Month: July 2019

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first_imgA note from the editor:Please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please note that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS… Disabled members of the Labour party are angry that new plans to elect a disabled representative to a key party body will see half of the votes in the election given to unions.Members of the executive of Disability Labour, which is affiliated to the party, want to see elections for the new seat for a disabled member on Labour’s national executive committee (NEC) conducted on the basis of “one member one vote”, with only disabled party members allowed to vote.But the party agreed at its annual conference in Liverpool this week that 50 per cent of the votes would be given to trade unions.The same rules will apply to elections for a new seat for a disabled member on the party’s influential conference arrangements committee, which manages the annual conference every year.Fran Springfield, Disability Labour’s new co-chair, told Disability News Service: “We want one member one vote.”Wayne Blackburn, her fellow co-chair, added: “When it comes to something as critical for disabled members, it should be one member one vote for disabled members of the party.”He said Disability Labour would be lobbying the party over the next year to change the rules.Kathy Bole, a co-vice-chair of Disability Labour, said she was concerned that the rules could see a union-backed activist elected to the NEC rather than one backed by disabled party members.The Labour party had not responded by noon today (Thursday) to a request for a comment on the decision to give unions half of the voting rights.The Labour party also voted this week to set up for the first time an association of disabled members within the official party structure.The new association – which will join groups already set up for women, LGBT and black and minority ethnic members – is set to be launched in 2020.It could replace Disability Labour, although some disabled activists believe that Disability Labour should continue in a parallel role as an affiliated group, outside the main party structures, rather than being merged with the new association.New members of the Disability Labour executive, who were elected earlier this month to provide a fresh start for the much-criticised organisation, had different views this week on whether they would like to see Disability Labour continue after the new association launches in 2020.Springfield said: “Disability Labour will vote on whether members want to become part of the new association or whether they want to stay as a socialist society.“I want them to become part of the main movement because then they will get the chance to contribute [to the party].”Bole said it was an important decision to create an association for disabled members within the main party structure.She said: “The biggest way we are going to be able to make changes is within the party.“I think we will be taken slightly more seriously if we are within the Labour party rather than an organisation that functions outside.”But Blackburn said: “Disability Labour has a really important position to have as a critical friend for Labour.“Whether a disability association will be able to do the same I have some concerns.“I think the association is really important because it can have important influence, but from my point of view I think there is still a place for Disability Labour, even if it is a small part.”Meanwhile, efforts to make it easier for disabled party members to be heard during debates on the main conference platform appear to have been successful.Concerns had been raised about party figures chairing debates in previous years being influenced in deciding who to call to speak by delegates jumping out of their seats and waving their arms in the air – or sometimes holding up inflatables or umbrellas – to catch the eye of the chair.But efforts to change the way delegates were chosen to speak appeared to have been successful this week, particularly in Monday’s debate on education and social security.Dave Allan, chair of the national disabled members’ committee of Unite the Union, had reminded Labour MP Shabana Mahmood – who was chairing the debate – of a ruling by a chair the previous day who had said that delegates who stood up and waved things in the air would not be called to speak.Mahmood then called a series of disabled delegates to speak during the debate, including several for whom a conference assistant had raised an arm on their behalf.Pictured: Blackburn, Springfield and Bole (right) at the Disability Labour fringelast_img read more

SAINTS have announced their squad for Fridays StoSAINTS have announced their squad for Fridays Sto

