Month: July 2019

Tom Watson is set to announce that he will vote fo

first_imgTom Watson is set to announce that he will vote for Theresa May’s Brexit deal as long as she agrees to hold another referendum.In a keynote speech at the Put It To The People march on Saturday, the deputy Labour leader will say: “I have an explicit message for Theresa May: I will vote for your deal or a revised deal you can agree with my party.“I will help you get it over the line to prevent a disastrous no deal exit. But I can only vote for your deal – or any deal – if you let the people have a vote on it too.”The proposed solution to the Brexit crisis being endorsed by Watson tomorrow has been put forward by Labour backbenchers Peter Kyle and Phil Wilson.They will likely lay down an amendment to that effect at the next meaningful vote, though there is some confusion as to whether Labour MPs would – if Kyle/Wilson passed – then be whipped to vote for the amended motion or to abstain.Allowing May’s deal to pass on the condition that it is put to a ‘confirmatory ballot’ is seen by many activists as the only surefire way to avoid ‘no deal’ while keeping open the possibility of not leaving the EU at all.London mayor Sadiq Khan will also feature as one of the key speakers at the march from Park Lane to Parliament Square on Saturday afternoon.Watson is expected to tell protestors: “Millions of people voted for Brexit and many more millions of people – their jobs, their livelihoods and their public services – are going to be directly affected by this crisis. I know lots of them because I represent them in parliament and I am determined to do the right thing by them now.“Everyone in this country has been let down by this Brexit process; people who voted to leave, people who voted to stay, people who didn’t vote or were too young to vote.”On how to break the Brexit deadlock, the MP for West Bromwich will say: “Now, at the 11th hour and the 59th minute, parliament has now got to get this right for everyone.“First, we need to stop the PM forcing this deeply unpopular broken Brexit deal on us. After years of incompetence and broken promises, it’s plainly obvious that whatever she tries to foist on us will not meet the promises made for Brexit, will include costs we never knew about in 2016, and still won’t settle the issue for years to come.“Brexit is currently stuck in the pipework of parliament, with MPs split, completely unable to agree or find a way forward. The current impasse is not working for people who voted to leave or people who voted to stay. I really don’t think parliament will be able to resolve this.“That’s why I’ve come to the reluctant view that the only way to resolve this and have legitimacy in the eyes of the public is for the people themselves to sign it off. It can only bring closure if we’re all involved in making the decision. It can only begin to bring the country back together again if we all have a final say – and then live with the result.“So, I have an explicit message for Theresa May: I will vote for your deal or a revised deal you can agree with my party. I will help you get it over the line to prevent a disastrous no deal exit. But I can only vote for your deal – or any deal – if you let the people have a vote on it too.“That’s why I’m proud to be marching. I trust the people I represent. And only they can sort this mess out.”Tags:Tom Watson /People’s Vote /Put it to the people march /last_img read more

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Immigration Agents Attempt Arrest at Mission District Community Center

first_imgAgents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement attempted to arrest two people suspected of being undocumented immigrants in the Mission District on Thursday morning, but left with no arrests made.“ICE agents arrived to our center at about 9:20 a.m. this morning,” said Mario Paz, the executive director of the Good Samaritan Family Resource Center at 1294 Potrero Ave. The center sits next to 20 units of housing at 1290 Potrero Ave., and Paz said the immigration agents were looking for two people there. “An agent entered our center with two papers in hand and asked if two individuals lived here,” he said. “Our staff responded that this is not a residency, that this is a community center.”The agents then said thank you and stepped outside, going to the apartment complex next door, he said. The property manager was not in, Paz said, and a group of five agents waited for 10 minutes outside the complex before leaving. 0% Paz said it was no coincidence that the visit occurred the day after President Donald Trump threatened to cut federal funding for sanctuary cities like San Francisco. He said the visit was “sending out a message” to the city.This is the kind of story that local news can produce because of your support. Become a Mission Local member today.“Obviously this sort of rattled us, it rattled some of our staff,” he said. “For me this is not necessarily a coincidence that this happened the day after the president’s announcement.”It is unclear what prompted the attempted raid. Immigration officials routinely carry out arrests nationwide. Paz said this was the first attempted raid at the center in the 10 years he has been director.An ICE spokesperson confirmed that immigration agents went to a building on Potrero Avenue to “locate a convicted sex offender who was being sought for deportation.” The agents went to the “target’s last known address,” the spokesperson said, and “did not encounter the arrest target.” The agents then left without detaining anyone. A search for sex offenders using the state’s Megan’s Law database shows no one listed at 1290 Potrero Ave.The apartment complex was co-developed by the Mission Housing Development Corporation and Good Samaritan, but the community center has a different entrance than the residential building. The housing units are managed by Caritas Corporation, a subsidiary of Mission Housing.Sam Moss, the executive director of Mission Housing, said he was still reviewing video of the incident and could not yet comment, but said he immediately reached out to Supervisor Hillary Ronen when he heard of the action. Mission Housing has been developing a “rapid response” to possible immigration raids on the hundreds of affordable housing units it manages city-wide, he added, including informing tenants of their rights if approached by immigration agents. Moss thought he had more time before a raid occurred, however.“This happened in San Francisco quicker than I expected,” he said. “That just means we need to ramp up our efforts.” center_img Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

