Burger King’s Cornmarket Street branch is not the first business in Oxford’s restaurant industry to remain closed after being forced to shut following the lockdown in March. Earlier this month, the Bicycle Shed Pub in Summertown announced it would remain closed due to being unable to sustain business in the current climate. Burger King will shut down its store on Cornmarket Street, the Oxford Mail reported on Wednesday. A property agent for the fast food chain said Jesus College, the landlord, had refused to extend the short lease on the building. AG&G Director Richard Negus said the property surveyors had “tried to negotiate” with Jesus, but that the college would not compromise on the rent charged. The company “wanted to reach an agreement to secure the lease and make provision to keep it open as and when coronavirus finished, but couldn’t get an agreement… so it has been put on the market.” The failed rent negotiations have prompted criticism from trade and business associations. Graham Jones, a spokesperson for the trade association OX said that Jesus College “looks like it’s trying to kill the business and has other uses lined up”. The Oxford Mail has published an editorial comment, arguing that “the college, as a charitable institution, is duty bound to maximise its revenues. That however, can not come at the cost of the city’s vitality.” Colleges and churches “may appear quaint and old fashioned, but beyond their ivy-clad quads and calm cloisters, they are hugely wealthy landowners and, in some cases, ruthless landlords.” Image Credit to Grue/ Wikimedia Commons Jones added that if landowners want business in Oxford to flourish, they would have to accept lower rent income based on lower rent income for a while. Jesus College has been contacted for comment.
“I really didn’t understand what fame was and I didn’t understand what being in a giant hit was, and I didn’t understand what a giant hit Titanic was compared to other giant hits,” he said at the time. “There was no rule book. There was nobody to navigate me through the experience of being watched all the time and nobody to tell me how to be normal when everybody is acting and looking at me differently.”The Django Unchained actor added, “Look, if you’re not careful about it, it can develop into a social anxiety. It’s like, what’s going to happen, what photographer is going to jump out where, what kind of thing am I being set up for? You try to talk yourself out of it, but you’re never used to it.”Since 2017, the Aviator star has been dating actress Camila Morrone. An insider told Us Weekly in 2018 that the duo are “very in love and serious” and that the couple have “talked about getting engaged.”- Advertisement – The Revenant actor has utilized very unique methods to hide from the paparazzi while in public through the years. When he attended a Los Angeles Lakers game in 2019, he opted to wear black sunglasses beneath a blue Los Angeles Dodgers hat while indoors. A decade earlier, the acclaimed actor ducked down in a London taxicab while covering most of his face with a black hoodie.DiCaprio has not shied away from sharing the downsides of fame. In an Esquire profile in 2016, the Wolf of Wall Street star opened up about gaining recognition early in his career.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Scroll through the photos below to see all of the times DiCaprio tried to hide in plain sight — and failed miserably. It can’t be easy being one of the most famous faces on the planet. Leonardo DiCaprio’s A-list status has naturally caused him to want to keep to himself — but he’s not always successful.Someone of DiCaprio’s prestige, a sought-after movie star with seven Academy Award nominations and one win under his belt, is understandably a person of public interest. His romantic relationships, friendships and beyond have garnered an abundance of headlines, but he’s less than interested in having his entire life up for public display.- Advertisement –
Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production company Tap Oil has agreed to sell an interest in a permit off W. Australia to a private E&P company.Tap Oil said on Wednesday it was going to sell its 20 percent interest in permit WA-8-L as a part of its strategy to realize value from its non-core asset portfolio. The company added that the asset would be sold for a cash consideration of $800,000.The permit WA-8-L is a production license that covers an area of 161 square kilometers over two graticular blocks and is located in the north-eastern part of the Dampier Sub-basin of the Northern Carnarvon Basin.The license contains the Talisman and Amulet oil fields. The Amulet field lies approximately 30 kilometers south of the Santos-operated Finucane South and Fletcher oil field FPSO unit.The permit was awarded in 1988 for 21 years during which time the Talisman field has been developed. The Talisman field was abandoned in 1992, since then there has been no further production in the permit. The Amulet oil field was discovered within the permit in May 2006 with the drilling of three Amulet wells.Tap Oil said that the sale was conditional on NOPTA approving the transfer of the asset to the purchaser and the purchaser complying with any requirement of the operating agreement, and any other regulatory requirement.If these conditions are not satisfied by the purchaser within 90 days, the agreement will lapse.
Versailles, In. — Timmy Wayne Bowman, 49, of Holton, will be sentenced April 20 after being convicted for his role in a police-related shooting in October of 2016. A jury convicted Bowman of attempted murder and pointing a firearm after a seven-day jury trial that included 16 witnesses and 120 pieces of evidence. Indiana State Police detective Tracy Rolhfing led the investigation.Court documents indicate police were called to the Ripley County residence of Bowman on a report that he struck his wife in front of his daughter. When officers from the state police, Ripley County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana Excise Police arrived Bowman barricaded himself in the home.During the ensuing standoff , owman fired at police at least twice. When police returned fire he retreated inside the home where remained for several hours. During negotiations to get the suspect out of the home, police heard several gunshots. Eventually, police got Bowman out of the home and transported him to an area hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.Prosecuting Attorney, Ric Hertel, who tried the case for the State believes this trial was significant for law enforcement not just in Ripley County but throughout southeast Indiana and beyond in that the jurors found that Bowman had ‘specific intent’ to kill those police officers who responded that day to the 911 call. Hertel went on to comment that the emotional testimony from the officers involved was compelling to the 12 jurors. Bowman faces 20-40 years on the Attempted Murder, a level 1 felony and up to 1 year on Pointing a Firearm. Sentencing is set for April 20th.
