Soap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgSoap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Soap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Soap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Soap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSoap & Allied Industries Limited is engaged in the production, distribution and sale of laundry, household cleaning, and personal care products in Mauritius. Within the company’s production line there are household cleaners for kitchens, bathrooms, floors, walls, beauty soaps, perfumed and non-perfumed bleaches to clean, disinfect, and deodorise, cosmetics that include shampoos, hair conditioners, shower gels, liquid soaps, liquid soap refills, custom made soaps for hotels and resorts, and dishwashing liquids offered. The company offers contract manufacturing services for retail chains as well and exports its product internationally, to countries that include, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Soap & Allied Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Jonny May starts and finishes brilliant length of the field try against Connacht

first_imgWednesday May 27, 2015 Jonny May starts and finishes brilliant length of the field try against Connacht Gloucester scored twice in extra time to beat Connacht 40-32 in a thrilling European Champions Cup playoff match. The Irish side led with a minute left to play, but Gloucester took the game to extra time, then Jonny May settled it with a brilliant 75-meter try. With 40 seconds left in the match Connacht led 25-18. The Man of the Match was chosen, and the commentary team spoke in jest about going to extra time. Referee Romain Poite then made a huge call, penalising Connacht when it looked like Gloucester were infringing.A try followed, as Billy Meakes danced his way through despite calls of obstruction, leaving Connacht coach Pat Lam scratching his head. “That try [by Meakes] looked like a block to us but the TMO ruled against and you’ve got to live with those tough calls.”Greg Laidlaw converted the try and the sides were taken to Extra Time at 25-25.Connacht scored a try in the 92nd minute through Matt Healy, before Gloucester drove over the line to take a 33-32 lead with five minutes left.From the kickoff the wise thing to do would have been to hang on to the ball, or pump it downfield, but it landed in the arms of Jonny May, and he felt like having a bit of a run.  May’s dazzling footwork allowed him to beat no less than four players, before linking with Billy Twelvetrees who fed Meakes and then got the return ball back, then fed May on the inside for an outstanding try and the killer blow that drove the nail in the coffin for Connacht.“I don’t know where that came from,” said May post match. “I’m seeing stars. I’m so exhausted, but you just find the energy. It’s just a case of getting the ball and running into space and trying not to think.”Gloucester’s director of rugby, David Humphreys, said that May should have kicked it out, but his natural instinct took over and that’s what makes him such a valuable player.“The instruction was to kick the ball out but Jonny just does what he does. A fantastic try. Every great team needs X-factor players and Jonny gives us and England that X-factor.“It was a moment of individual brilliance for a remarkable try. I have run out of superlatives for him, he’s an X factor player and if England want to win a World Cup, I think it would be very hard for them to leave him out.”The victory sets up a Champions Cup play-off final against Bordeaux-Begles in Worcester on May 31st. The winners of that game will secure the final Champions Cup spot.EXTRA: See post match interviews with May, Twelvetrees and HumphreysADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Gloucester , Great Tries Related Articles 185 WEEKS AGO Gloucester lock shows how easy it can be… 318 WEEKS AGO Gloucester’s Bill Meakes banned for 2 weeks… 318 WEEKS AGO Last ditch tap tackle stops Jonny May from… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

The 5 Best All Blacks tries scored in series win over France

first_imgWednesday Jun 27, 2018 The 5 Best All Blacks tries scored in series win over France The All Blacks beat France 3-0 in their series, notching up a total of 127 points against just 38 from the visitors. They scored some outstanding tries throughout, with the likes of Damian McKenzie and Rieko Ioane featuring prominently. Here is a quick look at five of the best.View more classic tries in our Great Tries archiveADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Institute promotes take-up of payroll giving for Christmas

first_imgInstitute promotes take-up of payroll giving for Christmas  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 October 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Institute of Fundraising is encouraging charities to use the run-up to Christmas to promote payroll giving to their supporters. In particular it reminds them that there is just one more year to go during which companies signing up to the scheme can claim a payment of up to £500.To get started the Insitute recommends getting the payroll giving scheme set up within your own charity, enabling fundraisers to practice their promotional approach on other colleagues.It recommends then approaching organisations where your charity already has some kind of relationship. This is the time to mention the grant scheme of up to £500 simply for signing up to payroll giving, if the company needs any further persuading. Advertisement The Institute then suggests examing your charity’s database of committed donors to find local employees who might give you a way into their place of work to promote payroll giving. Has the scheme already been set up there? Can its promotion be improved? Does the company need help, and is it aware of the grants available?Thereafter, particularly in the run-up to Christmas, the Institute recommends promoting payroll giving to donors and other contacts on a regular basis. As the Institute says of this still under-used tax-efficient method of giving: “Payroll Giving has the capacity to engage more employees than any other long-term, work-based fundraising initiative.”last_img read more

