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David Sebberson combines landscape

In “Glimpsed Space; Forgotten Place,” David Sebberson looks at the Great Plains through a minimalist lens, adding geometric abstraction and concise simple forms to Plains landscape.He does so in paintings and sculpture that have clear antecedents in the work of Agnes Martin and Robert Ryman, Anne Truitt, and, whether or not Sebberson is familiar with his paintings, Keith Jacobshagen.

A native of Oakland, Sebberson worked at the World Bank in the 1980s before becoming an English professor at Minnesota’s St. Cloud State. Having painted as a young man, Sebberson began formally studying art in 1997 and is now the chair of the St. Cloud State art department.“Glimpsed Space; Forgotten Place” uses the Great Plains, where Sebberson grew up, as its subject matter and intends to be reflection in the fading away of the region. But the drama and innovation in the work enlivens the Plains views, conferring vitality on the wide-open spaces.

The influence of Ryman and particularly Martin is found in Sebberson’s use of all-white planes in some paintings and the lined white elements of the sculptural pieces. (Most of the pieces in the exhibition have titles that begin with “A History of the Plains” and then Roman numerals. To eliminate repetition, the introductory portions of the titles will be omitted here).

Martin’s influence can be seen on “Community,” a four-part wall sculpture made up of white planes that angle out and are connected to the wall by a narrow vertical landscape dominated by sky with a very low horizon. That has been Jacobshagen’s view of the Plains for decades and it continues through Sebberson’s incorporation of landscape in his minimalist/abstract works.In “Displacement 1 & 2” and “Displacement 3 & 4,” Sebberson inserts strips of landscape into black and white geometric abstractions. In “Passages,” a pair of white planes ala “Community” are aligned with the landscapes facing, creating the title’s illusion of a passage.These beautiful crystal mosaic are perfect for kitchen, bath, backsplash, pool, and spa.

With “Extensive Landscape with Two Structures and a Tower,” Sebberson uses two white planes to allude to buildings and places a Jacobshagen-esque tiny vertical mark on the horizon line to suggest the tower.

The lined white motif is also found on the four columnar wood sculptures that Sebberson titles “Stele,” a title that makes the pieces takeoffs on ancient commemorative slabs. The structures, however, are directly from Truitt, who developed the painted wooden column as the key element in her oeuvre in the 1960s.Unlike Truitt whose columns were very subtly painted, often in one dominant color with just a small line of other colors near the top, Sebberson applies his landscapes to the sides of the column — the darkness of the ground at the bottom, a horizon about a third of the way up, then the sky.

As the numbers on the “Steles” go higher, the white lined and planed areas cover ever more of the space until, on No. 4, the white dominates the piece.But it is a little painting that reveals the referent of the white lined areas. An all-white work, “Far and Away” is a tightly rendered depiction of the corner of a farmhouse,Removable double sided tapes include both film and foam coated on at least one side with a removable adhesive. the horizontal white lines creating the old structure’s siding.

The final elements of “Glimpsed Space; Forgotten Place” are even smaller — multiple series of black and white landscapes made from graphite and marble paste on canvases that are about 3.5 by 5 inches.With “Horizon Project,” Sebberson links 26 of the blocks to create a long singular piece. Nine others in the “Intimate Intensity” series are on the flanking walls. Again, Jacobshagen came to mind in viewing the small works — although its not likely that Sebberson saw Jacobshagen’s 2011 series “A Golden Year,” and the black-and-white pieces are very loose rather than tightly crafted.

Smartly presented in the Great Plains Art Museum’s main gallery, “Glimpsed Space, Forgotten Place” is immediately eye-catching, rewards ever closer viewing while putting the Plains in a new “modern art” perspective that sets it apart from almost every other show of Plains-based art I’ve seen.

It was an experience of life time to view the external structure and internal treasures of the magnificent Cologne Cathedral. A copy of the finials, same size as the two atop the Cathedral, could be seen just below the main square of the Cathedral.aodepu overspeed governors can cover a broad range of rated loads and speeds and can be applied both to machine roomless and traditional installations. Nearing the main entrance I was practically awestruck looking at the intricate designs and statues of different saints adorning the main entrance. The statue of Virgin Mary with Child Jesus could be seen placed prominently at the centre of the entrance as two metallic doors opened on two sides of the statue.

As we entered the Cathedrals, the deep naves with Gothic pointed arches presented a beautiful picture of the interior. The gigantic pillars with statues of saints supporting the upper structure of the enormously large Cathedral were just to be seen to be believed.

