How to Maintain Outdoor Furniture

first_imgBy Ken AdneyAll jokes aside about how Washington State’s “official” plant is mildew, the weather here can be hard on your outdoor furniture.  With a little periodic maintenance, you can do battle with the elements and maintain those items so that you can enjoy them for many years to come.Outdoor furniture is not as expensive as indoor items, but it is still an investment. You will want to take care of your items so you don’t have to replace them any time soon. The care will depend on the type of furniture you have on your patio and the degree of protection from the weather provided. The following are some tips for maintenance on various materials.Iron, Aluminum or SteelThe first step is smart shopping.  Steel holds up the best because it isn’t as brittle as cast iron or as soft as aluminum, but it is prone to serious rust problems.  The most durable of finishes is powder coating.  These are polymer granules sprayed on with a gun that uses an electrostatic charge to get the particles to stick.  Then the product is baked at about 390 degrees so the particles melt and flow together.  Unless the powder coating flakes off, you shouldn’t need to paint it.If you have patio furniture with any type of metal frame, your biggest concern will be rust. Some newer metal frames come with rust resistant aspects and they do not require as much maintenance. If your frame is older, you might want to seal it with a paste wax after you clean it with soap and water, to help prevent rust. If you already have spots of rust on your furniture, treat it with a rust remover.  Personally, I prefer the Rust-oleum line of paints if you need to repaint.WoodWooden outdoor furniture should be sealed with exterior varnish so the wood is well protected from the elements. You can then clean the furniture with soap and water on a regular basis. If your wood furniture is not sealed, you will want to do this as soon as you can. It is also a good idea to store wood items in a garage or shed in the winter so the material is not damaged from the extra moisture.There are some exceptions to the rule of exterior varnishes. Some woods (such as teak or cedar) have naturally high contents of oil.  Although this oil provides protection against rot, it can also make a surface sealer, like varnish, not “stick” very well.  I’ve had the best luck with spar varnish, originally intended for use on ship or boat spars.  It has the benefit of being elastic, or less brittle, than other finishes but it usually is only available in a high gloss, which may not be the look you want for your wooden furniture.  An alternative is to use tung or linseed oil.  Cleanup for either of these will require alcohol or turpentine.WickerIt is a good idea to hose wicker furniture down on a regular basis. If the material is really filled with dirt, use a mild soap along with the water. Once the wicker dries, you can seal it with paste wax to protect it from stormy weather.ResinPlastic outdoor furniture takes the least amount of maintenance. There is really nothing you have to do to keep it looking decent. If it gets dirty, simply hose it off.FabricFabric takes the most maintenance because you have to wash it thoroughly on a regular basis to keep it clean. If you have cushions on your outdoor furniture, make sure you buy materials that can be machine-washed.  Wash the cushions every month and lay to dry, outside in the sun. You will also have to worry about the fabric fading in the sunlight on your patio.   Of course, a polyester fabric (the most famous being the Sunbrella brand) is the most durable.  You can wash these with a mild soap like Snow or Woolite and be sure to rinse them completely.UmbrellasUmbrellas are a nice way to gain access to extra shade on the patio, but you will need to keep the item clean. Use a soft brush along with soap and water to get the dirt off your umbrella. If the item has a metal frame, you might need to oil it in order to ensure that the umbrella will be able to move up and down smoothly. Wooden frames will need to have paste wax applied to protect them from moisture.Ken Adney owns Furniture Works in downtown Olympia, selling an eclectic mix of gently used and new home furnishings. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Westport Winery Opens Seaside Retreat

