188 Momentum activists have written to the organis

first_img188 Momentum activists have written to the organisation’s highest body calling on its top figures to join the ‘Put it to the People’ march for another EU referendum tomorrow.“There is a good chance it will be the largest demonstration in recent British history,” the letter reads. “Momentum and Labour must mobilise against this rotten, failing government in any way they can.”Signatories point out that 41% of Momentum members said they wanted a ‘people’s vote’ on Brexit “in all circumstances” in the Corbynite group’s consultation last year. “Numbers would surely be even higher now,” they argue.The letter, signed by high-profile left-wingers including Paul Mason and TSSA’s Sam Tarry, was sent on Friday afternoon to Momentum chair Jon Lansman, national coordinator Laura Parker and the national coordinating group (NCG).On Saturday, a left bloc in the march – organised by anti-Brexit group Another Europe is Possible – will see Corbyn-supportive MPs Clive Lewis, Kate Osamor, Lloyd Russell-Moyle and Marsha de Cordova deliver speeches in favour of another public vote.Below is the full text of the letter to Momentum’s national coordinating group.Dear comrades,On Wednesday evening, Theresa May delivered one of the most disgraceful, authoritarian speeches from a British Prime Minister in recent history. May has plunged the country into a crisis situation and is now attempting blackmail, bully and steam-roll parliament into backing her disastrous deal. Even her own Tory MPs have called her statement “toxic” and “incendiary”. This right-wing Prime Minister and her failing government have long been at war with working people, implementing austerity and attacking trade unions. Now, quite simply, they are at war with parliament and the democratic values we hold dear.It is time for the labour movement to mobilise. May’s botched deal doesn’t command a majority in the House of Commons, and a no deal scenario must be avoided. That is why we need a general election to stop this mess and get Jeremy Corbyn into Number Ten, so we can have a socialist government that advances progressive policies for the many.In Momentum’s membership consultation on Brexit last year, 41% said they supported a public vote on Brexit in all circumstances, and a huge majority supported a public vote if other options were unable to be reached. Numbers would surely be even higher now. While we recognise there is diversity of opinion on this issue within Momentum, and while we appreciate the NCG has various considerations here, with just days to go until we potentially crash out of the EU, the options before us are clear and sharp.A public vote on Brexit, with the option to remain, is the only serious choice for the left when the other options are no deal or May’s deal. It is also now Labour policy to back a public vote through the Kyle-Wilson plan. Jeremy Corbyn has rightly kept open the possibility of revoking Article 50 to stop a crash-out no deal Brexit.The left in all its diversity – trade unionists, migrants’ rights activists, greens and more – will meet tomorrow as a left bloc on the Put it to the People demo in London (bit.ly/2EUU7ig). There is a good chance it will be the largest demonstration in recent British history. Momentum and Labour must mobilise against this rotten, failing government in any way they can. Be a part of this movement – join us.Alena Ivanova, Bethnal Green and BowNadia Whittome, RushcliffeHenry Meredith, Hitchin and HarpendenTrish Whittome, RushcliffeMary Kaldor, Brighton kemptownPete Duncan, WalthamstowGlyn Hambrook, StaffordshireMichael Chessum, StreathamRobert Harvey, Camborne RedruthAlexander McMahon, Alyn & DeesideJohn Palmer, Greenwich & WoolwichStuart Blyth, GlenrothesChristine Twine, Glasgow SouthTom Selwyn, Holborn & st PancrasJoan Twelves, VauxhallJacqueline Conway, Brent CentralMoira Stewart, StreathamDavid James, Birmingham erdingtonAna Oppenheim, Hornsey & Wood GreenJane Speller, Calder ValleyChris Jefferies, Bristol WestGary Fowles, West WorcestershireLuke Cooper, Islington South & FinsburyJohn Hatto, Richmond ParkTristram Wyatt, East OxfordSuzy Roston, Stoke NewingtonKila Millidine, Preseli/PembrokeshireGrahame Oakland, Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonPhil Pope, Bristol WestJordan Thornton, East Worthing and ShorehamNaomi Eilan, Warwick and LeamingtonSeema Syeda, StreathamRuth Milsom, Sheffield HallamDaniel