“The honourable thing for them to do now is to stand down and fight by-elections back in their constituencies.”Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says seven MPs who resigned from the Labour party should seek re-election. pic.twitter.com/JuFEZMSEix— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) February 18, 2019John McDonnell has called on those MPs who have quit the Labour Party today to “stand down and fight by-elections”.The seven ex-Labour MPs today confirmed that they had quit the party but did not have plans to resign from parliament, which means their constituents won’t be offered the opportunity to vote for a Labour MP until the next general election.The Shadow Chancellor told Channel 4 News: “All of these MPs stood on our manifesto in 2017… they all increased their majorities, now they’re on a different platform.“The honourable thing, the usual thing for them to do now is to stand down and fight by-elections back in their constituencies.”On what the Labour Party will be doing in response to the news, McDonnell said: “We’ll do what we’re doing always, which is an open door, we’re listening to people all the time.”He added: “The argument that we no longer support a people’s vote was put forward. That’s not the case – we’ve deliberately kept that on the table.”Tags:Labour /John McDonnell /The Independence Group /
This stunning Navy Gold and White jersey, designed and manufactured by our kit partner O’Neills, has captured the attention of everyone involved in its design and production, as well as the players who will be wearing it with pride.Kyle Amor called it “the best shirt yet in my time here” and we are sure it will be loved by Saints fans of all ages.Featuring our new Platinum Club Partner Crabbie’s, the design is perfect for following your Saints this season.We have used a Navy Marl base, which has proved very fashionable this season with many major sports and fashion brands, whilst the Gold and White “shard” stripes coming over the shoulder are eye-catching and make it a great top to wear either on matchnight or as a leisure top.Saints Replica version shirts are manufactured by O’Neills in Britain from a range of high quality advanced fibres to produce an end fabric called Koolite.Koolite fabric is breathable, cool and offers high wicking properties for enhanced wearer comfort. It also compromises anti-bacterial properties with good shape retention after multiple washing.We are delighted to welcome Platinum Club Partner Crabbie’s onto the front of the shirt and their unique logo takes pride of place in the central chest position.Long term sponsors RCL and University Centre St.Helens join them on the front of the shirt alongside O’Neills our sportswear partner.On the sleeve we continue our association with MyProtein and Totally Wicked respectively, whilst the back has long term sponsor Hattons Solicitors across the shoulder and A-Star Recruitment on the lower back. Totally Wicked again take position on the back of the neck.AFEX are on the front of the shorts and socks whilst ESRG are, once more, on the rear of the shorts.Our junior shirts will carry the Willow Water logo on the front in place of Crabbie’s, whilst the Totally Wicked logos will be replaced with the “Every Action Has Consequences” logo which is their chosen charity.The players will wear an exact replica of this kit when Saints travel to Catalans in March, whilst all player version shirts have a special gripper with the text ‘Ex Terra Lucem’ – the Town’s motto shaped into the design.Availability and Sizes:Shirts are now available for pre-order with stock of Away shirts due to land week ending December 9 2016.They are available in Adult Sizes XS to 7XL, Ladies Sizes 8 to 18, Kids sizes 5-6 to age 13, and Infant Sizes.A player version shirt will also be available in sizes XS to 3XL, in limited quantities.Shirt Prices have been frozen!Adult & Ladies Shirts are £48. Player Version £70. Kids £35. Infant Shirts £30.Infant Kits comprising Shirt, Shorts and Socks in sizes Age 1-2 and 3-4 are available in limited quantities for £40.Matching Shorts and socks are also available.Member Offer:2017 Members get 10 per cent off the home and away kit in November and December if they call into the Superstore.Visit Saints Superstore, or shop online at www.saintssuperstore.com to secure your shirt!
Under the partnership agreement Saints will allow first team squad players to feature for Leigh in the Betfred Championship.Saints Chief Executive Mike Rush said: “We’re grateful to both John Duffy and the Centurions for entering into an agreement which will be beneficial for both clubs.“There have always been strong ties between the two clubs and there are strong friendships between key members of both organisations.“In reaching this decision, we considered the close proximity between the two clubs, the fine facilities that Leigh have and the excellent relationship and regard we hold for John Duffy, Paul Anderson and the other Leigh staff and officials.“Over the course of the season some members of our first team squad will need more game time for various reasons and this partnership will allow them to get that, playing at a good level in the Championship and in the right environment.“We look forward to watching our players develop from this agreement.”Leigh Centurions head coach John Duffy confirmed the partnership agreement was finalised after a meeting with Mike Rush and Saints head coach Justin Holbrook.Duffy said: “The opportunity to be able to partner a club like Saints is extremely beneficial for us, especially when you consider the calibre of player we will get each week.“We were on the back foot with starting our squad recruitment late and are down on numbers so we will now augment that with quality players and quality people.“We had a good meeting at Saints with Mike and Justin and also Paul Wellens and Ian Talbot from the coaching staff. They have trust in us that their players will get treated and coached in the right way and they acknowledge that their players have got to earn the right to play for Leigh Centurions with their performances in training and matches.“It’s a great partnership for Leigh Centurions and I’m sure will be extremely beneficial also for Saints. I’m confident the relationship between the two clubs will continue to flourish.”
