Month: July 2019

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SAINTS secured their first league win at Hull KR s

first_imgSAINTS secured their first league win at Hull KR since 2007 thanks to a dominant second half performance.Down 16-10 at half time they rallied and led by the superb James Roby won 31-22.Tries from Matty Dawson, Jon Wilkin and Atelea Vea made the difference but the contribution of the mercurial number 9 made the biggest impact.He was sensational; lifting the pack and his teammates as he opened up the Robins down the middle.In the first half, after both sides traded long kicks on their opening sets, Saints broke the deadlock thanks to excellent defence from Alex Walmsley and the opportunism of Adam Swift.The big prop forced an error in his own 20 and within seconds the loose ball was picked up by Swift who went 60 metres before turning it inside to the returning Shannon McDonnell.In the tenth minute the Robins replied – Ben Cockayne taking advantage from a knock on that followed his own stabbed kick.Saints rallied and Luke Walsh’s 40:20 gave them great field position in the 15th minute.And when Burns let Jon Wilkin go over the line everyone thought the visitors were back ahead.But the score was denied for a knock on.It seemed a little harsh but the Robins’ response was anything but.A flowing move involving Albert Kelly and Dane Tilse saw Maurice Blair fly over in the corner to give them the lead.Saints came back and threatened on two separate occasions before they scored.Jordan Turner put in a cracking run, followed by Tasi and then Walsh found Makinson in the corner with a pinpoint kick.But that parity was only short-lived as James Green replied moments later following another error from Saints.Burns and Green went to the the bin for fighting on 35 minutes and with both sides down to 12, Ryan Shaw had one chalked off as he went over in the corner.In the second half, six points down, Saints weathered a superb Blair run before airing the ball and forcing a drop out thanks to some enterprising play from Turner,And seconds later, they scored.Two drives took the ball right with left space on the left – and Dawson exploited it to aplomb.On 54 minutes, Saints won a drop out and looked likely to score again – but they had to settle for two points after KR were penalised for interference.But the momentum paid dividends as more slick handling play saw Jon Wilkin caught on a superb line moments later.Saints were well on top and their dominance was underlined when Walsh’s kick to the corner was tipped back by Makinson into the welcoming arms of Atelea Vea.Walsh tagged on a penalty late on before a drop goal from his boot sealed the win.Ryan Shaw tagging on a consolation try at the death.Match Summary:Hull KR:Tries: Cockayne, Blair, Green, ShawGoals: Shaw (2 from 3)Saints:Tries: McDonnell, Makinson, Dawson, Wilkin, VeaGoals: Walsh (5 from 7)Drop: WalshPenalties:Hull KR: 5Saints: 6HT: 10-16FT: 31-22REF: Phil BenthamATT: TBCTeams:Hull KR:18. Ben Cockayne; 1. Ken Sio, 3. Liam Salter, 4. Iain Thornley, 23. Ryan Shaw; 11. Maurice Blair, 7. Albert Kelly; 8. Adam Walker, 24. George Lawler, 17. Dane Tilse,  12. Graeme Horne, 13. Chris Clarkson, 10. Mitch Allgood.Subs: 16. James Green, 20. James Greenwood, 25. Stephen Holker, 26. Robbie Mulhern.Saints: 23. Shannon McDonnell; 2. Tommy Makinson, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 21. Matty Dawson, 5. Adam Swift; 3. Jordan Turner, 7. Luke Walsh; 8. Alex Walmsley, 6. Travis Burns, 16. Andre Savelio, 11. Atelea Vea, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook.Subs: 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 14. Lama Tasi, 17. Luke Thompson.last_img read more

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KEIRON Cunningham enjoyed Saints win over Wigan l

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham enjoyed Saints’ win over Wigan last night and said it shows his side’s self-belief is continuing to grow.“It was a cracking derby,” he said after the game, “there was pushing into billboards included as well! Seriously, these are always good games aren’t they? I am pleased for the players, they stood up to everything they had to offer. Everything they threw at us we defended, apart from the kick play. We probably could be still playing now and they might not have scored. That is what self-belief brings after we have been through a tough period.“When you go through tough spots and you start to get wins, they bring relief and that slowly turns into self-belief. Look at the way we defended to victory at Wakefield and then did the same at Widnes and last week at Huddersfield too. We needed to bring that tonight and we did. Every week is better for us and we are heading in the right direction – and that is how big games are won.“Wigan are a great attacking side and they were fully stacked tonight. Sam Tomkins and Sean O’Loughlin were back, they had lots of threat out the back too and George Williams is a running threat every time he has the ball.“We stuck to the sheet and there were lots of things we did well. But we weren’t great with the ball and didn’t complete well enough at times. But were playing against a good side and you don’t get too much time on the ball. We will take it any way it comes and I am pleased we kept them to one try.“We really stood up to them and that is what self-belief does for you. Wigan are a tough side and Frank-Paul has added venom, but we are big tough side too. We are a close, tight knit group and sometimes you have to experience the tough times to enjoy the good ones. It forges something in the group when you go through those times.“We won’t fall in love with ourselves though. We have won a few games and given ourselves a good shot at the top four, but there are a few more to have a crack at.”He continued: “The young lads were brilliant. Man to a man our 17 were outstanding. Joe Greenwood was outstanding as was Jordan Turner. He has been through some tough spots with his form this season but he is hitting his straps now.“Jack Owens too. If you look at the stats he tops a lot of them. We haven’t got a big carry two like other teams so his work-rate helps us out. He is in the upper teens for carries and does more than 100 metres every week.“You need set starters and he does that. When you aren’t going well those younger players get exposed and Jack was guilty of that. I took him out to save him from the pressure of outside influences.“Since he has come back, and the side is going well, he hasn’t been as exposed. He was outstanding last week and tonight has proven he is a good Super League winger.”last_img read more

