Disabled party activists have welcomed the Labour

first_imgDisabled party activists have welcomed the Labour leader’s decision to back their campaign for him to reinstate the post of shadow cabinet minister for mental health.Jeremy Corbyn was forced to scrap the post he created only last year in July because of the departure of MP Luciana Berger and the need to appoint a slimmed-down shadow cabinet, following a spate of other resignations.But members of the Labour Party Campaign for Mental Health called at this week’s annual party conference in Liverpool for him to appoint a replacement to the role, following his re-election as party leader.And they were delighted when Corbyn visited their campaign stand (pictured afterwards) and posed with a placard calling for the position to be renewed.Victoria Desmond, the campaign’s strategic director, said she hoped such an appointment would “feed down everywhere and hopefully to the workplace and hopefully to parliament”.Desmond later told a fringe event organised by Disability Labour – the network of disabled Labour party members – that people with mental health conditions like herself experienced widespread discrimination.She said: “People don’t have protection at work and it’s very hard to fight for protection when you’re being stigmatised.“You shouldn’t feel ashamed to have a mental health condition and that is how it is at the moment.”She said she had not felt able to disclose her impairment to her first boss – a Labour MP – but had felt comfortable doing so with her current employer, another Labour MP.She encouraged disabled people to disclose their impairments once they had secured employment because it provides them with more legal protection, but she said there was still a need for legal reforms to improve protection in the workplace.Issues around mental health were widely debated and discussed at the conference, but mostly focusing on cuts to health services.The party’s National Policy Forum has produced what it calls a “priority issue document” on mental health, which says the party is “firmly committed to making mental health a priority and ensuring that parity of esteem between mental and physical health becomes a reality”.One delegate told the health and care debate at the conference about the disproportionate number of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people with mental health issues.He said: “We can’t sit back, comrades, and do nothing in the face of a mental health crisis, when the majority of transgendered young people either attempt or commit suicide.”Another delegate stressed the impact of austerity and inequality on mental health and reducing life expectancy.A third delegate thanked Corbyn for his “parity of esteem” pledge, and said she had received her first inpatient treatment earlier this year.She won a standing ovation – including from Corbyn – after she disclosed her own experience of the NHS.She said: “I can’t tell you how invaluable their work was. Without them, I don’t think I would be standing here today before you.“I would like to ask [Tory health secretary] Jeremy Hunt: do you value nurses so little… do you value the lives of people like me so little that you’re willing to put their lives at risk?”Shadow health secretary Diane Abbott told the conference: “Labour in government will put the money behind this.“The delays in accessing timely mental health treatment around the country are unacceptable.“We want an end to shame and an end to the tacit acceptance that the mentally-ill are somehow second-class citizens in our healthcare system.”last_img read more

The matchup with the Tigers on Friday February 2

first_imgThe match-up with the Tigers on Friday February 2 will be a mouth-watering start to the 2018 Betfred Super League campaign and tickets are on sale now.Before then, Justin Holbrook’s men face Sheffield and Leigh in pre-season friendlies.The Eagles come to town on Saturday January 20 (3pm) whilst Neil Jukes’ Centurions will come to the Totally Wicked Stadium six days later (Friday January 26, 8pm).Both matches are a key part of preparations for the season opener and strong squads are expected to be named for both.To buy your tickets call into the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, call 01744 455 052 or log on here.last_img read more

Student Grace Stone and teacher Niamh McDaid were

first_imgStudent Grace Stone and teacher Niamh McDaid were presented with the accolade on the pitch by Saints Community Development Foundation director Steve Leonard before the Betfred Super League clash.Launched in 2012, the School Games Mark is a government-led awards scheme which rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.Newton-le-Willows Primary won the Gold award by exceeding several targets which included hosting a school sports day which students helped to deliver, promoting sports within the school, linking with six local sports clubs and having more than 75% of children taking part in extra-curricular clubs.PE Teacher at the School, Luke Courtney-Ward, said: “We are delighted to have achieved the ‘School Games Gold Award.’“This demonstrates, celebrates and recognises the efforts over the past twelve months of the children and teaching staff at our school.“We were very appreciative of the opportunity that St Helens Rugby League Club have provided us with by inviting us to the stadium, where we were presented with our School Games trophy.”last_img read more