Limerick’s floating theatre of dreams is steeped in history

first_imgFirst Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSfeatured Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Email Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up IT IS to take up a new berth in Lough Derg next week, but the history of a barge docked at Customs House Quay as a performance theatre is every bit as colourful and exciting as the play it’s hosted over the past three weeks.The 80 foot barge “Spera in Deo” (Trust in God) or “T82” was built in Holland in 1895 and although used as a cargo vessel, the records show she was originally a sailing ship.Converted to a mussel dredger in 1924 by the Blommaert family in Zierikzee, the boat remained in Holland until 1983 when it was brought to Kerry where it operated for a number of years. It left the southern shores for Greencastle in Donegal where it became one of the first dredgers to fish mussels on the River Foyle.A major overhaul of the historic vessel was undertaken by a Donegal entrepreneur who used it for recreational purposes for a number for years before a fire destroyed the engine and caused extensive smoke and fire damage.She lay stricken, afloat and for sale before the keen mariner’s eye of Robert McGrath from Achill Island saw the vessel and with it an opportunity to transform it into something special.Emma D’Arcy, co-owner of the historic barge, said that as the insurance company had paid a six figure sum to the previous owner, it was to be sold as a hull.“Robert loved it and over the course of a week decided that the best thing to do was to go back up to Donegal to see if he could get it going. Hours of labour and meticulous work led to the engine spluttering back life.Over eight months later, the barge was seaworthy enough to navigate up the Shannon estuary.“Rob had to wait patiently for good weather before he could make the perilous journey from Donegal down the west coast to Foynes and eventually into Limerick. It took several weeks for a 48 hour weather window that would allow the crew to make the journey.In the meantime, Limerick playwright Helena Enright, who was putting the finishing touches to ‘The River’, a multi-sensory theatrical experience about the river Shannon, had heard that the barge was en route.“She approached us to see if we would be interested in letting her use the barge for a couple of weeks to stage her play about the river and its effects on its inhabitants over the years”, Emma explained.“Helena was thrilled as there are actually very few vessels in Limerick itself and anything she found was too small, sunk, or had people living onboard”.Moored in Limerick as a floating theatre, Spera in Deo will begin the next phase of its colourful history when it moves to Dromineer next week. NewsLocal NewsLimerick’s floating theatre of dreams is steeped in historyBy Staff Reporter – August 28, 2014 674 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printcenter_img Previous articleLimerick Colour Dash makes a mess for cancer charityNext articleLimerick animal rights activist puts dampener on ice bucket challenge Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Linkedin Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Advertisement Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Global Military Batteries Market Report 2021: $3.36 Billion Technology Forecast to 2029 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

