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Chancerygate stalks Antler

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Live in a unit? Here’s how to not tick off your neighbours on Australia Day

first_imgHere’s how not to tick off your neighbour this Australia Day.OUT of control pool parties, balcony falls and games gone wrong.Australia Day festivities can get messy — especially for unit dwellers.Ahead of the long weekend, a Queensland body corporate firm is warning of the rise in complaints made about apartment owners and tenants on the national holiday.Despite debate raging over the date of Australia Day, millions of Aussies will continue to celebrate the day with barbecues in backyards and on balconies across the country.But if you live in an apartment, the party could be over very quickly.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREArchers the Strata Professionals says Australia Day festivities can heighten tensions.According to Archers the Strata Professionals, some Australia Day festivities can heighten tensions between neighbouring unit residents, and many apartment complexes managed by the company have opted to bring in security for the long weekend.“While millions of Australians plan to rejoice on January 26, it’s also time to remember to be considerate, particularly if you are celebrating in an apartment complex,” Archers the Strata Professionals partner Grant Mifsud said.“Unfortunately, there will be some parties where guests behave badly and excessive noise and other issues could prompt complaints from neighbouring residents.”$5 COULD BUY YOU THIS VIEWINTEREST-ONLY BORROWERS IN TROUBLEAUCTION BUZZ GROWSHere are his tips for avoiding complaints on Australia Day if you live in a unit complex:1. Dress appropriatelyIt’s hot out there, so it’s likely party goers will be tempted to take celebrations to the complex pool.“There is a trend this summer for skimpy swimwear which has caused some problems in apartment complexes particularly as more families move into units instead of houses,” Mr Mifsud said.“This has even sparked some confrontations in recent months. Party guests should be appropriately attired.”2. Keep the volume downMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoWhether you are on a balcony, shared facilities or even inside your apartment, loud music and other party noise has the potential to cause tensions.Property bylaws will require any noise able to be heard by the neighbours ending by a certain time, usually before 10pm.If you choose to continue the party inside, avoid clatter and stomping which could disturb the occupants of the unit below and neighbouring properties, Mr Mifsud said.3. Park thoughtfullyMr Mifsud advises not blocking access for other building occupants and visitors.“If there are time limits on visitor parking, remind your visitors when they should move their vehicle,” he said.“Encourage them to park on the street or in a safe spot nearby — or better still, come to the party via taxi or Uber.”4. Prawn pong“We all love to tuck into the prawns at an Australia Day party, but please remember that Queensland’s summer heat does evil things to the scraps,” Mr Mifsud said.“The smell of prawns dumped in garbage bins days before collection can potentially foul the entire unit complex.“Wrap scraps and freeze them until the night before your complex’s collection.”5. Smoke gets in your eyesExtra care should be taken if you are planning a balcony barbecue in your unit, according to Mr Mifsud.Food can easily catch fire or, worse, gas bottles can explode, potentially causing a major structural blaze.Check gas bottles before using.Unit owners and tenants also need to consider whether smoke from someone lighting up a cigarette on their balcony will bother neighbours.last_img read more

I’m gay. I oppose gay marriage. Am I a bigot?

first_imgMail Online 12 June 2012Despite the opposition of every major faith group — notably the Catholic Church — Mr Cameron is arrogantly pressing ahead with an issue which excites his chums in the metropolitan elite, but which disregards the sentiments of millions of ordinary people who, as poll after poll has shown, are against it. Even some of the Prime Minister’s admirers concede that the policy has less to do with offering equality to the gay community and more to do with decontaminating the allegedly ‘toxic’ Tory brand. Perhaps the Prime Minister has calculated that anyone who stands up and argues against his proposals will be branded a homophobe and a bigot.Well, Mr Cameron, I am a Conservative and a homosexual, and I oppose gay marriage. Am I a bigot? And what about Alan Duncan, the first Conservative MP to come out as gay? Mr Duncan, the International Aid Minister who is in a civil partnership, is implacably opposed to gay marriage. So is Dr David Starkey, the celebrated historian, who is openly gay. The Labour MP Ben Bradshaw, meanwhile, who was the first Cabinet minister to enter into a civil partnership, is contemptuous of Mr Cameron’s motive for smashing down centuries of traditional Church teaching in reference to marriage. He’s right. It’s yet another sop to the wretched Lib Dems, even though they number only 57 of the 650 MPs at Westminster.–Mr-Cameron.htmllast_img read more