first_imgFacebook13Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery and the Roberts’ family have added a luxury lodging component to their already diversified winery offerings. Westport Winery Seaside Retreat is the family’s vacation home on the golf course in Seaside, Oregon, just south of their Seaside tasting room. The residence features the winery’s classic District 13 Coast Guard exterior paint scheme as they do on all their properties.Photo courtesy: Westport WineryThis new home constructed over the past twelve months was designed for the family’s primary use as they commute between their Aberdeen and Seaside locations. Winery co-founder, Kim Roberts said, “We all live on property at our Washington location and we don’t have much time away from the business. At the same time, we work when other people play, so our Seaside home is empty all summer and most weekends making it a perfect vacation rental.”The home’s interior reflects the family’s love of wine and the beach, beginning with their own wine labels on the walls to each room having a unique ocean theme. Many of the tables display a private shell collection on loan from a long-time family friend from their days owning Lahaina Divers on Maui. For this reason alone, the property is not suitable for children, nor is it pet-friendly.Photo courtesy: Westport WineryThe layout features an open-concept living area perfect for vacationers with a large living room, dining room and gourmet kitchen. The living area has sliding doors on each side of the gas fireplace with panoramic views of the fairway and mountains beyond. There is a big screen television above the fireplace. The dining table is perfect for groups of six for everything from holidays meals to games to crafts. It is beautifully lit by a custom chandelier designed by winemaker Dana Roberts.The kitchen is fully equipped including all major appliances, dinnerware, cooking and baking pans, small appliances (rice cooker to waffle iron), and the basics in spices. Plus, there is a propane barbecue grill on the patio complete with six Adirondack chairs and a table for cocktails as guests watch the golfers and wildlife in fenced comfort. In addition to all the features in the kitchen, including a four-seater bar with quartz counters, the home has a large laundry room and pantry.Photo courtesy: Westport WineryFor relaxing slumber, there are three king bedrooms each with its own attached bathroom. All of the bathrooms have step-in showers with an additional tub in the master suite. From pretty linens to luxurious mattresses the bedrooms are built for relaxation. Two bedrooms have regular sized televisions and the master suite features a big screen. With the three bedrooms the absolute top limit is six guests which is also mandated by the special permit issued by the city.On the street side there is a shortcut through the lovely landscaped garden toward The Cove, the prominent surfing and walking beach just a half a block south. In the opposite direction, it’s an easy walk to the golf course club house, restaurant and bar. And heading northwest the property is just a block from a neighborhood grocery, pub and the popular Osprey Café. All guests receive complimentary wine tasting in their tasting room at 810 Broadway.With so many great destinations in easy walking distance it’s especially nice that there is paved on-site parking for three cars, plus a two-car garage. The City of Seaside does not allow on-street parking, so guests need to plan accordingly. There are also “good neighbor” rules, a tsunami evacuation route and an emergency alert radio in the cottage. This is a non-smoking and non-vaping property both inside and out. There are keyless entries for visitors which also have security cameras.Photo courtesy: Westport WineryBookings and inquiries are available exclusively on Airbnb. The link to the property is on the winery website at www.westportwinery.com or directly at https://abnb.me/wm8iVGkHCT. The winery staff is not trained on answering questions or taking bookings, so all inquiries need to work through the online reservations. Family friend Kegan French is the onsite property manager in Seaside. He communicates with all those interested in renting the property. The base rate is $275 per night with a three-night minimum plus a $95 cleaning fee and a refundable deposit. Prices go up in the busy summer season.Westport Winery Seaside just received the Rising Star Award from the Seaside Chamber of Commerce. Westport Winery and the Roberts family were honored with Seattle Business Magazine’s Community Involvement Business of the Year for 2018. In 2017 the Westport Winery Garden Resort was named Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Year. USA Today named the Sea Glass Grill at Westport Winery Garden Resort one of the top five winery restaurants in the nation. The business has been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine.In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most-admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. The business earned Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine. They received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015. They are finalist to the Best Washington Family Business competition by Seattle Business Magazine. And in 2011 they garnered Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.In Oregon, Westport Winery Seaside and Seaside Kites are open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information on the Oregon operation guests can visit the Westport Winery website. Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The Sea Glass Grill at the resort is open daily or brunch, lunch, and dinner from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.last_img read more