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THERE may be just two games to go before the semi

first_imgTHERE may be just two games to go before the semi-finals but Keiron Cunningham is not allowing his team to focus on anything other than Widnes.Saints travel to the Select Security Stadium on Sunday (3pm) to take on a Vikings team that cannot make the top four.But that makes them even more dangerous according to the club’s head coach.“We still don’t know where we will finish in the top four,” he said. “It is a good entertaining group of teams up there and anyone can beat anyone. Look at the criticism Wigan came under after the Widnes game… and then they go and do a great job at Hull FC.“Warrington are performing well too and are probably the best side in the last block of games. They won before the cup final and then sent kids to Catalans and came away with the points. That is testament to how well they are playing.“If you have any ambition to win the comp then you will have to beat a good side along the way. We will take wherever we go and do the best job we can.“Until then, we are focused on our next game and that is Widnes on Sunday.”He continued: “We have to go and do a job there. We are fairly fit and healthy and have to make sure we do the right things.“Widnes are in the same situation as Castleford – they are playing carefree. They did a great job at Wigan and had a good dig against Warrington. It is always a tough game on their ground and it will be physical.“It is hard to prepare against sides that having nothing to play. It is usually when they are at their most dangerous.“But we want to keep on chugging along and getting better each week.“We know we have to start well but perhaps we have made it big a deal. It has possibly created a psychological wall were we are nervous about our starts.“We just have to get on with it because the anxiety doesn’t help.”Tickets for Saints final two games of the Super 8s are on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

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Paul Sculthorpe MBE asks the new signing about lif

first_imgPaul Sculthorpe MBE asks the new signing about life at the club since he put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal and finds out what fans can expect from him.last_img

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Day 19 – Friday October 27Prior to jumping onto th

first_imgDay 19 – Friday October 27Prior to jumping onto the bus, it was time to celebrate and sing happy birthday to Brandon Scully, who turned 17 today.At the water park, most of the boys, and staff, enjoyed the thrills of twists and turns and the speed of the drops on the slides. All except the youngest member of the tour squad, Kelvin Taylor, who because of his fear of heights, couldn’t force himself to climb the steps to the top so just paddled alone in Nickelodeon land, splashing to the sounds of Dora the Explorer!It was then a short ride to Parramatta high street to visit Peter Wynn’s – another opportunity for lads to buy some more NRL training gear.John Hutchings now must have the entire range of the South Sydney Rabbitohs training kit!It was then back home to prepare for the last pre-game training session of the tour, our captain’s run session over at St. Mary’s Leagues club.There were some interested spectators on the side-line for the session, as a mob of wild kangaroos looked on much to the excitement of some of the boys!With the importance of, and the size of the challenge ahead for the boys tomorrow being stressed by the coaching staff, the response from the boys was outstanding as they have saved their best training session ’til the last. They certainly are ready to go!The St Mary’s club once again did us proud with the all you can eat buffet before we headed home to watch the opening game of the World Cup 2017, Australia v England.Last game tomorrow!last_img read more

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Get down to the Totally Wicked Stadium to enjoy a

first_imgGet down to the Totally Wicked Stadium to enjoy a whole host of entertainment both on and off the field, which is ideal for all the family.What’s On:Red Vee Cafe Bar – Opens at 1pm.Turnstiles – Opens at 2.30pm.Club Face Painters – These will once again we operating in the Hattons Solicitors Family Stand and the Totally Wicked North Stand from 2.30pm … come along and get your face painted in Saints colours for free!Bouncy Castles – We have rugby themed inflatables in the North and South West Stands.Member Offers – Two great offers are available to kick start the new season. Members can enjoy a pie and a pint of Carling for £6 and a pie and a hot drink £4. Check out our new spicy hotdogs at selected kiosks too and the new range of Simply Doughnuts.Contactless Payment – will be available in the Karalius, Popular Side and Marching Inn bars to speed up your service.Boots – Your favourite furry mascot Boots, who is sponsored by Small Wonders, will be in attendance in all the concourse areas from 2.30pm onwards so look out for him and say hello!The A Star Saints Angels – Will be performing several brand new performances before the game.Half Time – See the new Simply Doughnuts Kicking Challenge! Contestants have three attempts to kick a ball into a large replica Simply Doughnuts pot in front of the West Stand. There’s a whole host of prizes to win and if you kick it in from the 40m line, you return at the final game of the season to kick again for the chance to win a car for the year from Chorley Nissan!Sponsors:The matchball is sponsored by Curtis Sport with the corporate sponsor being Robinsons Brewery.Team News:Both sides have named their 19-man squad for the match. You can find out more here.Tickets:Tickets for the game are available from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium or by calling 01744 455 052. There will be cash turnstiles on the Hattons Solicitors West, Totally Wicked North and East Stands. If you require a South Stand ticket then you need to head to the Ticket Office.Tickets are also on sale from www.saintssuperstore.com up until 2pm.Saints Superstore:The Saints Superstore will be open up from 1pm up until kick-off.Spotify Playlist:Many thanks to all those who have suggested songs for our Spotify playlist for this afternoon’s game. Check it out here: spoti.fi/2BJfn6QProgramme:The programme is sponsored by Warrington Audi.Because of the uncertainty surrounding the fixture, we opted not to print the edition for this game.However, it is available to download here:Saints v Salford (20 MB)last_img read more

