Press release: Appeal Decisions during the election period

first_imgThe Planning Inspectorate always aims to issue decisions promptly after the event. However, in the run-up to Local Elections we are always concerned to ensure that appeal decisions concerning proposals which have raised particular sensitivities or interest in an area cannot be deemed to have influenced the election or have been used to electoral advantage by any interested body. Accordingly those decisions are not issued until the election results have been announced.The types of cases likely to be affected are where a proposal:i. is claimed to represent inappropriate development in the Green Belt (other than domestic extensions) orii. represents major green field housing oriii. involves any case where an emerging Neighbourhood Plan is referred to in the evidence oriv. is any other case where there is a reason to believe that the outcome may be electorally sensitive.Each decision as to whether an appeal decision should be held back is taken on the circumstances of the case by senior managers in the Planning Inspectorate.We shall of course ensure that any such decision delayed for the reasons above is issued promptly after the election results are announced.last_img read more

‘Bake Off’ effect hits Manchester

first_imgGreater Manchester has seen a 27% rise in specialist bakeries since The Great British Bake Off series first aired in 2010, according to the Office for National Statistics.In 2010, there were 315 shops in Greater Manchester that specialised in selling baked goods. However, the figures revealed that there has been a rise to 400 shops.Although the number of bakery manufacturers has fallen slightly in this time, from 165 to 145, it seems as though Greater Manchester is relishing the baking industry.The UK as a whole has seen both the number of businesses manufacturing and selling baked goods rise significantly since The Great British Bake Off started.Back in 2010 there were 2,810 baked goods manufacturers and 6,810 specialised retailers, but this rose to 3,030 manufacturers and 7,755 retailers last year.The seventh series of The Great British Bake Off will be broadcast on BBC One from 8pm on Wednesday 24 August.last_img read more

Full Video Of Claypool Lennon Delirium’s Psychedelic Live Show Has Emerged

first_imgEasily one of the most exciting projects to emerge in 2016 is the collaboration between Les Claypool and Sean Lennon. Dubbed The Claypool Lennon Delirium, the band recently released their debut album The Monolith of Phobos and have been touting its twisted psychedelic anthems on the road.With a spectacular performance at Bonnaroo under their proverbial belts and sets promised at festivals like North Coast Music Festival (more information here), fans who have yet to witness this band are certainly intrigued by the potential. Fortunately, Dead Perspective has shared full show video from the band’s second-ever performance back on June 5th, with a number of Monolith Of Phobos tracks, covers of Primus, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and more!Check out the full video and setlist, below.Setlist: The Claypool Lennon Delirium at The Ritz, Tampa, FL – 6/15/0301) Intro / There’s No Underwear in Space (P.A.)02) Cricket and the Genie (Movement I, The Delirium)03) Cricket and the Genie (Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket)04) Breath of a Salesman05) The Monolith of Phobos06) Up on the Roof07) Ohmerica08) Bubbles Burst09) Mr. Wright10) Boomerang Baby11) Oxycontin Girl12) Astronomy Domine13) Captain Lariat14) Tomorrow Never KnowsEncore:15) Southbound Pachydermlast_img read more

John Mayer Announces Extensive Tour, Will Play With The Trio, Acoustic & Full Live Band

