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first_imgTags:Yvette Cooper /David Lammy /Labour /Andrew Marr /Keir Starmer /Jenny Chapman /Brexit /Pienaar’s politics /Sunday shows / #Brexit: “Parliament is going to try and take control of the process” says Labour’s Shadow Brexit Sec Keir Starmer https://t.co/E0eKrEmh73 #Marr pic.twitter.com/ikzgB6htBU— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) January 20, 2019Hilary Benn, Labour MP for Leeds Central and Brexit select committee chair:On reports that in his office on Monday “backbench plotters” will meet to give control of the Brexit process to the Commons: “MPs doing their job are not plotters, they are trying to sort out the mess the Prime Minister has created. We are facing a national crisis and there are many MPs in the House of Commons whose first priority is to ensure that we do not leave without a deal. And therefore finding ways when we come to table amendments this week and debate on the 29th January how we stop that.”On accusations that Commons officials have acted with bias: “To attack House of Commons clerks and suggest they’re part of a conspiracy is a disgrace. Our clerks are resolutely impartial.”On breaking the deadlock: “I think we have to compromise because parliament is deadlocked and the Prime Minister can’t get around that.”On indicative votes: “I’m in favour of parliament voting on a series of options to see if there’s one that can command majority support.” Can MPs agree on #Brexit?#Marr talks to Conservative MPs Dominic Raab and Anna Soubry as well as Labour’s Hilary Bennhttps://t.co/E0eKrEmh73 pic.twitter.com/IfLvLNaxcC— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) January 20, 2019Ridge on SundayDavid Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham:On securing a Brexit deal: “I would prefer a soft Brexit, somewhere like Norway, to Theresa May’s botched deal… I could only vote for it on the basis that there was a final say referendum.”On Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit position: “He’s moving the goalposts and I’ve been very clear on that… It seems to me there is no point in continuing with votes of no confidence, throwing darts and missing the board… I think that Jeremy has been hedging.”On a Labour split: “There is a small group in our party who are so frustrated, who have so much grievance, the fear is that they are going to go off and form another party.  I personally reject that but the danger is, just like 1983, a new party built around basically a relationship with Europe keeps the Labour Party out of power for a generation.” ‘The British people have got to have a final say and resolve is. You cannot argue you undermine democracy with more democracy’ says David Lammy MP #RidgeFollow live reaction here: https://t.co/j92S06bjAr pic.twitter.com/ncDSJD9qbH— Ridge on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) January 20, 2019Pienaar’s PoliticsAndrew Gwynne, Labour MP for Denton and Reddish and Shadow Local Government Secretary:On Labour talks with May: “In terms of opening the door to meaningful negotiations with us, all she’s got to do is give us a verbal commitment that she will do everything possible to prevent a no deal.”Caroline Flint, Labour MP for Don Valley:On the way forward for Brexit: “Get ‘no deal’ off the table, but get Remain off the table as well, so we can focus on what needs to be done. There’s too much shenanigans, too much process, not enough substance going on amongst politicians.”Westminster HourYvette Cooper, Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, who has a new bill and an amendment (with Nick Boles) to take ‘no deal’ off the table:On her bill to allow parliament to demand an extension of Article 50: “If we’re still in this paralysis by the end of February, we just have to be sensible and recognise that we may need more time… The plan is to put forward a simple amendment to the Prime Minister’s Plan B motion that there was parliamentary time for [the bill].”On the length of Article 50 extension: “It proposes an extension until the end of the year, but that’s amendable.”On support for her bill: “I’ve talked to the [Labour] frontbench… My understanding is that there are government ministers who also want this bill to pull through.”Jenny Chapman, Labour MP for Darlington and shadow Brexit minister:On Labour supporting Cooper’s bill: “That’s a decision for Nick Brown and the shadow cabinet… I think there will be widespread for this in parliament.” The Andrew Marr ShowKeir Starmer expressed many of the same views set out in his Fabians conference speech on Saturday, including that delaying Brexit by extending Article 50 is now inevitable and that Labour’s policy is in its ‘third phase’. He also conceded that any Brexit deal at this stage would “probably” require a backstop.On Theresa May’s deal: “I have said for two years we will faithfully look at any deal that is brought back, which is what we did on Tuesday.”On compromise and cross-party talks: “If she… said, my red lines have gone, I’m not going to hold a gun to your heads about no deal, that would shift the position incredibly.”On the backstop: “At this stage any deal probably does require a backstop, and we’ve got to recognise that… There are problems with this backstop and we have got to recognise that. But because we are in this stage of the exercise, nearly two years in, the chances now of a deal that doesn’t have a backstop are very, very slim.”On extending Article 50: “It’s extremely difficult to see how the Prime Minister can achieve what needs to be achieved in 68 days and therefore I think it is inevitable Article 50 is going to be extended. And the blame with that lies with the Prime Minister.”last_img read more