first_img WhatsApp TAGS  WhatsApp Facebook DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 25, 2021– The “Global Military Batteries – Market and Technology Forecast to 2029” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Global Defense Battery Market accounted for USD 1.87 Billion in the year 2020 and it is anticipated to reach a value of around USD 3.36 Billion by the year 2029. The market growth dynamics account for a CAGR of around 6.47%. With a combination of higher economies of scale and research and development, existing technologies, such as lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, have seen rapid performance and cost improvements. There are still unmet needs, however, to be fully addressed. It would be expected that next-generation technologies would deliver a step-change in the performance of key battery characteristics. In this area, much of the development is being driven by innovative start-ups, working both on the Li-ion market, such as on silica anodes, solid-state electrolytes, and advanced cathodes, and alternative technologies, such as flow and zinc-air batteries. Variables such as focusing on improving frontline situational awareness and increasing occurrences of asymmetric and network-centered warfare have a major positive impact on the defense battery market. Moreover, the increase in defense spending, particularly in emerging economies, and subsequent investments in the procurement of such systems are further boosting the growth of the market. Factors such as high cost of acquisition, and regulations & safety issues, however, hinder the growth of the market to some extent. Increasing terrorist attacks and a focus on counter operations, and the launch of modernization programs by many nations around the world, have created promising opportunities for the defense battery market to grow. APAC is expected to dominate the Global Defense Battery Market in 2029 with a market value of around USD 0.95 billion owing to the increasing R&D investment in this sector coupled with an infrastructure that supports the same. The rising global conflicts and cross-border tension between countries including China, India, Pakistan, and Others in the APAC region is another factor that is expected to fuel the growth of the Global Defense Battery Market. North America is expected to be the second-largest market with a value of around USD 0.88 Billion. APAC is expected to be the fastest-growing market over the forecast period with a CAGR of around 7.73%. Key Topics Covered: 1 Introduction 2 Executive Summary 3 Current Market Overview of the Global Military Battery Market 3.1 History 3.2 Introduction 3.2.1 Market Development 3.3 Battery Performance 3.3.1 Effect of Rate of Discharge 3.3.2 Effect of Temperature 3.3.3 Effect of Depth of Discharge 3.3.4 Effect of Type of Discharge 3.3.5 Effect of State of Health 3.3.6 Effects of Charging Characteristics 3.4 U.S. Market Overview 3.5 High Energy Battery Technologies 4 Current Market Trends of the Global Military Battery Market 4.1 Standard Battery Systems 4.2 Primary Battery Systems 4.2.1 Zinc Carbon (ZnC) 4.2.2 Alkaline Manganese (AlMn) 4.2.3 Zinc-Air (Zn Air) 4.2.4 Silver Oxide (AgO) 4.2.5 Lithium Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO2) 4.3 Secondary Battery Systems 4.3.1 Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) 4.3.2 Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) 4.3.3 Lithium Ion (Li Ion) 4.3.4 Lithium Polymer (Li Polymer) 4.4 Current and Future Applications 4.4.1 E-Textiles 4.4.2 Helmet-Mounted Display 4.4.3 Smart Bullets 4.4.4 Exoskeleton 4.4.5 Unmanned Combat Systems 4.4.6 Robotic Dogs 4.4.7 Connected Soldiers 4.4.8 Battery Monitoring System 4.4.9 Anti-Piracy Robots 5 Market Technologies 5.1 Cobalt-free Lithium-ion Battery 5.2 Sand Battery 5.3 Gold Nanowire Batteries 5.4 Foam Batteries 5.5 Foldable Battery 5.6 Batteries with Fire Extinguisher 5.7 Liquid Flow Batteries 5.8 Triboelectric Nanogenerators (TENGs) 5.9 Graphene Battery 5.10 StoreDot Charger 6 Market Dynamics 6.1 Drivers 6.1.1 Ongoing Military Modernization Programs 6.1.2 Advancements in Battlefield Technology 6.1.3 Rise of Unmanned Platforms 6.1.4 Use of Batteries as Energy Storage Device 6.1.5 Demand for High-Power Battery 6.2 Restraints 6.2.1 Regulations and Safety Issues 6.2.2 High Cost of Acquisition 6.3 Challenges 6.3.1 Obsolete Platforms 6.3.2 Defense Budget 6.3.3 Design Constraints 6.3.4 Offshore Productions 6.4 PEST Analysis 6.5 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 7 Country Analysis 8 Global Military Battery Market to 2029 by Region 8.1 Market Introduction 8.2 Total Global Military Battery Market by Region (By Platform) to 2029 8.3 Total Global Military Battery Market by Region (By Composition) to 2029 9 Global Military Battery Market to 2029 by Composition 9.1 Market Introduction 9.2 Total Global Military Battery Market by Composition (By Type) to 2029 9.2.1 Lithium-Ion Battery 9.2.2 Lead Acid Battery 9.2.3 Nickel Metal Hydride Battery 9.2.4 Nickel Cadmium 9.2.5 Others 9.3 Total Global Military Battery Market by Composition (By Technology) to 2029 9.3.1 Lithium-Ion Battery 9.3.2 Lead Acid Battery 9.3.3 Nickel Metal Hydride Battery 9.3.4 Nickel Cadmium Battery 10 Global Military Battery Market to 2029 by Application 10.1 Market Introduction 10.2 Total Global Military Battery Market by Application (By Composition) to 2029 10.2.1 Propulsion System 10.2.2 Auxiliary Power Unit 10.2.3 Backup Power 10.2.4 Ignition System 10.2.5 Communication & Navigation System 10.2.6 Fire Control System 10.2.7 Electro Optics & Thermal Imaging Systems 11 Opportunity Analysis 11.1 By Region 11.2 By Composition 11.3 By Application 12 Scenario Analysis 12.1 Introduction 13 Corona Impact on Global Military Battery Market 13.1 Introduction 14 Company ProfilesArotech CorporationBAE SystemsCell-ConEaglePicher TechnologiesEnersysGeneral DynamicsKokamMathews AssociatesSAFT Groupe S.A.Ultralife Corporation For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/x4yx35 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210225005865/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DEFENSE OTHER ENERGY TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY ENERGY OTHER DEFENSE SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/25/2021 11:34 AM/DISC: 02/25/2021 11:34 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210225005865/en Pinterest Twitter Twittercenter_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Local News Pinterest Global Military Batteries Market Report 2021: $3.36 Billion Technology Forecast to 2029 – ResearchAndMarkets.com Previous articleHouse-Autry Mills Announces an Expanded Voluntary Recall of House-Autry Tartar Sauce Due to SpoilageNext article‘We are facing extinction’: Black farmers in steep decline Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

