Neighborhood notes Music on Sunday an auction ready for bids Frjtz reopens

first_imgMusic GaloreThe Community Music Center is hosting a six-hour “Field Day Performathon” and open house on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 544 Capp St. For six hours, music students of all ages and levels along with CMC faculty will perform to raise money for financial assistance. In accord with CMC’s 97-year-old mission, Music for everyone, every dollar raised through the Performathon goes to support musical access for all, regardless of financial means. Can’t make the event, but want to donate anyway? You can go here. The auction gavel is up! Golden Bridges School Auction is underway, and there are plenty of great items to bid on and to contribute to the school’s financial assistance program.  You can view the items here. Or you can make a direct donation to the scholarship fund here.Opening, againFrjtz, the Belgian inspired friterie and steamed-mussels house on Valencia street, will reopen today as “Frjtz Mission” at 3412 17th St. The new space has a bigger kitchen, and Rodriguez will be able to finally offer fried chicken to go with the Belgian waffles. SFMoma Family DayIt is Free Family Day at SFMOMA on Sunday, so adults with a child can get in for free and you can introduce your children to the museum.  There are lots of special family activities as well.Foreign Cinema Neighborhood “Somm Takeover”On Thursday, March 29 from 5:30 to 11 p.m., Foreign Cinema (2534 Mission St.) is summoning a group of local wine experts to curate its new by-the-glass wine menu. In the mix will be Sam Bogue from Ne Timeas, Austin Ferrari Hillside Supper Club and Vinny Eng from Tartine Manufactory. These local somms will talk about and pour their wine flights, and a special à la carte menu will complement the night’s drinks. 0% Tags: neighborhood notes Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletterEmail Address last_img read more

NATHAN Brown is hoping his side can take the good

first_imgNATHAN Brown is hoping his side can take the good things out of the defeat to Huddersfield and kick on over the next month.Saints face the teams around them on the Super League ladder and that means every point is vital if they want to remain in the Play Off hunt.“We face the teams that are around the same points as us,” Brown said. “They have gone through similar situations as us with form, or lack of it, and bad luck. These games are important for numbers of reasons as if you are within a point of a team they become big contests when you play them for where your eventual position can be.“We need to play well in them and we can take out of the Huddersfield game the things that were good and improve on the things that were not so good.”He continued: “In the earlier part of the year Bradford gained some good scalps and have players who are really effective.“Jarod Sammut is very dangerous. When the ball comes to him he will do things no one expects. It just comes to him and he can be hard to handle. We need to be honest in defence, because if we’re not he will react.”Saints will be missing Ade Gardner through concussion whilst Anthony Laffranchi is also due to sit out the next couple of weeks.“We need to be careful with Ade,” Brown added. “Your head and neck are areas that you need to be 100 per cent about. He was not in a very good way after the game. I’d be very surprised if he is available and in any case I wouldn’t be doing him a duty of care to put him in that situation.“Anthony Walker is likely to be back around the Salford match and Gary Wheeler could be the week after that. They are slowly getting ready.“Jonny Lomax is getting close too. He contributed in two team sessions last week and we’ll have a better idea after another field session. He’s in a similar position to James Roby though, after all this pain you want to make sure when he comes back he stays back.“We looked better with Roby in the team on Monday, whilst having a regulation half back helped too.“We used our tenth half back combination – but we had a regulation half back and a regulation hooker and that showed in our game. I thought at times we looked quite good, but other times we didn’t and on some other occasions their defence had to work hard to stop us.“I didn’t think there was much in the game. They got a lucky try – a very questionable one – but when you are not winning you don’t get those ones. We had one or two poor lapses in defence and they made us pay. It was a four tries to three game and it was not that they slackened off. I thought we defended our way back into the contest.“If Gareth O’Brien had not appeared you would not have seen that performance. I thought Jordan Turner contributed quite positively to playing six and he’s been one of our best players this year. He also scored and nearly scored two or three more. He has a good skillset and has a good long term future at the club.“We’d like to stick with that combination. I know we have only got Gaz for an initial month – but if Warrington stay fit and healthy and they don’t need him we will then look at the future.“There was a lot more good in that match than what a lot of people saw and I saw a lot of good signs. One of these was with three minutes to go when Huddersfield made a break and we had nine St Helens players in the picture.“That shows urgency and keenness in the team and that is good, but we need to be more consistent.”Tickets for Sunday’s match are now on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.You can also take advantage of our 5-Star ticket offer – paying for five and getting one free.last_img read more