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for Friday’s Stobart Super League Round 27 game at Wigan Warriors.Michael Shenton returns but the game comes a week too early for Ade Gardner who played 50 minutes for the under 20s last week.Chris Flannery has an ankle injury and is therefore unavailable as is Sia Soliola.The squad is:1. Paul Wellens, 3. Michael Shenton, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Jonny Lomax, 8. Josh Perry, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Paul Clough, 17. Gary Wheeler, 19. Andy Dixon, 20. Lee Gaskell, 21. Tommy Makinson, 26. Josh Jones, 28. Joe Greenwood.Shaun Wane, Wigan’s Head Coach, will choose from:1. Sam Tomkins, 2. Josh Charnley, 3. Darrell Goulding, 4. George Carmont, 5. Pat Richards, 6. Brett Finch, 7. Thomas Leuluai, 9. Michael McIlorum, 10. Lee Mossop, 11. Harrison Hansen, 12. Gareth Hock, 13. Sean O’Loughlin, 14. Jeff Lima, 15. Stuart Fielden, 16. Liam Farrell, 22. Gil Dudson, 23. Ben Flower, 26. Jack Hughes, 38. Matty Smith.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee is James Child.Tickets are still available for the game and details are here.Stat Pack:Last Ten Meetings:St Helens 16, Wigan 42 (SLR15, 27/5/12)Wigan 18, St Helens 4 (CCQF, 12/5/12)St Helens 10, Wigan 28 (SLR10, 6/4/12)St Helens 26, Wigan 18 (SLQSF, 1/10/11)Wigan 18, St Helens 26 (SLQPO, 18/9/11)St Helens 12, Wigan 18 (CCSF, 6/8/11)St Helens 10, Wigan 32 (SLR18, 17/6/11)Wigan 28, St Helens 24 (SLR11, 22/4/11)St Helens 16, Wigan 16 (SLR1, 12/2/11)St Helens 10, Wigan 22 (SLGF, 2/10/10)Super League Summary:Wigan won 29St Helens won 264 drawsUps and Downs:Wigan highest score: 65-12 (A, 1997) (also widest margin)St Helens highest score: 57-16 (MM, 2008) (also widest margin)Super League Milestones(Players reaching significant figures in Super League games only, including play-offs)Michael Shenton – 1 appearance away from 150 (99 for Castleford, 2004, 2006 & 2008-2010 and 50 for St Helens, 2011-2012)Tony Puletua – 1 appearance away from 100 (99 for St Helens, 2009-2012)Try Scoring RunsPaul Wellens has the longest streak of tries in consecutive matches, having touched down in his sides’ last five games as follows: 1-1-2-1-2.He now needs one try to draw level with Anthony Sullivan in sixth place in the list of all-time leading St Helens tryscorers.His brace against London Broncos in the Saints’ last Super League fixture took his total to 212 touchdowns in 432 games for the club.St Helens – Most Tries in a Career:1. Tom van Vollenhoven – 3922. Les Jones – 2823. Alf Ellaby – 2804. Steve Llewellyn – 2395.Roy Mathias – 2186. Anthony Sullivan – 2137. Paul Wellens – 2128. Alan Hunte – 1899. Duggie Greenall – 18810. Frank Wilson – 176last_img read more

JONNY Lomax took home the Player of the Month forJONNY Lomax took home the Player of the Month for

first_imgJONNY Lomax took home the Player of the Month for April at the latest Saints Business Networking event in conjunction with Oval Insurance Broking Ltd.The coaching staff awarded him the accolade for his performances both on and the pitch.Attendees at the latest Networking event saw a presentation from the St Helens Chamber and were able to watch Captain’s Run as Saints prepared for their First Utility match with London.To be involved in the next Networking event, or to find out more information, email sales@saintsrlfc.com or call 01744 455 053.last_img read more

SAINTS are proud to get behind the Founders Walk –SAINTS are proud to get behind the Founders Walk –

first_imgSAINTS are proud to get behind the Founders Walk – and participants on the ‘final leg’ can enjoy a discount on tickets for our game with Hull KR.The Founders Walk is visiting the original sites of each of the 22 founding clubs of Rugby League, to celebrate 120 years of our great sport.Here’s how our fans and community can get involved:Walk with us! Our local stretch is Sherdley Park, WA9 5DE to Langtree Park on July 24 at 4pm. If you want to walk further – you can do the whole day or even the whole six days!Why not stay for the game? Participants on the final leg can get adult tickets for £10 and juniors for a fiver. Simply take your walk confirmation to the Ticket Office. Volunteer – help make the St Helens stretch the best 4.5 miles of the whole week.Sponsor a walker – some of you will be at work or on holiday, but give a little to support someone you know who’s walking with us.This is a fun activity for friends, family and fans to get together to celebrate 120 years of Rugby League and raise some money for good causes within the game.Visit here for more info or email: Katharine.Irwin@RLCares.org.ukThere is just a £5 registration fee per person, which gets you a t-shirt and wristband.last_img read more