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A huge Saintly welcome to our sponsors for Friday

first_imgA huge Saintly welcome to our sponsors for Friday’s First Utility Super League tie with Wigan Warriors.MATCH SPONSOR – Pier Fun CasinosPier Fun Casinos are proudly tonight’s Match Sponsors again to continue their partnership with the Saints.They are one of the UK’s leading providers of interactive entertainment, offering your guests a chance to sample the ultimate thrill of the Las Vegas Casino experience. Their games make fantastic wedding entertainment, but are also perfect for corporate events, charity fundraisers, marketing promotions and private parties.Their casino games include Roulette, Black Jack, Stud Poker, Texas Hold’em, Chuck-a-Luck, American Craps and Wheel of Fortune, all professionally managed by their friendly croupiers. Whatever your partying needs, Pier Fun Casinos can help.Contact them on 0800 1934 007 or visit their website www.pierfuncasinos.co.ukMATCHBALL SPONSOR – Cara BrickworkCara Brickwork has focused its development on the industry’s need for quality Brickwork, Blockwork and Stonework carried out in a safe and proficient manner.The company has established a firm reputation as one of the leading Brickwork Contractors for the North West and Yorkshire regions, completing numerous projects for multinational blue chip organisations.Cara Brickwork utilises its extensive experience to enable a full in-house detail check is available prior to project commencement. Through the continued use of safe working practices and with a highly skilled workforce of competent tradesmen, the Company provides the highest quality workmanship.Cara is a specialist contractor utiliwing the following materials: Brick, Block, Natural and Reconstituted Stone. These materials along with our highly skilled tradesmen and the use of safe working practices guarantee workmanship of the highest quality, constantly and consistently.Visit their website at www.caragroup.co.uk/brickwork PROGRAMME SPONSOR – Pinehirst EducationPinehirst Education are sponsoring the Saints this week for the second time this season and also advertise with us in the corner of the South West stand.Pinehirst are a not for profit organisation who work with offenders, homeless vulnerable adults and disadvantaged young people, enabling them to resettle back into the community and make a positive contribution.By ensuring they have the right support and motivation during difficult periods, Pinehirst Education firmly believe people can move their lives forward, make different choices and turn their backs on crime, rough sleeping, homelessness & anti-social behavior.Aside from this they offer a wide range of training and courses to give young adults aged 16-18 the chance to gain valuable experience and gain new skills.Contact Kerry on 0151 345 4567 they are also on Facebook – Pinehirst Education and Training.COPORATE SPONSOR – Container CabinsContainer Cabins are proud to be sponsoring the Saints for the first time.Container Cabins are a locally based company on Junction Lane in St Helens that offer high quality new and used shipping containers, portable cabins, portable offices, portable buildings and storage containers for sale and hire, available in several options to meet the specific requirements of their customers.Their aim is to create high levels of customer satisfaction by providing their customers with the lowest cost mobile and on-site storage solutions available. All of their used portable cabins and portable offices are cleaned and tested by fully qualified personal.Used shipping containers are often used as an excellent source of low-cost shipping and storage solutions. They offer the benefits of a dry, sea worthy shipping compartment with the added bonus of being easily transported for on-site storage. Shipping containers are great for building contractors, home owners and virtually any business with an overcrowded facility.To find out more about their wide range, visit their website at www.containercabins.co.uk or visit 1 Junction Lane, St Helens. Merseyside, WA9 3JN. Tel: 07816 661761.THIS WEEK’S FEATURED PLAYER SPONSORS – 3D Electrical Supplies3D Electrical Supplies are a local, independent Electrical Wholesalers based in St Helens. They are run by friendly, experienced and highly motivated staff who have more than 40 years combined wholesaling experience.They sponsor Adam Swift.3D carry a comprehensive range of electrical equipment in stock and can be ordered through their extensive supply network.Their customer base includes the following sectors: electrical contractors & engineers, industrial companies, facilities management, local authorities, utilities, heating & ventilation, construction, air conditioning, panel builders, food industries, hotels/leisure, retail, security and fire prevention.3D Electrical pride themselves on their service and value each and every customer, regardless of company size.Call in to speak to one of their friendly experienced staff with all your electrical enquiries at 3D Electrical Supplies, Unit 5 Park Court , Sullivans Way, Sherdley Business Park, St Helens, WA9 5GZ or visit www.3delctricalsupplies.co.uk for more information.last_img read more

