Month: July 2019

Home / Month: July 2019

first_img 0% Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Mission Street, a commercial strip occupied by SRO homeless residents, tourists and other pedestrians during the day, gives way at night to the party crowd. In a four-block stretch at 11:20 p.m. on Saturday the  flow of scenes became increasingly surreal.At 21st and Mission in front of the Vanguard Properties, police were looking into what one officer called an incident of “road rage.”  Two cars had collided, but no one was talking.Just south at 22nd Street, a party blared above Skechers. It was hard not to wonder if it was overcrowded, if there were sprinklers, if it was a legal space.center_img And up the street, two young residents from a nearby hotel, took care of getting rid of a mattress.Photo by Lydia ChávezGoodnight Mission. last_img read more

first_imgTOMMY Makinson has been named in the 2014 Dream Team.The winger has been rewarded for a stellar season after he crossed the whitewash 27 times.The most competitive First Utility Super League season of all is reflected in the selections of the 2014 Dream Team, the 13 players deemed to be the biggest stars of a year to remember for all Rugby League fans.The all-English Dream Team is drawn from seven clubs and features eight debutants as well as Jamie Peacock, the Leeds Rhinos prop who makes a record-extending 10th appearance in the form team of the year, having made his debut back in 2000.The presence of 13 England-born players for the second year running is testament to the commitment shown by Super League clubs to nurturing and developing home-grown talent, and highlights the success of initiatives such as the club-trained player and federation-trained player rules.For only the third time in its history, the Dream Team sees seven or more different clubs represented, highlighting the wide distribution of talent within the sport’s elite competition.Wigan Warriors captain Sean O’Loughlin makes his fifth Dream Team appearance in a row – becoming only the fourth player in history to achieve such a feat – whilst Widnes Vikings’ Kevin Brown registers his, and the club’s, first ever Dream Team appearance.The Super League Dream Team is selected by a panel of the sport’s broadcasters and journalists in a secret ballot and represents the form team of the First Utility Super League season.The 2006 and 2007 Super League Dream Teams are the only other teams to represent seven or more different clubs – the 2007 Dream Team holds the record, when eight different clubs were represented.The 2014 First Utility Super League Dream Team:Full-back: Zak Hardaker (Leeds Rhinos) – Dream Team appearances: 1 (2014)Wing: Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos) – Dream Team appearances: 4 (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014)Centre: Michael Shenton (Castleford Tigers) – Dream Team appearances: 1 (2014)Centre: Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) – Dream Team appearances: 1 (2014)Wing: Tommy Makinson (St Helens) – Dream Team appearances: 1 (2014)Stand-off: Kevin Brown (Widnes Vikings) – Dream Team appearances: 1 (2014)Scrum-half: Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) – Dream Team appearances: 2 (2013, 2014)Prop: Jamie Peacock (Leeds Rhinos) – Dream Team appearances: 10 (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014)Hooker: Daryl Clark (Castleford Tigers) – Dream Team appearances: 1 (2014)Prop: Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves) – Dream Team appearances: 2 (2012, 2014)Second Row: Elliott Whitehead (Catalan Dragons) – Dream Team appearances: 1 (2014)Second Row: Carl Ablett (Leeds Rhinos) – Dream Team appearances: 1 (2014)Loose forward: Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan Warriors) – Dream Team appearances: 5 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)last_img read more

first_imgJustin Holbrook’s side need just a point to secure the League Leaders’ Shield and will head into the game full of confidence after their win over Catalans at the weekend.Hull FC haven’t faired as well in the Super 8s, but the three meetings between the two sides this year have very been close – setting up a clash that has all the makings of another tense one.Tickets for the game, which kicks off at 7:45pm, are on sale from the Ticket Office, by calling 01744 455058 or online here.last_img


July 31, 2019 | kzmwuuff | No Comments

first_imgThatto knocked North Wales Crusaders out of the Challenge Cup to progress through to round five of the competition and have now drawn a home tie with Dewsbury Rams.Saints Community Clubs Ambassador Billy Dillon has wished Thatto, the only amateur side left in the famous competition, good luck.“Congratulations to Thatto Heath Crusaders on their achievements last weekend,” he said.“Thatto Heath Crusader North West Men’s League team also had a very good win up at Walney Central in the semi final of The Barla Cup and they will now take on West Hull in the final with the date and ground to be agreed.“I am sure that all of the towns community teams would like to wish Thatto Heath all the very best in both competitions as they endeavour to progress further and at the same time highlight how strong community rugby league is in St.Helens.“I would like to say good luck to both teams!”last_img read more