‘Spies in skirts’ subject of Civil War Forum

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Fleming, a native of Enterprise, and her husband, Brian, a native of New Jersey, lead the monthly forum and both are captivated by the period of American history during the Civil War.“My great-grandfather was born during Reconstruction and he lived during my lifetime,” Fleming said. “I’ve heard many stories of his father who fought in the Civil War so I’ve always been interested in the war. I also have several ancestors who fought.“Being from New Jersey, Brian doesn’t have any ancestors who fought on either side. Of course, they weren’t Americans at that time. We both enjoy the stories of the war and are always anxious to learn more.”Fleming earned a master’s degree in history from Samford University in Birmingham. She and her husband are involved in the annual reenactment of the Battle of Newton the first weekend in October at John Hutton Park. Velazquez was wounded and, when it was discovered that she was a woman and not Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, CSA, she was released from the army.“When Loreta’s identity was discovered, she was found to have several identities,” Fleming said. “Why Loreta was willing to risk her life spying for the Confederacy no one knows for sure. One thought is that, since she was married to a man who was killed in the war, she was trying to avenge him. It’s also thought that she was an adventurous woman who enjoyed playing different roles.”Rose Greenhow was a Confederate spy cut from different cloth. Print Article Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration During 2018, the second year of Alabama’s three-year Bicentennial celebration, the focus is on people. The Troy Civil War Forum will highlight a remarkable group of women at its 6:30 p.m. Monday meeting at Old Beulah Church on South Three Notch Street in Troy.“Secret Agents in Skirts: Female Spies for the Confederacy” will be the topic of Georgia Fleming’s presentation and, oh, the stories she will tell about a mixed bag of women for whom adventure, intrigue and a spirit of “catch me if you can” prevailed.“The women, who were spies for the Confederacy, had interesting personalities and interesting lives,” Fleming said. “Loreta Velazquez immigrated from Cuba and, not only was she a spy for the Confederacy, she also joined the army as a man.” By Jaine Treadwell Email the author ‘Spies in skirts’ subject of Civil War Forum Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Published 3:00 am Thursday, August 2, 2018 By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson CAPITAL DREAMS: Max Copeland represents Alabama in D.C. Pike Liberal Arts School senior Max Copeland represented the State of Alabama at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth… read more Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen “Rose Greenhow did a lot of work on the political end,” Fleming said. “Dolly Madison introduced her to socialites in Washington. In that social circle, Rose flirted with Union politicians and officers to get information to pass along to the Confederates.”Fleming said Greenhow went to Europe on diplomatic missions.“Returning from one of those missions, Rose’s boat sank while trying escape a Union gunboat and she drowned.”Velazquez and Greenhow are two among many female Confederate spies and Fleming will introduce several of them at Monday night’s meeting.last_img read more