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Trinitys most recent victory came in August 2012

first_imgTrinity’s most recent victory came in August 2012 when they edged a tight contest 33-32.Super League Summary:Wakefield won 8 St Helens won 35Highs and Lows:Wakefield highest score: 41-22 (H, 2004) (also widest margin) St Helens highest score: 64-16 (H, 2005) (Widest margin: 60-4, H, 2005)Head to Head Season Stats:SaintsWakefield Trinity Tries4731Goals4628Metres13,72210,902Breaks6358Tackles3,4343,070Penalties6975Betfred Super League Leading Scorers:Tries: 1 Fetuli Talanoa (Hull FC) 11 2 = Ben Barba (St Helens), Mark Percival (St Helens) 10 4 Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 9 5 Ash Handley (Leeds Rhinos) 8 6 = Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos), Joe Burgess (Wigan Warriors) 7Goals: 1 Danny Richardson (St Helens) 46 2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 39 3 Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors) 33 4 Ryan Shaw (Hull Kingston Rovers) 28 5 = Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants), Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) 21 7 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 20 8 Bryson Goodwin (Warrington Wolves) 19 9 = Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity), Tom Gilmore (Widnes Vikings) 17Goals Percentage: 1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 86.95 (20/23) 2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 86.66 (39/45) 3 Ryan Shaw (Hull Kingston Rovers) 84.84 (28/33) 4 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 84.00 (21/25) 5 Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves) 83.33 (15/18) 6 Tom Gilmore (Widnes Vikings) 80.95 (17/21) 7 Danny Richardson (St Helens) 80.70 (46/57) 8 Lucas Albert (Catalans Dragons) 80.00 (12/15) 9 Robert Lui (Salford Red Devils) 78.94 (15/19) 10 Krisnan Inu (Widnes Vikings) 75.00 (9/12)Points: 1 Danny Richardson (St Helens) 98 2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 84 3 Ryan Shaw (Hull Kingston Rovers) 80 4 Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors) 78 5 Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) 70 6 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 47 7 = Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants), Bryson Goodwin (Warrington Wolves), Robert Lui (Salford Red Devils) 46 10 Fetuli Talanoa (Hull FC) 44last_img read more

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He scored one and laid on several others as Justin

first_imgHe scored one and laid on several others as Justin Holbrook’s men stretched their advantage at the top of the Betfred Super League.Ryan Morgan and Theo Fages both scored braces in the victory whilst Ben Barba pulled off another length of the field masterpiece.But this was a 1 to 17 effort, with big displays from the pack too.Saints led 22-4 after dominating the first half.They scored on their first set through Kyle Amor and then took control after Mike McMeeken replied.A sensational length of the field move had already seen Regan Grace halted in the far corner before Barba repeated his feat of the last meeting between the two sides.Adam Swift knocked back a high ball, Barba picked it up and went the distance.To be fair, this one was a little more spectacular than his Cup effort – the full back scooting around several defenders on his way to his 20th of the season.Cas had one chalked off for a knock-on on 22 minutes before both Adam Swift and Dom Peyroux went close as Saints pressed.It was a warning the Tigers didn’t heed though as once they’d given a penalty away for stepping off the mark, a lovely move saw Lomax ghost through.And it got better as moments later Dom Peyroux stretched the advantage following a sweet pass from Lomax.Saints were in command but it took an important tackle from Mark Percival on Greg Minikin to keep the line intact as the half came to a close.Saints led by 18 at half time and within a couple of minutes of the second it was a 22 point game; Ryan Morgan continuing his rich try-scoring form as he exchanged passes with Adam Swift.The centre then poached his second following a mazy run from Jonny Lomax – Theo Fages adding another from Regan Grace’s pass.Cas hit back with three quick tries from Jy Hitchcox, Jake Trueman and Oliver Holmes but the flow was stemmed by another Lomax inspired try.This time he dipped through the defence to send Fages in for his second – and the away fans home happy.Match Summary:Tigers: Tries: McMeeken, Hitchcox, Trueman, Holmes, Goals: Ellis (1 from 4)Saints: Tries: Amor, Barba, Lomax, Peyroux, Morgan (2), Fages (2) Goals: Richardson (4 from 8)Penalties Awarded: Tigers: 5 Saints: 5HT: 4-22 FT: 18-40REF: C KendallATT: 6,969Teams:Tigers: 4. Michael Shenton; 2. Greg Minikin, 17. Alex Foster, 1. Ben Roberts, 24. Jy Hitchcox; 6. Jamie Ellis, 21. Jake Trueman; 32. Liam Watts, 9. Paul McShane, 15. Jesse Sene-Lefao, 11. Oliver Holmes, 12. Mike McMeeken, 13. Adam Milner. Subs: 8. Junior Moors, 10. Grant Millington, 14. Nathan Massey, 18. Matt Cook.Saints: 23. Ben Barba; 5. Adam Swift, 3. Ryan Morgan, 4. Mark Percival, 19. Regan Grace; 1. Jonny Lomax, 18. Danny Richardson; 10. Kyle Amor, 9. James Roby, 16. Luke Thompson, 17. Dom Peyroux, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Jon Wilkin. Subs: 6. Theo Fages, 14. Luke Douglas 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 15. Morgan Knowles.last_img read more

