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Building labelled as NZ’s first sex hotel

first_imgNZ Herald 14 Nov 2012Opponents of the Chow Brothers’ resource consent bid for a 15-storey brothel and hotel building in the Auckland CBD say it could become New Zealand’s first sex hotel and a drawcard for overseas and out-of-town sex buyers. At the hearing of the building consent application yesterday, Denise Ritchie, of the Stop Demand Foundation, said the size of the brothel was “news” to her. Auckland Council planners had recommended approval for the building based on brothel activities being located over 1.5 floors, with 13 brothel rooms on the third floor and a brothel entertainment area on the ground mezzanine. However, the Herald yesterday reported the architect saying accommodation for the brothel would be located on the third and fourth floors and the first and second floors were to be occupied by a strip club. From the fifth to the eighth floor would be hotel rooms, then two levels of offices and on the 11th and 12th floors a bar. Hearing commissioners’ panel chairman David Kirkpatrick confirmed the plans earlier shown for the building showed only the third floor as a brothel and the fourth as for the hotel.….Ms Ritchie expressed concern that hotel rooms as non-permanent accommodation were defined by the council as including any services and amenities provided on site for the normal use of patrons. “Given that there is a brothel and that’s providing services, are we to take it that this is a sex-on-site hotel and, if so, is it fair that we see this as a commercial sex hotel as distinct from a hotel where you would have families coming to stay?” read more

Lucille R. Rubush age 79

first_imgLucille R. Rubush, age 79, of Brookville, Indiana died Friday, January 13, 2017 at Heritage House of Connersville.Born October 18, 1937 in Brookville, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Harry & Elsie (Stenger) Geiling. On April 4, 1959 she was united in marriage to Alvin Rubush, and he preceded her in death on September 6, 1984.She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, as well as a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary of Brookville.Survivors include a daughter, Kim (Steve) Roemer of Brookville, Indiana; three sons, Donald (Barb) Rubush of Brookville, Indiana Carl (Anita) Rubush of Hamilton, Ohio and Bruce Rubush of Brookville; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Phyllis Bischoff, Doris Bischoff and Shirley Lynch, all of Brookville, Indiana; as well as a brother, Richard Geiling of Centerville, Indiana.In addition to her parents, and husband, Alvin, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Jeanie Rubush, two great-grandchildren, Zoey & Cameron; a sister, Rosemary Singer; three brothers, Gene, Herb, and Dale Geiling, as well as an infant brother.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville, where the rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M..Rev. Dustin Boehm will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 145 East St. Michaels Blvd., Brookville. Burial will then follow in Big Cedar Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimers Association. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rubush family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

