Du came over to Cebu last Nov 14 and pleaded for

first_imgDu came over to Cebu last Nov. 14 and pleaded for help for his people who haven’t received relief goods yet.“We, at RAFI, have already been planning to help Leyte and Samar, but we prioritized the northern Cebu towns that were also damaged by supertyphoon Yolanda. The call of Archbishop Du for Cebu to also send help to Leyte encouraged us to fast-track aid,” said Evelyn Nacario-Castro, head of the RAFI relief operations resource mobilization team.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeThe relief goods will be brought to Ormoc City, the pickup point for distribution to various parts of Leyte in need of relief.Castro said that aside from relief goods, RAFI will also provide shelter kits that include a tarpaulin, ground sheet, tools and blankets. Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system SMC bags Bulacan airport project PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension BPI nets P13.74B in H1 LATEST STORIES Du and Fr. Raymond Calubid of St. Joseph the Worker parish in barangay Cantuahon, Palompon, Leyte, met with Castro and Fr. Carmelo Diola of the Dilaab Foundation last week to discuss how RAFI and its partners could help.MORE STORIESnewsinfoBatanes quake left P292 M infra damage – DPWHnewsinfoSuspected drug peddler killed in Albay bustnewsinfoFake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in PaterosMORE STORIESnewsinfoBatanes quake left P292 M infra damage – DPWHnewsinfoSuspected drug peddler killed in Albay bustnewsinfoFake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in PaterosCastro offered to help the archbishop organize its own relief operations and interventions based on the process that RAFI is following.Before sending help, RAFI deploys an assessment team to determine the aid needed. RAFI then distributes coupons to the beneficiaries to facilitate an orderly distribution of relief goods.“Fr. Calubid was saying in our meeting that somebody has to take the lead. We will help them in adopting our system,” Castro added.Last Nov. 13, RAFI also partnered with lawyer Cristina Garcia Frasco, wife of Lilo-an Mayor Duke Frasco, to bring 8,000 relief packs to Ormoc.ADVERTISEMENT Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros MOST READ In response to the call of Palo Archbishop John Du to help the typhoon victims in Leyte, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. prepared 20,000 relief packs last Sunday for shipment to Leyte today.Each pack contains rice, sugar, canned goods, salt, water and milk for a family of five good for five days.ADVERTISEMENT Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgFacebook users have always been irked by the way the social media site prioritizes which posts are timeline worthy and which aren’t. As a small business owner you’ve probably already realized that Facebook Brand Pages have been a casualty of Facebook’s news feed algorithm and sponsored ads on the platform.The ‘What to See First’ feature, gives brand pages an opportunity to further engage people who are already fans and put their content upfront on fans’ new feeds. The ‘See First’ feature is only available on the latest version of the Facebook app for IOS. It will be coming to Android soon. Users also have the option to unfollow or set to the default news feed algorithm.[RELATED: Why Your Social Media Strategy Isn’t Working–and How to Fix It]Notify your fans. Most people aren’t aware of the new changes on Facebook. Send your fans an email explaining how the new update works and invite them to opt-in to view content on your page.First they will need to open the app and click ‘More’ on the bottom right of the screen. Under ‘Settings’ click on ‘News Feed Preferences’ and then ‘Prioritize Who to See First.’ Next, direct them to scroll down below the friend pages and select your brand page as something they will want to “See First” in your feed.Create valuable content. Now that your fans have opted to see your content first, you need to give them some content to see. Since the brand pages are way below every single one of the user’s 350+ friend pages, you need to entice them to do the work.  For example, if you sell a product or service consider offering a free trial or discount.In your email inform fans that the Facebook page will contain time-sensitive content like flash sales, or unscheduled opportunities to chat if you are a public figure or run in circles with celebrities and high profile individuals.Regularly post relevant and relatable content to your page. Links are great, but photos and videos get top views. Differentiate your content based on your target client. If you sell cupcakes, before launching a new flavor or changing your frosting, ask your customers for feedback. Seed you page with contests pitting one variety of cupcake against another.Follow your competition. Find out what your competitors are posting. They may give you ideas about what your target customer is looking for in terms of news articles, updates, photos and videos. And also insight about what not to do.Despite the advantage that the “See First” feature offers, brands should still consider purchasing a Facebook ad in order to reach people who don’t already know and care about your brand. be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/3-things-brands-need-do-right-now-risk-losing-leverage-facebook/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/3-things-brands-need-do-right-now-risk-losing-leverage-facebook/last_img read more