Greensburg Meth Investigation Leads To Another Arrest

first_imgImage: Decatur County Sheriff’s DepartmentA multi-month drug investigation that led to charges against nine people in May has put another Decatur County man behind bars.42-year-old Jason Barnard was arrested Friday and is facing felony charges for dealing in Methamphetamines.Detectives say they conducted a drug deal where he sold approximately 40 dosage units of crystal methamphetamine.“Barnard sold the crystal methamphetamines so that this could be distributed at street level in Greensburg, Decatur County,” stated Greensburg Police Chief Stacey Chasteen.During the drug deal Barnard claimed he had enough meth to supply 896 dosage units, Chasteen added. The street value for that amount is near $27,000.Last Friday afternoon, another drug deal was allegedly set up by Barnard. Undercover officers agreed to meet with him in Shelbyville. Detectives were warned that Barnard, who is a convicted felon, may have a gun during the transaction.The Shelbyville Swat team was called in for assistance, in the case that a drug transaction would be made.Barnard allegedly sold approximately half an ounce of crystal meth during the drug deal, totaling a street value of $1,640.He was apprehended and a 9mm handgun and additional methamphetamine was later found, Chasteen said.The arrest of Barnard marks the tenth person to face charges during the drug investigation. Eight people were also arrested on May 28 and an additional suspect was picked up by police on May 30.“All where working together as a criminal organization in the distribution of crystal methamphetamines in Greensburg,” Chasteen said. “The crystal methamphetamine was allegedly obtained from the Mexican cartel prior to being imported into our county”She says the investigation began after one tip. Greensburg Police want to continue encouraging community members to phone in any information and tips to (812) 66Crime.last_img read more

Steve McClaren backs ‘top-class’ Jack Butland for England place

first_img Press Association Steve McClaren hailed England prospect Jack Butland after seeing the Stoke keeper deny Newcastle victory with a breathtaking performance. “He did it for us a few times at Derby last year – I remember very well – and he’s done it again for Stoke today. I have seen him in other games. “You need a top-class goalkeeper to get you points and Stoke have got one, and certainly England have.” Newcastle were repeatedly thwarted by Butland who, having needed the help of a post to keep out Aleksandar Mitrovic’s first-half header, produced four increasingly impressive saves after the break to repel two efforts from Moussa Sissoko and one each from Ayoze Perez and substitute Jamaal Lascelles. However, Stoke boss Mark Hughes, with tongue somewhat in cheek, played down his goalkeeper’s heroics. He said: “He made a couple of saves, but that’s what he’s paid to do. I didn’t think Newcastle were peppering his goal, to be perfectly honest . “But when we needed him in key moments in the game, that’s when your goalkeeper has got to come to the fore, and he certainly did that. “His best save was when Sissoko burst through – he spread himself really well – and then a couple of things he needed to do with a corner as well, which is pretty basic stuff for Jack and keepers of his quality. “Yes, he had to make an impact and he has been able to do that.” Newcastle have won just one of their 11 Barclays Premier League games to date this season and remain in the bottom three, but McClaren is nevertheless convinced they are on the right track. He said: “The key thing is, we look capable of winning games now. The first four, we didn’t create any chances; now we are. “We are playing good football, dominating opponents – the clean sheet was important – and in the cold light of day, anybody looking at that can see we are on the right lines.” The abrasive Mitrovic’s battle with Stoke central defenders Philipp Wollscheid and Ryan Shawcross threatened to get out of hand at times, but Hughes had no problem with the Serbia international’s contribution. He said: “I don’t mind that. It’s part of the game, it’s part of his make-up, it seems. I don’t know the lad myself, but I was probably guilty of a few of those antics myself. “I wouldn’t be too hard on him because it would be the kettle calling the pot black.” Meanwhile, McClaren is facing up to a goalkeeping crisis after Rob Elliot limped off the pitch at the final whistle with a recurrence of the thigh injury which sidelined him last season. With Tim Krul out for the rest of the campaign having undergone cruciate ligament surgery and Karl Darlow battling an ankle problem, 18-year-old Freddie Woodman is the club’s only fit keeper. McClaren said: “We are certainly looking at the situation and seeing what we can do because that’s three of our senior goalkeepers injured.” The 22-year-old produced four superb saves to ensure the Potters left St James’ Park with a point at the end of a tense 0-0 draw. McClaren, who handed Butland six loan appearances last season during his spell as Derby boss, said: “Goalkeepers are there to win you points and that’s what Jack Butland does. last_img read more

