Gladstone Police Department(GLADSTONE, Oregon) — It’s almost like he planned to get caught.An Oregon man was arrested last week for trying to steal a bike that was locked up at the front door of a police station in Gladstone, about 10 miles south of Portland.The Gladstone Police Department caught it on surveillance video. The footage shows suspect Adam Valle, 26, wearing a mask as he cuts the lock off the bike with a bolt cutter, just before Sgt. Matt Okerman walks out to confront him.“It’s dumb, you know,” Sgt. Carl Bell of the Gladstone Police Department told ABC News. “I have not actually seen something that blatant because the officers were inside watching on video camera.”“The camera that you see is actually in our office.”Bell said that when asked why he would try to steal a bike in front of a police station, Valle would not answer.Valle was arrested on Dec. 27 and charged with theft, criminal mischief and felon in possession of weapons, Bell said, adding that he had been found guilty of drug possession in 2014. He said that Valle was released the next day after setting up a later court date.“People stealing bikes isn’t rare; it’s just where he did it at this time kind of caught everyone off guard, kind of made us chuckle a little bit, you know,” Bell said.Valle did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment and it’s unclear if he has a lawyerCopyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Tying Trump’s hands on nuclear weapons would be a far more aggressive step, but it’s one that members of Congress who are mindful of this moment’s profound peril should take.Of course, “should” is the key word here. There are plenty of things that Republicans should do about Trump, including impeaching him for violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution.We’ve grown so inured to Republican politicians’ persistent refusal to put the welfare of the country above their re-election prospects and lust for tax cuts that complaining about it feels banal and naïve.But Corker’s expression of alarm is a reminder that we are teetering on the cusp of horror.He made it clear that Trump’s tweeted provocations of North Korea are impulsive rather than strategic.“A lot of people think that there is some kind of ‘good cop, bad cop’ act underway, but that’s just not true,” he said.We need to take seriously the possibility that Trump might cavalierly start a war that could kill millions of people. It would be a human calamity of inconceivable, history-bending scale, and it would leave America as a hated global pariah.Now that Corker has admitted that Trump cannot be trusted with the power he holds, he and other Republicans have no excuse not to try to take that power away.Taylor, of the Niskanen Center, is in frequent contact with anti-Trump Republicans, and he senses a growing sense of urgency among them.“Having an unstable narcissist who is ignorant of politics, policy and foreign affairs with the nuclear codes has probably turned them white as a sheet,” he said. “There is some degree of serious responsibility that they fully realize that they hold.”If so, now would be a good time to show it.Michelle Goldberg is a senior correspondent for The American Prospect and a columnist for The Daily Beast, Slate and The New York Times.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Editorial, OpinionOver the past few months, the country has been in a foul sort of trance.Among people who work in politics, Republicans as well as Democrats, it is conventional wisdom that President Donald Trump is staggeringly ill-informed, erratic, reckless and dishonest. “The Congress holds the ultimate power for war,” Jerry Taylor, president of the Niskanen Center, a libertarian think tank, told me. “Though they have more or less delegated that power away to the executive branch, they can take it back.”They could start with a pair of bills introduced by Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Ted Lieu of California, both Democrats, prohibiting the president from launching a nuclear first strike without a congressional declaration of war.So far, the only Republican to sign on in either chamber is Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina.But given how little faith Senate Republicans have in Trump’s judgment, they have a duty to take up this legislation or develop an alternative.