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Ballots Available and Ballot Drop Boxes Open for the August 4,…

first_imgFacebook106Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Auditor’s OfficeThe Thurston County Auditor’s Elections Division mailed more than 187,000 ballots to voters in Thurston County for the August 4 Primary Election.Any registered voter who thinks they should have received a ballot but hasn’t by Wednesday, July 22 should contact the Auditor’s Office at 360.786.5408 or elections@co.thurston.wa.us. Ballots for military and overseas voters registered in Thurston County were mailed on Friday, June 19. The Auditor’s Office opened 29 secure ballot drop boxes throughout the county. A list of locations and addresses is included in the mailed ballot materials and online at ThurstonVotes.org.Ballots must be postmarked by August 4. Voters are advised to check mailboxes for pickup times to make sure their ballots will be postmarked by Election Day. No stamp is needed to mail your ballot. If you miss your mail pickup time, ballot drop boxes are open until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4 (Election Day).Thurston County residents can register to vote, get a replacement ballot, and vote at the Drive-Through Voting Center at South Puget Sound Community College’s (SPSCC) Mottman Campus for the August primary and November general elections. For more details and to see a map, visit ThurstonVotes.org.The Drive-Through Voting Center at SPSCC will be open:July 15 through July 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;Saturday, August 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; andMonday, August 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.On Election Day, Tuesday, August 4, 2020, the Voting Center at SPSCC will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Any voter in line at the voting center at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day will be allowed to vote.last_img read more

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Gordon eyes good performance on Sunday

first_img LAST GAME Since bursting on the scene in the 2013-14 Red Stripe Premier League season, where he bagged a brace to back up Dino Williams’ hat-trick in Montego Bay United’s 5-2 win over Waterhouse in the final, Owayne ‘Turkle back’ Gordon has slowly captivated the hearts of local football fans. Many of those have always believed that the former Montego Bay United striker would be a valuable addition to the Reggae Boyz squad. Last season, his 20 goals laid the foundation for Montego Bay United to claim their second title in three years after he picked up the mantle following the temporary departure of Williams. However, he netted a brace before departing the island the day before the final in order to take up his contract with his new club, Indy Eleven. Gordon, who is on the verge of getting his third cap with the Reggae Boyz, told The Gleaner that he wants to justify the local fans’ calls for his selection “It’s a great feeling to be back in the system, and we just want to prove ourselves why we have been called up and why people have been requesting us to be in the team. They see the talent, the hard work and determination that can move this team forward, so I come to prove a point, and that is to go out and do my job,” he told The Gleaner following an impressive showing in a training session at the Stadium East field ahead of the team’s Caribbean Cup qualifier against Suriname this Sunday. Gordon, who helped Indy Eleven to the North American Soccer League (NASL) championship final with three goals this season, played ten minutes plus extra time in Jamaica’s last game against Guyana and he is looking to replicate that performance or even do better. “My focus is to come here and to put on a good performance. In Guyana, I came off the bench and put in a brilliant performance. Me and Dino Williams were a big game changer as we won the game 4-2, so I have no doubt that I will be in this game. “This will be my first game at the stadium (National Stadium) with the national team. I just hope to go out there and get the job done and make word come to pass, so I am most definitely looking to put on a good performance on Sunday,” he added.last_img read more

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‘Disrespect Leads To Short Life’

