Local Journalists Organize to Pass Ballot Measures

first_imgAnother organization has joined the San Francisco housing fray: Vision SF, a group led by Salon founder David Talbot, 48 Hills editor Tim Redmond and other San Franciscans, held a two-hour kick-off rally Saturday afternoon to push for a group of contentious housing measures on the ballot in November’s election.Some 250 people came to the Brava Theater to hear speakers ranging from Supervisor David Campos and former state assembly member Tom Ammiano to filmmaker Lou Dematteis and San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia. The speakers spoke of gentrification, lambasted city hall for a perceived lack of action on housing, and emphasized the importance of the upcoming election. But unlike other opposition groups, they refused to see tech workers as the enemy. “When I see the Google buses my initial impulse is to take a brick and throw it through the fucking window,” said Cleve Jones, an AIDS and LGBT activist from the Castro, to loud laughter and applause “And sometimes I yell at them ‘Take the goddamned train!’”But such tactics are counterproductive, Jones said, and community organizations should work on reaching out to tech workers and “give them a way to contribute” instead.   0% “There are people on those buses who we need to reach,” he continued. “We need to be really smart and compassionate and thoughtful and find the right vocabulary and the right words to reach those people.”In his opening remarks, Talbot said, “We all have to fight and join this campaign to make sure that those measures get passed in November. That’ll send a huge signal to the powers that be in this city that we’re not dead, that we’re still in this city and fighting back.” Vision SF is meant to be a long-term organization to “change the political dialogue away from the needs of the few to the needs of the majority,” according to Talbot, who helped found the organization because he saw no alternative to the status quo in San Francisco.“I was stunned when no mayoral candidate came out against Ed Lee,” Talbot said, before that candidates like Broke-Ass Stuart are good political alternatives but don’t have “a long track record of political officeholding.” He also said that Vision SF would look at supporting alternative think tanks, news sources, and politicians for San Francisco.“We need a new generation of political officeholders,” he said.Saturday’s event — the organization’s only event before the election — primarily sought votes and volunteers for five ballot measures that all concern housing or gentrification.“Our immediate goal here at Vision SF is to get you activated…for those crucial November ballot campaigns,” Talbot said during the rally.Prop. A would give $310 million towards affordable housing city-wide, with $50 million earmarked for the Mission. The measure has strong support in city hall, but must get a two-thirds majority among voters. Prop. F is more contentious, increasing regulations on short-term rentals by requiring platforms like Airbnb to only list hosts with valid city registrations. It is opposed not only by Airbnb — which has raised $8 million to defeat it — but also by the San Francisco Chronicle, evidence to many at the rally of the need for alternatives.“I’m sick of the circle jerk that’s happening in San Francisco — the mayor, Ron Conway, the fucking Chronicle,” said former supervisor and state assembly member Ammiano. Conway, a Silicon Valley investor with financial ties to Airbnb, backed Mayor Lee to the tune of $600,000 in 2011 and has fought against regulations on short-term rentals for years.Prop. I, the 18-month pause on all market-rate housing in the Mission, is supported by non-profits like the Mission Economic Development Agency but opposed by a group of realtors calling itself San Franciscans for Real Housing Solutions. The “Yes on I” campaign is vastly outspent, having raised some $80,000 to the opposition’s $500,000. Prop. J would allow grants to “legacy businesses” that have been in the city for more than 30 years, while Prop. K would prioritize building housing on city-owned surplus land such as parking lots and empty buildings.Despite the dry subject-matter, there was an even mix of political speech and entertainment. Speakers like Sara Shortt of the Housing Rights Committee gave way to those guitarists like Tom Heyman and comedians like 20-year-old Mike Evans, who remembered a bygone era of drinking 40-ounce malt liquor at Dolores Park.“The techies fucked up Dolores Park by cleaning it! It’s terrible,” Evans said. “When I’m drinking a 40, the last thing I’m thinking about is ‘Where am I going to go recycle this right now?’”20-year-old comedian Mike Evans at the rally. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.Guitarist Tom Heyman singing at the Brava Theater rally. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.Supervisor Campos, one of the final speakers, lauded the choice of venue within the Mission District given the intensity of gentrification facing the neighborhood.“I think in many respects it is very fitting that we are having this meeting here in the Mission, because the Mission has become ground zero for this fight over who we are in this city,” he said. “So when we talk about Vision SF — Vision SF, whatever that [is going to mean], is playing out in this neighborhood right now.”Campos also supported Prop. I and criticized the idea that building market-rate housing would “trick down to the middle class” and put less pressure on housing stock city-wide, saying “Reaganomics did not work in the 1980s and it ain’t gonna work in San Francisco.”And Silicon Valley venture capitalist Conway was again criticized: Campos went after Conway and his perceived proximity to city hall, comparing the investor to Donald Trump. “It’s one thing for us to have Donald Trump at the national level, but here we have Ron Conway,” Campos said. “There’s a story floating around that Ron Conway [told the New York attorney general] that he owned city hall in San Francisco. I want to send Ron Conway a very clear message today: ‘You don’t own San Francisco. San Francisco belongs to San Franciscans.’”Supervisor David Campos speaking at the Vision SF kick-off rally. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros. center_img Tags: Election 2015 Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

