Month: July 2019

WITH four of their more experienced members in the

first_imgWITH four of their more experienced members in the First Team squad this evening it was always going to be a young and inexperienced side that took on the Rhinos in tonight’s curtain raiser, writes Graham Henthorne.Indeed Chris Worrall made his debut off the bench whilst Morgan Knowles made his full and Langtree debut starting today’s game at loose forward after impressing off the bench last week at Wakefield.The Saints were in the game until the dying minutes and had a right to feel hard done to as the game turned on two contentious try scoring issues – Leeds winning 30-20.The Saints started brightly going ten points clear with two quick fire tries in the opening 15 minutes.Firstly, Lewis Galbraith stole the ball one on one from his opposite number on the Saints 40. He ran cross field before feeding on to Danny Richardson. He took it on, put Matty Fleming through with a delightful short ball and then watched the centre draw the full back before feeding his winger Dave Eccleston to go the final 20 for the score.From the kick off a good set, kick down field and great chase was rewarded with possession after a big hit from Knowles forced the knock on. Dave Hewitt picked up the pieces scoring to the left of the posts.That’s the time when experienced sides settle things and do the basics right. Unfortunately, with knock on from the kick off this Saints team invited the Rhinos straight back into it, and they’re too good a team to say no.Sustained pressure forced a knock on from the Saints but as the ball was moved left there was a suspicion of obstruction as the Rhinos opened their account.One of the Academy’s most improved players this season, Ross McCauley, made a break on the visitors 20 but his support got to him too late and the chance was lost.The Saints hung on to their lead until a minute before the break when a poor last tackle kick went out on the full and four tackles later the Rhinos took the lead.With Aaron Smith ruled out at half time with a jaw injury and Lewis Charnock withdrawn to go on 18th man duty for the First Team it was his deputy Dan Abram who dropped the high bomb to give the Rhinos an easy try to start the second period.And when they scored again collecting a neat chip over the line on the last it looked like the game could be going away from the Saints.But they dug deep and took the game to the visitors. Quick hands from Abram put Fleming away down the right wing and his overhead pass found Eccleston inside and the winger went in at the sticks to give Hewitt an easy conversion to put the Saints back in it.Then came the second contentious issue as big McAuley looked nailed on to score under the sticks as he slammed the ball down over the line. But the referee ruled he had been held up and the chance was gone.Undaunted the Saints continued to pile the pressure on to the visibly wilting Rhinos and on the third repeat set were rewarded with their fourth try of the night.McCauley went close again and from the play the ball it was spread right where Knowles crashed through the line for a deserved try. Crucially Hewitt missed the goal but the Saints were back within one score.The Saints had the Rhinos pinned in their own 20 only for an overenthusiastic Richardson to give away a penalty when another repeat set could have seen them crack.That was all the encouragement they needed as they worked their way downfield, forced the error and then punished the tiring Saints with the winning try two minutes from time.Knowles, McCauley, Phil Atherton and Olly Davies were good for the Saints for whom a tad more direction would have seen the unbeaten record continue.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Dave Hewitt, David Eccleston 2, Morgan Knowles.Goals: Lewis Charnock, Dave Hewitt.Leeds:Tries: Ben White, Robbie Ward, Josh Walters, Brad England, Ben Frankland.Goals: Jordan Lilley 5.Half Time: 10-12Full Time: 20-30Teams:Saints:1. Lewis Charnock; 2. David Eccleston, 4. Matty Fleming, 3. Jake Spedding, 5. Lewis Galbraith; 6. Danny Richardson, 7. Dave Hewitt; 8. Phil Atherton, 9. Matty Fozard, 10. Joe Ryan, 11. Liam Cooper, 12. Olly Davies, 13. Morgan Knowles. Subs: 14. Aaron Smith, 16. Chris Worrall, 17. Ross McCauley, 18. Dan Abram.Leeds:1. Ashton Golding; 2. Billy McDermott, 3. Ash Handley, 4. Jordan Harper, 5. Tommy Brierley; 6. Ben White, 7. Jordan Lilley; 8. George Milton, 9. Robbie Ward, 10. Robbie Mulhern, 11. Josh Walters, 12. Brad England, 13. Elliot Minchella. Subs: 14. Ben Frankland, 15. Matty Stableford, 16. Nyle Flynn, 17. Dan Grange.last_img read more

