Jonny Lomax Jon Wilkin and Luke Thompson all retu

first_imgJonny Lomax, Jon Wilkin and Luke Thompson all return to the side after being rested last week.They replace Matty Costello, James Bentley and Jake Spedding in the squad.Saints’ 17 will be named from:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Ryan Morgan, 4. Mark Percival, 6. Theo Fages, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Luke Douglas, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Luke Thompson, 17. Dom Peyroux, 18. Danny Richardson, 19. Regan Grace, 20. Matty Lees, 21. Jack Ashworth, 23. Ben Barba.Steve Price has named a strong Warrington 19:1. Stefan Ratchford, 2. Tom Lineham, 3. Bryson Goodwin, 4. Ryan Atkins, 6. Kevin Brown, 7. Tyrone Roberts, 8. Chris Hill, 9. Daryl Clark, 10. Mike Cooper, 12. Jack Hughes, 13. Ben Murdoch-Masaila, 15. Declan Patton, 17. Joe Philbin, 18. Toby King, 19. George King, 20. Harvey Livett, 27. Josh Charnley, 30. Bodene Thompson, 34. Ben Westwood.The referee is for the game is yet to be announced.Tickets for Thursday’s Semi-Final are now on sale.The game kicks off at 7:45pm at the Totally Wicked Stadium and you can secure your spot by calling into the Ticket Office, tel: 01744 455 052 or online here.Discounts are available for 2018 Members but you have to take this up by 5pm on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Traffic Alert Headon crash involving tractor trailer along Hwy 17

first_img It happened near Bolivia, just north of Brunswick Community College.Highway Patrol, EMS and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are responding. There is no other information at this time.Join the WWAY team on the Waze app and report what you see on the roads. BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A crash along Highway 17 in Brunswick County is backing up traffic this morning.According to Brunswick County Dispatch, the call came in just after 8 a.m. Tuesday morning about a head-on collision involving a tractor trailer.- Advertisement – last_img

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Official artwork of 2018 Azalea Festival unveiled

first_imgVirginia Wright-Frierson is the official artist of the 2018 NC Azalea Festival WILMINGTON, NC (Press Release) – Virginia Wright-Frierson, designer of the beloved Minnie Evans tribute sculpture garden and Bottle Chapel at Airlie Gardens, has unveiled the official artwork of the 2018 North Carolina Azalea Festival.Virginia states, “I am delighted that every year, the North Carolina Azalea Festival commissions an original art work for its Spring celebration.  We are a community so rich in Coastal beauty and creativity.  Each year we come together in April to celebrate the return of the Spring season with this unique festival, always evolving with the times while still celebrating traditions that reflect our local beauty and talents.  A parade, tours of homes and gardens, art exhibits, concerts, and our breath-taking trees and flowers. Nothing is more typical of Wilmington than our azaleas, thriving and abundant despite our changing climate. The ones I have painted for this year’s poster, with oils on paper, are from one single twig which featured peach, coral, the palest pink, white and striped buds and flowers. The diversity of these amazing flowers can be enjoyed all over parks and neighborhoods in Wilmington at this time of year, and truly deserve a festival in their honor!”- Advertisement – Virginia’s artwork was unveiled as part of the Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC’s monthly Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.  These self-guided tours of multiple galleries is a coordinated marketing effort which has made downtown Wilmington a popular destination for art lovers.  The Festival unveiling was held at Expo 216, a specialty museum whose mission is to encourage conscious living through the heightened awareness of social and environmental issues.Festival President Justin Wolfe chose Virginia as the official artist because of her connection to our community.  “When I started researching and asking people in the arts world who should be our artist, Virginia’s name kept coming up.  She has done amazing works of art for our community, so it seemed a natural fit to ask her to create something for the Azalea Festival as well,” said Justin.“I am also very excited about our partnership with the Arts Council and Expo 216.  Through this partnership we were able to bring the Azalea Festival to the arts community.  We are honored our artwork was displayed during the Fourth Friday Gallery Walk, and hope this opens the door to many more collaborations,” said President Wolfe.Related Article: Azalea Festival named among top 20 events in April in the southeastSigned, limited edition prints of the official 2018 North Carolina Azalea Festival artwork are available at the Festival Ticket Office for $50.00, while supplies last.The Official Art Unveiling is one way the North Carolina Azalea Festival achieves its mission in celebrating our community’s rich array of artwork, gardens, history, and culture.  The Festival is also proud in celebrating our community’s youth who demonstrate a love for the arts.  The Azalea Festival’s Youth Art Contests are already underway –  each year over 300 public, private, and home-schooled elementary and middle school students, grades K-8, submit their artwork to the contest, illustrating the traditions of the North Carolina Azalea Festival that mean the most to them.New for the 2018 Festival there is an added a high school division; thereby giving all youth the opportunity to show their artist talents.The winning artists in the elementary, middle, and high school categories receive various notable prizes, and select schools are treated to a visit from the Azalea Festival Official Artist, Virginia Wright-Frierson. The deadline for Youth Art Contest submissions is January 13, 2018.  Winners will be notified in February. For more information on the contest, please visit our website at ncazaleafestival.org and look under “Events” and “Races, Tours, and Contests.”For more ways for youth to get involved in the Festival, check out the High School Writing Contest, the Azalea Festival Youth Committee (AFYC), and the Scholarship Pageant.last_img read more