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Powerball prize means a dream boat for Brunswick County man

first_imgAndrew Ackerman of Oak Island (Photo: NC Education Lottery) OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — For Andrew Ackerman of Oak Island, a $200,000 Powerball win means he can get his dream boat.“I’m going to get a 20-foot Carolina Skiff,” Ackerman described. “I’m going to go fishing every day.”- Advertisement – Ackerman beat odds of one in 913,129 to win the prize in Wednesday’s drawing.He got the $3 Power Play ticket at the Olde Brunswick Store on East Oak Island Drive on Oak Island. He used a combination of family birthdays to pick his numbers.“I used my birthday, my wife, and my two children’s birthdays,” Ackerman said. “I used the No. 4 as the Powerball since there are four of us.”Related Article: No Mega Millions winner, jackpot climbs to $1.6 billionAckerman didn’t check his numbers until Friday. “I didn’t think I was actually going to win anything,” He said. “So I forgot about it. When it came up on my phone that I won $200,000 I didn’t believe it. I ran back down to the store to have them check and sure enough I was reading it right.”Ackerman claimed the prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal withholdings, he took home $139,002.The ticket matched the numbers on the four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000. Because he added the Power Play feature, the prize quadrupled to $200,000 when the 4X multiplier was drawn. His ticket was one of six in North Carolina to win a $200,000 prize in last Wednesday’s drawing.Ticket sales from draw games like Powerball make it possible for the lottery to raise more than half a billion dollars a year for the state. For details on how lottery funds have made a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “For Education” section of the lottery’s website.last_img read more

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Downtown Wilmington music venue closing indefinitely

first_img According to a statement on The Blue Eyed Muse Facebook page, a site inspection was performed on Saturday. That’s when they became aware of a number of serious structural and safety code violations.Owners are still investigating the details and ramifications of the situation but at this point, they ‘do not anticipate being able to resume business’ but will let everyone know if things change.Related Article: Beautiful weather attracts thousands to Cape Fear for holiday weekendAll tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. If you bought tickets online, you will see a refund within five to seven business days.The Blue Eyed Muse is one of downtown Wilmington’s largest music venues and went through a renovation last summer. Before it became the Throne Theater, it opened in 2013 as Ziggy’s by the Sea. (Photo: Facebook) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Structural issues have caused the owner of The Blue Eyed Muse to immediately close.Dr. Damian Brezinski, who bought the Throne Theater and renamed it, says he can’t in good conscience put another show in the building. He hopes to have the matter resolved as quickly as possible, but for now, the venue is closed indefinitely.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Autumn with Topsail to go on despite concerns from hurricane

first_img For the 30th year in a row, art and beach music lovers will gather in Topsail Beach at the Autumn With Topsail Festival. The festival will feature arts and crafts from a variety of categories. Good food and live music will be featured, but the focus is on the art, according to Rick Stidley, Chairman of the AWT festival.The activities that occurred inside the Assembly Building will not take place this year, due to storm damage. The committee had to make some adjustments to the schedule.Autumn With Topsail takes place, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 20 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 21 on the grounds of the Historic Assembly Building, 720 Channel Boulevard, Topsail Beach.Related Article: Crews cutting power on Surf City swing bridge, preparing to dismantleProceeds from the festival go to the Historical Society of Topsail Island, a volunteer non-profit organization which owns and operates the Assembly Building and Missiles and More Museum.Admission is $5 for adults, or $8 for an adult two-day pass. Children age 12 and under and active-duty military with an ID are free. Autumn with Topsail (Photo: Rick Stidley) TOPSAIL ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — One of the last big events of the year for Topsail Island businesses will go on despite concerns after Hurricane Florence.“Hurricane Florence was no match for the volunteers from the Historical Society of Topsail Island,” Pender County Tourism Director Tammy Proctor said.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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10th annual Bark in the Park attracts fourlegged furry friends