first_imgBellator Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Sale Good Night Tee More: There was a time when Blagoi Ivanov rained on Vladimir Putin’s parade. This was back in Nov. 2008, when the president of Russia was on hand to award the country’s monk-like national treasure, Fedor Emelianenko, his gold for the world sambo championships in St. Petersburg. In those days, Fedor was always accompanied by orchestral swells, because — as heroes go — he didn’t lose at anything.But there stood in his way an obstacle in the semifinals round, a hulking and relatively unknown Bulgarian who proved to be an immoveable object even for the mighty Fedor. “Blagoi was the 22-year old that came out of nowhere, nobody knew who he was,” says Ivanov’s manager and interpreter, Ivaylo Gotzev. “When he beat up Fedor Emelianenko, who was considered invincible, Blagoi was the He-Man in his beloved sambo, where he was undefeated for so many years. Putin was supposed to award Fedor his championship that day, and Blagoi stopped him in his tracks. That’s where Blagoi’s name came up.”Ivanov would end up beating Germany’s Janosch Stefan for the gold, and Putin was left without a ceremony for Emelianenko. That night in St. Petersburg was as dark and grim as anything that had ever come off of Dostoevski’s quill. At the same time, Ivanov was already making a name for himself in MMA. After the Fedor feat, he became a bit of a star in his native Bulgaria. And it wasn’t long before the grand surveillancers of eastern European MMA talent, Bellator, signed Ivanov to a deal. Ivanov made good in his stateside debut, needing less than three minutes to dispose of William Penn at Bellator 38 via TKO. He followed that up by choking out Zak Jensen at Bellator 52 in October 2011. On Christmas Eve of that same year, Ivanov slowly battered one of the UFC’s past glories, Ricco Rodriguez, who was the heavyweight champion for a brief few moments in the early-Zuffa days.”That wasn’t one of my better fights,” Ivanov says. “The styles weren’t right, and Ricco didn’t really want to put up a fight. He was trying to be tricky and not fight, trying to clinch and grapple — he wasn’t really looking to get into a fight.”Even if it was unspectacular, Ivanov won that night in Russia to raise his record to 7-0-(1). As he was getting prepared to face Thiago Santos in the semifinals round of a four-man heavyweight tournament, just as a small share of the North American spotlight was finally about to find him, things faded to black. Deep black.Eighty-six days of darkness, to be exact. Eighty-six days of external pause, as he lay in a medically induced coma in the hospital after being stabbed under his left armpit in a wee hours melee in Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria. His livelihood began to drain out of him at just 25 years old. But the worry at that point in time wasn’t would he ever fight again — the imminent concern was is there enough fight in him to live?*It was a cold, late February night in 2012 that Ivanov and a group of friends — teammates of his, boxers who had won a big tournament — went out to celebrate. They began with dinner, and then headed off to the clubs. “We ended up staying the night out,” he says. “This is Europe, everybody stays the night out on a Saturday night. At five in the morning we went into this club, and there’s this group of people who at that point were causing trouble and they started a fight with us. Our group was a lot fewer. They knew who I was, and there’s some cowards out there who knew they couldn’t face me punch-for-punch. As I tried to interrupt and stop the fight, somebody stabbed me from the back, really from the side of the back.”The blade that went into Ivanov’s side was long enough to pierce his heart and lance part of his lungs. He put his hand over the wound and the 250-pound Ivanov began to stagger away from the melee, which was now in full force around him. As the blood seeped down his hand, he made his way out front, where he had the presence of mind to get a cab. The driver, seeing his condition, rushed him to Pirogov hospital. “It was a 10-15 minute ride to the hospital, and I was losing a lot of blood,” he says. “So once I got to the hospital, I sat down and crawled into a room where doctors were and right there passed out from a loss of blood.” That’s when things went from dark to better to bleak. Ivanov underwent a five-hour surgical procedure to repair his damaged organs. It was a life-saving surgery. The blood loss was so significant that it was touch and go. His vital organs that were damaged, and the surgeons were multitasking to piece everything back together. Ivanov probably should have died. And even if he didn’t, his fighting days — so impossibly carefree — belonged to a different lifetime.”Then began the big battle,” says Gotzev. “Once the doctors operated and got everything back intact, the hard part started. In surgeries like that, people get infections, and Blagoi did too. Because of that, he spent a total of 86 days in a medically induced coma.”Ivanov would continue to live with a machine breathing for him, in critical condition. He would go from a robust 250-pound frame down to 160 pounds in the next two-and-a-half months. His muscles atrophied, and his body sagged. The world began to move on without him. Neil Grove stood in for him against Thiago Santos in his Bellator tournament spot. Prayers were issued from his family and friends and the small lot of people outside of Bulgaria that knew him. And in Sofia, police apprehended a man named Dampela, charging him with the stabbing. “In the doctor’s own words, they told me a person with this kind of an injury, one in a million would survive,” Ivanov says.If those odds are accurate, Blagoi Ivanov might be far luckier than he seems.*When he came out of the coma in May 2012, he was a husk of the person who went out to celebrate that night with his friends. What had once been a barge of a man was now unable to walk on his own, nor breathe particularly easily — breathing was no longer second nature. He had to, essentially, fight just to speak. He was drastically reduced in size. And yet within his first waking moments, he was plotting his return. Not just a return to normal health, but a return to the cage again. To resume his career in mixed martial arts. He was already of dreaming of putting his recovering body through voluntary trauma.”It’s true, immediately when I came out I was driven to come back to the ring,” he says. “It’s always been my will. I felt very bad about the incident, and I couldn’t believe what had happened. I was in such great shape for the fight and getting ready to come back to the States when it happened. “I just wanted to get back in the ring, and I went to the doctors and asked, what’s the prognosis? And basically they told me they had never experienced anything like this, so they can’t give me a prognosis. So that was on my mind. I wanted to make my return. And it hasn’t left me, from that day until now, I’ve been pushing for that come back. I’ve been through all the precautions, all the medical tests with the doctors.”Gotzev, his manager who traveled back and forth to Bulgaria from Southern California, remembers his re-emergence into conscious life. “He was still in the hospital learning how to walk, and he really had to learn to breathe again because he was on a machine. The machine was breathing for him,” he says. “While he’s learning how to do those things again, he asked me immediately for some exercise rubbers, those latex pull ropes, the kind you pull and push and do exercise with. He was exercising his legs with that. He didn’t want to wait any longer. “After that, when he checked out, within a week he got back in the actual gym and slowly started getting things back in motion. Within a month, he was a regular at the gym. It was crazy.”Thus began his slow return to fighting. From late February to late May, Ivanov slipped into a state of zero. But through it he had protected the urge to fight in him like a precious mineral. In the coming weeks he gradually put on weight and improved his conditioning. His pigment returned. Within a couple of months, he was able to do things in the gym that would have seemed impossible earlier in 2012. He was wheeling towards his improbable return. And now he was able to testify against the man who nearly killed him. That, too, came with an unexpected plot twist. “After he was stabbed, he actually got a glimpse of the guy,” Gotzev says. “Blagoi turned around and saw the guy who actually stabbed him, and it was a different person altogether. Dampela was arrested and then they tried to prosecute him, but once Blagoi was up and back on his feet he testified against a whole and different person. There’s a process going for this guy. They are prosecuting him.”As Ivanov entered 2013, it was no longer “if” Ivanov would make it back into the cage, it was “when.” “Blagoi’s story is nothing short of amazing,” Gotzev says. “Now with his undefeated record in MMA, and his incredible story. He’s got a lot of guts and determination and a purpose. He has a special purpose. He not only lived to tell the story, but he made it back to the cage. That’s nothing short of amazing.”He did. Gotzev told me this on Wednesday.On Friday night, at a small resort in the wine country of Temecula, California, Ivanov arrived to the Pechanga Casino just as everybody else — with the odds stacked against him. In front of the afternoon crowd, and to the attention of almost nobody, Ivanov stepped in to fight Manny Lara in a preliminary bout at Bellator 99. He weighed 252 pounds heading in. He was in “terrific shape.” He was just a guy trying to climb up the rungs and make a name. And that’s what he fought for the last year and a half — a chance at an extension, to make a name in the sport he loves. To simply exist in normal light.At 27 years old, Ivanov has scars on his upper body that take on added meaningfulness and attest to something in him that can only be described as a “fighting spirit.” Those scars are symbols of something extraordinary. They are a lesson for Ivanov, and a reminder that he won’t be denied.Those scars are equally meaningless. They were never meant to be there. They are the signatures of a coward. In a fight that hardly anybody watched, during the daylight prelims, Ivanov defeated Lara by submission (guillotine) at 1:17 mark of the first round to run his record to 8-0-(1). That’s his official record. Unofficially, he’s the only man on Earth who’s had his arm raised after encounters with the great Fedor Emelianenko as well as the shadowy figure with the scythe. In this way, Blagoi Ivanov is perhaps more remarkable than we know. 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Local Hospitals Are Seeing an Uptick in Amnesia Cases Why