SATURDAY sees two of Rugby Leagues most successfu

first_imgSATURDAY sees two of Rugby League’s most successful clubs in the history of the sport go head-to-head at Headingley Carnegie Stadium (2.30pm) when Leeds Rhinos do battle against St Helens in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup fifth round.Since the turn of the millennium, Rugby League’s oldest and most prestigious competition has been dominated by the Rhinos and Saints, with 12 out of the 14 finals since 2000 being attended by one of the two.Last year’s final between Wigan Warriors and Hull FC was just the second time since 2000 that neither Leeds nor Saints played at the showcase event, though both teams are looking to put that right by overcoming the other and take one step closer to Wembley by reaching this year’s quarter-finals.In years gone by there have been many enthralling battles between these two household Rugby League names, in all competitions.2007 saw an epic tussle between the Rhinos and the Saints in a battle to become the best team in the land. St Helens had already lifted the Challenge Cup – the second of three consecutive tournament wins between 2006 and 2008 – and were on the lookout for a second double in as any years.The then-defending Super League champions squeezed past the Rhinos in a thriller during the 2007 play-offs, as Saints’ two-point victory saw them reach the Grand Final leaving Leeds the task of beating Wigan Warriors if they wanted to reach Old Trafford and thwart Saints’ efforts to win an unprecedented consecutive domestic double.The Rhinos duly defeated the Warriors 36-6 and proceeded to gain their revenge in the Grand Final, beating St Helens 33-6 – in the process holding Saints to a scoreless second half – to become 2007 Super League champions, beginning a run of six Super League Grand Final triumphs in seven years.The Rhinos have not enjoyed quite the same success in chasing Challenge Cup glory since the turn of the millennium, however. 1999 was the club’s last triumph, despite reaching the final six times since then.St Helens have lifted the trophy 12 times in their history – seven of those coming since 1996 – and will be looking to continue the Rhinos’ 14-year search for another Wembley win when the pair meet in West Yorkshire on Saturday.Despite each club’s success throughout the beginning of the 21st century, the pair have not met in a Challenge Cup final since 1978, when 96,000 fans crammed into Wembley Stadium to witness Leeds edge past the Saints 14-12.Previous Challenge Cup Meetings:2010 (Semi-Final) Leeds 32 St Helens 28 (at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield)2009 (Round 4) Leeds 18 St Helens 222008 (Semi-Final) Leeds 16 St Helens 26 (at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield)2004 (Round 5) St Helens 24 Leeds 142003 (Semi-Final) Leeds 33 St Helens 26 (after extra-time) (at McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield)2002 (Semi-Final) Leeds 16 St Helens 42 (at JJB Stadium, Wigan)2001 (Semi-Final) Leeds 22 St Helens 27 (at JJB Stadium, Wigan)2000 (Round 5) Leeds 26 St Helens 201999 (Round 5) Leeds 24 St Helens 161994 (Semi-Final) Leeds 20 St Helens 8 (at Central Park, Wigan)1992 (Round 2) Leeds 12 St Helens 321983 (Round 2) Leeds 13 St Helens 231978 (FINAL) Leeds 14 St Helens 12 (at Wembley Stadium)1977 (Semi-Final) Leeds 7 St Helens 2 (at Central Park, Wigan)1972 (FINAL) Leeds 13 St Helens 16 (at Wembley Stadium)1971 (Round 2) Leeds 4 St Helens 01930 (Round 2) Leeds 5 St Helens 181911 (Round 2) St Helens 6 Leeds 112014 Meeting:St Helens 14, Leeds 10 (SLR7, 28/3/14)Club Milestones:Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook needs one appearance to reach 100 for St Helens.‘LMS’ made his Saints debut in a 16-16 draw with Wigan at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on 12 February, 2011.Two appearances will also see him reach a total of 200 for his career – having played 97 games for previous club Harlequins (2006-2010) and twice for England (2008-2009).Challenge Cup Milestones:Paul Wellens – 10 points away from 150 (140 for St Helens, 2001-2002, 2004-2007 & 2009-2013)Try-Scoring Runs:Tommy Makinson (1-2-1-2-2-1-2-1) has scored tries in the Saints’ last eight games.First Utility Super League Leading Scorers:Tries:1. Tom Makinson (St Helens) 122. Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos) 103. Justin Carney (Castleford Tigers) & Elliott Whitehead (Catalan Dragons) 95. Michael Shenton (Castleford Tigers) & Omari Caro (Hull Kingston Rovers) 8Goals:1 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 392 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 363 Marc Sneyd (Castleford Tigers) 354 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 325. Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) & Danny Tickle (Widnes Vikings) 30Points:1. Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 882. Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 863. Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 804. Marc Sneyd (Castleford Tigers) 765. Luke Walsh (St Helens) 72Cup Draw:The draw for the quarter-finals of the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup will take place live on the BBC News channel on Monday April 28 at 6.30pm.Rugby League fans across the UK will be able to watch the draw live on the BBC News Channel (Freeview channel 80) or via the BBC iPlayerlast_img read more