JAMES Roby has been named in the England squad for

first_imgJAMES Roby has been named in the England squad for this autumn’s International Series against France and New Zealand.The 24-man includes 16 survivors from last year’s Four Nations in Australia and New Zealand.Steve McNamara has also selected seven uncapped players.Alex Walmsley misses out as he requires surgery in the offseason.England will be based throughout the tournament at the Football Association’s St George’s Park training facility in Burton-upon-Trent.England’s international schedule kicks off at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday October 24 (2.00pm) with a match against France.The three-game series against New Zealand starts at the KC Stadium, Hull on Sunday November 1 (5.00pm) moving on to The Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on Saturday November 7 (2.30pm). The series concludes at the DW Stadium, Wigan on Saturday November 14 (1.00pm).England squad for the 2015 International Series (professional club and community club shown):John Bateman, Wigan Warriors, Bradford Dudley HillJoe Burgess, Wigan Warriors, Ince Rose BridgeThomas Burgess, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury MoorMike Cooper, St George Illawarra Dragons, Latchford AlbionLeroy Cudjoe, Newsome Panthers, Huddersfield GiantsBen Currie, Warrington Wolves, Golborne ParksideLiam Farrell, Wigan Warriors, Wigan St PatricksBrett Ferres, Huddersfield Giants, Smawthorne PanthersLuke Gale, Castleford Tigers, Middleton MaraudersJames Graham, Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, BlackbrookRyan Hall, Leeds Rhinos, Oulton RaidersZak Hardaker, Leeds Rhinos, Featherstone LionsChris Hill, Warrington Wolves, New Spring LionsJosh Hodgson, Canberra Raiders, East HullJermaine McGillvary, Huddersfield Giants, Deighton JuniorsSean O’Loughlin (captain), Wigan Warriors, Wigan St PatricksJames Roby, St Helens, BlackbrookMatty Smith, Wigan Warriors, BlackbrookSam Tomkins, New Zealand Warriors, Wigan St PatricksKallum Watkins, Leeds Rhinos, Latchford AlbionBen Westwood, Warrington Wolves, Normanton KnightsElliot Whitehead, Catalans Dragons, West BowlingGareth Widdop, St George Illawarra Dragons, King CrossGeorge Williams, Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patrickslast_img read more

Their charge up the table was checked somewhat by

first_imgTheir charge up the table was checked somewhat by Hull FC on Friday but Justin Holbrook insists that his side just needs to move on and refocus on the trip to Headingley.“It was a disappointing game against Hull but we need to move on,” he said. “We were the poorer of the two sides but in saying that a 50 metre goal separated the teams.“We played well last time at Leeds but we didn’t get the win. We couldn’t get much to go our way in that game – we lost Matty Smith early and lost Jon Wilkin to a sinbin. We have to play well enough so that doesn’t come into play.“It will be a tough game for us with the event around the South Stand, but they are coming off a loss too. Their playing group will be hurting a fair deal.”On the injury front, Holbrook says Adam Swift will have a scan on a shoulder injury sustained in the first few minutes of the Reserves’ win over Wigan.Luke Douglas is also touch and go for the trip to Leeds.“Hopefully Adam’s injury isn’t too bad,” he added. “He has been out injured and then he comes back and hurts his shoulder. Luke trained earlier in the week so we will see how he gets on.“We have missed him. He does a lot of work that goes unnoticed in the middle and that stands out more when you have a tight game like Friday.“We will have to be on our game to beat Leeds. They are unpredictable; we just have to be ready to work hard.“If we do that then we will be ok.”Tickets for Friday’s game remain on sale from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