GIVING the lads a lift Saints PreSeason trainingGIVING the lads a lift Saints PreSeason training

first_imgGIVING the lads a lift! Saints Pre-Season training took a different track today with a gruelling all day physical session in the Lake District.We teamed up with Cassius Camps to test the first team’s mental and physical state ahead of the new season – and their teamwork.In fact as you’ll see from the pictures below (supplied by @plattyphoto), it’s ok to have one of those facets – but to succeed you need all three!The Cassius Camp was held at Graythwaite in the Lake District; a beautiful setting for a vicious challenge!To see more pics from the day follow us on Twitter @saints1890 and check out our timeline!You can see a video of the morning session here.last_img read more

Calabash man pleads guilty in Ocean Isle Beach kidnapping armed robberyCalabash man pleads guilty in Ocean Isle Beach kidnapping armed robbery

first_img The charges came about after Collins forcibly entered the home with his co-defendants and held two young women in the home and one young man outside at gunpoint.The defendants stole items from the home before leaving. The victims were not seriously injured.Assistant District Attorney Jacob Ward stated, “This was a truly a terrifying case for our victims. Our office is happy we were able to get justice for the three young adults that were terrorized by Jamie Collins. No member of our community should fear being victimized in their own home.”Jeffrey Collins sentenced to at least 7 years for charges. Photo: District Attorney Jon David)Related Article: Sheriff: Man shot off-duty officer, tried to ram deputiesCollins’ co-defendant and brother, Jeffrey Collins has already pleaded guilty to his role in the armed robbery and home invasion.Jeffrey Collins is currently serving his nearly 10 years sentence in the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections. BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Calabash man will spend up to 10 years in prison for his role in an armed robbery at a home in the Ocean Isle Beach area.District Attorney Jon David announced that on Monday, Jamie Collins pleaded guilty to Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Second Degree Kidnapping, and First Degree Burglary in Brunswick County Superior Court.- Advertisement – last_img read more

YWCA Lower Cape Fear gets 50K grant to help domestic violence survivorsYWCA Lower Cape Fear gets 50K grant to help domestic violence survivors

first_img The much-needed funds aim to expand financial empowerment services for approximately 200 survivors in the Lower Cape Fear area.These much-needed funds will expand financial literacy education for survivors of domestic violence in the New Choices Economic Empowerment program and other survivors in the community who rely on the YWCA for support services.“Domestic violence impacts 1 in 4 women in the US every year, but in North Carolina that figure changes to 1 in 3 women who experience abuse at the hands of their partner. In most cases, survivors report financial abuse as well, adding to the extreme difficulty they face in removing themselves from abusive relationships. Sixty percent of our New Choices program participants are survivors of domestic violence or financial abuse. Our goal is to educate and empower these survivors to get their lives back on track emotionally and financially,” said Charrise Hart, YWCA Lower Cape Fear CEO.Related Article: Florida woman charged after giving husband’s guns to policeFinancial abuse occurs in 99 percent of domestic violence cases. Abusers deny victims access to money, ruin their credit by stealing their identity, or harass them at work so they lose their jobs. Without resources of their own, victims are often unable to care for themselves and their families, to find employment and housing, or to save for the future. Most victims who participate in YWCA domestic violence programs have no money or any other financial resources when they arrive.YWCA Lower Cape Fear was selected for the grant because of its ongoing commitment to ending financial abuse, domestic abuse and violence in all its forms. The Moving Ahead Through Financial Empowerment curriculum teaches participants how to recognize financial abuse, build and use or repair credit, create a budget, teach strategies for effectively managing personal finance, and prepare participants for opportunities for financial growth through microenterprise solutions.The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse is the longest-running national campaign focused on ending domestic violence through a proven solution: financial empowerment services for survivors. The Allstate Foundation offers a free comprehensive financial literacy tool designed specifically for survivors, the Purple Purse Moving Ahead Through Financial Management curriculum, on PurplePurse.com.Nationally, YWCA is the largest network of domestic violence service providers and YWCA USA is proud to call The Allstate Foundation a partner. YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s New Choices program has worked to support women taking steps toward financial independence and self-sufficiency since 1985. The program aims to help women build a strong economic base through learned financial fundamentals, empower women to make informed financial decisions to create impactful change in their lives, open opportunities for microenterprise loan assistance, and provide guidance in the development of short-term and long-term financial planning skills. WILMINGTON,NC (News Release) — YWCA Lower Cape Fear received a $50,000 grant to expand domestic violence and financial abuse programs.It will use the funds to implement the Purple Purse Moving Ahead Through Financial Empowerment curriculum developed by The Allstate Foundation that teaches participants how to identify financial abuse and how to build fundamental skills they need to become financially self-sufficient.- Advertisement – last_img read more