The House of Commons has voted against a public vo

first_imgThe House of Commons has voted against a public vote on the EU and against holding indicative votes in the chamber – but voted in favour of delaying Brexit. Here’s how it happened…MPs have rejected the opportunity to legislate for another referendum in the first of a series of key Brexit votes today. Just 85 voted in favour, while 334 – a majority of MPs – were against.Labour whipped MPs to abstain on the amendment, proposed by The Independent Group’s Dr Sarah Wollaston, which sought to extend Article 50 with the aim of legislating for a public vote on Brexit.The party was criticised for the move by some supporters of another referendum, but the official People’s Vote campaign issued a statement that read: “We do not think today is the right time to test the will of the House on the case for a new public vote.”Shadow ministers Yvonne Fovargue, Emma Lewell-Buck and Justin Madders defied the Labour whip to vote against a public vote, as did whip Stephanie Peacock. Ruth Smeeth also voted against and resigned from her parliamentary private secretary post.The Commons also narrowly defeated Hilary Benn’s amendment by just two votes, with 312 in favour and 314 against, which had proposed ‘indicative votes’. If passed, this would have given some control of the parliamentary timetable to MPs and allowed them to vote on a range of Brexit solutions.The Benn result was a narrow escape for the government. But David Lidington did announce at the despatch box earlier today that the government will facilitate indicative voting after the EU summit if MPs have not agreed a deal before that point.MPs then voted down Labour’s official amendment, which did not explicitly endorse any alternative but simply demanded “parliamentary time for this House to find a majority for a different approach”, by 16 votes.Labour’s Chris Bryant decided not to move his amendment to a vote as he said there was no need. His proposal called on the government to stop repeatedly bringing back Theresa May’s Brexit deal, arguing that the Prime Minister cannot keep putting forward the same motion.Finally, MPs voted by a majority of 210 to extend Article 50 and delay Brexit. Theresa May will now request such an extension from the EU, and the 27 member states will have to unanimously agree to it.Six Labour MPs defied the whip to vote against or abstain on extension, while seven of Theresa May’s cabinet members – Steve Barclay, Liam Fox, Chris Grayling, Penny Mordaunt, Gavin Williamson, Andrea Leadsom and Liz Truss – voted against her motion.This evening the Brexit Secretary voted against his Government’s own motion on Brexit, which earlier in the day he had defended in the House of Commons.That’s the equivalent of the Chancellor voting against his own Budget. This is a Government that has lost complete control. https://t.co/xGjnF3g7Ip— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) March 14, 2019Responding to the results, Jeremy Corbyn said: “We have begun to hold meetings with members across the House to find a consensus and a compromise that meets the needs of our country. But the last few days have also put a responsibility on the Prime Minister. First, to publicly accept that both her deal and no deal are simply no longer viable options. Secondly, to bring forward the necessary legislation to amend the exit date of 29 March.“Tonight I reiterate our conviction that a deal can be agreed based on our alternative plan that can command support across the House. And I also reiterate our support for a public vote not as political point-scoring but as a realistic option to break the deadlock.“The whole purpose ought to be to protect communities that are stressed and worried. Those people are worried about the future of their jobs and industries. Our job is to try to meet the concerns of the people who sent us here in the first place.”Vote results (guide to amendments here)Amendment (h): Ayes 85 – Noes 334Amendment to Hilary Benn’s amendment (i): Ayes 311 – Noes 314Amendment (i): Ayes 312 – Noes 314Amendment (e): Ayes 302 – Noes 318Amendment (j): Not movedThe motion to extend Article 50: Ayes 412 – Noes 202Labour rebelsAmendment (h)FOR (25): Tonia Antoniazzi, Ann Clwyd, Neil Coyle, Stella Creasy, Janet Daby, Geraint Davies, Rosie Duffield, Paul Farrelly, John Grogan, Meg Hillier, Ged Killen, David Lammy, Siobhain McDonagh, Anna McMorrin, Ian Murray, Albert Owen, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Tulip Siddiq, Owen Smith, Alex Sobel, Jo Stevens, Gareth Thomas, Catherine West, Martin Whitfield, Daniel ZeichnerAGAINST (18): Kevin Barron, Ronnie Campbell, Rosie Cooper, Caroline Flint, Yvonne Fovargue, Kate Hoey, Helen Jones, Kevan Jones, Emma Lewell-Buck, Justin Madders, John Mann, Stephanie Peacock, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Ruth Smeeth, Gareth Snell, John Spellar, Graham Stringer, Derek Twigg(Lloyd Russell-Moyle voted both for and against, choosing to actively abstain.)Amendment to Hilary Benn’s amendment (i):AGAINST (6): Kevin Barron, Ronnie Campbell, Stephen Hepburn, Kate Hoey, John Mann, Graham StringerABSTAINED (4): Ann Clwyd, Mike Hill, Pat McFadden, Grahame MorrisAmendment (i):AGAINST (6): Kevin Barron, Ronnie Campbell, Caroline Flint, Kate Hoey, John Mann, Graham StringerABSTAINED (3): Stephen Hepburn, Gareth Snell, John SpellarAmendment (e):AGAINST (1): Kevin BarronABSTAINED (3): Stephen Hepburn, Kate Hoey, Graham StringerThe motion to extend Article 50:AGAINST (3): Stephen Hepburn, Kate Hoey, Graham StringerABSTAINED (3): Ronnie Campbell, Paul Farrelly, Owen SmithTags:Labour /Brexit /People’s Vote /Brexit delay /Article 50 extension /last_img read more