The Latest: McNally gives U.S. 11 women in Open’s 3rd round

first_imgAfter rain Thursday night suspended play on the courts without a roof, the weather is much better — sunny with the temperature around 80 degrees Fahrenheit (a little above 25 Celsius).___More AP tennis: and September 4, 2020 ___12:45 p.m.Petra Martic is the first player into the fourth round at this year’s U.S. Open.The No. 8-seeded Martic made it that far at Flushing Meadows for the second year in a row, advancing Friday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Varvara Gracheva.Gracheva simply made too many mistakes, with 33 unforced errors — three times as many as Martic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):2:20 p.m.Caty McNally, an 18-year-old from Ohio, eliminated No. 21 seed Ekaterina Alexandrova in three sets in a rain-delayed match to reach the U.S. Open’s third round. Naomi Osaka is headed to a third set in the U.S. Open’s third round.The two-time Grand Slam champion took the opening set 6-3, but 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk, who is playing in just her second major tournament, grabbed the second in a tiebreaker.When the second set ended with Osaka missing a backhand return, she flung her racket away.Osaka won the U.S. Open in 2018 and the Australian Open the following year. She has been ranked No. 1 and is seeded fourth at Flushing Meadows. Kostyuk is ranked 137th. McNally’s 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2) victory gives the host country 11 women in the third round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 1992.The match was suspended Thursday because of the weather. McNally, who plays doubles with 16-year-old American Coco Gauff, had never been this far in singles at a Grand Slam tournament.___2:10 p.m.center_img Associated Press As Gracheva’s deficit grew larger and larger, she knew more than anyone that it’s never over until it’s over: In the previous round, she trailed No. 30 Kristina Mladenovic 6-1, 5-1 and faced four match points before coming all the way back to win.There was no such turnaround this time.Martic now will try to get to the second Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career after reaching that stage at last year’s French Open. She has lost her other six fourth-round matches at major tournaments, including against Serena Williams at the U.S. Open in 2019. ___ The Latest: McNally gives U.S. 11 women in Open’s 3rd round 11:10 a.m.Play is underway in third-round matches on Day 5 at the U.S. Open.Past champions Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are among those scheduled to play in Arthur Ashe Stadium later Friday.Osaka will face Marta Kostyuk to begin the day session in the tournament’s main arena.The top-seeded Djokovic will bring a 28-match winning streak, including 25-0 this season, into his night match against Jan-Lennard Struff. last_img read more

Cardiff Seeks Talks with Nantes over Payment of Sala Fees

first_imgCardiff City is seeking direct talks with Nantes in an effort to solve the dispute over the £15m transfer fee for striker Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash in January.World football’s governing body FIFA has granted the clubs until 15 April to settle the row.Cardiff refused to make the first scheduled payment for the Argentine. FIFA had originally ordered evidence to be submitted by Wednesday to adjudicate in the dispute.Cardiff say Nantes have yet to respond to their request, sent last week, to meet over the issue.A club statement said: “Cardiff City has requested and been granted an extension to the deadline to respond to FIFA on this matter.“Cardiff City recently wrote to FC Nantes proposing a meeting to discuss issues surrounding the Emiliano Sala tragedy and planned transfer, in line with Fifa’s request for our two clubs to come to a resolution directly.“To date, Cardiff City has not received a response from FC Nantes.”The Bluebirds have contended the agreement struck with Nantes to buy Sala was not legally binding.They say conditions, which they claim were insisted on by the French club for completion of the deal, were not fulfilled.Nantes has insisted it completed all the necessary paperwork and had been fully compliant with FIFA’s rules.FIFA President Gianni Infantino has said he hoped the two clubs would be able to reach an agreement between themselves.Now Cardiff has revealed its move to offer discussions to Nantes.Sala, 28, was announced as Cardiff’s record signing on 19 January.He died in a plane crash late on 21 January near Guernsey, when he was a passenger on a flight from Nantes to the Welsh capital.The aircraft was piloted by David Ibbotson, who is still missing. BBC Wales understands Ibbotson was not qualified to fly at night.He is thought to have been colour blind and his licence restricted him to flying only in daytime hours.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nantes has dragged Cardiff before FIFA, demanding the payment of the agreed transfer fee on late Emiliano Salalast_img read more