Nichols, RomfordDaniel Round, Hornsey and Wood GreenCaroline Powls, Finchley and Golders GreenKristian Ravnkilde, BroxtoweIan Martin, ExeterPolly Wicks. Lewisham West and PengeZoe Williams, VauxhallJustin Williams, Islington NorthMartha Shearer, Bethnal Green and BowDora Polenta, RushcliffeMarian Skeen, KensingtonGeorge Grime, Dulwich and West NorwoodJohn Stuttle, VauxhallDave Levy, Lewisham DeptfordBruce Robinson, StockportEd Whitby, Newcastle upon Tyne EastJamie Green, VauxhallLiam McQuade, Bethnal Green and BowEmma Witney, Edinburgh SouthernMatthew Whaley, Basildon & BillericayKieran Miles, TootingBill Walther, Lewisham DeptfordDuncan Morrison, Lewisham DeptfordRichard Fitzgerald, WrekinHeidy Kempe-Bottcher, Manchester WithingtonSandy Paul, Poplar and LimehouseChris Bright, Camberwell & PeckhamMike Vessey, Chelsea & FulhamDammi Holbourne, SidcupSam Roberts, Harrogate & KnaresboroughPaul Mason, VauxhallPhilip Inglesant, VauxhallRichard Mills, Ynys MonNaomi Wynter-Vincent, Luton SouthMike Wilson, Mitcham and MordenKonnie Lloyd, BroxtoweRuben de Dios, Bethnal Green and BowNayra Bello, Hampstead and KilburnMike Hirst, Mid NorfolkIrene Brennan, West Kirby and ThurstatonBarbara Veale, Lewisham DeptfordRobert Brown, HorshamGavin Edwards, WalthamstowJanine Booth, Hackney South and ShoreditchAndrew Reeve, WinchesterEloise Harris, Bethnal Green and BowSteven Carver, Bethnal Green and BowJohn Kent, Bournemouth EastNicole Obidowski, Lewisham DeptfordJan O’Malley, VauxhallNick Long, Lewisham EastRaquel Palmeira, Hornsey and Wood GreenSam Tarry, BarkingPaul Mackney, Chipping BarnetMike Davis, Poplar and limehouseDavid Margolies, Lewisham DeptfordRobert Rae, Edinburgh SouthJenny Skelton, Carrick Cumnock DoonMarcus Thorne, Lewisham DeptfordKate Harris, Hornsey and Wood GreenAnna Bluston, West WorthingVicki Morris, Nottingham EastJim Denham, Selly OakJohn Merritt, ChristchurchJanis Beavon, Bristol SouthJean Blaylock, VauxhallSacha Ismail, Lewisham EastAdam Green. Norwich SouthAlicia Marshall, WitneyLynton North, Torridge & West DevonWilliam Nuttall, Bury NorthEve McQuillan, Bethnal Green and BowFahd Choudhry, Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonDavid Harper, Lewisham DeptfordNeil McCart, TewkesburyNicholas Milanese, Labour InternationalC Bonardi, RushcliffeNaomi Eilan, Warwick and LeamingtonRonan Mulcahy, SouthportEugene Dalton-Ruark Ruislip, Northwood and PinnerPatricia Howett, EasingtonClive Baldwin, Islington NorthBrian Demby, Islington South & FinsburyDigby Ram, Labour InternationalSue Mew, WalthamstowMarian Skeen, KensingtonMark Woolner, Central DevonJacqueline Conway, Brent CentralPeter Trewhitt, Derbyshire DalesChristine Hulme, SloughVictor Connaughton, BlaydonDoug Thorpe, TottenhamGlyn, Oldham East and SaddleworthEdward Pickering-Symes, Derby NorthKari Maund, CambridgeMelvin ChappellJosh Petzoldt, Holborn and St PancrasPauline DownesPatrick Doherty, GuildfordAnn SessomsCarol Chalmers, Brighton PavilionKeith Reader, Islington NorthJohn Wilks, Greenwich and WoolwichJohn Kent, Bournemouth EastLiz Meyer, LiverpoolChris Owen, High WycombeColin O’Driscoll, Labour InternationalMatt Shoul, Cliftonville WestCatherine Garrett, WokingMike Watkins, LudlowHelen RouseClaire Shipp, South West BedfordshireKristian Woodland, CaerphillyJanet Hewson, HoveAleksandra RomanskaFrancesco PerticarariRachel WalkerFrancesco Perticarari CroydonPeter D. Buckley, Oldham West and RoytonStuart Cox, Dover/DealSue Coe, Warwick & Leamington SpaOlive Jean Wilmshurst, RugbyPhil Harland, BrightonJames Mercer, DorsetAnthony King, Weston super MareWilliam Royce Harper, Northern Ireland/BelfastAndrew Nicol, WimbledonOliver Robinson, WalthamstowRachel Cockbain, CopelandLiz Carr, Leeds North WestJanet CowanChris Allen, Leicester WestDenni Turp, ArfonSara Hallowell, PudseyPaul Kenny, Mid- SussexCharlie Kiss, Poplar and LimehouseAlex Heslop, Chingford & Woodford GreenTim Mohun, Islington NorthRichard Alexander, CambridgePeter Cuthbert , CongletonPaul Hickson, Weaver ValeBrian Goredema-Braid, Kenilworth & SouthamRoger Hurding, North SomersetChris Billing, TotnesRobert Courtney, DartfordTom Bennett, Canterbury & WhitstableChirstopher Walker-Lyne, York CentralAlan Raymond, Bournemouth WestKen Mann, CopelandMargaret Mann, CopelandStephen Wood, Hornsey & Wood GreenJohn Davie, HuntingdonBen Towse, Hornsey & Wood GreenRobin Johnson, Falmouth and TruroKaren Scott, CaerphillyTags:Momentum /Put it to the people march /last_img read more