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SouthportFort Fisher ferry to increase daily departures

first_imgSouthport-Fort Fisher Ferry (Photo: @NCDOT_Ferry) SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — It may not feel like it outside, but spring has sprung on the North Carolina coast. That means that the North Carolina Ferry Division will be increasing schedules on two of its most popular seasonal routes.On Tuesday, March 27, the Hatteras-Ocracoke route will move to its full spring schedule, going from 18 daily round trips to 26. The spring schedule will stay in place until May 15, when the route transitions to a full summer slate of 36 daily round trips.- Advertisement – On Sunday, April 1, the Southport-Fort Fisher route will add two daily round trips to its schedule, from 14 to 16. That schedule will remain in place until Labor Day.Go to www.ncferry.org to check out all the North Carolina ferry schedules.last_img read more

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Former Pender Co deputy pleads guilty to assault on female

first_img In 2016, the sheriff’s office fired Acevedo after they investigated a complaint that he groped a woman during a domestic violence call.Acevedo also received a 30 day sentence and 60 day suspended sentence.Acevedo has another court date next week.Related Article: ‘We’ve got to stop this’: WPD Chief wants guns off the streets after 25+ shootingsHis first trial ended in a hung jury in early March. PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A former Pender County deputy has to surrender his law enforcement certification and can never apply to become a law enforcement officer again.That’s part of the sentence Melvin Acevedo received after he pleaded guilty to two counts of assault on a female Wednesday.- Advertisement – last_img

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Silver Alert issued for Tabor City man

first_img He’s described as a 6′ foot tall white male, 215 pounds with grey hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen at 1568 James B White Highway in Tabor City.He could possibly be heading to Lake Shore Loop in Waterloo, South Carolina.He could be driving a 2002 blue Saturn with SC license plate MLW456.Related Article: Weekend checkpoint in Tabor City yields more than 60 violationsIf you have any information about Culbertson contact Tabor City Police at (910) 640-1428. TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY)–The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a Tabor City man.Wayne Benet Culbertson, 78, is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.- Advertisement – last_img

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Suspect wanted in Texas teen shooting arrested in Wilmington

first_imgDaran Cedric Hill (Photo: NHSO) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY/KWTX) — A man wanted in connection with the shooting of a Texas teen was arrested in New Hanover County Thursday.Police say Daran Cedric Hill, 41, was arrested around 2 p.m. on the bus at the Greyhound Bus Station in Wilmington with the assistance of the US Marshals Service, the East North Carolina Violent Fugitive Task Force and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.- Advertisement – Texas police say the Killeen teen was shot in the head on Sunday and was taken to the hospital in critical, but stable condition.Hill is currently in the New Hanover County Jail. He has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and is expected to be sent back to Bell County.He is one of four men arrested in connection with the shooting.last_img read more

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Lottery ticket worth 20000 sold in Hallsboro

first_img They matched four numbers plus the Mega Ball. The numbers for Friday’s drawing were 8-16-22-66-68. The Mega Ball is 11.The jackpot now stands at an estimated $273 million. The next drawing is Tuesday. Mega Millions (Photo: MGN Online) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — If you bought a lottery ticket at Sam’s Pit Stop in Hallsboro for Friday’s drawing, you’d better check those numbers.The North Carolina Education Lottery says that’s where someone bought a MegaMillions ticket worth $20,000.- Advertisement – last_img