Collaborative hackerspace Noisebridge faces displacement from SF Mission

first_img 0% The hackerspace is one of the most well-known in the Bay Area and has served as a low-barrier educational and collaborative hub for the technologically inclined and disinclined alike. It moved into the Mission in 2008, but outgrew its first 1,000-square-foot space here and subsequently relocated to its current 5,200-square-foot space at 2169 Mission St. In the note, the group stressed its importance to the community. “We believe that San Francisco needs a hackerspace that is open to as many people as possible as often as possible,” it says. “We also strongly believe that the residents and guests of our town deserve a space to pursue their hopes, interests and ambitions at their own pace in a safe space where lack of funds is no barrier to entry.”   Noisebridge, the renowned hackerspace that’s been in the Mission for nine years, will “almost certainly” have to leave its Mission Street space by August 2018, when its lease expires. “Despite our best efforts to fly under The Storm, The Great San Francisco Reckoning has finally fallen upon us, and Noisebridge is staring displacement in the face in 2018,” wrote the hackerspace in a fundraising call posted on its website on Monday. The cost of space per square foot has more than tripled since the group began its lease, the post said. The group is now seeking donations. “A lot of donations,” it says. “More donations than Noisebridge has ever gotten before.”center_img Tags: noisebridge • tech Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

Critics gather in the Mission to question upcoming vote on conservatorship

first_img Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter Dozens of San Franciscans poured into a chilly church in the Mission Thursday evening to learn why advocates want to stop an expansion of conservatorships that would drive a small number of people with both mental health and substance abuse issues into treatment. The message from the group was clear: it’s a grave violation of civil rights.“Conservatorship is the most extreme deprivation of civil liberties, aside from the death penalty,” Susan Mizner, director of the disability rights program for the American Civil Liberties Union, said as people trickled into St. John the Evangelist, Episcopal Church.The speakers, who made up part of the Voluntary Services First Coalition, an organization formed to fight against the conservatorship measure, includes advocates, lawyers and formerly homeless people. They explained how the new conservatorship law, or SB1045, would strip vulnerable people of their rights and autonomy.SB1045 is a California law the California legislature passed last April to allow Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco counties to opt into a five-year pilot program expanding the existing conservatorship rules to include people with both mental illness and substance abuse disorders. The conservatorship would last one year with the option for renewal, and would provide eligible individuals with permanent housing. Each person under review will have the right to a public defender and due process, including the power to petition to terminate the conservatorship or contest the powers of the conservator. San Francisco is the only county so far to show interest in the legislation, according to the Voluntary Services First Coalition. The Board of Supervisors has not yet scheduled a vote, but supporters of the conservatorship expansion, including Mayor London Breed and District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, are hoping to vote on the new guidelines by mid-March, according to Erin Mundy, a legislative aid for Mandelman.The new conservatorship rules are based on very specific prerequisites, including eight or more 5150s, or involuntary psychiatric holds, in the last 12 months; and a clinical diagnosis of both serious mental health and substance abuse issues. Additionally, the individual under review must have already gone through and failed the state’s court-mandated Assisted Outpatient Treatment, required through Laura’s Law. San Diego and Los Angeles passed on the new conservatorship because the number of eligible people was so small, according to Mundy.The number of people in the city who meet all of the requirements for the conservatorship is as low as 100 or 50 — or even 10, depending on who you ask.But many advocates of disabled and homeless people are not comforted by the allegedly minuscule numbers of people who would be eligible. They believe coercing people into treatment is a civil rights abuse. Full stop.Most of the audience members kept their coats on in the drafty church, but listened attentively to the speakers. The room was especially quiet when formerly homeless people took the microphone.“My biggest fear is, if I lose my housing, I lose my rights,” said C.W. Johnson, an advocate and formerly homeless man who has been 5150ed over 20 times in different cities.Johnson then passed the mic to Jordan Davis, a 34-year-old transgender activist who spent her first six months in San Francisco homeless in 2014 and has both PTSD and autism.“Conservatorship is incarceration by any other name!” Davis exclaimed, and some members of the crowd applauded. She asked the crowd to join her in chanting “Community, not coercion!” The chant echoed through the dimly lit church.David Elliott Lewis, an advocate and formerly homeless man, stressed that many people experience trauma in hospitals, and he doesn’t believe anyone should be coerced into treatment. “If anyone tried to serve me with a conservatorship, I would run far away,” he said.Advocates were also concerned about the city’s ability to provide services and housing when people are already on week-long wait-lists, according to the coalition. Conservatorships have dropped statewide since the 1990s because of the lack of affordable housing or shelters, according to Mizner.“Where are people going to go?” One advocate screamed out.Mandeleman told Mission Local that the new conservatorship legislation is a good way for judges to decide how to help a small number of people who can’t care for themselves — and he is confident the city has the resources to do it.“I think for a handful of folks this is probably the only tool we have to get them off the streets and into care,” Mandeleman said in an interview before the event.Some advocates in the crowd supported SB1045, including a case manager who thought the comparison between conservatorship and the death penalty was out of line.The night ended with a clear call to action: Call your representative.“You leave here tonight with enough information to stand up for something,” said Joe Wilson, an advocate and member of the coalition, as attendees folded their chairs and headed out. center_img Email Addresslast_img read more

