A boozy writer who crossed out the adjective

first_imgNovelist and essayist Leslie Jamison ’04 comes to Cambridge Thursday for a conversation with Harvard professor James Wood on her new book, “The Recovering.”Author of the best-selling “The Empathy Exams,” Jamison mixes memoir with literary criticism in her new narrative, reflecting on her own struggles to get sober and the burden of alcohol in the work and lives of writers and performers such as Raymond Carver, Billie Holiday, Stephen King, and Amy Winehouse.Jamison, based in New York and on the road with her 12-week-old daughter and her mom, will sit down with Wood at the Cambridge Public Library. Ahead of the visit, we talked to her about her early days of drinking, the shame and loneliness of addiction, and becoming a sober storyteller.Q&ALeslie JamisonGAZETTE: Let’s start at the beginning. How did you come to choose the title and subtitle (“The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath”)?JAMISON: A big part of the word recovering had to do with ongoingness. It’s never fully finished and I wanted to ponder that. It’s a process larger than any single person. It’s not “my” recovering. It’s like an umbrella holding different stories. There are many recovering stories that have been lost to the margins. I wanted to highlight not only famous drunk writers — John Berryman, Raymond Carver — but stories and writers who had been fully forgotten — like George Cain, who wrote about heroin’s grip on him in “Blueschild Baby.”As far as the subtitle goes, if authors had their way, there’d be no subtitles. The big struggle was trying to think of a genre label. “Intoxication” summons this feeling of being overwhelmed, enraptured under the thrall of something, and I wanted to conjure that and the aftermath as just as important a part of the story. The story of getting better is just as interesting as falling apart.GAZETTE: Your personal story includes a lot of disturbing, sometimes violent episodes, from finding a maggot growing in your ankle in Bolivia and being sexually assaulted in Nicaragua to many blackouts. Why was it important to write about these difficult moments?JAMISON: I didn’t want to gloss over the truly hard experiences or shameful feelings, and, to be honest, about how good drinking has felt and why I fell in love with it. In recovery there’s a saying: “You have to play the tape all the way through,” if you are fantasizing about having a drink. In the narrative, I was playing the tape all the way through. There were some external consequences in my relationships, and certain health risks or violence. The external consequences in my life were nowhere near as profound as other people who deal with addiction. I had to acknowledge it by analyzing it. People aren’t being judged for how much they have lost. In meetings, people are really ready to look for resonances, not differences.GAZETTE: Can you be a great sober storyteller?JAMISON: There was an earlier version of myself that believed all great storytelling had to come from radical dysfunction. Now, having written the book, I believe great storytelling can come from great places. Some writers never come out of it and have created great art from dysfunction. Jean Rhys, for example, drank into impossible old age. She never found her way out of abiding sadness, but she also created phenomenal works of beauty. It wasn’t so much that I wanted to disprove the connection. Pain is an incredible catalyst, but I wanted to explore this other zone of possibility — stages of wellness that could create really compelling narrative.,GAZETTE: You are embarking on a 17-city tour. How much are you expecting your readings to have elements of an AA meeting, with audience members sharing their own emotional experiences?JAMISON: I’m sure there will be some level of people sharing their stories. It’s already happened with people reaching out on social media and writing me notes. I love and embrace that. I know, as a reader, how much I respond to other people’s stories. I also have tried to draw better boundaries. Having my infant daughter with me will be a different kind of boundary. I’m utterly devoted to her, and I probably can’t give as much of myself. One of my big-picture hopes for the book is that it gives people a different way to relate to their own lives.GAZETTE: You write about your early years at Harvard, struggling with alcohol and food and feeling alone. How do you reflect now on that time?JAMISON: I was recently giving a talk at a college and was asked to say words about my own time. I ended up reflecting on this visual memory of looking up at lit windows of the dorms on my way to use the pay phone to call my mom, or to walk to Hemenway to work out. I felt like that person in that lit space was probably pretty happy and having the experience I was not having. When I look back, I think I was projecting a lot of happiness and stability on people around me because that’s what I wished for myself. So many people behind those windows were experiencing what I was experiencing. It was fallacy, and those windows held their share of hardship as well.GAZETTE: Has having had a baby changed your writing habits?JAMISON: I have a shared writing space. That’s an important part of the day for me. It’s like going to work, and my body has a Pavlovian response. On the block of 14th Street, I see Potbelly Sandwich Shop, and I know I have to get into gear: I have a writing practice. I try not to go on the internet until 12 or 1 p.m. I also have a 9-year-old stepdaughter, and the last four or five years of my life have taught me to get much less precious about the conditions I need in which to write. I write in airports, on airplanes, in hotels, even on the subway. Rather than feeling like I need the stars to align, I try to write anywhere I can any time I can.last_img read more