first_imgMontserrado County senatorial aspirant Benjamin R. Sanvee, Jr. has called on children to stop disrespecting their parents and elders, which, according to him, shortens their lives.The young Senatorial hopeful added that the culture of disrespecting parents and elders in the society must come to an end so that the days of children and youths may be long on earth as promised by God.Mr. Sanvee made the remarks Wednesday, May 28, during the official launch of the maiden edition of the 2014 Inter High School Quizzing Tournament organized by the Liberia National Student Union (LINSU) at the Cathedral High School’s auditorium on Ashumn Street in Monrovia.The former Youth Advisor during the Charles G. Taylor regime said it’s biblical and also in the Quran that children need to obey their parents because they (parents or elders) have the power to teach them life lessons for their future.“I remember during the time in Liberia when not only your parents could discipline their children. I remember a Liberia where a neighbor could discipline his or her neighbor’s children,” Mr. Sanvee said, “Am saying these things because we are in a culture where children no longer respect their elders.”He added: “For those of us who are Christians and I think it is in the Quran, the only commandment that comes with a promise, is honor thy father and mother so that your days on earth should be long but not.”According to the Holy Bible; Exodus 20:12, Deuteronomy 5:16 and Ephesian 6:12 amongst other scriptures said: “Honor your father and mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”Mr. Sanvee also urged students to not develop the tendency of blaming others for their failure, and should not make the past to determine their futures.He hailed LINSU for the maiden edition of the 2014 Inter High School Quizzing Tournament and pledged his moral and final supports.The Assistant Minister for Planning at the Ministry of Planning Affairs, Kwame Ross acknowledged the weakness in the educational system but said education debate and quizzing is a right pursuit.The former LINSU boss hailed the current leadership of LINSU, arguing that it was difficult to organize a 2014 Inter High School Quizzing Tournament.Also speaking, the Secretary General of the University of Liberia Students Union, Calvin Raymond Summon,  affectionately called Daplato added his voice thanking LINSU but challenge the students to be committed in the studies to show themselves approve.The Senior Policy Analyst of the Ministry of Finance, Vallai M. Dorley also hailed LINSU but urged the students’ body to suggest to the education ministry to create a benchmark for junior high school students going to the senior.He argued that junior high students must pass the exams in the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) to get promotion.For his part, the president of LINSU, Varney Alieu Jarsey blamed administrations and the faculty for  the fairly poor turnout in the 2014 Inter High School Quizzing Tournament after writing over 120 high schools to participate.He, however, commended the 16 participating schools and announced that there will be attractive prizes at the end of the 16-day quizzing. He also said the Most Valuable Student will be on the team to represent the country next month in the Future Leaders for Africa Conference.Meanwhile, in the opener of the LINSU’s Inter High School Quizzing, Cathedral Catholic High School beat JJ Ross Memorial, 70-15 points; College of West Africa (CWA) pinned Christ the King Catholic High School, 55-45 points. Up to press time Amos T. Taybior High School was leading St. Michael Catholic High School 45-40 points. The final game was expected to be JJ Roberts High School and Star Baptist School System.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Enact the Firearms and Ammunition Control Act of Liberia

first_imgSmall arms and light weapons (SALW) propagation is a severe threat to peace and security in Liberia. SALW are hand-held weapons such as machine guns, rifles, pistols, shotguns, and landmines. These are the weapons of choice for criminals and rebel groups in Sub-Saharan Africa. The accessibility of these weapons was a key element in the escalation of Liberia’s Civil War, which claimed the lives of nearly 250,000 people. The Liberian government needs to take immediate action to maintainits fragile peace, in light of the United Nations (UN) drawdown. This policy paper calls on the Liberian Legislature to pass the Firearms and Ammunition Control Act (the Bill), which will create the legal structure to control and regulate SALW in Liberia.In September 2015, the United Nations adopted Resolution 2237, which renews its sanction on arms in Liberia until June 2016. This action was propagated by militia activities along the border between Liberia and Ivory Coast, with deadly attacks committed in Ivory Coast during the months of January, February, March and May 2015. Moreover, the Panel’s assessment on Liberia found “weaknesses along all borders” and identified several suspected violations of the arms embargo; furthering the call for more action on the part of the Liberian government. The Cost of Complacency“Small arms not only make easy the taking and maiming of lives, but also kill economies and the social bonds on which every kind of collective institution and progress rely.” Liberians are keenly aware of the devastating cost of 14 years of civil war. Many have vowed to do everything within their power to prevent a recurrence of such atrocities. Unfortunately, the Liberian Legislature has failed to do its part in preventing future crisis due to complacency.In her 2015 Annual Message on the State of the Republic, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf urged the passage of the Firearms and Ammunition Control Act. Due to the failure of the Legislature to enact this critical piece of legislation, President Sirleaf has tactically signed and renewed, over the past four years, Executive Order # 34. This Order bans the ownership and use of firearms and ammunitions in Liberia. In July 2015, Counselor Tiawan Gongloe, a prominent Liberian lawyer, called on the Liberian legislators to hurriedly pass the Bill. He stated, “Anything short of the passage of the Act would amount to the proliferation of arms, which might eventually be used by illegal holders to create chaos.” The United Nations Panel of Experts Report shows chaos is pervading along the Liberian/Ivorian border.In September 2014, the UN Mission in Liberia drawdown was suspended due to the Ebola outbreak. In April 2015, the UN Security Council authorized the resumption of the drawdown of its mission. The expectations here are that the Liberian government would fully shoulder the security duties of the nation by June 30, 2016. Without the framework on firearms and ammunitions, we should expect chaos in Liberia after the UNMIL drawdown. Moreover, the Government of Liberia isn’t doing all that is necessary to mark its stockpiles of weapons. The United Nations Panel of Experts on Liberia reports the country lacks adequate weapons storage facilities. This needs to be corrected immediately.RecommendationsUN arms embargoes and sanctions have been used in Liberia for more than two decades. An arms embargo by itself isn’t sufficient. The incidents at the Ivorian border illustrates the need to do more. The Government of Liberia will have to take additional measures to secure its borders and stop the proliferation of small arms.• The Liberian Legislature needs to pass the Firearms and Ammunition Control Act.• The Government of Liberia should expand its weapons marking program.• The Government of Liberia should immediately strengthen its border with the Ivory Coast.• The Government of Liberia should develop a computerized system to track the movement of arms in the country.These recommendations are the first steps in ensuring the Republic of Liberia will not be held hostage by criminals and groups intended in creating chaos. The call is for all Liberians to contact their legislators and ask why they have not passed the Firearms and Ammunitions Control Act. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Stock saves day for USC