San Francisco Police Now Armed with Overdose Antidote

first_imgThis summer, for the first time in San Francisco’s history a police officer used a naloxone rescue kit to save the life of a man overdosing on heroin, police officials said. The June 14 rescue in the Mission was the first result of a program that has trained some 700 officers city-wide to administer a nasal spray that can reverse the deadly effects of an overdose until medical personnel arrive.At 5:52 p.m. that day, Officer Mike Mellone responded to a call of a man rolling around in the middle of the street at 16th and Capp and was told by bystanders that he was suffering from an overdose. “When I arrived, I found this man down on the ground, in the middle of the street, totally unresponsive,” Mellone said. “He was unconscious. Everything that we tried to do to awake him was unsuccessful.”Mellone had received training in the use of a naloxone nasal spray earlier in the year as part of a program that has equipped every squad car in the Metro Division – which runs from the Mission and Potrero to the Marina and North Beach – with the overdose antidote. Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% “I put the kit together and I was able to administer the solution,” he said. “Within a few minutes, the person who was previously unconscious and having trouble breathing – I start to see signs that he was coming to.”Paramedics arrived to take the man to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was later discharged, having fully recovered.The police department started training and equipping officers in March of this year with the naloxone nasal spray through funding from the Drug Overdose Prevention and Education Project (DOPE) as part of a two-year pilot program. The program currently equips only Metro Division squad cars and has trained some 700 officers, but Police Chief Greg Suhr hopes to expand it city-wide. “We hope to build upon this success, and following a review of the pilot program, I will recommend that every San Francisco police officer be trained in its use and every SFPD car be equipped with a naloxone kit,” he said in a press release. The naloxone spray is “almost foolproof” and requires only a two-hour training class, Officer Mellone said. To administer, users assemble the three different parts of the kit and spray half the solution into each nostril. After a few minutes, the patient should be roused.Office Mike Mellone demonstrating the nasal spray to eager photographers. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.The move comes amidst a national epidemic in heroin overdose. The Center for Disease Control says heroin deaths have nearly quadrupled in the last 15 years, killing more than 8,000 people annually. Drug overdose is the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States, surpassing automobile accidents and shooting deaths. But San Francisco has been able to dramatically reduce its incidence of fatal heroin overdose in the same period, from 120 deaths in 2000 to 10 in 2012, despite the fact that heroin use has increased during that time. Judy Martin, the medical director at Substance Use Services in the Department of Public Health, said it’s because of the DOPE project’s efforts in teaching drug users about naloxone and training them in its use that deaths have plummeted, training that now includes police officers.“Overdoses are preventable, and they’re also reversible,” she said, “and the best place to do it is right when they’re happening, so that the lack of oxygen doesn’t hurt people long term… So first responders notice [how to reverse an overdose] and the drug users in our city also notice.”A mural in Clarion Alley on the benefits of Naloxone (known generically as narcan) in preventing fatal overdoses. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.In a city with some 13,000 to 16,000 heroin users, training officers with naloxone is critical, Martin said, and Officer Mellone emphasized that the public should not fear arrest or prosecution from the police when reporting an overdose now that “police officers have this tool that could potentially reverse death.”“On a personal note,” he added, “although a lot of us get into this job to chase bad guys and fight crime, we have a unique opportunity with this kit to really have a direct impact on people that we come into contact with… Every police officer that enters this job wants to save a life, and through something as simple as this, we’re now able to do that.”Officer Mellone has been recommended for the police department’s “Life Saving Award,” which is awarded to officers whose actions directly result in saving someone’s life. center_img 0%last_img read more