Mission Local takes top honors from Society of Professional Journalists in three

first_imgMission Local, the 10-year-old news site you are currently reading, is small. But we are mighty. And we are humbled: Today, the Society of Professional Journalists announced that we have taken three of its awards for excellence, competing against the esteemed field of Northern California print and online outfits — including the category of “breaking news.”In her nominating letter for that category — in which Mission Local was judged against all participating Northern California media — our executive editor, Lydia Chavez, wrote, “In some sense it is preposterous to think that a small site could better other coverage in the breaking story of Mayor Ed Lee’s death.” But, she continued, “these stories make the case.” Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter Our four deadline submissions following Lee’s sudden death were Laura Wenus’ piece “In Ed Lee, Mission leaders saw an immigrant ally who couldn’t quell a crisis”; Julian Mark’s story “Mixed feelings in SF Mission Chinese community about Ed Lee’s legacy”; and Joe Eskenazi’s columns “The Legacy of Ed Lee” and “Mark Farrell is your new mayor — and pandemonium ensues.” Mission Local also took home the “Ongoing Coverage” category for our analyses of the San Francisco Police Department’s sclerotic reform process. Our submissions included “Road to SFPD reform cautiously, sometimes haltingly, engages community” by Charlotte Silver; “Most SF police stations falter in communicating with residents” by Mallory Newman; “The hot seat: Is Chief Bill Scott reforming the SFPD?” by Julian Mark; “Police Chief Bill Scott and the police union’s self-inflicted wounds” by Joe Eskenazi; and “Last week’s SFPD shooting — A frame-by-frame breakdown with expert analysis,” also by Mallory Newman. Finally, we also won top honors in the category of “Community Journalism” — which is, of course, our raison d’être. Our entries included “The SF Mission District’s invisible foot patrols” by Julian Mark; Developer’s “I am not a Monster” ad blitz makes few friends” and “The strange and terrible saga of San Francisco’s ‘historic laundromat’ represents the worst of planning and development in this town” by Joe Eskenazi; “Artist René Yañez engages viewers with wit and energy” by Lydia Chavez; and “19-year-old police shooting victim came to the U.S. as a child and grew up and worked in SF’s Mission” by Julian Mark and Lydia Chavez. Mission Local managing editor Joe Eskenazi thanks the Society of Professional Journalists and, most of all, our readers. He encourages you to check back with us today and every day. The next big story is always coming. The City provides. center_img Email Addresslast_img read more

SAINTS have signed Adam Swift on a two year contra

first_imgSAINTS have signed Adam Swift on a two year contract.The 18-year-old made his debut against Salford u20s last Friday and can play at either stand off or full back.He agrees terms from Blackbrook with already a number of honours to his name.The youngster – who is the grandson of long serving member of BARLA member Harold Swift MBE – has played GB’s Community Lions in France and also against the Australian Schoolboys in December 2010.“Adam is a player we have tracked for a while,” Head of Youth, Mike Rush, said. “He is a good young lad, with a great attitude and will be a welcome addition to the Saints.“He had a great amateur career and we hope he continues that development at the club.“We are very grateful to Blackbrook, their volunteers and coaches who give up their valuable time to help these players achieve.”last_img read more