first_imgJohn Mayer has announced a huge Spring tour that will take him across North America and Europe, his first major tour as a solo artist in years. Mayer will combine his varied talents into one show, promising an acoustic set, a set with the John Mayer Trio (featuring bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan), and a set with his full live band as well.This is quite the exciting announcement for John Mayer fans. After a few years away from the limelight as a result of a vocal chord injury (and subsequent surgery), Mayer surprised many when he re-emerged as a member of Dead & Company in 2015. However, he quickly proved himself, gaining hordes of new fans along the way as he impressed the Grateful Dead masses at giant venues like Citi Field, Fenway Park, Folsom Field, and The Gorge.Now, after releasing the first part of his new album, the multi-sectional The Search For Everything, earlier this year, Mayer will finally return to the road as a solo artist, bringing all of his best music and bandmates with him for what’s sure to be an awesome musical experience.Mayer will kick off his tour at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY on March 31st. The tour will take him to Madison Square Garden in New York, the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, The Forum in Inglewood, and the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. There are fifteen North American dates in all, with the tour finishing off at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on April 22nd. The tour will then move to Europe, where Mayer will make stops in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo, London, and more.See the official announcement video below for more details. There is an American Express pre-sale starting tomorrow, Tuesday January 31st, at 10:00 A.M. local time, with a regular on-sale set for Friday, February 3rd at 10 A.M. local time. Make sure to check John Mayer’s Facebook page for full details on the tour and information on how to purchase tickets in your local market.John Mayer 2017 Tour DatesMAR 31 – Times Union Center – AlbanyAPR 1 – Centre Bell – Evenko – Montreal, QC, CanadaAPR 3 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON, CanadaAPR 5 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NYAPR 6 – Verizon Center, Washington D.C.APR 7 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PAAPR 9 – TD Garden – Boston, MAAPR 11 – United Center – Chicago, ILAPR 12 – The Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OHAPR 14 – The Sprint Center – Kansas City, MOAPR 15 – Xcel Energy Center – Saint Paul, MNAPR 17 – Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB, CanadaAPR 19 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC, CanadaAPR 21 – The Forum – Inglewood, CAAPR 22 – Mandalay Bay Events Center – Las Vegas, NVMAY 3 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, NetherlandsMAY 5 – Jyske Bank Boxen – Herning, DenmarkMAY 7 – Ericcson Globen Arena – Stockholm, SwedenMAY 8 – Oslo Spektrum Arena – Oslo, NorwayMAY 9 – Royal Arena – Copenhagen, DenmarkMAY 12 – The 02 arena, London – London, United Kingdomlast_img read more

SMC students nominated for acting scholarship

first_imgSeveral Saint Mary’s students have been nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition that will take place in Indianapolis in December. The competition, which will take place at the American College Theatre Festival (ACTF), is statewide and features students from colleges around Indiana. Sophomores Rebecca Strom and Genesis Vasquez and senior Makena Henell were nominated for their performances in the fall play, ‘Once a Belle.’ Junior Stephanie Johnson and sophomores Katy Stalter and Elizabeth Ferry were nominated for their roles in this past semester’s spring performance, ‘Lucky, Liar, Loser.’ Strom said she believes she was nominated because of the vulnerability and honesty required of her role as an openly lesbian professor. “The scenes in which I played the professor were especially emotional and honest,” she said. “I had to learn to be emotionally vulnerable onstage, so it became increasingly difficult to run through those scenes each night because my character was facing so much opposition and stress. I think the ACTF respondents and theatre professors really responded to the emotional weight of the scene. I was honored to be nominated for the award, but I really believe that the credit should go to all of the students, faculty members and alumni who shared their stories with us.”Johnson said she will be attending the American College Theatre Festival not only for the competition, but also for the opportunities the festival provides. “I will be attending ACTF not only because I was nominated for the Irene Ryan scholarship competition, but also because the festival provides me the opportunity to meet more people from other colleges, learn new skills and enjoy other’s art,” she said. Johnson said her process for getting into character is different each time. “I change my process depending on the role I am preparing for,” she said. “For my role in ‘Lucky, Liar, Loser,’ I spent more time focusing on musical pieces than I would in a production where I would not be playing an instrument on stage. My acting process is one of constant discovery and exploration, learning more about the character and how I relate to them.”Strom said she prepares for her roles by filling in the character’s background and using it as the basis for her portrayal. “For every role I’m cast in, I always try to fill in the “unknowns” of the character’s background based on context from the script,” she said. “It’s important for an actor to imagine the entirety of their character’s life, not just the events within the play. For ‘Once a Belle,’ this process was a bit different because we were working with real interviews from members of the Saint Mary’s community. For my role as the professor, I made sure to read the original interview, which included some experiences and thoughts that didn’t make it into the final script. My goal was always to honor the experiences of the professor who was courageous enough to share her story with us.” Johnson said she thinks that good acting is inseparable from being dedicated to the work.“Good acting to me is putting yourself into the work,” she said. “You don’t need to be the best actor on stage. If you care and are dedicated to what you are doing, you deserve the credit for that.”Strom said focus is what separates a good actor from a great actor. “To me, good acting means focus,” she said. “An actress must always be focused on every aspect of the character she is portraying, including her motivation, movement, desires, speech, relationships and background. A good actor will make the audience forget that there was ever a script.”Strom said acting has given her the opportunity to express herself without fear. “Being a part of theatre productions has always been a way for me to express myself without fear of judgment,” she said. “I am severely introverted, so people always ask me how I manage to stand onstage and perform in front of large audiences. I tell them that when I am onstage, I can’t be afraid because I’m a completely different person. Becoming the character I’m portraying and immersing myself in the world of the play allows me to release any anxiety or fears that I have in real life.”Johnson said even though performing onstage is frustrating, it is worthwhile upon completion of the show.  “The ability to perform is equivalent to working out. It is difficult, but ultimately makes you feel stronger and happier once you have completed a show,” she said. Tags: ACTF, Acting, award, scholarshiplast_img read more