THE latest In Touch Podcast features the thoughts

first_imgTHE latest In Touch Podcast features the thoughts of Nathan Brown, Jamahl Lolesi and Lance Hohaia.To listen click here or search for St Helens RFC on iTunes.Nathan and Jamahl talk about recent matches in the Podcast, which is partnership with 105.9 Citytalk, whilst we also caught up with Laurent Frayssinous too.Remember if you want a question answering on the Podcast drop us a line @saints1890 on twitter or email podcast@saintsrlfc.comYou can hear in-depth interviews with Jamahl and Lance as well as all the latest from Super League on City Talk 105.9’s In Touch show between 6pm and 7pm on Thursdays.last_img

WATCH Rochdale take on Hemel for just £2As part o

first_imgWATCH Rochdale take on Hemel for just £2.As part of our partnership with the Hornets, Saints fans can take advantage of this great offer by downloading the voucher below.The game kicks off at 3pm on June 2 and could feature some of Saints first teamers as both clubs utilise the dual-registration system.Jordan Hand, Joe Greenwood, Dom Speakman and Carl Forster have all featured for the Hornets in recent weeks.And the Stags are currently third in Championship one with three wins from five matches.So get behind the future of the Saints and watch some great Championship rugby league too!Simply download the voucher below and take it to Spotland on June 2 for a great experience.last_img

WERE feeling magic on the latest edition of In To

first_imgWE’RE feeling magic on the latest edition of In Touch Podcast.We look back on the great win over Leeds with Paul Wellens, Jon Wilkin and Nathan Brown.The new edition also features an in-depth preview of the Magic Weekend with Ross Heppenstall from the Bradford T & A.To listen click here or search for St Helens RFC on iTunes.Remember if you want a question answering on the Podcast drop us a line @saints1890 on twitter or email podcast@saintsrlfc.comlast_img

