Angela Smith who has literally just quit the Labo

first_imgAngela Smith, who has literally just quit the Labour Party citing racism, here describing BAME people as being a “funny tin…”What were you trying to say, Angela?#PoliticsLive pic.twitter.com/h33MNd0oet— Evolve Politics (@evolvepolitics) February 18, 2019Angela Smith described people from the Black, Asian and minority ethnic community as being a “funny tin…” on Politics Live today.The MP stumbled over her words as she said: “The recent history of the party I’ve just left said it’s not just about being Black or… a funny… tin… you know, different… from the BAME community, but the Jewish community equally.”Novara Media‘s Ash Sarkar then interrupts: “A funny what?”Smith is one of seven MPs who left the Labour Party this morning citing institutional racism as a reason for quitting.Tags:Labour /Angela Smith /last_img read more

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SAINTS have announced their squad for Fridays Sto

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for Friday’s Stobart Super League Round Six tie with Hull FC at Langtree Park.James Roby (thigh) and Tommy Makinson (tendonitis) miss out whilst Jamie Foster and Josh Perry return.The squad is:1. Paul Wellens, 2. Ade Gardner, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Jonny Lomax, 8. Josh Perry, 10. Louie McCarthy Scarsbrook, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Chris Flannery, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Paul Clough, 17. Gary Wheeler, 19. Andrew Dixon, 20. Lee Gaskell, 22. Jamie Foster.Peter Gentle’s Hull FC squad is:1. Wade McKinnon, 2. Will Sharp, 3. Tony Martin, 4. Kirk Yeaman, 5. Tom Briscoe, 6. Richard Horne, 7. Brett Seymour, 8. Mark O’Meley, 9. Danny Houghton, 10. Andy Lynch, 11. Willie Manu, 12. Danny Tickle, 15. Richard Whiting, 16. Eamon O’Carroll, 17. Sam Moa, 19. Jordan Turner, 20. Jamie Ellis, 22. Martin Aspinwall, 30. Josh Bowden.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee is Ben Thaler.Tickets are still on sale for the game and details are here.Stat Pack:Hull winger Tom Briscoe has scored tries in his side’s last four meetings with St Helens as follows: 1-1-1-2.Super League Summary:St Helens won 23 (includes win in 2006 Grand Final & wins in 2001 and 2006 play-offs)Hull FC won 91 drawUps and Downs:St Helens highest score: 74-16 (H, 1999) (also widest margin)Hull FC highest score: 44-6 (H, 2005) (also widest margin)last_img read more

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MIKE Rush maintains there still is everything to p

first_imgMIKE Rush maintains there still is everything to play for as Saints face up to their final match of the Stobart Super League season.His side travel to Wigan tomorrow with third spot still up for grabs whilst the Warriors have secured top spot.And results depending, both sides could meet yet again at the same venue next week.“The next couple of weeks are big for us and playing them just before we head into the playoffs is a little strange,” Rush said. “But this is how the fixture list is and we need the two points to finish third. That is our target.“Yes, it could be a ‘non-fixture’ if we weren’t doing that but we’re going full out to win it. If Wigan needed to win it then it would be a big match and we wouldn’t have this conversation. I suppose this is the way the fixtures fall. At the end of the day though we still have something to play for and the players need to understand that. It is in our own hands because in the end in any league competition you want to finish as high as you can.”Saints head into Friday’s game without a win against Wigan in three matches this season and Rush admits there’s a lot to do.“We need to defend better than at Magic Weekend for sure,” he added. “That was not good enough for this club. It will be a tough hard match and we have to make sure we don’t cross the line and leave ourselves short in the playoffs.“It would be big for me to coach the side to a win over Wigan because you always want to put one over your local rivals. But I have to stress this is about the players finishing as high up the table as they can. From where we were when Keiron and I took over; to finish third would be a great return.“Of course, I want to make sure we don’t look back on the season with any regrets. The coaching team has to plan in fine detail and control the things we have on our desks. If we do that then we can look back.“We have gone from ninth to third but there are a few performances we weren’t proud of. Overall you have to be happy that you’ve made that progression and nilled a few teams too.“Every team in the comp has been well beaten by another this season.”Saints expect to welcome Michael Shenton back into the line-up after he missed the last two weeks through injury.Chris Flannery has an ankle knock and will be out for a week whilst Rush has indicated he won’t play players if they have bumps and bruises that “could go long term” if they take another bash on Friday.“Ade Gardner only played 50 minutes in the 20s at the weekend so he won’t be ready this week,” Rush continued. “Tommy Makinson and Francis Meli are playing well so it will be difficult to change that around.”Tickets for Friday’s match at the DW Stadium are still on sale. You can buy from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or via www.saintssuperstore.comThe Red Vee Cafe Bar won’t be open for the match as there are two functions pre-booked in the venue.last_img read more