First Significant Snowfall Likely Tonight As Lake Effect Snow Returns To Region

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN – We could see our first significant snowfall of the season tonight as lake effect snow will impact the area.A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Southern Erie and Wyoming counties from 5 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. on Monday.In total, we could see around 4 to 7 inches of snow accumulations with winds gusting as high as 45 mph, strongest near the Lake Erie shoreline. Plan on slippery road conditions with patchy blowing snow that could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.Viewers can submit snow reports through social media using #MyLocalWx or via email to [email protected] wind advisory is also issued for Chautauqua County until 7 a.m. on Monday. Winds from the south at 30 to 45 mph are expected Sunday, with winds shifting west to northwest 30 to 40 mph in the afternoon to evening. Prior to the storm, on Sunday we will see rain showers likely before changing to snow late in the afternoon. Otherwise it will be cloudy with highs in the mid-40’s. Breezy conditions are also likely, especially ahead of the cold front.Any left over snow showers will begin to taper off Monday morning.For Monday, we will be mostly cloudy with a few rain or snow showers possible. Highs in the upper-30’s.As we head into mid and later week a pattern shift will take place. Dryer and warmer weather will return as the low-60’s will return to the area quickly melting any snowfall from earlier in the week.WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program. Winter weather in Jamestown, New York. WNYNewsNow file image 11/12/19.last_img read more

FDNY Firefighter from Bethpage Dies in Fall

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 42-year-old New York City firefighter from Bethpage fell to his death while working to extinguish a blaze in Queens on Thursday afternoon, city officials said.William Tolley, a 14-year FDNY veteran assigned to Ladder 135, was one of about 100 firefighters that responded to a two-alarm fire in Ridgewood, when he fell from a second floor of an apartment building at 2:20 p.m., city officials said. He was rushed to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.“I join with all FDNY members in honoring the memory of our brother who unfortunately lost his life in the line of duty earlier today,” said Jake Lemonda, president of The Fdny-Uniformed Fire Officers Association.“This is an extremely dangerous job that our dedicated members put their lives on the line every day to protect the residents of the City of New York,” he said. “On behalf of the officers union, I offer condolences to his family and friends.”Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, himself a Bethpage resident, noted Tolley also served as a volunteer firefighter for the Bethpage Fire Department. Mangano ordered flags on county buildings to be flown at half staff April 21-27 in Tolley’s honor.Tolley is survived by his wife, Marie, and his daughter, Isabella.last_img read more