first_img MRI image via istock.com/haydenbirdA strange medical phenomenon is raising new questions about the consequences of substance use.Boston-area doctors have seen an abnormally high 14 cases of amnesia—partial or total memory loss—since 2012, according to a report from the CDC. Unusually, these cases did not have a clear catalyst, such as a stroke or traumatic brain injury, and each patient showed reduced blood flow to the hippocampus, the part of the brain that controls emotion and long-term memory.The common thread may be substance abuse, according to preliminary analysis.Thirteen of the 14 victims reported a history of substance abuse, and the 14th tested positive for drugs at the time of examination. Twelve of the 14 had a history of opioid use, and eight tested positive for opioids at the time of intake. Some patients also tested positive for cocaine and other drugs.Given that pattern and the patients’ relative youth—all were between the ages of 19 and 52—substance abuse, and particularly opioid use, seems to be a factor in these cases, though no conclusions have been drawn yet.“What we’re concerned about is maybe a contaminant or something else added to the drug might be triggering this,” Alfred DeMaria, state epidemiologist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and an author of the CDC report, told Stat. “Traditionally there’s no evidence that the drugs themselves can do this.”A neurologist at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center alerted public health officials to the problem in November 2015, when he reported that Lahey alone had seen four cases during the prior three years. After that, the MDPH asked other medical centers to look for similar cases observed since 2012. Ten new patients joined the dataset after that call to action.Some patients, Stat reports, were brought into hospitals during an overdose; others simply began to show confusion or memory loss. Some of the victims have regained cognitive function, while others haven’t.Fourteen cases is unusual unto itself, but public health officials are concerned the pattern won’t stop here.“Considering 14 cases in four years, we’re worried we’re going to find more cases,” DeMaria told Stat. Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* Local Hospitals Are Seeing an Uptick in Amnesia Cases. Why? Public health officials fear it may be connected to substance abuse. 1/26/2017, 5:17 p.m. center_img Print 000 By Jamie Ducharme· last_img read more

Theres an Adorable Cottage for Sale on Peaks Island

first_imgThere’s an Adorable Cottage for Sale on Peaks Island The two-bedroom abode can be found off the coast of Portland. Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* 1/11/2018, 3:55 p.m. Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. Photo via Port Island RealtyNew England is home to a ridiculous amount of cute coastal cottages, but perhaps the cutest one of all just hit the market in Maine. This absurdly adorable abode for sale on Peaks Island might be too charming for its own good.If you’ve never been to Peaks Island before, there are a few things you should know. It’s a quaint little island off the coast of Portland, brimming with beachy bungalows. The 720-acre hunk of land is a 20-minute ferry ride from downtown Portland. It’s been a popular summertime destination since the 19th century and is home to just under 1,000 year-round residents. Not to be missed is Peaks’ rocky coastline, which looks out to panoramic vistas of Casco Bay. The views are best enjoyed by bicycle—visitors can easily rent one at Brad’s Bike Rental & Repair on Island Avenue.Island life seems pretty darn pleasant, right? It makes this this two-bedroom home all the more alluring.The place is nestled on a side street not far from the ferry dock. Though it was built in 1900, the cottage has enjoyed renovations over the years—ones that balance the home’s historic features with more modern comforts. An array of solar panels on the building’s south-facing roof, for example, soak up enough energy to power the entire house. The home is almost completely net zero, meaning power costs are slim to none. For extra warmth on chilly nights, a wood stove in the main living area keeps things toasty.The cottage boasts time-honored details like exposed beams, wide-pine floors, and plenty of quirky nooks and crannies. An open and airy living room leads to a dining area, and beyond it, a decent-sized kitchen offers shelving and an abundance of cabinets. The two bedrooms have built-in storage, and a sunlit mudroom makes space for stashing coats, boots, and gear. Outside, there’s a front porch, a rear deck with seasonal harbor views, and enough room in the yard for a garden.Have you fallen in love yet? The cottage is listed for $349,000 by Port Island Realty. Take a tour of the rest of the home below.Photo via Port Island RealtyPhoto via Port Island RealtyPhoto via Port Island RealtyPhoto via Port Island RealtyPhoto via Port Island RealtyPhoto via Port Island RealtyPhoto via Port Island RealtyPhoto via Port Island RealtyPhoto via Port Island RealtyPhoto via Port Island RealtyPhoto via Port Island RealtyPhoto via Port Island RealtyPhoto via Port Island RealtyPhoto via Port Island RealtyPhoto via Port Island RealtyPhoto via Port Island RealtyPhoto via Port Island Realtycenter_img Print By Madeline Bilis· 101last_img read more