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Overturned trash truck causing delays in Surf City

first_img Police say one southbound lane is open.No word yet on any injuries or what caused the crash. Overturned trash truck causing delays on Hwy 17 in Surf City (Photo: Allan Libby) SURF CITY, NC (WWAY) – An overturned Waste Industries truck is causing heavy traffic heading south on Highway 17 in Surf City.Surf City Police say it happened around 4:00 p.m at NC 210.- Advertisement – Over turned vehicle in the south bound lane of Hwy 17 at 210 east.Heavy traffic, expect delays.— Surf City Police (@surfcitypolice) May 17, 2019Related Article: The Bistro at Topsail closing permanently after Hurricane Florencelast_img

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Daphne murder CoE report presumed guilt as fact Degiorgio brothers

first_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> SharePrint Two of those accused of blowing up Daphne Caruana Galizia have argued that a draft Council of Europe report presumed their guilt as a fact.The brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio, say that the report had stated that they were the people responsible for placing the car bomb which killed Caruana Galizia in October 2017.This, they claim represented them as factually guilty without the possibility of their innocence.The men which are two of three accused of the murder, have lodged a judicial protest with the Attorney General, requesting that the office stops ‘interference by third parties.’Read more:Degiorgio alleges “inhuman and degrading” treatmentContested witness to testify in Daphne murder case next hearingExperts explain how Maya was identified in Caruana Galizia caseThe AG was urgently instructed to ‘immediately take the necessary measures to stop the interference by third parties who should be extraneous to the judicial process.’ The brothers warn that if no action is taken, legal action will be taken.It was presented that the council’s report demonstrated a ‘serious interference in judicial institutions which should be independent and impartial’It is reported in other media that the same report had outlined that if ‘those who placed the bomb in Daphne Caruana Galizia’s car have not yet been indicted and if this does not happen very soon, they will have to be released…’WhatsApplast_img read more

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Im considering the next move – Said

first_imgNationalist MP Chris Said stated that the Gozitans are disgusted after the decision which was taken on Saturday on who should replace outgoing MP David Stellini. Said made strong arguments in favour on choosing Kevin Cutajar to take up the seat vacated by the MP.READ: Jean Pierre Debono wins David Stellini’s Gozo seatREAD: PN Exec Committee to decide on Stellini replacement; Said says choose CutajarIn a post on Facebook, Said said that the Gozitans were right to feel so, and that he is considering the next step without elaborating much on what such next move could be.READ: Watch: ‘The person with more responsibility than me should do the same’ – resigning Exec PresidentStellini resigned from MP after he failed to secure a seat at the European Parliament. He will now be returning to Brussels to take up a job he had left when he got elected as an MP. This led to an executive meeting during which the members voted on Jean Pierre Debono and Kevin Cutajar. Debono re-took a seat in the House of Representatives by a hairline.Speaking to Newsbook.com.mt Nationalist MP Marthese Portelli said that in the snap election of 2017, she had relinquished her seat on the thirteenth district after being elected from two districts. She explained that this paved the way for Stellini’s election to parliament. The MP said that however a seat which belongs to the thirteenth district has now passed to another district, meaning that there is one less MP representing the sister island. Portelli underlined that this meant, that she, along with fellow Gozitan MPs Chris Said and Frederick Azzopardi have to work harder.The same sentiment is shared among a number of Gozitans who took to Facebook expressing their dismay. Others claimed that they have lost their trust in the Nationalist Party, as they feel they were robbed. Among the comments posted on Facebook, some said that they are being treated as though they are second class citizens.Others argued that those who wanted to be represented by Cutajar, should have elected him in 2017. Others did not object to the seat being taken up by Jean Pierre Debono even though he is not Gozitan.READ: Robert Arrigo and the mysterious documentWhatsApp <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> SharePrintlast_img read more

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Construction incidents Environment Commissioner calls on PM to take action

