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first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Sheriff’s deputies broke up a noisy party over the weekend, then wrote curfew-violation tickets for 44 teenagers as they left the bash. The citations brought to 200 the number of $400 curfew-violation tickets issued so far this year to teens in the area under a Santa Clarita ordinance similar to others nationwide that have been struck down by courts. A sheriff’s detective said kids were found jumping fences or hiding in garages and bushes after deputies responded to neighbors’ complaints of noise at the party on Don Gee Court. Deputies rounded up the youths and those younger than 18 were cited, sheriff’s detective Dan Finn said Monday. “They weren’t with their parents after hours so they were in clear violation,” Finn said. (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! One man, 20-year-old Kurtis Hallquist, was arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment after several teens said they weren’t allowed to leave the house, Finn said. Hallquist also faces charges for restricting and obstructing an officer and loud and unreasonable noise. He was held on $50,000 bail. While the city’s curfew ordinance does not include private residences among the places minors are not allowed from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m., the restriction does list “any unsupervised place.” Cited teens must appear in Juvenile Court in Sylmar; some could be picked for the city’s 6-month-old Community Court that deals with first-time offenders in cases involving minor violations. The city’s ordinance is similar to other curfew restrictions nationwide that have been found unconstitutional by courts for being too broad, for targeting a particular age group and for usurping parents’ authority. connie.llanos@dailynews.com last_img read more

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first_img Lewandowski netted four against Real Madrid to send BVB to the final Liverpool have been linked with a move for one of the hottest strikers in world football right now.More specifically, newspaper reports suggest that Jurgen Klopp is keen to sound out whether Bayern Munich would be open to selling Robert Lewandowski, whose rumoured value is in the region of £35m.The Pole starred for Klopp at Borussia Dortmund and Bayern are in the habit of selling star strikers, no matter how many goals and trophies they plunder at the Allianz Arena, as Mario Gomez and Mario Mandzukic have found out in recent years.Here is a selection of the reaction from Liverpool fans on social media…[View the story “Liverpool fans react to Lewandowski link” on Storify] 1last_img

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first_imgKavanagh’s SuperValu of Donegal are well on their way to successfully raising €30,000 for the Donegal Hospice.Through a fun filled day of car washing at their three stores in Ballybofey, Donegal Town and Buncrana on Saturday past, the group collectively raised an impressive €2,716 washing cars from 10am-6pm. Kavanagh’s SuperValu Dungloe looks forward to hosting their car wash day on 1st of July.Launching their “Help Us Help Others” campaign on the 6th of May 2011, Kavanagh’s SuperValu committed to raising €30,000 minimum for the Donegal Hospice. With four SuperValu stores throughout Donegal, in Ballybofey, Buncrana, Donegal Town and Dungloe, the Kavanagh Group will give 5c to the Donegal Hospice with every Real Rewards transaction made throughout each store from May 6th 2011 until October 22nd 2011. Delighted with the success of the campaign, Manager of Supervalu Donegal Town Garreth Ferry says: “the fundraising is going great so far and we would like to thank all the staff, customers and community as a whole who are getting involved, especially in Saturday’s car wash here in Donegal Town which raised €413. Also a big thanks to Watson Hire for the lend of the power washer. We have many more activities coming up so stay tuned and don’t forget to keep swiping”A whole host of fundraising events have been planned by the four Kavanagh’s SuperValu stores in Donegal including a sponsored car wash, bag packs, a climb of Mount Errigal, football match against Highland Radio in Finn Park and a flagship fun run and walk in September.Commenting at Saturdays’ car wash, Manager of SuperValu Ballybofey, Charlie Ferry said: “Thanks to all the people of Finn Valley who came out and supported us today. We washed over 200 cars between 10am-6pm and raised an impressive €1200 in aid of the Donegal Hospice. It was lovely to see so many people come along and generously donate to the “Help Us Help Others” Campaign”Kieran Doherty, Manager of SuperValu Buncrana speaking at his store said: “Thanks to all the staff and community who contributed today both washing cars, donating money and giving generously of their time. All your efforts were a great success raising €1103 throughout the day. We are delighted to be involved with the Donegal Hospice and we are delighted with the great response our “Help Us Help Others” campaign has received so far” The Donegal Hospice opened in Knocknamona, Letterkenny in 2003 and is now a well-established high quality service for people in Co. Donegal who require palliative and terminal care.The Health Service Executive (HSE) is responsible for the day-to-day running of the hospice, and the hospice support movement works in partnership with the HSE.  The support group, Donegal Hospice Ltd, is responsible for providing up to 20% of the annual running cost of the facility and this is a challenge every year.For more information on Kavanagh’s fundraising activities and upcoming events see our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kavanaghs-SuperValu-Donegal/137605522975301#!/pages/Kavanaghs-SuperValu-Donegal/137605522975301?sk=infoKAVANAGH’S SUPERVALU MAKE DENT IN €30K HOSPICE TARGET DRIVE was last modified: June 15th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Hospice fundraising driveKavanagh’s SuperValuSuperValulast_img read more