A pioneering project to set up a usercontrolled c

first_imgA pioneering project to set up a user-controlled cooperative should boost the number of disabled people in Wales who use direct payments to fund their own support.The Citizen Directed Co-operatives Cymru (CDCC) project will support disabled people to develop a co-operative to manage their direct payments, allowing them to pool their support funding and giving them more “choice, voice and control”.The project, which has secured £500,000 funding for the next three years from the Big Lottery Fund’s BIG Innovation fund, was launched in Cardiff this week by Disability Wales and the Wales Co-operative Centre (WCC).The funding will allow Disability Wales and WCC to develop a single co-operative – set to be the first user-controlled co-operative in the UK to support disabled people with managing their direct payments – but they are hoping other such organisations will follow in its wake.Direct payments allow disabled people to take their council-funded social care packages as cash payments, giving them more flexibility and allowing them the option of recruiting their own personal assistants.The co-operative model is different to a traditional centre for independent living because it is owned by its members, who all have a say in how it is run.Rhian Davies, chief executive of Disability Wales – the national organisation of disabled people’s organisations – said: “We are hoping it will perhaps open up direct payments to a wider range of people who might currently be put off because they do not want the responsibility of employing a PA [personal assistant].”Although members will still be in control of their support, the co-operative will employ the PAs.The new organisation will also offer other options, such as members being able to pool their direct payments to fund group activities, such as drama sessions or watching a football match, or even setting up a social enterprise.Davies said: “We are hoping that this model opens up a host of opportunities that can support people in whatever independence means to them.“For some people it is about personal support, but for others it is about supporting personal interaction.”The new co-operative will also provide users of direct payments with a collective voice.Davies said the cooperative project was seen as a “companion” scheme to its Enabling Wales project, which is developing two new centres for independent living as social enterprises.Davies said that CDCC would “reignite the debate surrounding direct payments and will support and enable greater choice, voice and control for disabled people across Wales”. Although they were introduced in Wales in 1996, only just over 4,000 people are currently receiving their support through direct payments, out of about 95,500 adults (in 2012-13) receiving community-based services.Davies said the project had “emerged at the right time”, with the emphasis in the new Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – which comes into force in April 2016 – on finding more effective ways to support people, and on a “choice and control” agenda.The act has introduced a duty on local authorities to promote the development of co-operatives, social enterprises, user-led services and the third sector.Trevor Palmer, a Disability Wales board member, added: “As a direct payment recipient, it is such positive news to hear that the CDCC project is being delivered in Wales.“This project will create real opportunities for disabled people to live a more independent life.”The CDCC project has also secured international attention, and among those to offer their backing at the launch was Dr Adolf Ratzka, one of the most influential figures in the European independent living movement, who contributed to the research that led to the funding being awarded.Ratzka (pictured, at this week’s event) is the founder and director of Sweden’s Independent Living Institute, the founding chair of the European Network on Independent Living, and the founder and chair of the Stockholm Cooperative for Independent Living.Professor Mark Drakeford, the Welsh health and social services minister, who attended the launch, said: “A co-operative model for direct payments offers people a real opportunity to make decisions about how they want to lead their lives – independently and in control – as fully participating citizens.“It’s about supporting people to support themselves.“It is through such collaboration and delivering practical leadership and action that we will achieve our vision of a greater voice and control for citizens and their right to live independently in the community.“Co-operatives support positive social change and innovation. They are rooted in local communities.“Any investment stays in the community and is recycled for wider economic and social benefits.”The BIG Innovation fund supports projects that test “new ways of tackling emerging and existing social problems”.Picture by Natasha Hirstlast_img read more