“Increasingly, senators and members of Congress are going to come to the conclusion that there has to be a firewall that is erected so that a single human being cannot impulsively launch nuclear weapons,” Markey told me.Despite its overall record of weakness, Congress has acted on one occasion to curb Trump’s worst foreign policy impulses.In July, Republicans voted overwhelmingly for a bipartisan bill that, among other things, limited Trump’s ability to unilaterally lift sanctions on Russia. (He also might be compromised by a hostile foreign power.)But it’s also conventional wisdom that with few exceptions, Republicans in Congress are not going to stand up to him.America’s nuclear arsenal is in the hands of a senescent Twitter troll, but those with political power have refused to treat this fact as a national emergency.Thus, even though a majority of Americans consider the president unfit for office, a fatalistic sense of stasis has set in.Credit Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., for momentarily snapping us out of it.On Sunday evening, after a Twitter feud with Trump, Corker gave an interview to The New York Times in which he said publicly what Republican officeholders usually say only privately.Trump, Corker told the reporters Jonathan Martin and Mark Landler, is treating the presidency like “a reality show” and could be setting the nation “on the path to World War III.” Corker has previously said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly “help separate our country from chaos.”On Sunday, he identified the agent of that chaos.“I know for a fact that every single day at the White House, it’s a situation of trying to contain him,” Corker said of Trump.Now that Corker has done the country the immense favor of acknowledging the obvious, the key question is: What’s next?Corker, despite his culpability in helping to legitimate Trump during the presidential campaign and despite waiting until he’d announced his retirement to speak out, has behaved more patriotically than most of his quietly complicit colleagues.But as Trump continues to tweet threats at a war-ready North Korea, it is not enough to simply hope that the president’s minders can stop him from blowing up the world.Corker, after all, is not a passive spectator; he’s the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
The continent of Africa finally has a top tier professional basketball league following the official launch of the Basketball Africa league.The league is scheduled to tip off on March 13 and will feature 12 teams who have been divided into two conferences.A jersey unveiling ceremony revealed that participating teams have been drawn from countries including Egypt, Angola, Kenya and Senegal with the likes of Zamalek and AS Police all set to feature.FormatThe 12 teams divided into 2 conferences will play 5 games each after which the best 3 teams from each zone will make it to the next round known as the Super 6.These 6 teams will play in a round robin format to determine those that make it to the final four.The final four which is expected to be held in Rwanda where the finals will also be staged will be a single elimination tournament with the winner emerging champions of the BAL.As part of rules and regulations geared towards improving talent on the continent each team will be restricted to having only four foreign players of which two have to be from an African country.The 12 Teams BelowAS Police ZamalekAS Sale AS DouanesFAP Ferroviario de MaputoGNBC Rivers HoopersUS Monastir Petro de LuandaGS Petroliers Patriots The Basketball Africa League is a collaboration between the National Basketball Association and FIBA with sponsorship from Nike, Jordan Brand and Pepsi.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery has again brought medals from international wine competitions to Grays Harbor.In September, at the Denver International Wine Competition, Elk River Riesling and Captain Grays Gewurztraminer were awarded gold medals. The grapes used to craft these wines were grown at Red Willow Vineyards in the Yakima Valley AVA. Bog Berry Blush, the winery’s blend of Gewurztraminer and cranberry earned a silver medal.At the Amenti de Vino Competition in Connecticut, Westport garnered silver medals on Ancient Mariner’s Pear, Bog Berry Blush, and Bordello Blonde, while Little Wild Blackberry brought home the bronze. Again, all the grapes for these wines were grown at Red Willow.Westport Winery, the 2013 Best in the Northwest Destination Winery, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Westport and Aberdeen. For more information or dinner reservations call Westport Winery at 360-648-2224.
