Rain and Shine SF Women March On

first_imgAt Ferry Building Photo by Mark RabinePhoto by Mark RabinePhoto by Mark RabineAt 3:00 p.m.The trains were packed and slow going form 24th Street BART to the Women’s March. We’ll be updating this with new photos as the March progresses. Send us your photos to info@missionlocal.com and we’ll post those as well.At the 24th Street BART station earlier this afternoon. Photo by Mark RabineAt the 24th Street BART Station. Photo by Mark RabineOn the train. Photo by Mark Rabine At PowellPhoto by Mark RabinePhoto by Mark RabineAt 4:57 p.m@ Civic Center Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Thousands here at Civic Center for #SF #WomensMarch with pink hats, rainbow flags and umbrellas, and anti-Trump signs. pic.twitter.com/AzNCUxsrbb— Mission Local (@MLNow) January 22, 2017 March ending at Ferry Building in pouring rain. Lots of ponchos, umbrellas, and soaked signs. #WomensMarch #SF #SFWomensMarch pic.twitter.com/AkdX6L9AVm— Joe Rivano Barros (@jrivanob) January 22, 2017 0%last_img read more

SAINTS have named their 19man squad for Fridays

first_imgSAINTS have named their 19-man squad for Friday’s First Utility Super League Round Six game at Leeds Rhinos.Travis Burns, Andre Savelio and Jack Owens are recalled for Adam Swift, Jack Ashworth and Morgan Knowles.Keiron Cunningham will select his 17 from:2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 6. Travis Burns, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Atelea Vea, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Lama Tasi, 15. Greg Richards, 16. Andre Savelio, 17. Luke Thompson, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 20. Joe Greenwood, 21. Matty Dawson, 22. Jack Owens, 23. Shannon McDonnell.Brian McDermott will choose his Leeds team from:1. Zak Hardaker, 3. Kallum Watkins, 4. Joel Moon, 5. Ryan Hall, 6. Danny McGuire, 7. Rob Burrow, 8. Keith Galloway, 9. Beau Falloon, 10. Adam Cuthbertson, 11. Jamie Jones-Buchanan, 12. Carl Ablett, 14. Liam Sutcliffe, 15. Brett Delaney, 16. Brad Singleton, 17. Mitch Garbutt, 20. Anthony Mullally, 21. Josh Walters, 22. Ash Handley, 26. Brett Ferres.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee will be Ben Thaler.Ticket details for the game can be found here.last_img read more

JONNY Lomax and Mark Percival have been selected i

first_imgJONNY Lomax and Mark Percival have been selected in the England squad for this autumn’s Ladbrokes Four Nations and the upcoming International Test against France.Wayne Bennett has named 24 players – four of whom are uncapped including the Saints duo.Scott Taylor and Luke Gale are also included.England coach, Wayne Bennett, said: “There’s been a lot of competition for places this year and the players that have been picked are the ones we believe will stand up to the test of the competing nations.“I’ve always said that there wouldn’t be too many changes when I arrived and there are plenty of guys in the squad who worked hard in last year’s International Series win against New Zealand who have gone on and performed in 2016.“To have Sam Burgess back is not just a boost for England but one for the international game. Having worked with him in the past, he’s a great bloke to have around and have by your shoulder on the field.“Injuries are part and parcel of the game and to lose players like O’Loughlin, Tomkins and Currie isn’t ideal but it does offer opportunities to others who have performed in the year and it’s good to see some new and returning faces in the squad.“There’s some serious talent in this all-English side and that’s testament to the England programme, the clubs they play for and the player’s attitude in wanting to do their best each week. I’ve spoken to the boys and they’re well aware what’s ahead of them in this tournament.”England’s international schedule kicks off at Parc des Sports, Avignon on Saturday, October 22 (6.30pm CET) with a Test Match against France.Full 2016 Ladbrokes Four Nations schedule is as follows:Friday October 28 (8.00pm): Australia v Scotland, Lightstream Stadium, HullSaturday October 29 (2.30pm): England v New Zealand, The John Smith’s Stadium, HuddersfieldSaturday November 5 (5.30pm): England v Scotland, Ricoh Arena, CoventrySaturday November 5 (8.00pm): New Zealand v Australia, Ricoh Arena, CoventryFriday November 11 (8.00pm): New Zealand v Scotland, The Zebra Claims Stadium, WorkingtonSunday November 13 (2.00pm): England v Australia, The London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, LondonSunday November 20 (2.30pm): Final, Anfield, LiverpoolEngland squad for France Test and Ladbrokes Four Nations:John Bateman (Wigan Warriors, Bradford Dudley Hill)Kevin Brown (Widnes Vikings, Thatto Heath Crusaders)George Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor)Sam Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor)Thomas Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor)Daryl Clark (Warrington Wolves, Fryston Warriors)Mike Cooper (Warrington Wolves / St George-Illwarra Dragons, Latchford Albion)Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)Brett Ferres (Leeds Rhinos, Smawthorne Panthers)Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers, Middleton Marauders)James Graham (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, Blackbrook)Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos, Oulton Raiders)Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves, New Spring Lions)Josh Hodgson (Canberra Raiders, East Hull)Jonny Lomax (St Helens, Orrell St James)Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants, Deighton Juniors)Mark Percival (St Helens, Farnworth Rockets)Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves, Wigan St Patricks)Dan Sarginson (Wigan Warriors / Gold Coast Titans, Hemel Stags)Scott Taylor (Hull FC, Skirlaugh)Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos, Latchford Albion)Elliott Whitehead (Canberra Raiders, West Bowling)Gareth Widdop (St George Illawarra Dragons, King Cross)George Williams (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)last_img read more