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5th Quarter Season Preview Columbus County

first_imgCOLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — We have been to Bladen, Pender, Brunswick and New Hanover Counties, and now it’s off to Columbus County for the final 5th Quarter preview before the big day.“You’ve got the bullseye on your back now,” South Columbus Head Coach Russell Dove said. “When you win the conference, now the bullseye is on you and you get everyone’s best shot.”- Advertisement – We followed along with the Stallions deep into the state playoffs and this team may be even better this year. Despite losing star running back Dennis Legget, the team returns work horses like Seth Bufkin, Tre Bellamy and Quarterback Robbie Spencer. The team is looking to build off of last year’s success.“We don’t change anything we did, we build a foundation off of what we do as far as weightroom, practice, in the field and how we expect our kids to behave,” Dove said. “So we’re going to build off that. Now that a foundation is set, we can do the little things that’s going to make us better so we can pay attention to detail.”The Wolfpack will be the team looking to knock off the Stallions from the top of the mountain this year. Coach Luke Little and the Whiteville team had a very successful year going 8-6 overall and only dropping two in division. When you’ve been a young team the past two seasons, you become a veteran team.Related Article: Team of the Week: Hoggard Vikings“We return 10 on offense and 9 on defense,” Little said. “Jamario Norton is back, he was a 1,500 yard rusher for us last year. Monchovia Gaffney is back, he’s got several Division I offers at linebacker. It’s made the early part of the season go by a lot easier.”From Whiteville to West where the Vikings struggled last season. The team could not find the win column, but Coach James Pierce is looking to put that into the past as he starts the new year fresh. He says you can expect a new and improved Viking football team.“We’ve made a lot of changes offensively and defensively and changed the culture of how we do things around here,” Pierce said. “Our slogan around here is all in. The team has really bought into that and the kids that have come into our program have really bought into that. Nothing but positive energy out here so far.”Another team in Columbus County that is undergoing a new culture change is the East Columbus Gators. New Coach James Hobbs is inheriting a squad that only got one win last year. He recognizes the challenges he faces, but he says, like the Vikings, the changes are going to be positive for the green and orange.“I feel like we’re going to be a lot tougher this year, a lot tougher and a lot stronger,” Hobbs said, “We’ve worked really hard in the weight room this past year. We’ve got a really good group of seniors this year so we’re looking to have a lot of success.”Our tour around the Cape Fear has come to an end, we’ll see where Columbus County stands up against the rest of the region.last_img read more

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During special meeting Sunset Beach council passes ban on commercial cabanas

first_imgSUNSET BEACH, NC (WWAY) — What a week it’s been in Sunset Beach. Last week, the town council fired the town administrator and the mayor quit.But what residents and visitor have been most riled up about are limits on beach cabanas.- Advertisement – Council was back in action in a special meeting Tuesday. They met in a closed-door session for more than an hour.In a three to two vote, Sunset Beach council banned commercial companies from putting up cabanas for customers, a move some business owners are not excited about.“Clearly there’s other motives than just false assumptions which I think it would be that those three town council members are anti-tourism, anti-business,” Julie’s Rentals owner David Dowda said.Related Article: NCDOT improvements underway for three Brunswick County roadsCouncilmen John Corbett and Charles Nern were against any change and believed it would be better to put off these discussions until the end of the tourist season.Mayor pro-tem Mark Benton and council members Richard Cerrato and Jan Harris voted for the ban in a 3-2 vote.  Council did not allow public comment even though councilmen Corbett and Nern encouraged it.Businesses think they’ll suffer because of it.“It’s going to take probably three quarters of our profits. So it’s going to hurt us quite a bit. I do think it’s very unfair the way they handled it. At least let us get our season in. Even just in my refund fees, I’m going to pay $6000,” Blue Planet Water Sports owner Collin Vanderburg said.There were a lot of upset voices in the packed council chamber. Many people were upset saying it would be harder for the elderly or anyone who is sick to set up the cabanas by themselves.It got to a point where Benton asked a police officer to escort some people out if they spoke again.Benton refused to go on camera after the meeting but he said this is better for Sunset Beach.“You voted me in to do this kind of work. I’m doing it. If you don’t, in September, vote me back out a year and a half from now… I’m tired of fighting, the arguing, the back biting,” Benton said. That statement was followed by laughter from the public.Not to be overshadowed, council also talked about the process to find a new mayor. Mayor Robert Forrester resigned after council voted to fire their town administrator. Council named Hiram Marziano as the interim administrator.last_img read more

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Brunswick County Schools superintendent announces retirement

first_img Superintendent Tubb submitted his resignation to School Board Members at the August 7th BOE meeting during the closed session. His official retirement date will be October 1st.“I’m ready for retirement at this point in my life,” Superintendent Tubb said. “I chose October 1st because I wanted to help get the 2018-19 school year off to a good start. Everything we’ve accomplished for our kids has been the most rewarding part of my career.”Superintendent Tubb guided the 2016 Bond Referendum that is now shaping the future of our schools. He started his career in education in 1974 and was hired as BCS superintendent in 2015.Related Article: Brunswick County schools superintendent postpones retirement“It has been a true honor to serve with such a man of integrity and professionalism who cares about all of the children of Brunswick County,” Board Chairman Charlie Miller said. “Les is what we needed. I hate to see him go but he always told us when it is time, he’d tell us, and he did. It is a much deserved retirement.”The Board of Education announced it intends to move quickly with transparency in the selection of our next superintendent of Brunswick County Schools. BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Les Tubb is retiring after more than 39 years as an educator.Tubb was tapped for the position back in 2015.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Breaking barriers for HIV patients