Embed from Getty ImagesChelsea boss Antonio Conte has signed a new two-year contract. Conte, who took over at Stamford Bridge last summer, led the Blues to the title in his first season in charge.He already had two years of his contract left to run, but has signed new terms.It follows months of speculation about the Italian’s future.“I am very happy to have signed a new contract,” said Conte.“We worked extremely hard in our first year to achieve something amazing, which I am very proud of. Now we must work even harder to stay at the top.“The Chelsea fans have given me so much support since I arrived here one year ago and it is important we continue to succeed together.” Whites want Liverpool youngsterEmbed from Getty ImagesFulham are keen to sign winger Shey Ojo on loan from Liverpool. Middlesbrough and newly promoted Newcastle are also interested in the 20-year-old, who has had loan spells at Wolves and Wigan.He has made eight Premier League appearances for Liverpool, who signed him from MK Dons in 2011. Christensen returns to DenmarkLasse Vigen Christensen has joined Brondby for an undisclosed fee.The 22-year-old midfielder returns to his native Denmark five and a half years after arriving at Fulham from FC Midtjylland.He made his Fulham debut in January 2014 and made a total of 68 appearances for the club, scoring seven goals. Injury delays Hoban moveEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR have delayed a move to sign Watford defender Tommie Hoban on loan after he picked up an injury in training.Hoban, 23, is nursing a knee problem but has responded well to treatment and Rangers remain hopeful of bringing him in before the start of the new season.Rangers are looking to recruit a dominant centre-back to shore up their defence.Hoban, who spent last season on loan at Blackburn, has been lined up as an alternative to Joel Lynch, who has failed to convince since being signed from Huddersfield last summer.Rangers are also keen to sign a striker with pace, a full-back and possibly another holding midfielder.They remain interested in Barnsley’s Andy Yiadom despite reports of Premier League interest in the right-back. Signings will come – HollowayIan Holloway has told BBC Radio London he remains confident QPR will further add to their squad.Rangers are assessing a number of possible options as they look to make signings ahead of next month’s transfer deadline.Those options are somewhat limited by the size of the current wage bill, debts the club ran up during previous big spending and the restrictions of Financial Fair Play rules.But manager Holloway expects more new faces to arrive soon.“We need to try to make some signings,” he said.“Unfortunately, what has happened before, I am left with and am holding – the bomb has gone off. Our fans might not know that.“At the minute we can’t do what our owners would love us to do. We’re not allowed to do it at the moment.“I’m not moaning about it, I’m just getting on with it. Please be patient.“People have got to be patient. I’m sure a couple of things will be resolved so it’ll allow me to bring in maybe another three or four.“Our fans want some new faces and the group want some new faces.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
11 November 2005The Women’s Jail on Constitution Hill has gone to Sao Paulo in Brazil . in the form of Utopia Nowhere Close, an exhibition of contemporary architecture.The exhibition, the 6th Sao Paulo International Biennale of Architecture and Design, is subtitled “Living in Cities: Reality Architecture Utopia”. It began in October and will run for two months, with some 500 000 visitors expected to attend.Eleven countries are taking part, including Argentina, Israel, Mexico and Portugal.The exhibition is curated by Johannesburg architects sharpCITY. “The exhibition explores how people live in the landscape that now has a different meaning,” says sharpCITY architect Anne Graupner, curator of the exhibition, in reference to post-apartheid South Africa.She says the exhibition explores a number of different aspects of the new South Africa: memory, urban landscape, freedom, education, advancement and suburbia.That’s why the Women’s Jail, among other Johannesburg buildings, was chosen – as an example of how a building is now used in a different period, with a different meaning. The restored and enlarged jail explores every one of these elements – today it is a place of human rights pursuit, lekgotlas and workshops, while at the same time displaying the recollections of the women’s dreadful treatment and torture.Other Johannesburg buildings at the exhibition are the Faraday Market, the Brickfields Housing Estate, the Drill Hall, the Apartheid Museum, the Hector Pietersen Museum, the Constitutional Court, the Metro Mall and the Nelson Mandela Yard Interpretation Centre in Alexandra.All these buildings pay respect to the past but look forward, redefining the landscape in a distinctive way.In all 50 projects, including a day care centre, a high school, several houses, a chapel and a public space project, have been submitted by 43 architectural firms across the country.The Women’s JailThe Women’s Jail, on the western edge of the densely populated Hillbrow, was built in 1909 to house women prisoners and is one of several prisons on Constitution Hill. Its