To the right side of the main entrance, there is an altar with the image of the Mother of Sorrows holding the body of Jesus after being taken from the Cross and surrounded by few disciples. A number of tourists were seen lighting cup-candles in front of the altar.

The stain glasses with a number of panels depicting various scenes from the life of Christ and the images of the apostles and saints, the three dimensional Stations of the Cross, the painting of the Assumption of Mother Mary, the old statue of St. Christopher and a number of statues and other artifacts are important attractions within the Cathedral.

One of the treasures of the cathedral is the High Altar,Gives a basic overview of Stone carving tools and demonstrates their use. which was installed in 1322.In 2009, aodepu successfully passed the ISO9001 Quality System certification and CE certification. It was constructed of black marble, with a solid slab 15 feet (4.6 m) long forming the top. The front and sides are overlaid with white marble niches into which are set figures, with the Coronation of the Virgin at the centre.

The most important work of art in the Cathedral is the Shrine of the Three Kings, commissioned by Philip von Heinsberg, archbishop of Cologne from 1167 to 1191 and created by Nicholas of Verdun. It is traditionally believed to hold the remains of the Three Wise Men, whose relics were acquired by Frederick Barbarossa following the conquest of Milan in 1164. The shrine was opened in 1864 and was found to contain bones and garments believed to have been of the Three Wise Men.

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The hottest trends in outdoor living

Whether its star-lit dining al fresco, summer Saturdays splashing around the pool or cocktails by a crackling fire, making the most of our outdoor spaces has become more popular and more possible than ever before. An impressive 94 percent of respondents to a recent survey of the American Society of Landscape Architects predicted outdoor living spaces kitchens and entertainment areas, especially would be popular choices in new homes and remodels for 2013.

People want to spend more time outside cooking, dining,Choose your favorite China Granite Countertops paintings from thousands of available designs. entertaining and relaxing, and they especially want those spaces to be low-maintenance and hassle-free. Fortunately, advances in everything from kitchen appliances to decking materials to high-tech spas are making it a breeze to expand interior spaces straight into the great outdoors.

Yesterdays squared off decks and little slab patios have given way to spaces that feel and function like all of the homes living spaces rooms without walls. “The three major components were seeing huge demand for,” says Elliot Kanarek, president of EMK Construction, “are the living room, dining room and full-featured kitchen.” These outdoor great rooms are most often covered, but not screened, here in the Triangle, and feature trim and finishes on a par with the homes interiors.

Solid surface counters are the top choice for outdoor kitchens, with granite leading the pack. But for outside, we install a matte finish granite, rather than the highly polished surface youll see inside, reports Kanarek. Its less likely to show the raindrop spots or pollen that are inevitable in an outdoor environment. Concrete is an up and coming trend for open air kitchen counters as well.Gives a basic overview of Stone carving tools and demonstrates their use. This poured and polished surface offers unique finish options,Shop for the largest selection of Granite tiles at everyday low prices. including embedding of LED lights for a starlight effect, and holds up beautifully to sun and rain.

Polymer board cabinets with UV inhibitors (HDPE, a material first developed for marine applications) come in a range of colors and are resistant to expansion, warping, fading and are stain-repelling and easy to clean. Stainless steel cabinet components are another hot choice for durability and minimum maintenance in outdoor kitchens. Even wood cabinets are a possibility, with tropical woods like teak, which are less susceptible to damage and wear from the elements.

And almost any appliance you find in even high-end kitchens is now being manufactured in an outdoor version, built to withstand the temperature extremes and humidity levels theyre likely to encounter there. Built-in gas grills just keep getting better, with new models offering the option of dual fuel wood or gas. Side burners, warming drawers, refrigerators, ice makers and even dishwashers are favorites for todays outdoor kitchens. Even self-contained pizza ovens are available and catching on for serious outdoor chefs.

Fit and finish are critical to creating outdoor spaces that feel like an extension of a homes interiors. Vaulted tongue-and-groove ceilings or even elaborate coffered ceiling treatments are in high demand. And again, advances in materials make these luxe finishes possible in the harsh out-of-door conditions. “Were using a lot of a product called Miratec,” says Kanarek. “They make trim boards that are very finished looking but are also very rot-resistant.” Improvements in exterior paints have made them far more durable and less prone to fading, which goes a long way in maintaining that polished interior look and feel, with less time spent keeping it that way.