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There are some patients who just do not trust the medical system or perhaps their belief system keeps them away from doctors. There is a nurse practitioner at New Hanover Regional Medical Center reaching out to make a difference in their lives and it stems back to her mother. She has worked to use that aspect of her life to save so many others.“It’s sort of like, me giving back to the opportunity that my mother did not have,” LeShonda Wallace said.- Advertisement – She is a nurse practitioner and has helped dozens of people fight HIV. It all goes back to her mom.“Initially in 1990, my mother, she was diagnosed with HIV and she went untreated until she passed in 1998,” Wallace said.This was because of her mom’s religious beliefs. For that reason and with HIV rates increasing in the South, Wallace helps break down those barriers, whether it is because of religion, culture, or personal beliefs.Related Article: Lawsuit alleges sex scandal at Duke-run camp for chronically ill children“My mother dealt a lot with spirituality and her faith, which it can uphold a lot of people and get them to a healthier life that they aspire to but sometimes when they deal with some moral convictions, it can sometimes go downhill,” Wallace said.She makes sure she is always in touch with her patients. One of Wallace’s patients who does not want to be identified, we will call her Marissa, says Wallace had a deep impact on her life after her diagnosis.“She never really pressured me, you know what I mean? But she was concerned. She was just like ‘I just want you to make sure you know where you are with your numbers and when you’re ready, then we’ll start the medication,” Marissa said.But overtime, that all changed for the better.“I wasn’t going to take the medication but, she helped me to realize and see the importance of taking it,” Marissa said.Wallace says once they manage the HIV, they focus on everything else, especially developing friendships.last_img read more

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Brunswick County Schools promotes from within for new superintendent

first_imgJerry Oates (Photo: Brunswick County Schools) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County’s new top educator won’t have to travel far to move into his new office.In a unanimous vote during a closed session today, the Brunswick County School Board chose Jerry Oates to be superintendent.- Advertisement – “I am thankful to God for blessing me with the opportunity to lead our school district and I am honored and humbled by our board for their confidence in my leadership,” Jerry Oates in a statement. “I am looking forward to the challenge of transforming our district for the future.”Oates joined the district in 2015 as the Executive Director of Human Resources. He had previously served in New Hanover County as principal at New Hanover High School, where he was named Principal of the Year in 2015, and principal of Williston Middle School.“We’re excited about the appointment of Dr. Jerry Oates to Superintendent of Brunswick County Schools,” School Board Chair Charlie Miller said in a news release. “His proven leadership will keep our momentum both inside and outside of the classroom.  He lives here. His kids are in our schools. He’s got big shoes to fill, but I am confident that he not only can handle the duties of Superintendent of Brunswick County Schools, he has the vision to take Brunswick County Schools to the next level.”Related Article: Thousands of books donated to New Hanover County schoolsOates will succeed Les Tubb, who retires this week. Tubb announced his retirement earlier this year. He was originally supposed to retire at the end of September, but he decided to stay on one more month due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence.Tubb became superintendent in March 2015. He had been serving as interim superintendent for four months after the board fired Edward Pruden.The district said last week that it had narrowed a pool of 28 applicants down to five finalists, but it never publicly announced that it was holding meetings to interview applicants. That seemingly violates North Carolina law governing meetings of public bodies, even when they are held in closed session.Oates’s contracts runs through June 2022. It pays him a base salary of $157,000.last_img read more

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Cucalorus Film Festival gets underway

first_img In addition to the screenings, there are also be stage events such as Dance-a-lorus.This year, several social justice films will be shown and there will be panel discussions on food scarcity and North Carolina breweries.On Friday, WWAY’s Amanda Fitzpatrick will serves as a moderator of the monumental transformation panel.Related Article: WFD teams up with Dominos to spread fire safety tipsIt’s at 11:15 a.m. at CFCC’s Union Station. It is followed a break out session at 3:45. Tickets start at $10. The 24th annual Cucalorus Festival will take place November 7-11, 2018 (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s opening night for Wilmington’s Cucalorus Film Festival!Now in its 24th year, the festival features films show across town at various venues.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Facebook tightens rules on political ads ahead of EU vote

first_imgFILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Facebook logo is placed on broken glass above a printed EU flag in this illustration taken January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationFILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Facebook logo is placed on broken glass above a printed EU flag in this illustration taken January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Facebook Inc toughened its rules on political advertising in Europe on Friday under pressure from EU regulators to do more to guard against foreign meddling in the bloc’s upcoming legislative election.Chastened since Russia used the social media platform to influence polls that swept U.S. President Donald Trump to power, Facebook says it has ploughed resources and staff into safeguarding the ballot across 27 EU nations on May 26.“I don’t want anyone to be in any doubt that this is a top priority for the company,” Richard Allan, Facebook’s vice president for global policy solutions, told reporters over a video-link to Brussels.All such ads will be labelled as “paid for”, offering info on who bought it, for how much and how many people have seen it – broken down by age, location and gender.Only advertisers located and authorised in a given country will be able to run political ads or issue ads there, mirroring policies elsewhere where the tools have been rolled out.Ads will also be archived for seven years in a publicly searchable archive.Facebook will block ads that fail to comply from mid-April.Despite requests by the umbrella political groups that make up the European Parliament and by the EU executive to allow for one-stop-shop pan-European advertising, Facebook said the risks were too high and the timeline too short to do so.“The convenience … we understand why they want that, but we could not find any way to carve that out without opening up opportunities nobody would want to see,” Allan said.Doing so when polls in each of the 27 EU member states are governed by local election rules, he said, would allow little recourse for regulators in case of a breach of law.The ad transparency rules – already in place in the United States, Britain, Brazil, India, Ukraine and Israel – will be rolled out globally by late June, the company said.Issue categories differ by country. In Europe, they will be: political values, immigration, security and foreign policy, civil and social rights, environmental politics and the economy.In the same update, Facebook said it was adding new features and information to its ad archive, the Ad Library, and expanding access to its database so researchers can conduct more in-depth analysis of the data.Other efforts by the company to safeguard a ballot in which 350 million adults can vote include working with independent fact-checkers to combat disinformation and a cyber security team working to foil bad actors and fake accounts.As the polls approach, EU heads of state again sounded the alarm at a summit last week, urging private operators such as online platforms and social networks to “ensure higher standards of responsibility and transparency.”“Over the past year there has been huge progress in awareness of the problem,” said a senior diplomat from an EU member state in the former Soviet bloc, whose government was among those pushing Brussels to pay more attention to the threat. “Now it is becoming a central part of EU thinking … to address the fragilities that our democratic systems may have.”WhatsApp SharePrint <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