first_imgLELAND, NC (WWAY) — The Town of Leland showed love to our four-legged friends Saturday at the 10th annual Bark in the Park.This dog-centric event offers dog related resources to local residents. From free rabies shots to specialty treats, Bark in the Park is the perfect place for pet owners.- Advertisement – Residents looking to adopt also had the chance to leave with a new family member. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office brought a few friends in search of a new home.“[Pet owners] in most cases treat [dogs] almost like they’re their children,” said Wyatt Richardson, the Town of Leland’s Operation Service Director. “It’s a great event because it’s tailored toward something folks really enjoy. Everybody loves their dog.”Richardson says Capeside Animal Hospital and Furever Friends Animal Rescue helped administer the rabies vaccinations. He says these free shots draws many dog owners to the event each year.last_img read more

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What happens if the Brexit deal fails for a third time More

first_img SharePrint REUTERS/Toby MelvilleREUTERS/Toby Melville It’s been less than 24 hours since European leaders agreed to offer the United Kingdom an Article 50 extension to May 22nd on the condition that MPs support the withdrawal deal next Monday.Now it appears that there are fears over what could happen if the Brexit deal fails a third time. Discussions yesterday revealed that in the event of the deal being dropped once more, this would trigger a shorter delay until April 12th.Updated: UK to get delay until 22 May if MPs support deal next MondayYesterday’s olive branch aside, the Prime Minister is understood to be considering a series of seven ‘indicative votes’ which offer MPs the chance to vote on the next course of the process. This will include a variety of options from cancelling Brexit to crashing out with No-Deal, and everything in between.Government has not officially committed itself to the indicative votes but they could also be forced through via endorsement from MPs across the ParliamentWhile the details of what the options will include remain vague at this time, they would not replace the vote on the PM’s dealRevoke Article 50By delving into the Article 50 legislation, it is entirely possible that the United Kingdom could revoke its request to leave the European Union without the say of the other European member states.According to the European Court of Justice, the UK would need to notify the EU of its, ‘unequivocal and unconditional’ decision to cancel Brexit and remain a member of the bloc.The European Court of Justice ruled last year that revoking the process would not change the terms of the UK’s former membership of the EU meaning it would not need to accept the Euro or join the Schengen zone.#ECJ: UK is free to unilaterally revoke the notification of its intention to withdraw from the EU – Case C-621/18 Wightman #Brexit pic.twitter.com/KUOI2eQ48C— EU Court of Justice (@EUCourtPress) December 10, 2018A second referendum  The details of what the second referendum would consist of remain unclear but there is a movement of both civil society and MPs within the United Kingdom which believe in offering the British a say on the final deal.The ‘People’s Vote’ as it is called, is campaigning for the British public to have the final say on the withdrawal deal which would decide on behalf of lawmakers.The Brexit withdrawal dealOnce again, details behind this option are also unclear but given recent voting down of the deal twice and the statements that the third deal will need to be ‘substantively different’ to the first and second attempts, a possible fourth try may also have to be a different beast.Updated: Brexit: PM says ‘UK in crisis’ with 10 days to BrexitThird Brexit deal vote would have to be ‘substantively different’ – HOC SpeakerWithdrawal deal with customs unionProposals for a customs union have been something that has largely been discussed by the official Opposition Labour Party over the last few months. This customs union would be with the EU and would form part of a departure deal that would maintain a connection with the bloc.The customs union would keep the UK within the free trade area with no tariffs on goods and services moving across it.This was outlined in the Labour Leaders’ five commitments which form their terms for supporting the Brexit deal, a ‘permanent and comprehensive UK-wide customs union.’In February, the Prime Minister officially told the Labour leader that she would rule out such a customs union believing that it would impact the UK’s ability to make its own trade deals.Withdrawal deal with customs union and Single Market accessBuilding on the above mentioned idea of keeping the UK within a close orbit of the European Union’s economic union, comes the added idea of maintaining access to the European Single Market.While the customs area would all good and services to pass freely, the Single Market is much broader in scope and would see the UK maintaining its commitments and access to the free movement of goods, services, capital and people.The idea has been touted of a ‘Norway Plus’ style membership option which would allow the UK to keep its connection and access but not allow it to have a say in changes to the union or market dynamics and the impacts for the UK. The Prime Minister rejected the idea saying that trading with the EU with no rights over how the trade would be conducted would only be a worse option for the UK than having its own independent trade agreements.According to the Institute for Government, such an agreement would go against the EU’s own approach to trade at it requires oversight and regulation to ensure that it is conducted fairly with the UK. They believe this to be ‘highly unlikely’.Standard Free-trade agreementThis concept refers to the Canada or Canada-Plus style of free trade agreement in which the UK would emulate the EU’s trade agreement with Canada, the Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Such an agreement could see the UK and the EU trying to negotiate efficient access to products and services through regulations that aim at reducing trade barriers.IFG argues that this would a radical change for the UK seeing as the Canadian system would not cater to around 80% of the UK’s existing economy. This would severely damage the UK economy, they suggest.No Deal Brexit Although MPs have already voted to not have a No-Deal Brexit, the Prime Minister has raised the possibility once more. Some wiffs in recent weeks suggested a more favourable opinion of No-Deal Brexit, it is unclear if MPs will actually vote in favour of it this time.National humiliationWhile the options are put together, Brexiteer MPs have been reacting angrily to them, suggesting that a ‘National humiliation is imminent through these ‘indicative votes,’, MP Steve Baker said.Another Conservative MP Michael Fabricant said, ‘If this is true, has Theresa May now decided to declare open war on ALL her backbenchers following her ill-advised statement last Wednesday night?’Nick Boles, a former Tory minister said that he believed that MPs of the Parliament should be put in charge of discussing and deciding on what the indicative votes should be.DUP says PM capitulated with EUIn an email statement to the Prime Minister from the Deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party Nigel Dodds, May is accused of capitulating with the EU rather than looking for changes which would allow the existing Brexit withdrawal agreement to get the support of the Parliament.‘The government has been far too willing to capitulate before securing the necessary changes which would get an agreement through the House of Commons … That failure is all the more disappointing and inexcusable given the clear divisions and arguments which became evident amongst EU member states when faced with outcomes they don’t like.’Dodds concludes by telling the PM that his party will again not approve of a deal that ‘poses a long-term risk to the constitutional and economic integrity of the United Kingdom.’UpdatesOver 3.5 million UK nationals have signed the petition requesting Parliament to discuss revoking Article 50 and keeping the UK in the EU.Tomorrow supporters of the movement ‘People’s Vote’ will participate in the ‘Put it the People’ March taking place in London tomorrow.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