KEIRON Cunningham says the form of the Academy can

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham says the form of the Academy can only be a good thing for the club going forward.The 19s are unbeaten so far this season whilst the 16s have only lost one game.And, the Reserves are yet to suffer defeat too – with many of the club’s Academy products featuring in Ian Talbot’s line ups.“We have always had good structures here at the club but when I first came on board I thought we had gone backwards slightly with what we were doing,” he said. “So we started at the bottom up which you have to do. We have got good staff in place and always seem to pick up good kids.“It was a case of if we could get them in the right systems, doing the right things then these are the future of the club. You have seen evidence of that with the ones that have come through this year.“I came through this system as did many of the world class players who played here.“The Reserves have been a blessing in disguise for us. You have seen the benefit of the reserves and how it takes the younger players to another level in their career.“It is a good stepping stone and gets them ready for the first team. There are plenty more kids to come through too. If you don’t see them this year then you will next year.“The 19s are on a roll and there are plenty of kids who have a real influence for them not playing too. They keep finding a way. On Friday they finished the game with last season’s under 16s pack. There is a lot of promise there and good things going forward for the club.”One player who came through Saints Academy system is Mark Percival – and he was part of the group that met with new England Head Coach Wayne Bennett recently.“Kyle, Joe, Robes, Alex, Percy… they are all deserved call-ups,” Keiron added. “The one thing now we need to do is make Mark Percival more durable so he can string more games together. He is certainly a future international if he keeps developing.“There aren’t many centres like him out there… there’s Cudjoe and Watkins and then the next for me is Percy.”Saints don’t have a game this week and that means the squad can rest up ahead of the trip to Wakefield a week Sunday.Cunningham continued: “It has been a real hectic and tough month for us backing up from the Magic Weekend. It has been mentally challenging and if there is a silver lining from not being in the cup then it is being able to freshen up ahead of the next game.“I’d like to think Luke Walsh would be back for that game but we will have to wait and see.“We probably deserved something from at least two of the games we’ve played in recently. But we didn’t and the pressure from that bred anxiety. You saw that in the first 20 minutes (against Hull KR) but as soon as we started doing things collectively then it worked.“We stayed in the game and with around 60 minutes to go we kicked on. We did what we had to do and then got hold of the game by the scuff of the neck. You could see our confidence grow and we scored some entertaining tries.“I am confident we can get into the top four. It is just as tough for those in the top four to stay in there too. I’d like to think we can now kick on. We know if we are consistent for 80 minutes then we are tough to play against. Hull KR needed that game on Friday as much as we did.“It is ours to lose to make the top four. Teams around us will drop points and we have to play them too.“We can only focus on what we can do.”Tickets for Saints remaining four games of the regular season are on sale.You can buy from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

Two arrested for allegedly stealing 4K from Bladenboro homes

first_img Louis Dicicco III, 56 of Bladenboro and Ashley Wade Conner, 38 of Elizabethtown were charged with two counts each of Felonious Breaking and Entering, two counts each of Felonious Larceny and two counts each of Felonious Possession of Stolen Goods.Both received a $30,000 secured bond.Investigators have so far recovered two generators, multiple fishing poles and gear, motorcycle helmets, a Honda Motorcycle, one weed eater, a boat motor, welding machine and leads. Louis Dicicco III and Ashley Wade Conner (Photo: Bladen County Sheriff Office) BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Bladen County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men who are accused of stealing several items from Bladenboro homes.Sheriff James A. McVicker said investigators recovered more than $4,000 in stolen property from two different break-ins located in the 1100 block of Center Road in Bladenboro.- Advertisement – last_img read more

CFCC to launch graphic design program

first_img The program, led by Associate Professor Marsha Mills, will train students in all areas of design including logo design, typography, print production, portfolio creation, and more. Mills has 30 years of experience in graphic design.“My focus is to create a program that is inexpensive, informative, and practical,” said Mills. “My students will graduate with a strong working knowledge of graphic design principles, typography, layout, and information organization.”CFCC Continuing Education Coordinator Mike Hoffer said each student will create an online portfolio and work with companies on graphic design projects.Related Article: Lawsuit: School didn’t probe teacher accused of improprietyThe CFCC Graphic Design program will begin on August 20.For more information, visit cfcc.edu/graphicdesign or call (910) 362-7883. (Photo: cfcc.edu/graphicdesign) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Registration is now open for Cape Fear Community College’s newest program.Starting in the fall semester, the school will offer a 5-course graphic design certificate program. According to a release, the 216-hour program focuses on graphic design principles using Adobe Creative Cloud software and other web-based design applications.- Advertisement – last_img read more

NHHS Band hosts We Just Want to Play Volleyball Tournament Saturday

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) — The New Hanover High School Band Boosters are hosting their 2nd annual ‘We Just Want to Play’ Charity Volleyball Tournament Saturday.  The goal is to raise $5000 to help any student interested in music.According to the Band Boosters there are roughly 75 students who participate in band year round at New Hanover High School.  Some of those come from socio-economically challenged homes.  More than 50% of students drop music between middle and high school for economic reasons.  The Boosters want to lower that number by raising money to help.- Advertisement – Band Drum Major Jack Canseco says “band is a great opportunity to learn responsibility and be part of group all committed to excellence.” He also says he hopes “as many students as possible get to participate.”On Saturday the Band Boosters are hosting a volleyball tournament at Captain Bill’s Backyard Grill in Wilmington.  From noon till 5 p.m.   It is a family-friendly event and is free.  Enjoy some great volleyball, live music, corn hole, raffle baskets, and an arts and crafts fair. Early volleyball signups are $80 per 4 person team through 8/4. If you work at a school you get an extra gift bag with goodies and raffle tickets. All proceeds go the the NHHS band program and youth wanting to pursue music in high school.For more information click here.Related Article: WWAY 5th Quarter Aug. 24, 2018last_img read more