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Maria Lourdes Agius case the accused mental state under further review

first_img SharePrint WhatsApp The Criminal Court presided by Judge Consuelo Scerri Herrera continued hearing the case of the murder of Maria Lourdes Agius on Wednesday.Emmanuel is being accused of killing his partner in September 2018. The victim, Maria Lourdes Agius mothered seven children.Prosecution was led by Charles Mercieca and Matthew Xuereb from the Office of the Attorney General.Whilst addressing the jury, the legal aid lawyer that is defending the accused, Dustin Camilleri said that this hearing will establish whether Emmanuel was in a sound mental state or not when he committed the murder.Two psychiatrists that had examined the accused Michael Emmanuel when he was taken to the Forensic Department at Mount Carmel Hospital took to the stand. Prosecution asked the Court to treat the two medical professionals as ordinary witnesses, as they were not experts appointed by Court. This means that they can only testify on the facts and not provide medical opinions.The first psychiatrist said that when he examined the accused he was accompanied by a number of officials from the correctional unit as he (the accused) was considered a dangerous person. He added that Emmanuel was psychotic and delusional (delusions of grandeur), and that he prescribed him a moderate dose of medicine to help with the psychosis. He also said that the accused did not see his children because of his mental state.The second psychiatrist also confirmed that Emmanuel suffered from psychosis, and elaborated on details, such that he was spiritual and interpreted things as signs. The medical professional added that he examined after a possible suicide attempt.The Court then watched footage from Emmanuel’s interrogation by the Police, in which amongst other things, the accused said that Maria Lourdes had told him to go and live with another woman in Marsaxlokk, as he deserved to live a better life than the one he was sharing with her (Maria Lourdes).For a full report in Maltese click here. Read also :Last goodbyes for latest femicide victim in Paola‘You have determine his sanity when he strangled his partner’ – AG official to…“He killed her because she was possessed; he suffers from psychosis”center_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>last_img read more

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First AfricaDesigned Smartphone Elikia Goes On Sale In Congo

first_imgVMK’s Elikia, which means ‘hope’ is priced at about $171 Advertisement VMK’s Elikia, which means ‘hope’ is priced at about $171Congolese gadget manufacturer, VMK, has began selling Elikia, Africa’s first home-grown designed smartphone, in Congo, in what has garnered international attention.The increase of consumer purchase, and the need to close the technological gap in Africa has driven an influx of tech giants including RIM, Huawei, Techno, and Apple, into the continent.In 2009, VMK committed itself to giving Africans affordable access to technology in the mobile business where Africa is said to be comparatively behind. – Advertisement – Elikia, which means ‘hope,’ is priced at 85,000 FCFA ($171) by two major telecom operators in Congo – Airtel and Warid, and has a 650 MHz processor, running gingerbread 2.3.6 with 128 MB of on-board storage.iPhone 4, an older Apple smartphone model, costs around $450 on the continent, though the device comes with enhanced features.According to  VMK, it would launch a $50 tablet for students mid next year, in the continuous bid to provide affordable mobile technology to Africans.Verone Mankou, the start-up’s founder, says he plans to make a dominant share of the African market use the Africa-designed smartphone and tablet VMK is producing, so that the company can be to Africa what Apple is to the U.S. and Samsung is to Asia.The start-up’s mission however, is a long haul. For instance, Nigeria, one of the largest smartphone markets in Africa, is a 4 million smartphone market volume, with over 50 percent dominated by Canadian manufacturer, Research in Motion (RIM).VMK’s first product is the Galaxy tab-sized tablet called Way-C, meaning ‘the light of the stars.’ It now sells for $300.Elikia can also be bought within the confines of the French Institute of Congo (IFC). Other regions in Congo will follow suit in the coming days.By January 2013, the pan-African company will begin international marketing for the device.Credit: Ventures-Africalast_img read more

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Yahsat Offers Satellite Broadband Internet Service Yahclick Promotion for 2 Months In

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ITU Telecom World 2015 Forum Focusing On Accelerating Innovation

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Dubai World Cup Preview and tips