Fire Breaks Out at Senior Home in SF Missions Shotwell and 20th

first_imgA two-alarm fire that broke out 11:06 p.m. at 628 Shotwell Street and jumped to a neighboring building was extinguished by 12:23 a.m. late Monday night, a fire department spokesperson said. The fire burnt out the top floor of 628 Shotwell St., which is a residential care facility for the elderly, and damaged the exterior wall of 634 Shotwell St. next door, but no significant injuries were reported.Fire Department Assistant Chief David Franklin said the fire started on the top floor of 628 Shotwell St. and that one resident of the building suffered from smoke inhalation. He said the fire is under investigation but that “the top floor is pretty well damaged.”Battalion Chief Jack Cremen added that both the bottom floor of the affected building and the building next door at 634 Shotwell St. suffered water damage. He said the fire department would set up a watch all night and evaluate the situation in the morning, but that no residents would be able to return to either building that night.“At least” eight people would require placement from the Red Cross, he added, including the six elderly residents of the senior care facility. 0% The fire originated on the top floor, which was burnt along with the exterior wall of the building to the left. The bottom floor of the affected building and the building next door suffered water damage. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.The two affected buildings, 628 Shotwell St. on the right and 634 Shotwell St. on the left, the morning after the fire. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.The next door building, 634 Shotwell St., suffered fire damage to the staircase and water damage, displacing two residents. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.Stephanie Clark, a member of the family that runs the facility at 628 Shotwell St., confirmed that all six residents were evacuated safely. She was under the impression that the fire had started at a neighboring building, but she too reported no major injuries.“Everyone got out safely. One guy was coughing and taken to St. Luke’s [Hospital],” she said.David Bronell, a resident of Shotwell Street next door to the fire, said he was starting to relax when the fire started.“I sat down about 11:15 or so, when all hell broke loose,” he said. “I was in my building, I heard the trucks, I looked out front and saw a large fire. It looked as if the fire started at 628. Above the porch, it was burning along the wall.”Another next-door neighbor, Camille Campbell, said she was in the bathroom when she heard a commotion.“I opened the window and smoke billowed into our bathroom,” she said. “I heard thumping and cracking and I heard yelling, and I could see the glow of the fire.”Greg Carey lives next door at 634 Shotwell St. He said he first noticed the fire “when my other neighbor came and knocked on my door and said ‘Hey, the building next door is on fire.’”A patron at Shotwell’s Bar who declined to give his name said he first noticed a smell of burning rubber.“We thought it was a dishwasher, then we heard the fire brigade,” he said. “I was impressed with the firefighters. There was no panic, no rush. They burst the windows out. The building on the left of it, that side was completely in flames.”For some of the block’s residents holed up at the corner bar, one small incident may have brightened an otherwise troubling evening:Patrick Carbonell, a bartender at Shotwell’s, said he grabbed two of the police officers who had responded to the scene and gave them pitchers of water and plastic cups after they mentioned the elderly residents needed them.“One of [the officers] dropped $60. I told him I didn’t need it, but he just left it,” Carbonell said. “He essentially bought all of the residents who came here 60 bucks’ worth of beer, because that’s what I used it for.”The block was cordoned off from 20th to 21st, but by 12:45 a.m. Shotwell Street residents whose buildings were unaffected by the fire were returning to their homes. Residents of adjacent buildings were awaiting the Red Cross for temporary housing, while those in the affected building had already been evacuated.Update: Laura Gibbon, a spokesperson for the fire department, confirmed that eight people were sheltered by the Red Cross and clarified the fire’s beginning and end time. The post has been updated with photos the morning after the fire. center_img Tags: Fires • housing • SFFD Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

SAINTS have announced their squad for their First

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for their First Utility Super League Round 3 match against Salford Red Devils on Thursday.Mark Flanagan comes in for Greg Richards in the only change from the previous two rounds.Therefore, Nathan Brown will choose from:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Luke Walsh, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Sia Soliola, 12. Jon Wilkin (pictured), 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Paul Wellens, 18. Alex Walmsley, 22. Mark Percival, 24. Gary Wheeler.Brian Noble will choose his side from:1. Jake Mullaney, 2. Danny Williams, 3. Martin Gleeson, 4. Junior Sa’u, 5. Francis Meli, 7. Tim Smith, 8. Adrian Morley, 9. Tommy Lee, 10. Lama Tasi, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Gareth Hock, 13. Harrison Hansen, 14. Theo Fages, 16. Andy Dixon, 17. Shannan McPherson, 19. Matty Ashurst, 22. Jay Walton, 23. Greg Johnson, 24. Stuart Howarth.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee is Phil Bentham.Tickets remain on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.last_img read more

TICKETS for Saints big Super League clash with Wig

first_imgTICKETS for Saints big Super League clash with Wigan Warriors – and the Challenge Cup Quarter Final against Widnes – are selling well.Close to 14,000 have been sold for next Friday’s titanic derby with the auld enemy whilst the visit of the Vikings (Sunday June 28, 4pm) has seen season ticket holders snapping up their seats.Keiron Cunningham’s men will take on the Warriors on Friday June 12 (8pm) with the game having a significant impact on the league table.Saints are just a point ahead of Wigan in the standings and the last time the two teams met on Good Friday a tight old tussle saw Shaun Wane’s men earn the spoils.To get your tickets, call into the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, telephone 01744 455 052 or log on here.last_img read more


first_imgClub Chairman Eamonn McManus said: “This was a satisfactory financial performance considering we did not reach any finals last year.“We would anticipate a materially improved underlying financial performance in 2019 and further improvements in 2020 and beyond, reflecting on the restructuring of the balance sheet in 2019 and the capitalisation of directors loans.“The club is very soundly positioned going forward in terms of both assets and profitability.”This positive financial news comes after the club recently announced major capitalisation of shareholders’ loans into permanent equity capital.last_img read more

Hotels begin to evacuate close doors on guests

first_img00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Many hotels in our area are beginning to form evacuation plans, telling guests they must go somewhere else.Employees of the Hampton Inn in downtown Wilmington say they evacuated all guests by 3 p.m. Tueday and locked their doors shortly after.- Advertisement – Viewers told WWAY that Baymont Inn & Suites on College Road in Wilmington is turning away guests along with the Days Inn in Shallotte.last_img read more

Brunswick New Hanover County schools to remain closed through September 28

first_imgAll 12-Month NHCS employees, all Assistant Principals, and all custodians will return on Monday, September 24, 2018. Related Article: School bus with kids on board rear-ended in Brunswick CountyAll other 10-month salaried employees will have optional, undesignated work days Wednesday, September 26 – Friday, September 28, 2018. According to an email, the district is working to reopen schools as soon as possible so that our students can return safely.Employees that are able to safely return should do so in accordance with the schedule below: Brunswick County Schools will also remain closed through the end of next week. According to an email, staff should check their email for schedules regarding next week or contact their supervisor for more information on when they report to work. Hourly Child Nutrition workers should also return on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. School closings (Photo: MGN Online) (WWAY) — Two school districts in the area have cancelled classes through September 28.New Hanover County Schools says the district is still conducting damage assessments, cleaning up and making repairs in the schools and other district facilities in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.- Advertisement – All other hourly employees (including bus drivers, after-school workers, and tutors) should return to work on the first student day which will be announced at a later time.last_img read more