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A traffic crash Friday afternoon in Wilmington resulted in the driver being arrested.Wilmington Police say the accident happened near Oleander and 41 streets when Matthew McBride Jr. crossed over three lanes, jumping the curb and colliding with a power line pole which broke in half. The car then rolled over onto its roof.McBride was arrested and charged with DWI, Fail to Maintain Lane, Possession of Schedule I, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Injury to Real Property.No other injuries were reported.
WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — An inmate serving time at Columbus Correctional in Whiteville is now accused of stabbing his cellmate earlier this month.Dwight Sharp, 26, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.- Advertisement – The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office says Sharp stabbed his cellmate, James Munn, 49, with a shank on September 6. Munn received injuries to his head, ear, and neck. Munn was transferred to Sampson Correctional two days later, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.Online records show Sharp was convicted in September of 2016 for receiving a stolen vehicle, speeding to elude arrest, drug possession, and carrying a concealed weapon.He received five infractions in April. The infractions are for involvement with a gang or security risk group, assault person w/weapon, interfere with staff, disobey order, and profane languageRelated Article: FBI offering $100K reward for info on sexual predator, may be heading to NC
The open house today gave the community an opportunity to learn about the outpatient center. It will be set up for 300 patients and you can walk in without an appointment if necessary. It’s also self pay. Community members and the Executive Director said this is a major need in this area.“We’ve already had individuals call and individuals stopping by. We had a guy stop by say hey, this is my name and I’m going to be your first patient. They are questioning when are you going to open, when are you going to open,” Executive Director Miranda Ricker said.“I’m just glad that there’s a place for people to come to that live closer, live in this area because there are so many people who can’t get to Wilmington so they’re still stuck in that cycle of addiction,” resident Lauren Lofland said.Related Article: NCDOT improvements underway for three Brunswick County roadsThe new treatment center is on Main Street. Ricker said they should open in the next few weeks. Shallotte Treatments Associates (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A new substance abuse treatment facility will open soon in Brunswick County, but this one will be the first of its kind.The Executive Director of the Shallotte Treatment Associates said this will be the first methadone treatment center in Brunswick County.- Advertisement –
NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Food truck owners are taking on the town of Carolina Beach.They say the town passed unfair ordinances, and now they’re ready to do something about it.“Carolina Beach has turned the bridge to its island into a drawbridge that it has pulled up on competition. That’s not just wrong. It’s unconstitutional,” said attorney Justin Pearson.- Advertisement – Pearson says the town of Carolina Beach broke the law when they created an ordinance that banned food trucks for anyone that has not owned a brick-and-mortar restaurant in the town for more than a year.“We are here to hopefully convince Carolina Beach to do the right thing. I should point out that even if they banned food trucks entirely that would also be unconstitutional. But what’s particularly interesting about what’s going on in Carolina Beach is that they come right out and admit that they have no problem with food trucks, they just don’t like competition from outsiders,” said Pearson.Pearson is a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice, a national non-profit law firm that represents small business owners fighting unconstitutional laws.Related Article: Get your shag on this weekend at annual Carolina Beach Music FestivalAaron and Monica Cannon, who own A&M’s Red Food Truck, say the Institute for Justice reached out to them when they learned of the ordinance.They didn’t think they needed the help, until the town approached them while they were catering a private event.“He told the manager of the hotel that if we didn’t leave, he was calling the police,” said Aaron Cannon.Michelle Rock, who owns Mama Rocks Desserts and T’Geaux Boys food trucks, grew up on Pleasure Island.She says its the residents of Carolina Beach who are hurt the most by the ordinance.“They want to enjoy that same experience that everybody else in New Hanover County gets to enjoy. So it’s hurting actually the people, more than it is us.”Carolina Beach Mayor Joe Benson says the town has not yet reviewed the complaint, and they cannot comment at this time.We will continue to follow this story as it develops