first_imgStar Sports’ head of operations, DAVID HADDRELL previews the Dubai World Cup (Meydan 6.05pm), Godolphin Mile (1.10pm) and Dubai Duty Free (4.40pm) on Saturday.1.10pm Goldophin MileA very competitive renewal of this Group One over a mile ran on the Tapeta track to kick off the card for the proper horses and not the pantomine Arab-breds. Last year’s winner African Story swerves this assignment for the World Cup which probably is no tougher than this but has a higher purse and prestige so the local mob are keen to divert equine resources to that race in order to keep their mitts on the big prize.Anyway, even allowing for his absence, we’ve got a strong field of 16 runners going to post for the race and I’ll briefly summarise each of them here…1. Alpha – Ex US horse which has had one run in the UAE which was a disaster finishing last. Got smashed in the Breeders Cup Classic before that too. Drawn on the inside and interesting that Godolphin only rely on this, Time Prisoner and Moonwalk In Paris but it still has a hell of a lot to find to land a blow in this. I made it the complete rag of the field.2. Mufarrh – Ran second in this race in 2011 and didn’t return to the track until just before Christmas last. Slowly got back to form and won a handicap last time out but beating the likes of Banna Boirche a nose there is a long way off what’s required to win this and he’s not shown he’s got the class he had two years ago. I’d be in no rush to take 12s despite the draw and Fallon up (who’s been riding very well out in Dubai this Winter).3. Red Jazz – Contested this race in 2011 and 2012, getting placed in both renewals coming straight here. This time he’s had a prep, finishing 10th of 14 in the trial for this race. Concerning that he could place straight off the plane in those races but ran no race fresh this time. Also a bit older and European form is no better than in previous years so couldn’t recommend him to make it third time lucky out here.4. Time Prisoner – Ex French horse which has had 5 runs out in Dubai, winning 2 handicaps. Came 4th in weak G2 sprint last time out on Tapeta but best runs prior to that were on turf and another one who’s form looks a touch short of the required here.5. Zazou – German raider who took the scalp of Cirrus Des Aigles just over a year ago on the polytrack at Chantilly. Not won since and beaten in that race this year. Can see no signs why he’d take a hand at the shorter trip here despite coming 5th in the World Cup last year. Suspect he had his chance in 2012 and unlikely to trouble less exposed rivals.6. Surfer – Local runner who should be respected having chased the World Cup fav home the last twice. Drops back to 1m here which he’s won over C&D at before and he’s ultra consistent. Would be dangerous to rule out but already been nibbled at in the market over the last few days.7. Sarkiyla – French filly who showed a liking for quick ground she rarely encountered in Europe last year. Wasn’t beaten far behind superstar Moonlight Cloud in the Moulin at Longchamp on ground she wouldn’t have enjoyed. I suspect Tapeta will suit her down to the ground and whilst her jockey has put some erratic displays in over the past 2 years, he’s very good when at his best and at 14/1, she looks the bet of the race to me. Unexposed, likely to enjoy the surface and has good European form to bring to the table. Connections rarely travel their dud fillies and I think she’ll give you a good shout for your money.8. Master Of Hounds – Consistent Meydan performer that’s plied his trade mainly on the turf track in Dubai. Looked a bit below his best this season and last Tapeta run in last year’s World Cup was probably tilting at windmills. Ran well on the surface before that in the 2012 season but will need to be right back to his best to land this but one that’s hard to put a line through.9. Rerouted – Very consistent handicapper for Mike De Kock, formally with Barry Hills and used as Frankel’s defunct pacemaker! Put in some nice handicap performances out in the desert and won his last two races on the surface but this is quite a step up from the challenges he’s been facing. Easy to skip by in favour of other runners.10. Haatheq – The rag of the field I’d want to be with. 50s with the firms but only beaten 4L by Moonwalk In Paris and came 5th in this last year. Form coming into this is no worse than last year and this is probably a weaker renewal. Will probably outrun his price without getting paid but if you like a rag, he’d be one to side with.11. Penitent – Improved no end since joining David O’Meara but has mainly been winning weak group races in Europe. His wins last year came when he was handy and the talented Danny Tudhope’s options are limited from the 11 box. Never ran on Tapeta before and whilst he’s an admirable horse who you couldn’t fault, you wonder whether sending him here when there will be soft ground group races at home in coming weeks was the right idea. Not for me as second favourite in the race.12. Capital Attraction – Champion UAE trainer sends this one here which ran second to last years winner of this race last time out and yet it’s 20/1 for the race. The draw and jockey aren’t huge positives but he’s consistent and loves the surface and 20/1 definitely underestimates his chances in this race.13. Soft Falling Rain – Your standard sexy Mike De Kock horse. Won all five starts including two on the Meydan Tapeta track, one of which was over C&D, both wins here very impressive so what’s not to like? Well he’s only a 3/1 shot drawn out by the Burj and he’s facing older horses for the first time. The price kills it.14. Saamidd – Once touted as a rival to Frankel but firmly put in his place by him in the Dewhurst. Had the usual Godolphin setback campaign involving getting beaten by Paul Midgely trained animals in Yorkshire but showed a glimmer of his old self back in his owners back yard the last twice behind Moonwalk In Paris and African Story. Buick up and whilst drawn in 14 isn’t ideal, I can see him outrunning his 33/1 price for sure and he starts slowly and can be dropped in so 14 isn’t as worrying as it would be for some.15. Moonwalk In Paris – Seemed to enjoy Dubai and Godolphin obviously sent him here as a replacement for African Story. A few have said he’s overpriced at 11/1 but drawn out in 15 with Ajtebi up? Clearly talented and goes on the track but 11/1 is about the right price taking everything into consideration.16. Barbecue Eddie – Eddie is a legend around Meydan having dotted up in numerous conditions and minor group races at the track, especially in the Autumn. He’s often come up short when the big boys and girls from Europe come out to play from January onwards and I think that will continue to be the case here despite having the assistance of a hugely under rated pilot in Patt Dobbs onboard.SUMMARYThis race has lost its star favourite in African Story and I think that’s one reason why De Kock has sent Soft Falling Rain here instead of the UAE Derby but I can’t have him at the prices. Capital Attraction is a model of consistency on the surface and ran a lovely trial for the race having progressed dramatically from the Autumn handicaps that they hold here but I think he’s going to struggle to take the prize home for his local in form trainer. Haatheq also should give a very good account of himself and out run his ridiculous 50/1 price but he’s another local horse that will make the odds compilers look a little silly without bagging the No.1 spot. I have often said that backing unglamorous local horses at this meeting is the most profitable strategy but that seems to have corrected itself in recent years and in this race, I’m siding with one of only two horses in this race that have never flown into Dubai before. Sarkiyla brings strong European form to this race and her very shrewd trainer wouldn’t be lobbing her in an all sex race like this on a whim and given she seems to like a sounder surface back in Europe, she should go on the Tapeta here and 14/1 is a big price for such an unexposed horse from a world class yard like hers.Advice:Sarkiyla EW at 14/1 with small EW savers on Capital Attraction and Haatheq.4.40pm Dubai Duty FreeThe Dubai Duty Free is ran over the unusual distance of 1m1f on Meydan’s turf track. It has often been targeted by European trainers and last year saw a runaway winner in Cityscape. This year’s renewal is a strong renewal with lots of different form lines represented. Let’s run through the field….1. Aesop’s Fables – Ex Andre Fabre trained colt who won a very weak Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly last year. Has had two runs in Meydan, one over C&D when finishing 4th behind The Apache. Has since got beaten a long way on Tapeta and hard to recommend him here when plenty of others have better Dubai form.2. I’m A Dreamer – British trained Globetrotting filly who had a spell Stateside last year winning a Grade 1 at Arlington. That was a weak fillies and mares affair and whilst she’s a good filly I think this test is a bit tougher than she’s used to, especially first time up.3. City Style – Ultra consistent Meydan performer who’s never unplaced at Meydan. 