Estimated €58 million of cocaine discovered at Freeport

first_img Dwana Dwana Dwana Dwana DwanaDwana Cocaine with an estimated street value of €5.8 million has been discovered during searches at the Freeport terminal.Customs Officials from the Container Monitoring Unit say that the drugs were discovered during routine checks on reefer containers.Of seven suspected to be high risk, two were searched and found to contain cocaine 43 packets weighing a total of 51.6 kg, hidden among fruit. The drugs were being transported from South America to Albania.The Police Anti-Drug Squad are now conducting investigations into the drugs, and the duty magistrate is now leading a team of experts from the Police Forensics Unit.The find comes no more than a week after the discovery of €32.4 million of cocaine which had also been discovered in containers moving through the Freeport terminal. <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> Dwana 1 of 6 WhatsApp SharePrint Dwanalast_img read more

Northern Ireland journalist killed in terrorist incident

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 A 29-year-old journalist was shot dead during rioting in Derry on Thursday night.Lyra McKee, made her name writing about growing up gay in Belfast and published investigative pieces with BuzzFeed and the Atlantic. The journalist was covering the riots and was shot during a night of clashes in which petrol bombs were thrown and vehicles hijacked.In 2016, McKee was named by Forbes as one of the “30 under 30 in media”.The police in Northern Ireland said that the case is being treated as “terrorist incident” and have launched a murder investigation.According to the assistant chief constable, Mark Hamilton, a single gunman fired shots in a residential area of the city and by which McKee was wounded as a result. The journalist was rushed to hospital however she succumbed to death. The police further said that they believe that her murder was carried out by a violent dissident republican.British Prime Minister Theresa May has called the killing as “shocking and truly senseless”, adding: “She was a journalist who died doing her job with great courage.””The death of Lyra McKee in last night’s suspected terrorist incident in Londonderry is shocking and truly senseless. My deepest condolences go to her family, friends and colleagues. She was a journalist who died doing her job with great courage.” – PM @theresa_may— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) April 19, 2019WhatsApplast_img read more

We need to integrate with each other – Muscat

first_img SharePrint Luke ZerafaLuke Zerafa Prime Minister and Partit Laburista (PL) leader Joseph Muscat said that the government will not allow the creation of ghettos. Referring to the cold-blooded murder of migrant Lassine Cisse Souleymane, Muscat said that this tragedy needs become a milestone that teaches us to live together and integrate notwithstanding our diverse culture, skin tone, and nationality.Joseph Muscat said this whilst talking in a political rally in Qormi on Sunday. He also added that we should stop listening to those who want to spread the venom against migrants.The Prime Minister also mentioned that this week, the Cabinet of Ministers will be discussing on an appropriate and just remedy on the issue of pensions for ex-Telemalta employees.Muscat also said that even if the PL wins the upcoming elections once again continuing on the success achieved in the General election of 2017, this will not necessarily translate into four seats for the party at the European Parliament.Touching on Egrant, Joseph Muscat stated that Partit Nazzjonalista (PN) is now with its back against the wall and keeps rehashing the issue even though the result of the inquiry has decreed that what evidence there might have been was false.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

mPedigree partners with UNBS USAID for agricultural input everification

first_imgPhoto Credit: TechnoServe Advertisement mPedigree, a Ghanaian startup that uses mobile phones to secure pharmaceutical products against counterfeiting and has expanded to a number of other Africa countries since its 2007 launch, has partnered the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to roll out a mobile phone-powered traceability and e-verification service for agricultural inputs and commodities.The mPedigree anti-counterfeiting solution is a cloud-based system that creates unique 12 digit numbers which are put on single packs of medicines hidden under an opaque layer, only to be revealed when the consumer is buying the product. A customer can then send these PINs by SMS to a special shortcode, and within 15 seconds receive a reply confirming if the product is original or fake.It is now launching operations in Uganda’s agricultural sector, with an e-verification product for inputs and commodities such as seeds, fertilisers and crop protection products. – Advertisement – Aside from UNBS, the startup has also partnered with RenPublishing, a Ugandan corporation, and the Feed the Future Uganda Agricultural Inputs Activity, an initiative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) -run project Feed the Future.The Feed the Future initiative seeks to combat poverty, reduce hunger and food insecurity, improve nutrition, and contribute to economic growth through increased agricultural production and improved links between agriculture and nutrition. The e-verification service in Uganda will be implemented in phases over the coming months and years.The initiative brings together the E-Tags quality certification and auditing service of the UNBS and mPedigree’s Goldkeys serialisation and authentication engine to create a channel for verifying the source and supply chain status of agro-inputs as well as their conformance with acceptable quality standards under Ugandan law and regulations.“Farmers, regulatory inspectors, researchers, media personnel, and the general public shall benefit from the user-friendly, toll-free, mobile hotline that has already been implemented with support from the major telecommunications companies in Uganda, enabling them to instantly retrieve critical quality and authenticity information about individual packs of agro-inputs at the point of purchase,” mPedigree said.“Running on the fast and powerful USSD protocol, this service assures users of receiving a response on whether a particular agro-input is sound for use or not within seconds 98 per cent of the time. The verification process is designed to happen right at the point of purchase.”Phase one is set for completion next year, paving the way for successive, nationwide phases covering a broader set of private sector agro-input manufacturers, providers and distributors. The system is being launched at a time when estimates put the prevalence of fake seeds in Uganda at between 30 per cent and 40 per cent of total local supply.“Fake seeds give poor yields or sometimes do not germinate at all, putting not just the livelihoods of farmers, but their very lives at risk, when financial ruin turns to suicide or self-harm,” mPedigree said.“Fake agrochemicals often contain dangerous compounds that contaminate ground water, and poison consumers. A perverse twist to this development is the misrepresentation of banned chemicals as organic farm chemicals, thus turning the ecological goals on their head.Given the prominent role that agriculture plays in the social, economic and cultural lives of Ugandans, this situation is untenable.”The company said the e-verification service aims over its lifecycle to empower five million farmers and, at the peak of the rollout, generate more than US$1 billion in aggregate value per year.Via Disrupt-Africalast_img read more