Two online classes aim to bridge all Harvard students, Schools

first_img Creating community in the virtual classroom Related Experts tease out the scientific, legal, economic, political, and philosophical costs and benefits of the problem — and the solutions Faculty adapt their courses to bring students together Two prominent professors are inviting all Harvard degree students to join in two University-wide courses this fall designed to spark conversation and mutual learning across the campuses. Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, will offer “Justice: Ethics in an Age of Pandemic and Racial Reckoning,” and Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, will teach “Confronting Climate Change: A Foundation in Science, Technology, and Policy.” Every Harvard undergraduate, graduate, and professional school student can enroll in these online courses. The Gazette spoke with Sandel and Schrag to learn about their “One Harvard, One Online Classroom” offerings and how they hope to take advantage of a virtual setting to bring together people who otherwise might not have the chance to learn from each other.Q&AMichael Sandel and Daniel SchragGAZETTE:  How did you both begin to put together courses for this spring that are available to students across the Schools? And how did the University’s shift to virtual learning affect your preparation?SCHRAG:  For me, Michael’s course with Doug Melton on “Tech Ethics,” which debuted last fall, provided the proof that this kind of University-wide course could be successful. This spring, I went for a long walk with Vice Provost for Advances in Learning Bharat Anand, and using Michael and Doug’s course as an example, he said we really should have a similar University-wide course model on climate change as well. And the idea just seemed so obviously a good one. For more than a decade now, I’ve also been talking about how climate change is something that touches every School at Harvard, and requires input from every corner of the University.Last fall, Michael successfully pulled off his course in person at Klarman Hall at the Business School, and he and Doug did so without a platform such as Zoom, which is extraordinary. Being thrust into remote learning this past March taught all of us that there are some opportunities and advantages of Zoom over conventional teaching: frankly, getting people from the Medical School, and the School of Public Health, and the Business School, and the Divinity School, and the College, and the Design School, and the School of Education all together at the same time, every week.SANDEL:  Climate change is a course that is ideally suited to being a University course; it will be exciting to bring students from across the University into a common conversation from their various disciplinary perspectives about climate change. I’m delighted to be in partnership with Dan in this “One Harvard, One Online Classroom” experiment this coming semester.When Bharat, Doug, and I discussed our course on tech ethics prior to last fall, we quickly realized that it would lend itself to a University-wide discussion, because it draws on elements of ethics in the humanities, but also in the sciences, medicine, law, public policy, public health, education, and even spiritual matters.We decided to hold the course in Klarman Hall at HBS, which is a new, stunning, high-tech version of Sanders Theater. We didn’t know whether students from the College would cross the river to attend. But they did. We had about 720 students in total; 600 from Harvard College, and another 120 from the various professional Schools. We did realize, though, that it was harder for students from the Schools on the Longwood campus to attend. I hope the new virtual model will make it easier for them to join us.GAZETTE: What are your expectations for your courses this semester?SCHRAG:  We’ll have to see how this semester goes and how effective the Zoom platform is for running these courses. I think of my wife, who’s a physician, and since March has been seeing many patients by video. It will be interesting to see if telemedicine becomes a kind of standard for our health care because, boy, it’s a lot easier than going in and waiting in line and parking and all the rest of it to go see your doctor for 20 minutes. I wonder if the same is true for us. I don’t think we’ll go to teaching by Zoom permanently; I think that would be a tragedy because there’s so much advantage to seeing people in person, but I do wonder if selective use of this technology going forward will allow us to teach these kinds of courses more permanently, and if it will have a lasting, positive effect on our work.SANDEL:  I think these are great questions. Dan, you highlight the hopeful side of what has become for us a necessity, this experiment in remote teaching. It will be interesting to see what we learn from it and what educational advantages may come with it.This semester I’m teaching “Justice: Ethics in an Age of Pandemic and Racial Reckoning.” I’m quite optimistic that the Zoom platform will enable robust, engaged discussion. The questions we explore in “Justice” are our questions about values, including disagreements about values. One of the aims of the course is to invite students to reflect critically on their own moral and political convictions — to reason and argue effectively, to persuade, and be persuaded by, those with whom they disagree. These are the kinds of discussions we’ve traditionally had with students present to one another, in Sanders Theater or Klarman Hall. The challenge will be to see whether this vigorous dialogue, which is a central dimension of the course, can succeed online. I believe it can. There may even be some unexpected advantages.SCHRAG:  Michael, I’ve watched some of your “Justice” course when it was conducted in person in Sanders Theater, and I must say, I’m absolutely in awe of the way you engage students in the most respectful way, through these debates. I know you must have strong feelings one way or another sometimes yourself, but you treat students respectfully and engage them, challenge them in a very open, encouraging way. My plan for this semester is to break my class up into smaller discussion groups, giving many more people a chance to speak because they will be in groups of six to eight students. The downside of that is I won’t be there as a moderator. And I’m curious about how you’re thinking about that.SANDEL:  I’m still puzzling my way through this. Thank you for the generous question; I consider that we are engaged in this experiment together, notwithstanding the different subject matters of