Likewise, flooring for these new outdoor living spaces tends toward materials with exceptional durability as well as beauty. Flagstone and tile particularly the tougher porcelain tile are the surfaces of choice. “We are installing a great deal of a wood-grained porcelain tile that comes in planks,” says Kanarek. “This gives the outdoor room the elegant look of wood with the damage resistance of tile.”

Elegance, along with comfort, are key to the dining and entertaining zones of the outdoor great room. Fireplaces, ranging from smaller prefab units to full-blown masonry fireplaces, clad with brick or stone, are the go-to feature for giving this space the substance and serenity of a real room a place to spend real time in.

Entertainment systems are another vital component to creating the total outdoor habitat. A niche for mounting a flat screen TV is a must. Though there are televisions available that are specifically manufactured for outdoor use, EMK Constructions Kanarek reports that they are quite expensive, and high-definition TVs have become so reasonable; its more cost effective to just replace an indoor TV every few years. Wiring for high quality sound with multiple speakers, as well as Wi-Fi internet access are also indispensable for these living spaces.

Continuing the transition from indoors to out, decks, pools and spas have become more sophisticated. No longer just for backyard barbecues, the demand today is to create under-the-sun and stars environs that are resort like and, at the same time, as carefree as possible.

Composite wood decking material has been around awhile and is fast becoming the decking surface of choice. It resists splintering, warping and maintains its finished look longer and with less upkeep than pressure-treated wood decking. The latest versions of these boards are increasingly resistant to fading and more wood-like in appearance. Flagstone,What’s the difference between Marble tiles and Porcelain Tiles? tile, concrete pavers and stamped concrete are also popular decking choices, especially around pools and spas.

When it comes to the latest trends in pools, leisure is the name of the game, according to Tara Onthank of Rising Sun Pools & Spas. “For awhile, we saw an emphasis on fitness, with lap pools, but now people are looking for relaxation features like wading areas, sun ledges and beach entries.”

Onthank adds that free-form, more natural looking pools are in demand. And the pice de rsistance, when it comes to a truly relaxing resort-style pool, is the built-in waterfall or fountain. “Were seeing a real increase in people asking for rock-formation water features incorporated into their pool,” reports Onthank.

Hand-in-hand with the increasing desire for total-relaxation pools is a corresponding desire to spend as little time as possible taking care of them. Saline pools, in which a chlorine generator converts salt into chlorine, require much less attention than pools that use chlorine and are also considered more comfortable, as they are less harsh on the eyes and skin. “75 to 80 percent of our in-ground pools now are saline pools,” says Onthank. Automation of control systems is another time-saving feature in the forefront of both pools and spas today. Controlling everything from lighting to filtration by remote makes the whole experience easier.In 2009, aodepu successfully passed the ISO9001 Quality System certification and CE certification.

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WildFlour Bakery & Caf

THE stars are aligned in my favor. Ever since I was diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten-free foods have become the hottest trend. Supermarket shelves are lined with pastas made from rice, quinoa and corn flours, restaurants have developed designated menu items,Gives a basic overview of Stone carving tools and demonstrates their use. and now WildFlour Bakery and Caf has opened in Lawrence, serving gluten-free crepes, sandwiches, pastries and breads. And most of the items are vegetarian.

Right on Main Street, WildFlour makes its home in a white colonial building with blue shutters that has been listed on the Register of Historic Places. There are concrete mosaic tables for dining outdoors on the crushed red stone patio under colorful umbrellas. Its surrounded by a wrought-iron fence with gold fleur de lis, and hydrangeas bloom under a tall magnolia tree. A blue ceramic pot is filled with rhubarb and cleome like the pairing of sweet and savory on the menu.

During the day it can get a bit noisy outside, but indoor options include an intimate upstairs room with an antique table, chairs and a sofa, to another room with a nice wooden table that seats 10. With sheer, white curtains and colorful artwork, the room feels like someones home.Downstairs, its more happening, with high, metal tables in another art-filled room. Theres a country kitchen feel to the place, with ceramics by local artists scattered throughout.

You place your order at the counter and it is brought to your table by extremely pleasant staff who seem rightly proud of what they do here. I saw a real need for freshly made, fabulous gluten-free foods right here in central New Jersey, says owner Marilyn Besner, who has worked at Princetons Whole Earth Center and trained at the Natural Gourmet and the French Culinary Institute.Bring the beauty of nature into your home and enhance your tile designs with natural stone tiles and Xiamen Shun Stone Granite slabs. Ms. Besner herself does not have a problem with eating gluten and perhaps that helps her set the high standard so that even gluten eaters enjoy her kitchens flavors.
We chose to eat outside on a crisp summer day, enjoying WildFlour signature beverages with savory crepes. The Green Smoothie, made from kale, cucumber, apple, avocado, date, banana, lime and almond milk, is as green as its name, and both looks and tastes like its good for you. After a while it separated, but a quick stir with the straw and it all came together.Shop for the largest selection of Granite tiles at everyday low prices.