Ade leaving Benfica on back burner

first_img “I’m not thinking about Benfica yet,” he said. “I’m thinking about Cardiff and Chelsea, then Benfica. Right now, my head is on Cardiff on Sunday. “We are playing well and playing for a place in the Champions League, Cardiff are playing to survive. They will be up for it and we have to want it more.” An unexpected defeat at Norwich last weekend means Sherwood’s side are now six points adrift of Liverpool in the final Champions League position. Midfielder Mousa Dembele is hoping the feel-good factor of securing safe passage in Europe can help get Spurs back on track in their hunt for the top four. “It is a very important game,” he said. “It is the right time for us to get them (Cardiff) at home after our recent results at White Hart Lane and I think everybody is very happy and maybe a bit more confident after the Dnipro win. “We hope now that we can see off Cardiff correctly and professionally. It was an important thing for us to beat Dnipro. “Some people say that for English teams the Europa League is not so important. But for us I think it’s very important. The 30-year-old is enjoying a new lease of life at White Hart Lane under head coach Tim Sherwood, netting five goals in his last four appearances including a crucial brace in Tottenham’s Europa League victory over Dnipro on Thursday. That 3-2 aggregate success has secured a clash with Portuguese giants Benfica but, for Adebayor, it is a case of getting back to domestic business when Spurs welcome Premier League strugglers Cardiff to north London on Sunday. “We want to achieve something this year and making progress in Europe is a big help.” Sherwood has no fresh injury concerns heading into the clash with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Bluebirds, with England defender Kyle Walker in contention to make his return from a hip problem. Sandro could make his first Premier League start under Sherwood having recovered from a calf injury which had sidelined him since December – the Brazil midfielder played 75 minutes of the Dnipro win and is likely to retain his place. Craig Bellamy believes keeping Cardiff in the Premier League would provide the perfect swansong to his career. Bellamy returns to the side for Sunday’s trip to Tottenham after serving a three-match suspension, handed out retrospectively by the Football Association. That arose after Bellamy accepted a charge of violent conduct for striking Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman with his arm during Cardiff’s south Wales derby defeat on February 8. In his absence, Cardiff have been knocked out of the FA Cup by Wigan, held to a goalless draw by Aston Villa, and embarrassingly hammered 4-0 by Hull. City are now one place off the foot of the table and three points shy of safety, and with a far inferior goal difference to the sides above them. Bellamy, though, has the bit between his teeth and is relishing the prospect of the scrap to keep City in the top flight that lies ahead. “This is quite a good challenge. If I’m really honest, it really is,” said 34-year-old Bellamy, who is approaching the 17th anniversary of his debut he made for Norwich in 1997. “It’s very easy to play well when you’re winning games, morale is high and everything looks good. “But when you’re up against it then you see who your good players are, who can really play, and when the pressure is on, who wants the ball and wants to do something with it. “When things aren’t going well you find out who the real people are in the club, and that for me is the challenge. “So what a great achievement it would be to get out of this, and I’m really motivated. “Who knows where my career will go at the end of the season, so for me, what a nice way to end – if it is the finish – by keeping this club up in the Premier League. “That would be a fitting end, a great achievement like last year (when the club won promotion) that I’ve left the club in a real healthy state.” Bellamy is also fired up following his ban, although it is a sign of his maturity these days he first spoke to De Guzman before deciding of his own volition to accept the punishment. “I was disappointed with the suspension. The club wanted to appeal, but it was me who chose not to,” Bellamy added. “I didn’t want my name dragged through anything, or to accuse anyone of anything. I spoke to De Guzman, had a good conversation with him. “For me personally, it (the incident) wasn’t the cleverest thing I’ve done, but it wasn’t the worst either. “So it was a case of get on with it, take the ban and look forward to the games coming up. Unfortunately the three games I have missed were difficult games to watch. “Hopefully I’ve an opportunity to make up for it from now until the end of the season.” Bellamy feels the loss to Hull has galvanised the players over the past few days, and made them realise what is at stake. “The reaction has been positive, as you would want it to be,” he said. “It was obviously a difficult result, but we got what we deserved. Hull were worthy winners. “In a lot of games we’ve been competitive this season, but that was one in which we weren’t, so that left us really disappointed. “But the best thing about football is there’s always another opportunity the next week. “We just have to go there (to Tottenham) with high energy and in a positive frame of mind, which is what we were lacking against Hull.” Along with Bellamy, manager Solskjaer should have Jordon Mutch available after his recovery from a hamstring problem, while fellow midfielder Gary Medel could figure as he is back in training following a lay-off with a thigh injury. Press Association Emmanuel Adebayor is refusing to let his mind wander towards the mouth-watering last-16 Europa League tie with Benfica as the striker looks to fire Tottenham into the Barclays Premier League’s top four.last_img read more