Ashurst Bleak Hill Queens Park Wargrave St Ai

first_imgAshurst, Bleak Hill, Queens Park, Wargrave, St. Aidens, Newton le Willows, Nutgrove, Sherdley, Willow Tree, Broad Oak, Legh Vale, St Peters and Rainford all took part with Ashurst, Bleak Hill, Broad Oak and Sherdley making it through to the Semi Final stage.Cheered on by Saints first team members Ryan Morgan, Regan Grace, Dominique Peyroux, Jonny Lomax, Alex Walmsley and Adam Swift, Ashurst and Bleak Hill made it to the final.Extra time was needed but eventually Ashurst ran out winners with the golden point try!Wargrave business manager and tournament organiser, Lynn Dove, commented: “Can I please say a massive thank you to all the teams that took part in the Rugby Tournament. It was our best attended to date and I’m sure you will agree that it was a fantastic day and we were once again very lucky with the sunshine!“The behaviour of all the children was excellent and they are a credit to your schools.“I’m sure you will all join me in sending congratulations to our 2017 winners Ashurst Primary School, well done everyone!“The Saints lads did a great job of refereeing the matches. They are wonderful ambassadors for the Saints. Huge thanks also to Gareth Friar from Saints Community Development Foundation for all his help and support in running the Tournament.”last_img read more

Club First Team Match Ticket

first_imgTeam News and Match Preview:Both sides have named their 19-man squad for the match. Head Coach Justin Holbrook has previewed the clash here. Tommy Makinson has ‘special’ memories of Anfield whilst captain James Roby admits he is a Liverpool fan ahead of an exciting opportunity to play at an ‘iconic’ stadium.The Man in the middle:The referee for our clash with Castleford will be Robert Hicks. Ben Thaler is the video ref.What’s On:Fan Guide – You can read all about Super League’s Dacia Magic Weekend fan guide here including information on Capital FM, fan zone and discount in the Magical Beatles Museum.Learning Disability Super League launches at Anfield – Super League and The Rugby Football League have partnered with the national social care charity Community Integrated Care to create a pioneering inclusive sports programme for people with learning disabilities and autism. There is a special festival taking place on Stanley Park during the second game of each day, and the teams playing on the famous Anfield turf during the halftime break of the final games. Click here for all the information.Travelling to Anfield:To find out the best way to get to Anfield, including parking, click here. For fans making their way by Northern train, you can get a 25% discount using the code RUGBY25 – just click here for more info.Ticket Information:Fans can still get your Magic Weekend ticket by visiting the Ticket Office at the Kop End of Anfield Stadium from 10am on Sunday.How to follow the action:Supporters not making the trip to Anfield can follow live score updates and behind-the-scenes coverage on our social media channels and minute by minute updates from 6pm here.Magic Weekend fixturesWakefield v Catalans (Sat, 2pm), Hull FC v Huddersfield (4.30pm), Wigan v Warrington (7pm), Salford v Hull KR (Sun, 1pm), Leeds v London (3.30pm), St Helens v Castleford (6pm).last_img read more

Humpday Health Diet tips for holiday party season

first_imgTips for a healthy diet during holiday season provided by Summerfield Custom Wellness (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — December is the prime time for people to get together with their family, friends, or coworkers to celebrate the holidays, but all these parties can be detrimental to your diet.Dietitians like Laura Bransfield from Summerfield Custom Wellness recommend making sure veggies are on the menu.- Advertisement – “If you know you’re going to a party and you’re not sure what’s gonna be there, if you’re the one that shows up with a vegetable side dish, then at least you know there’s something healthy that you’ll be able to put on your plate,” said Bransfield.Choosing a low-fat or sugar-free option to bring to a party isn’t necessarily the best idea.“We don’t really encourage the low-fat, sugar-free, all processed foods. We really would encourage people to more use real ingredients to make a delicious, homemade treat and then just really be mindful and enjoy that,” said Bransfield.Related Article: Medac locations now authorized VA urgent care providersWhen it comes to alcohol at a holiday party, it’s not the calories that hurt you. It’s the lowered inhibitions that come with having a few beverages, so be mindful of how much you drink.“What I find is people will have the best of intentions when they go to a party and they’re gonna eat healthfully or they’re only gonna have vegetables or whatever. Then they have a glass of wine or a couple cocktails, and then they’re just face down in the spinach dip or whatever,” said Bransfield.Keeping these tips in mind can help your diet during the holiday party season.last_img read more