first_img SharePrint Miguela XuerebMiguela Xuereb The Commissioner for Environment and Planning Perit Alan Saliba urged the Prime Minister to increase security measures in the construction sector. In a letter, he also forwarded a number of proposals which in his words are for the general public interest and for the Prime minister’s “immediate attention”.In his letter, Perit Saliba refered amongst other things to the law which stipulates that excavation works can only be done from a distance of 76 centimetres from a party wall. He also stated that in practice this law is obviously being ignored. He  also referred to the reality that even when a third party tries to find remedy through the Court, procedures take too long and do not come cheap, and meanwhile, works continue.The Commissioner also included the following proposals:Criminal procedures against contractors that break the stipulated terms under Article 439 of the Civil Code under the bonus pater familias principle;Architects to show sub-level plans with the prescribed distance instead of building after “saving third party rights”;Any private agreement that provides for the infringement of Article 439 of the Civil Code should be declared null and void;Every site that is presently being excavated at less than the prescribed distance should be registered in order to make the necessary migratory measures.Read more:Demolition and excavation permits suspended until further notice – MuscatUpdate (1): Watch: Residence wall collapses near construction site in ĦamrunWatch: “Niece’s First Holy Communion dress is inside; and all we have are the clothes on our back”MDA expresses shockThe Malta Developers Association (MDA) has declared its shock at the news that a building next to yet another construction site, this time in Ħamrun has partly collapased. From his end, the Commissioner for Environment and Planning, Perit Alan Saliba had also lodged his concerns to the Prime Minister urging action on the matter.MDA “shocked” after yet another construction blunderTal-Pieta:A similar incident happened earlier in the year in which a building collapsed next to a construction site.Watch: House and 3 storey apartment on Gwardamangia Hill collapseCurrent construction regulations ‘outdated’ and ‘inadequate’ – KTP PresidentNo reports about Pieta contractor; paperwork in order – GovernmentDriving licence theory tests will resume on Tuesday at new premises – TMMiguela XuerebMellieha:Only a few days ago a three storey building collapsed in Mellieha. A 77 year old woman was rescued from the rubble by the CPD.Update 2: Mellieħa: Should membership of the new construction regulator be mandatory?Watch: Elderly woman rushed to hospital after building collapse in MelliehaLeaders comment on Mellieħa building collapseCredit: Branko StoilovMinister Borg:At the end of last month, the Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg was asked about the progress of the new building and construction industry regulator. He told Opposition MP Karol Aquilina that the progress was still ongoing.Process of establishing building and construction regulator ongoing – Minister BorgWhatsApp <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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Google Glass to have spatial gestures like twofinger browser zoom and winking

first_imgAdvertisement Google is planning an interesting set of gestures for its Glass project, letting you use your fingers, head, and eyes to perform certain functions. Two examples include being able to use two fingers to zoom in and out of the browser, apparently just like on a touch device, as well as winking to take a photo.This information comes to us courtesy of Reddit user fodawim, who found the new gestures “buried deep” in MyGlass, the Google Glass companion app that launched last week.The most interesting mentions in our opinion include HEAD_GESTURES, EYE_GESTURES (including WINK_TAKE_PHOTO), BROWSER_TWO_FINGER_ZOOM, GUEST_MODE, and COMPANION_SCREENCAST. Given that the first two are categories, one could assume that there will be multiple types of each, even though there is only one of each listed right now. – Advertisement – From the last two, it suggests that Glass users will have the option to share the device with others without fear of giving away access to their personal stuff (we’ve heard about this before) as well as send over a stream to their friends showing off what they’re currently up to. These features could of course never see the light of day, but the fact Google already seems to have code for them seems to suggest they are at the very least being tested by the company.The head gesture name seems to imply putting Glass to sleep and waking it up. The eye gestures meanwhile can apparently be calibrated or even completely disabled (in fact, they will probably be off by default), which makes sense as you don’t want to be taking a succession of photos just by blinking.Glass will be made by a third party but feature support from Google as well as have a dedicated website for purchasing the device and accessories.Multiple interesting leaks have surfaced as of late in code Google has released to the public. Some speculate these are controlled to build up hype. If not, it’s simply a wonder the company can’t keep all these tidbits on lock down.Credit: TNWlast_img read more

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Photo Editing and Sharing app Instagram Hits 150 Million Monthly Active Users

first_imgAdvertisement Instagram now has 150 million monthly active users with more than 60% of them residing outside of the United States. At last tally in June, the app had 130 million monthly active users. In February, the company reached the 100 million monthly active-users milestone.“Whether it’s documenting protests in Egypt, sharing the trip of a lifetime across the United States or snapping #petselfiez, this community continues to surprise us every day with your creativity, sense of adventure and unique perspectives on the world,” Instagram said in a statement announcing the new statistics on Sunday.Instagram, which Facebook acquired in 2012, added video capabilities to its popular photo-sharing app in June. Celebrities and brands quickly latched onto the new feature. Soon, pop star Justin Bieber became the first Instagram user to earn 1 million Likes on a video post. – Advertisement – As of April, nearly half of Instagram’s users are Android users. Instagram launched in late 2010 for iOS users and made the service available for Android users in April 2012.Comparatively, rival service Vine has 40 million registered users — not to be confused with active users — as of last month.Credit: Mashablelast_img read more