WANT to buy a Season Ticket for the stadium in 201

first_imgWANT to buy a Season Ticket for the stadium in 2012 and not sure what to do? Then check out our ‘How To’ guide below.You can also buy at the town centre store, online and via the ticket hotline (01744 455 052).*If you are renewing you have until September 30 to grab your seat.Season Ticket TypeOnlineTicket HotlineTicket OfficeMatchday @ HaltonNew Tickets  Renewals Moving Seats Direct DebitClick here Disabled Tickets For info email here. Five Year Tickets You will be sent a letter detailing your seat for the new stadium.Family Stand Tickets *please note the ticket hotline can be very busy during office hours.For full details on the range of season tickets available click here.last_img read more

ANOTHER week another win… its getting routine fo

first_imgANOTHER week, another win… it’s getting routine for the temporary coaching duo of Mike Rush and Keiron Cunningham!After the 28-16 victory over Warrington in their own barn the whole squad once again took the plaudits from the backroom staff.Rush in particular paid tribute to the senior players and the massive defensive effort in the second half.“We dug in deep when we needed to in the second half,” the Acting Head Coach said. “There were a number of sets where we needed to put our shoulders in, be patient and wait our turn.“We played very well in the opening 20 minutes and I thought we were unlucky not to get another try. There were a couple of close calls where we pushed the pass a little, but it’s hard to be critical when you are asking them to push the ball and take chances.“We knew Warrington would come back and it’s how you weather that storm… and that’s what we did. I learnt that early in my coaching career – the game will swing… you’ll get your chance and then they will get theirs’. It’s how you cope with that.“Our pack was dominant though and you can tell we have KC on the coaching staff. That’s how he played and the forwards are reaping the benefits.”Paul Wellens grabbed two tries in the match and Rush was keen to point out his captain’s endeavours.“I don’t think Wello’s performance has ever been in doubt, other people make suggestions to his age but in the last two games he has been our best player. Jon Wilkin was excellent last week and was the same today. He played for 80 minutes, kicked, tackled and is an international player.“Josh Jones acquitted himself well too. He probably knew he was getting a game about two hours or less before kick-off and I doubt his parents were even at the game because they wouldn’t have known he was playing.“I’ve known him since he was 13 and he did exactly what he does week in week out in the Academy.”He continued: “Once again though it’s important we keep the players’ feet on the ground and begin preparing for Friday’s game. We’ll give them a couple of days off to recover, then it’s games on Friday and Monday. We will monitor the lads and get them through as best as we can.”last_img read more

COME and join us and boogie on down…with some fant

first_imgCOME and join us and boogie on down…with some fantastic entertainment at Langtree Park on June 30.Perfect for a night out, family gathering or hen/stag do….70s and 80s nightBoogie Nights Arrival cocktail 2 course meal with coffeeBoogie Nights DJ Prizes for best dressed/best dancer7.30pm start£20.00 per person inclusive of VATCall Lauren Iredale from Saints Events on 01744 455 057 or email events@saintsrlfc.comlast_img

SAINTS have announced their squad for Fridays Sup

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for Friday’s Super League XVIII Round 3 match against Hull FC at Langtree Park.Alex Walmsley is drafted into the ‘19′ for the first time this season, whilst Ade Gardner and Anthony Walker are also included after impressive performances for Whitehaven last weekend.Josh Perry and Lance Hohaia are unavailable through injury.The squad is:1. Paul Wellens, 2. Ade Gardner, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 7. Jonny Lomax, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 19. Josh Jones, 20. Lee Gaskell, 21. Tommy Makinson, 24. Joe Greenwood, 25. Alex Walmsley, 27. Anthony Walker.Peter Gentle will choose his Hull FC side from:1. Shannon McDonnell, 2. Jason Crookes, 3. Joe Arundel, 4. Kirk Yeaman, 5. Tom Briscoe, 6. Daniel Holdsworth, 7. Brett Seymour, 8. Mark O’Meley, 9. Danny Houghton, 10. Andy Lynch, 13. Joe Westerman, 14. Richard Whiting, 15. Ben Galea, 16. Richard Horne, 19. Jay Pitts, 20. Paul Johnson, 21. Chris Green, 23. Ben Crooks, 33. Aaron Heremaia.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee is Ben Thaler.Ticket details are here.Stat Pack:Super League Summary:St Helens won 23 (includes win in 2006 Grand Final and wins in 2001 and 2006 play-offs)Hull FC won 102 drawsUps and Downs:St Helens highest score: 74-16 (H, 1999) (also widest margin)Hull FC highest score: 44-6 (H, 2005) (also widest margin)last_img read more

