July 2019

Costumed Halloween revelers roam the Mission in mobile dance party

first_imgJust before 10 p.m., the party was still going strong. Ultimately, the plan was to head to Mission Playground before disbanding, but the tunes kept playing.At one point, revelers set off a few fireworks and police cars were quickly on the scene. 0% Hannah and Kyle’s first time to the party. “It’s great to dress up and be a part of the community,” Kyle said. Photo by Julian Mark. By 10:15, the Sycamore crowd was bursting out onto Valencia Street. They made their way along Valencia to Mission Playground, still numbering in the hundreds. Soon they numbered around 300, making their way back along 17th Street to Capp Street.Edward dressed up as a fly caught in a web. Asked if his web was hard to carry around, he said, “It’s a fuckin’ pain, but I have no choice — I’m trapped.” Photo by Julian Mark. Soon, with the crowd diffused along 17th and Mission streets, the volume dropped. The more subdued dancers gathered in Sycamore Alley to a quieter beat.But it didn’t take long for the crowd to thicken and the music to turn back up.Close quarters in Sycamore Alley on Halloween. Photo by Julian Mark. Rasheed is visiting from New York. He’s dressed as static shock. “I expected it to be more douchey, but everyone is just out here for fun,” he said. Photo by Julian Mark. At the playground, a man twirled a fiery hula hoop. As the clock neared 11, the dancers chanted for “one more song!” But slowly, the number of people in colorful costumes began to dwindle — Halloween was coming to a close. “I keep coming back becAuse of the enjoyment – the people, the costumes, the music.” Photo by Julian Mark. A banana, a cow, a glittery fish and an astronaut made their way through the northern Mission Tuesday night as part of a group of 300 or so people celebrating Halloween with a mobile dance party.The costumed dancers gathered at 16th and Mission streets sometime after 8 p.m., as they have done annually since 2011, when Eda Altiok and 30 members of her frisbee team started the party.From the plaza, the dancers made their way to 17th and Capp streets, where they moved to the music emanating from large speakers pulled on hand carts. A few climbed on top of a U-Haul truck parked in the intersection.With music still bumping from the mobile speakers, the group made its way to 17th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, with a quick stop at a gas station. Tags: Events • Halloween Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

first_imgLUKE Walsh, Richard Beaumont, Mose Masoe and Kyle Amor will be here next season… will you?The quartet have put pen to paper for Nathan Brown’s side in 2014 in what looks to be an exciting year for the club.Buying a season ticket is the best way of guaranteeing your place at Langtree Park to watch your Saints.They are superb value and offer discounts in the Saints Superstore too.In the Hatton’s Solicitors West Stand Adult and Family Renewals get between four and seven games free respectively when compared to matchday ticket prices.Junior Renewal is just £3 per home game and the renewal ‘Dad & Lad’ season ticket is only £5 more than the adult ticket!It’s not just about renewals though as Early Bird purchases can also receive great value too.Our Early Bird Junior Season Tickets are still the same as 2006 prices at Knowsley Road with season tickets starting from the equivalent of just £4.25 per match.For new purchasers Early Bird Adult tickets save £58 on matchday tickets… that is nearly three games free!Throughout the stadium Adult and Family Renewals get between four and seven games free when compared to matchday tickets and new purchasers can look forward to saving nearly 10% off the full price Season Ticket.To find out more click here.If you want to use our interactive seat picker to find out what is available in the Totally Wicked North and Solarking South Stands click here and select Season Tickets.Fans can renew their season tickets here, at the ticket office at Langtree Park or by calling 01744 455 052.Be part of it and be the heartbeat – #saintsheartbeatDates for your Diary:Renewal Period: August 12 2013 – September 30 2013Early Bird Offer: August 12 2013 – December 24 2013General Sale: December 25 2013 onwardslast_img read more