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Uganda Moves to Become the Most Secure Cyberspace in Africa in the

first_imgAdvertisement Uganda has been ranked as the most secure cyberspace in Africa in the recently announced Global National Cyber Security Index. Previously 2nd in the 2017 ranking, the elevation to the number 1 spot is exciting news for the nation. The National Cyber Security Index is a global index which measures the preparedness of countries to prevent cyber threats and manage cyber incidents.The increased use of Information, Communication and Technology services (ICT), electronic commerce/business is on the rise and offers great new opportunities for economic growth. Whereas this adoption of ICT is intended for good, there are malicious actors that are keen on using the same for unlawful purposes through cybercrime. This has therefore led to the emergence of new crimes. Similarly, digital information continues to grow at an exponential rate and can be stored on a device or cloud service and in different jurisdictions. Information stored in these changing media.In line with the above, Parliament of Uganda enacted 3 (three) laws relating to the use of electronic communication in Uganda, namely: the Electronic Transactions Act, 2011 ; the Electronic Signatures Act, 2011 ; and the Computer Misuse Act, 2011 collectively known as the “Cyber Laws” which became effective on 15th April 2011. Furthermore, regulations were developed and thereafter enacted on 30th September 2013. These include the Electronic Transactions Regulations, 2013 and the Electronic Signatures Regulations, 2013. These laws are the backbone of the legal framework for the IT sector and provide for and regulate the use of electronic communications in business and in the delivery of services to the public. Additionally, NITA-U developed the National Information Security Framework (NISF) to standardize our approach to Information Security as a Nation. – Advertisement – The ranking as Number 1 in Africa is as a result of the above efforts in ensuring that digital transactions are carried out in a secure environment. Commenting on the development, the Executive Director, National Information Technology Authority Uganda, James Saaka, shared that ‘The ranking is a testimony to our efforts in ensuring that all digital transactions are carried out securely. Our citizens can trust that we have put in place world-class mechanisms that prevent cyber threats and manage cyber incidents, once they occur.’The government of Uganda has put in place the National Information Security Framework which provides for minimum security outcomes every Government agency and Critical Information Infrastructure operator is required to maintain. This includes incident response and crisis management largely focused on a prevention and proactive approach. Relatedly, in a nationally coordinated approach for handling Information Security incidents, a National Computer Emergency Response Team / Coordination Centre (National CERT/CC) was established (www.cert.ug) as an organization devoted to ensuring that appropriate technology and systems management practices are used to resist attacks on networked systems and to limit damage while ensuring continuity of critical services in spite of successful attacks, accidents, or failures.[related-posts]Distributed by NITA-Ulast_img read more

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STAR PREVIEW Scotland v Ireland