SAINTS remain top of the Super League table follow

first_imgSAINTS remain top of the Super League table following a 46-22 win over Bradford.They ran in seven tries in a blistering 50 minute spell to lead 40-0 before the Bulls replied with three in five – and another in the final stages.Paul Wellens then polished off a good captain’s knock with a four-pointer right at the death.Bradford’s salvo may have taken the gloss off the overall performance, but Saints ensured they back sufficently from last Sunday’s loss.The first half saw Nathan Brown’s men punish Bradford’s failure to complete their sets.James Roby, Paul Wellens and Mose Masoe gave them a healthy advantage before more expansive stuff found Mark Percival and Adam Swift tallying four-pointers.Further tries from Lance Hohaia and Tommy Makinson brought the 40-up before Bradford quelled Saints buoyancy – but not their victory.Saints welcomed back Kyle Amor from injury and shuffled their pack as a result. Greg Richards was rested whilst Luke Thompson replaced Willie Manu in the starting line-up.There was also a welcome return for Anthony Laffranchi on the bench.Bradford were narrowly edged at home to Catalan last week – and that result saw a settled side come to Langtree Park, with Jamie Foster and Lee Gaskell the former Saints boys in the line-up.Adam Swift almost scored from Mark Percival’s kick in the third minute before Jon Wilkin’s cute chip had the Bulls on their heels.Saints were completing their sets and that dominance in the opening 10 minutes turned into points as Mark Flanagan found James Roby in support for the easiest of tries.Percival converting.Saints defended a set and then forced a drop out from Wilkin’s slide rule kick. Nothing came from it but you always felt a second try was due and it did on 15 minutes. Swift took a clearing kick on the full and fed Paul Wellens who scampered in from 60 yards.Percival with his second.Both sides then traded knock ons before Mose Masoe took a drop off pass from Wilkin and took three with him over the line.Percival converted and then tallied a great try of his own as the half counted down.Laffranchi took it on, fed Wilkin and then Wellens who cooly put his centre through the gap.And the youngster banged over the conversion from the touchline too.Saints weren’t done either and as the hooter went they snaffled up a loose pass and Wilkin, Laffranchi and Percival combined to slip Swift in.That gave Saints a 28-0 half time lead and it was soon 32-0 as Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook took a pass in his own half, scampered through the middle and superbly offloaded to Lance Hohaia.Tommy Makinson capped a great move on 50 minutes only for Luke Gale to get his side on the board eight minutes later.Joe Arundel then took advantage of Adam Swift’s mistake from a high ball before Adam Purtell polished off a great move.It was three in five minutes for the visitors and they peppered the Saints line even further in the final stages.Foster then tagged one against his former employers to cap a great second half for the visitors.Saints weren’t to be outdone though and a great move from Wellens finished off a sold night.Match Summary:Saints: Tries: Roby, Wellens (2), Masoe, Percival, Swift, Hohaia, MakinsonGoals: Percival (7 from 8)Bulls: Tries: Gale, Arundel, Purtell, FosterGoals: Foster (3 from 3)Penalties: Saints: 6Bulls: 7HT: 28-0FT: 46-22REF: Robert HicksATT: 10,238Teams:Saints:17. Paul Wellens; 2. Tommy Makinson 3. Jordan Turner, 22. Mark Percival, 5. Adam Swift; 6. Lance Hohaia, 12. Jon Wilkin; 16. Kyle Amor, 9. James Roby, 18. Alex Walmsley, 15. Mark Flanagan, 11. Sia Soliola, 28. Luke Thompson.Subs: 8. Mose Masoe, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi.Bulls:1. Brett Kearney; 38. Danny Williams, 21. Adam Henry, 3. Adrian Purtell, 5. Jamie Foster; 17. Lee Gaskell, 7. Luke Gale; 14. Manase Manuokafoa, 19. Adam O’Brien, 15. Adam Sidlow, 11. Tom Olbison, 33. Jay Pitts, 18. James Donaldson.Subs: 4. Matty Blythe, 16. Danny Addy, 30. Jamal Fakir. 34. Joe Arundel.last_img read more