The clash gets underway at 745pm and a win will h

first_imgThe clash gets underway at 7.45pm and a win will hand Justin Holbrook’s side the League Leaders’ Shield.What’s On:Red Vee Cafe Bar – Opens at 5pm.Turnstiles – Open at 6.15pm.Club Face Painters – These will once again be operating in the Hattons Solicitors Family Stand and the Totally Wicked North Stand from around 6:30pm … come along and get your face painted in Saints colours for free!Bouncy Castles – We have rugby themed inflatables in the North and South West Stands.Member Offers – We have two great offers for you – any pie & alcoholic beverage is just £6, whilst a pie or hotdog & hot drink is just £4.Soft Drinks – Fruit shoots are now available for just £1.50 each.Carling Bar – Fans in the West Stand can continue to get their hands on 500ml Carling PETs from our bottle bar in the concourse. Price is £4. We will also have a ‘bottom’s up’ fast pouring bar alongside!Contactless Payment – Will be available in the Karalius, Popular Side, Marching Inn, Eddington Arms and Voll’s bars to speed up your service.The A-Star Saints Angels – Will be performing several new performances before the game and at half time. This week they are joined by the Warrior Girls.Bucket Collection – Dig deep for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association who will be collecting at the game. The South Lancashire Branch is holding its second Charity Ball on Saturday October 20 at the Stadium too. MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breathe. It kills a third of people within a year and more than half within two years of diagnosis and it kills six people per day in the UK. It has no cure and affects people from all communities. MND is looking for support, including buying tickets, sponsoring tables or donations for our raffle and auction. Your support would help people living with this devastating condition and their families, in the St Helens, Halton, Wigan, Leigh, Warrington, Whiston, Cronton and Burscough areas. Please e-mail slbmndaball8@gmail.com for tickets and offers of support.SeatServe – Saints have teamed up with SeatServe to offer a trial of a new in-seat, food and drink delivery service on matchday. The SeatServe app, which enables fans to order food and drinks from their smartphone for efficient delivery to their seat, will be tested in the Totally Wicked North Stand at tonight’s game. Click here to find out more.Half Time –See the new Simply Doughnuts Kicking Challenge! Contestants have three attempts to kick a ball into a large replica Simply Doughnuts pot in front of the West Stand. There’s a whole host of prizes to win and if you kick it in from the 40m line, you return at the final game of the season to kick again for the chance to win a Membership for the 2019 season.Sponsors:The Match is sponsored by Hainan Airlines Cargo wo are represented by Euro Cargo Aviation this evening.Team News:Both sides have named their 19-man squad for the match. You can find out more here.Tickets:Tickets for the game are available from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium or by calling 01744 455 052. There will be cash turnstiles on the Hattons Solicitors West and East Stands. If you require a South or North Stand ticket then you need to head to the Ticket Office.Tickets are available online until 4pm.Saints Superstore:The Saints Superstore will be open from 9am right up until kick-off and for 45 minutes after full time.Programme:The programme is priced at £3 and features an exclusive interview with Jack Ashworth.A Message:Just a reminder: Saints fans are the best in the world and known throughout the sport as being one of the most vocal and loyal group of supporters there is.As a family club we ask that fans are mindful of their fellow supporters and refrain from doing anything that would damage this reputation.There have been instances of beer throwing and other anti-social behaviour at some of our games this year and we ask that fans think of those around them and not do anything that could bring further action on the club.Anyone caught throwing beer, or any other liquid, risks being banned for a period of games, and/or having season tickets rescinded.last_img read more

For 2019 we have reverted back to a colourway tha

first_imgFor 2019, we have reverted back to a colourway that has always proved popular with both players and fans alike – Sky Blue and Navy.The shirt is predominantly sky blue but it fades into navy-blue towards the shoulders with striped details running through the length of the body.The sleeves are sky blue with a navy faded band around the cuff.Like the home shirt, there is a new shaped neck-line and in a modern twist, the shirt features a tonal blue club crest.Our front of away shirt sponsors are once again Crabbie’s, with Lamb and Watt – naturally flavoured mixers – from the Halewood International stable of brands featuring on the Children’s sizes of the shirt.How To Buy:Saints Away kit is now available to buy in store and online. You can also purchase yours via mail order by calling 01744 455 050.2019 members can get 10 per cent off either or both of the shirts in November and December, in store only.If you haven’t done so already, you’ll need to collect your 2019 Membership card from the ticket office before being able to access the discount.last_img read more