The game will kick off at 230pm at Thatto Heath C

first_imgThe game will kick off at 2.30pm at Thatto Heath Crusaders.Mark Brennan’s squad is:Carys Marsh, Chantelle Crowl, Charlotte Hill, Chloe Richardson, Dawn Taylor, Emily Rudge, Faye Gaskin, Isabelle Rudge, Jade Ward, Katie-May Williams, Leah Burke, Naomi Williams, Rachel Yeates, Rebecca Rotheram, Roxy Mura, Sarah Lovejoy, Tara Jones, Vicky Whitfield, Zoe Harris.Entry to Thatto Heath will be £2.last_img


first_imgThe team from the capital are Saints’ next opponents at the Totally Wicked Stadium, in the Round five fixture, Friday 8 March (KO 7:45pm)You can get your tickets from the Ticket Office located at the stadium, by calling 01744 455052 or by clicking here.last_img

30 private boats US Coast Guard look for missing fishermen

first_imgOAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Both the Coast Guard and people on private boats continue to combed the coast along the Carolinas searching for the two fishermen missing since Sunday.Friends of the Hambrick family tell us more than 30 private boats have been in the water searching for the two fishermen.- Advertisement – Marinas from Brunswick County to Charleston have asked boaters to search for the men.This is now the third day of the search.We are waiting to hear more from the US Coast Guard when they have an update.Related Article: North Carolina Maritime Museum opens new exhibit dedicated to Coast Guardlast_img read more

Music project to benefit Surfers Healing features Wilmington artists

first_img One of those updates that is a part of “One Perfect Summer” includes George “DJ GeoYio” Yionoulis, a ten year old boy on the autism spectrum.“George is an amazing musical artist and we are so happy that he will be providing a track,” added Pike.  “This album is all about inclusion and George is a great example of that.  We are thrilled that his music will be represented in this diverse piece of art.”The album will feature music of all different types of genres: Rock, folk, reggae, bluegrass, Americana, surf music, hip hop, and EDM.Related Article: Family creates GoFundMe for man who died rescuing children“There will truly be something for everyone on this album, but there will also be one thing bringing it all together: a common spirit of what the Hawaiians call, ‘aloha.’  We simply can’t thank the musicians enough,” added Pike.“One Perfect Summer” will be released in August to coincide with the Surfers Healing two-day surf camp and the artists will include L Shaped Lot, Da Howlies, Fuzz Jackson, Mac and Juice, The Mighty Olas, Stray Local, Onward Soldiers, Whitney and Alex Lanier, Massive Grass, Elephant Convoy, and of course, DJ GeoYio.Planning is also underway for a big luau celebration after the album release this summer.  Tickets to that event will be announced later this spring and will also benefit Surfers Healing.“We are happy to make this announcement during Autism Awareness Month.  It is a big part of this year’s efforts to spread the word, the love, and the desire to help others,” said Pike.Surfers Healing is a non-profit organization that teaches children with autism to surf. It was founded by Israel and Danielle Paskowitz for the benefit of their son Isaiah Paskowitz who was diagnosed with autism at age three. Surfers Healing seeks to enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to surfing. The surf camps are free of charge to autistic children, and include camps in Hawaii, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, Australia, and California. Surfers Healing camp in August 2016. (Photo: Helen Holt/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A major musical project is underway which will feature Wilmington musicians contributing original songs to benefit Surfers Healing, a free camp that helps kids on the autism spectrum learn how to surf.“It’s incredibly exciting,” says John Pike, International Director of Development and Fundraising, Surfers Healing and founding member of the effort to bring Surfers Healing to Wrightsville Beach.  “This is an amazingly talented group of musicians and each day it seems there is another update that makes this project stronger.”- Advertisement – last_img read more