Club Community First Team Lottery Match Ticket

first_imgWhat’s On:Red Vee Cafe Bar – Opens at 5pm for you to enjoy a pre-match drink (or two).Turnstiles – Open at 6:15pm.Club Face Painters – These will be operating in the Hattons Solicitors Family Stand and the Totally Wicked North Stand from around 6:30pm … come along and get your face painted in Saints colours for free!Member Offers – We have two great offers for you – Any pie or hotdog & hot drink just £4. Any Pie & any alcoholic beverage just £6 and we also now have Nachos & Cheese available on selected kiosks! Just show your membership card at the kiosk to access the offers.NEW Carling Bar in the Totally Wicked North Stand – Fans in the North Stand can now join West Stand supporters in enjoying a 500ml Carling PETs from our new bottle bar in the concourse. Price is £4.Contactless Payment – Will be available in the Karalius, Popular Side, Marching Inn, and Murphy’s bars to speed up your service.The A-Star Saints Angels – Will be performing several new performances before the game and at half time.Bucket Collection – Dig deep and donate to Prostate Cancer UK.Half Time Entertainment – Mini-rugby matches will take place in the West area of the pitch. Our Cash Dash Saints Lottery will be drawn and we will have our Astar angels & Salford Cheerleaders performing.Sponsors:The Match is sponsored by Robinsons Brewery, the Match Ball sponsor is Marketing Liverpool whilst the Man of the Match will be selected by Curtis Sport.Team News and Match Preview:Both sides have named their 19-man squad for the match. Head Coach Justin Holbrook has previewed the clash here. Matty Costello has also admitted Saints have done their homework on today’s visitors.Tickets:Tickets for the game are available from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium or by calling 01744 455 052. There will be cash turnstiles on the Hattons Solicitors West, Totally Wicked North and East Stands. If you require a South Stand ticket then you need to head to the Ticket Office.Tickets are available online and then for collection until 5pm.All ticket collections should be made from the Ticket Collection Point located next to the Ticket Office.Saints Superstore:The Saints Superstore will be open until kick-off and for 45 minutes after the final whistle. Check out the brand-new 2019 Summer Trainingwear range now in-store. Programme:The programme, sponsored by Warrington Audi, is based on a retro design from a Saints vs Salford game from the 1986 season. Priced at £3, it features an exclusive interview with former Salford Red Devil, Theo Fages. Please note: Anyone caught throwing beer, or any other liquid, alongside smoke grenades or flares, risks being banned for a period of games, and/or having Memberships tickets rescinded.last_img read more

Gores Row murder suspect makes first court appearance

first_img US Marshals found him him Thomasville, NC.  Police say Blakely was shot and killed in the 100 block of Gores Row.His next court appearance is set for October 26. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The man charged in an April 18 murder in Wilmington had his first court appearance.Thursday, Anthony Darelle Stokes, 37, went before a judge in a New Hanover County courtroom.  The judge appointed him an attorney and set his bond at two million dollars secured.  Stokes is facing a second degree murder charge in the shooting death of  Vincent Lamont Blakely, 35.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Balanced Towson tops Seahawks

first_img The Seahawks are 4-11 and 1-2 after playing the first leg in a two-game swing to the Mid-Atlantic area. UNCW makes the 40-minute drive over to Newark, Del., to play Delaware’s Blue Hens on Sunday at 2 p.m.“They got some wide open looks early in the game and that got them started,” said C.B. McGrath, UNCW’s first-year head coach. “They’re obviously better shooters than they’ve shown. We played better defensively in the second half, but they were making step-back three’s. If someone wants to shoot step back three’s against us and make them, more power to them.“We just didn’t have our normal activity level in our zone that we’ve had in the last few games and that enabled them to get some open looks.”Related Article: Middle schoolers build weather stations at annual Girls in Technology summitSenior guard Jordon Talley of UNCW became the 24th player in the program’s history score 1,000 points when he drained a three-pointer from the right corner with 8:11 remaining in the first half.  The Richmond, Va., product wound up with 14 points and now has 1,009 points in 107 career appearances, including three regular season CAA championships and a pair of CAA Tournament crowns.Towson senior guard Mike Morsell led all players with 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting and was one of six Tigers in double digits. Sophomore guard Zane Martin and senior guard Brian Staff collected 12 points apiece, senior forward Eddie Keith, II, had 11 points and redshirt junior guard Jordan McNeil and sophomore forward Justin Gorham chipped in 10 each.Junior forward Devontae Cacok and redshirt sophomore guard Ty Taylor scored 15 points to anchor three players in double figures for UNCW. Cacok, the nation’s leading rebounder, also added 10 rebounds for his 11th double-double of the season and the 24th of his career. Talley rounded out UNCW’s double-digit scorers with his 14 points and also dished out five assists.Towson kept its home record clean at 5-0 by overtaking the Seahawks midway in the first half and holding off several runs by the two-time defending CAA champions.The Tigers carved out a 45-35 lead at intermission, but Talley connected on a pair of free throws and Taylor converted a steal and layup to close the gap to 51-46 with 16:28 remaining in the contest.But Towson outscored UNCW, 20-6, over the next six minutes to build a working margin, with McNeil providing a spark off the bench. McNeil scored eight of his 10 points in the stretch as the Tigers built their largest lead, 75-54 with eight minutes left to play.Towson shot 54 percent from the floor and sank 12-of-22 three-pointers. UNCW shot 44.6 percent, including 52.0 percent in the second half, and 7-of-18 from long distance.The Seahawks started off well on a frosty night and led 16-15 with 13:28 remaining in the first half when Taylor connected on the left elbow. Towson then took control.The Tigers grabbed the lead for good on a driving layup by Key on the next possession and Morsell added a triple on the right wing to give Towson a 20-16 edge with just over 12 minutes left in the opening frame. The Tigers came out hot and made eight of their first 10 field goal attempts on their home floor.UNCW still trailed, 31-25, when Talley keyed a mini-run that brought the Seahawks within a point. Talley sank a trifecta in the right corner to tighten the deficit to 31-28, surpassing the 1,000-point milestone, and Cacok added a hook shot on the right baseline to narrow the lead to 31-30 with 7:10 left.But Towson used an 8-0 rally in the last four minutes of the first half to take a 10-point cushion into the break. Morsell had five points in the spurt and finished the first half with 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting. UNCW, meanwhile, did not have a field goal in the final three minutes of the opening period.GAME NOTES: The Seahawks remained winless away from Trask Coliseum with a 0-9 mark in road/neutral contests…Towson is ranked 14th in this week’s Mid-Major poll…UNCW leads the all-time series by a 22-15 margin…The Seahawks have won six of the last eight vs the Tigers…Towson owns a 3-2 edge over UNCW at SECU Arena…UNCW is a combined 9-11 lifetime on the Tigers’ two courts…UNCW held Towson leading scorer Zane Martin eight points below his 20.5 ppg average…The two teams combined for 31 turnovers: UNCW (17), Towson (14)….The Tigers won the rebounding battle, 38-31…The Seahawks had 15 assists on 25 baskets…Towson had eight blocks…There were nine lead changes in the game. UNCW’s Ty Taylor drives to the basket in a game at Towson on Jan. 5, 2018. (Photo: John Brush/Towson Athletics) TOWSON, MD ( – Towson placed six men in double figures and shot 54 percent to push past visiting UNCW, 89-71, in the conference road debut for the Seahawks on Friday night at SECU Arena.The Tigers, picked to finish second in the Colonial Athletic Association’s preseason poll, snapped a four-game skid and moved to 11-5 overall and 1-2 in the CAA. Towson won the opening game in a three-game conference homestand for the Tigers.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Teacher of the Week Nicole Coley