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TICKETS are now on sale for Sundays Super League

first_imgTICKETS are now on sale for Sunday’s Super League clash with Bradford Bulls.The game kicks off at 3pm and will be Saints first home game for more than a month.The lads are looking forward to playing in front of their fans once again – and putting in a performance to thank the supporters that have backed them over recent weeks.You can buy your ticket from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.Why not take advantage of our 5-Star Super League ticket and save ££ on home games for the rest of the season.You can guarantee your spot at the matches against Bradford, Hull KR and London as well as the blockbusting derbies with Wigan and Warrington.And the ticket means you get five games for the price of four!We will also celebrate our armed forces on June 28 and the heritage of Rugby League on August 9.The fixtures included in this ticket are: Bradford (June 9), Hull KR (June 28), Wigan (July 22), London (August 9) and Warrington (August 30).Again, you can buy this great ticket at the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or alternatively by logging on here.West PricesTypePriceAdult£84OAP£60YA£60Junior£40Family (1A&1J)£112Family (2A&2J)£224North & South PricesTypeSilverBronzeFamilyAdult£100£90£84OAP£76£68£60YA£76£68£60Junior£48£40£40Family (1A&1J)£134£117£112Family (2A&2J)£267£234£224Offer excludes North and South Gold Blockslast_img read more

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Reduced price Freeman Park annual permits go on sale Friday

first_imgCAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Annual permits to drive out on Freeman Park in Carolina Beach will go on sale Friday.The cost for an annual permit is $150, but you can get the early bird rate of $75 if you buy them between December 1 through December 15.- Advertisement – The permits can be bought at Carolina Beach Town Hall Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.Other locations include:Town of Carolina Beach Parking Office 1204 N. Lake Park Blvd. Suite DHours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.Island True Value Tackle & Hardware 801 N Lake Park Blvd.Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 6:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.,  Friday-Saturday, 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.The Kupboard Grocery, 901 Carolina Beach Ave. NHours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.You can also buy them online. They will arrive in the mail within 10 business days. The Town of Carolina Beach says that a paper receipt from an online purchase is not valid at the gate and will not grant entry into Freeman Park. If you would like to pick up your annual permit in person and not receive it in the mail, you must call the Town of Carolina Beach Parking Office at (910) 458-4614 at the time of purchase to make arrangements.last_img read more

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Fair Bluff considering big cat sanctuary for old Ford property

first_img That’s where Shazir Haque, who wants to build the sanctuary, stepped into a proverbial lion’s den and quelled residents’ concerns.“Discussion was mostly was safety and the perimeter between the fence and the wooded area, trees falling down and how the security was going to be implemented,” said Fair Bluff mayor Billy Hammond.Jeff Axelberg is a Fair Bluff resident who had reservations about the sanctuary being so close to his home. He says that Haque addressed all his safety concerns.Related Article: After weathering the storms, Brunswick Emergency Services Director bids farewellAxelberg thinks the town should think outside the box to recover from Hurricane Matthew with an idea like this.Hammond hopes the sanctuary will be a big attraction.“We’re going through the process of recovering from Matthew, and it will hopefully bring tourism into town and more bucks to help the people that is here and get things started back and headed in the right direction,” Hammond said.Fair Bluff town council will hold a public hearing and vote on the zoning change Tuesday. If the council approves the change, Haque would have to apply for a conditional use permit.Haque says his team had explored locations for a sanctuary in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. He chose Fair Bluff because of the lack of existing economic development in Columbus County.He’s sensed a good bit of enthusiasm from the town’s residents after their initial fears subsided. FAIR BLUFF, NC (WWAY) — It’s an idea Fair Bluff leaders hope has some bite: turning the site of the old Ford dealership on Main Street into a home for lions and tigers.Before a big cat sanctuary can come to Fair Bluff, the town must change its zoning ordinance. The town’s planning board recommended the change after a public hearing on March 20th.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Florence and the coastal dilemma How long will it hover