Shipping company fined for discharging oily waste into ocean

first_img(Photo: NC Ports) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Japanese shipping company that delivered products to the Wilmington port will pay a million dollar fine for environmental pollution crimes.The company operated the Motor Vessel Atlantic Oasis.- Advertisement – An inspection by the US Coast Guard last May revealed the crew had dumped oily waste into the ocean and then tried to cover it up.The ship’s chief engineer has already been convicted and sentenced for falsifying the oil record book as well as a fine.The company was placed on probation and must implement an environmental compliance plan.last_img read more

One man arrested after breakin in Tabor City another on the run

first_imgLamont Delaney (Photo: Tabor City Police Department) TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) — A man was arrested in Tabor City after he broke in to a home and fired shots at police, Saturday afternoon.Captain Greg Sibbett with the Tabor City Police Department says 22-year-old Lamont Delaney, of North Charleston, was caught breaking into someone’s home on Seal Street. Officers managed to capture him but another suspect got away. Sibbett says officers fought with both subjects. No officers were injured and no one was shot.- Advertisement – Delaney is in jail under a $40,000 secured bond and is charged with breaking and entering, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, among other charges. The police department is asking for people to be on the lookout for the second suspect, a 20-year-old black male, who was seen with Delaney on Watering street before the break-in.last_img read more

ILM Technical issue fixed flight cancellations remain

first_img Flight officials said the airline was experiencing a “technical issue” which primarily impacts flights to Charlotte.ILM Deputy Director Gary Broughton says the issue has been resolved, but now crews and planes still need to get back on track.“As of this morning, I’m told that [Tuesday] the situation has been rectified, the system is fixed and back up and running. Unfortunately, they’ve got crew members that are spread out, both crew members and aircraft that are spread out across the system that have been displaced. So they have to get them back together and get things up and running normally,” said Broughton.Related Article: ‘I’m devastated’: Neighbors of Raleigh airline pilot react to triple murder chargesBroughton said there were more cancellations Wednesday, but he expected flights would be back on schedule within a day or so. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A spokesman for Wilmington International Airport says a technical issue that grounded some flights to and from Charlotte has been fixed, but things are not back to normal just yet.American’s regional carrier, PSA Airlines, began experiencing technical issues on Thursday night, which primarily impacts flights to Charlotte. Since then, hundreds of PSA flights have been canceled.- Advertisement – last_img read more

SNAP benefits extended for New Hanover County residents

first_imgSNAP (Photo: Pixaby) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (Press Release) — Food stamp beneficiaries in New Hanover County may use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at local retailers that accept SNAP in order to purchase prepared meals. Typically, SNAP benefits are only eligible for groceries but not hot-at-the-point-of-sell foods.Anyone who has exhausted SNAP benefits, or if a retailer is not immediately available, residents can secure provisions, including meals ready to eat (MREs), at one of the county’s three points of distribution. More information about these locations is available here.- Advertisement – In addition, there are local organizations and locations around the county providing free meals during lunch and dinner to residents. Currently, two of those locations include:NC Baptist Men, located at 1939 Independence Blvd. (drive-thru service available)Salvation Army, located in the Kmart parking lot at 815 S. College Rd.As additional donation and meal locations are identified, they will be added to the county’s website at is a press release from USDA that includes detailed SNAP benefit information for those impacted by Hurricane Florence.Related Article: Wrightsville Beach issues mandatory evacuation_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________USDA Provides Additional Food Options to SNAP Participants Impacted by Hurricane FlorenceSNAP participants may use benefits to purchase hot and prepared foods and receive additional time to report food lossesWASHINGTON, September 17, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday approved a waiver that will allow participants in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in North Carolina to buy hot foods with their benefits through October 31, 2018.USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue emphasized the importance of the waiver, noting that many North Carolina residents evacuated to shelters cannot store food and are lacking access to cooking facilities as a result. “As the state of North Carolina works to recover from this storm, USDA stands ready to provide common-sense flexibilities to help them meet the needs of their citizens,” Perdue said.Under normal circumstances, Perdue explained, hot foods and foods ready for immediate consumption cannot be purchased using SNAP benefits. Hot foods include items sold at authorized SNAP retailers that are hot at the point of sale. The waiver addresses the inability of those SNAP participants affected by the disaster to prepare food at home. SNAP authorized retailers may need 24-36 hours to be ready to accept SNAP benefits for hot foods due to programming changes that may be required at their stores.“Our Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) employees work with state and local officials to identify the needs of people impacted by a natural disaster,” Perdue said. “Allowing the purchase of hot foods with SNAP is one of many programs for storm victims that were triggered after President Trump declared a disaster for North Carolina.”USDA also approved a waiver on September 16 to allow extended time for SNAP participants to submit claims for food lost in the disaster. Affected households in North Carolina now have until October 15 to report food losses and request replacement benefits so they can purchase food to make up for what was lost in the storm.FNS is ready to consider additional waivers and other actions that may be needed to help program participants who have lost food due to the disaster and to simplify the application process for affected households, upon request from the state.For more information on FNS assistance during times of disaster, visit North Carolina residents may also call 211 for information about hurricane relief and assistance resources.USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service aims to increase food security and reduce hunger by providing children and low-income people the nutrition they need in a way that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence. In addition to administering the federal nutrition assistance programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the agency also co-develops the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which provide science-based nutrition recommendations and serve as the cornerstone of federal nutrition policy. For more information, visit read more