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Three arrested following drug find in Żabbar

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 Three youths have been arrested by the Police Drug Squad on Friday in Triq Xgħajra, Ħaż-Żabbar, a statement by the police reads.Two men aged 23-years-old and 25-years-old, and a 23-year-old woman from Cospicua, were arrested after they were found in possession of 2.5kg of cannabis grass and €11,000 in cash.The police is investigating the case.A magisterial inquiry has been appointed in to the case.The 23-year-old is expected to be arraigned in court on Saturday.WhatsApplast_img read more

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Politano undergoes medical with Inter

first_imgInter Milan continued their spending spree after signing Matteo Politano on loan for £4.4 million until the end of the season. The Nerazzuri have taken up the option to make the move permanent for £17.7 million.Politano is a product of Roma’s academy and joined Sassuolo in 2015 after spells at both Perugia and Pescara. He got on the score sheet 11 times for the Serie A side last season and was handed his first senior Italy cap by Roberto Mancini.Inter are on the lookout for reinforcements as they prepare to return to the UEFA Champions League after a six-season absence.Brought to you by Hublot<a href=”http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a01a3708&amp;cb={random}” target=”_blank”><img src=”https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=34&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a01a3708&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}” border=”0″ alt=”” /></a> <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintcenter_img WhatsApplast_img read more

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Kenyan SIM card registration laws come into effect

first_imgAdvertisement The SIM card registration regulations come into effect today, a month after they were gazetted on January 11.  The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has asked the operators to submit their statistics on reconnected lines, new registrations and suspended lines to monitor compliance with the regulations.Under the Miscellaneous Amendment Act No 12 of 2012, mobile operators have to keep an accurate register of the people they provide access to. Those found not complying face a fine of up to KSh500,000 (approx US$5,700) for any breach of the law.Users of the unregistered SIM cards are not spared either as, according to the law, anyone found in contravention faces a fine of up to KSh300,000 (approx US$3,400) or a three year jail term. – Advertisement – Information and Communication ministry permanent secretary Dr Bitange Ndemo said the efforts are meant to ensure that a repeat of the 2007/08 post election violence that saw telecommunication gadgets play a major role is not repeated.“Mobile operators will bear the intermediary liability in that they become an accomplice by failure to register the SIM-cards. Any aggrieved person can sue the telecommunication firms for any crimes committed using the unregistered SIM cards. It will be upon the mobile operators to reveal the identity of the person,” said Ndemo in an interview with Business Daily.Critics observe the operators have every reason to avoid finding themselves pinned against the wall for crimes perpetrated by their subscribers given the number of increased kidnappings and hate speech using mobile phone devices.As to the level of compliance, Kenyans have to wait and see whether the CCK will have the power to implement some of these threats against major companies largely considered to be more powerful than the regulator.Source: HumanIPOlast_img read more