Balotelli targets Champions League

first_img The 24-year-old Italy striker has completed a £16million move from AC Milan after Liverpool sealed one of the shock signings of the summer. Balotelli, who will wear his favoured No 45 shirt, is understood to have signed a three-year deal with the option of a fourth year. Mario Balotelli has set his sights on taking Liverpool to Champions League glory after admitting he had made a mistake in turning his back on English football. The striker won the Champions League with Inter Milan in 2010 and has ambitions of repeating the feat with Liverpool on the Reds’ return to Europe’s elite competition. He told Liverpool’s official website: “I always start a competition wanting to win it. We will see. I want to win another Champions League for sure, because the Champions League wasn’t all mine, I was in a team. I want to take this team to the Champions League.” Balotelli also admitted that just 18 months back in Milan had convinced him he should return to the Premier League. He added: “I’m happy to be back because I left England and it was a mistake. I wanted to go to Italy but I realised it was a mistake. “English football is generally better. English football is beautiful.” Balotelli was given a rough ride by Liverpool fans during his visits to Anfield while with City, but he has already been given a warm welcome by supporters who had been mourning the departure of Luis Suarez. He added: “I didn’t expect it [the warm reception] because whenever I played against Liverpool, the fans weren’t nice with me but that’s normal – it’s football! Now that I play for Liverpool, I can see the expectation in people. They’re very happy and that makes me very happy at the same time. “To play here for Liverpool excites me, but if you’re an opponent it’s difficult. “Liverpool are one of the best teams here in England. The football is very good here. It’s a great team with young players, and that’s why I came here.” Balotelli spent a year-and-a-half at Milan, where he scored 30 goals in 54 appearances. He has also won the Champions League, three Serie A championships and the FA Cup, plus 33 caps for Italy during which he has scored 13 goals including the goal that accounted for England in the World Cup. Balotelli has had a colourful career and has often fallen out with his managers – Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is believed to have asked for assurances about the player’s behaviour on and off the pitch. Rodgers has made it clear no incoming player would be allowed to threaten the “fantastic environment” at the club but hailed Balotelli’s arrival as outstanding value” for a “world-class talent”. He told the club’s website: “This transfer represents outstanding value for the club and I think we have done a really smart piece of business here. “There is no doubting Mario’s ability; he is a world-class talent and someone who, for such a young age, has vast experience of playing at the very highest level. “He has scored goals in the Barclays Premier League, in Italy, in the Champions League and for his country at international level. “I believe we have the infrastructure, culture and environment to get the best out of him and help him achieve his true potential. We are a strong group here, committed to hard work and he will benefit from being around it. “I am looking forward to working with him and helping him learn more, improve and progress as a player. I’m sure the supporters will make him feel very welcome.” Press Association Sport understands Balotelli will be at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night to watch Liverpool’s match against his former side Manchester City. The Italian will travel with five of his new team-mates who have not been included in the match-day squad and will meet those who are scheduled to play in the dressing room before kick-off. He will then watch the game from the directors’ box before travelling back to Liverpool with the rest of the squad on the team coach. Press Associationlast_img read more

Wenger keen to reward Walcott

first_imgArsene Wenger is confident Arsenal can broker a deal to keep Theo Walcott at the club, with the England forward having signed off the Barclays Premier League campaign with a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over West Brom. “We have played some quality games, but I think recently we couldn’t score. Today every chance we created we scored in a convincing way,” said Wenger. “The first half was one of top quality. We tried to keep it going in the second, but we eased a bit off and we were less than convincing. “Overall, we did the job we did well and we finished the season on a high. Now we can focus on the FA Cup final and come back next season.” Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made a cameo appearance for the final 13 minutes, having been out since early March, and now could also be in contention for Wembley. “He’s not completely there to start at the full pace of a game. He can play. One more week of preparation will help him,” said Wenger. Gareth McAuley headed a consolation for the Baggies just before the hour. Manager Tony Pulis named an unchanged XI from their midweek win over champions Chelsea. He said: “If anybody needs to take any criticism then it’s most probably me. The Chelsea game took a lot out of the players, so maybe I should have freshened it up as they might have run out of steam a little bit.” Pulis may have performed another minor miracle in keeping West Brom up bearing in mind the state the club was in when he took over in January, but he is not intending to take any hard-earned rest just yet. “Look ahead to next season? I am looking ahead to 6am to get down to Tower Bridge to jump in a boat to row across the Channel, with seven days in a boat now for charity,” he said. Pulis added: “This has probably been the toughest job I have had for all sort of reasons, but the players have been fantastic because to get to 44 points, to finish 13th is brilliant, it’s absolutely brilliant and they deserve a lot of credit.” Walcott, who has yet to commit his long-term future to the Gunners, is out of contract at the end of next season and laid down a marker to be included in the starting XI for the FA Cup final against Aston Villa at Wembley with a blistering first-half display from a central striker’s role. The England forward, who has battled back from a serious knee injury, cracked in the opening goal after just four minutes, and then quickly doubled Arsenal’s lead before Jack Wilshere, on his 100th league appearance, volleyed in a superb third. Walcott completed his hat-trick on 37 minutes with a close-range tap in to end the match as a contest before half-time. Wenger sees no reason why Arsenal should not be able to conclude successful talks with representatives of the 26-year-old, who has been at the club since joining from Southampton when still a teenager in January 2006. “Without a hat-trick, with a hat-trick, we want him to stay. We are in negotiations. We are starting to speak with his agent, and that is before he had made his hat-trick,” said Wenger, who joined the rest of the squad on the pitch for a lap of appreciation having secured third place and with it automatic qualification for the Champions League. “Theo is a good scorer, but he has been out for a year. A year in a football is a long, long time, and it takes time to be back at your best, (to regain) your sharpness and confidence.” Wenger continued: ” I have always said that he can play in the middle because he has good movement and good finishing. He did that well today. “I hope he stays free of injuries now, he has had a few doubts on the injury front, and that is never good. “You have to be consistently present to express your full potential.” Arsenal had failed to score in their last three home games, but blew West Brom away before the visitors could bed in. Press Associationlast_img read more