Alleged marijuana dealer busted after undercover investigation

first_img Baxley is charged with possession with intent to sell, 1 count of selling marijuana, and 1 count of manufacturing marijuana.He is being held in jail under a $100,000 bond. Logan Frankie Baxley was arrested on marijuana charges. (Photo: VineLink) BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It’s an undercover investigation that started after residents started complaining about drug sales. The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office says it wrapped up Monday and now a man is charged with selling marijuana.During the investigation, 19-year-old Logan Frankie Baxley, of Elizabethtown, allegedly sold marijuana to undercover officers.- Advertisement – last_img

NHRMC restricts visitors with flurelated symptoms

first_imgA patient care area at New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department. (Photo: Helen Holt/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With an increase in flu cases being reported in the region, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is taking steps to limit its spread within hospital facilities and the community.In addition to restricting those with flu symptoms from visiting patients, the hospital is asking community members to refrain from taking children age 12 and under to any NHRMC hospital facility unless it’s for the child’s treatment.- Advertisement – “The risk of spreading flu among children is high,” said Paul Kamitsuka, MD, NHRMC’s hospital epidemiologist. “Often children can be contagious before flu symptoms appear. By restricting children during this heightened time, we can help protect them and prevent the spread of flu among vulnerable patients.”Children who go to NHRMC will be asked to wear a mask.Masks are also given to those with flu-like symptoms who come seeking care.Related Article: 911 audio shows shock, panic after comatose woman gave birth“We know visits are important to families, but safety needs to be the top concern,” said Dr. Kamitsuka. “We appreciate the community’s support in protecting our patients and children.”last_img read more

Leland middle schoolers to compete in state robotics competition

first_imgLELAND, NC (WWAY) — A team of middle schoolers from Leland are headed to North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro for a robotics competition, where they will compete with the best of the best in the state.This is Leland Middle School’s first time making the state “First Lego League” competition.- Advertisement – Hurricane Florence forced them to miss the southeast regional competition, but they were able to go to a make-up tournament and made it to the top four out of 16 teams.Robotics Coach Sarah Anderson says the students created the presentation and did all of the coding.Good luck!last_img

Mandatory water restrictions lifted in eastern Pender County

first_img The county issued a water shortage emergency on May 26 because of abnormally dry conditions and increased usage.“We are currently in a moderate drought classification,” Pender County Utilities (PCU) Director Kenny Keel said in a news release. “Water usage levels have declined to a more acceptable volume within the supply capacity of the water system.”According to the release, using caution, PCU has issued a Stage 1 Voluntary Water Restrictions for PCU consumers in the Hampstead and Scotts Hill areas.Related Article: Wrightsville Beach landmark restaurant closing after 32 years“We are asking water users to reduce their normal water use by at least 5 percent,” Keel said.Voluntary water conservation and efficiency measures include the following:Irrigate landscapes a maximum of one inch per week.Prevent water waste, runoff, and do not water impervious surfaces.Water plants deeply to encourage root growth.Wash only full loads in clothes and dishwashers.Use spring-loaded nozzles on garden hoses.Identify and repair all water leaks.Water shrubbery the minimum amount required.Limit vehicle and boat washing to the minimum.Refrain from washing down outside areas such as sidewalks and patios.Use showers for bathing rather than baths, and limit showers to no more than four minutes.Refrain from leaving faucets running while shaving or while rinsing dishes.Install water-flow restrictive devices in showerheads.Use disposable and biodegradable dishes.Install water-saving devices such as plastic bottles or commercial units in toilet tanks to reduce volume.Ensure toilet flapper valves are not leaking: This flapper can be checked by adding a food coloring to the toilet tank and visually checking to see if the color appears in the bowl. If it does show color, the toilet is leaking.Store drinking water in refrigerator to avoid trying to run it until cool from the tap.“Water users are encouraged to reduce their water use and improve water use efficiency, and to adjust their irrigation systems to the minimum sustainable level, in order to help alleviate stress on the water system,” Keel said. “Water supply conditions indicate a potential for shortage.”Keel said he appreciates the understanding and cooperation of Hampstead and Scotts Hill consumers. For more information contact Pender County Utilities at (910) 259-1570. PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Mandatory water restrictions are no longer in effect in eastern Pender County, but the county still wants you to conserve.Pender County Utilities lifted the Stage 3 Mandatory Water Restriction today in the Hampstead and Scotts Hill areas.- Advertisement – last_img read more