our courses.I’m trying to strike that balance by combining discussion with the entire class with small breakout group discussions, moving back and forth between the large setting and the small. Some students are comfortable contributing to a large group discussion, while others find it easier to speak up in smaller settings. Reconvening the full class after a breakout session may enable some students who contributed to the small group discussion to feel empowered to speak before the larger group of their classmates. That’s one format we’ll use. On other days, we’re going to use prepared video excerpts of lectures about some of the philosophers, such as Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, for example, and then have small group discussions led by teaching fellows.How similar or how different is that from the kind of breakout sessions that that you are planning?SCHRAG:  There’s a huge amount of similarity, I think, in general approach. I’ve prepared the core science and technology content for students to access through about 60 eight- to 10-minute videos, which I liken to mini science documentaries more than lectures. They delve into the basic physics of climate change. How does sea level rise work? What were climates like in the Pleistocene epoch, or the Eocene epoch, 40 million years ago? And how does that relate to global warming today? How are storms being affected by climate change? There’s a lot of information transfer, a little bit like your discussion of the philosophers, through these videos.Students will watch three or four of these videos each week, but these videos will not be the main focus for the small group conversations. My plan is to spend maybe the first 10 minutes reviewing the major take-home messages from those videos, you know, the absolute essential points that I want everybody to understand. But then I want to transition the class and bring in a voice from the outside. So, for example, yesterday, I recorded our colleague Naomi Oreskes from History of Science talking about climate skeptics. She’s written three books on the subject.So, the first class, we’re going to listen to Naomi and talk about climate skeptics in a conversation with me, on Zoom, for 10 minutes. We will then go into breakout groups to digest some of the questions that are raised, and then come back to the main group, in a way that is very much similar to what you’re doing. And then use the sections taught by teaching fellows to allow the students to get into the nitty-gritty detail of what was in those video documentaries. What scares you most about climate change? Research shows online STEM demonstrations can be as effective as classroom teaching Michael Sandel poses a series of questions at a community event on ethics and the pandemic response From YouTube to your school If Harvard were to reopen today, who should be allowed to return? GAZETTE: There’s been a lot of conversation in the field of higher education about how to balance the need for asynchronous content, especially for students who may be living in a time zone far away from their college or university, with synchronous content that brings people together in conversation. It sounds as if you’ve thought of how to provide a balance of both.SANDEL:  I’ve been wrestling with the question of whether to post a full video library right from the start of the semester, and say, if you want to binge watch, racing ahead, you can. The drawback of the binge-watching approach is that it makes it harder for students to absorb and discuss this material with me, with their teaching fellows, and with their classmates.SCHRAG:  I have another question for Michael. One of the key parts of my class is a project, which this year, because of the virtual format, will be done in small groups. This project is a very practical one: It’s designing a zero-carbon economy, and it forces students to think about this problem in a way that goes way beyond just a lecture, and into experiential learning. I’m curious how that’s going to work out in this virtual semester, but I’m hoping it’s going to be effective. Is there anything comparable in your class?SANDEL:  I’ve also been trying to think about this; how to encourage students to work together, while still giving students the option of doing and submitting their own work for evaluation. We’re offering two options. One track is the traditional paper option: three short papers on a range of topics about ethical questions. This is designed to equip students to write a clear, analytic, persuasive argument about an ethical question, drawing where relevant on the philosophers, but making an argument in their own voice. The other track is one traditional paper, and a project that culminates in a podcast, or a video, that develops a persuasive argument about an ethical question.The team of former teaching fellows who helped me develop this course over the summer made the point that if we’re teaching students to reason in public about hard ethical questions, we should give them the option of creating something that could actually be posted online as a contribution to public debate. They encouraged me to add the podcast option. Like a traditional paper, it would analyze the ethical dimensions of a contemporary issue. But it would be in a format that could be made available online, if the student wanted to. We are also giving students the option to work in pairs, especially if they want to do the podcast as a kind of dialogue or debate, with arguments and counter arguments.GAZETTE: The courses both sound fascinating. Best of luck in this new virtual learning model. Is there anything else you’d like to add?SCHRAG:  I regret to say that in the 23 years that I’ve been at Harvard, I have never sat through a College course in its entirety. And, honestly, watching parts of Michael’s course that are available online, I wish that I had the discipline to make the time to take it in, in its entirety, because it makes you appreciate the incredible wealth of knowledge that exists around this University. I’m hopeful that our “One Harvard, One Online Classroom” offerings will bring together some of the brilliant, diverse minds that make Harvard what it is, and might never meet in our normal mode of teaching.SANDEL:  I feel the same way, and would love to sign up for “Climate Change.” It’s going to be a wonderful course.Students who would like more information on either course can find it here, on Canvas:GENED 1171 Justice: Ethics in an Age of Pandemic and Racial Reckoning; GENED 1094 Confronting Climate Change: A Foundation in Science, Technology and Policy.last_img read more

