in downtown Evansville?…that will add to the over 4,000 spaces that already are in downtown Evansville so these 18 parking spaces will have a negligible improvement to the parking if any at all?…there are those who are blaming elected officials for killing this tree but the Evansville Building Authority were the folks in charge of the land where the tree was?…this reminds us of Rick Davis’ famous characterization of Mayor Winnecke and his predecessor Jonathan Weinzapfel with his “Ready, Fire, Aim” narrative?…this time the Evansville Building Authority did the “Ready, Saw, and Don’t Think” routine and cut down a tree that was beloved by many?…it was much the same thing that could described the situation when the Evansville Building Authority discover that water magically appeared on the floor of Roberts Stadium and that proved that it needed to be torn down?IS IT TRUE that a Vanderburgh County Council member asked several questions concerning the Drag Queen Story Hour sponsored by the public library?  …the Director of the Library and one library board member were present at the most recent County Council meeting in order to answer questions about this event?  …the Director of the Library stated that the participants of the “Drag Queen Story Hour” currently don’t need a background check to participate in this event? …members of the Vanderburgh County Council were also told that participants of this event could be in violation of the dress code policy that is strictly followed by EVPL officials?IS IT TRUE the Vanderburgh County Assessor website shows that the park located at 400 Main St. is now owned by the Evansville City Water & Sewer Utility and they paid $$450,000 for that property?IS IT TRUE we would like to thank Kalah Hirsch Records Specialist with the Evansville Police Department for doing an outstanding job in making the daily police reports available to the public?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that Mayor Winnecke has done such a good job that he should be unopposed for re-election?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. 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Open consultation: Health is everyone’s business: proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss

first_img business individuals the occupational health profession Equality Act 2010 guidanceGuidance for employersGuidance for workersAlternative formatsAudio versionAudio version: Health is everyone’s business: proposals to reduce ill health-related job lossBritish Sign Language (BSL) versionBSL version: Health is everyone’s business: proposals to reduce ill health-related job lossOther formatsYou can order a Braille copy by contacting:workandhealthunit.consultatio[email protected] This consultation seeks views on different ways in which government and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job loss. Disabled people and people with long-term health conditions are at greater risk of falling out of work.The proposals aim to support and encourage early action by employers for their employees with long-term health conditions, and improve access to quality, cost-effective occupational health.The Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health and Social Care want to understand the effect of these proposals on:center_img Work and Health ConsultationCaxton House6-12 Tothill StreetLondonSW1H 9NAlast_img read more