first_img “They can do stuff on their own.  They are their own person.  They have a great personality,” she says, “you just need to get to know them.”Her favorite thing about her work is what she gets back from her students.  “They don’t see the bad and negative in the world,” she says, “it makes you happy to see their smiling faces.”As the WWAY Michael and Son Teacher of the Week she says she’s happy about the prize, but most of all “I love all these kids just like they’re my own.”Related Article: School districts still seeking bus driversIf you would like to nominate a special teacher in your life click here. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Nicole Coley is a Special Needs teacher at New Hanover High School who says her students are more like family.She can have students for up to 8 years and during that time she does everything from teach, to lift them from spot to spot, to feed, read to and take on outings.  Most of all she says you want to “make sure their needs are met and make sure they are happy.”- Advertisement – last_img read more

Oak Island celebrates completion of Veterans Park improvements

first_img The money for the upgrades came from a CAMA Public Beach and Waterfront grant along with a Coastal Recreation Fishing License grant.The town invited local veterans to be a part of the ribbon cutting for a park that honors them.“We didn’t have anything here on the island that did that, so we were wanting to bring something out to honor them,” town manager David Kelly said. “They need to have something on Oak Island to be able to show the honor and the privilege and the respect that the citizens have for them.”Related Article: After months of being closed, when will the Oak Island bridge reopen?It took about eight months to build Phase One of Veterans Park. A picnic shelter and memorial wall will be built as part of Phase Two, which is scheduled to begin in June and will take two or three months to complete. Oak Island mayor Cin Brochure cuts the ribbon on Veterans Park improvements with the help of local veterans (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY) OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — The Town of Oak Island had a big reason to celebrate Tuesday. The ribbon was cut for the new improvements to Veterans Park.Fishermen will be able to use a new pier to cast their lines. The community can also take advantage of a new boardwalk along the Intracoastal Waterway.- Advertisement – last_img read more

EPA chief CFPUA talk GenX at national summit

first_img The EPA hosted the summit to talk about emerging contaminants.EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt laid out a series of steps the agency plans to take.He says the EPA is working to set national contaminant levels for chemicals like GenX as well as what liability can be set under current statutes.Related Article: Short on solutions, long on blame in 2nd shutdown weekendHe adds the agency is also working to understand if these chemicals can be deemed hazardous.“We’re also going to take action in close collaboration with our federal and state partners to develop toxicity values for GenX and PFAS,” Pruittepa said. “That’s actually ongoing. I was in Cincinnati about a month ago, and the Cincinnati lab is leading that effort.”The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority also is presenting at this summit.The utility is discussing how it has handled and is handling treatment of emerging contaminants in the Cape Fear River. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is speaking about new standards and tests to under more about these new threats. (Photo: EPA) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — GenX in the Cape Fear is getting attention at a summit in the nation’s capitalThe head of Environment Protection Agency is speaking about new standards and tests to under more about these new threats.- Advertisement – last_img read more