Pender Co woman fighting breast cancer treated to day of pampering

first_imgOne of the glam photos will be printed on canvas and be on display at the organization’s Beauty of Hope Gala on December 1.Spino will join the growing list of strong women who will be presented on the Wall of Hope.Click here to learn more about Lump to Laughter. It was made possible through Lump to Laughter‘s program called ‘The Beauty of Hope’.The organization connects women battling breast cancer with helpful resources while also building strong relationships.Spino got the royal treatment with services all donated by the community.Related Article: ‘M*A*S*H’ star Alan Alda reveals he has Parkinson’s diseaseRELATED: Community gives free spa day to cancer survivorShe started with a facial at Wilmington Plastic Surgery. She was taken by VIP limo to Head to Toe Day Spa for a manicure, pedicure, and make up. Her hair was then styled by Salon Beyond Basics. An evening/cocktail gown was donated by The Wedding Dress Shoppe for a photo session by Chris Brehemer Photography of Spino all dressed up. (Photo: Lump to Laughter) (Photo: Lump to Laughter) (Photo: Chris Brehmer Photography) 1 of 7 (Photo: Lump to Laughter) (Photo: Lump to Laughter) (Photo: Lump to Laughter) (Photo: Lump to Laughter) (Photo: Lump to Laughter) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It was a relaxing Friday for an area woman whose life has been turned upside down because of her health.Pender County resident Kelly Spino is currently undergoing treatment for stage IV metastatic breast cancer so a day filled with just treating herself is quite the gift.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Watch If Muscat cant save up how will workers with lower wages

first_img SharePrint The Leader of the Opposition and Partit Nazzjonalista Adrian Delia said that if Muscat isn’t managing to save up, while earning the highest wage rate in the public sector, how will a worker earning a lesser pay? This was said during a political activity in Birkirkara.Delia said that the Leader of Partit Laburista is encouraging workers to work an extra part-time job in order to be able live comfortably. Delia also explained how Partit Nazzjonalista strove to increase thousands of jobs, especially in the aviation, pharmaceutical and gaming sectors. However, Partit Laburista is risking Malta becoming a tax haven, added Delia.The Leader of the Opposition described how Partit Laburista accepted that if the socialists were to gain a majority in the European Parliament, tax rates would be harmonised across all countries. Delia said that due to Malta’s small size, this would impact it negatively.“Together we can battle cancer”During the activity, Delia encouraged everyone to unite and fight the battle against cancer. He mentioned how this issue should not be political, but national and European. Malta should give an example first hand on how to unite to find a cure for cancer, Delia added. He mentioned that instead of spending money on billboards and campaigns, the government should be spending on doctors and students to motivate the research regarding a cure for cancer.“We will defend every infant’s voice”Abortion was also discussed thoroughly during the event. The Leader of Partit Nazzjonalista stated that PN will continue to defend every infant’s rights, and be the voice of every one that doesn’t have a voice.“90% of those appointed were due to nepotism”Delia mentioned that the Party has always fought for liberty and justice. However, Delia believes that 90% of those appointed were due to nepotism. The Leader of PN insisted that justice needs to be served and shown in the light of day; the same way the Egrant report should also be fully published and shown.WhatsApp <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>last_img read more

Warid Telecom launches SMS promotion – Win 100 million in 100 days

first_imgAdvertisement Madhur said for every correct answer customers earn 20 points, and for every incorrect answer they earn 10 points. Participants are at liberty to check their score during the promotion by sending an SMS with  the word ‘SCORE” to 151 “On a daily basis a customer stands a chance to win 500,000 UGX in cash. At the end of the week the participant with the most points accumulated on the past week automatically wins UGX 2,000,000 in cash. When the promotion comes to an end on 11th of June 2011, a draw will be conducted for one participant to wins a grand prize of UGX 15,000,000 in cash while the player who has collected the most points in the promotions will also  automatically win Ugx 5,000,000 UGX in cash”, he said. “Once again Warid is giving back in a big way to our customers, because we value them, we appreciate the milestones they have helped us achieve in our three year tenure and this promotion is purely for them. It is our way of thanking them. ”, Taneja added. – Advertisement – At the end of the promotion there will be 1 final prize of UGX 15million and UGX 5 million to the participant who accumulates the most points throughout the promotion. Surprise prizes will be given out to participants randomly throughout the promotion worth 2.5 Million.The promotion is running from 4th March 2011 to 11th of June 2011.last_img read more