Old Flames Come Alive at GTBank Masters Cup Final

first_imgTwo former winners of the old Lagos Principals Cup, St, Finbarr’s College Akoka and Anwar-ul-Islam College Agege will attempt to rekindle old flames as both teams clash in the GTBank Masters Cup final tomorrow.Both schools belong to the old strongholds of the Lagos Principal’s Cup which began in 1948. For the records, Sports Village Square recalls that both schools dominated the Lagos Principal’s Cup in the ancient era, but they never met in the finals.St Finbarr’s won the old competition a record 10 times while Anwar-ul-Islam College won three times, but featured in final matches five times under its former name, Ahmadiyya College, Agege. While St Finbarr’s College hold a record of most victories in the Principal’s Cup, Anwar-ul Islam also can lay claims in the record books. When Ahmadiyya College won the then Zard Cup in 1957, it became the first victorious school outside the original seven that pioneered secondary schools football competition in Lagos in 1948.Both Finbarr’s and Anwar-ul-Islam College produced many great names in Nigerian football.St Finbarr’s College had Stephen Keshi, Paul Okoku, Henry Nwosu among others while as Ahmadiyya College, Anwar-ul-Islam produced, perhaps the greatest school football sensation of the 1960s, Tunde Disu and also Tajudeen Olanrewaju who later became a general in the Nigerian Army.But Thursday’s setting is under a different platform produced by GTBank. According to information offered Sports Village Square, the Masters Cup, which the bank previously called Heritage Cup, began in 2012 as a stand-alone league especially for the old strongholds of the Lagos Principal’s Cup.In the women’s category of the competition, Ansar-ud-Deen Girls High School, Itire will face Queens College, Yaba. Both schools have dominated the competition in the past. This year’s final match is a repeat of the keenly contested 2014 final match.Score line at after regulation time was goalless before Queens College prevailed 4-3 on penalties. Queens College won the inaugural edition in 2012 while Ansar-ud-Deen Girls High School, Itire won that of 2013 defeating Methodist Girls High School, Yaba, which Queens had also defeated in the previous final match.Both finalists this year had been alternating victories in the Masters Cup. Queens College won in 2012, 2014 and 2016 while Ansar-ud-Deen Girls High School, Itire won in 2013 and 2015. Will 2017 be a victory for Ansar-ud-Deen Girls High School, Itire? The answer will emerge when both clash at 2pm at the water front Onikan Stadium tomorrow.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

GPL Review: Wa All Stars beat Edubiase to stay second

first_imgWa All Stars left it late to beat New Edubiase 1-0 at the WA Park on Sunday on match day five of the ongoing Ghana Premier League.New Edubaise went into the game with a well calculated defensive strategy as they frustrated the home side. The closest Wa All Stars came was demied by Ben Mensah in post for the Bekwai based club.Edubiase also had their moment in the game but they failed to punish the jittery defense of the home side led by Hafiz Ahmed.With no goals in the first half, the home side had no excuse than to win the game and they mounted an intense pressure on NewEdubiase but the away side looked resolute at the back.However, Wa All Stars had to wait late in the game as Richard “Balotelli” Arthur sneaked past Edubiase defense to score the decisive goal at the Wa Park.Wa All Stars are still at the second position with 11 points and are yet to lose a game in the ongoing season. RELATED:Hearts beat Inter Allies 3-2 in Tema—last_img read more