New hearing date set for Columbus County sheriffs race

first_imgJody Greene and Lewis Hatcher (Photos: Columbus Co. Sheriff’s Office/WWAY) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The State Board of Elections has set a new hearing date to determine who should be sheriff in Columbus County.The hearing will now take place in Raleigh on March 25.- Advertisement – It was originally scheduled for this past Monday, but it was delayed to allow time for more evidence to be submitted.The SBOE will hear protests concerning Sheriff Jody Greene’s residency and voting issues in Tabor City.Green was sworn in back in December, but the race was never certified.Related Article: 6 file on first day of filing for election to succeed JonesFormer sheriff Lewis Hatcher filed a lawsuit. The two sides recently settled. They agreed Hatcher would drop his suit if Greene would not perform the day to day operations as sheriff while the matter is pending before the State Board of Elections.last_img read more

2019 Azalea Festival did not disappoint

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The 2019 Azalea Festival did not disappoint.Mother Nature tested us with heavy rain during the ribbon cutting, but she gave us a break for the parade and street fair.- Advertisement – Vendors look forward to these few days all year.“We have a lot of fun coming down here to the festival,”  Lesly Oliver, the owner of Grace Designed Jewelry in Kure Beach said. “We meet lots of new people. Lots of people who have bought from us at previous events always look for us here at the azalea festival. it’s a great kick start to the season.”It brings in businesses from all over the country, places like Arizona.Related Article: Queen Azalea brings sparkle and smiles to kids in hospital“We love the Azalea Festival. People love our rocks and we do really well here,” according to Trinette Ringley, who owns Cedar Canyon Studio in Sedona with her husband, Doug.“There’s a lot of attendees and a lot of high interest in the product,” Doug said.Your brick and mortar businesses aren’t being left out. Places like Pour Taproom, who don’t have booths at the street fair told us it’s still been a nice boost for business.“After the hurricane we went through a spell of nobody coming downtown,” Brian Ballard, Pour Taproom’s owner said. “Businesses suffered greatly whereas now it’s fantastic there’s people walking around downtown the parade was great it brought a lot of people back into Wilmington.”last_img read more

More than 3 million cubic yards of Florence debris converted into free

first_img It can serve many purposes, both commercial and recreational.Environmental Management Director Joe Suleyman said this project is one of the only good things to come from Florence.“This was a monumental effort as you can imagine,” Suleyman said. “When you’re collecting debris from 45,000 homes and some community properties that were effected as well, it’s a sight to behold.”Related Article: OverFlo campaign raises more than $120K for area charitiesYou can get some of the mulch for free. Just call New Hanover County Environmental Management. Their phone number is (910) 798-4400. NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Department of Environmental Management has turned nothing into something, and that something is pretty dirty, but in a great way.There was more than 3 million cubic yards of vegetative debris collected in the county after Hurricane Florence. It has been converted into acres and acres of mulch at the New Hanover County Landfill.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Updated Cancel Brexit petition most signed in petition websites history