So who hasnt paid their New Hanover County taxesSo who hasnt paid their New Hanover County taxes

first_img The county’s list of delinquent taxes is as of March 15. Anyone who paid their taxes since then would still appear on the list, said New Hanover Tax Administrator Allison Snell.The amounts range from $2.84 owed on a property in Wilmington to the $89,032.77 owed on land on the Cape Fear River north of the Wilmington Convention Center that includes the Port City Marina. The owner, NRMH Holdings, is one of several business holdings of parcels of land in and around the marina managed by Charles Schoninger, according to the N.C. Secretary of State’s Office.Schoninger on Monday paid the outstanding taxes on all of his properties except for a $42,939.12 bill for Northern Riverfront Marina and Hotel LLLP, according to county tax records.Related Article: Cyber Monday shoppers will see more sites charging sales taxClick here to read more and see the full list of property tax owed at StarNewsOnline.com By Tim BucklandStarNews StaffNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (StarNews) — The county’s property taxpayers collectively owe $4.1 million in delinquent taxes on 3,672 tax bills that were due more than two months ago, according to the New Hanover County Tax Department.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Michael Hart creator of the ebook diesMichael Hart creator of the ebook dies

first_imgAdvertisement  He began digitising more texts and started Project Gutenberg, a volunteer effort to make all of the world’s out-of-copyright books available online.Hart wrote: “I am hoping that with a library this size that the average middle class person can afford, that the result will be an even greater overthrow of the previous literacy, education and other power structures than happened as direct results of The Gutenberg Press around 500 years ago.”Project Gutenberg’s library now contains more than 36,000 books, in 60 different languages, all typed-in by volunteers and all available free. On average, 50 new books are added each week. With the growth of ereaders and tablets over the last few years more people than ever are using the library. – Advertisement – Writing in July, on the 40th anniversary of his first upload, Hart said: “One thing about eBooks that most people haven’t thought much is that eBooks are the very first thing that we’re all able to have as much as we want other than air. Think about that for a moment and you realize we are in the right job.”An obituary posted on Project Gutenberg said: “Michael prided himself on being unreasonable, and only in the later years of life did he mellow sufficiently to occasionally refrain from debate. Yet, his passion for life, and all the things in it, never abated.”Source: Telegraph Newslast_img read more