first_imgMatt Cusick’s RBI single proved to be the difference Sunday as the USC baseball team (5-3) defeated No. 17 San Diego 4-3 in 10innings at Cunningham Stadium in San Diego. Freshman Robert Stock (Agoura High) earned his second save of the season after starting the game as a catcher, the first time this season he has played as a pitcher and catcher in the same game. Lamar 6, CSUN 4: The hosts scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Matadors (6-3). SOFTBALL UCLA 9, Nevada 1: The Bruins finished the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz., with a win, defeating Nevada in a five-inning, rain-shortened game. UCLA (2-3) had four home runs, including three-run shots by Jaisa Creps and Jodie Legaspi. Fresno State 2, CSUN 1: The Bulldogs scored a pair of unearned runs in the top of the seventh to beat the Matadors (0-4-1) at the Kajikawa Classic. SWIMMING AND DIVING Pac-10 Women’s Championships: UCLA sophomore Tess Schofield captured the platform diving title, winning UCLA’s first conference title of the meet with a score of 280.95. No. 16 UCLA is in first-place with 331 points. USC is in fourth with 123. The meet resumes Wednesday. MEN’S TENNIS Pepperdine 5, UNLV 2: After losing the doubles point, the Waves (6-1) rallied and took five of the six singles matches at home. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Miami 7, UCLA 3: The 11th-ranked Bruins lost to No. 5 Miami in the series finale in Coral Gables, Fla. The Hurricanes (3-2) used a four-run eighth inning to break a 3-3 deadlock and sweep the Bruins (2-4). Pepperdine 11, UC Davis 3: Freshman designated hitter Mark Tracy highlighted a 14-hit attack with a pair of hits, including his firstcareer home run to lead No.23 Pepperdine (4-2) to a home victory and a three-game sweep of the Aggies. last_img read more