Hundreds attend 4th annual fishing festival for disabled veterans

first_img What is unique about this event is all the wounded warriors and disabled veterans were able to bring their friends and family with them.Retired US Air Force veteran Jim Kiger said he loves fishing, but also spending time with the others he served with.“This is one of those things that we do as ya know brothers in arms. We get together we just have a great time. Every couple of weeks, every couple months we get together all over the state and this is what we do. We fish we see each other, what a wonderful way to spend time together,” Kiger said.Related Article: NC veteran walks 607 miles, through tornadoes and storms, makes one requestThis festival was free for the veterans and families to attend.One of the organizers said this is only one of many other events Operation North State has throughout the year.This is one of eight events Operation North State does through out North Carolina. OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Giving back to veterans and wounded warriors is what Operation North State is all about.There were more than three hundred people fishing and hanging out on the pier.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Teen pleads guilty in Wilmington musicians murder

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County teen pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of a Wilmington musician.Today was set aside for pre-trial motions with jury selection expected to begin on Tuesday.Ben Privott. (Photo: Facebook/98.3 The Penguin)- Advertisement – Instead, Cory Sullivan pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the stabbing death of Ben Privott. In exchange, several charges, including breaking and entering and first-degree murder, were dropped.On April 22, 2016, Sullivan was 15-years-old when Privott came upon him breaking into cars on Bracken Fern Drive. Court documents say Sullivan stabbed Privott with a “three and a half inch knife” and then stole a computer and money from him.Privott was a well-known musician and realtor in Wilmington.Related Article: Whiteville man charged in Hallsboro shootingSentencing for Sullivan is expected to get underway on Tuesday.last_img read more

River Place using different method for flood proofing

first_img “On Water Street, everything goes underwater. I mean, it’s in the name. There’s not a situation down here where you can consider, ‘well you know, maybe it won’t flood.’ No you on water street, it’s going to flood. So it’s just a matter of making sure you design your building to accommodate the known flooding event that’s going to happen,” Sparks said.Sparks says there are other buildings in downtown that follow the same protocol and says this method does not affect insurance rates either. In 2016, a representative for the city made a request to the board of adjustment so that River Place could be exempt from flood proofing requirements. Instead, it would use a different method approved by FEMA, using steel doors to block off water. (Photo: Basil John/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Buildings and shops on River Road always have to worry about flooding when a big storm comes around. For the new River Place, they were approved to not follow the typical protocol to deal with flooding.In 2016, a representative for the city made a request to the board of adjustment so that River Place could be exempt from flood proofing requirements. Instead, it would use a different method approved by FEMA, using steel doors to block off water. Chairman Ronald Sparks says anyone who operates on River Road knows the cons of the area.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Port City Rip the Runway kicks off Saturday

first_img The show started in 2012 and benefits the Lillie Ann Heggins Scholarship Foundation which aims to send children to college.This event highlights local talent, DJs, small and commercial businesses, local models, make-up artists, hair stylists, clothing designers and local community leaders and business owners.WWAY’s own Amanda Fitzpatrick will be hosting the VIP Red carpet.Related Article: 19 places where you can take your unwanted medications SaturdayThe event will be Saturday, January 26 from 6-8:30 p.m. in Windell Daniels Hall, located inside Union Station on the campus of Cape Fear Community College.Tickets start at $30 and there are VIP options available. Tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/port-city-rip-the-runway-viii-tickets-52150194636?ref=eios&aff=eiosor at the door.To learn more about Port City Rip the Runway, About Lillie Ann Heggins:Mrs. Lillie Ann Heggins was an educator in North Carolina for over 37 years. Her passion was to educate youth and expose them to endless possibilities in the world. She began her teaching career at Southwest High School in Jacksonville, NC and then finished her teaching at Myrtle Grove Middle School as a Math/Business Education teacher and ROCAME advisor. Her belief in education was to use it as a catapult to place youth in opportunities for success. WILMINGTON-Brandon and Suprena Hickman stopped by the studios to talk to Jeff Rivenbark about their annual Rip the Runway fashion show.  Enjoy a fashion show, music and fun for the whole family while supporting a great cause this weekend at Port City Rip the Runway.Port City Rip the Runway is an event highlighting unity in the community. Enjoy a fun night, support each other and help raise money for the Lillie Ann Heggins Scholarship Foundation.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Longterm construction project planned for Isabel Holmes Bridge