French court holds state responsible for Paris air pollution

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 FILE PHOTO: The Eiffel Tower is surrounded by a small-particle haze which hangs above the skyline in Paris, France, December 9, 2016 as the City of Light experienced the worst air pollution in a decade. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File PhotoFILE PHOTO: The Eiffel Tower is surrounded by a small-particle haze which hangs above the skyline in Paris, France, December 9, 2016 as the City of Light experienced the worst air pollution in a decade. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo The French state is responsible for the air pollution in the Ile-de-France region around Paris, a local court said in a ground-breaking ruling, although it did not award damages to a mother and daughter who had suffered respiratory ailments.The administrative court of Montreuil, a suburb of Paris, ruled the state was responsible for failing to prevent heavy air pollution in and around Paris in the 2012-2016 period, when a local resident contracted bronchitis and her daughter asthma.“The state was deficient in not taking sufficient measures to remedy the situation,” the court ruling read.FILE PHOTO: A road sign reading “restricted traffic area” is seen as part of a plan to ban the most polluting lorries and coaches from the French capital, in Paris, France, September 1, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File PhotoParis regularly goes through periods of high pollution, especially during heat waves, but requests by Paris city hall to temporarily ban polluting vehicles from entering the city centre often take a long time to be implemented by the government.The court ruled that the plaintiff had not provided sufficient proof to establish a direct link between the Paris air pollution and her and her daughter’s health problems and rejected her claims for compensation.But in the first such ruling in France, the court said the state had repeatedly failed to take sufficient measures to prevent pollution from rising above government-set thresholds.“The state’s responsibility has been established. That is a first in France for victims of air pollution and it opens the door to compensation in the future,” the plaintiff’s lawyer Francois Lafforgue told Reuters.French daily Le Monde reported that the plaintiffs — who now live in the city of Orleans and no longer have respiratory problems — had filed for damages of 160,000 euros (143,315 pounds).Environmental action groups say dozens of similar cases are working their way through courts in several French cities.In recent years, the European Commission has repeatedly criticised France for not respecting EU air quality norms and last year took France to the European Court of Justice.The French court ruling comes as unusually hot weather has led the city of Paris to issue new warnings about air quality and to ban older diesel vehicles from the city on Wednesday.WhatsApplast_img read more

Macheda joins Panathinaikos on threeyear deal

first_img SharePrint Former Manchester United player Federico Macheda has joined Greek side Panathinaikos after leaving Novara where he managed to score 10 goals in 49 league appearances. The striker grabbed the attention of football fans when he scored a brilliant goal on his Manchester United debut.The Italian player was just 17-years-old when he came off the bench to score a late winner against Aston Villa in 2009. However Macheda failed to become a first team player at Old Trafford and was loaned out to Sampdoria, Queens Park Rangers, VfB Stuttgart, Doncaster Rovers, Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest before joining Cardiff City on a free transfer.WhatsApp <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>last_img read more