Nothing is final yet, but the commission is looking at implementing a commercial and recreational flounder season to keep the southern flounder population from running too low.“It’s definitely going to set us all back,” commercial fisherman Breece Gahl said. “That’s a huge fishery for us in the summertime and it’s where we make a lot of our money.”From recreational to commercial fishing, local fishermen might have to steer away from flounder.Related Article: Motts Channel Seafood welcomes customers first time since Florence“You know it’s a big local-only push around this area,” Mott’s Channel Seafood Manager Thomas Franz said. “So flounder being one of the local fish, if we have to import from somewhere else, it’s going to definitely drive the price up. It’s just supply and demand.”Franz says flounder brings in a huge amount of their business.If the recommendations are finalized, recreational fishermen will not be able to catch flounder for a year, and commercial fishermen will only be allowed to catch flounder during a few weeks in the fall.“I understand that there has to been something done for the conservation of the fish,” Franz said. “I’m not against that. but this is what I do and there are a lot of guys’ jobs on the line.”With things still uncertain, Franz says they could be forced to replace their flounder with other options or limit when they can sell it.With the flounder industry very much a part of Gahl’s livelihood, he may have to shift focus to other fish.“At the end of the day, I am trying to pay my light bill or rent and survive,” Gahl said. “The fact that I am doing it for a living, at the end of the day, I’m going to do anything and everything I can to make a dollar off the water each day.”The commission will have a final vote on the draft amendment in August.The proposal would lower southern flounder harvest by 72% in 2020. It also includes other proposed regulations on how flounder is caught. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Proposed regulations could start reining in certain commercial and recreational fisherman.The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission voted last week to accept recommendations to help stop over fishing of flounder.- Advertisement –
Advertisement We’re following up with further details, but for now, here’s the official announcement. The App Center is launching on June 8th with more than 600 social apps, including Nike+ GPS, Ubisoft Ghost Recon Commander, Stitcher Radio, Draw Something, and Pinterest. – Advertisement – Each person will have a personalized experience in the App Center, with recommendations based on the apps they and their friends use, whether that be games or fashion, food, fitness, travel, or other lifestyle apps.You’ll only see high quality apps in the App Center, based on user ratings and engagement.The App Center is available on mobile via the Facebook apps for iOS and Android, or by accessing Facebook.com on mobile.Stats:More than 230 million people play games on Facebook every monthMore than 130 games on Facebook have more than 1 million monthly active users.More than 4,500 timeline apps have launched since f8 in September 2011.Facebook drove people to the Apple App Store 83 million times in May.Facebook drove people to iOS apps 134 million times in May (someone who already has the app and is directed back to it from Facebook.)As of May, seven of the top 10 grossing iOS apps and six of the top 10 Android apps have integrated with Facebook.
Advertisement Though Uganda’s mobile phone subscriptions have grown strongly over the last few years, internet usage has lagged behind largely due to limited access to computers.However, for a few thousands of shillings, one can get a good Smartphone fitted with a number of platforms that can enable them access various online products. As a result, product developers have become increasingly aware that the demands of internet users have become increasingly diverse.Mr. Godfrey Mutabazi, the Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), recently told the East African Business Week that internet users had risen to 5 million at the end of last year from about 4.5 million in 2010. – Advertisement – With this has come an opportunity for SMEs that mostly rely on foot traffic, to market their products to a richer and wider audience. Mr. Ham Namakajjo, Google’s Uganda Country Manager told the East African Business Week recently that the SMEs have a whole range of opportunities to market their products in a cheaper way.“When you go to down town Kampala, you will find that the small traders have similar businesses that mainly rely on foot traffic. If someone never passes by their shops, then they will never know about them.So the Google trader platform works like the classified ads; you take pictures of your merchandize and put them online and when people are searching for shoes for instance, your merchandize and shop pop up,” Namakajjo said, adding, “This is a site that people go to when they are looking for a particular item. It therefore gives you a rich and much broader audience.”Ms Dorothy Ooko, Google’s Communications Manager for East and Francophone Africa, says that businesses that are not online are missing out on the potential that the internet provides.“If you are not online, you are only able to influence a few people, so only the people around you. But if you go online, it means that even someone in Mbarara (Western Uganda), Jinja (Eastern Uganda) Nairobi, (Kenya) will know about your business. ” Ooko says.Ooko adds that businesses can also take advantage of products like Google places on Google Plus local where they can put up their businesses and people can rate and recommend them.“If for instance it is a Friday and I’m trying to figure out where to go, I’ll simply go to Google plus and look out for the areas that have been highly recommended. So that gives you a much wider reach than if people were to pass it on by word of mouth or foot traffic”, he said.“We know that internet penetration is still very low in many parts of Africa and we are trying to increase that. How do we do that, is by making sure that more people are online-Since most people access the internet on their mobile handsets, we think that the cost of the mobile handsets should be VAT free to reduce on the cost of the mobile handsets so that more people can access the internet”, Ooko said.Total mobile subscribers in Uganda surged to 16 million last year, up from an estimated 13 million in 2010.