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first_img Tottenham and Manchester United target Lassana Diarra Tottenham and Manchester United target Lassana Diarra intends to stay at Marseille, according to his agent.The 31-year-old enjoyed a brilliant campaign in Ligue 1 last season and only missed out on France’s squad for Euro 2016 due to injury.Both Tottenham and Manchester United have since been linked with the Frenchman as the summer transfer window draws to a close.But now his agent, Farag Hatem, has revealed that Diarra in fact plans to stay with Marseille for the time being.“We have received an offer from Valencia but Lassana told me that he could not accept it for various reasons,” Hatem told AS.“He thinks it is better now for him to stay at Marseille for personal reasons of motivation. We have also received an offer from Galatasaray, but he prefers to stay in his current club.” 1last_img read more

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first_imgFINN HARPS’ oldest supporter Benny Gordon is ready for another season on the Finn Park terrace.Now approaching his 92nd birthday, Benny – one of the oldest fans in the League of Ireland – is as enthusiastic about the 2017 season as he was way back in 1969, when Harps first entered the League.He was at Finn Park this week to pick up his new season ticket. Benny lives on the Donegal Road in Ballybofey and can regularly be seen by passers by attending to his impeccably-kept garden.Following Harps is his real passion in life, though.His first season ticket was purchased in the summer of ’69 – costing just £3 at the time, compared to the €140 for his ticket this year.Benny has been a season ticket holder at Finn Park ever since and can be seen at every home game at the River End of the stand in the company of his regular match-night gang including his daughter Margaret, Kieran Quinn, Andrew Quinn and Paddy Walsh. One of the founder members of the Finn Harps Supporters Club, Benny is the President of the Ballybofey & Stranorlar FHSC.An early Finn Harps Supporters Club membership card, belonging to Benny GordonFinn Harps oldest fan Benny ready for another season: Is he League of Ireland’s oldest fan? was last modified: January 5th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:BallybofeyBenny Gordonfinn harpsFinn Parklast_img read more

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first_imgThe latest litter survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) has found Bundoran beach improving from ‘littered’ 12 months ago to ‘moderately littered’, alongside Killybegs harbour.While the majority of our towns are clean, our beaches and waterways are not, according to the study. Of the 42 areas surveyed across the country, only 1 in 6 were deemed ‘clean’, while 14% were classed as ‘littered’ or ‘heavily littered’.Beaches, harbours, rivers and their immediate environs were monitored by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce over the course of the summer. The An Taisce report for Bundoran stated “Much of the area surveyed in Bundoran presented well and was generally in good order with regard to litter. However, cigarette butts were pronounced and there was evidence of drinking with alcohol cans and bottles.‘Vote with Your Butt’ facility at the Life Guard Hut was being used. Marine based litter was not an issue at Bundoran. A broken and rusty litter bin close to the Tourist Office created a poor impression but the remainder of the bins were freshly presented.”The An Taisce report for Killybegs stated: “Killybegs wasn’t too bad with regard to land based regular litter but a feature along the pavement was litter left in the base of the street bins which had been removed – with a gust of wind these items will quickly blow about the ground and ultimately into the water.“Marine based litter items in the water included rope stuck in the rocks and fish boxes, mostly long-lie items. Some street cones were also to be found in the water.” The need for action around plastic pollution in the marine and aquatic environment is now well established. Worldwide, billions of kilos of disgarded plastic can be found in swirling convergences in the oceans, making up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces.Recent studies have also highlighted the potential impact of marine litter on our climate, as plastic consumed by plankton may impair a key role of the ocean in trapping CO2 from our atmosphere.“Litter as we know it has acquired a wholly new importance for society,” says Mr Horgan. “This is especially true for an island like Ireland, where litter can readily wind its way to the sea irrespective of where it is dropped. When it comes to marine litter the sea starts at every household, street, green space and workplace.”The most common forms of litter found by the assessors were food wrappers, plastic bottles, cans and cigarette butts. New research has shown even a single butt can contaminate up to 200 litres of ground water. Fishing industry-related litter (e.g. nets, ropes, strapping bands, floats, etc.) occurred throughout almost all marine sites.Irish Business Against Litter has been conducting surveys of towns and cities since 2002 and has witnessed a spectacular rise in cleanliness over that period. This is the second year that the study has extended to coastal areas and waterways. “We have seen significant improvement year on year but will keep putting pressure on local authorities and others to give priority to these areas and support the work of the thousands of volunteers cleaning litter from our coastlines. There is no reason why they should not be as clean as our towns.”Improvement for ‘moderately littered’ Bundoran in IBAL survey was last modified: August 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:bundoranibalKillybegslittersurveylast_img read more