3rd in this race last year and ran two good races in Group races this year. Would be dangerous to rule him out at 16/1.4. Little Mike – US Raider who won the Breeders Cup Turf over 1m4f. Had a prep for this race on the Tapeta over 1m2f, only came 8th but wasn’t disgraced on a new surface. He’d be dangerous to rule out but prices have him about right for me.5. Sajjhaa – Extremely talented mare who ran in the Oaks on only her second run as a three year old. Has thrived in Meydan this Winter winning all 3 races, the last twice when unfancied against flashier types. Cannot fault her in any way; unbeaten at the track, has won the trial for this race and has Silvestre onboard again. Should be at least joint favourite for me.6. Igugu – De Kock talking horse who battered everything in sight in South Africa but has been turned over as favourite on two runs out in Dubai, put in her place by Sajjhaa on both occasions. De Kock says she’s shown signs of being in season and not adjusting to Meydan but even so, cannot see how she can possibly turnover the four lengths Sajjhaa has had on her in two runs.7. Ocean Park – Definitely the most interesting runner in the race. Coming all the way from New Zealand having won the Cox Plate in October. Has since won a New Zealand Group One as a prep for this race and whilst it’s hard to compare his form with the UAE/European runners, it looks strong enough to take a hand in this. Murtagh is an eye catching booking and he is a fascinating runner but I think the market has spotted him and not taken any chances, I aren’t rushing to take 6/1.8. Fulbright – Another consistent Godolphin horse who’s not unplaced in three starts at Meydan but was put in his place by Trade Storm and UK form is a fair bit short of the standard in this race. Will give his all but can pass him over.9. Gifora – French mare who won the Falmouth last year and placed in the Opera and the Hong Kong Cup. On a line through Alcopop, that puts her close to Ocean Park, if not infront of him as rough as that calculation is. She travels well, won first time up last season and will go on the ground. Another female who’s very very hard to find any faults with.10. The Apache – Mike De Kock trained colt that’s won and placed in his two starts out in Dubai. Beat City Style first time up and then ran second to Sajjhaa last time after hanging left. Find it hard to see why or how he’ll reverse the placings with her in this race though.11. Mushreq – Won 2 of his 5 starts out here, both wins coming on the turf track over 1m and 1m2f. Those wins were incredibly impressive on the clock and would take most renewals of this race. Hanagan will have his work cut out in this stronger field from stall 11 but he is a very strong candidate and I think he’s been underestimated in the betting as he’s not got top class European form and won lesser races in Dubai. Certainly the value in the race.12. Wigmore Hall – Admirable globetrotter who’s ran in this race for the last two years without winning. I see no reason why he’ll improve on his fourth and fifth placings in those years, especially when Little Mike took care of him out in Arlington last Summer. One that’s easy to pass over from a wide draw.13. French Fifteen – Chased Camelot home in the 2000 Guineas last year but gone backwards in three starts since and got beat in a Chantilly polytrack conditions race as a prep for this. Will really have to regain his sparkle to land this, and probably even improve on that given how poor last year’s three year old crop were.14. Trade Storm – The sexy horse in the race. Progressive handicapper in the UK who showed what he was really made of over C&D in a handicap on Valentines Day before winning a Group 2 easily from Musir earlier this month. He can be dropped in so his wide draw isn’t a concern and he’s been backing his visually impressive performances up on the clock but he lacks the group form of some of these and he’s far too short for me at 4/1 in as field this strong.A fascinating renewal of this race with three very strong candidates with Meydan form alone in Trade Storm, Sajjhaa and Mushreq who really are hard to fault but given Trade Storm is half the price of the other two and has the wider draw and less Group race form, he’s just no value at all. Ocean Park and Giofra have very strong claims too; I feel the Kiwi has been spotted as a potential fly in the ointment by the bookies though and 6/1 is certainly no gift in my opinion. That leaves Sajjhaa, Mushreq and Giofra and I find it very hard to split them; if the race was ran at Longchamp, I’d say Giofra but I feel I have to side with the local pairing here as they have done nothing wrong at the track and look top class. Mushreq has a smidge more value in him at the price but I couldn’t let Sajjhaa go unbacked at 8s either so I’ll be backing the both of them.Advice:Sajjhaa EW at 8/1 and Mushreq EW at 10/16.05pm Dubai World CupThis is a weak renewal of the World’s richest race and it scarcely resembles a Group One. Either way, there are some decent American runners along with the usual local Godolphin mass entries, and it’s an interesting race nonetheless.1. Treasure Beach – Irish Derby winner two years ago but has struggled to land a blow in most races since that Summer. Finished sixth in the trial for this race behind Hunter’s Light and ran a big race in the Sheema Classic last year. I can’t see him winning this but I think he’ll come on for his prep and if he runs to his best, he won’t be far away.2. Red Cadeaux – Globetrotting star who’s been beat a short-head in a Melbourne Cup and won a Hong Kong Vase. Had a good record on synthetics in the UK and has the class to win this but the step back in trip is a worry but I still think 25/1 underestimates his chances in a weak renewal.3. Dullahan – If Dullahan was coming here off the plane, I’d think he would be close to favourite given his sensational record on synthetics in the US. However, he ran over a mile here on Super Saturday and got stuffed and showed absolutely nothing. Very hard to recommend him after that despite his record on other synthetic surfaces.4. Hunter’s Light – Improving Godolphin colt who’s won his two starts in Meydan after a blossoming Autumn European campaign. Impossible to find fault with him having won both races in Dubai impressively and he’s well drawn and more than a worthy favourite in my opinion. Will be tough to beat.5. Capponi – Not ran since coming second in this race last year and has a phenomenal record on Tapeta. If he runs a race like he did twelve months ago, he’ll be very hard to beat but has to be a concern that he’s coming into this without a run and always the danger with ones from these connections that he’s been ruined.6. Side Glance – Encountering Tapeta and 1m2f for the first time but can’t blame connections for having a go at this race. However, despite having strong European form, it’s a big ask to be thrown in here with two brand new variables for him and I couldn’t recommend him from a betting angle.7. Planteur – 3rd in the race last year and then came second to Golden Lilac and wasn’t disgraced in the Prince of Wales. Granted he’s not the horse he was when sent off a fancied runner for the Arc but he won’t need to be to win this. The time of his Lingfield prep was fantastic and the rumour was he needed the run and it will have bought him on a lot. This is a weaker race than last year and he’s had a prep this time and 14/1 vastly underestimates his chances in this race. I’ll be amazed if he’s out of the frame.8. Royal Delta – American mare which smashes fillies only races for fun in the States but came out here last year and was tailed. I see no reasons why that will change this year despite her being a fancied runner and having bits of synthetics form.9. Meandre – Andre Fabre colt who’s had a career of mixed fortunes having won the GP De Paris in 2011 but hasn’t gone on since then having winning soft Group races in Europe. Got stuffed in his prep on his first run on synthetics last time at Chantilly and has a huge task on his plate here.10. Monterosso – Last year’s winner but was unfancied and found a lot of improvement out of nowhere and has been stuffed in two runs since. Think he’ll need to get given whatever he had last year to make it back to back wins….11. African Story – Redirected here from the Godolphin Mile as this is a soft renewal and he loves Tapeta. I can see him having no problems with the 1m2f trip and it’s hard to find many faults with him. The draw and trip are very slight concerns but they are negated by the price IMO.12. Animal Kingdom – Kentucky Derby winner two years ago and only won a claimer on his return to racing but second in two Grade Ones but they were on turf and weren’t strong races. Encounters Tapeta for the first time and given the poor record that Americans have had on it so far (admittedly a small sample size), it’s hard to recommend him at around 5/1.13. Kassiano – Proved a revelation in handicaps around this track and stepped up to Group One company last time but put in his place by Hunter’s Light last time. Was a bit unlucky there but hard to see him turning the tables in this race from the outside stall.Hunter’s Light has a massive chance in this and I really cannot find a fault with him but 4/1 is the right price for him and I can’t back him at the right price.. I can’t have the American horses at all at the prices with question marks over them all for different reasons. Kassiano, Treasure Beach and Red Cadeaux all have small EW value at double figures.Planteur is one of my strongest antepost bets in a while, he ran a huge race in this last year when Marco Botti hadn’t had him for long without a prep. He’s ran a very strong time in his prep for this and even just a repeat of last year’s run will see him in the frame at the very least. Ryan Moore is onboard, he’s got a good draw, he handles the track and surface and this renewal is weak enough that you don’t need to be an International Group One horse to win it. 14/1 is probably twice the price he should be and it’s an all in bet for me to bring the curtain down on the Dubai carnival.Advice:Advice: Have the absolute lot on Planteur EW at 14/1last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Sunday