architecture, reminiscent of the stolid structures of the British Edwardian period, sets it apart from the Fort and No 4 prison.Its attractive oval shape in rich red brick with prison cells radiating off it has been restored and turned into a museum, commemorating the thousands of women who were subjected to degrading treatment by the women warders. It is described by one ex-prisoner as “the devil’s place”.The unhappiness of the place is belied by a row of six large palm trees rustling in the breeze outside, with two large palm trees in its entrance. Beds of agapanthus plants nestle below these trees, buds ready to burst. Many women say they never noticed the garden as they entered the prison.It housed both common criminals and ordinary people, the latter often incarcerated with their children after being picked up on the city streets because they couldn’t show police their pass books.New structureA new structure has been built on the west and east wings of the original prison, giving it a northerly perspective. Made of glass and steel, its two wings at right angles to the prison, the building’s architecture and function are in sharp contrast to the prison. It houses the Centre for Gender Equality, the Public Protector and several other human rights organisations.Kate Otten of Kate Otten Architects says all decisions regarding the restoration were carefully made, in consultation with past prisoners, warders and conservationists.The architects’ brief, entitled Reclaiming history, explains the symbolism of the building: “The horror of the prisoners’ experiences, the injustice of apartheid laws and the silencing of protest had to be felt in the remains of structures and amplified through the architecture.“It was not only architectural history that was at stake here but the history of human beings, their lives distorted within these spaces.”The development has been sensitively handled. Some structures were demolished – later additions of no architectural or cultural significance. This helped restore the significance of the original buildings and courtyards.The demolitions revealed secrets of the prison’s history. On removing a layer of bricks, a partially disintegrated security grille was revealed, put there as a vault to store weapons for a later occupant, the Civil Cooperation Bureau. This was a much-hated body notorious for torture and murder of political activists in the 1980s (the prison was closed in 1982). In recognition of this layer of history, a glass door was placed in the grille, a comfortable juxtaposition of the old and the new.Several former prisoners have objected to the demolitions and restorations. But there’s a subtle memory trick at play here.“People’s memories are quite unclear,” says Otten. “Architects’ visual memories are trained.” Prisoners can’t always accurately remember the details of what was in the prison when they spent time within its walls. In fact, less was demolished than what was agreed to by the South African Heritage Resources Agency.The prison was restored in other ways – the walls were painted a “bland white”, damp problems were dealt with, and the roof was painted. A wall with peeling paint and damp patches was left untouched. It was a case of “maintenance, not sanitising” the building, says Otten.Part of the permanent exhibition in the jail is a huge pyramid of floor brushes, testimony to the hours the women spent on their hands and knees, scrubbing floors.The Women’s Jail was probably the cleanest prison in the country. Ex-prisoners recall spending their days cleaning and washing everything in sight: the walls, the floors, clothes, even the male prisoners’ clothes sent over from No 4.Transparent harshnessThe new buildings have a transparent harshness about them – the mostly glass walls reflect the light and offer intense views of the Women’s Jail; the buildings’ angular shape and metal finishes symbolise the cruelty of the place.Visitors will in fact not easily notice the entrance to the two new structures, seamlessly interwoven with the old building. “The new buildings touch the old building lightly,” says the brief. “They do not seek to imitate the existing buildings – both the new and the old are expressed individually.”The two new structures are three storeys, the first two fronted by a row of pillars the exact height of the prison, the third storey on the same level as the prison’s roof.In another embrace of the old and new, the awaiting trial building has been retained and incorporated into the new east wing, its red brick a catchy contrast to the glass and steel around it.A glass-covered walkway and wall bisects the old exercise yard, once a grey tiled area but now a lush grassy patch, a welcome relief to the hard surfaces around it. It was previously fenced with corrugated iron, several small iron shacks erected on its eastern side. These were gone before the architects started working on the site, but the rectangular shape of a hut is demarcated by a red metal frame on the lawn, complete with two buckets: one for drinking and washing, the other for ablutions. Up to four women were crammed into this suffocating space.