After recovering from injury, Buice to compete in 1st meet since February

first_img Comments Published on April 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm Jon Buice still can’t stand running. ‘Seriously,’ Buice said. ‘I hate it. I am not the swiftest person at all, but the 1500s, those kill me.’ After tearing the labrum in his right hip in a high jump leap last season, the senior pentathlete is still trying to find his groove.Three months of rehab, one summer surgery, and a hurdle re-injury later, Buice is still trying to get back to full strength. With much more time for competing and far less as a spectator, Buice will take part in his first outdoor competition – his first overall meet since February – this weekend at the Arizona State Sun Angel Relays. Though there might be occasional pain, Buice is not willing to classify the injury as a hindrance. Still, with the 60-meter dash, the long jump, the shot put, the high jump, the hurdles and the 1,000 meters, any given weekend can be a strenuous test for a rehabbing pentathlete.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith Buice currently at about 75 percent, assistant coach Dave Hegland was proud of the progress he has seen from him since the winter months. ‘Now that he’s healthy, he’s looking forward to get down there and doing some good things,’ Hegland said. ‘Everybody has to get comfortable. A lot of this prep is for our postseason meets.’The meet looked at with perhaps most urgency is the Big East Outdoor Championships starting on April 30. Buice is looking to take first place in the decathlon and recapture the formula for success that he found last season.  Buice broke his own school heptathlon record as junior last February in a second-place performance at the Big East Championships with a total of 5,399 points. ‘That was overwhelming,’ Buice said. ‘It’s strange, you train for these types of things but you may never, ever have a perfect day. But I had pretty close to a perfect day. When you put it all together, it couldn’t of been better.’Buice does not view the transition from seven to 10 events as a drastic one. Instead, he is mostly concerned with all the running involved. Long-distance running in particular should test his healing leg, but Buice maintains a certain level of understanding. ‘It’s not that I look at it to beat it (the 1,500 meters), it’s just it’s the last event,’ Buice said. ‘It’s not hard to finish, it’s just terrible exercise. It’s all endurance.’Perseverance is not a foreign concept to Buice, who has seen the field just once during his final year. Reflecting on his career at SU and looking forward to any possible benchmarks for the remainder of his senior season, Buice is able to keep everything in perspective.‘I just want to make coach happy,’ Buice said. Assistant coach Enoch Borozinski was a multi-event athlete himself and won an NCAA national championship as a decathlete at Nevada-Reno in 1994. With his players currently holding 10 school records in field events, Buice understands the opportunity in front of him. Borozinski, however, will not be the only happy coach if Buice can bring home another Big East title and break the decathlon record. SU head coach Chris Fox has seen Buice grow from a ‘scrawny’ high school high-jumper into a dominant multi-event force, and is excited to see what he can do in the upcoming meets.‘He’s put a lot of work in the weight room,’ Fox said. ‘He’s a tough kid, and definitely the type you want in your program.’zoirvin@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Korematsu lawyer discusses Japanese internment, Trump