No more support for Windows 7No more support for Windows 7

first_imgAdvertisement Yesterday on 13 January 2015, Microsoft ended free support for Windows 7.This means Microsoft will no longer offer free help and support if you have problems with your Windows 7 software from this point on and no new features will be added either.Windows 7, which was released in 2009 sold over 100 million copies in six months and remains hugely popular. – Advertisement – It was more stable than its predecessor Windows Vista and more familiar than its radically redesigned successor Windows 8, version 7 is still estimated to be running half of the world’s PCs.To extended support, Microsoft will charge for help with the software. That will end in 2020, when Microsoft turns out the light on Windows 7 for good.Concerning security, Microsoft will continue to patch security issues, so if you do stick with Windows 7 your computer shouldn’t suddenly become vulnerable to hackers targeting the software.The next generation of Microsoft’s venerable operating system is Windows 10. Microsoft is set to make an announcement about Windows 10 a week from now on 21 January.last_img read more

MTN expecting uptake of data services to increase revenuesMTN expecting uptake of data services to increase revenues

first_imgAdvertisement MTN Uganda, has revealed that it expects strong uptake of data services to help push up revenues in 2016 by between 7% and 10%.The expectations were relayed by the chief executive officer, Brian Gouldie, while talking to Reuters.‘The biggest reason for the growth will be around our data.’ Gouldie revealed that voice services still account for the bulk of the operator’s sales, bringing in 56% of its UGX1.33 trillion (USD386 million) turnover in 2015, but mobile data is the fastest growing segment, expanding 17% last year compared to 2014. – Advertisement – The company  says it has around 5.4 million data customers, but only 9% of these are currently covered by its 3G and 4G broadband networks, and the company aims to boost that figure to between 15% and 20% in 2016.MTN plans to invest UGX238 billion in 2016 on upgrading and expanding its networks, and will deploy 200 additional 3G sites and another 100 4G LTE base stations.last_img read more

Jack Dorseys Twitter Account Briefly SuspendedJack Dorseys Twitter Account Briefly Suspended

first_imgJack-Dorsey.Image Credit :imgkid Advertisement The Twitter account of Jack Dorsey, the social network’s CEO and co-founder, was briefly suspended Tuesday night because of what he called “an internal mistake.”“Just setting up my twttr…again (account suspension was an internal mistake),” Dorsey tweeted late Tuesday.For about 15 minutes those trying to access Dorsey’s account received a message stating that the account was suspended. – Advertisement – Only the company can suspend Twitter accounts, though users can deactivate their own.The company did not respond to an AFP inquiry.The incident came as Twitter is struggling to increase its user base and seeking a path to profitability. Co-founder Dorsey returned as chief executive last year but has yet to ignite growth.Just weeks after reporting job cuts and a disappointing fiscal quarter, Twitter announced earlier this month that chief operating officer Adam Bain was leaving the company.Twitter was widely reported to be in talks to find a buyer but no deal has materialized. The company recently said it would cut nine percent of its workforce and discontinue its looping video application Vine in the coming months.source: Agence France-Presselast_img read more

Dating App Chizo to Launch in Uganda on Valentines DayDating App Chizo to Launch in Uganda on Valentines Day

first_imgImage Credit: Chizo Advertisement Global dating App, Chizo is set to be unveiled to the Ugandan populace on Valentine’s day, Tuesday February 14th, 2017.Chizo, a world’s gateway to meet people looking to share love is a location-based social search mobile app which uses Facebook to enable mutually interested users to chat.To some people, the app has always been the oasis of long lasting relationships while others looking for short-time relationships or just to date for fun Chizo remains a better option. – Advertisement – Started and developed in Los Angels, Carlifornia, the app gets its maiden launch on the African continent at the Single’s ball slated for February 14th at Fame Lounge, Acacia Avenue in Kampala. Further activities to will continue across different countries in Africa with a view of popularizing the app.Currently at version 1.5, the app requires android version 4.1 and above for it to run on any smart phone. It allows users to interact, share locations and digital purchases and is rated 18+.According to Paul Kirungi, an American based Software Developer, who started Chizo App, Chizo promises to export love and make sure those seeking true and real everlasting love can meet the same people who are attracted, love and feel the same way about them from across the world.Currently available of Play Store and App Store.last_img read more