Carolina Beach lake dredging project likely to be terminated

first_img The project aimed to prevent flooding during heavy storms and hurricanes. Besides issues with the contractor and no designated spot to dump the spoils, one problem in particular stuck out to Town Manager, Michael Cramer. It was a major contributor to halting the project.“I would have to say more so the arsenic and the findings of the environmental studies. Because that impacts where we can place material. And that changes the costs and the length of time and things of that nature that go into the project,” Cramer said.While some council members are in favor of terminating the contract, some residents feel it’s better if council recollects and reorganizes this plan.Related Article: Nutcracker home steals the show at Pleasure Island’s annual lights tour“Since they haven’t come up with a solution that maybe stopping everything and re-negotiating and researching maybe a little deeper for somewhere to put the toxic soil. I think that it would help us. I think it would help the lake,” Shaor Blair, a resident, said.Town Council will discuss the possible contract termination at their next meeting on December 12. CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Three months of sitting idle. Carolina Beach’s Lake dredging project has been a topic of conversation since late August, ever since work was put on hold.“I’m not real happy about that whole situation. Cause originally last thing I had heard is they were going to finish in January of 2018. With the job, it was going well. Then all of a sudden I found out that they were not allowed to dump anymore,” Stan Blair, a resident, said.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Southport Police warn about suspicious car near Walmart

first_imgSurveillance photo of the suspicious car. (Photo: Southport Police Department) SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Police are warning you to always be aware of your surrounding after a suspicious car was seen driving around the Walmart in Southport Thursday.The police department says they received a report of a car riding around the business on North Howe Street with the occupants inside jumping out, spraying victims with perfume and trying to get money.- Advertisement – Police say no one was injured.If anyone has information or see this happen, you are asked to contact Southport Police Department.last_img read more

GREAT STRIDES One familys cystic fibrosis story

first_img There are thousands of families that care for a family member who is a patient with CF. One of them is the Lilley family.“I think that’s the hardest thing about CF is that she looks like every other kid, you know there is nothing, unless they see you at home doing treatment, most people do not know what she has to go through or what’s going on inside,” said Jaimie-Lynn Lilley referring to her 2-year-old Selah.Selah was diagnosed like many early in her infancy from a newborn screening and sweat test. She has two gene mutations of the F Delta 508 gene type according to her mom. It’s one of the most commonly diagnosed mutations, but can also be the most severe.“Each day we get up early in the morning and before Selah can eat or really think about doing anything else, we have to do her albuterol, 30 minutes on the vest and we end with a pulmozyme treatment that we just added,” said Lilley, “But all of that just has a process of breaking the mucus up for her.”“When she is sick or fighting off a virus or bacteria or what not that increases to all that about three to four times a day. So for a toddler that’s overwhelming and not so much fun when she’s got a ton of energy.”A lot is going on inside, but on the exterior, Lilley said her daughter is just like every other 2-year-old.“She loves to play outside she is still trying to figure herself out a little bit,” said Lilley. “She loves running, walking, playing with our dog. Kicking the ball. We encourage all the running she can do so that it will jar stuff up, but she’s a very active kid and loves any opportunity to be outside even if it’s throwing sticks around.”Things did not start out that way for them that way.“It was very overwhelming. In the beginning I did not reach out too much,” said Lilley. “Because she was our first child and to find out it’s your first child and she has a disease that it extremely scary and is different for every person. I was afraid of hearing the scary parts. So I kind of avoided asking questions until maybe a year ago and really being brave enough to research and see what the future could look like.”Jaimie-Lynn and her husband Mark had an up hill battle but once they started reaching out, hope started trickling in.“When I did reach out, I looked for people on social media actually that have CF and I can watch their journey and see what their lives have been like whether they had lung transplants and what that experience was like,” said Lilley. “They also offer advice for moms for practical situations like what do you travel with a toddler that has CF? How do you go on a plane? What all do you need to bring? How do you take the medicines that have to be refrigerated? That kind of stuff I focused on and try to make this a way of yes she has CF but we just want to do life on a practical way and not let CF take over her, her life.”Like most families in Wilmington, the Lilley’s have to travel to Duke for pediatric care. Others make the drive to Chapel Hill or Wake Forest CF clinics. Selah contracted a bacteria that commonly afflicts patients called psuedomonas that forced the family to spend a couple of weeks in the hospital this past spring. Even then, she was still the vibrant toddler Jaimie-Lynn and Mark want her to be.“Bubbles are a big deal which is helpful in the hospital. When they are doing all sorts of treatments on her they blow bubbles to help calm her down.”After that stay, more support poured in for their family. Like many families with CF members, the Lilley’s say their best medicine will always be a steady flow of hope and encouragement from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation who constantly finds new treatments for the incurable disease.“Knowing that we’ve overcome the fear of CF and living with it for three years now, we know that we can do this, we have hope for her future and we’re not doing it alone we have an awesome community here in Wilmington.” WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — This week we are highlighting families who day in day out work to combat Cystic Fibrosis (CF). WWAY is doing this to show you the lifestyles of those who have loved ones with the genetic disease.You can learn more about CF’s side affects and symptoms here.- Advertisement – last_img read more