Two other shootings reported in Wilmington on Sunday total stands at 3

first_img The victim is in stable condition.About 45 minutes later, officers responded to the 1100 block of Queen Street. While officers were on the scene, they were notified that a gunshot wound victim had arrived at the hospital.Those shootings are in addition to the one on Sunday in the 200 block of S. 13th Street that injured a juvenile.  Related Article: Former teacher faces new child sex charges, linked to nearly 20 victimsPolice say the investigations are ongoing. If you know anything, contact Wilmington Police at (910) 343-3609 or use Text-a-Tip to remain anonymous. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Police Department is investigating two shootings that happened early Sunday morning and left two people injured.Police responded to the 1100 block of Castle Street around 1:30 a.m. after receiving a ShotSpotter alert of multiple rounds fired. Officers arrived and found the victim, who was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.- Advertisement – last_img read more

If congressional race deemed tainted will redo get support

first_imgDan McCready (D) and Mark Harris (R) faced off in the 2018 election for NC’s 9th Congressional District. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for the candidates in the nation’s last undecided congressional race are anticipating the possibility that North Carolina’s elections board finds the contest tainted by ballot fraud, but have proposed distinct options should the divided body fail to order a re-do.Lawyers for Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready submitted separate legal arguments Tuesday on how they think the state elections board should approach a hearing next week, when investigators unveil their findings in the 9th congressional district. Harris had a narrow lead on Election Day, but investigators suspected a political operative working for the Republican tampered with or even discarded mail-in ballots.- Advertisement – It’s illegal in North Carolina for anyone other than a family or guardian to handle a voter’s ballot.The two sides offered different suggestions on what should happen if the board finds the election was tainted but neither of the two Republicans on the five-member board agrees to order a new election.Harris’ lawyers argued that if the elections board does not agree to order the contest re-run, it must declare the Republican the winner.Related Article: Omarosa releases another recording, threatens to say more“Simply put, the State Board may not withhold a Certificate of Election indefinitely. The election code forbids it,” Harris’ attorneys said.Even if illegal ballot-harvesting by a campaign worker took place, Harris didn’t know about it, didn’t condone it and meanwhile thousands of other voters who backed the Republican and other candidates would see their votes cast aside, GOP attorneys said.“It is our understanding that it would be unprecedented for this State Board to determine that a new election must occur in the Ninth District because of ‘taint’ or irregularities in delivery of ballots to the ballot-box, when other contests on the same ballot in the same county were certified,” Harris’ attorneys said.McCready’s lawyers said Harris personally hired the operative, Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., despite his sketchy history in rural Bladen County politics. The Democrat’s team said that if the board finds the election was tainted but neither of the two Republicans on the five-member board agrees to order a do-over, the collected evidence should go to the Democrat-dominated U.S. House to decide.Dowless’ work for Harris included collecting ballots — some incomplete and some in unsealed envelopes — that affected almost 1,400 cast in Bladen and neighboring Robeson counties, while nearly 1,200 other mail-in ballots were sent to voters and never returned, McCready’s lawyers said. That’s enough to erase Harris’ 905-vote lead after Election Day, Democratic attorneys said.“Though the full scope of fraudulent activity may never be known, the record makes clear that the results of the entire election are tainted, and its fairness is in doubt. Moreover, the Harris Campaign should have known it was benefiting from fraud, and there is strong evidence that they did know and that local election officials aided the scheme,” McCready’s lawyers said.Dowless got help from Bladen County election officials who improperly counted early returns and told Dowless about the results, and also gave him a list of the names, addresses, and races of voters who had just been mailed their mail-in ballot forms, McCready’s attorneys said.last_img read more

