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

The time to push for court funding is now

first_imgThe time to push for court funding is now February 15, 2003 Managing Editor Regular News The time to push for court funding is nowcenter_img Mark D. Killian Managing Editor and Gary Blankenship Senior EditorSupreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente recently addressed the Board of Governors advocating more lawyer involvement in the upcoming court budget issues with the legislaturePariente was standing in for Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead, who was snowbound at a Virginia conference for chief justices, at the board’s January 31 meeting in Tallahassee.Pariente invoked the spirit of World War II icon Rosie the Riveter and her mantra that if we all work together “we can do it.”“I do think, and respect the fact, that this battle for us, for the justice system, and for justice for all Floridians is being fought now in this very legislative session,” Pariente said, adding that the move to state assumption of funding of the courts has the potential to change how business is conducted in the courts and puts into jeopardy the many innovative and progressive programs which have been implemented in Florida over the past 30 years.In concept, Revision 7 — the constitutional amendment passed by voters in 1998 that mandated the state take over more trial court funding from counties by July 1, 2004 — was a “great idea,” Pariente said.“But I feared then and I fear even more now. . . that the court system as we know it is in peril,” she said, adding that lawyers can no longer take for granted that when they walk into the courthouse the judges and their staffs and the court administrators who make the process run smoothly will be there.Legislation Committee Chair Jesse Diner told the board the committee has been studying the issue and had debated whether to take action before a February 18 legislative summit for the board. After recent legislative activity, the committee decided to adopt a broad general position that can be refined later, he said.That position is that “the Bar supports adequate funding of the state court system, the state attorneys’ offices, the public defenders’ offices, and appointed counsel,” Diner said. “A lot of things are encompassed by that.”The board approved that unanimously.He urged board members to attend the February 18 event to learn about the complexities of court funding.“It’s really imperative we turn out as many people as possible; we need to understand Article V funding,” Diner told board members. “If you’ll recall, the reason the Legislative Committee wanted to do this is the more we talked about it, the more we realized we have to learn.”The program will run from 1 to 5 p.m., and that evening the Bar will have its annual reception for state lawmakers.In her comments, Pariente noted the Gov. Jeb Bush’s proposed budget would eliminate half the judicial assistants at the district courts of appeal, which would mean two judges would share one assistant, rather than each judge having one assistant. Pariente asked the board to go back to their circuits and contact their local chief judge and become active in reaching out to their local communities and local legislative delegation to impress upon on them the importance of fully funding the trial court system.“I urge you,” Justice Pariente said. “This is your time as leaders to step up to the plate. We can’t stand back and do nothing.”Steve Metz, the Bar’s chief legislative counsel, said the state’s tight finances will present a challenge for court funding.“I have discovered in the last month in attending committee meetings. . . there are three things that will jump out at you,” he told the board.One is some lawmakers are looking hard for any duplication of services, such as between court clerks and court administration functions. “If there’s any overlap at all, they’ll spend hours dissecting that,” Metz said.Another trend is that the civil side of courts might be cut to keep the criminal functions going, he said, adding, “Everybody has a real interest in this.”Lastly, lawmakers will be taking a hard look at filing fees and may institute a system where fees are based on the type of case and the ability of parties to pay. Metz said lawmakers have noted that in some counties it costs a middle-income couple more to file a simple divorce case than for a major corporation to file suit over a multi-million dollar contract dispute.On another issue, Metz said there is hope for continuation of the Civil Legal Assistance Act, passed for the first time last year with strong Bar support and with a $2-million budget.“This is going to be a tight, tight budget year,” he said. “It’s going to be quite a challenge to get the $2 million. It’s going to be hard to get the $2 million, and we’re going to try to get $10 million [the amount the Bar originally sought last year].“We’ve got a shot at it.”Although there will be budget challenges, Metz said, due in large part to the efforts of Bar President Tod Aronovitz there won’t be fundamental challenges to the courts or Bar.“I think I can stand today and tell you I feel the independence of the judiciary and the ability of the Bar to maintain its position as the disciplinary arm of the court is going to be in good position for the next year because of the good work Tod has done,” he said.last_img read more