Mobile Money Fraud Dont be a Victim

first_imgAdvertisement Mobile money  has been credited as a game changer enhancing money transfer systems and the way through which business is conducted. Many of us know or have heard of cases where one falls a victim of a fraudulent transaction and end up getting conned of their money.Victims sometimes do not seek legal help because of the expenses usually involved in following up the cases, this can be attributed to the fact that most subscribers had sim cards which were not registered and  the fraudsters just get rid of the sim card and buy another one. The good news here is that there has been Sim Card registration taking place and every active mobile contact number will have to be registered.Fraud in the mobile money industry is on two levels, there is fraud within the service provider where employees find a way of robbing the money from within they system. I can not say much about this case because it greatly depends on how their system is designed and i do not have an idea on how it operates. The second level is where fraud takes place between daily transactions as one subscriber sends to another. Below are some tips to help you not to fall a victim.Always Check your balance before  confirming that you have received the money. There are a number of online solutions where someone can send a text message with a customized sender ID, what usually happens is that someone will send you such a message when they are supposed to be sending you an amount of money. Only the Mobile Money service provider usually knows how much money was on your account, in case you receive a message which does not tell you your current total balance, go to the menu and make a balance request or check your mini statement.Always confirm the receiver number before going ahead with a transaction. It is not easy to get back your money when it is acccidentaly sent to a wrong number, one is at the mercy of the receiver sending back the money. In cases where the receiver does not, one is supposed to go to the nearest service center and  file a complaint which takes time and in that case, the receiver may have already withdrawn the money. To save your self  from all this hustle, double check the receiver’s number before confirming a transaction.Withdraw from authorized agents. Always make sure you make cash withdraws from authorized agents, this helps you follow up your transaction incase you realize any problem. a number of places especially in busy places have makeshift operators who do not take down details but will offer to carry  out your transaction, these are sometimes not there the next day when you try to access them.Always call the recipient before and after sending. This helps you confirm that you are sending to the right person, it also helps you confirm if the person has recieved the money. In cases where the recipient has not yet received the money, check your mini statement to confir the number you sent to. If is is the right number, call the service center and make a follow up on the matter. – Advertisement – The  above avenues are some of the ways you can protect yourself from falling a victim of Mobile Money fraud. Be cautious next time you are carrying out a transaction.last_img read more

Smart Diapers Track Your Babies Health By Monitoring Their Pee

first_imgAdvertisement A New York-based startup Pixie Scientific, has designed Smart Diapers. They are designed to keep track of a child’s health by assessing his or her urine. Using a mobile app, parents must scan the QR code on front of the diaper — whenever it’s wet — for “diagnostic testing” to begin.Here’s how it works, as explained on Smart Diapers’ Indiegogo page:“Kidneys filter specific solutes from blood into urine. By taking useful data on these solutes, as well as by picking up on signs of bacterial activity from a wet Smart Diaper, we make use of something that would normally be thrown directly into the trash. Smart Diapers alert you to certain conditions that require immediate attention and also track your child’s health for months, automatically looking for emerging trends in multiple combinations of parameters. – Advertisement – [related-posts]Data from Smart Diapers can reveal problems such as urinary tract infections, prolonged dehydration and developing kidney problems.Pixie Scientific has raised just over $10,000 of its $225,000 goal on Indiegogo, with 55 days remaining in its campaign.Source: Mashablelast_img read more

Facebook launches Techwire to help journalists find breaking tech news

first_imgAdvertisement Social networking giant Facebook has today launched its own page, called FB Techwire, that will surface breaking tech news, debates and other events to users of the social network in real-time.The social networking site said Techwire is being powered by Storyful and will feature content that can be embedded into news stories by journalists.The content will also be distributed on Twitter via a dedicated account. – Advertisement – This development is clearly an attempt to draw attention away from Twitter, which has become known as a valuable resource for journalists in breaking news stories.The launch of FB Techwire follows the introduction of FB Newswire in April this year.Via TNWlast_img

Twitch to convert its streaming video to HTML5 next year

first_imgAdvertisement Game-streaming service Twitch has revealed that it will overhaul its live-streaming video players and controls from Flash to HTML5, and the changeover will take place in the second quarter of 2016.HTML5 will allow Twitch to offer its service to more platforms without having to hassle with third-party app support.The company also revealed that it was updating its Whisper private-messaging app with a feature that pops out messages so users can’t miss them and that conversations will transfer back and forth from web to mobile. – Advertisement – Twitch also said it would allow streamers to create custom thumbnails for past broadcasts and highlights.Via TNWlast_img


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