Newspaper site chosen for Birmingham law courts

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Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dismisses transfer talk and confirms commitment to the club

first_imgArsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dismisses transfer talk and confirms commitment to the club Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reassured fans over his future (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reassured fans over his future amid transfer speculation, insisting that he is ‘committed and desperate to bring the club back to the top.’The 30-year-old is the club’s top scorer this season, with 13 Premier League goals and 15 in all competitions, providing a consistently bright spark in a tricky season campaign for the Gunners.The Gabon international’s contract comes to an end in 2021, which has brought his future in north London into question as he will have just one year left on his deal at the end of the current season.However, Aubameyang has sent a passionate message to fans at the Emirates, insisting that the club are going in the right direction under new manager Mikel Arteta and that his commitment should not be questioned.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe striker wrote in the matchday programme ahead of the FA Cup tie with Leeds on Monday night: ‘I really hope that you were proud of us after the United game [a 2-0 win over Man Utd].‘I’m sure you can see what we’re trying to do on the pitch, that you can see improvement in our performances and now it has materialised with a deserved win on Wednesday.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The atmosphere was exceptional. When you are on the pitch and you feel the crowd roaring after every run, every tackle, every duel and after every chance, it gives you such a boost mentally. The Emirates felt like a fortress.‘You were our 12th man and I felt like Manchester United could have played for hours and they would have never scored. I really hope it will be like that until the end of the season. All together, we can have a great 2020! We need to be united more than ever.‘I would also like to react to some of the rumours that are going around about me in the media.‘People like making up stories and they should focus on what’s happening on the pitch. They talk too much and it does my head in!‘I am the Arsenal captain. I love this club. I am committed to it and desperate to bring it back to the top, where it belongs.’Aubameyang has scored in two of the three games since Arteta took over at Arsenal, but missed the Leeds game through illness.MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang forced out of Arsenal’s FA Cup tie with Leeds through illnessMORE: Arsenal and Tottenham considering loan move for Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Lemar but it would not be cheap Advertisement Phil HaighMonday 6 Jan 2020 9:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link593Sharescenter_img Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Six new natural skincare products shaking up the male grooming category