The 7th Annual Edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize in AfricaThe 7th Annual Edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa

first_imgDevelopers Week goes to Nairobi, Kenya from April 25 to May 1, 20116. Image Credit: NairobiDesignWeek Advertisement Following previous years, the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East (OSVPAM) will be awarded to innovative projects which make use of information and communication technologies to improve living conditions for the peoples of Africa and the Middle East in fields such as health, finance, education and agriculture.This years’ competition will start with a national phase during which each of Orange’s 17 participating subsidiaries will examine projects submitted in its country and will designate three winners from each country. The next phase will be an international one in which the 51 winners (three winners selected from 17 countries) will compete before an international panel of judges for the OSVPAM Grand Prize, declaring only three final winners.Award Winning This year, 17 countries in which Orange operates will recognize three (3) winners and will be receiving their awards during the AfricaCom Awards Ceremony in South Africa, on November 8th, 2017. In addition to national prizes, they will also receive €25000 (roughly 95,103,600 UGX) for the Grand Winner, €15000 (roughly 57,062,200 UGX) for the First Runner’s up, and finally €10000 (38,041,500 UGX) for the Second Runner’s up, along with support from professionals in start-up creation and funding. – Advertisement – Bruno Mettling, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa, in a press statement said, “Recognizing these three winners is our way of reaffirming our ambition of becoming a major partner, in particular by showcasing innovation that serves people.”Orange Social Venture Prize 2015 winners, (1st) was awarded to Bassita, an Egyptian startup that allows businesses to host their social, cultural or environmental projects and receive donations depending on whether the project reaches its objectives, (2nd) was awarded to upOwa, a Cameroon statup that aims to provide electricity to rural areas of Western and Central Africa that have not yet been connected to the national electricity grids, (3rd) was awarded to myAgro a startup which enables farmers to buy high-quality seeds and fertilizer, and to benefit from a range of training programs. Image Credit: Orange.comEligibility The competition is open to students, employees or entrepreneurs over the age of 21 whose initiative is less than three (3) years old in Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Tunisia, Jordan, Liberia, and Burkina Faso.“With a record 750 candidates in 2016, the success of the OSVPAM prize with entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East speaks for itself.” Bruno said.How to Apply Interested applicants should send their applications before June 6th, 2017 21:00 GMT. Click here to apply.2016 Winners Orange Group recognized four innovative projects where the three prize-winners received grants of €25,000, €15,000 and €10,000, and the fourth winner; winner of the Special Prize for Cultural Content received €5,000.Winners of the 6th annual edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East were;First prize – MedTrucks, Morocco, a startup that was created to support patients and healthcare professionals through the deployment of mobile care units in “medical deserts” in Morocco and other emerging countries.Second prize – Nanoe, Madagascar, a startup was to deploy a new kind of electrification system, known as “lateral electrification”, in order to meet the short-term needs of remote populations that do not have access to the main energy grid.Third prize – Ma Tontine, Senegal, a startup that seeks to solve the problem of how to provide financial services, including the provision of small loans, to the poor.And finally, the Special Prize for Cultural Content was given to Bulles Magazine, Côte d’Ivoire, a monthly magazine for 6 to 10-year old children that promotes African culture.last_img read more

India v EnglandIndia v England

first_imgToday’s main news regarding the forthcoming Test series is that Yuvraj Singh is on course for a possible Test comeback for India against England after being included in a 15-man squad that also contains Harbhajan Singh. Nick Compton hit a maiden 50 for England on the final day of the tour match against Mumbai A to boost his bid to become Alastair Cook’s opening partner which has seen him installed and supported in top Tests England batsman.Prices range from 8/1 to well supported 6/1 with Paddy Power. My only feeling is he doesn’t have the experience on those pitches and has to be discarded especially as one can bet the same odds for Ian Bell.Top batsman has to be between Kevin Pietersen and Jon Trott as the distraction of the captaincy will mean Alastair Cook is likely to come up short in that market. The 7/2 about Jon Trott has to be taken.As mentioned in a previous blog top England bowler has to be Graham Swann and the 2/1 on offer looks too big as he will relish those turning tracks. Samit Patel’s useful knock with the bat last week might mean he gets into the 11 man Test line up and odds of 14/1 to be top England bowler look very interesting especially if he gets a run after a decent performance in the first test. There are no each way terms at the moment but if the firms were to go 1/5 1,2,3 then that has to be a bet.As for outright prices on the series, it’s not really worth looking past India and odds of 8/13 will no doubt tempt many a punter. One thing’s for sure, it will be a cracking series. Top India batsman and bowler predictions next week. Bye for now.last_img read more