Advertisement These aggregators currently include Exact Mobile, TuneCore, Zimbalam, Finetunes, INgrooves, Ioda, The Orchard, Zebralution, Believe Digital and Good To Go. However, because Exact Mobile is a local shareholder in Simfy Africa, it seems to be the first point of call.Once artists have registered their music with one of these aggregators, it will be uploaded to Simfy Africa and they can start earning royalties, the amount of which will depend on how often their music is played.Simfy Africa claims that its tracing technology allows it to compile comprehensive reports for all music being listened to on the service. These reports are used to calculate the payments to artists and labels through the aggregators. – Advertisement – What this offers local artists and labels is a great distribution model and the ability to market and promote their music straight to the people who are listening.Artists or labels who need more information can email Simfy Africa on firstname.lastname@example.org.Source: mybroadband
Advertisement In an effort to increase quality service monitoring in the East African country, the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) has announced its intention to purchase more than $200,000 in equipment.Zambia’s ICT Authority (ZICTA) has announced the purchase of equipment to bolster service delivery and empower customers. (Image: Google/ukzambians.co.uk)The authority said that the equipment would be used to empower customers and to ensure they ”no longer get raw deals” from the country’s telecom operators. It also forms part of efforts by the authority to bolster service delivery and thereby increase penetration into rural areas.ZICTA public relations manager Ngabo Nankonde said “with the quality of service monitoring equipment, customers could now be assured of quality service provision from operators, as the authority plans to penalise errant providers.” – Advertisement – Nankonde said ZICTA “was on a fact-finding mission in the eastern part of the country to ascertain why mobile service providers continue giving poor services to their subscribers.”She said communication, “be it mobile phone or Internet, must be of high quality so that the public can easily access information without difficulties.”Nankonde said “the three operators should immediately address the various concerns raised by their respective subscribers.”Source: ItNewsAfrica
Advertisement The Brazil-Germany match has broken the record for the most discussed single sports game ever on Twitter with over 35.6 million tweets.This smashed the previous record of 24.9 million tweets set during the 2014 Super Bowl.Sami Khedira’s goal in the 29th minute — a record fourth German goal in six minutes and the fifth goal to cap the fastest five goals ever to start a World Cup match — set a record for tweets per minute (580,166).The previous record for most tweets at the 2014 World Cup was set during the Brazil-Chile match that went to a shootout: 16.4 million tweets.Credit: Soccer America
Advertisement Spanchat is set to start an online magazine called Real Life, which will publish roughly one article each weekday on the subject of technology.Not a lot of details have been revealed yet, except that the first edition of the magazine will go out on June 27.Snapchat employee and social media critic Nathan Jurgenson said that Real Life will publish essays, arguments, and narratives about living with technology.“It won’t be a news site with gadget reviews or industry gossip. It will be about how we live today and how our lives are mediated by devices.” – Advertisement – The magazine will have editorial independence, with the editor in chief being Nathan Jurgenson. His team includes, Rob Horning, Alexandra Molotkow, Sarah Nicole Prickett, and Soraya KingThe editorial team will have the final say of what goes onto the site.