Microsoft launches new logo for Bing

first_imgAdvertisement In its attempt to challenge Google, Microsoft is  adding extra features to its Bing search service. Microsoft announced a new refreshed homepage, new logo and the addition of two features: Glance and Page Zero.Glance combines two existing features – Snapshot, which stores information about a user, and Sidebar, which tracks friends from Facebook, Twitter and other social networks — to create more contextual and personalized search results.[related-posts] – Advertisement – Page Zero is a feature which improves on its instant search. The feature begins providing useful information while they are typing, in a bid to prevent them from needing to click search and visit the search results page. You will find the right-hand side bar lighting up with information, via Page Zero, including links to news, images, videos and more, while a fact box — which appears very similar to Google’s — also appears to provide more data quickly.Microsoft says it will continue to tweak the Page Zero feature to ensure that it is producing relative content up front — whether that be deep links to a news story or ‘check in’ and ‘flight status’ information for airline-related inquiries.Microsoft also says that the current Bing logo “wasn’t working” so it ran “hundreds” of studies to investigate motion, font, color, size and form. After building mock ads, product examples and virtual billboards, it zeroed in on the new design.Source: TNWlast_img read more

Obama launches Facebook page with message on climate change

first_imgPresident Barack Obama used his new facebook page to send a message on climate change. Advertisement The White House launched a Facebook (FB.O) page on Monday for President Barack Obama and used the social media platform to send a message on climate change.Organizing for Action, the political organization that helped elect Obama, has long used an account under the name “Barack Obama.” But the new page allows the president to speak in the first person, much like the Twitter account the White House launched for Obama in May.Striking a conversational tone, Obama’s first post was a video message on climate change that depicted the president walking around the South Lawn of the White House and marveling at the beauty of nature. – Advertisement – “Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own page,” Obama said in the post. “I’m kicking it off by inviting you to take a walk with me in my backyard – something I try to do at the end of the day before I head in for dinner.”[related-posts]In the video, Obama called on Americans to do their part to fight climate change.“I want to make sure that the whole world is able to pass onto future generations the God-given beauty of this planet,” Obama said, citing his upcoming trip to Paris to meet with world leaders on climate change.“If all of America is joining around this critical project, then we can have confidence that we’re doing right by future generations and passing onto our kids all the blessings that we’ve received,” Obama said.[Reuters]last_img read more