first_imgA week is a long time in rugby. At the beginning of the Championship, merely a week ago, Ireland were the 5/6 favourites to retain their title. Indeed, they might still do so. But over the course of 80 incredible minutes, England seized the initiative, the mantle of favouritism, and left a few marks that now make this game against Scotland one of the most important games of the Championship.Victory here will keep Ireland in the hunt for a title down the road (many teams have won titles without Grand Slams), whilst another defeat would put Scotland right into the title conversation – winner takes all rugby indeed.It’s important to remember that Ireland have not become a bad team overnight. England – as predicted on these pages last week – were underrated going into their opener and had recovered some sort of form during the Autumn in terms of their performances. Also, with the recovery of the Vunipolas, they were able to put out something very close to a first string side (at least on form) and many of the players had won 18 straight games before their defeat against Scotland last year.They managed to outmatch and outthink Ireland, with brilliant physical performances from a heavy duty pack, especially Mark Wilson, Mako Vunipola and Maro Itoje, whilst John Mitchell implemented a brilliant defensive plan which saw Sexton and Murray targeted like they hadn’t been for a long time. The speed of England’s defensive blitz meant that Ireland’s halfback pairing could never get traction for their strategic attacking, and their box kicking strategy was especially exposed as well.Joe Schmidt will have made sure that no stone will have been unturned – or no tackle missed – in training this week, but England did leave a physical toll. The loss of CJ Stander, Devin Toner, Garry Ringrose and Robbie Henshaw is a big blow both in their pack and backline and with precious little time until the World Cup, we shall now see the full depth of their squad.Chris Farrell and Bundee Aki make for a very powerful centre pairing whilst Jack Conan and Quinn Roux have had international experience before, so the new men are not to be underestimated even if there might be a chance in continuity.And let us not forget that Scotland present a mighty challenge, either. Vern Cotter’s men beat Italy 33-20 in their opener, a victory that was expected even if the markets had predicted a wider margin.The end score-line flattered the visitors, who managed to grab three tries after a late yellow card for Simon Berghan, but before that they’d dominated the game comprehensively and they had a good runout with Finn Russell directly setting up two of Scotland’s five tries and playing well alongside Greig Laidlaw.Blair Kinghorn has been hard done by not to get a start after a hat-trick against Italy last week but no matter how one looks at it, Scotland have the pace to get in behind the Irish defence. Stuart Hogg was brilliant last week and when the two last met at Murrayfield, whilst Tommy Seymour and Stuart Maitland will be eagerly awaiting the chance to run back errant kicks.Italy offered little when the two sides were matched 15-15 but Scotland have no issue in raising their game for the bigger occasion, and especially so at Murrayfield. In the last two years only New Zealand and South Africa have come to Scotland and won with each of the other 6 Nations sides beaten there, including Ireland themselves at the beginning of the 2017 Championships.This Irish side is much better than the 2017 outfit, but Scotland may well have improved too and the 7.5-point handicap looks a big start. Back it, and we will win unless Ireland deny Scotland a losing bonus point, something that hasn’t happened since March 2015. Whilst we’re at it, let’s have a tiny bet on them to land the spoils as well.Guinness 6 NationsScotland v Ireland2.15pm BBC 1Murrayfield, EdinburghHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)2018: Ireland won 28-8 in Dublin2017: Scotland won 27-22 at Murrayfield2016: Ireland won 35-25 in Dublin2015: Ireland won 28-22 in Dublin2015: Ireland won 40-10 at Murrayfield2014: Ireland won 28-6 in Dublin2013: Scotland won 12-8 at Murrayfield2012: Ireland won 32-14 in DublinTeams:Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Greig Laidlaw (c), 8 Josh Strauss, 7 Jamie Ritchie, 6 Ryan Wilson, 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Grant Gilchrist, 3 Simon Berghan, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Allan DellReplacements: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 D’arcy Rae, 19 Ben Toolis, 20 Rob Harley, 21 Ali Price, 22 Pete Horne, 23 Blair KinghornIreland: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Chris Farrell, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jack Conan, 7 Sean O’Brien, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 Quinn Roux, 4 James Ryan, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Rory Best (c), 1 Cian HealyReplacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 Andrew Porter, 19 Ultan Dillane, 20 Josh van der Flier, 21 John Cooney, 22 Joey Carbery, 23 Jordan LarmourRECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK Scotland +7.5 on Handicap (+7.5) 2-way 11 pts at 8/11 with starsports.betBACK Scotland to win by 1-12 points 2 pts at 3/1 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 239.64 points(excluding Premier League ante-post and Six Nations ante-post)last_img read more

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SIMON NOTT Tales From The Ring Curragh Friday