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first_imgBillie Zangewa will be appearing in the next episode of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series on Sunday, 31 August at 9pm on SABC2.Billie Zangewa’s works in silk have been exhibited around the world. (Image: Billie Zangewa)• Billie Zangewabilliestarr@mweb.co.zaLucille Davie“My art career took off so effortlessly that I felt this was a sign of what direction I should take,” says artist Billie Zangewa, winner of the 2004 Absa L’atelier Gerard Sekoto Award.Born in 1973 in Blantyre in Malawi, Zangewa, who describes her art as “self-exploratory, visually sensual”, has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with majors in graphics and printmaking, from Rhodes University in Grahamstown.At the age of 10 she started drawing fashion illustrations, and was by then a fashion fanatic, devouring Vogue magazine and watching Video Fashion Monthly.After her studies she settled in Gaborone where she first worked with oil pastels, often depicting glamorous women. This organically grew to experimenting with textiles, in particular silk. She made handbags finished with embroidery depicting Botswana flora and fauna, and in 1996, she participated in a group show in Gaborone. This was followed by a solo exhibition entitled Gestures, at the Alliance Francaise in the city. In 1997 she was the winner of an Artists in Botswana Award for the Visual Arts in the graphics category.From Gaborone to JoziLater that year she moved to Johannesburg where she spent a few years working in fashion and advertising. “The landscape of the Johannesburg CBD then became a source of inspiration and she began to do deconstructed interpretations onto her handbags,” indicates her website. In 1999 she participated in a Rhodes University retrospective, entitled Printwork.When she drove down Commissioner Street in Johannesburg soon after arriving in the city, she was “awed by the reflective quality of a number of the high rise buildings along that street. Later, upon visiting a fabric shop, she noticed how the raw silk swatches behaved in a similar manner to the glass, their reflections changing tone and hue as they shifted,” writes Michael Smith on the artthrob.co.za website.He goes on to say that she “clearly revels in the quality of the silk”. “She soon began experimenting with this fabric, allowing it to assert a new, painterly identity in the context of her street scenes, group scenes and portraits.”In 2001 she took part in a group show at the Spark Gallery in Johannesburg, and in 2003 she showcased her work in three exhibitions in the city, one of which was entitled Handbags.“Her works are made from fabric, sewn painstakingly onto a base in a way that allows her to build a picture and suggest the illusionism of painting or photography, but which lets the textures of the various fabrics disrupt easy consumption,” states SmithCreating award-winning arts and fashion piecesIn 2004 Zangewa won the Absa L’atelier Gerard Sekoto Award with a triptych of handbags depicting Johannesburg cityscapes called Faith, Love and Hope, in a tribute to the city. “Whilst working on the solo exhibition that was part of the award, she decided to transplant her silk works onto a two-dimensional surface which she then called silk tapestries although the technique is more appliqué.”The award was followed by a five-month arts residency at the Cité International Des Art in Paris.In 2004 she participated in a South African group exhibition in Pujols sur Dordogne in France. In 2005 she took part in the Black Fine Art Show in New York, and in the same year she held another solo exhibition in Johannesburg.In 2006 Zangewa was the winner of the Res Artis (artist residency) in Antwerp in Belgium, where she spent three months. That year she participated in two exhibitions, in Dakar in Senegal, and in Turnhout in Belgium.In 2007 she held another solo exhibition, entitled Silk Tapestries, at the Afronova Gallery in Johannesburg, and two group exhibitions – one in Cape Town, another in Joburg.In 2008 she went back to Afronova for Stitch by Stitch, and her Fragments solo exhibition took place in Paris. She participated in two group exhibitions the same year, in New York, and Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. She held another solo exhibition at the International Contemporary Art Fair in Tokyo, entitled 101 Tokyo.Zangewa was busy in 2010, with four group exhibitions in Joburg, a solo exhibition in Madrid, another one in Joburg, and a group exhibition in Paris, as well as appearing in several art fairs. The following year she took her art to Morocco, Paris and Dakar again, as well as exhibiting in Joburg.In 2012, she participated in a group show entitled Hollandaise, in Amsterdam. Her pieces incorporated photography into textile works, with classic Vlisco fabric patterns. Her silk tapestries continue to be exhibited around the world.Zangewa, who describes herself as “an introvert who loves spending time at home. Although from time to time I like to surprise myself and get out”, has also ventured into singing, taking the name Billie Starr.She says at present she is “working on a series of silk tapestries called The Final Frontier and these tell the story of the days and nights of a woman living in urban contemporary Africa.”last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Stay tuned to ocj.com. At approximately 4 p.m. EDT, the 2017 Ohio State Fair Jr. Market Barrow Drive will take place in the O’Neill Swine Barn. Watch it at the video player below. If the video is not working properly, head on over to our website to view the live stream there by clicking this link.last_img