MTN Group changes operating structure senior management

first_imgThe MTN Group has reviewed its operating structure with a view to strengthening operational oversight, leadership, governance and regulatory compliance. Image Credit: VentureBurn Advertisement MTN Group has reviewed its operating structure with a view to strengthening operational oversight, leadership, governance and regulatory compliance across its 22 country operations in Africa and the Middle East.To this end, the Group has resolved to re-implement its previous reporting structure. This will see MTN Group restructured into three regions – namely West and Central Africa, South and East Africa,  and Middle East and North Africa.  MTN has also made a number of senior appointments to support this structure.Effective 1 December 2015 Jyoti Desai assumed the new position of Group Chief Operating Officer. Based in Johannesburg, she reports to the Executive Chairman, Phuthuma Nhleko. Ms Desai has 14 years’ experience at MTN. She has previously held the positions of Chief Information Officer at MTN Nigeria, was COO of MTN Irancell and was recently seconded to support the Nigerian country operations. Her replacement as Group Chief Technology and Information Officer will be announced soon. – Advertisement – Two regional Vice Presidents have been appointed, also reporting to the Executive Chairman. The VP for WECA is Karl Toriola, with Ismail Jaroudi the VP for MENA. The VP for SEA will be announced soon.Based in Nigeria, Mr Toriola has been at MTN for 10 years, having held senior operational roles at MTN Group and MTN Iran. He was formerly also the Chief Technology Officer at MTN Nigeria and CEO at MTN Cameroon.Mr Jaroudi has been CEO of MTN Syria since 2006. Prior to this he held senior operational roles for Investcom’s subsidiaries across the Middle East and North Africa.Also reporting to the Executive Chairman is the new Group Executive for M&A, Matthew Odgers. The former head of TMT for Africa & the Middle East and head of investment banking for MENA at UBS, Mr Odgers led UBS’s overall relationship with MTN.[related-posts]MTN Nigeria’s CEO Michael Ikpoki and the head of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Akinwale Goodluck have tendered their resignations with immediate effect.  They are replaced by Ferdi Moolman as MTN Nigeria CEO and Amina Oyagbola as its head of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs. Mr Moolman was previously COO at MTN Irancell and most recently CFO at MTN Nigeria.   A Nigerian national, Ms Oyagbola also retains the position of MTN Nigeria’s Head of Human Resources. She formerly headed regulatory affairs at the Nigerian operating company.The search for the MTN Group CEO is underway and remains a priority.Commenting on the announcements, MTN Group Executive Chairman Phuthuma Nhleko said:  “This revised structure and strengthened leadership will improve operational oversight and increase management capacity. This will enable MTN to continue to realise its strategy and vision, while also ensuring we achieve high governance standards and robust risk mitigation.”With the financial year closing on 31 December 2015, the MTN Group will report its FY2015 results in line with the former structure – namely for MTN Nigeria, MTN South Africa, Large Operating Companies and Small Operating Companies.last_img read more

Preview ECUADOR v FRANCE

first_imgDelighted with the preview outcome last night – a DRAW landed in the England game at 3/1 on Star Sports.I’m looking at the late game tonight between Ecuador v France – though to be honest I will be glad when the Group stage is over.I simply hate having to keep in touch with two matches at the same time These two teams have only met once before, in an international friendly in 2008 and it finished 2-0 to France.Tonight’s match is at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, kicking off at 9pm (LIVE BBC) and as usual there are a whole host of markets available on Star Spreads, the home of sports spread betting.The maths of Group E are such that Ecuador need the win to almost guarantee progression to the knock out phase, but that will depend on how the other match kicking off at the same time pans out. Switzerland and even Honduras can mathematically still qualify.The French revival has been pretty spectacular after their disastrous campaign in South Africa four years ago. Their chances of even taking part in Brazil looked bleak after a 2-0 defeat by Ukraine in the first leg of their World Cup play-off. But they won the second leg 3-0 and the rest, so far, is history. A point tonight will be enough to see them through as group winners.Ecuador have no reported injury concerns and could be unchanged from the side that beat Honduras.My strongest view is that I expect there to be goals and am happy to take 4/6 for 2.5 or more.RECOMMENDED BET (scale of 1-50 points)12 points OVER 2.5 GOALS at around 4/6 with Star SportsWORLD CUP RETURNS SO FAR: PROFIT 31.21 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Saturday

first_imgWhat’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321 [dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Saturday 9 AprilRACINGGRAND NATIONAL 5.15 AINTREEShutthefrontdoor 16/1 > 12/1 Gallant Oscar 20/1 > 16/1 Buywise 50/1 > 40/13.45 LingfieldDream Dubai 6/1 > 3/14.30 SedgefieldCard Game 4/1 > 5/24.50 LingfieldMusdam 9/4 > evensLIVE PREMIER LEAGUEPremier League12:45 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD / BT Sport Ultra HD11/4 West Ham 20/21 Arsenal 13/5 DRAWPremier League17:30 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD30/100 Man City 9/1 West Brom 9/2 DRAW(All prices subject to fluctuation)last_img read more