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Leicester City footballers in Bangkok to pay respects to Vichai

first_imgOver the coming days Thailand’s business and political elites are expected to visit the temple to pay their respects, while monks will chant Buddhist verses over the duty-free mogul’s body. Leicester City team members arrived in Bangkok Sunday on the second day of a funeral ceremony for the football club’s chairman © AFP / Lillian SUWANRUMPHAVichai, 60, died last week, along with four others, when his helicopter crashed and burst into flames moments after taking off from Leicester’s pitch following a match.His death sent shockwaves through Leicester, where the charismatic Vichai had become a beloved figure in the club and the city — a feat rarely achieved by the Premier League’s foreign owners.It was under Vichai’s ownership that Leicester crafted one of the biggest fairytales in English football history by winning the 2015/16 Premier League, having started the season as 5,000-1 outsiders for the title.– ‘The Boss’ –On Saturday the team played at Cardiff City, their first match since his death, with players from both teams coming together to pay their respects before the game. Massive banners featuring Thailand’s flag saying “R.I.P. Vichai” moved across the stadium, and the crowd observed a minute of silence. Fans wore T-shirts with Vichai’s picture on it, underneath the words “The Boss”. After the match, 13 members of Leicester City — including manager Claude Puel, striker Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki — boarded a chartered flight to Bangkok, according to a statement from Vichai’s company, King Power. Leicester City’s fans paid tribute to Leicester City Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha © AFP / Oli SCARFFArriving at Wat Thepsirin around 6 pm, Puel and Leicester’s director of football Jon Rudkin walked at the front of the contingent, their gaze resolute under the flashing lights of photographers.They were closely followed by team captain Wes Morgan and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel — who is believed to be the closest of all the Leicester players to Vichai. Behind them came Vardy and Okazaki, defenders Harry Maguire, Christian Fuchs and Ben Chilwell, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, James Maddison, Marc Albrighton and Andy King.Upon entering the temple, they gave Vichai’s family a hug, and then offered up jasmine flowers as they knelt in front of a octagonal bejeweled urn given by the king to pay their final respects to their beloved chairman. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, the daughter of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also attended the Buddhist rite, arriving about 30 minutes before the start of the recitation ceremony.The first three days of the elaborate ceremony will have royal sponsorship.After the week-long ceremony, Vichai’s body will be kept for 100 days before cremation, though a date has yet to be set.Vichai’s company started out with a single store in Bangkok; today, his King Power empire includes a monopoly over the duty-free shops in Thailand’s tourist-heavy airports.Despite his business smarts Vichai owed his ascent to the canny navigation of Thailand’s unpredictable politics and powerbrokers.Royal officials arriving with offerings at the the funeral ceremony of Leicester City’s Thai owner © KING POWER/AFP / HandoutHis links to the monarchy were reflected in the name of his company and his surname — which was bestowed upon him by the former king, and means “auspicious and prosperous light”.Vichai leaves behind a wife and four children, two sons and two daughters.The four other crash victims were identified by British police as Nursara Suknamai — an actress and a runner-up in Miss Thailand Universe in 2005 — and Kaveporn Punpare, both members of Vichai’s staff, pilot Eric Swaffer and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thailand’s business and political elites have turned out to pay their respects to Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha © KING POWER/AFP / Handout, HandoutBangkok, Thailand, Nov 4 – Players and staff from Leicester City arrived in Bangkok on Sunday to attend a mourning rite for the club’s chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, whose death last week in a helicopter crash stunned the Premier League club.Sunday marks the second day of a week-long ceremony held at Wat Thepsirin, one of Bangkok’s most famous temples which typically serves as the site for funerals of prominent Thais. last_img read more

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LAKERS NOTEBOOK Brown in trouble again