FULL LIST MTN Innovation Awards 2015 Finalists announced

first_imgThe ClinicMaster team was at the exhibition on Saturday. They are shortlisted in the Health category. Advertisement The best three entrants in each category of the 2015 MTN Innovation Awards have been revealed.125 innovators and entrepreneurs responded to the call for submissions by MTN Uganda last month when they announced the Awards, with the health, education and financial services categories as the most competitive. At an exhibition held on Saturday where the shortlisted entrants showcased their innovations, we saw more innovations in these categories than the rest.The Innovation awards are a platform under MTN’s Innovation Lab, through which they want to recognize the most outstanding locally developed mobile and desktop applications, as well as individuals and organizations that have been at the forefront of enabling the innovation ecosystem in the country.Solomon King, Fundibots’ founder explaining some of the projects on display at the exhibition last Saturday. Fundibots has been shortlisted in more than one category. – Advertisement – In an interview last month with Susan Kayemba, Senior Manager, Retention and Social Media, she said “Our intent is to be a partner in building the innovation ecosystem. So we’re recognizing the apps that have been created, and on the other hand we want to recognize people who are enabling that.”“We have people that aren’t developing apps but are putting down infrastructure in many ways. The ecosystem needs all of them to grow, and we need to start recognizing them,” she went on to say.[related-posts]Here are the finalists for the 2015 MTN Innovation Awards, in no particular order:Best Health ApplicationClinicMaster (Wilson Kutegeka) –mHealth (mnBeF Project)WinSenga (Edmund Ainebyona)Best Education ApplicationCourse Generator (Seguya Derrick)SchoolsUganda (Ssenoga Badru)BrainShare (Charles Muhindo)Best Financial Services ApplicationMobis ChapChap (Opio Obwangamoi David)Elma – CenteMobile, SimYo, BankYo, PrideMobi (Zinat Juma)Yo! Payments Gateway (Gerald Begumisa)Best SME ApplicationTikiti (Alvin Kato – Ignition Group LLC)School Management Dynamics – Intelligent WorksNTVGo App & Creative DNA (Elijah Atuhaire – Creative DNA)Best Enterprise Effort to support InnovationCreative Meet-Ups (Anthony Simpson)Outbox (Richard Zulu)FundiBots (Solomon King Benge)Most Innovative Mobile AppTikiti (Alvin Kato – Ignition Group LLC)Fezah (Ham Namakajjo)WinSenga (Edmund Ainebyona)Outstanding Woman in InnovationBarbara Birungi (Hive Colab, WITU, Nakazade)Lyndsay Handler (ReadyPay)Innovation Achiever of the YearFundiBots (Solomon King Benge)Fezah (Ham Namakajjo)BrainShare (Charles Muhindo)The winners will be announced at the invite-only Awards gala this Friday 13th November at Kampala Serena Hotel.We shall be there and will bring you real-time updates. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and also keep an eye on the official hashtag #MTNInnovationAwardslast_img read more

Clarion call for inclusive growth from ICT deployment

first_imgOfficial ribbon cutting ceremony at the opening of the Exhibition Hall at the 2016 GovTech Conference – ICT for Development, Access and Growth, being held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from the 31st October to the 2nd November. The conference taking place over 3 days plays host to over 1600 delegates with 93 high profile speakers. Taking part in the ribbon cutting ceremony is the Acting Chairman of the SITA Board Zukile Nomvete, Honourable Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, the Honourable Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr. Siyabonga Cwele, Honourable Gauteng MEC of Finance Barbara Creecy and SITA CEO Dr. Setumo Mohapi. Advertisement The social impact of the deployment of information and communications technologies (ICT) has to be given more priority, despite the country having already made significant strides in terms of transforming into a digital economy.This is the view of prominent players in government’s “e-strategy”, who participated in the plenary session marking the first day of the Government Technology Conference (GovTech) on 31 October at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng.High-level representatives who shared their insights with the more than 1 600 delegates who attended the event included Honourable Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr. Siyabonga Cwele, Honourable Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, and Honourable Gauteng Premier, David Makhura. – Advertisement – They were joined by the State Information Technology Agency’s (SITA) chairperson, Z.D. Nomvete, and Dr. Setumo Mohapi, who believes that the deepest impact can be made by focusing on developing small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in the South African ICT industry. To complement the line-up, was the international guest speaker, Mr. Bruno Lanvin who is the Executive Director, INSEAD and the co-author, World Economic Forum Global IT Report and focused in his presentation on the comparative analysis of the global digital competitiveness.1 of 2 Acting Chairman of the SITA Board Zukile Nomvete, the Honourable Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Honourable Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Dr. Siyabonga Cwele and Honourable Gauteng MEC of Finance Barbara Creecy. Official ribbon cutting ceremony at the opening of the Exhibition Hall at the 2016 GovTech Conference – ICT for Development, Access and Growth, being held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from the 31st October to the 2nd November. The conference taking place over 3 days plays host to over 1600 delegates with 93 high profile speakers. Taking part in the ribbon cutting ceremony is the Acting Chairman of the SITA Board Zukile Nomvete, Honourable Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, the Honourable Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr. Siyabonga Cwele, Honourable Gauteng MEC of Finance Barbara Creecy and SITA CEO Dr. Setumo Mohapi.“SMMEs remain the biggest potential generators of economic growth and should therefore be the focal point of digital initiatives of state. We need to find ways to develop robust and vibrant participant s in this sector,” Dr. Mohapi said.He said investments made into government’s “e-strategy” had to firstly be geared at addressing the socio-economic aspects, before focusing on deploying technology to improve the economic competitiveness of the country.“The effective deployment of ICT entails better training of citizens to ensure that they have an appropriate input into the economy. It involves having healthier citizens that are also more productive. This is what should be guiding the innovation agenda to drive economic growth,” he said.According to Dr. Mohapi, there was a causal relationship between the country’s ICT readiness as characterized by its investment and the global economic competitiveness and the reality was that between 2010 and 2016 the state’s investment in ICT grew albeit disproportionately to the ICT usage and effectiveness with lesser impact on the society.Dr. Mohapi’s call for equitable distribution in the industry was reiterated by the other prominent participants in state’s “e-government” strategy at the session.Giving a global context, Mr. Bruno Lanvin asserted that the state of ICT readiness in any country was largely driven by the environment as expressed in the quality of infrastructure, the level of skills and the element of affordability. Only once the environment was conducive would there be improvement in the usage by the government, the business and the citizens and this would determine the social impact.Honourable Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, said that accessibility remained a significant challenge, especially in the rural areas of the country, despite the significant progress made in areas of the country, in terms of improving connectivity. Continuous investment in infrastructure development, improvement of the bandwidth and the proliferation of citizen-centric e-government services among others would improve accessibility levels.“We have a highly unequal society. Some towns in the country boast more than a 200% connectivity rate and others areas have not benefitted from any access. The fact of the matter is that the majority of the rural areas of the country remain unconnected,” said Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize.She echoed Dr. Mohapi’s views that tackling access challenges in the country had to transcend traditional models, calling for a high impact project that would also see the employment of more youth in ICT and “e-government” initiatives. She said that the younger generation already had the intellectual property” in ICTs to innovate and improve service delivery for all citizens.“Government’s digital strategy needs to be viewed as a vehicle that will have a massive impact on gross-domestic product, but meet an inclusive growth agenda,” the deputy minister told the more than 1 600 delegates who attended the event.This year’s GovTech is being held in Gauteng, which has already made major strides in positioning itself as a “smart” province, and is enjoying the outcomes thereof, especially in terms of government operations.Honourable Premier of Gauteng, David Makhura, said the provincial department was well on track to achieving the status of being knowledge-based economy by 2030, a goal enshrined in the National Development Plan.Referring to the success of three leading towns in the province in terms of rolling out free Wi-Fi to its citizens, Makhura said connectivity and, more importantly, broad-band infrastructure had become just as essential as other utilities, such as water and electricity, for successful operation of a modern city.“Gauteng was in the forefront of driving the Africa programme on digitization as characterized by its promotion of smart technologies, smart cities and smart government,” stated Premier Makhura.The plenary sets the scene for the more in-depth discussion around access, growth, development and innovation that commences on 1 November 2016 in line with this year’s theme: How Technology Improves Service Delivery for Citizen Empowerment.last_img read more