first_img The project area will be just under a half of a mile long.A Raleigh company was awarded the construction contract. Work can begin as early as April, with the project completion date set for late 2020.WWAY reached out to the NCDOT to find out how this will impact traffic, but those details are not yet available.Related Article: Construction continues on new orthopedic hospitalThis is one of 21 highway and bridge projects awarded recently by the NCDOT. Per state law they went to the lowest bidder among qualified contractors. They are worth $331.5 million, more than $57 million under engineer estimates. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Work to refurbish the Isabel Holmes bridge could last for more than a year.The NC Department of Transportation says the $17.9 million preservation project will include the removal and replacement of the grid deck, as well as repairs of the concrete deck and riding surface of the bridge.- Advertisement – last_img read more

South Brunswick parents talk growing vaping trend and how to get ahead

first_img About four years ago, Stephanie Hall’s son learned about vaping.“It became a growing issue from year, to year, to year,” said Hall.Hall heads the parents advisory council at South Brunswick High School. Hall remembers the first conversations she had about the devices.Related Article: Ohio governor signs ban on abortion after 1st heartbeat“I would say what are the risks and he would say ‘well there aren’t really any mom.’”She says it took until his senior year to realize the toll it was taking. Speaking before parents and students, Hall hoped many took her message of awareness that the devices in fact have negative impacts on young minds.In fact, the CDC considers vaping highly addictive and can harm brain development for teens.“Yeah it was originally designed to help people who were getting off of cigarettes,” said Hall. “It was never intended for children who never even smoked.”“We see it everyday in our schools,” said Principal Chip Hodges standing in front of a chalk board with more than a dozen e-vape devices taped on it.Principal Hodges says finding devices of all shapes and sizes is a daily task for him and school staff.“The vaping is what I call epidemic proportions,” said the principal.State and health officials are agree. Many new laws or add ons to existing laws came through the 2018 General Assembly to try to have enforcement up-to-date. A National Youth Tobacco survey reported a 78 percent increase in the e-vape brand JUUL being used by teens from 2017 to 2018.“We don’t know what these devices do to us. The uncertainty should be enough to discourage us,” said high school student Marissa Pendergast.Students at South Brunswick recorded in a study say they access the products mostly from other friends.“How long is it going to take for us to find out how dangerous this is for our children and will it be too late,” asked Hall.The state director at the Tobacco Prevention and Control branch of the NCDHHS says e-cigarettes contains nicotine, possibly double that of a cigarette.Companies like JUUL have been impacted by the FDA and Surgeon General’s crackdown on the devices getting in the hands of younger consumers. JUUL has said they are working to reduce that pull towards teenage customers. SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — It’s a growing trend, but in the eyes of school administrators, it’s now a growing epidemic. New findings reveal a massive growth in e-cigarettes along high school hallways.This has parents in Brunswick County concerned enough to meet Monday night.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Surf City halts sand dune restoration project

first_imgCrews move sand in Surf City in March 2019. (Photo: Town of Surf City) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Town of Surf City was expected to finish restoring their dunes by now, but work had to stop after crews were told to cease and desist.The town says they were slowed down because CAMA required the town to sift sand before putting it on the beach.- Advertisement – Town leaders say they have reached out to numerous contacts, including CAMA, to try and extend the time on this project.According to federal regulations, work needed to be done before the start of sea turtle nesting season, which began Wednesday.The town is waiting on a legal decision from the state.last_img read more