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Oddly, the closer Hurricane Florence gets to land the murkier its future gets.Usually when a storm approaches the coast, forecasters can tell with ever increasing accuracy where it will hit and who will get walloped. But not Florence.- Advertisement – That’s because the weather systems that push and pull a storm disappear as Florence nears land around the border between North and South Carolina. The storm is expected to slow down, stall and then perhaps wander just off the Carolina shore as it nears the coast Thursday, Friday and Saturday.“This is a horrific nightmare storm from a meteorological perspective,” University of Georgia meteorology professor Marshall Shepherd said. “We’ve just never seen anything like this. … This is just a strange bird.”Florence is becoming more of a threat to more people — now including some in Georgia — in more ways with a giant dose of uncertainty on top. The more it stalls, the more it rains. The National Hurricane Center is calling for 20 to 30 inches (50 to 75 centimeters) of rain in North Carolina, with spots up to 40 inches (100 centimeters). And the more it hovers just off shore — a distinct possibility — the more potentially deadly storm surge it pushes on-shore.Related Article: Thousands line up to get food assistance in affected counties“For a meandering storm, the biggest concern — as we saw with Harvey — is the huge amount rainfall,” said Chris Landsea, chief of tropical analysis and forecast branch at the National Hurricane Center.“It certainly is a challenge forecasting precise impacts when its exact track won’t be known until a day in advance,” Landsea said.And there’s “a huge difference” in the size and type of damage Florence inflicts if it stays 50 miles (80 kilometers) off shore versus heading inland immediately, Landsea said.The wide storm weakened to a Category 3 hurricane Wednesday and forecasters expect it to weaken further as it nears the shore.The storm has pretty much followed the forecast track through now, but the issue will be Thursday or Friday as it nears the coast and the steering currents collapse.“It’s going to coming roaring up to the coast Thursday night and say ‘I’m not sure I really want to do this and I’ll just take a tour of the coast and decide where I want to go inland,’” said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of the private Weather Underground.Steering currents — around clear weather high-pressure systems and stormy low-pressure systems — redirect hurricanes, with the clear weather systems acting as walls that storms have to go around. And forecasts show those currents just not giving the storm any sense direction in a day or so.Masters said there’s a tug-of-war between two clear skies high pressure systems — one off the coast and one over Michigan — and the more the Great Lakes one wins, the more southerly Florence will be.Computer simulations — especially the often star-performing European model — push the storm further south, even into South Carolina and Georgia. The hurricane center also adjusted its projected track but stayed north of what most computer models were showing to prove some continuity with past forecasts.Private meteorologist Ryan Maue of Weathermodels.com in an email called the overnight European computer simulation “another model run for the ages. So many weird/outlandish solutions — but that’s what happens when the steering currents collapse.”The European computer model has Florence veering before landfall and hovering for a couple days off the coast.If the European model is true or the overall trend persists, University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy said it “is exceptionally bad news, as it smears a landfall out over hundreds of miles of coastline, most notably the storm surge. he rainfall has been and continues to be a very substantial threat over the entire area.”And if Florence weren’t enough, other storms out there are threatening people. Tropical Storm Olivia is approaching the Hawaiian islands, the Philippines are bracing for the powerful typhoon Mangkhut, and Tropical Storm Isaac is nearing the Leeward Islands. Hurricane Helene is threatening no one in the Atlantic.last_img read more

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Knights of Columbus to host benefit golf tournament

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Knights of Columbus will host a golf tournament this month benefitting the Special Olympics of New Hanover County.The Wilmington Council 1074 Charity Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Nov. 16, at Pine Valley Country Club in Wilmington.- Advertisement – All proceeds from the tournament will benefit Special Olympics of New Hanover County which provides free services to about 600 local athletes and their families annually.“If you’ve never been out there to see just the joy and their faces light up whenever they make an accomplishment or make that milestone, you definitely need to experience that,” said Tiffany Lesley, spokesperson for Special Olympics of New Hanover County. “Volunteers are always needed.”“When our Knights go over and volunteer, all I hear is you gotta do it,” said Bob Benazzi, who serves as the Grand Knight of the KOC Wilmington Council 1074.Related Article: Special Olympics gives athletes chance to showcase skillsIn addition to this event, the KOC Wilmington Council 1074 is very active with other needs in the community. More recently, they’ve undertaken a number of projects to assist flood victims impacted by Hurricane Florence.“Our members have spent over 800 hours on hurricane relief and we think it will probably go until the end of the month,” Benazzi said.The Wilmington Council 1074 Charity Golf Tournament will be held at Pine Valley Country Club located at 500 Pine Valley Drive. It starts at 8 a.m. Click here to register now.last_img read more

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MDA calls for special committee to create and oversee urban lungs

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint The Malta Developers Association is calling on the government to create a committee which oversees the conservation of open spaces as urban ‘lungs.’MDA says that the committee would be made up of representatives from the government, the MDA and environmental organisations to develop them.They also state that this would include the involvement of the local councils and the assurance of compensation to the landowners.Their suggestion comes after praising the government for its decision to double the existing Ta ‘Qali National Park as well as the further intention to create another park in Birzebbugia, land that originally been considered for Freeport expansion.WhatsApplast_img read more

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Februarys storm cost the Cleansing Division €40000

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint DOI/Reuben PiscopoDOI/Reuben Piscopo The cost to manufacture and replace beach furniture destroyed in the storm in February exceeded €40,000.The Cleansing and Maintenance Division is understood to manufactured 150 beach ladders, 80 hand rails and over 100 new brackets for waste containers.The cost of the repairs were delivered in an address by the Parliamentary Secretary Deo Debattista, to members of the Cleansing and Maintenance Division.Read more:Watch: Bad weather hampers Maltese public transport‘We don’t know the full scale of the damage’ – Hotel in SliemaRadisson Blu ballroom flooded again during Sunday’s stormGovernment to seek European funds to cover storm damagesIt is understood that the Division is responsible for the annual maintenance of Malta and Gozo’s beach furniture and infrastructure. This is said to typically include 340 ladders, 30 decking carpets, 8 bridges and over 1,000 bins.The Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici praised the division for their work stating that, ‘Maintenance works are carried out all year-round, as seven employees are constantly manufacturing and maintaining these facilities which are removed for their yearly upkeep during the non-summer months.’WhatsApplast_img read more

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