Ivory Coast Has Banned Selling of SIM Cards to Persons Under the Age of 16. Image Credit: The Conversation Advertisement According to reports by Africa News, the government of the Ivory Coast has published a number of decrees on telecommunication operations in the country including a ban on SIM card subscription to minors under age 16.“The decree prohibits the subscription to communication services to minors under 16 years of age … The Telecommunications/ ICT Regulatory Authority of Ivory Coast (ARTCI) is authorized to confiscate any SIM card or communication device that does not comply with the requirements of this decree,” it stated.The Minister of Communication, Economy and Post, Bruno Nabagne Kone announced the measures on Wednesday after a cabinet meeting presided over by the President Alassane Ouattara. – Advertisement – He added that “the minors can only benefit from mobile services through their legal guardians”.The decree was sanctioned by the government to strengthen security on networks and services used by a majority of the population to communicate and trade while others use it to commit crime, Kone explained.Among the measures taken includes the “prohibition of sale of any SIM card or access to communication without identification. The identification operation cannot be carried out outside the premises of telecommunication companies or their authorized service providers.”Ivory Coast has an estimated 20.42 million mobile phone subscribers with an 83.5 percent penetration rate, according to the country’s regulator ARTCI.The market is dominated by Orange with a 37.4 percent share and MTN with 36.2 percent. Orange has 7.59 million mobile customers, followed by MTN with 7.38 million, Moov with 4.05 million, Comium with 988,073 and Green with 302,639.[related-posts]
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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]h, Blog. Returning from holiday. It’s like a bloody bereavement, isn’t it? But next stop Cheltenham, so I’ll be sticking my marching boots on, the moment I get indoors.One of the saddest things, in the game, in recent years, has been the loss of Tic-Tac, due to everyone now being obliged to stare at a Betfair screen, all day, whilst they’re at the races. But the highlight, of the flight back to Blighty, which I’m on now, has been seeing that the ancient art is still alive and well, and being used by Easyjet cabin-crew!Yes, when they need a sandwich, or any other item, from the other end of the plane, I’ve noticed that they have a particular, manual, Tic-Tac style, sign for it. Fantastic!Sadly, I know that, as soon as any of the Corporate People, back at Easyjet HQ, hear of these unwaranted incidents of individuality, flare, and natural human communication, they will INSTANTLY send an email to their Computer People, and have them replaced by some kind of infernal app or beeping device. ISN’T ANYONE ALLOWED TO HAVE A BIT OF FUN ANYMORE?In other news:I visited Bistrot D’Alain several years ago and found it to be rather disappointing. However, it has now changed hands, and finished off a cracking week, for us, last night, in Tenerife. And great to see too, a family run restaurant, doing so well.Bistrot D’Alain, Valle Menéndez 16 38650 Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Spain. The Duck Magret and Tarte Tatin, dead-heated, as the best things I ate during the holiday. Although, the avocado and prawn starter, slightly, just slightly, let the side down. At €88 for 2 though, you’d certainly be paying nearly double that in London, for a meal as good. STICK IT IN YOUR TEN TO FOLLOW. 8.5 (could even be a 9, at the price)Over and out, B x
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Share Contact: Michael CinelliPhone: (713) 831-4794 Stoll Named Associate Director of Baker Institute Rice political science professor Richard J. Stoll has been named as an associate director of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, institute director Edward P.Djerejian announced today. Stoll, who is currently the director of the Center for the Study of Institutions and Values, is a former chair of the politicalscience department.”The appointment of professor Stoll as associate director recognizes his tremendous commitment to the Baker Institute, and his scholarly expertise, which will be extremely helpful in formulating policy initiatives at this institute,” said Rice president MalcolmGillis. In making the announcement at the Baker Institute LeadershipCommittee meeting today, Djerejian praised Stoll’s academic career.”Professor Stoll is a scholar of distinction,” Djerejian said.”He has been active in the Baker Institute from its inception. His contributions have been and will be of great value as we seek to bring the vision of the institute into reality.” Stoll came to Rice in 1979 as an assistant professor after earning his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan. He achieved the rank of associate professor in 1984 andbecame a full professor in 1990. His teaching and research interests are in international relations, international conflict, U.S. foreign policy, national security policy, statistics, researchdesign and computer simulation. Frequently recognized at Rice for his outstanding teaching, Stoll has received the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching three times, the George R. Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching,the Nicholas Salgo Award, and the Amoco Teaching Award twice. Stoll has conducted a number of studies on the escalation of conflict and the causes of war. He published a book on national security matters entitled U.S. National Security Policy and theSoviet Union. He is currently finishing a second book entitled U.S. National Security Policy and the New World Order. Several chapters of the new book focus on national security problems with Iraq and lessonslearned from the Persian Gulf War.”The opportunity to work with Ambassador Djerejian and my colleagues in the social sciences and all faculty at Rice in building the Baker Institute into a nationally and internationally recognized public policy institution is exciting,” Stoll said. Djerejian made the announcement of Stoll’s appointment at a meeting of the Baker Institute’s Leadership Committee prior to groundbreaking ceremonies for the institute’s new $15 million, state -of-the-art building. The building will house the Baker Institute, the office of the dean of Social Sciences and the departments of economics and political science. Construction of the building is scheduled to start in the spring. It is scheduled to be completed by the end of 1996. Currently, the Baker Institute offices are located on the first floor of Fondren Library. Rice University is an independent, coeducational, nonsectarian private university dedicated to undergraduate teaching and graduate studies, research and professional training in selected disciplines. It has an undergraduate student population of 2,572, a graduate and professional student population of 1,375 and a full-time faculty of 448. ### AddThis