first_imgFOUR tries in the first eight minutes set the tone for the outcome of this, one of the most one sided games the Saints have been involved in, writes Graham Henthorne.Sean Croston opened the scoring within the first minute taking a rebound from the top of the pads from Lewis Gartland’s high kick.We were then treated to a display of the raw power of the Saints pack when up against very young and inexperienced players.Jordan Olmez took the restart 50 metres and four tackles later delivered a fabulous offload to allow debutant Jake Pass to stand up his opposite number before putting Jordan Gibbons in.Olmez again started and this time finished the next move and from the restart his rampaging pack partner Jorge Lewtas took the restart, stormed back before feeding Kevin Brown to go the final 60 to the corner.Brad Pinder’s dart out of dummy half put Elliott Jenkins under the posts before Gibbons shot down the blind side for his second.Croston then showed his pace as he again scored direct from the kick off going 80 metres to score.Croston again ran the restart back for 50 metres and three tackles later the defence were running away from the sight of big Robbie Horton charging at them.Eight tries in 20 minutes and the Saints were running at more than 2 points a minute!Further tries to Croston to complete a great hat-trick, another to Jenkins and one to a startled looking Paul Nash plus 10 Gibbons conversions almost managed to complete the 2 points a minute scoring rate.After such dominance in one half it’s always difficult to replicate that same atmosphere afterwards but the Saints tried their best scoring four more tries in the first ten minutes of the half.Two debutants opened the scoring in the second period. Sam Royle scored his first in the red vee outpacing the cover to the corner to the delight of his small fan club.Then Evan Bullen showed pace to go with his obvious tackling power (ask the Cumbrian lad who felt the full force of that before the break) as he broke the line and then pushed off and outpaced the full back to the corner. His second came after another 30 metre run and quick play the ball from Horton.Callum Hazzard ran in the Saints 14th try from 60 metres out making the score 84 after only 46 minutes.The scoreboard then got to the players a little as they tried too hard to get the century and the errors started to come. Consequently only two tries in the last 24 minutes to Olmez and the aptly named Jake Pass on the wing meant the score stayed in double figures.What can you say? Four debutants and still a very young side. It would be churlish to look for a down side when for 50 minutes all was rosy but the test in the second half was to keep the high standards of the first going and that didn’t happen.However, scoring 94 points in 70 minutes against any opposition takes some doing, so well done to all 20 players.Match Summary:St Helens U16s:Tries: Kevin Brown, Sean Croston 3, Jordan Gibbons 2, Jake Pass, Elliott Jenkins 2, Jordan Olmez 2, Paul Nash, Callum Hazzard, Sam Royle, Evan Bullen 2, Robbie Horton.Goals: Jordan Gibbons 10, Lewis Gartland 3.Cumbria U16s:Tries:Goals:Half Time: 64-0Full Time: 94-0Teams:Saints:1. Kevin Brown; 2. Jacob Cummings, 3. Sean Croston, 4. Jordan Gibbons, 5. Jake Pass; 6. Lewis Gartland, 7. Elliott Jenkins; 8. Jordan Olmez, 9. Brad Pinder, 10. Tom Pinder, 11. Danny Edwards, 12. Chris Follin, 13. Jorge Lewtas.Subs: 14. Paul Nash, 15. Sam Royle, 16. Callum Hazzard, 17. Ben Twist, 18. Evan Bullen, 20. Joe Sharratt, 21. Robbie Horton.Cumbria:1. Jake Parker; 2. Matty Farley, 3. Aiden Wright, 4. Matt Shepherd, 5. Lewis Mason; 6. Liam Williamson, 7. Owen Hoyles; 8. John Irving, 9. Ellison Holgate, 10. Danny Wright, 11. Jake Pearce, 12. Louis Fearon, 13. James Wallis.Subs: 14. Ethan Williams, 15. Kyle Evans, 16. Aaron Hutchman, 17. Dennis Beyhtki.last_img read more

first_imgLUKE Walsh and Matty Dawson have been named in Saints 19-man squad for Friday’s First Utility Super League clash with Widnes Vikings.They replace Adam Swift and Dominique Peyroux.Keiron Cunningham will select his 17 from:1. Jonny Lomax, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Mark Percival, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Atelea Vea, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 15. Greg Richards, 17. Luke Thompson, 20. Joe Greenwood, 21. Matty Dawson, 22. Jack Owens, 23. Shannon McDonnell, 24. Matty Fleming, 27. Jack Ashworth, 28. Morgan Knowles.Denis Betts will select his Widnes side from:1. Rhys Hanbury, 2. Corey Thompson, 4. Charly Runciman, 5. Patrick Ah Van, 6. Kevin Brown, 7. Joe Mellor, 9. Lloyd White, 10. Manase Manuokafoa, 11. Chris Houston, 13. Hep Cahill, 14. Chris Dean, 17. Stefan Marsh, 18. Gil Dudson, 19. Macgraff Leuluai, 22. Matt Whitley, 24. James Chapelhow, 32. Connor Farrell, 36. Jack Buchanan, 37. Greg Burke.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee is G Hewer.Ticket details can be found here.last_img read more