PN Executive approve EU election manifesto

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint The Executive of the Nationalist Party has approved the party’s election manifesto for the European Parliament elections in May.The 28 page document contains more than 40 proposals. The document was distributed to more than 1,000 counselors in the PN General Council.The Labour Party media outlet ONE News claimed that it had published an article on the manifesto 24 hours before it was to be unveiled by the Party leader Adrian Delia. The PN responded saying that the document had in fact been published ‘hours ago’.The Manifesto at a glance:The manifesto is divided into six main sections:Care for societyBetter work, decent wages, and quality educationHealth for allHealthy environment for a better quality of lifeNational security and immigrationDemocracy, good governance, and human rightsAmong the proposals listed, the PN mentioned that:The right to life of every person from conception to death, ensuring it continues to be respected and protected.Eliminate injustices and anomalies in pensions, ensuring everyone has an adequate pensionStop Malta’s continued drop in the international statistics for women’s equality, ensuring women to find its place in every level of societyStrengthen democracy in Malta’s independent institutionsSupport media freedom and laws against iSLAPPWorking for better conditions in the workplace, including the environment and health of workersMore young people benefitting from ErasmusEnsuring patients throughout the European Union (EU) have access to affordable care, quality healthcare, without discriminationSpecial attention is given to improve and strengthen the policy of waste management and recyclingGive their support to increase programs for more tree plantingEnsure the EU’s external border security, adding 10,000 border guards.Be fair to those who deserve protection and return those not eligible for protectionAllocation of more funds for projects in the countries from which the immigrantsFighting fake newsYou can download a copy of the manifest here: WhatsApplast_img read more

The Seven Deadly Sins of the PN as outlined by the MZPN

first_imgThe PN flag flies atop the party headquartes as the post-electoral soul searching continuesThe PN flag flies atop the party headquartes as the post-electoral soul searching continues In a report analysing the reasons for the catastrophic PN defeat at the polls in May 2019, the youth section of the Party MZPN was not chary in putting its finger on the bleeding wounds and giving them a name. From ‘siege mentality’, ‘an Us vs Them’ attitude, a palpably non-existent strategy and abject denial, the MZPN dished out the criticism.Follow here the Seven Deadly Sins as outlined by the MZPN report. <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> WhatsAppcenter_img SharePrintlast_img read more

Finally YouTube Launches Its Own iPhone App

first_imgAdvertisement  Apple announced it was dumping its hobbled YouTube app earlier this year, clearing the way for the Google-owned video giant to produce its own version.Less than a month later, that in-house version is ready for prime time  just one day before the expected launch of the iPhone 5 and iOS 6. – Advertisement – The timing is very interesting, and the fact that an exact App store launch time was given suggests that Apple and Google collaborated behind the scenes to have the new YouTube app squared away in time.It’s also likely to be a cash bonanza for Google, which is finally able to show ads before YouTube videos on an iPhone app.Why You Won’t Be Missed“The new iPhone app is available worldwide and unlocks tens of thousands of official music videos, as well as bringing lots of new features to improve finding and sharing awesome videos and channels,” writes Andrey Doronichev, head of YouTube mobile, in a blog post.“It’s a new app built by YouTube engineers, to give our iPhone users the best mobile experience.”The app also features autocomplete search, much like Google Instant, with an emphasis on popular videos. To get to “Gangnam Style,” for example, you’re not going to have to type much more than “gan.”YouTube has been putting the emphasis on channels for a while now, and the app is no different. Swipe from the left, and you get a list of channels you’re subscribed to.Naturally, the app also lets you post videos to Twitter and Facebook with a tap although Google+ gets pride of place, with the first sharing button.One thing we’d like to see in the iPhone app: the same “watch it mostly offline” functionality that the Android YouTube app gained this summer.The app will also work on the iPad, although Doronichev says his team is hard at work on a special iOS tablet version with more functionality.Source: Mashablelast_img read more