2 open routes to Wilmington but official ask to save them for

first_imgView of I-40 at Exit 387 on September 18, 2018. (Photo: Mike Cooke) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County officials held a news conference Tuesday to release more information on storm recovery.During it, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo shared two open routes in Wilmington.- Advertisement – As of noon Tuesday, Highway Patrol had cleared those routes for drivers. One option is I-40E to exit 373/NC 903 to west US 421. Another option is I-40E to exit 385, then NC 41 West to 421 South to Wilmington.“They were driven today and they told me it was okay to share those routes with you,” Saffo said. “That’s not to say they may not close base on what the flooding situation may be, but those are the two routes currently that we know of that are open.”Strict curfew remains in effect for New Hanover County from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Since September 12, there have been 11 arrests related to break-ins, curfew and looting.Related Article: Mandatory evacuation lifted in Pender County, curfew is in placeOfficials still encourage you not come to the area. If you do, expect flooding, power outages, and limited resources like food and gas. According to state leaders, unless there is a public safety reason to return to eastern North Carolina, officials encourage folks to stay off main roadways that currently have limited capacity so public safety personnel and resources can get to the areas they need.As of 11 a.m., more than 60,000 homes were still without power.“We are asking folks to not come home,” New Hanover County Chairman Woody White said. “We want you here. We love you. We miss you but access to Wilmington is still very limited and is not improving as quickly as we like. Roads throughout our county and especially the surrounding areas and leading into our county are still unsafe for travel.”The area has been officially determined disastrous so FEMA resources are available.The county hopes to open normal business hours by Monday.You can watch the entire update in the video below.last_img read more

New Hanover Co School Board adjusts school calendar because of Florence

first_img After getting feedback from parents and teachers, the board approved adding five instructional days to the end of the Traditional and Pre-K Calendars. The last day for traditional schools will be Thursday, June 13, 2019.In addition, December 20, December 21, February 22, April 5 and April 22 will now be full days for students.Click here to see all revised calendars WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The school year will last a little longer than originally planned in New Hanover County next spring.Last night the school board voted to approve several changes to the 2018-2019 school calendars. The district says the changes were needed due to instruction time lost due to Hurricane Florence.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Ugandan Student Set for Mobile Premier Awards in Barcelona after winning AppCircus

first_imgAdvertisement Nokia’s Annie Njenga had earlier called on developers to think about the commercial aspects of their innovations. “Developer X from Uganda has so far earned in excess of 35,000 Euros. Those are the numbers you should be thinking about,” noted Ms. Njenga.Ampeire’s app, Mafuta Go is a web and mobile Application that helps users find the nearest petrol station with the cheapest prices. It also shows the services petrol stations offer to their customers. Mafuta Go also enables users to verify fuel prices for the different stations. Christine is now in touching distance with a ticket to Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress with a chance to win an award at the Mobile Premier Awards 2012. – Advertisement – Clearly motivated by the opportunity, Ampeire pledged to take her ‘game’ to the next level, as she expressed her appreciation to UGO.“There will be no more excuses now,” she said to UGO’s Boaz Shani.Mafuta Go, just like several of the apps that were showcased Monday, is a product of the Garage48, a weekend-long hackathon that took place back in September in Kampala. Mobile Monday Kampala (MoMoKla) is a community of mobile industry visionaries, developers and influentials fostering cooperation and cross-border business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets.UPDATE: We had earlier reported that Ampeire had won the nomination to Barcelona. Now PC Tech Magazine understands that the final list of nominees for the Mobile Premier Awards will be selected from the various country winners.last_img read more

Apple Has Already Started Testing The iPhone 6 And iOS 7

first_imgAdvertisement It seems like the iPhone 5 just barely came out, but Apple is hard at work on the iPhone 6 – or iPhone 5S if that’s what they’re gonna call it. Starting the new year off, developers have already seen evidence that Apple is testing the next generation iPhone and iOS 7.The Next Web has spoken to multiple developers who have shown them references to a new iPhone and iOS 7 being tested. Developers’ logs show that Apple has been testing new hardware that carries a ‘iPhone6,1’ identifier. The iPhone 5 carries an identifier that’s either ‘iPhone5,1’ or ‘iPhone5,2’ depending on the LTE model of the iPhone and which 4G bands it operates on.Along with the iPhone 6 being tested, it’s running iOS 7 which Apple isn’t expected to release until mid-2013. The iOS 7 references have started appearing much earlier compared to iOS 6 references we saw last year. iOS 6 didn’t start appearing in analytics until a month before it was announced at WWDC. – Advertisement – The references to the new iPhone and iOS 7 did not reveal any clues about new hardware or software features. Are Apple’s engineers rushing to get a big iOS 7 update earlier than we’re expecting? Who knows. But as the first version of iOS with Jony Ives fingerprints all over it, we can’t wait till Apple lets us get our greasy hands all over it.Credit: CultOfMaclast_img read more