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Facebook Messenger and Instagram Apps Hit Windows 10

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Inc. on Thursday 28th April, 2016 rolled out applications tailored to Microsoft’s latest operating system; “Windows 10” for the social network as well as its Messenger and Instagram services.Product Manager, David Fields, said; “There are many people using Facebook, Messenger and Instagram on Windows, so today we’re excited to roll out Windows 10 apps for Facebook and Messenger on desktop and Instagram on mobile.”“These new apps will load quickly and easily within Windows and have the most up-to-date features.” he added. – Advertisement – Gadgets 360 reports that, the free Facebook and Messenger programs for Windows 10 were hitting virtual shelves at the Windows desktop app store whereas Instagram running on smartphones powered by the Microsoft operating system hit the Windows Phone Store.Tuula Rytila, Corporate Vice President, Windows Marketing at Microsoft said; “We’re thrilled to have this collection of apps available from Facebook for Windows 10 users.”Microsoft has been working to adapt to lifestyles that have shifted away from the kinds of packaged software on which its empire was built to relying on smartphones or tablets to access computing services or data hosted in the Internet cloud.[Gadgets 360]last_img read more

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Nokia and China Telecom Enhance 4G Coverage in China

first_imgImage Credit: androidagent Advertisement Nokia and China Telecom on Friday signed an agreement to expand the deployment of 4G technology in 19 provinces in China, allowing China Telecom to enhance coverage and capacity as well as the quality of experience for subscribers, while paving the way toward the introduction of 5G technology.By expanding the radio access network, China Telecom will meet growing subscriber demand with ubiquitous 4G coverage and faster access to the Internet and online content, as well as improve access in urban and suburban areas. The agreement with Nokia will also lay the foundation for China Telecom’s intended launch of Voice over LTE services in 2017.China Telecom’s subscriber and traffic growth has been growing rapidly, at the end of June the operator had nearly 207 million mobile subscribers, with 90 million users of 4G devices, an increase of more than 31 million during the first six months of 2016.[related-posts] – Advertisement – Last year the company saw 4G traffic increase by more than six times, and it is predicted to account for more than 90 percent of mobile data traffic on the network by 2017.In a statement, Mike Wang, Head of Nokia Networks China commented that, The agreement with China Telecom builds on their long history of collaboration. “Our deep-rooted knowledge of the Chinese market will enable China Telecom to meet the demands of an ever-growing and dynamic 4G subscriber base,” Mike says.last_img read more

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Samsung Bixby Voice Now Available to Galaxy S8 Handsets in SA Kenya

first_imgPhoto Credit: CNET Advertisement User of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and other African countries can now enable and use the voice component of Samsung’s native AI, Bixby and enjoy its full functionalities.Although Samsung had unveiled its AI as far back as May 2017, it was however only a week after the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ that Samsung broke the hearts of many when it announced that the Bixby Voice will be delayed and launched as an update later.It was reported that the reason for the delayed was due in part to the fact that the Samsung Bixby Voice wasn’t ready – it failed to take voice commands. Though annoying, but it was a pretty smart move. No one wants a deaf and air-headed A.I. – Advertisement – There a new “quick command” feature which allows users create custom voice command to replace certain phone comments. For example, you can use utter the phrase “Good morning” to either snooze or turn off your alarm. Also, the “Good night” phrase can be used to “activate the Do-not-disturb mode” or activate an alarm for a set time.The Samsung Bixby is not a stand-alone app, rather, a software integration that can do a lot things on your device upon activation. The Bixby A.I can identify objects, carry out product search, manage your calendar, launch your favourite app, search for files, identify places, translate text, detect similar images, scan QR codes, and read bar code.Asides the Samsung Bixby Voice, other Bixby features and components include Home, Reminders and Camera – and these were ready when the Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched.A quick press of the dedicated Bixby button right below the volume adjusters and subsequently speaking a command afterwards activates the Bixby. Alternatively, the wake word “Bixby” also activates the A.I.Presently, Bixby supports only two languages: the US English and South Korean. And while the AI has been fine tuned and perfected to give accurate responses to questions and commands like “What’s the weather like in Kenya?”, “What is the current time in Ghana?” or set you an alarm for 5:00AM the next day, do not expect it to correctly tell you how old your daughter is.[related-posts]source: Tech Moranlast_img read more