first_imgSimon Nott is author of:Skint Mob! Tales from the Betting RingCLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS 6:35 TRM Excellence In Equine Nutrition HandicapIt was interesting to see and English raider in Joe Tuite’s Kimifive, especially as Ryan Moore was booked to ride. The gelding was a steady 9/2 shot. The buzzer in the race was Turbine but the word didn’t really translate into cash on course, though plenty of business at bigger prices had been reported during the afternoon. Neither of the aforementioned won but the other steady 9/2 and ultimately joint-favourite Jassaar bagged the race nicely for Dermot Weld under Andrew Slattery. Needless to say not many of the bookies cheered it home.A couple of punters came up and bet with Neil and Flynn in the next and told them they did so because Star Sports sponsor the Greyhound Derby. That was nice to hear, especially as the first round heats were getting underway in Nottingham tonight.7:05 Kerrygold Gallinule Stakes (Group 3)Long before the race Flynn had been waxing lyrical more misty-eyed than May about the jolly Constantinople ‘Best looking horse I’ve ever seen’. The punters appeared to agree the 6/4 on offer in the ring early collapsed into 10/11 at the off. For a few strides around the furlong pole it looked as if Aidan O’Brien’s charge could be all show and no go. The colt’s backers would have have had a momentary of doubt. As soon as Ryan Moore galvanised his mount into action it was all over bar the shouting.7:35 K Club MaidenBetting was steady in the penultimate for most of the run-up to it. The tranquility was shattered as the horses were leaving the paddock the firm laid a monkey trade money at 3/1 Gee Rex, a price that was soon splintering all round the ring.This appeared to spur on punters into a flurry of bets for several horses. It was a hectic couple of minutes which left three losers in the book at the off.None of the three losers featured in the finish. As those that did passed the post some observers thought that 66/1 shot Independent Missy had got the nod in a thrilling finish. Sadly for the bookies it was 4/1 second-favourite Sonaiyla’s head bobbing at the right time – winning a short-head.8:05 Curragh Grand Opening HandicapThe concluding handicap looked fiendishly difficult. It didn’t deter some early bird shrewdies, how did we know they were shrewdies? Because they asked for, and got laid the fractions. Bets of €2000-€240 each-way Treble Cone and €1000-€140 Stellaire Enfant. If you don’t understand fractions and how to bag the value on course read here.The fractions continued to flow, we laid another cash bet, this time €2000-€240 each-way, once again on Stellaire Enfant. The trouble was the punters, big and small, only wanted the same two horses with 18 to choose from At the off we had the two ‘fraction’ horses losing along with Edification we’d laid at 33/1. 12/1 Latchet was a winner in the book and a welcome one as one of the bogies Treble Cone looked likely to win until the last strides while Edification was nearest finish and just failed to make the frame. We ended the night losing just over a grand, but with two big days to go and business good it’s far from over yet.Simon Nott CURRAGH FRIDAY: SIMON NOTT reports from the Star Sports pitch at The Curragh on day one of the Guineas meeting on his first days racing in Ireland. How busy was the ring? Which way did the results go?center_img It’s the Grand Opening meeting at The Curragh, my first time racing in Ireland and the second meeting Star Sports have bet at the course. The betting ring here is a betting rectangle enclosure alongside the stand rather than in front of it. Hopefully I’ll be able to add some video content to illustrate it better tomorrow. The big difference between the UK and Ireland is the the rails books have double-sided boards to take bets from either side of the rail.4:55 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies MaidenBetting on the first race was fairly quiet, the guessing being that punters were finding their way around their new surroundings. There had been a morning gamble on Sunday Sweet from 9/1 into 7/2 but had eased to 5/1 on course. We laid a €750 each-way cash bet at 5/1 right in the hole. The punter can consider himself unlucky not to at least get the place money. The filly had no luck in running and was then collared for third close home. 10/1 shot Albigna won the race, one for the bookies.5:25 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Marble Hill Stakes (Listed)Only five went to post for the next and three of them were saddled by Aidan O’Brien. It was Ger Lyons’ Siskin that was sent off favourite though. Flynn and Neil went 6/4 and were accommodated to the tune of €2000 trade money at the price. The lively money proved very well invested, the colt followed up from its Naas win in some style returning 11/8 favourite. Star Sports on the other hand were now on the back foot after just two heats.6:00 Extra.ie Spring Fillies HandicapThe third race on the card proved to be one where it was very hard to field much money. The punters standing back rather than wading in which isn’t great for turnover. As they were off it appeared someone must have sat on the racecourse remote control as Sky News was being broadcast on the big screens so racegoers were treated to a tearful Theresa May rather than Ger Lyons and Colin Keane landing a quick-fire double with Viadera winning at 5/1. Most people saw the funny side of it and normal service was soon resumed.last_img read more

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first_img£25 FREE BET IFHAZARD SCORES FIRST (90 mins)We are giving all starsports.bet NEW CUSTOMERS a £25 FREE BET if HAZARD SCORES FIRST (90 mins).You simply need to open an account and place a bet at evens or above, of at least £10, on any market at starsports.bet between 3pm on Monday 27 May and 8pm on Wednesday 29 May. TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) This promotion is for new account holders only. To qualify, you must open a new account at starsports.bet anytime from 3pm (GMT) on Monday 27 May to 8pm (GMT) on Wednesday 29 May.(2) In addition, you must place at least one bet online with starsports.bet before 8pm (GMT) on Wednesday 29 May. The bet must be for a stake of £10 (or more), on a selection at evens or above, on any market as displayed on the starsports.bet web site, excluding specials or enhanced odds markets.(3) The bonus promotional offer of £25 will be paid as a Free Bet if HAZARD SCORES FIRST (90 mins). The Free Bet will be valid for a period of 7 days from the point of issue and must be used within this period otherwise will expire.(4) If, for any reason, the event(s) do not take place or are declared void for betting purposes this offer will also be voided.(5) The bonus Free Bet, if successful, will be credited within 48 hours, direct to your online account.(6) Free Bets may not be used in conjunction with any other current promotion.(7) Star Sports reserve the right to withdraw or refuse any Free Bet promotion at any point.(8) Free Bet stakes are not returned with winnings.(9) Free Bet awards cannot be exchanged for cash.(10) Free Bet awards can be used online, tablet or mobile only.(11) The Free Bet must be used within the timeframe specified on the promotion details and may not be either part used or carried forward.(12) This promotion can only be used once per person and per account. Only one bonus can be awarded per person, household, shared computer or shared IP address. In the event of a customer opening more that one account to claim multiple offers we reserve the right to suspend/close duplicate accounts and void any bets placed.(13) Usual Star Sports Betting Rules and Terms and Conditions apply, these can be viewed at starsports.bet.(14) If you have any further questions about this promotion you can contact our customer service team cs@starsportsbet.co.uklast_img read more