first_imgBy Elliott Teaford STAFF WRITER HONOLULU – Neither Kwame Brown nor the Lakers wished to talk about his arrest on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer over the weekend in Valdosta, Ga. But they did so anyway after a bit of prompting Wednesday. The cake case was tossed out of court. “There are things off the court that he’s got to monitor,” Jackson said of Brown. “His behavior draws attention because of his size and notoriety. He’s got to be careful. “More than anything else, Kwame is one of those guys who wants to have a good time playing basketball and off the court, too. We want him to understand that this is business and he needs to have a professional attitude.” At first, Brown declined to comment on his arrest in Georgia, but said he wished to make it clear that he was not a passenger in the car, but merely walked up to the scene. “I can’t really go into it,” the 25-year-old Brown said. “It’s definitely a misunderstanding. The truth will come out like it always does. I walked up (to the car). I would never get in a car with somebody who was drunk. “I can’t really talk about it, but I’m confident that the truth will always be the truth. I’m always clean as a whistle when it’s truth time.” Brown injury update Brown continues his slow recovery from offseason surgeries on his left ankle and right shoulder, with the ankle causing him more difficulty than his shoulder. He can’t participate in full-court drills for the first week of training camp, although he hopes to be sound enough to do so next week. “I’m trying to be ready for the start of the season,” he said. “It depends on when the trainers say when I can go full-court. It’s definitely been a difficult summer for me. I expect to struggle a little bit, but hopefully I’ll come along strong.” Brown is expected to battle with veteran Chris Mihm and teenager Andrew Bynum for the starting center job. Jackson said Mihm probably has the edge so far. Guard play Barring an injury, Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher will start in the backcourt, just as they did while leading the Lakers to three consecutive NBA titles to start the decade. Competition for the third guard spot is expected to be fierce, with Jordan Farmar and Sasha Vujacic battling rookies Javaris Crittenton and Coby Karl. “Jordan started at the end of last year and showed some promise, and Sasha obviously had some moments,” Jackson said. “We know Javaris is going to have to learn. Coby, he might be one of our best shooters on the team. He’s got a great stroke.” Karl, a free agent from Boise State, is the son of Denver Nuggets coach George Karl. elliott.teaford@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBrown was involved in an incident in which his cousin, Charles Warren Jr., was charged with a DUI. The 6-foot-11, 270-pound Brown was disruptive and tried to interfere with the arrest, police said. The Lakers were made aware of the situation when Brown informed Coach Phil Jackson on Tuesday. “We want to get the full report,” Jackson said. “Kwame came to me yesterday and apologized. It’s a misdemeanor. It’s not against our club’s rules what he did.” That’s not to say the Lakers are willing to forgive and forget the incident. After all, this isn’t the first time Brown has been in trouble since joining the Lakers in a trade from the Washington Wizards in August 2005. After all, there was the cake caper of last January, when Brown was accused of snatching a $190 birthday cake out of the arms of a South Bay man and then turning and throwing it at him after a night of celebrating at a Hermosa Beach nightclub. last_img read more

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Appeal against valuation of ‘missing’ Tory island house dismissed

first_imgThe Supreme Court has struck out an appeal against a valuation placed on a man’s Tory island holiday home off the coast of Donegal which “disappeared” while he was abroad over a number of years.Film maker Neville Presho secured the valuation of €46,000 from the High Court in 2009, plus the costs of his lengthy legal battle over the destruction of his house on the island. He sued an adjoining hotel, alleging trespass and physical damage to the 19th century stone house after it was gradually destroyed while he was living in New Zealand between 1988 and 1994.In his case against Ostan Thoraigh Comhlacht Teoranta and its owner Patrick Doohan, he claimed, after he returned home in 1994, he found a car park for the hotel in the place where his house once stood.After he won in the High Court in 2009, both defendants brought appeals against that court’s ruling.When the matter came before the Supreme Court yesterday, it heard Mr Doohan, who was not in court, had stated he was not proceeding with his appeal. The appeal by Ostan Thoraigh Comhlacht Teoranta had been withdrawn last November.In those circumstances, the court struck out Mr Doohan’s appeal and affirmed the High Court orders.In its July 2009 judgment, the High Court held Mr Presho was entitled to a new house or its equivalent market value. Mr Presho’s valuer put that at €60,000 while the hotel owner’s valuer put it at €11,000 to €12,000.Mr Justice Roderick Murphy ruled, based on the figures presented to him, the correct valuation was €46,000 and granted a stay on his finding in the event of an appeal.While Mr Presho, from Hollywood, Co Down, was entitled to damages for trespass and interference with his property arising from the use, for the hotel, of a septic tank on the property, the equitable remedy was not reinstatement of the original house but provision of “a comparable dwelling” on Tory Island or the open market value of a comparable dwelling, the judge held.Appeal against valuation of ‘missing’ Tory island house dismissed was last modified: May 12th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:appealCasehousesupreme courtTory Islandlast_img read more

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