first_imgYes To Coconut Moisturising Coconut Oil Stick  £9.99Made with 98% natural ingredients including coconut oil, the unisex skincare trend ingredient of the moment, this non-greasy moisturiser stick is designed for targeted hydration and will “keep the skin smooth and nourished all day long”. According to the brand, the mess-free stick format makes the formula perfect for use while on the go and melts into the skin within seconds for “instant hydration”. Listed in Ocado. Man Cave Micellar Water£6The ‘all-natural and cruelty-free’ male grooming brand claims this cleansing water is the first of its kind for men in the UK. Using micellar technology, which is now prolific across women’s skincare, this cleanser draws dirt from the skin when used with a cotton pad. Man Cave says the no-rinse formula and travel size spray bottle is ideal for keeping fresh on the move and “skin is also left feeling soft and moisturised with vitamin B5 to help avoid stripping the skin of beneficial oils”. Man Cave is listed in Ocado and Waitrose.  Male grooming is going au naturel. The clean eating and wellness trends that are all too familiar in food and drink have made their way into the personal care aisle, prompting a wave of new stripped-back men’s skincare products boasting natural ingredients. Here’s our pick of the best:,Bulldog Stubble Moisturiser £5Launched in February, this product combines natural ingredients like aloe vera and camelina oil to soothe skin and soften stubble. The brand says this particular moisturiser was highly anticipated for its ability to make stubble more “kissable” and prevent any discomfort or rashes on a partner’s face from rough facial hair. Listed in Asda. Hawkins & Brimble – Daily Energising and Oil Control Moisturisers£14.95 Both sporting vintage-style glass packaging, the brand says these mosturisers “epitomise cool Britannia”. The daily energising variant contains Avena sativa kernel oil and oatmeal extract, which the Hawkins & Brimble claims ”feeds skin with fortifying omegas 3 and 6 and vitamin E to help boost skin’s defence against dullness and roughness”. The oily skin variant “tackles excess sebum production and mops up excess oil” while added ginseng helps to brighten and tone. Listed in Waitrose and Ocado. Premium NPD fuels 9% boost to men’s fragrance salescenter_img P’ure Papayacare Papaya Ointment£8.99Created by a new Australian brand, this all-purpose ointment is made with fermented organic papaya (or paw paw to Aussies) to lock in the fruit’s papain enzyme, which the brand says restores and soothes skin. Free from parabens, palm oil and petroleum, this product can be used as a moisturiser for the face and body or to protect minor cuts, burns and stings. Listed in Holland & Barrett.The new cool: male grooming category report 2018 Benecos Beard Oil£6.95Combining a blend of organic argan, sunflower and sweet almond oils, this Vegan Society-certified product promises to nourish and soften the skin and beard. The rapid-absorption formula contains lavender and rosemary essential oils – which the brand claims prevents infections and dandruff while promoting hair growth. Listed in independent health stores. last_img read more

Geneva pension fund adopts plan to restore ‘financial equilibrium’

first_imgIf no law has been passed by the end of June 2018 CPEG’s committee said it would then settle on a date for the measures to kick in.The measures proposed by the pension fund were intended to “restore CPEG’s financial equilibrium”, the fund said in a statement.CPEG, which was created in 2014, has the weakest funding position of all Swiss pension schemes, according to Christophe Decor, director general of CPEG. As at the end of 2016 CPEG’s funding ratio stood at 57.4%, while at the end of March it was estimated to be 58.1%.The pension fund gained an estimated 5.5% in 2016.Décor said that despite good management, CPEG was in a “fragile” situation, mainly due to the Swiss central bank’s introduction of negative interest rates in January 2016 and the lowering of the technical rate to 2.5% at the end of 2016.Swiss federal law requires public pension institutions to be funded up to 80% by 2052.Décor said it was the CPEG committee’s responsibility to consider lowering benefits if financing was not assured.The public authorities, meanwhile, said they were also exploring ways to shore up the fund.In early April, the Geneva cantonal government presented the parliament with a rough outline of a rescue plan for CPEG. This turned on three “cumulative axes”: injecting additional capital, cushioning the benefit reductions currently under discussion with a view to keeping benefits attractive, and moving to a defined contribution system.Addressing the parliament, the president of the cantonal cabinet, François Longchamp, said that in the eyes of the cabinet it was “essential” for the reform to succeed.The measures decided by CPEG’s committee still need to be approved by the fund’s supervisory authority and an approved expert.Read about Swiss pension reform in IPE’s May magazine. CPEG, the pension fund for the Swiss canton of Geneva, has unveiled a set of structural measures to improve its funding level that could have the effect of cutting future pension benefits by up to 15%.At a meeting last week, the committee responsible for managing the CHF12bn (€11bn) fund – which comprises employee, pensioner, and employer representatives – confirmed a plan to raise the age at which members can take a full pension from 64 to 65 as of 1 January 2018.The committee also decided to lower the target pension level. The pension fund said this measure would be accompanied by other technical measures of less importance, but the cumulative effect could be a lowering of pension benefits by up to 15% for active members.The pension fund committee did not to fix a date for cutting target pensions as it wanted to wait for a draft law on the future of the pension fund to be filed and debated. The cantonal government said it would present a draft law by the end of the spring this year.last_img read more