Former credit union CEO admits to $5 million embezzlement

first_imgNita Rae Nirschl, the former president/CEO of the $13.3 million Parsons Pittsburg Credit Union, pleaded guilty to embezzling at least $5 million in U.S. District Court in Wichita, Kan. on Monday.Although initially charged with 81 felony counts, the 66-year-old former executive pleaded guilty to only three felony counts of embezzlement, money laundering and tax evasion, according to a plea agreement. She also agreed to serve up to five years in federal prison, five years of supervised release and to pay a to-be-determined amount in restitution.Nirschl’s final sentence, however, will be decided in March by a federal judge who is under no obligation to accept the terms of the plea agreement. continue reading » 44SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Garden delight going to auction

first_img43 Albury Street, Pimlico.THE buyer of 43 Albury St won’t just get a beautiful five-bedroom home, they’ll also get some basil, a bunch of carrots and some rocket thrown in as well.The Pimlico home is going to auction on-site today at 11am and comes complete with a living veggie patch, vegetables included. The large home is set on fully fenced 809sq m block and located within the catchment for the hugely popular Pimlico State High School. 43 Albury Street, Pimlico. It’s a low-maintenance Queenslander with a modern twist which has been cladded meaning it will never require external painting.Smith and Elliott selling agents Tracey Stack and Emma Nancarrow said the house had an amazing outdoor entertainment area with some extras thrown in.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“They have a veggie garden there with carrots growing in it and rocket and basil which will be staying as well as a chicken coop,” they said.“The fire pit is special because the seller spent a lot of time in South America as an exchange student and he learnt how to cook this special kind of barbecue which he is in love with so you can slow roast meats with it.” 43 Albury Street, Pimlico.For more information call Tracey Stack on 0437 434 056 or Emma Nancarrow on 0418 773 987.center_img 43 Albury Street, Pimlico.The two-level home has been renovated while keeping the classic Queenslander features such as casement windows.Gleaming timber flooring has been used throughout the home.As well as five bedrooms, the home has two bathrooms, double remote-controlled garage and large deck overlooking the backyard.Ms Stack and Ms Nancarrow said the charming home was sure to capture the hearts of buyers which is why they had decided to have the auction on-site.“It’s good for buyers to have a look back through and see what they love about it because every time you walk through this house you see all the features and fall in love with it a little more,” they said.“The house pulls on your heart strings because it’s really pretty from the street. It’s got great street appeal.” last_img read more

Leipzig warm up for Tottenham by regaining top spot in Bundesliga

first_img Loading… RB Leipzig warmed up for their Champions League last 16 tie at Tottenham Hotspur next week with a routine 3-0 win over strugglers Werder Bremen to regain top spot from Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday.Advertisement Leipzig’s sporting director Markus Kroesche praised his team for preserving energy with the Spurs tie looming in London on Wednesday.“The boys know we have some heavy weeks coming up, so they knew not to burn things up and score six or seven goals in the process,” he said.Kroesche said the victory keeps the pressure on Bayern after Leipzig earned a goalless draw at the Allianz Arena last Sunday.“I don’t know whether we are the hunter or the hunted, it’s just important that we win these games and see what the next few weeks bring.”Goals by defender Lukas Klostermann, forward Patrik Schick and midfielder Nordi Mukiele sealed the home win.Klostermann broke the deadlock when he tapped home on 18 minutes when Schick had nudged the ball back from the far post after a free-kick.Schick then grabbed his sixth Bundesliga goal of the season just before the break when he headed home a corner by Spain Under-21 playmaker Dani Olmo. Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi put in a great save to prevent an own goal just before halftime after defender Dayot Upamecano had stretched to block a shot.France Under-21 midfielder Mukiele put the matter beyond doubt immediately after the break when he darted into the box, held off his marker and beat Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka.The defeat piles the pressure on Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt after his 10th loss in 12 league games keeps his side second from bottom.Elsewhere, Hertha Berlin ended a chaotic week, following the shock departure of head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, with a 2-1 win at bottom side Paderborn as Brazilian striker Matheus Cunha, signed from Leipzig, scored on his debut.Klinsmann dropped a bombshell on Tuesday when he quit after just 10 weeks in charge.His assistant Alexander Nouri was in a caretaker capacity at Paderborn where defender Dedryck Boyata headed Hertha into an early lead before Cunha had a goal disallowed.Hertha goalkeeper Rune Jarstein gave Paderborn brief hope with an own-goal early in the second-half, but Cunha grabbed the winner with a cheeky backheel on 67 minutes.The win leaves Hertha 13th, nine points above the relegation places.Dutch striker Wout Weghorst netted a hat-trick, including two penalties, for Wolfsburg in their 3-2 win over Hoffenheim which left them ninth, four points from the European places.The goals flew in the dying stages of Bayer Leverkusen’s stunning 3-2 win at Union Berlin as Karim Bellarabi netted the winner four minutes into added time.Having scored two late goals within 82 seconds of each other in last weekend’s 4-3 home win over Borussia Dortmund, Peter Bosz’s Leverkusen again left it late.Football: Leipzig warm up for Spurs by regaining top spot in Germany— Google Trends Online (@GoogleTrendsOn1) February 15, 2020Read Also: Bundesliga: Haaland extends Dortmund tally to nine in six gamesWith the scores locked at 2-2 after 90 minutes, Bellarabi finished a move he started and beat Union goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz to send the ball rolling over the line in the 94th minute.The win leaves Leverkusen fourth before Saturday’s late game when Borussia Moenchengladbach are at relegation-threatened Fortuna Duesseldorf.On Friday, Erling Braut Haaland continued his phenomenal scoring record for third-placed Borussia Dortmund when he netted his ninth goal in six games in their 4-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img With Bayern playing Cologne away on Sunday, Leipzig took the chance to usurp the defending champions and establish a two-point lead. Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