WildFlour Breeze, made from ginger, lime, pineapple and coconut and sweetened with agave, tastes like a not-too-sweet pina colada spiked with ginger. It was my favorite of the two beverages, though possibly not as good for you. Both drinks come in canning jar-type glasses with handles.

Savory crepes can be made with either buckwheat or rice and lentil flour. We chose the latter for our savory course. The potato, onion and spinach crepe was filled with chunks of country style potato and spinach, brought to life with a piquant cilantro-mint chutney.

The roasted eggplant, tomato and feta crepe had a rich and earthy flavor my dining companion compared it to a vegetarian lasagna, but to me it was more like a ratatouille. Both crepes were circles folded over the filling on three sides, and served with salads composed of Romaine,What’s the difference between Marble tiles and Porcelain Tiles? arugula, carrot strands, almonds, grape tomatoes and fennel, lightly dressed.

My favorite of the savory crepes is the sauted greens with caramelized onions and goat cheese, served with a red pepper muhammara.The portions are on the large size for me, just right for the spouse who Hoovered up the remains on my plate.I asked him, a gluten eater, if he were blindfolded and brought here to eat crepes, would he know they lacked gluten? He would not. He would come again to eat here because the food is so good.

Theres no way you can leave WildFlour without dessert, and we ordered the Nutella-and-bent-spoon-ice-cream buckwheat crepe. We chose Turkish coffee as the ice cream flavor, and its cardamom flavor resonated throughout the dish. The crepe is delicate a difficult achievement with gluten-free flours and was sprinkled with powdered sugar. I could have died and gone to heaven there,In 2009, aodepu successfully passed the ISO9001 Quality System certification and CE certification. but the spouse reminded me I hadnt yet dug through to the Nutella heavenly flavor gets even better.

A variety of Harney & Sons teas are available, but the dark Colombian drip smelled so good, even to a non-coffee drinker. With a deeply roasted flavor, it was perfect for dunking the gluten-free biscotti, filled with hazelnuts and chocolate. A macaroon was chewy.

For the road I bought a baguette and pumpernickel round. Its so hard to find a gluten-free bread that tastes like more than cardboard, but WildFlour offers a new reason to eat bread again. Both baguette and pumpernickel were flavorful even without butter, although butter on the pumpernickel was a definite enhancement. And what a great thrill to sop up the remains of my plate with a crusty baguette. With summers burst of tomatoes, I plan to make a panzanella salad with toasted disks of the baguette.

The Three Stooges, Comedy Capers, Laurel and Hardy had nothing on these guys for the attending audience as they ripped the joint apart with their humour and had everyone laughing away to kingdom come!

The TD Mosaics International Hilarious Comedy Night of 2013 started off with the Mosaic executive team introducing themselves with one of them Gustavo (a Latino by origin), and dressed casually in a shirt and pants, cracking everybody up by introducing all the three comedians with a typical Latino flair saying yes, I know all of you were expecting me to show up wearing a sombrero and (he waited for about 15 seconds before continuing) nothing else! He had to wait for the laughter to die down before he could continue! What a start to a hilarious evening!

Ali Hassan came on first as host and recounted events from his everyday life that had everyone in splits! He then introduced Nitin Mirani, who made everyone laugh their assets off by imitating people of Chinese, Filipino, English and Canadian origin. Then he hit upon his own kind, Sindhis! It was a no holds barred evening of poking fun at everybody!

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The illegal alien murderer of Vanessa Pham

With the feds granting blanket amnesty waivers by administrative fiat and refusing to fix the deportation abyss, coupled with brazen “don’t ask, don’t tell” sanctuary policies by local officials, Blanco-Garcia managed to escape detention and deportation for more than a decade. In December 2012, the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force finally caught up with Blanco-Garcia. They detained him after determining “that he was in violation of U.S. immigration law.”

But it was too late for 19-year-old college freshman Vanessa Pham. In July 2010, the bubbly art student’s decision to be a Good Samaritan to open-borders beneficiary Blanco-Garcia cost her life. After getting her nails done at a Fairfax Plaza salon, she encountered the illegal alien and his infant daughter in the parking lot. Blanco-Garcia was strung out on $400 worth of PCP.