Clayton Kershaw set to pitch in Double-A then join Dodgers rotation

first_imgWith Kershaw recovered from the shoulder inflammation that put a hole in his spring training, Roberts looked for the bright side in having the left-hander’s season start a little late.“I don’t think he’ll feel that way. But as an organization, it’s not the worst thing,” Roberts said. “As long as he comes back healthy, which he is … if you look at the entire season, to shorten his season just a tick, it’s not the worst thing.”ALSOLeft-hander Rich Hill is expected to throw off a mound again Tuesday, adding to his pitch count. Hill threw 20 pitches in a bullpen session Saturday, testing his injured left knee on the slope of the pitcher’s mound for the first time since injuring it during spring training. He hopes to extend that to 35-40 pitches Tuesday.UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Ross Stripling, 0-0, 2.31 ERA) at Cardinals (RHP Dakota Hudson, 0-1, 5.40 ERA), Tuesday, 4:45 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error ST. LOUIS — Clayton Kershaw’s final step before rejoining the Dodgers rotation will be taken in Tulsa, Okla.Kershaw is scheduled to make his second minor-league rehab start for the Double-A Tulsa Drillers on Tuesday night. The choice between Tulsa or another start with Triple-A Oklahoma City came down to a more favorable weather forecast and better facilities at home with the Drillers than on the road with OKC (which plays in Omaha).If everything goes well Tuesday, Kershaw could make his season debut with the Dodgers either Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers or Monday against the Cincinnati Reds (both are home games).“That’s the plan. … Sunday or Monday,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “We’ll see. We’ll leave it open.center_img “We’ll let him get through his start then we’ll plug him in where it makes the most sense.”Kershaw threw 61 pitches in 4-1/3 innings for OKC on Thursday. He is expected to extend that into a sixth inning and possibly as many as 90 pitches, including a simulated inning in the bullpen after he leaves the game.“With that, we expect when he does make his start with us for him to be a full go,” Roberts said.Kershaw’s insertion into the rotation means young left-hander Julio Urias will go to the bullpen after making his third start Friday against the Brewers.“That will strengthen our bullpen,” Roberts said.last_img read more

Burglaries at Wellington Golf Course and Advance America-Cash Advance are keeping Wellington police busy

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Two more burglaries occurred in Wellington over the weekend.The burglaries occurred sometime late Saturday evening to 2:10 a.m. Sunday morning.Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath he did not know if the burglaries were related.The first burglary occurred at the Wellington Golf Course. Someone broke the window on the south side of the clubhouse and entered the building. The person(s) then took six pairs of Oakley sunglasses, two Callaway golf drivers, and two Titleist drivers.There are no leads or any other details on this burglary, Heath said.The second burglary took place at “Advance America – Cash Advance” at the strip mall on 15th St. across from Wellington Pizza Hut. Heath said at 2:10 a.m., according to the company’s surveillance camera, two young males wearing what appears to be light blue gloves and a hoodie covering the head and face, broke into the back door of the business.Heath did not think they stole anything.This marks the fourth burglary-robbery break in Wellington in two consecutive weeks. On Sept. 11, a home was broken into on South H. Street. Also, on the same night, Soothing Vapors, an electronic cigarette shop at the U.S. Post Office, was broken into (see story here).Heath said the WPD has no tips on either case.“It appears we have at least two up to no good burglars in this town,” Heath said.If you have any information on these crimes, call Crimestoppers at 620-326-3135 or 800-222-TIPS.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down just sayin · 307 weeks ago Probably loser druggies….that need a good whoopin….. Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Butter Cup · 307 weeks ago Probably some loser rich kid with too much time on his hands and mommy and daddy wanna be their best friend. Needs a good lesson like time behind bars to get a reality check. Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Birdfan · 306 weeks ago Was the robbery at cash advance of a person by the company? Or the company by a person? Because anytime someone goes in there someone gets ripped off. Report Reply 0 replies · active 306 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more