Clem’s forced to remove graffiti

first_imgHe added that he began to receive complaints  from members of the public on the same day that the painting appeared.He said “I must stress that I like urban graffiti very much in surroundings which work for it and vice versa. There’s a great example at the rear of Clem’s in York Place. Another is on the first floor of shops on Cowley Road opposite Manzil Way. Take also the polemical mural on a house in Union Street. The frontage on The Plain wasn’t the right setting.”He also suggested the idea of a “Neighbourhood Plan, devised locally and put to the people living in the area in a referendum.” He continued, “One thing we could do is to insist that all new building meets more rigorous environmental and sustainability standards than currently demanded by the city. Another is to give Conservation Area rules precedence over Advertising Regulations.”“That would allow businesses to know in advance if their plans for redesigned shopfronts were likely to be refused for the reasons that led to Clem’s having to remove its graffiti and think again.”Oxford-based historian and art critic Estelle Lovatt has reportedly defended the artwork in the past, but was unavailable for comment when contacted by Cherwell.Student responses to the constraint on the artwork included some angry reactions. Timna Fibert of St Anne’s said, “I think it’s ridiculous that personal aesthetic taste is dictated to by the Council. I mean, I think it was pretty ugly but why should my opinion, or even the opinion of a majority, stop people from expressing themselves and what they stand for?”The constant change was greeted with confusion by students living in the nearby vicinity. Ben Whitman, from St Hilda’s and a resident of the flats above Clem’s, said, “‘it’s really stupid how they changed it and then changed it again. It’s just a waste of money in times of austerity.”Another second year at St Hilda’s said, “The scrapping of the graffiti is an absolute outrage.   The dreaming spires are all very well and good but it’s a shame the city is so dismissive of contemporary art.”He added, “Who knows – we might have just got rid of the next Banksy.” The exterior of Clem’s nightclub in St Clement’s is being repainted after an agreement between the owner of the nightclub and Oxford City Council. The graffiti-like design is to be replaced with a different frontage.The nightclub has already undergone a change to its paint scheme since the large letters spelling the establishment’s name that were originally on show were deemed to require advertising consent by the Council. A report from the Council’s press office stated that the lettering “exceeded the maximum height of 0.75 metres.” However, the report claims that the second design, featuring cartoon characters which replaced the lettering, “is not in keeping with the surrounding area.” The manager of Clem’s, Mr Bruno Garcia, is cited on the BBC website as stating, “We had to do what we had to do – we just want to make sure everyone is happy.” He told Cherwell that the new plans are to have an all-blue frontage, although added that “It won’t attract as many customers as before.” The City Council report notes that the new plans will require neither planning permission nor advertising consent.Michael Crofton Briggs, Head of City Development at Oxford City Council, said in the report, “Officers organised a lot of meetings with the owner to discuss the changes to the outside of the building.”“I am really pleased that our hard work has meant that the owner has shown us the colour scheme that he intends to use and that we have agreed it instead of tackling him through the enforcement process. This is a much more effective process for the Council. The work is currently underway.” Graham Jones, ward councillor for St Clement’s, told Cherwell, “It was pretty obvious that the design, while ingenious and interesting in itself, was out of character with the formal and mannered, mainly Georgian architecture of the buildings around The Plain.” last_img read more

Yellen says Treasury focus to help nation reeling from virus

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen has been sworn in as the nation’s 78th Treasury secretary and the first woman to hold the office. She was sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman elected to the position. In a message to the department’s 84,000 employees, Yellen said they would play a major role in addressing the country’s biggest economic challenges. She said the department must “help the American people endure the final months” of the coronavirus pandemic “by making sure they have roofs over their head and food on the table.” And then, she said, “we must assist them in getting back to work safely.”last_img read more

Cedar Mountain Canteen

first_imgAs they say in the real estate business, “location, location, location.” That principle hit home recently during a big day on the bike in Dupont State Forest, just east of Brevard, N.C. Dupont doesn’t have the cache of Pisgah, which is just across the highway on the west side of Brevard, but it probably has the most varied terrain of any single forest in the south. Chunky rocks, skinny singletrack, flowy doubletrack, sand, clay, creek crossings, slickrock…you name it, Dupont has it in a relatively tight 10,000-acre forest. Recently, Dupont has become known for its fast, bermy downhills, which are like candy for mountain bikers, particularly after they’ve been beat up on the roots in Pisgah.I thought I was gonna do a 10-mile ride, hitting a couple of Dupont’s signature trails, but that 10-mile ride turned into a 30-mile ride and all I had was 16 ounces of water and no food. Temperatures were in the 90s. I finished my water around mile 20. By the time I made it back to the car, I had sweated through my clothes, my legs were cramping, and I was so hungry, I was considering the nutritional value of the pile of horse poop near the trailhead. In other words, I needed a beer.I was on the south side of Dupont, near the South Carolina border, which is traditionally void of anything in the way of a cold beer. Luckily, the Cedar Mountain Canteen opened right on the edge of Dupont just a few weeks ago. It’s a small bar—a half a dozen taps, a cooler of ice cream sandwiches in the corner, mountain bike videos on the TV and a backyard just big enough to play cornhole butting up to a pretty creek. The whole thing plays out like an oasis of beer in the desert between Brevard and Greenville. I stumbled in and ordered a water, a Gatorade, a rye pale from Spartanburg and an ice cream sandwich. I sat there in the air conditioning, pouring over my Strava details trying to figure out where it all went wrong.The location of this new bar couldn’t be more perfect. You can ride to the Canteen straight from the Fawn Lake trailhead, where you can access gems like Airstrip and Turkey Knob, or pedal a little farther and climb Cedar Rock and bomb the slickrock on Big Rock. Or apparently, you can ride all over the damn forest first, then hit the Canteen for a beer. It’s your call. The important thing here, is that the Cedar Mountain Canteen has it all: beer, location, and beer.last_img read more