Leland firefighters take on real blazes for training

first_imgLELAND, NC (WWAY) — Did you notice any smoke in the Leland area on Saturday? If so, it was probably coming from a live fire training at Town Hall Drive.Live fire training sessions like this one are much more than practice. They are team building exercises, and give an opportunity for firefighters who may never have been on a call to get a realistic chance to see what exactly they could be up against.- Advertisement – “The last thing you want is for a firefighter to be going to a house fire a 3 o’clock in the morning and be the first time they’ve ever seen fire,” Assistant Fire Chief Brandyn Smith said.When the alarms sound and the trucks head out to a fire, these firefighters will be ready after a long day of realistic training.“A lot of smoke, zero visibility just trying to feel your surroundings,” Firefighter Jerry Craft said.Related Article: One displaced in Christmas Day kitchen fireCraft said this hands on training experience is the best opportunity to be exposed to a fire in a controlled situation and feel prepared for when the real time comes.“It gets us a hands on experience to know what we got to fight when we have to go out to fight this kind of stuff, because you never know what you’re going to run into,” Craft said. “So we need to be prepared.”The Town of Leland gave the Leland Fire Department along with nine other surrounding stations a chance to burn Leland’s old town hall, throwing them right into the flames.“Obviously our primary goal here is to keep everyone safe, but if we are going to have a teaching point, if there is going to be some type of error we would like to have it here in a controlled environment where we can correct it and make it a training moment for the student,” Smith said.Smith said this is the best way to teach, so these men and women can combat anything from a small kitchen fire to a massive burn.Smith also said he is thankful to the town for giving them this training opportunity. They have already completed several similar training sessions this year, but this was the last one until the fall.last_img read more

Jim McVicker keeps seat as Bladen County sheriff

first_imgSheriff Jim McVicker (Photo: Facebook) BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The current sheriff in Bladen County will keep his seat following the midterm elections Tuesday.Unofficial results show Republican Jim McVicker won 55% to 44% against Democrat Hakeem Brown.- Advertisement – McVicker has been sheriff since 2014.Get full election results here.last_img

New Hanover Co schools committee completes revised policies to protect students staff