Cooking catfish with Chef Dean Neff

first_imgServes 4 2 tablespoons olive oil1 cup of sliced fresh okra2 tablespoons bacon minced1 cup fresh corn kernels1 cup tender, blanched butterbeans10 cherry tomatoes (cut in half)½ cup sugar snaps2 teaspoons cold butterdash of hot sauce12 fresh basil leaves torn2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme1 teaspoon fresh chopped tarragon2 teaspoons chopped fresh chivesIn a hot skillet or sauté pan, add the olive oil and okra. Cook for 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Add the corn, butterbeans, cherry tomatoes, sugar snaps, and cook over medium-high heat for another 4-6 minutes. Add the butter, hot sauce, and herbs and remove from the heat. Season with salt and serve immediately out of the pan.Green Pea Emulsion½ cup white wine (good enough to drink)1 tablespoon finely minced shallot1 bay leaf1 small sprig thyme1 small sprig oregano1 cup low sodium vegetable or fish stock1 tablespoon cream½ cup blanched English pea puree (blanched and pureed smooth on a food processor)1 tablespoon lemon juice¼ pound unsalted cold butterSalt to finishIn a nonreactive 1-2 quart saucepot over low heat, add the white wine, shallot, bay leaf, thyme, oregano, and reduce by half. Add the stock and reduce by half. Turn the heat very low and add the cream, the butter, and the lemon juice. Stir constantly while the butter melts to incorporate, while being vigilant in making sure the mixture never gets hot enough to boil. Once the butter has been fully melted and incorporated, season and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Whisk in English pea puree.  Hold warm until served.Toss loquats with olive oil, lemon, and season lightly with salt. LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Local chef Dean Neff specializes in seafood creations.He is sharing some of his signature dishes with WWAY.- Advertisement – He’s cooking up Pan Fried NC farm-raised catfish with succotash with loquats, sambal, and lemon English pea-lemon butter ahead of an event happening this weekend you don’t want to miss.The Fish Smart Celebration, Stop, Check, Enjoy Campaign is on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Northern Regional Park at 4700 Old Avenue in Castle Hayne.At the event, you can celebrate and learn the results of a recent campaign on fish consumption from the Cape Fear River.Related Article: New Disney Star Wars theme park lands set opening datesJoin Chef Dean Neff, Cape Fear River Watch, the New Hanover County NAACP, and the New Hanover County Health Department in their campaign to raise awareness about choosing fish to eat from the Cape Fear River that are lower in mercury and other chemical contaminants.Here’s more information.Check out Chef Neff’s recipes below.Pan Fried NC farm-raised catfish with succotash with loquats, sambal, and lemon English pea-lemon butterCooking the catfish…Preheat oven to 400°F4 catfish fillets2 cups cornmeal Seasoned lightly with kosher salt and black pepper¼ cup corn or peanut oilsalt and pepperCatfish as an ingredient has in fact come a long way in the past 10 years. Farming practices have become cleaner and have in turn yielded a cleaner taste. We then pat the fillets dry with a clean cloth, roll it into great cornmeal, and pan-fry it in a cast-iron skillet. The result is a comfort food that has great balance and reminds me of camping in the summertime in Georgia as a child.  It has made believers out of the most skeptical former catfish haters.Pat the catfish fillets dry with a clean towel and press firmly into the seasoned cornmeal. Heat the cast iron skillet over medium flame and add the corn or peanut oil. The oil should shimmer when ready for the fillets from the heat changing the viscosity. Carefully add the catfish fillets one at a time. Gently brown on the first side and flip. Pour off excess oil out of the skillet and place in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. Serve the catfish immediately out of the oven. (Make sure you have a dry towel on hand. That handle will be hot!).Cooking the succotash…Succotash is a versatile satisfying vegetable side that allows you to highlight the best ingredients of summer. You can easily substitute ingredients, but some standard ingredients associated with this classic vegetable dish are okra, corn, field peas or butterbeans, tomatoes, and sometimes bacon or ham. I love finishing my succotash just before serving with almost any type of fresh herbs (dill, mint, oregano, fennel tops, or parsley)(with the exception of cilantro) and a small pat of butter and a dash of hot sauce.last_img read more

Its a boy for Harry and Meghan

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 Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visit the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble/PoolBritain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visit the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble/Pool Prince Harry Duke of Sussex has just announced that the Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a boy. The baby is eighth in line to the throne. Both parents had opted not to know the gender of the baby and the birth of a son was a surprise to both.Prince Harry said they were both “absolutely thrilled” and thanked the public for their support during the pregnancy. Prince Harry was by his wife’s side throughout labour.The duke added they were still thinking about names.WhatsApplast_img read more