DERBY FAVOURITES Four legs better than two

first_imgDerby favourites Droopys Verve and Saxon Warrior are the real deal when it comes to speed, according to Star Sports, the official sponsor of the English Greyhound Derby at Towcester.Data from the gentleman’s bookmaker shows even record-breaking Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is no match for Greyhound Derby favourite Droopys Verve, who can run 100m in 5.20 seconds.Bolt famously broke the world record for 100m in Berlin 2009, but even he would struggle to get close to the Aidan O’Brien-trained horse Saxon Warrior, who can cover the same distance in 6.03 seconds.Saxon Warrior is currently the favourite for the Epsom Derby, but the research from Star Sports shows that he’s no match for Droopys Verve when it comes to average speed, hitting 37mph compared to the dog’s impressive 39mph.Bolt meanwhile averages 23mph, meaning he would finish 19.02 seconds behind Droopys Verve (28.88) around the 500m Towcester Greyhound Derby track, with Saxon Warrior coming home second in 30.17.Ben Keith, Star Sports owner, said: “Usain Bolt has reigned supreme when it comes to speed, but even he can’t handle the blistering pace on four legs of Derby favourites Droopys Verve and Saxon Warrior.“In fact, nothing can even come close to the speed of English Greyhound Derby favourite Droopys Verve who can cover 100m in an impressive 5.20 seconds. More than four seconds quicker than Bolt.”Star Sports, the gentleman’s bookmaker, are the official sponsors of the English Greyhound Derby, which is held at Towcester racecourse on Saturday 2nd June.The race, which takes place on the 500-metre course, dates back to 1927 and boasts a £350,000 prize fund, with the winner claiming a whopping £175,000.To purchase tickets for the English Greyhound Derby, visit the Towcester Racecourse website – https://towcester-racecourse.digitickets.co.uk/ticketslast_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Sunday 25 November

first_imgHORSE RACING12.30 NavanSome Day Jemima 28/1 > 12/12.10 UttoxeterPerfect Pirate 12/1 > 15/23.40 UttoxeterQuri 3/1 > 9/4LIVE FOOTBALLPremier League13:30 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD5/2 AFC Bournemouth21/20 Arsenal11/4 DRAWPremier League16:00 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD4/7 Wolves6/1 Huddersfield Town11/4 DRAWBET NOW starsports.bet or 08000 521 321 Welcome to Starters Orders. Julie Collier with our daily midday Star Sports update with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Sunday 25 NovemberJULIE COLLIER Introduces the afternoon daily specials and offers on Sunday:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

Rices McConnell to testify before congressional committee speak at energy security conference

first_imgShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduRice’s McConnell to testify before congressional committee, speak at energy security conference July 30 HOUSTON – (July 25, 2014) – Chuck McConnell, executive director of Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative, will testify before the House of Representatives committee on Science, Space and Technology at 10 a.m. EDT July 30.Charles McConnellAt the congressional hearing, titled “EPA’s Carbon Plan: Failure by Design,” McConnell and other panelists will discuss regulatory policies and associated technologies that can be practically applied to power plants and the impact on electric energy reliability and affordability in the USA. The committee is chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas.Later in the day, McConnell will speak at an American Security Project conference exploring how the United States can enhance European energy security. Zygimantas Pavilionis, Lithuanian ambassador to the United States, and other current and former government officials will address the audienceWho: Chuck McConnell, executive director of Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative, and former U.S. assistant secretary of energy.What: Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon plan; American Security Project’s energy security conference.When: Testimony: 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 30.Conference: 12:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 30Where: Testimony: Room 2318, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.Conference:1100 New York Ave., NW 7th Floor, West Tower, Washington, D.C.The American Security Project conference is co-sponsored by LNG Allies, a coalition committed to creating a more liquid global natural gas marketplace, expanding fuel diversity and enhancing energy security.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here. AddThislast_img read more

Rice students to hold candlelight vigil Nov 19 in honor of missing

first_imgShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruthdavid@rice.edu713-348-6327Jeff Falkjfalk@rice.edu713-348-6775Rice students to hold candlelight vigil Nov. 19 in honor of missing Mexican students  HOUSTON – (Nov. 18, 2014) – Rice University students will hold a candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in honor of the 43 Mexican students who went missing in southern Mexico Sept. 26 and have been declared dead by authorities. The vigil will include remarks by Rice community members and a moment of silence in which the names of the missing students will be read.Credit: thinkstockphotos.com/Rice UniversityWho: Rice University students and members of the Rice community. The vigil is being organized by Rice undergraduates Marcela Benavides, Alex Haer and Kristin Foringer.What: Candlelight vigil in honor of missing Mexican students.When: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m.Where: Rice University, Academic Quad (outdoors), 6100 Main St.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews. AddThislast_img read more