West Region (Dani Congdon/SN Illustrations) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/e2/7e/bill-west-bracket-picks-031719-sn-ftr_2d8o2o7meljl1mlyxlwwi66kw.jpg?t=-1906021999&w=500&quality=80 In last year’s NCAA Tournament bracket picks, I left a section of March Madness tips in the bottom with this gem:”I always take all the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds to win in the first round. If I miss, then I have a story to tell.” (Dani Congdon/SN Illustrations) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/57/8/bill-east-bracket-picks-031719-sn-ftr_11yhr4ktkm9j414tdq0uklvr8h.jpg?t=-1905967431&w=500&quality=80 (Dani Congdon/SN Illustrations) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/e4/d8/bill-midwest-bracket-picks-031719-sn-ftr_1bqolyhjv5otb1eqghcsladjmh.jpg?t=-1905817431&w=500&quality=80 (Dani Congdon/SN Illustrations) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/9e/52/bill-final-four-picks-031719-sn-ftr_13hraxukh2a481wh2jbm70wrbt.jpg?t=-1905751303&w=500&quality=80 Midwest Region South Region (Dani Congdon/SN Illustrations) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/43/8d/bill-south-bracket-picks-031719-sn-ftr_1aq8uojubp6pdzovfngd2g51q.jpg?t=-1905888791&w=500&quality=80 … And the agony of defeat: Sporting News staff recalls their most heartbreaking memories from the NCAA Tournament. Get your tissues ready.Top 80 upsets in March Madness history: It’s not March Madness until there’s an upset. Ranking the best we ever saw.Best buzzer-beaters in NCAA Tournament history: The defining shots of the NCAA Tournament, and the reason it’s dubbed “March Madness.” About that …SN’s MARCH MADNESS HQPrintable bracket | Predictor tool | Best bracket names | TicketsLast year was the first time I filled out an “expert bracket” for Sporting News, and I learned the most valuable lesson of all: Get the national champion right. You can guess where this is going.I picked Virginia to win the NCAA Tournament — and the Cavs promptly became the first No. 1 seed ever to lose to a No. 16 seed, when UMBC pulled that first-round shocker last year. That’s the difference between doing this for the first time and, say, somebody who’s covering their 31st Final Four this season, like our own Mike DeCourcy. Mike picked Villanova to beat Michigan last year because he knows what he’s doing.My bracket was a disaster. I also pointed out “five games that will determine your bracket.” The problem with that was none of those five games materialized because of early-round upsets. This is a lot more difficult than football, where the end game is picking the winner of Alabama and Clemson every year.MORE BRACKET TIPS: Play the odds when picking Final Four, national champsI didn’t even get that right last year.That just reinforces the lesson: I had Villanova in the championship game last year but didn’t pick the Wildcats to win it all. I wouldn’t have remembered picking Virginia to lose the championship game. If you want to win your bracket, then you must get the national champion right. It’s as simple as that.It’s beyond embarrassing when you miss like that, but I wore that for a year, and I now have that story to tell. So, let’s try this again: One of three ACC teams will win the national championship this year. It comes down to a choice among Duke, North Carolina and Virginia.I could pick North Carolina. It swept the Blue Devils in the regular season and nearly pulled off the three-sweep (with Zion Williamson in Duke’s lineup, mind you) in the ACC Tournament. The Heels have a trio that can carry them to another one with Cameron Johnson, Luke Maye and Coby White.MORE: Using KenPom to predict NCAA bracket upsets, Final FourI could pick Virginia, too. That would be the best story, to bounce back from losing to No. 16 last year to get back to the Final Four for the first time since 1984. Plus, it would give me another story to tell next year.But, I’m going to go with Duke and the bump that comes with the return of Zion. That’s the thing I missed last year: You see, the Cavaliers lost De’Andre Hunter before the tournament last year and I disregarded the impact. I won’t ignore what Williamson can do with the most talented team in the country.It’s a riskier pick than it seems — it always is with freshmen. But I’m going to trust the Blue Devils to win it all. At a minimum, I’m trusting them to get out of the first round.If not, then I’ll have an even better story to tell.SN’s BRACKET GUIDES: SOUTH | EAST | WEST | MIDWESTNCAA Tournament bracket picksEast Region Final Four March Madness features from Sporting News”40 Minutes of Hell” to Hog Heaven: Nolan Richardson’s 1993-94 Arkansas team will go down as one of the most fun SEC title-winning teams of all time. It was something he built, one minute at a time.A barrier-breaking title: The 1961-62 Cincinnati Bearcats made history when they started four black players in their NCAA title game win over Ohio State. We remember the importance of that groundbreaking win.An Oral History of Steph Curry’s 2008 Breakout: In 2008, a little-known, baby-faced guard from Davidson completely took over the NCAA Tournament.Upset City: Reliving the wildest opening venue in NCAA Tournament history.The Fagan Jinx: They’re not just upset “alerts” when Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan is in attendance. Recapping the many improbable upsets Fagan has been on hand to witness. DeCourcy’s best of 30 years: Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy ranks the best games he has witnessed from 30 years’ worth of NCAA Tournament coverage. The thrill of victory …: Sporting News staff recall their favorite memories of the NCAA Tournament.