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first_imgLive at the International Builder’s ShowBeyond photovoltaicsConvenience also came into play: the batt-and-fabric insulation system is relatively easy to transport, one CHIP team member noted in a blog post, adding, “I’m convinced that the fabric exterior will yield a truly distinctive design that beautifully suits our needs.” The building’s shape is derived from a cube that conformed to the maximum size the structure could be and still be easily shipped. The cube was then stretched and trimmed in ways that would enhance the sun exposure of the 16 Sanyo HIT (heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer) 210-watt solar panels on the roof and also would cantilever the north end to create a carport (a concession to L.A. car culture). The 800-sq.-ft. house, which features a five-level interior, breaks up into four sections for shipping. Follow the CHIP team Get the CHIP 2011 Blog widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info)Mechanicals SCI-Arc/Caltech’s calculations show that the house, when occupied, will consume about 21 kWh per day, with most of the electrical power used for air conditioning, laundry, and kitchen appliances. Lighting is handled by a combination of solar tubes, CFLs, and dimmable and non-dimmable LED bulbs. The CHIP engineering crew noted it aimed for a mechanical system that would “optimize the tradeoff between energy savings” and the cost of the photovoltaic system. To that end, CHIP’s mechanical system will include a 130-gallon thermal storage water tank for both heat storage and heat transfer between the home’s ductless heat pump – a Mitsubishi MXZ-2B20NA outdoor unit – and, for cooling, two Mitsubishi SEZ-KD09NA fan-coil units with a total capacity of 1.5 tons. Domestic hot water will be supplied by a 50-gallon GE GeoSpring hybrid electric heat pump water heater – selected over a solar thermal system, the team says, to maximize the PV panel coverage on the roof. For the Solar Decathlon team representing Southern California Institute of Architecture and California Institute of Technology, otherwise known as SCI-Arc/Caltech, beauty is, in many ways, skin deep. The skin of the team’s house – called CHIP, which stands for Compact House Increasing Possibilities, but also Compact Hyper-Insulated Prototype – is a system of cellulose-filled batts fastened in layers to the outside surface of the sheathing on the roof and exterior walls. The batt-covered shell is wrapped in architectural grade polymer-coated vinyl whose seams are sealed for airtightness and water resistance. Taken together, the insulation and wrapper will produce an 11-in.-thick blanket of what the SCI-Arc/Caltech team calls “outsulation,” which makes the polygonal house look a giant, quilted abstract sculpture. Cost considerations factored into the selection of the wrapper fabric – polytetrafluoroethylene fiberglass (marketed as PTFE fiberglass, a Teflon-coated woven fiberglass fabric) was the first choice, but too expensive. Poly-coated vinyl was found to be nearly as durable in tests conducted by the team, which has engineered CHIP to perform equally well in Washington, D.C.’s wide-ranging seasonal weather and in the relatively warm, arid, and sometimes very rainy climate of Southern California.center_img For an overview of the Solar Decathlon teams, see GBA’s 2011 Solar Decathlon Resource Guidelast_img read more

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first_imgUnder a black parasol attached to a rugged Royal Enfield Bullet, S. Shiva is relishing grilled dishes from its modified sidecar, with plumes of smoke billowing from its barbecue box. “I came to know about bullet barbecue on the Internet and was surprised to find one here. I made it a point to visit it in my free time, wherever it is stationed in the city, after our college hours,” says the post graduation student, pointing at the American army-styled Bullet.Bengaluru-based BBQ Ride India has forayed into the city, with its Bullet stationed on the Sri Padmavati Mahila University (SPMVV) road, serving both vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. Introduced in the city by Neelendranath Chowdary, a food connoisseur who works at a private firm, the Bullet offers dishes ranging from grilled chicken to paneer from 5.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day, and is attracting customers from different walks of life, owing to low prices.“Earlier, we had set up the facility near Anna Rao circle for a month and later moved it to the beginning the road. It takes nearly two hours to prepare for the dishes in the morning, ” says M. Ravi Kumar, a graduation student, who manages the Bullet part-time.Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Kumar says he underwent cooking training in Bengaluru, where the motorcycle was fitted with the sidecar. He further said that they would soon be using the barbecue to its full potential to prepare burgers and rolls to cater to the local demand. BBQ Ride India has operations in Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai .last_img read more

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