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Updated 14.51The Petition calling for the UK Parliament to debate the revoking of the Article 50 legislation and cancel Brexit, has become the most signed online petition ever presented to Parliament, officials of the Petitions Committee say.While the petition had originally been started in late February, the petition has grown in popularity in the last week or so as the Prime Minister has struggled to get the support MPs to support her deal with the European Union.The #RevokeArt50Petition breaks the 4 million barrier! So proud to be part of the #ScottishSix who created this opportunity. Lets get it to 5 million! #Brexit #PutitothePeople— Joanna Cherry QC MP (@joannaccherry) March 23, 2019From Thursday, the petition had hit the 1 million signature mark and finally shooting up to 3 million during Friday afternoon. The petition now sits at 4.2 million signatures and growing. It is calculated that around 2,000 people were signing the petition every minute.By constituency, Bristol West, Hornsey, Brighton Green and Wood Green in London have the highest number of signatures.This petition is closely followed by a previous call in 2016 for a second EU referendum if the vote to Leave or Remain in the EU was registered as less than 60%. This petition had gained over 4.15 million signatures.The third place goes to a petition which was signed in order to stop the US President Donald Trump from making his official state visit to the UK. This had the support of 1.9 million people.Contrasting the support of the petition to revoke Article 50, is a pro-Brexit petition which has called for the UK to exit the EU without a deal by the original Brexit date of March 2019.‘We are wasting Billions of pounds of taxpayers money trying to negotiate in a short space of time. Leaving the EU in March 2019 will allow the UK good time to negotiate more efficiently. The EU will be more eager to accept a deal on our terms having lost a major partner.’ This had received around 460,000 signatures as of today.Something fishyThere have been some conspiracies surrounding the popularity of the petition with some suggesting that there could be being ‘hijacked by bots’ when it was found that a number of the signatures were from entities outside of the UK.The Petitions Committee had responded this claim saying that they could confirm that 96% of those signing the petition were indeed registered in the UK.In an explanation of the situation, they said that signatures from UK citizens overseas were still valid.Over 4.1 million sign petition to cancel BrexitThe Revoke Article 50 petition which is calling out to cancel Brexit, is set to break the record for most popular petition to date on Saturday as it has just surpassed the 4.1 million mark.The petition is stating “The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is the will of the people. We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now for remaining in the EU. A people’s vote may not happen, so vote now.”Petitions webpage experiencing technical difficultiesSince last Wednesday, the UK Government and Parliament petitions webpage needed to be restored a number of times due to the high influx of people using the site.Revoke Article 50 began trending on Twitter soon after the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May’s speech on Wednesday. Over 600,000 signed the petition by Thursday morning with number continuously increasing reaching over 4,000,000 signatures on Saturday morning. It is now very likely that it will take over from the 2016 petition calling for a second referendum should the winning vote and turnout not meet a certain threshold which is still the most popular petition to date with 4.2 million signatures.Celebrities and personalities declare their support Various celebrities and personalities ranging from politics, to academia and show business called on their followers to support the petition.Nicola Sturgeon is urging people to sign the petition if they are frustrated with the PM that “is just not listening”An issue as big and important as Brexit should not come down to petitions – that said, if you are frustrated that the PM is just not listening, you can sign here.— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) March 21, 2019whilst Professor Brian Cox, appeal sounds tinged with frustration following Theresa May’s speech on Wednesday.I’ve signed this petition to revoke A50 and deal with the consequences afterwards – referendum, election, whatever. I have no idea whether these things do any good but after May’s astonishingly irresponsible speech this evening I’ll give anything a go.— Brian Cox (@ProfBrianCox) March 20, 2019 “ I would still advocate remaining” – Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Meanwhile, Fabian Picardo, Gibraltar’s Chief minister believes that The UK and Gibraltar specifically are better off in the EU and that the Brexit referendum results is a product of people being mislead.He also said that Gibraltar has accepted the referendum results and is ready for any outcome. Picardo also said that history will show the good work done by Theresa May’s team who have produced “a withdrawal agreement that at least protects us with a transitional period.”WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

More than 2 million passengers passed through airport in winter

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint CustomsCustoms More than 2 million passengers passed through Malta International Airport (MIA) between November of 2018 till March of 2019. This registered a 5.9% growth when compared to the same months the year before.This increase in movement of passengers was observed in parallel with the 8.1% increase in airplane movement and an increase of 7.6% available spaces for flights. The seat load factor (SLF) for this season was registered at 76%.Malta International Airport stated that a better schedule for winter flights was a factor in attaining these results. Alan Borg, CEO of MIA, said that gaining these results was a success for the target of Malta becoming a tourist destination even in the winter season. Borg also thanked all the team of MIA.Which countries were the most popular?The statement describes how the top five markets for the airport, excluding Germany (-2.9%), registered growth. In the meantime, the United Kingdom and Italy both saw a small increase of 0.3% and 3.3% respectively. However, countries such as France and Spain contributed to a large percentage of the growth, both registering a growth of 14.7% and 63.1% respectively. More destinations which showed a large number of flights were Slovakia, Portugal, and Estonia. These results can be attributed to the fact that direct flights to Bratislava, Porto and Lisbon, and Tallinn were used for the first time last winter.March registered an increase in passenger movement of 1.3%. This low increase is principally due to the fact that there was an advantage last year as the Easter holidays were experienced in March.The airport is awaiting more productive workdays ahead, since the summer schedule is in the near future.WhatsApplast_img read more

First EP Plenary session for Alex Agius Saliba

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Commenting directly from Strasbourg, MEP, Alex Agius Saliba, said that he feels privileged to have a direct influence in shaping the future of Europe after his first EP Plenary session.He also said that the election of Social Democrat David-Maria Sassoli as EP President struck a “much-needed balance” at the top level of EU positions. According to Agius Saliba, we must now focus on finding the right solutions for the challenges that the EU is facing and forget political antagonism.The newly elected MEP added that the EU must work to deliver a more social and just system for its citizens, and that climate change, migration and sustainability should be priorities on the EU agenda.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