Photos Polish police detain 25 after attacks on equality march

first_img REFILE – CORRECTING CREDIT A woman holds a banner during the first Pride Parade in the city of Bialystok, Poland July 20, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media July 21, 2019. The banner reads: “Zone free of Polish Fascism!” Marta Bogdanowicz/Facebook: Spacerowiczka/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT. Police officers detain a man during protests against the first Pride Parade in the city of Bialystok, Poland July 20, 2019 in this video grab taken from social media July 21, 2019. VIDEO-KOD/via REUTERS REFILE – CORRECTING CREDIT Anti-LGBT protesters demonstrate during the first Pride Parade in the city of Bialystok, Poland July 20, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media July 21, 2019. Marta Bogdanowicz/Facebook: Spacerowiczka /via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT. FILE PHOTO: People attend the first Pride Parade in the city of Bialystok, Poland July 20, 2019 in this video grab taken from social media July 21, 2019. VIDEO-KOD/via REUTERS Police officers guard during the first Pride Parade in the city of Bialystok, Poland July 20, 2019 in this video grab taken from social media July 21, 2019. VIDEO-KOD/via REUTERS <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>center_img Police have detained 25 people in Bialystok, eastern Poland, after attacks on those taking part in the city’s first equality march amid accusations that the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party benefits from fuelling anti-gay sentiment.Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights have become an issue in Poland ahead of a general election expected in October, with the conservative party depicting campaigners as a threat to traditional Polish values.“Officers ensure security regardless of the ideas, values and beliefs proclaimed by citizens. Any person who breaks the law (…) should know they can be held responsible,” interior minister Elzbieta Witek said on Twitter on Sunday.Videos posted on Twitter show men attacking participants in the march, including a woman, and shouting anti-LGBT insults. Some of the attackers were wearing football club t-shirts.Last year during an equality march in Lublin, another eastern Polish city, activists were hounded by groups of men, who were dispersed by riot police firing tear gas.This year, at a political rally before European Parliament elections, PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski urged Poles to vote for what he called “the only party that gives a 100% guarantee that our values will be protected”.LGBT rights constitute foreign values that pose “a real threat to our identity, to our nation”, he said. Some observers see parallels with the party’s 2015 campaign, when it deployed anti-immigrant rhetoric.“One should condemn any act of hooliganism and I condemn it doubly (…) Firstly because you can’t beat, yank people under any circumstances,” PiS legislator Marcin Horala told broadcaster TVN24.“But also because nothing helps promote LGBT in Poland as much as giving them the role of victim, as was the case in Bialystok,” he added.PiS took power in 2015 and remains popular thanks to generous welfare payouts, low unemployment and its nationalist rhetoric.A newspaper supporting PiS was criticised in recent days by the U.S. and British embassies for its plan to put an “LGBT-free zone” sticker on one of its editions.WhatsApp 1 of 6 SharePrint People attend the first Pride Parade in the city of Bialystok, Poland July 20, 2019 in this video grab taken from social media July 21, 2019. VIDEO-KOD/via REUTERSlast_img read more

Apple Removes Bose Headphones From Stores Online Site

first_imgAdvertisement Looks like the battle between Bose and Beats by Dre parent Apple has moved  to a place where it really hurts — the stores.This is because the Bose headphones can no longer be found in Apple stores, not online, nor at the mall.Other competing brands of headphones remain in Apple’s online store, including high-end models from Sennheiser, Bowers & Wilkins and Marshall. – Advertisement – It should be noted that two months after Apple announced it would acquire Beats for $3 billion, Bose sued, claiming that Beats had infringed on five of its patents for noise-canceling headphones.The company also lodged a complaint with the International Trade Commission, seeking to halt the sale and import of certain Beats products.That lawsuit was dismissed on Oct. 10, after the two parties reached a settlement. Terms were not disclosed.A publicity battle between the premium headphone brands has also been playing out on TV.Bose secured an exclusive marketing deal with the National Football League that kept all other manufacturers’ headphones off camera on game day, from the moment players set foot on the field up to 90 minutes after the final whistle.However, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick flouted the rule during a post-game press conference, and said he was slapped with a $10,000 fine by the league. Other players followed suit, including Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman and Cowboys defender Barry Church.An NFL spokesperson subsequently issued a statement saying players could tape over the Beats brand to avoid being disciplined.Via Recodelast_img read more