first_img Last summer opponents of offshore energy exploration rallied in Brunswick County to encourage a reversal. Brunswick was one of two counties in the state that had expressed support for offshore drilling.Commissioners were greeted by another protest before tonight’s meeting in Bolivia with one member of the board telling WWAY this afternoon that no action would be taken. In the end, though, the five Republican commissioners surprised even themselves by voting 3-2 to back off the 2015 resolution. Williams, Randy Thompson and Mike Forte voted in favor of rescinding it. Marty Cooke and Pat Sykes voted against.The move comes two weeks after the Trump administration announced plans to expand oil and gas exploration along the Atlantic coast. Many coastal leaders have expressed concern with potential impacts on tourism and other industries. The federal government granted Florida an exemption from drilling. That led the governors of North Carolina and South Carolina to also declare their preference to be left out of the plan.Related Article: Forest statement on road project points to 2020 governor bidNorth Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said his administration “will pursue every option” to prevent drilling near the state’s beaches, fishing waters and coastal communities. Offshore drilling platforms near Long Beach, CA. (Photo: Photo: BSEE) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — In a surprise move, Brunswick County commissioners tonight voted to reverse course and rescind a resolution adopted more than two years ago that supported offshore drilling.Back in July 2015, commissioners approved a resolution supporting offshore drilling and seismic testing in the Atlantic. A month later they reconsidered the resolution, but a 2-2 vote, with Commissioner Frank Williams recusing himself from the vote, kept the resolution in place.- Advertisement – last_img read more

first_imgSOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — The City of Southport is now without a police department after a multi-agency investigation found the police chief and his second in command allegedly broke their oaths to serve the public.Chief Gary Smith faces charges of obstruction of justice, willful failure to discharge duties and obtaining property by false pretense. Lt. Michael Simmons is charged with obtaining property by false pretense.- Advertisement – The entire Southport Police Department has been put on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues. It has left the city scrambling to assure the public they will have police protection.“My heart is broken,” Southport Mayor Jerry Dove said.Dove, who served as police chief before Smith, was a longtime friend and colleague of Smith.Related Article: Officials: Driver was huffing before crash that killed 4A three-month-long investigation by the DA, State Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation was sparked by a tip from inside the department.“At first it was law enforcement officers that came to other law enforcement officers and said, ‘I think we have a problem,’” District Attorney Jon David said.David said the Smith and Simmons worked for a shipping company while they were also clocked in to serve the city. The DA added that at many times their investigation found the two men would leave the city and even the state conducting their work.“Southport was running as a ghost ship,” David said.A ship that lost its sails Thursday morning when the DA went to city leaders with the news of the pending arrests. WWAY’s Andrew James asked Mayor Dove if problems in pay led the men to allegedly break their oaths.“They had a salary increase, what, in the past three years to bring them up to equal some of the departments around here,” Dove said.Now the entire department has to suspend operations with every officer on administrative leave. Chief Smith and Simmons are also suspended with pay.“A lot of these officers have done absolutely nothing wrong,” David said.The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office will take over policing operations.“We are still going to have police protection, law enforcement protection,” Dove said. “The sheriff is going to come down, and he’s not going to let us down.”David says search warrants have gone to the shipping company for more evidence. He would not disclose what job capacity the two men had with the company nor its name.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — December 1 marked the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. It is the international day of AIDS awareness and a day to remember those lost to the disease.Doctors, nurses, activists, community leaders and Cape Fear residents filled the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, dressed in red Saturday morning.- Advertisement – Seeds of Healing organized the inaugural Red Ribbon Brunch to to reshape the stigma in Wilmington.“In North Carolina, where I’ve lived now for the last five years, there’s a little bit more stigma associated with HIV. We need to work a little harder in making sure people understand HIV isn’t a death sentence,” said Edward Adams, a 35-year HIV survivor.“We want to make sure that the community knows that HIV epidemic is not going, people are still at risk. We want people to know there are resources that exist in our community there are people that have compassion to care for you, there is access to medication,” said Leshonda Wallace, the Executive Director of Seed of Healing.Related Article: Lawsuit alleges sex scandal at Duke-run camp for chronically ill childrenMore than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS. Seeds of Healing is working to make the community more aware of these deadly diseases.If you want to join in on the cause, March 23 is the HIV/AIDS walk.last_img read more