STAR PREVIEW Plymouth v Liverpool

first_img[dropcap]P[/dropcap]lymouth recorded one of the upsets of the season when holding Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at Anfield and will reap the rewards with a sell out crowd and TV rights for the replay tonight.Liverpool make the long journey to Home Park and the big question (which can now be answered) is the Liverpool starting XI:Plymouth23 McCormick18 Threlkeld4 Songo’o15 Bradley16 Purrington24 Fox14 Jervis11 Donaldson10 Carey8 Slew26 GaritaLiverpool1 Karius66 Alexander-Arnold12 Gomez21 Lucas18 Moreno10 Coutinho35 Stewart53 Ejaria15 Sturridge27 Origi58 WoodburnKlopp has only made two changes since the tie at Anfield but they are certainly significant changes with Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho joining in.Plymouth Argyle v LiverpoolFA Cup 3rd Round Replay19:45 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 2 HD / BT Sport 4K UHDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Jan 2017 FA CUP Liverpool 0-0 PlymouthApr 1962 DIV 2 (OLD) Plymouth 2-3 LiverpoolDec 1961 DIV 2 (OLD) Liverpool 2-1 PlymouthMar 1961 DIV 2 (OLD) Liverpool 1-1 PlymouthNov 1960 DIV 2 (OLD) Plymouth 0-4 LiverpoolFeb 1960 DIV 2 (OLD) Plymouth 1-1 LiverpoolSep 1959 DIV 2 (OLD) Liverpool 4-1 PlymouthFeb 1956 DIV 2 (OLD) Plymouth 4-0 LiverpoolOct 1955 DIV 2 (OLD) Liverpool 4-1 PlymouthSep 1954 DIV 2 (OLD) Liverpool 3-3 PlymouthWith a strengthened Liverpool side they should finally be able to put this tie to bed and I am backing them to be in front at HT and FT at around 4/5 with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK LIVERPOOL/LIVERPOOL 36 points at 4/5 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: +7.50 points BET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Thursday 7 February

first_imgWelcome to Starters Orders. Star Sports update with our key market movers for the day and sign up specials.Thursday 7 FebruaryHORSE RACING MOVERS1.45 ThurlesCrazyheart 11/2 > 4/12.50 ThurlesKarl Der Grosse 11/4 > 6/4LIVE FOOTBALLSerie A19:30 Eleven Sports 2 / Premier 14/11 Lazio15/2 Empoli17/4 DRAWCopa del Rey Semi-Final 1st Leg20:00 Eleven Sports 117/10 Real Betis7/4 Valencia11/5 DRAWSTAR PROMOTIONS BET NOW or 08000 521 321last_img