Eastern Libyan forces warplane makes emergency landing in Tunisia pilot held

first_img SharePrint A warplane belonging to eastern Libyan forces fighting the internationally recognized Tripoli government is seen after an emergency landing on a road in the southern Tunisian town of Beni Khadash on July 22, 2019. REUTERS/StringerA warplane belonging to eastern Libyan forces fighting the internationally recognized Tripoli government is seen after an emergency landing on a road in the southern Tunisian town of Beni Khadash on July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer A warplane belonging to eastern Libyan forces fighting the internationally recognised Tripoli government made an emergency landing in Tunisia on Monday and the pilot was detained, the self-declared eastern foreign ministry said.Negotiations with Tunisian authorities to secure the release of the pilot were under way, the ministry said in a statement.The plane landed on a road in the southern Tunisian town of Beni Khadash, Tunisia’s state news agency TAP said. Tunisia’s defence ministry said the pilot informed the authorities that he was forced to make the landing after his plane was damaged.Tunisia’s air force scrambled jets to intercept the L-39 but it landed first, a defence ministry statement said.Witnesses said the plane touched down on a road and was surrounded by civilian vehicles that stopped to watch.Libya has been splintered by violent turmoil since the 2011 fall of Muammar Gaddafi. The eastern Libyan National Army under Khalifa Haftar is trying to take Tripoli from forces allied to the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), but the LNA offensive has bogged down on the capital’s outskirts.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

New MTN Uganda Promo offers up to Shs 12 billion worth of

first_imgMTN’s New Data Centre in Mutundwe, Kampala Advertisement MTN Uganda CEO, Mazen Mroue (FILE PHOTO)MTN Uganda has launched a mega promotion to give back to its customers during the festive season in what will be dubbed ‘Y’ello Christmas’.Every new customer that joins the MTN network will be entered into draw and will stand a chance to win airtime worth UShs. 10,000 every month for a year. There will be a total of 250 winners every day with a total of 10,000 winners over the next forty days. A total of a whopping UShs. 1.2 billion worth of airtime is up for grabs.To join this promotion, any person who buys a new MTN sim card and registers will be eligible. Customers simply have to dial*188# once to enter. – Advertisement – The airtime shall be valid for calls and SMSs to MTN as well as data transactions. Airtime is valid for 30 days and any unused Airtime will expire if unused after one month.Winners will receive an sms from ‘MTN’ notifying them of their success and their initial Airtime will be credited instantly, and thereafter every month for the next 11 months.“At MTN Uganda we continue to look at ways to give back to our customers with relevant offers. As we enter the Christmas festive season, we would like to get Ugandans talking as they join the biggest family in the telecommunications market,” said MTN Chief Marketing Officer Ernst Fonternel.MTN Uganda continues to make major investments in infrastructure development to ensure that its customers have the best experience. Recently MTN Uganda launched a new data and switching centre at Mutundwe to support its growing customer base – this is on top of other regional switching centres in the East, West, North and Central regions of the country. The Mutundwe Switch currently serves 50% of the western region and will be grown to serve 50% of the entire network and population. Currently the equipment in Mutundwe parents 60 Base Transceiver Stations (BTSs) and will be grown to serve 543 out of a total of 1085 BTSs. In 2013, there are plans to install and commission an earth station at Mutundwe providing additional resilience for international traffic.“This investment is aimed at providing our customers with the best possible user experience across the Country. To be part of this exciting ‘Yello Christmas’ promo, all that a customer needs to do is connect, dial *188# and get a chance to win airtime for a year,” concluded Fonternel.last_img read more