first_imgMaltese go-kart racing driver and member of the Karting Club Malta Gianluca Dingli was busy racing in Italy between Friday 24th and Sunday 26th May, as he competed in the fourth round of the RoK Cup Championship in Italy.The race was organised at Pista Azzura in Jesolo Italy, where after three days of dedicated training together with his team Zanchi Motorsport, Dingli managed to finish the final race in the third place. This was the fourth round and Dingli has competed in all of them.Dingli is preparing himself for the fifth round which will take place on Sunday 30th June at Pista South Garda in Lonato, Italy.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement From August 1st to 31st, an international experts’ jury will evaluate 454 national nominees from 95 UN-member states to select this year’s best mobile content for the World Summit Award Mobile (WSA-mobile). The jury will award five products in each of the eight contest categories.WSA-mobile is a global follow up initiative of the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Its goal is to foster the richness and diversity of mobile content around the globe and to award best practice in content production. “WSA-mobile is unique in its focus on content richness. Hence the WSA-mobile categories and the jury members reflect all parts of social and cultural life,” states Prof. Peter A. Bruck, WSA-mobile chairman.Jury members have backgrounds in the creative industries, telecommunication, advertising, journalism and research, as well as in teaching. According to Bruck, the jury will judge the value of the content as well as the product’s design and its technical realisation. Furthermore, each nominee’s contribution to bridging the digital divide will play a central role for the jury. – Advertisement – For the contest winners, WSA-mobile is a chance to raise global awareness for their products. They will be invited to the WSA-mobile Global Congress will take place in Abu Dhabi, February 1st to 3rd 2015. The event will offer a platform for WSA-mobile Winners to present their services and projects to potential partners and investors. Furthermore, the event will include a conference, hosting internationally renowned experts and opinion leaders in the ICT and mobile technology sector.WSA-mobile Contest Categories:m-Business & Commercem-Government & Participationm-Learning & Educationm-Entertainment & Lifestylem-Tourism & Culturem-Media & Newsm-Environment & Healthm-Inclusion & Empowerment.Organised by the International Center for New Media (ICNM) in Salzburg, the World Summit Award Mobile is a global initiative within the framework of, and in cooperation with, the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), in collaboration with UNESCO, UNIDO and UN GAID. Abu Dhabi, as the city of the award’s key partner ADSIC (Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre), is the host for the WSA-mobile Awards.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s not an exaggeration to say Live Photos transforms the whole idea of photography. It adds motion both before and after you take a picture and packages it together in one GIF-like 3-second shot. Image Credit: BusinessInsider Advertisement When I talk with others about Apple‘s new Live Photos feature on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, they’re either unfamiliar with it or don’t quite exactly know how it works.It’s not an exaggeration to say Live Photos transforms the whole idea of photography. It adds motion both before and after you take a picture and packages it together in one GIF-like 3-second shot. For example, you make take a photo of your friend smiling, but you’ll likely capture the little laugh they did too as they got ready for flash. By holding down your finger on the still photo, the 3-second clip will play.How does it work? It captures 1.5 seconds before the shot by continuously recording a buffer that’s never stored unless you tap the shutter. It’s technically a video, but since it’s so short, it’s really more like a cinemagraph, GIF or what Apple calls “living memories.” – Advertisement – Apple’s take on Live Photos is really an outgrowth of how we create and consume visual content today. From Snapchat to Vine to novel apps like Boomerang, sharing this type of content is becoming more and more dynamic experience. Live Photos brings that concept to the iPhone‘s native functions.But nailing the perfect Live Photo may be tricky at first — capturing blurry shots is bound to happen. After spending a bit more time with the feature — and with these tips below — you’ll be able to master the art of it once and for all. Let’s take a look:How to take the best Live PhotosTo take a Live Photo, open up the camera app. Scroll to the photo page, and click the yellow circle icon at the top middle. Press the shutter button when you’re ready.Since Live Photos capture the moments before and after the photo is taken, you’ll want to remember to keep your hand steady.A yellow box that says “Live” will appear when the feature is active. Wait for it to disappear so you know it’s no longer capturing. Sidenote: With iOS 9.1, the iPhone will automatically sense if it is being raised or lowered and will omit anything captured during that time — that way there aren’t any shots of the ground or random angles post-snapshot.The 12MP still image is at the heart of a Live Photo, and it’s what people will initially see when they’re viewing your image. That being said, focus on what makes the best still photo first.Capture it as though you’re taking a photo — not shooting a video — so don’t move the phone itself too much.Live Photos give context to the moments we freeze, but action is only part of it. Sound also plays a part in our memories. Live Photos include audio, so keep in mind the environment you’re in. If you’re giving someone a countdown, use your fingers to count down 3, 2, 1, instead of saying it out loud.When to use Live PhotosSince Live Photos record such a brief moment in time, subtle movements work great with this feature (i.e. the smile at the end of a giggle, or a breeze blowing through someone’s hair).Anything related to your pet, obviously.Landscapes can come to life with movement. When you’re at the beach, show the waves rolling in. If you’re at the park, see the leaves swaying in the wind.Focus on a subject in the foreground but capture people walking in the distance. This gives a hustle-bustle tone to the image.Photobombs. Now you can actually catch the culprits in the process.Fireworks. Let’s be real — regular photos have never done them justice.[related-posts]When not to use Live PhotosShowing off your Starbucks drink.Capturing a meal. Unless it’s flambéed, then that would be cool.Selfies. Love thy selfie, but not sure we want to see all the readjusting you did for the right shot.Tips to keep in mindYou can use a Live Photo as your iPhone lock screen wallpaper. Add the photo as you would a still image as your wallpaper and when prompted, select Live Photo. You can even take a Live Photo and make it a watch face on your Apple Watch.Live Photos take up twice as much storage as a regular photo, so choose your moments wisely.You can share Live Photos with anyone running iOS 9 or OS X El Capitan.Anyone with previous-generation iPhones and iPads running iOS 9 can view Live Photos. Simply tap and hold down on the display. Remember, you can touch the black border surrounding the image, so you’re not covering the Live Photo with your finger.On Macs running El Capitan, import the Live Photo into the Photos app. The Live Photo will automatically play when you click on it.You can even view Live Photos on Apple TV through AirPlay. We know what the family is doing around the fire this holiday.The Facebook app also supports Live Photos.[Mashable]last_img read more