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Liquid Telecom to Implement South Sudans First Fiber Broadband Network

first_imgLiquid Telecom to implement and operate South Sudan’s first fiber broadband network, connecting the country to the “One Africa” broadband network. Representatives from South Sudan and Liquid Telecom pose for a group photo after the briefing. Courtesy Photo. Advertisement Liquid Telecom yesterday announced it will implement and operate South Sudan’s first fiber broadband network. This connecting the country to the “One Africa” broadband network — which is approaching 70,000km across 13 African countries (Uganda inclusive) and to the rest of the world.H.E Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of South Sudan recognized the breakthrough foreign direct investment.“The implementation of this critical fiber infrastructure is a landmark step in the delivery of affordable communications access to the people of South Sudan, the business community, government, and civil society,” Salva said. – Advertisement – The Pres. further said connecting the country to the global internet, is an important infrastructure development that will help improve social mobility, enable economic diversification and drive inclusive private sector-led growth and productive employment.In his remarks, Mr. Strive Masiyiwa, Executive Chairman at Liquid Telecom said, the company is immensely proud to bring fiber connectivity to South Sudan for the first time.“This modern ICT infrastructure will help address the most pressing challenges within South Sudan, including the urgent need for peace and state building, job creation and improved livelihoods,” he said.He further said that, connecting South Sudan to the ‘One Africa‘ broadband network will also champion pan-Africa trade and help build Africa’s digital future.Liquid Telecom looks before end of 2019 — making reliable and affordable internet connectivity available for nearly 13 million citizens of South Sudan, as well as businesses, government MDAs, and non-government institutions.Masiyiwa said the 13 million South Sudan citizens will be connected to 300 million people across the East African Community.The first phase of the agreement signed between the Government of South Sudan’s National Communication Authority and Liquid Telecom will include a 300km fiber backbone operating from the border of Uganda, through South Sudan, to Juba. Multiple metro clusters will also support the capital city.last_img read more

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Two teams Two moods

first_imgBenfica v ChelseaEuropa League FinalTIME: 7.45pm TV: ITVWe’ve no domestic interest in the Champions League Final despite it being played on home soil at Wembley.Tonight, Chelsea go into tonight’s Europa League Final as warm favourites to lift the trophy with Star Sports but are without John Terry and Eden Hazard who have travelled over to Amsterdam but will miss the match through injury.The teams have clashed only twice before, in the Champions League last year, and Chelsea edged victory both times.04 Apr 2012 Champions League, Chelsea 2 – 1 Benfica27 Mar 2012 Champions League, Benfica 0 – 1 ChelseaBoth teams arrive in vastly different moods.Chelsea secured a Champions League spot with a 2-1 success at Aston Villa on Saturday after they were 1-0 down at half-time. That leaves them with a Champions League spot and for all the hostility shown to Rafa Benitez he hasn’t excactly done badly with third in the Premier League and tonight’s chance of silverware still to come.Benfica, on the other hand, had a disastrous day on Saturday when they were knocked off top spot in the Portuguese League for the first time in over months after a last gasp Porto goal.That’s one hell of a defeat to bounce back from in a short space of time and Chelsea would appear the obvious play here – we’ll got for the win in 90 minutes at around 13/8.We were right with the overs last night at the Emirates but wrong with the HT/FT. Always a sickening blow when a team wins 4-1 but didn’t lead at halftime.STAR FORECAST(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)5 points CHELSEA to beat Benfica in 90 mins(-2 Tuesday)Agree OR disagree? Call Star Sports on 08000 521 321 to place your bet.Looking after the pennies………. and the pounds will look after themselves.It’s all about getting good value whether you’re betting or shopping for tea bags.High street retailer Poundland is no longer living up to its name as it has CUT its prices to 97p in some stores in a bid to undercut rivals charging 99p.Jim McCarthy, chief executive of the low-cost retailer, told Retail Week that the move was part of the company’s “competitor response” strategy, which also includes promotional vouchers.“It is those early weeks [when a rival opens] that are very important and if you can pop the balloon early we find that doing that rather than nothing at all is helpful,” Mr McCarthy said.“And it sends the message that we’re not a soft touch. It’s a bit like when a supermarket has a competitor opening nearby. They have hosts of tactics to dampen the impact.”Will a penny really make that much difference to them? We’ll see, meanwhile I’m off to spend a penny. Too much tea you see.last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Wednesday

first_imgWelcome to Starters Orders. Our new daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Wednesday 30 October1.30 NottinghamBishop Of Ruscombe 7/4 > 6/43.15 CarlisleKnockraheen 8/1 > 7/15.10 KemptonHoney Meadow 25/1 > 16/1last_img

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STARTERS ORDERS Saturday

first_imgWhat’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321 [dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Saturday 1 AugustRACING1.45 DoncasterTaurean Star 13/2 > 9/22.00 GoodwoodThe Hooded Claw 20/1 > 14/13.10 GoodwoodLady Of Dubai 13/2 > 5/14.00 NewmarketThem And Us 11/2 > 7/24.45 ThirskErik The Red 2/1 > 11/10(All prices subject to fluctuation)last_img

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