‘Keeping the pain at bay’During the six months she spent as a political prisoner in the jail in 1976, sociologist and activist Fatima Meer produced drawings that are a valuable record of life there. But it had another purpose. “The art work I did in prison was perhaps a way of keeping the pain at bay.”The works, naive in their detailed execution, capture the humiliation of women crowded into small spaces, utterly at the mercy of the warders. Meer meticulously records every brick in a wall, an indication of hours in isolation but perhaps also of her need to capture every detail of the torturous experience.Joyce Piliso-Seroke, chairperson of the Commission on Gender Equality (CGE), a major tenant in the new buildings, has lived there before – in 1976 she spent time in solitary confinement. Now she walks through the prison on her way to work every day, on her way to her “beautiful office” where she enjoys a “beautiful view”.“My colleagues and staff of the CGE marvel at my composure and excitement about having our headquarters based at the jail. I tell them that coming here represents my final step in achieving closure.“My being here represents the triumph of our nation over a system that once denied people their humanity and dignity. My being here only emphasises that our sacrifices and struggle for human rights were not in vain.”The 6th Sao Paulo International Biennale of Architecture and Design runs from 22 October to 11 December. The exhibition will be shown in Cape Town at the Design Indaba 2006, and should then travel around the country, depending on sponsorship. For more details, visit the sharpCITY website.Source: City of Johannesburg
June’s featured Geocacher of the Month is known for his kindness and ability to engage the geocaching community through his creative caches.Congratulations to SniperChicken for pulling in an incredible 108 votes! We greatly appreciate your dedication to geocaching.June Featured Geocacher of the Month, SniperChickenSniperChicken is the Board President of the Mississippi Geocachers Association. He owns over 140 caches and is known to go above and beyond to research every hiding location to provide fellow geocachers with a unique cache and story.According to one geocacher casting a vote, “SniperChicken is a great guy…you won’t find many more dedicated. He does whatever he can to help others, to make a cache different and exciting. He’s a real inspiration to newbies and seasoned cachers alike. All the candidates are great, but SniperChicken stands out above the rest.”SniperChicken will receiver a collector’s edition featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat, a Geocacher of the Month profile icon, and a certificate acknowledging his contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.Thank you to the fellow June nominees and all those who supported them. The nominees not chosen as featured Geocacher of the Month will receive a gift of appreciation from Groundspeak. See a list of all the featured Geocachers of the Month here.Featured Geocacher of the Month IconThe geocaching community is encouraged to re-nominate those who have yet to be honored as featured Geocacher of the Month.If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, send an email to [email protected] Every nomination must meet the following requirements: Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and description (in 500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for July featured Geocacher of the Month must be received by the end of the day on Monday, July 16th.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the Latitude 47 blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”July Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsJuly 20, 2012In “Community”Announcing the February Featured Geocacher of the MonthMarch 8, 2013In “Community”
PremiumBeat examines the important role clothes play in film and television in this conversation with fashion designer-turned-costume maven Ginger Martini.Mark Twain once said, “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” Ginger Martini‘s recent credits include Vincenzo Natali’s In the Tall Grass, based on a novella by Stephen King, and Jeremy LaLonde’s nihilistic rom-com, James vs. His Future Self.In the Tall Grass (Netflix).PremiumBeat: In the Tall Grass presented some interesting challenges for you since the characters are in the same clothes for the duration of the film. How did you handle tracking the wear and tear — as well as physical and emotional evolutions that their costumes might reflect?Ginger Martini: Great question! The story has several different timelines as well — once a character is killed, they regenerate, and the cycle starts again for the new timeline. Using a program called Sync on Set, I plotted out — scene by scene — each of the character’s details (falls on the ground, left knee muddy, been wandering in the heat for hours, more sweat under arms and at neckline, etc.).Then, to make sure each character was in the proper level of mud/sweat/blood, I divided the outfits into different “stages” and treated the stages as their own separate outfit. For example, Tobin had “five stages” of breakdown, which means he had five different levels of blood/mud/sweat on his clothing, even though the outfit was technically the same. He also had different-sized clothing to make him look like he’d been trapped in the grass for awhile. In some timelines, his clothes fit a bit looser than when he first enters