MTN Nigeria pays USD 250M towards regulatory fine settlement

first_imgImage Credit: premiumtimesng Advertisement Shareholders were advised on 22 January 2016 that the above-mentioned matter came up for hearing before the Federal High Court in Lagos, Nigeria when the judge adjourned the matter to 18 March 2016 in order to enable the parties to try and settle the matter.Pursuant to the ongoing engagement with the Nigerian Authorities, MTN Nigeria yesterday made an agreed without prejudice good faith payment of 50 Billion Naira (USD 250 million / 850 billion UGX) to the Federal Government of Nigeria on the basis that this will be applied towards a settlement, where one is eventually, hopefully arrived at. In an effort to achieve an amicable settlement, MTN has agreed to withdraw the matter from the Federal High Court in Lagos.MTN/NCC NEGOTIATING AN AMICABLE RESOLUTION, MTN WITHDRAWS COURT CASE https://t.co/3tqF20Qhvf— MTN Nigeria (@MTNNG) February 24, 2016 – Advertisement – Phuthuma Nhleko in his capacity as Executive Chairman of MTN Group and a director of MTN Nigeria continues to lead the team engaging the Nigerian Authorities with a view to settling the matter.Shareholders are therefore advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the Company’s securities until a further announcement is made.[related-posts]last_img read more

Huawei has Unveiled the Huawei Enjoy 6s in China

first_imgHuawei Enjoy 6s launched in China. Image Credit: Mobikart Advertisement The Huawei Enjoy 6s looks almost identical to its predecessor with a few differences on the back panel. On the design front, the new Huawei Enjoy 6s also sports metal body and comes with chamfered edges. It measures 7.6mm thin and supports dual-SIM functionality.SpecsIt features a 5-inch HD with 720×1280 pixels IPS LCD display, powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor clocked at 1.4GHz coupled with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of in-built storage.Huawei Enjoy 6s sports a 13MP and a 5MP front camera, backed up by a 3020mAh battery which is smaller than the 4100mAh battery of it’s predecessor. It supports 4G with VoLTE and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei’s Emotion UI 4.1, and also comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back. – Advertisement – The Huawei Enjoy 6 is water and dust resistant with IP52 certification, there is no mentoion of the Huawei Enjoy 6s being certified to this feature.The Huawei Enjoy 6s is priced at CNY 1,599 (approximately $236.08) and will available to buy in Gold, Silver, and White color variants.According to Gadgets 360, the company might not launch the Enjoy 6s phablet outside China.This launch was first reported by GizmoChina and Gadgets 360.[related-posts]last_img read more

B Dortmund v Real Madrid

first_imgSTAR EVENT: B Dortmund v Real MadridChampions League Semi-Final TIME: 7.45pm TV: SKYIt’s just like London buses. A follow-up winner for the column at Punchestown yesterday – our recommendation Moyle Park winning the bumper at 7/4.It was a hard fought three quarters of a length success but Star Sports pay out on what wins and not how far.We’ll be back at Punchestown later in the week but we must pay due attention to the second Champions League semi-final tonight and after last night what surely could have the potential of an all-German final at Wembley.Barcelona’s 4-0 defeat at the hands of Bayern astonished most of us – even if inept refereeing (yet again) gifted them at least one, possibly two goals. But don’t get me started on that rant again. Check out the “Suarez and Friends” blog.Barcelona, for our money, never looked up for it. They were jaded throughout. Perhaps just nothing more than the affects of a long hard season and the constant expectation on their (and in particular Messi’s) shoulders for 3-0, 4-0, 5-0 wins whenever and whoever they play. Even in his prime The Bank Of Roger Federer failed to pay out on rare occasions and the Bank Of Barcelona had their doors slammed firmly shut last night.In the domestic Bundesliga, Bayern and Dortmund have dominated this season and Dortmund will look to build up an advantage to take to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium for the return leg against Real Madrid.Borussia Dortmund scrambled home against Malaga in a desperate finish in the quarter finals and will have to raise their game but we think on balance they’ll just edge a tight match.These London buses… they do come along in three’s, don’t they?STAR FORECAST(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)4 points win DORTMUND to beat REAL MADRID(+7 points Tuesday)Agree OR disagree? Call Star Sports on 08000 521 321 to place your bet.last_img read more