BENS BLOG A great opportunity for a young bookmakerBENS BLOG A great opportunity for a young bookmaker

first_img[dropcap]C[/dropcap]ondolences go, following his passing, to family of Harry Greenwood, the Romford Dogs bookmaker, who bet under the name of ‘Tony Williams’.The game marches forward though, and thoughts move to, what will happen with his pitch?Romford will soon be the most active greyhound betting-ring in the country. This is, WITHOUT DOUBT, an unrivaled opportunity, for a young bookie, to get started, and gain invaluable experience and profile. The racing is of quality at Coral tracks, and there’s still action, in the ring, on open-race nights. So, who’s going to be the young-buck, Blog? Who will TAKE THIS CHANCE?In other news:It’s All Greek To Me, 101 Praed Street, Paddington, W2 1NT. WEB SITE Friendly service. A bright, new restaurant. It’s tragic though, to think of anyone eating their first Greek meal here. Only a slither above junk-food. No Tabbouleh. No Baklava. And no rice or vegetables, served with the Dolmades main (poor anyway). The puniest portion of Pitta and Taramasalta possible. Why go to all the effort of opening a nice place, and not get the grub anywhere near right? 3Over and out, B x​last_img read more

BENS BLOG Matt Chapman 100 correct re Greyhound DerbyBENS BLOG Matt Chapman 100 correct re Greyhound Derby

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat an excellent interview, on Sky Dogs tonight, with Matt Chapman, regarding the next home for the Greyhound Derby. Everything he has said is correct:Why were Sheffield almost pushed to enter so late?Towcester is good enough for Mark Wallis (Champion Trainer!)Why are The Firms suddenly offering to sponsor The Derby?Why are people trying to stand in Towcester’s way? WHAT ARE THEY SCARED OF??In other news:Hakkasan, 17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, W1J 6QB. WEB SITE Kool 4 school. Krumpet galore. Excellent in places (Dim Sum and Sweet and Sour Pork(NAP)) and bland in others (Duck Wraps and Chicken Satay). At £90+ per head, it should all be excellent. A swish experience though. 7.5Over and out, B xlast_img read more

Rice is hot says college guideRice is hot says college guide

first_imgAddThis ShareCONTACT: MargotDimondPHONE: (713) 348-6775EMAIL: mdimond@rice.eduRICE UNIVERSITY IS“HOT,” SAYS COLLEGE GUIDERice University has been named one of this year’s “hottest colleges” bythe 2001 Kaplan/Newsweek How to Get Into College guide, which went onsale Aug. 7.Rice was the only Texasschool among the nine “hot” colleges mentioned in the guide. The others includeNew York University, the University of Southern California, Northwestern,Washington University in St. Louis, Miami University of Ohio, Rhode IslandSchool of Design, Claremont College, and Kansas State.The guide profiles eachof the “new favorites” and the reasons “for all the buzz,” calling Rice “one ofHouston’s hidden treasures.”“A top researchinstitution with an impressive endowment, it has top-quality academics, a lowstudent-faculty ratio, Division I sports and a warm residential-college system,”the guide reports. “It also has a high percentage of National Merit Scholars andone of the highest number of Latino students of any major school in thecountry.”The guide notes thatRice’s “applications have gone up 19 percent, to 6,830, and its acceptance ratehas gone down to 23 percent in the past few years” and remarks that “like otherschools with strong technical reputations, Rice is known for its zany sidelast_img read more