the grass chasing after Freddie.Sync on Set is fantastic for this. It’s set up so that you can have the reference photo from the fitting and your notes tagged to the scene. The continuity photos from set (the photos taken when the scene actually shoots) are then uploaded and tagged to the scene, as well. This helps us to stay organized and make sure everyone is wearing the proper level of breakdown for the scene we are shooting.Moss Masks for In the Tall Grass (photo by Ginger Martini).PB: What is the pre-production process for you on any given project? Or, is it different depending on the scope and genre?GM: There are some things that are always the same and others that vary, depending on the show. Almost always, it starts out by reading the script, researching the time period and other key visual elements to the story, and then creating sketches or tear sheets into presentation boards to go over with the director and producers.Once I have their feedback, it’s time to start shopping and sewing. I usually have a “show and tell” with the director, producers, cinematographer, and production designer a week before the first fittings so I can show them all the awesome pieces we’ve built and purchased. This makes sure we’re all on the same page with the look of the character before the cast member comes in for their first fitting. Next are the fittings, making any alterations that are needed to get the “perfect for that character” fit, and then off to shoot the movie!Image courtesy of Ginger Martini.PB: How do you typically come up with your designs? Do you start with the script, the director’s input, or perhaps something creative you’ve been dying to explore with color and texture?GM: Always the script. Costumes, for me, are always character-/plot-driven. Director notes, casting choices, and other things always come into play during the process, but there’s nothing like reading a script for the first time and having the characters spring to life in my mind while I’m finding out their path for the first time.James vs. His Future Self (2019) — Front Row Filmed Entertainment.PB: When you work on something as innovative as James vs. his Future Self, where an uptight time-traveling-obsessed young scientist is visited by his nihilistic future self. How do you maintain a consistency so the audience will believe they are the same person, yet include influences of the style of the time and, in this case, an unknown future?GM: Costume design for James vs. His Future Self was an exciting challenge. It was important to visually link James to Future James through their costumes. For most people, dressing in your thirties is quite different from how you’d dress in your sixties. (Thirty years of experiences to change your style!) However, for James, the hoodie remained his staple. He was obsessed with trying to change the past, and it consumed him to the point that it also became his future. He wasn’t having new experiences or growing as a person — he was stuck. Working in the shadows, obtaining clothing that was going to last but also that felt safe and familiar, the last thing on his mind was his appearance or keeping up with trends.Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted, and Ginger Martini of In the Tall Grass. (Courtesy of Ginger Martini.)PB: What is your post-show process? How does a project wrap up for you?GM: I’m obsessed with organizing, so wrap week is always fun for me! I start my days at 9 a.m. (okay, 9:30). If we were on the road, my team and I unload the costume truck into the studio, then start organizing the pieces by character for storage. We make sure everything has been laundered, dry cleaned, and inventoried.Again, Sync on Set is fabulous — we tag each item of clothing, accessories, and footwear to the “closet” of the character in Sync. Once everything has been properly logged in, we bag the clothing, add a piece of tissue paper to keep out any dampness, and a Bounce sheet to keep clothing smelling fresh and to keep any bugs from making a home in there. Footwear goes into bins per character and the bags of clothing go into closet boxes. The bins and boxes are labeled with their contents and numbered. The bin and box numbers are added to the inventory, so I know exactly where to find any piece for any character. The bins and boxes are then moved off to storage and held onto in case there are any reshoots or a sequel — or future season.PB: Any favorite genres? What directors and/or talent do you admire that you would love to collaborate with on a future project because of their particular style?GM: I don’t think I do I have a favorite genre. This month alone I have the features: In the Tall Grass (horror), Brotherhood (1920s period film), James vs. His Future Self (rom-com) all premiering, as well as Season 7 of Letterkenny (comedy).As long as the script is great and the people are nice, I’m happy to be involved!Cover image of In the Tall Grass via Netflix.Want more on costuming and production design? Check these out.Increase Your Production Values with Simple Costume DesignThe Costume Design of Star Trek, House of Cards, and My Big Fat Greek WeddingThe Practical Guide to Independent Costume DesignFrom “True Lies” to “Die Hard”: Simple-Yet-Brilliant Costume DesignsIndustry Interview: CW Costume Designer Catherine Ashton