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) —  Monday education leaders finalized policies and procedures centered to protect students and staff in New Hanover County Schools. The Title IX Committee was made roughly 6 months ago to respond to controversy involving the school district.Title IX protects people from discrimination and harassment. The committee met for the first time in March following public allegations towards the school administration in the handling of discrimination and harassment complaints. The committee completed a revision of policies related to Title IX as well as other civil rights that are protected for students and staff in New Hanover County schools.- Advertisement – “They’ve gone back and looked at our policies and really we brought them all into one place,” said superintendent Dr. Tim Markley.The committee on Monday still revised portions of the drafted policies and procedures. Those edits are expected to go through the schools policy committee and then to the school board. These policies outline how school staff, administrators and district officials should respond to complaints of sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination as well as gender-based harassment.“It is always going to be imperative that we give our kids equal opportunity to the best education they can get in a safe environment,” said committee member and Carousel Center Executive Director Amy Feath.Related Article: New Hanover County middle school redistricting pushed to 2020The summer committee meeting also laid out a new position to oversee how these complaints are handled. In the past, complaints of harassment or potential criminal behavior that violates a student or staffer’s civil rights or Title IX rights was looked into by the deputy superintendent. For months, the work of deputy superintendent Dr. Rick Holliday was questioned publicly at school board meetings by Rev. Dante Murphy of the Pender Co. NAACP and UNCW professor and former county school volunteer teacher Clyde Edgerton.Dr. Holliday announced his plans to retire come August 1. Dr. Markley says this new position will have one focus to enforce the rules of Title IX and conduct thorough investigations when need be.“They’ll deal with training. That will be training staff to deal with the policies related to Title IX. And the other part will be the investigative part for when complaints are brought forward this person will be the one to handle complaints going forward.”The school system will have the position publicized starting Tuesday. Dr. Markley hopes to have the job filled before school starts.last_img read more

Malta Chamber elects David Xuereb as 70th council president

first_imgRay AttardRay Attard Architect Peter Xuereb was elected as the 70th President of the Malta Chamber on Friday. The electoral process kicked off after the Annual General Meeting held on 25 March.In a statement the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry said that Xuereb served as the Deputy President of the Malta Chamber since 2017 as well as in various other position within the structures of the Chamber.During his address, Xuereb told the Council that he was honoured to be elected and promised his commitment to work closely both with the Council and the members of the Chamber.In his speech he said that his main priorities for the next two years include the implementation of a regeneration strategy that will be targeting the future priorities of the Chamber.Xuereb graduated from the faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Malta in 1991. He is the Chief Executive of QPM Ltd. While is technical experience varies widely he currently focuses on sustainable development and resource management. Xuereb is also a member of the Climate Change Board.WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

President Vella affirmed his stand prolife – Apostolic Nuncio

first_img SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> President George Vella receives a courtesy call from the Apostolic Nunzio Alessandro D’ Errico-The Palace, Valletta-8-4-2019President George Vella receives a courtesy call from the Apostolic Nunzio Alessandro D’ Errico-The Palace, Valletta-8-4-2019 In an exclusive interview with Newsbook.com.mt, the Apostolic Nuncio to Malta Mgr Alessandro D’Errico said that President George Vella affirmed his pro-life position in support of the teachings of the Catholic Church. Mgr D’Errico said this after his first official visit to the President of Malta.Mgr D’Errico said that he had requested an audience with the new President as soon as Dr Vella had been nominated. The Nuncio said that he knew the President very well and wished to be one of the first to wish him well. The Nuncio passed on to President Vella the Holy Father’s congratulations for his appointment.The nuncio said that the two discussed matters which interested both parties, both from the aspect of Church-State relations in Malta as well as aspects of international policy and politics. Under the latter category, the Nuncio underlined the plight of Libya as well as the relations between Malta and the EU.Church-State relations are very goodOn the aspect of Church-State relations, the nuncio said that both were in agreement that the bilateral relations were generally very good, with, occasionally, some aspects or details which would need clarification. The Nuncio reported to the President what he perceived to be the sincere satisfaction which the Maltese Episcopal Conference felt at his nomination, remarking that the Prime Minister’s choice had been an intelligent one since this choice also promoted unity.On the issue of Libya, a country which the Nuncio said President Vella Knows well, the discussion centred on the welfare of the Maltese Bishops in Libya. The President expressed his concern for their welfare as well as the hope of a peaceful resolution to the bloody conflict.Pope Francis is aware of Malta’s limitations regarding migrationMgr D’Errico raised the issue of illegal migrants, re-iterating the position taken in the New Year’s Greetings. He said that the Pope’s position on migration was not ‘buonista’ (good at all costs) but one where he invites all governments to be open to solidarity and hospitality as well as integration of the migrants. He said that one must also be realistic in terms of capabilities of small countries such as Malta when compared to larger countries such as Italy and Spain.Another topic discussed was inter-faith dialogue, a theme which the Nuncio said that the President had also discussed with Archbishop Scicluna and which was also close to the President’s heart. The Nuncio said that this too was coherent with the message of unity which the President had underlined several times in his speech.WhatsApplast_img read more