first_imgDale Minami, a lawyer known for overturning the landmark Korematsu v. United States case that reinforced Japanese internment during World War II, spoke to students in Taper Hall Tuesday. (Andrea Klick/Daily Trojan) “He has been one of the great legal minds in our time,” Dundes said as she introduced him. “[He is] certainly a hero of mine. I’ve admired him for many years.” “I had never made those relations myself, so it’s really great,” Minaravushi said. “They’re great warnings, they’re great lessons from history, and I can continue learning from them.” “The wall that is declared a national emergency, [for] national security, you must support this wall because we have a national emergency,” Minami said. Minami attended UC Berkeley’s School of Law, which was previously named the Boalt School of Law after John Boalt, now known for being an anti-Chinese racist. Dundes Renteln said Minami played a role in changing the school’s name after backlash from students. She drew a parallel to the controversy surrounding the Von KleinSmid Center on USC’s campus, which was named after former University president and eugenicist Rufus Von KleinSmid. Since the cases have been overturned, Minami said there have been new forms of injustice and calls for deportation and internment, including President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. He said Trump used Japanese internment as a precedent for these bans. Thomas Kim, a junior majoring in international relations asked about Minami’s opinion on the current case of Asian Americans challenging affirmative action at Harvard University. This allowed John DeWitt, an anti-Japanese general in the Army, to order his soldiers to relocate and imprison Japanese people. Minami said DeWitt believed all Japanese people were enemies to the United States, even if they were citizens. Minami, who notably overturned the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Korematsu v. United States, which justified the internment of approximately 110,000 Japanese Americans, was invited by professor Alison Dundes Renteln to speak in her “Human Rights” course. “They were essentially imprisoned … They had no due process rights,” Minami said. “They didn’t have the right to attorneys; they had no right to the notice of charges, no right to a trial enshrined in the Fifth Amendment … These are due process rights, they’re almost inviolable.” Minami also recounted the experiences of his own family in the aftermath of the executive order. He said his family was only able to take two suitcases with them. His younger brother was only 1 year old when his family was forced to relocate. Minami also summarized the history of Japanese internment during World War II. He said Pearl Harbor, the 1941 Japanese attack on American forces in Hawaii, started the U.S.’s conflict with Japan. On Feb. 19 that year President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order that allowed military leaders to evacuate anyone they deemed a national threat. “He applied that to Japanese Americans and not just citizens of Japan,” Minami said. “And that began years of infamy, and that was the banishment and exile of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry, some with as little as 48 hours notice.” Bita Minaravushi, a doctoral student in the population health and place program, said she enjoyed hearing the connections Minami made between the Trump v. Hawaii case and past cases that affirmed Japanese internment practices. He said Trump’s reasoning behind the proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexican border is similar to the reasoning behind Japanese internment and exclusion because it is based in prejudice rather than facts about illegal immigration. “We want to never forget what happened to Japanese Americans not just because of the tragic injustices they suffered, but for all of America to understand the fragility of our civil rights,” Minami said. Famed civil rights attorney and USC alumnus Dale Minami joined nearly 100 students for a discussion about the history of Japanese American internment and civil rights Tuesday. “This is a massive racial and religious profiling that he is doing, but Donald Trump is demanding complete deference to his order,” Minami said. “That’s exactly what the president did during Korematsu.” “I really dislike what they’re doing because they’re being used: It’s not Asian Americans who simply do it,” Minami said. “This is being driven by an anti-affirmative action white person.” Minami discussed three landmark cases he worked to overturn, including Korematsu and Yasui v. United States and Hirabayashi v. United States, which both reinforced the implementation of curfews for people in internment camps during wartime. Minami noted the importance of Japanese American rights and Japanese Remembrance Day, which commemorates the beginning of Japanese internment in 1942.  last_img read more

Women’s hockey: No. 1 Badgers suffer first loss of season to Minnesota-Duluth

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team experienced their first loss this weekend against the University of Minnesota-Duluth — a dismal start to the weekend.Wisconsin (12-1-1-0, 10-1-1-0 WCHA) ended an eight-game winning streak Friday night against the Bulldogs (8-3-3, 7-3-2 WCHA), who defeated the Badgers 4-1. The match highlighted key areas that the Badgers need to fix in their play, especially with their special teams.Friday began what was an especially challenging weekend for one Badger, Nikki Cece. Cece, a freshman goaltender, took the spot of Wisconsin’s usual netminder, Ann-Renée Desbiens, this weekend, against the No. 3 ranked Bulldogs.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Badgers face toughest test to-date with No. 3 Minnesota-DuluthAfter a much-needed weekend off to relax and recover from an intense month of competition, the University of Wisconsin women’s Read…Even though they fell to a challenging team Friday night, Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson knows that the challenge of having a freshman in net and realizes that mistakes will be made early on. Johnson told UW Athletics that this loss did not mean that the team was performing poorly, but that they needed to make sure that some minor issues were fine-tuned as soon as possible.“Overall, we didn’t play poorly,” Johnson said. “We’ve just got to figure out how to get the puck to the net Saturday. That’s the big thing because the first period was good as we had a lot of scoring opportunities and their goaltender met the challenge. We had almost 50 shots in the game and had one crazy deflection go in for us, but we need more of that.”Once Cece and the rest of the Badger team got their footing Saturday night, they began to resemble the same team fans saw two weeks prior. More shots were successfully finding the back of the net and Wisconsin’s top line was proving to be a dominant force.One of the primary keys to the top line’s success was junior Annie Pankowski, who managed to record a natural hat trick Saturday. Pankowski, who had yet to previously score a single goal this season before this weekend’s contest, helped the Badgers shut the Bulldogs out Saturday night. This natural hat trick would be the first in Wisconsin history since Brooke Ammerman’s in 2012.With Pankowski and the rest of her linemates leading the way, and Cece now feeling more confident in her goaltending abilities, the Badgers reciprocated the Bulldogs’ Friday night performance, ending the game with a 4-1 victory.The Badgers come home Friday and Saturday to face Clarkson University. Fans should note that Saturday’s game has been changed to 8 p.m. to accommodate the Wisconsin football game at 2:30 p.m.last_img read more