Marie B. Stier, 99

first_imgMarie B. Stier, 99, Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Morning Breeze in Greensburg. Born, June 27, 1917 in Millhousen, Indiana, she was the daughter of Bernard J. and Josephine (Weisker) Schoettmer.  Marie was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the St. Anne’s Society, both in Millhousen.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She enjoyed cooking for and spending time with her family. She was married to Edward J. Stier on November 23, 1939 and he preceded her in death on December 26, 1982. She is survived by four sons, Gary (Dorothy) Stier, Napoleon, Marvin (Ann) Stier, Greensburg, Carl (Rosie) Stier, Greensburg, Stephen (Karen) Stier, Batesville; three daughters, Eileen (Mike) Vinson, Cincinnati, Janet (Zack) Beldsoe, Warsaw, KY., Kathy (Mike) Kohrman, Greensburg;  one daughter-in-law, Carol Nowlin; 35 grandchildren and 77 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; son, Kenneth Stier; brothers, Herman and Walter Schoettmer; sisters, Rose Menkedick, Loretta Bedel, Gertrude Ruhl, Rita Greiwe. Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home to pray the rosary.   Visitation will follow until 8:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.   The family will also receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be held in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Millhousen. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of South Central Indiana or to the ALS and Lou Gehrig Association. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Arsenal legend Wright says Saka played out of position

first_img Originally a winger, the 18-year-old got his break in the first-team this season by playing left-back. Asked if Saka could become the next Ashley Cole, Wright said: “For me he’s a better winger. “It’s just because of his ability and how good he is that he can play that position. “Ashley turned out to be one of the best full-backs in the world but this guy is better further forward.” Saka has yet to sign a extension on his current which expires in 2021.Advertisement Loading… And Wright thinks the Englishman should hold out for the best deal. “He’s right him and his representatives to hold out as best they can because he’s the future of the club,” added Wright. “They cannot afford to let a player like this leave, When you look at what Callum Hudson-Odoi has done and he’s a year younger. read also:‘Why Saka will make England’s 2021 European Championship squad’ “The contract he signed, Saka’s representatives will be saying: ‘Why should I sign for any less?’ “I believe he will sign but I do think him and his reps are doing the right thing by dragging it out to get the best deal they can. Arsenal is the right place for him at the moment.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, thinks Bukayo Saka should be playing further forward.last_img read more

Ward wins again at Tri-City

first_imgAUBURN, Mich. (July 22) – A.J. Ward made another visit to victory lane following the Friday night Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modified main event at Tri-City Motor Speedway.The father and son duo of Rusty Zeigler and Ken Zeigler, each of who won their respective heat races earlier in the evening, started on the front row for the 20-lap feature.Rusty Zeigler led the first three laps until Matt Szecsodi made his way by.Szecsodi was well in front of the field when the caution flag waved on lap 12. This allowed Ward, who had fought his way from 10th starting to second, to line up on Szecsodi’s rear bumper on the restart.Ward made what proved to be the winning pass on lap 14 and cruised to the checkered flag.  Szecsodi finished second ahead of Todd Matheson, Heath Grizzle and Ken Zeigler.last_img read more