3 V-Day presents you can buy on the way home

first_img 60SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Anderson Heather Anderson covers consumer financial news for, offering readers tips on budgeting, setting and achieving financial goals, and developing a healthy relationship with money. She is co-founder of … Web: Details Aw, crap! It’s Valentine’s Day!All of the restaurants are booked. That concert she’s been hinting about for months is sold out. Not even Amazon can save you now.It doesn’t matter if you’ve been working really hard or you’re known for your forgetfulness, Valentine’s Day is a holiday of zero excuses. If you don’t want to spend tonight on the sofa, try to find these last-minute gifts you can snap up on your drive home from work.Veuve Clicquot yellow label champagneThis stuff isn’t cheap, but you can’t afford to pinch pennies today. In fact, because Veuve Clicquot runs about $50 a bottle, there might actually be some left at BevMo, nicer grocery stores or maybe even Costco. Veuve Clicquot tastes delicious, but the secret ingredient is its social media posting power. A photo shot of the label posted on Instagram tells the world, “my Valentine spoils me.” And that’s really all anybody wants on Valentine’s Day.KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand MixerKitchenAid stand mixers are iconic kitchen appliances. If your sweetie watches a lot of cooking shows on TV and doesn’t have one of these, you’re in luck. Yes, they’re pricey – anywhere from $200 to $400 depending upon where you find them and which model you buy. But if you wanted to save money, you would have planned ahead. And like Veuve Clicquot, this gift is fancy enough to brag about on social media. Consider yourself lucky if you can find one at Target, Fry’s Electronics or Kohl’s. Be prepared: they come in several different colors. Which color should you get? If you have no idea, make sure you get a gift receipt.Sunglass Hut gift certificateNothing makes a woman feel more like Beyoncé than a pair of fierce shades. Most people would love to have a pair of expensive designer sunglasses, but would never spoil themselves by spending that kind of money. Which is why this gift is perfect for the clod who forgot today is Valentine’s Day. There are more than 1,500 Sunglass Hut stores in the U.S., so chances are, there’s one within driving distance. When you get there, don’t be a cheapskate. Sunglasses really cost $300? Yes, they do. You know what costs more? A divorce.Whatever you do, don’t swing by the supermarket on the way home and think some raggedy roses and a standard box of candy will cut it. Your Valentine might smile sweetly and say thank you, but when she shares tonight’s details with her friends tomorrow, you’ll get a big fat #fail. If you come home with one of these three gifts, you’ll be #winning instead.last_img read more

Will Bishopsgate hit the buffers?

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West Java teen falls victim to ‘sextortion’ by online ex-boyfriend

first_img“We have obtained photos of E and his address for submitting to the police,” KPAID Tasikmalaya head Ato Rianto said on Thursday.The KPAID is accompanying the victim in reporting the incident to police. Ato explained that the student and E met about 11 months ago on Facebook and shortly thereafter, they decided to start a romantic relationship, although they had not met in person. About two months into the relationship, E asked the girl to have phone sex with him by video call, and she agreed. They had phone sex  several times, and E reportedly recorded each call without the girl’s knowledge. A 15-year-old junior high school student in Tasikmalaya, West Java, has reportedly fallen victim to “sextortion” following months of an online romance with a man she never met offline.The 23-year-old man, identified as E, allegedly threatened the victim to distribute intimate videos of her that he had recorded without her knowledge if she did not give him money, according to the Tasikmalaya Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAID).The teen said that she had transferred Rp 350,000 (US$23) to E, but that he still sent the video to her classmates anyway. The couple ended their relationship in February after a disagreement, and E subsequently started blackmailing the girl through online correspondence, reported.  The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) had earlier stated that children were prone to online sex crimes, citing 679 of such incidents  it had recorded in 2018, up from 608 cases in 2017. “The ever-developing information technology makes it easier for children to access the internet nowadays. If children are not monitored [closely], they can easily be exposed to negative content like pornography,” KPAI pornography and cybercrimes commissioner Margaret Aliyatul Maimunah stated at a press conference recently. As a result, children could become victims of sexual abuse and other forms of online abuse. Worse, they could also become perpetrators of such crimes themselves, said Margaret.The KPAI recorded at least 250 cases of online sex crimes and pornography targeting children in 2018.It also recorded a growing number of underage sex offenders – below the age of 17 – in cyberspace, from 94 offenders in 2016, to 102 in 2017 and then to 96 in 2018. The data indicated a rapid increase in such offenders from just 16 cases in 2013. Margaret thus urged parents to monitor their children’s internet use regularly to protect them from online sex crimes, including sextortion. (vny)Topics :last_img read more