According to prosecutors, he asked Pham to take him to the hospital. She let the man and his baby into her car. When Pham took a wrong turn, Blanco-Garcia turned on her — stabbing her more than a dozen times with a knife he was carrying. She veered into a ditch; he coldly wiped her blood off of his hands with a baby wipe and clambered out of the sunroof with the child.

Cops found the blade of the murder weapon, with the killer’s DNA, under Pham’s seat. But for nearly three years, her friends and family agonized as the DNA remained unidentified and the case unsolved. The investigative break? Illegal alien Blanco-Garcia continued his criminal havoc — surprise, surprise — and attempted to steal several bottles of champagne from a local grocery store.A China Stone Carving concept that would double as a quick charge station for gadgets. He was convicted of larceny in April 2012. By December, law enforcement had tied his fingerprints to Pham’s murder. Blanco-Garcia’s trial begins next week.

True to form, the whitewash media have ignored Blanco-Garcia’s immigration status and the public policy implications of our government’s systemic, bipartisan refusal to enforce the laws already on the books. The Washington Post (which employed illegal alien reporter turned amnesty activist Jose Antonio Vargas for years and glorified the amnesty mob marches in 2006 and 2007) conveniently failed to mention Blanco-Garcia’s illegal alien status. Some crimes are more equal than others.

According to immigration activists pushing to grant Guatemala “temporary protected status” — a de facto amnesty program run by the Department of Homeland Security that confers permanent residency,What’s the difference between Marble tiles and Porcelain Tiles? taxpayer subsidies and preferential employment treatment to line-jumpers, border-crossers and visa overstayers — there are approximately 1.7 million Guatemalans in the U.S. A whopping 60 percent of them, like Blanco-Garcia, are here illegally.

That’s on top of the jaw-dropping backlog of 500,000-plus fugitive deportees who had their day in immigration court, were ordered to leave the country and then were released and absconded into the ether.

And that’s on top of 1 million-plus visa holders whom the feds have lost track of because Congress never bothered to fulfill its legislative mandate to create a functioning entry-exit system — something Washington has promised to do six times over the past 17 years.

The horrific murder of Vanessa Pham was 100 percent preventable.Gives a basic overview of Stone carving tools and demonstrates their use. Blanco-Garcia never should have been here in the first place. After each encounter with law enforcement, he should have been detained, deported and kept out. For good.

I repeat: We spend billions of dollars on homeland security, but our government can’t even track and deport repeat convicted criminal aliens. These are not the well-meaning “newcomers” who just want to “pursue economic opportunities” by “doing the jobs no one else will do.” These are foreign-born thugs, druggies, sex offenders, murderers and repeat drunk drivers who are destroying the American Dream.

A Durban company, which rakes in millions each year from its contract to run the citys parking meter system, faces liquidation over a R26 million claim for rental fees.

Joburg-based company EOH Security and Technologies has brought an application in the Durban High Court to have Emtateni Logistics, which lists Durban businessman Sifiso Zulu as a former director, liquidated.Alternatively, the company is asking for an order placing Emtateni in provisional liquidation or ordering it to pay the R26m it owes plus interest.

Payne said that in 2006 the company entered into a contract with Emtateni, which was represented by Zulu at the time, for the rental of security equipment, including pay-and-display machines and an information management system.He said in 2007 there had been a second rental agreement for the lease of other equipment.He added that the basis of the agreements was that Emtateni had been given the contract for the municipalitys parking meter system and this had been its sole source of income since 2007.

Payne said Emtateni was so far in arrears that it was still trying to catch up on October 2010 installments.Emtateni has made deficit payments for more than a year now and it is clear that it will not and cannot pay the monthly dues. Its clear that its main source of income will diminish when the contract (with the municipality) ends.

The companys attorney had sent a letter of demand and follow-up correspondence since April to Emtateni, but no payments had been made, Payne said.Investigations had revealed that Emtateni had no immovable or substantial movable assets to satisfy the debt and a request for financial statements from the company had also come to naught,Shop for the largest selection of Granite tiles at everyday low prices. he said.

Payne claimed there was a tangled web of businesses that Emtatenis current directors – Chris Naidoo,In 2009, aodepu successfully passed the ISO9001 Quality System certification and CE certification. Ricky Pillay and Pakkiri Pillay – were involved in which warranted further investigation.Some of the directors other businesses operated from the same business address as Emtateni, he said.

This is clearly not a coincidence and it is my submission that all of these entities are intertwined and Emtateni has a finger in each pie.

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