Huawei Unveils the Mate 9 Phablet With a Dual Leica Camera

first_imgAdvertisement Chinese based smartphone markers; Huawei Technologies Corp., has added another Mate Phablet to it’s Mate series, the Huawei Mate 9 which was just unveiled at any event held in Munich, Germany.Following all sorts of rumors about the phablet’s specs, the Mate 9 is built of metal around a big 5.9″ IPS display of 1080p resolution. The screen is covered with a piece of the 2.5D glass and it’s 7.5mm thick weighing 190g.The Mate 9 indeed runs on Kirin 960 chipset, which offers a powerful octa-core processor with a quartet of the new Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz and another four Cortex-A53 cores ticking at 1.8GHz. The chipset has finally gotten a proper flagship GPU this time with the latest ARM Mali-G71 MP8. Finally, there are 4GB of RAM on-board. – Advertisement – Mate 9 also includes 64GB expandable storage, dual-SIM and LTE connectivity, a 4,000 mAh battery with supports for Super Charge with a 5A charger, and comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner with gesture support, of the always-on variety. Not forgetting it runs on Google’s newest OS; Android 7.0 Nougat and the latest EMUI 5.0. Huawei Mate 9 black variant. Huawei Mate 9 black variant. Huawei Mate 9 white variant. Huawei Mate 9 white variant. Huawei Mate 9 gold variant. Huawei Mate 9 gold variant.CameraFollowing the company’s success on it’s Huawei P9 dual lens leica camera, Mate 9 highlight comes as the second-generation to sport the Leica camera. It’s a dual-camera setup with 20MP and 12MP sensors. Those two snappers are enhanced by optical image stabilization, and they can make use of the new 4-in-1 hybrid auto focus that includes laser, phase-detect, depth, and contrast detection. There is also a dual-tone dual-LED flash around.As for the selfie camera, it features an 8MP and auto focus – quite a treat for selfie fans.The phablet will launch in six colors – Space Gray, Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold, Mocha Brown, Ceramic White, and Black.According to the company, the Mate 9 will be available in China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates at price of $776.14 or €699 for Europe.[related-posts]last_img read more

BENS BLOG Whos paying for all the Police and NHS at Glastonbury

first_img[dropcap]S[/dropcap]everal of The Staff, and thousands of druggy-drongos (many taking time off, from their corporate-jobs), are busily not working, and taking drugs, at Glastonbury, this week. But why should those of us contributing, have to subsidize all of these characters, who are imposing themselves, on the Police and National Health Service? An extra charge should be put on every ticket, to pay for these services, and the doctors provided, to cure those who have chosen to overdose. And please refrain, from also imposing yourselves, on your employers, on Monday, by not coming into work. You’re not ill – YOU’RE DRUGGED-UP!!In other news:Anyone up for a last-minute-holiday to Tunisia? WHEN IT HAPPENS, ON BRIGHTON BEACH, WILL THE POLITICALLY-CORRECT MAKE AN UNLUCKY-FACE?Over and out, B xlast_img read more

£25 FREE BET Royal Ascot Tuesday

first_img£25 FREE BET IFBLUE POINT WINS KING’S STAND STAKESWe are giving all NEW CUSTOMERS a £25 FREE BET if BLUE POINT WINS THE KING’S STAND STAKES (3.40 Royal Ascot).You simply need to open an account and place a bet at evens or above, of at least £10, on any market at between 10.30am on Monday 17 June and 3.40pm on Tuesday 18 June. TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) This promotion is for new account holders only. To qualify, you must open a new account at anytime from 10.30am (GMT) on Monday 17 June to 3.40pm (GMT) on Tuesday 18 June.(2) In addition, you must place at least one bet online with before 3.40pm (GMT) on Tuesday 18 June. The bet must be for a stake of £10 (or more), on a selection at evens or above, on any market as displayed on the web site, excluding specials or enhanced odds markets.(3) The bonus promotional offer of £25 will be paid as a Free Bet if BLUE POINT WINS KING’S STAND STAKES (3.40 Royal Ascot, Tuesday). The Free Bet will be valid for a period of 7 days from the point of issue and must be used within this period otherwise will expire.(4) If, for any reason, the event(s) do not take place or are declared void for betting purposes this offer will also be voided.(5) The bonus Free Bet, if successful, will be credited within 48 hours, direct to your online account.(6) Free Bets may not be used in conjunction with any other current promotion.(7) Star Sports reserve the right to withdraw or refuse any Free Bet promotion at any point.(8) Free Bet stakes are not returned with winnings.(9) Free Bet awards cannot be exchanged for cash.(10) Free Bet awards can be used online, tablet or mobile only.(11) The Free Bet must be used within the timeframe specified on the promotion details and may not be either part used or carried forward.(12) This promotion can only be used once per person and per account. Only one bonus can be awarded per person, household, shared computer or shared IP address. In the event of a customer opening more that one account to claim multiple offers we reserve the right to suspend/close duplicate accounts and void any bets placed. Any bet placed can only qualify for one free bet promotion, in situations where a bet is applicable for more than one offer the bet will qualify for the first free bet triggered.(13) Usual Star Sports Betting Rules and Terms and Conditions apply, these can be viewed at If you have any further questions about this promotion you can contact our customer service team read more