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Rice University political experts available to comment on Rick Perry

first_imgAddThis ShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327druth@rice.edu Amy Hodges713-348-6777amy.hodges@rice.eduRice University political experts available to comment on Rick Perry’s expected entry into GOP race for White House Lyn Ragsdale, dean of Rice University’s School of Social Sciences and professor of political science, and Robert Stein, professor of political science and a fellow in urban politics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, are available to comment on Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s expected entry Saturday into the GOP race for the White House. Both Ragsdale and Stein foresee a Perry candidacy as having a significant impact on the party and its current field of contenders. ”Perry provides an interesting candidacy for the Republican Party, pushing it further to the right and making the tea party stronger and more credible,” Ragsdale said. ”I also think that his candidacy increases the likelihood that Sarah Palin will enter the race because she sees herself as the true leader of the social conservative Republican base, and it will be hard for her to accept a Perry candidacy.””Perry isn’t just angling for the ‘conservative’ mantle — that is, knocking off Michele Bachman, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum,” Stein said. ”He is also looking to cast Tim Pawlenty and Jon Huntsman as too moderate/liberal. His strategy is then to place Mitt Romney closer to Huntsman and Pawlenty than to the right of the party, a sort of one-two punch.”To schedule an interview with Ragsdale or Stein, contact Amy Hodges, senior media relations representative at Rice, at amy.hodges@rice.edu or 713-348-6777. More on Ragsdale:An expert on the history of the presidency, Ragsdale served as head of the Political Science Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago before coming to Rice in 2006. Previously, she was on the faculty at the University of Arizona for 20 years. Ragsdale received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982. She is the past president of the Western Political Association and has served as the editor of Political Research Quarterly. She has authored four books on the American presidency and U.S. Congress. More on Stein:Stein is an expert on urban politics and public policy. He is co-author of ”Perpetuating the Pork Barrel: Policy Subsystems and American Democracy” and author of ”Urban Alternatives: Public and Private Markets in the Provision of Local Services.” His work has also appeared in a wide range of scholarly journals. Stein’s current research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and examines the impact of the federal aid system on the electoral trajectories of office holders at both the subnational and congressional levels. Other research examines collective action among metropolitan area governments and voting behavior.last_img read more

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Kinder Institute JPMorgan Chase report identifying practices to help disconnected young adults

first_imgShareRice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduAmy McCaig713-348-6777amym@rice.eduRice’s Kinder Institute, JPMorgan Chase to release report identifying promising practices to help disconnected young adults in HoustonHOUSTON – (Sept. 22, 2016) – Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will release a report at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 28 highlighting ways that Houston can help its young adults (ages 16 through 24) who do not attend school or work.“Houston’s Opportunity: Reconnecting Disengaged Youth and Young Adults To Strengthen Houston’s Economy” outlines ways these individuals can become more successful and prosperous with interventions that target their needs, especially their education and career development. The report was prepared by researchers at the Kinder Institute and involved interviews with Houston-area youth and stakeholders.The report release will be in McNair Hall’s Shell Auditorium on the campus of Rice University. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested.Who: Rice’s Kinder Institute and JPMorgan Chase.What: “Houston’s Opportunity: Reconnecting Disengaged Youth and Young Adults To Strengthen Houston’s Economy” report release.When: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28.Where: Shell Auditorium in McNair Hall on the campus of Rice University, 6100 Main St. For directions and parking instructions, go tohttp://business.rice.edu/directions-and-parking.For more information or to RSVP as media, contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amym@rice.edu.For a map of Rice University’s campus, go to http://www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.-30-This news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials: Kinder Institue website: http://kinder.rice.edu/Study website: www.houstonopportunity.comEvent RSVP website: http://bit.ly/2cJ57nOPhoto link: http://news.rice.edu/files/2013/02/0218_SHELL.jpgPhoto credit: Rice University.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,910 undergraduates and 2,809 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for happiest students and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. AddThislast_img read more

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