Boy 3 out Shopping With Grandma Dies in Road Rage Shooting

first_img Boy, 3, out Shopping With Grandma Dies in Road Rage Shooting By The Associated Press December 18, 2016 Updated: December 18, 2016 Share this article LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—A 3-year-old boy being taken on a shopping trip by his grandmother was killed in a road rage shooting on Saturday when a driver opened fire on the grandmother’s car because he thought she “wasn’t moving fast enough at a stop sign,” police said.The boy and his grandmother were at the stop sign in southwest Little Rock on Saturday evening when a driver apparently angry about the delay stepped out of his car and opened fire, police said. The boy was struck by gunfire at least once, they said.The grandmother, who wasn’t struck, drove away and called police from a shopping center.Police arrived at the shopping center and found the boy in the car outside a JCPenney department store. The boy was taken to a hospital, where he died shortly after, becoming the second young child shot dead in a road rage incident in the city in the last few weeks.Police Lt. Steve McClanahan said investigators believe the boy and his grandmother “were completely innocent” and have no relationship with Saturday’s shooter, who was being sought. He said the grandmother simply was “driving the car and was taking her grandson shopping when the incident occurred.”Police said they were looking for an older black Chevrolet Impala that was being driven by a tall black man. They hadn’t released any other description of the man and appealed to the public for help finding him. Last month, a 2-year-old girl was killed when a car drove by and someone fired into her vehicle; the shooter in that case hasn’t been captured.Police Chief Kenton Buckner said the road rage killings were frustrating for the police department and the community, especially because the young victims were “very innocent” and “can do very little to protect themselves.”“We cannot have a community to where the least protected among us, being infants, who are dying these senseless crimes in our city,” Buckner said.He said he didn’t know if the children’s shootings were related. US Breaking News center_img Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussionlast_img read more

Police Officer Who Died in Houston Floods Is Identified

first_imgVolunteers and officers from the neiborhood security patrol help to rescue residents in the upscale River Oaks neighborhood after it was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Show Discussion Volunteer rescuers evacuate people from a flooded residential area during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Floodwaters have breached a levee south of the city of Houston, officials said Tuesday, urging residents to leave the area immediately. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) Volunteer rescuers evacuate people from a flooded residential area during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas.Floodwaters have breached a levee south of the city of Houston, officials said Tuesday, urging residents to leave the area immediately. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) Some 3,500 people have been rescued from high waters in the Houston area with police, firefighters and National Guard troops continuing to try to locate those marooned in high waters.Large numbers of civilians also formed ad hoc rescue groups, many using boats to pluck neighbors from flooded homes.Rescue crews sidle up to a semitruck stuck in the floodwaters in Houston, on Aug. 27, 2017. (Screenshot via Brandy Smith/KHOU/Facebook) Rescue crews sidle up to a semitruck stuck in the floodwaters in Houston, on Aug. 27, 2017. (Screenshot via Brandy Smith/KHOU/Facebook)Residents use a truck to navigate through flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas, U.S. August 27, 2017. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif) Residents use a truck to navigate through flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas, U.S. August 27, 2017. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif)Gloria Stilwell, 44, who described herself as a stay-at-home mom, said she agreed with Trump’s assessment that Houstonians were well equipped to handle the storm.“I totally agree with him. Texas can definitely handle it,” Stilwell said as she registered to volunteer at a shelter. “I’ve lived here since 1980, through plenty of  hurricanes. Texans have always banded together.”Jesus Rodriguez rescues Gloria Garcia in Pearland, in the outskirts of Houston. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif) Jesus Rodriguez rescues Gloria Garcia in Pearland, in the outskirts of Houston. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif)(Screenshot/Twitter) (Screenshot/Twitter)  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US Share An 11th death was reported on Tuesday – Houston Police Sergeant Steve Perez, 60, a 34-year veteran of the force whose body was found after apparently drowning while attempting to get to work on Sunday, Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters.Acevedo said Perez’ family had urged him not to leave the house because of the dangerous flooding but the officer told them, “We have work to do.”Police Sgt. Steve Perez (HPD) Police Sgt. Steve Perez (HPD) Share this article Police Officer Who Died in Houston Floods Is Identified By Reuters August 29, 2017 Updated: August 29, 2017last_img read more