Housing Minister Angered by Criticism of Housing Revolution Programme

first_img Tweet Share Share 260 Views   one comment LifestyleLocalNewsPolitics Housing Minister Angered by Criticism of Housing Revolution Programme by: – June 24, 2020center_img Sharing is caring! Hon Housing Minister, Reginald AustrieHon Reginald Austrie, Dominica’s Housing Minister for 20 years, says he is angered by criticism of Government’s housing programme.Speaking at a ceremony where 122 economically-challenged families became homeowners, Hon Austrie said the Labour Party government was the first to undertake the task of rehousing Dominica’s less fortunate.“There were governments before this government and the housing conditions in this country were always bad,” he stated citing a report from a housing survey conducted around 1998-1999.“When we got into government, we met a report that 5,000 homes in Dominica were badly in need of repair…We were behind on our housing stock by 10,000 homes.”Minister Austrie emphasized, “It was this government who introduced the Ministry of Housing… This Government recognized that we had to do something about the housing situation.”He addressed the new homeowners with an impassioned account of the DLP Government’s mission to elevate the standard of living for thousands in Dominica.“I have been Housing Minister for 20 years so I can speak firsthand about what I had to deal with. We had people living on dirt floors, people whose houses were covered with trash, people whose houses were made of codfish boxes, people who had 5-7 children in a one-bedroom house, people with no washrooms, no toilets, no water…”Minister Austrie continued, “This is what the Dominica Labour Party met when it came into government. This is what moved this government to institute the Housing Revolution to begin the process…and put some pride and dignity in the lives of the people of this country.”Aside from building homes and renovating homes at no cost to those who could not afford decent housing, interventions also included the Squatter Regularization Programme, reductions in the cost of saleable State land and concessionary financing at the AID Bank and the Government Housing Loans Board for those who could qualify for loans.The DLP Government embarked on the Housing Revolution Programme in 2007 with support from the Venezuelan government through the ALBA agreement established by the now-deceased Hugo Chavez.                                                   Hillsborough Garden, St JosephThe first to be rehoused were the terminally ill, those on public assistance, persons with disabilities, the elderly, single female headed households, and those displaced by fire and disaster.“So when I hear people criticizing this policy, it really turns me off and gets me very, very angry,” Hon Austrie effused. Sharelast_img read more

Calatrava local hacked to death

first_imgBACOLOD City – A birthday drinking spree has turned fatal for a man inBarangay Laga-an, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. It was not immediately established what triggered the altercation. Police identified the suspect as 26-year-old resident Jerwin Patajo,the report added. According to police investigators, Casilao and Patajo were having adrinking spree when a heated argument ensued between them around 2 a.m. on Feb.1. They had a fist fight.  The 39-year-old resident Renato Casilao died of hack wounds on thebody, a police report showed. This prompted Patajo to hack Casilao using a bolo, police said. Patajo was detained in the lockup cell of the Calatrava municipalpolice station, facing charges./PNlast_img read more

Roundabout paving planned in North Vernon area

first_imgNorthVernon, In. — Indiana Department of Transportation’s contractor is planning paving operations later this week at the roundabout construction site two miles west of North Vernon where U.S. Highway 50 intersects with Walnut Street and C.R. 400W. This should normalize traffic flow at the oval junction.Operations are weather dependent.Striping and other construction activities will be done under traffic with flaggers directing motorists around work crewsMilestone is the state’s contractor for this $1.9 million intersection improvement project.The new U.S. 50 roundabout is a single-lane configuration measuring 166 feet in diameter.  The roundabout’s 16-foot-wide lane encircles a center hub designed to accommodate semi-trailers on a 14-foot truck apron.last_img read more

Switzerland captain Gokhan Inler in no rush to leave Leicester

first_img Press Association Reports suggested Inler would look for a loan move in January but that is not set in stone and it is understood the player is relaxed about his situation and appreciates boss Claudio Ranieri’s position. Inler’s situation is likely to be assessed as the season pans out and the 31-year-old, who signed a three-year deal in the summer, remains committed to the Foxes. Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante have kept Inler on the bench with Leicester third in the Barclays Premier League. He signed as a replacement for Esteban Cambiasso but his last league appearance came in the 2-2 draw at Stoke in September. Switzerland qualified for Euro 2016 behind England in Group E and Inler scored in their 7-0 win over San Marino in October which booked their place in France. Leicester go to Newcastle on Saturday and will go top with victory, if Arsenal drop points at West Brom, ahead of Manchester City’s late game with Liverpool. Gokhan Inler is happy at Leicester and is in no rush to leave the King Power Stadium.center_img Press Association Sport understands the Switzerland skipper is prepared to fight for his place at the Foxes but recognises he needs to play ahead of Euro 2016. The midfielder joined the Foxes from Napoli in the summer but has made just two league starts for the in-form side. last_img read more