Baker Institute conference calls for new emphasis on science math education in

first_imgShareCONTACT: Franz BrotzenPHONE: 713-348-6775E-MAIL: franz.brotzen@rice.eduBaker Institute conference calls for new emphasis on science, math education in TexasA conference of educators, scientists and policymakers at Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy last week issued a call for a new emphasis on teaching science and math in Texas schools. Speakers at the Oct. 13 event cited statistics that underscore Texas’ lagging position in the teaching of math and science and proposed a variety of solutions aimed at improvement.The conference was aimed at addressing issues raised by a 2005 report by the National Academies, ”Rising Above the Gathering Storm,” which described how improving science and technology research would help the U.S. sustain its economic viability as industries become more global. One major component of the report focused on the diminishing quality of kindergarten-through-grade 12 science and math education. The conference was co-sponsored by Rice University’s Baker Institute and The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST), an organization of Texas scientists, doctors, and engineers who have been elected to the National Academies.“Texas, we have a problem!” said William R. Brinkley, one of the conference organizers and senior vice president for graduate sciences and dean of the graduate school of biomedical sciences at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). “Like the entire United States of America, we no longer appear to be leading the world in science and technology. The quality of K-12 science and math education has diminished — and the task of this forum is to identify the problems, assess Texas’ strengths and weaknesses in K-12 science and math education.”Darvin Winnick, chairman of the National Assessment Governing Board, pointed out that Texas fourth-graders rated 25th in the nation but fell to 37th place by the eighth grade — indicating that things are getting worse as kids progress. He called for outside intervention, because “it is too hard for educators to reform themselves.”Increased funding was one obvious proposal to address Texas’ shortcomings. One speaker, Timothy Scott, director of math and science education and associate dean of undergraduate programs at Texas A&M University, put the price tag for raising teachers’ salaries at more than $9 billion. Such funding would bolster teacher recruitment, preparation and retention.Jeanne L. Becker, associate director of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, backed novel partnerships to spark scientific interest in Texas students. She pointed to programs with NASA and BCM’s Center for Educational Outreach Laboratories as examples. But, any major overhaul of Texas education policy requires massive public support, said Alan Friedman, a consultant with Museum Development and Science Communication and former director and CEO of the New York Hall of Science. He added that everyone in the U.S. must buy into a plan for educational reform, including the media.Nancy Moreno, associate professor and associate director of the Center for Educational Outreach at BCM and a panel moderator, said, “Students of today will be filling jobs that have not yet been invented. It is in our best interest to prepare students to succeed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, and to begin to generate new strategies to meet our future needs as a state.”  Several speakers recommended a special focus on under-performing schools and students.Carol Fletcher, assistant director and research development coordinator for Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching at the University of Texas at Austin, called the current accountability system for teachers “punitive.” She advocated an alternative approach that would encourage “teachers and principals to want to work in low-performing schools.” Others called for new ways to evaluate the success of different educational programs. Philip “Uri” Treisman, professor of mathematics and executive director of the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin, said more reliable metrics need to be devised for the professional development of teachers. In closing the event, Larry R. Faulkner, president of the Houston Endowment, suggested the audience use more optimistic terminology by dispensing with words like “crisis” in favor of “an ongoing social condition that we need to pay particular attention to.” He listed five areas Texans should focus on: Increasing the pool of qualified teachers, training programs for teachers that are replicable, reaching higher levels of attainment by students, finding ways to ‘fascinate’ students about math and science, and attending to college readiness. A preconference dinner opened with remarks by U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. ”We need to start encouraging and providing incentives to our young people to get interested in math and science, and at an earlier age,” said Hutchison. “I firmly believe that the state, local and federal governments, working with the private sector and the universities, must address this challenge with the same kind of urgency that we gave to the space race a half-century ago.”Leon Lederman, 1998 Nobel Prize winner in physics, gave the dinner’s keynote speech, “Science Education: The Evolution of a Huge Responsibility.” He told the audience it often takes a crisis to get people involved, and cited the creation of NASA in response to the national crisis sparked by Sputnik’s launch as an example of effective government action. Conclusions from the forum will be published in a detailed report at  Members of the news media who want more information on the conference should contact Franz Brotzen at or 713-348-6775.  FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more

The art of quilting is topic of Friday night forum at Rice

first_imgFacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis ShareCONTACT: B.J. AlmondPHONE: 713-348-6770E-MAIL: balmond@rice.eduThe art of quilting is topic of Friday night forum at Rice UniversityLeading scholars and practitioners will gather at Rice University Friday night to discuss the art of quilting as part of the “Hearts, Hands & Heritage: The Patchwork of the Soul of Women” quilt exhibition.A panel discussion at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Rice Media Center will feature commentary from Marcia Brennan, Rice associate professor of art history; Lauren Cross, writer, activist and interdisciplinary artist; Jill Rimes, founder of SunFlower Quilts; and Bob Rugierio, director of publications and public information of Quilts Inc.The discussion will be followed by a presentation of “People’s Choice” awards for the quilts in this year’s exhibition. The awardees were chosen via an online competition.The quilt exhibition, which is on display at the Rice Media Center on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 19, aims to illustrate a broad range of artistic techniques and inspirations, shed light on the lives and experiences of quilt makers, and examine the role women have played in education, politics, religion, the arts, business, the family and more. Rice graduate student Aundrea Matthews produced and curated this collection of powerful works of art.The event is sponsored by Houston Enriches Rice Education and co-sponsored by the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts. For more information, visit a map of the Rice campus, 6100 Main St., visit read more