Adobe to discontinue Fireworks

first_imgAdvertisement Adobe has shared that its Web-focused design and prototyping tool Fireworks has been discontinued, after announcing the end of the Creative Suite and a new family of Creative Cloud-only apps and services,There had been whisper that Fireworks would soon cease development, and now, after being ignored during the company’s Max conference yesterday, Adobe said it has decided not to update Fireworks to Creative cloud and instead will focus on developing new tools to meet our customers needs.The core reasoning behind this change, according to Adobe, is the overlap in functionality between Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Edge Reflow. This decision is hard to vet without seeing Adobe’s sales and usage numbers, but there is clearly a strong, niche market for Fireworks — perhaps too niche for Adobe’s own aspirations. – Advertisement – Fireworks CS6 will continue to be available, as will the entire CS 6 suite of apps, but Adobe is only planning to offer security updates as necessary and may provide bug fixes.The small, yet sincerely dedicated group of die-hard Fireworks fans will surely be disappointed — we wouldn’t be surprised to see a petition surface demanding Adobe open source the product for future development.This announcement follows massive news for Adobe: After nearly 10 years, the company is abandoning its Creative Suite to focus solely on a new suite of Creative Cloud-only apps and services.Credit: TNWlast_img read more

Kim Dotcom Launches Skype Competitor MegaChat

first_imgAdvertisement Kim Dotcom, the infamous entrepreneur behind Megaupload, has released his latest product. Currently in beta, MegaChat is a browser-based encrypted video calling and file-sharing platform that is being positioned as a Skype competitor.MegaChat is being rolled out feature-by-feature today and there are still a few kinks left to sort out.MegaChat uses what it calls User Controlled Encryption (UCE), which means it provides you with your decryption key, which you can send to people to allow them to access files. One of the draws of MegaChat is that you don’t have to install software to use it, but Chrome and Firefox extensions are available which are supposed to boost performance and security. – Advertisement – Kim Dotcom first announced MegaChat in December, when he declared that it would dominate Skype and provide a secure alternative to the Microsoft-owned service, which has been targeted for surveillance by the National Security Agency. According to documents obtained by The Guardian from whistleblower Edward Snowden, Skype also cooperated with the NSA by allowing user communication to be monitored.MegaChat is targeted at people who are wary of Skype’s security (and its browser-based model is also a swipe at Microsoft’s plans to integrate Skype into Internet Explorer so people don’t have to download its desktop app). As with all services that offer end-to-end encryption, however, it still pays to be careful. The Register notes that a security researcher was able to steal passwords from Mega’s file-sharing service back in 2013. Kim Dotcom is seeking to allay similar concerns about MegaChat by offering a bounty to anyone who finds a security bug.Credits Techcrunchlast_img read more

Netflix gets exclusive streaming service for Disney and Pixar movies

first_imgNetflix has always had a different method of evaluating success than traditional TV networks or movie studios. Image Credit: DigitalTrends Advertisement Online Streaming service Netflix has announced that it will be the exclusive streaming service for Disney and Pixar movies, as well as Marvel and LucasFilm properties, starting this September.All Disney titles will become available on Netflix during the same release window in which they’d come to pay-TV channels, meaning they’ll arrive after they’re released on DVD and Blu-Ray.This means HBO, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video can nolonger stream Disney movies, which is a a benefit for Netflix. – Advertisement – The exclusivity applies only to viewers in the US.Lets wait and see if the exclusive rights will later be extended to other parts of the world.last_img read more

Rumors Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to spot a 4K Foldable Display 30MP

first_imgA Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone is displayed at its store in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo Advertisement As we keep waiting for the now anticipated Galaxy Note 8 later this year, new rumors about the phablet keep emerging on the internet. After the Note 7 scandals that happened last year, let’s hope the same thing won’t happen this year for the Note 8.VR compatible, edge-to-edge foldable display with 4K screen resolution Samsung seems to have picked up from its vast market experience and might position its smartphone display and camera to woo customers. According to Netherlands-based YouTuber MobySmartCat, who specializes in smartphone leaks and rumors, the Note 8’s display might have some interesting features.In a video uploaded last year December 24th, MobySmartCat said the device will come with an edge-to-edge 5.7-inch flexible display which will transform into a 6.2-inch display by pushing a button on the side of the device. It is also expected to be VR-compatible and have a 4K screen resolution. – Advertisement – 30-megapixel rear camera The Note 8 is expected to come equipped with a 30MP rear-camera, according to MobySmartCat. This would be a massive bump in specs, compared to the Note 7’s 12MP rear-camera.3.2 GHz Snapdragon 830 processor, 6GB RAM In terms of processing power, Samsung might opt for a 10-nanometer technology-based Snapdragon 830 processor which will have better performance and battery optimization compared to existing processors such as the Snapdragon 820.MobySmartCat added Samsung will offer two variants of the device — one with a Snapdragon 830 and the other with Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 Anastasia processor.Android O The device is expected to release in August/September 2017, which means that it may come after Google reveals its next Android iteration, the follow-up to Nougat. MobySmartCat referred to it as Android O, following Google’s alphabetic naming of its software updates.[related-posts]Advanced AI The Note 8 device is expected to have an advanced artificially intelligent voice assistant, which is expected to have an edge over Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant as it might be better integrated with other devices such as smartwatches, VR headsets and smart home appliances.LG batteries Samsung is expected to source the batteries from LG instead of making its own.Iris scanner The device is expected to have an iris scanner which will scan your eyes to unlock the smartphone.Let’s wait and find out which of these rumored specs came right!source: MobySmartCat and International Business Timeslast_img read more