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BENS BLOG Are you the best Armchair Operator in the Whole Wide

first_imgEveryday, I like to check the Birthdays column, in the Racing Post. It reminds you of friends and peers and to their progress in the last year. I notice today, Blog, that Bruce Millington, RP Editor, has reached 52 years of age.The other column, I never miss, is The Classifieds, on a Saturday. There, the leaders and innovators, of our great industry, show us in the form of adverts, their plans for the next year. And one thing, one cannot fail to have missed, is that the Racing Post has courted, about a million times, for a new Editor, to replace Bruce.Now, Blog, I thought it was yooouuu, leant back, TV control cemented into hand, in your armchair, who would have made a far better Racing Post Editor? No, no. Now, I really am SURE it was you, in fact. Or was it Bookmaker? Or Pro-Punter (should you have had ‘the tank’ (they love that one, because of course, all pro-punters must have started with a maaasssive tank))? Or Champion Jockey? Or Classic Winning Trainer?So, do tell; When are you making your move? Is now not ‘the right time’ (ALL OF A SUDDEN)? Or you are just ‘biding your time’? Or is it ‘not possible to achieve those things now, the big boys have got too far ahead’? Or was it somehow ‘different’ for them? Or, is the truth of it; you’re just a GOOD TALKER?IN CASE YOU MISSED ITSimon Nott’s #BettingPeople interview with Bruce earlier this year…..Interview: BRUCE MILLINGTONOver and out, B xlast_img read more

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