first_img[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s pretty much take your pick of three between Chelsea, PSG and the DRAW in the second Champions League game of the day at Stamford Bridge (7.45pm).If it follows the pattern of the earlier Zenit St Petersburg v Benfica match then we should be in for plenty of drama – Benfica came back from a goal down to win 2-1 with the last kick of the game – a real kick in the ‘you know what’ for draw backers.PSG have been invincible domestically this season and hold a 2-1 lead from the first leg thanks to Edinson Cavani’s 78th minute winner. The good news, from Chelsea’s perspective, is they have an away goal which might well become a factor.Captain John Terry misses this crucial match with a hamstring injury but Costa has been named in the starting XI by manager Guus Hiddink who said: “I’m very proud of him, the way he’s playing and, going not over the edge, but he likes to fight in the real way of the game. That’s what we like. I protect him and support him when he’s doing what he has done in my period at Chelsea. He frequently is scoring now, since December, January. Before he had this problem not scoring, as did the team. Let’s see and hope he can make it to the European level as well.”Costa has scored only one goal in his past 15 Champions League games and will need to penetrate the PSG defence who have conceded just two goals in seven Champion’s League games this season if he is to improve on that record.Chelsea v PSGUEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg19:45 BT Sport Europe / BT Sport Europe HD / BT Sport Ultra HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Feb 2016 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Paris St-G. 2-1 ChelseaMar 2015 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Chelsea 2-2 Paris St-G.Feb 2015 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Paris St-G. 1-1 ChelseaApr 2014 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Chelsea 2-0 Paris St-G.Apr 2014 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Paris St-G. 3-1 ChelseaNov 2004 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Chelsea 0-0 Paris St-G.Sep 2004 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Paris St-G. 0-3 ChelseaTEAM NEWSChelsea13 Courtois28 Azpilicueta24 Cahill2 Ivanovic16 Kenedy12 Mikel4 Fàbregas17 Pedro22 Willian10 Hazard19 Diego CostaPSG16 Trapp5 Marquinhos2 Thiago Silva32 David Luiz17 Maxwell25 Rabiot8 Motta14 Matuidi11 Di María10 Ibrahimovic7 Lucas MouraThe prediction was landed last night for a profit of 19.5 points and tonight, rather more speculatively I’m going for DRAW/CHELSEA on the Star Sports HT/FT market at around 6/1.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK DRAW / CHELSEA for 6 points at around 6/1 with Star SportsTuesday: +19.50 pointsWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

Royal Ascot DAY 2 TIPS and OFFER

first_imgAnother cracking Royal Ascot / Euro 2016 offer on Wednesday. Have three bets at Royal Ascot with us and you can have France HT/FT at 5/4 compared with ODDS ON everywhere else !Rishi Persad named TEFIN WON 11/2 as one of his bets on Tuesday so we’ve allowed him back for his day two bets !!!!!! TERMS AND CONDITIONS1) The offer is for new and existing customers2) The enhanced football price is to a max. stake of £2003) The average stake for the clients first 3 bets at Royal Ascot that day will be used for qualifying stake4) Non runners and void bets do not qualify5) Match bets , distance bets and special bets do not qualify6) We reserve the right to refuse this offer to any clientlast_img read more