MOAS delivers relief supplies to Alan Kurdi

first_imgMOASMOAS The humanitarian organisation the Migrant Offshore Aid Station, has supplied much needed relief supplies to the crew and rescued migrants aboard the ‘Alan Kurdi’ rescue vessel.MOAS had chartered a vessel which on Tuesday afternoon, took supplies like warm blankets and clothing to the migrants on board. MOAS’ Director, Regina Catrambone has promised more aid and the hope that the situation will be resolved quickly.The move comes three weeks after the Alan Kurdi rescue vessel operated by the German NGO Sea Eye, saved 64 men, women and children in the Central Mediterranean.Since that time, the 17 crew and their rescued passengers have been unable to find a safe port to disembark in Italy , with the vessel now situated off of the Maltese coast.Read more:Woman medically evacuated to Malta from rescue vesselItaly’s attempt to separate families was a breach of human rights – Sea EyeEC calls on Member States to find a solution for Alan KurdiThe European Commission is still negotiating with member states over the next steps for those on board, with no known breakthrough as of yet.Gorden Isler, Chairman of Sea Eye .e.V. expressed his gratitude to MOAS saying, ‘We are really grateful to our friends at MOAS. It is more than a sign of solidarity. It is exactly what we Europeans want. Real Solidarity and determined humanitarian action.’WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Using Google Hangout can help grow your business

first_imgAdvertisement When you think of hanging out, you imagine relaxing in a certain location with a group of friends just catching up. However on Google+, Hangout is a video-conference that allows you to connect with people in different locations. This is a feature that has the potential to change the way businesses communicate.With the rapid growth of social media, interpersonal communication has declined greatly, however, Google Hangouts a group video application allows up to 10 people to have a face-to-face virtual meeting free of charge may be able to reverse that trend.With the ability to see and engage with dozens of people, Google Hangouts on air also allows  you to broadcast your Hangouts to people around the world. Once you’ve finished your Hangout, Google uploads a full-length recording to your YouTube account, which can then be shared with everyone. Ideal bandwidth for the best experience, outbound from the participant: 900kbps Inbound to the participant: 1.2mbps this tool can revolutionise communication in and among businesses. – Advertisement – For instance, rather than driving across town or walking across the office, Google Hangout can enable one to have a conversation in person with someone from your own desk. Where an email isn’t enough, a phone call can be a quick solution. However, a call can interrupt your workflow, and a missed call may go unnoticed. With Google hangout, you can start the conversation, while continuing to working.The integration of Hangouts and Google Docs a web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, form, and data storage that allows users to create and edit documents online makes it easy for people to share documents, edit them simultaneously and sketch ideas while running a video group chat. It’s very easy and convenient to watch two people editing the same document in real time while talking and seeing each other.Two heads are better than one, but sometimes even that’s not enough, one can add as many people as you want mid-conversation, and see them all face-to-face, be able host an all-company meeting from across the country and be assured that everyone is there and involved.President Barack Obama recently held a Hangout session on the White House Google Plus page, more than 225,000 people submitted questions and anyone could tune in to hear his responses Live.Convenience and reach is very crucial when trying to pass on useful information to people, like Njoku Emeka a teaching Assistant at the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Center who lectures and shares his class presentations to his class via Hangouts on Air, engaging more that 180 students on his Google + page.Bernard Alve the General Manager of CitiFM, Accra states that “The Google+ hangouts have opened a refreshing chapter in the CITI Breakfast Show in terms of scope and audience experience.”The English-speaking radio station in Accra carries out live interactive video sessions on Google Hangouts that allow listeners not only to see for themselves what happens live in the studio, but also engage with the host and guests in real time on air. “ It’s amazing how much the listener experience can change with the help of a little bandwidth and the ingenuity of an interactive platform,” he adds.Promotions and giveaways can be a great way to get potential customers involved. Do a live giveaway among your customers or clients. Rather than having someone “like” your page to earn entry into a drawing, get them to show up to a hangout.Nothing says customer service like face-to-face communication. Rather than having customers or clients call in, give them a link to a live hangout with a customer service representative.Check in with your clients from time to time. Ad agencies can “hang out” with a client to show the progress on the latest project. Rather than taking time to go meet the client to check in, you can show them your work instantly using Google Docs.After a hangout, your stream shows everyone who was present, so that you know exactly who was there and who wasn’t. This makes it easy to follow up with customers or clients who were involved in the conversation, or new people you met in the hangout. Creating and maintaining relationships is what Google+ is all about, after all.last_img read more