Kure Beach tests for GenX results well below NCDHHS health goal

first_imgKURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Following the discovery of GenX, the Town of Kure Beach decided to test its water source as a precautionary measure.While the minimum level of GenX that can be detected by the current testing measure is 4.9 (ppt) parts per trillion, a trace amount of 5.2 ppt was found in the sample.- Advertisement – In an effort to help provide context for health risks associated with GenX, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has established a health goal of 140 ppt. This goal is not a distinction between safe and unsafe levels, but is a level of contamination below which no adverse health effects would be expected over a lifetime of exposure.This goal is based on the most vulnerable population (bottle-fed infants) and is the most conservative level for other groups.The amount of GenX found in the Town of Kure Beach water source was well below the established health goal of 140 ppt.Related Article: Wrightsville Beach files lawsuit after GenX, compounds found in drinking waterHowever, the Town of Kure Beach says they will resample its water source and will monitor the situation closely and will continue to notify the public as new information becomes available.last_img read more

High school football player left behind in Wilmington

first_img Suzie Ulbrich, Public Information Officer with Onslow County Schools, told NewsChannel 12 in a statement the situation was investigated and it was discovered the school protocols were not followed.Click here to read more from WCTI JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County (WCTI) — A high school football player didn’t make it back on the bus after last Friday’s game and was left behind.Onslow County Schools officials are now taking steps to make sure it never happens again. The football player was left behind following a game between Northside High School in Jacksonville and New Hanover High School. The game was played in Wilmington.- Advertisement – last_img read more

First ever Veterans Day Parade held in Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Although Veterans Day was observed on Friday, plenty of people converged on downtown Wilmington Saturday morning to celebrate those who have served our country.The parade was organized by the New Hanover County Veterans Council and was the first of its kind in southeastern North Carolina.- Advertisement – The air was filled with “thank you’s” and the stars and stripes as the parade made its way down Front Street.As a special honor, all of the World War II veterans in attendance were named grand marshals of the parade.last_img read more

Emergency shelter for sex traffic victims opens its doors

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington non-profit organization opened what they are calling the East Coast’s first emergency shelter for victims of sex trafficking. Since 2012 A Safe Place has helped 400 local victims and now they will be able to help even more.Dozens of people attended the ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon. Those in attendance included Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David, and Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David.- Advertisement – “We now have a place, in this region for victims of this activity, and we are here to care for them and not to prosecute them,” said Ben David.The new shelter will provide a safe place for 12 women at a time. The victims will be able to stay in the fully furnished home for up to 90 days.“So this allows us to do more outreach. We know trafficking is happening here in Wilmington so to go out, do outreach, identify these girls and give them shelter give them opportunities,” A Safe Place Founder, Malisa Umstead said.Related Article: Alleged NXIVM cult leader found guilty in sex trafficking caseThe house that was turned into the emergency center was donated by N2GIVES, another non-profit working to end human trafficking.“Two of the needs that they had when they told us about a year and a half ago was funding for a social worker, so a year and a half ago, we decided, OK, we’ll do that. And then their second need was emergency housing. So in my mind, I started thinking, OK, this is more of a long-term plan but how can we make this happen?” said Rebecca Hixon, the wife of N2GIVES CEO Duane Hixon.The shelter is the first of its kind on the East Coast. David says it’s a huge step in the fight against sex trafficking.“To now have a place, just like we have a domestic violence shelter and services, where people can come as a refuge, with the help of the whole advocacy community, and see these cases through in the criminal justice system and give them a safe transition back to, hopefully, a drug-free and pimp-free life,” said David.The furniture and appliances were all donated by community members in hopes of giving women and children a fresh start.last_img read more

No public bathrooms at Wilmington Riverwalk development yet

first_imgThe Wilmington Riverwalk development which includes Blackfinn Ameripub and The Shell (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It took several years to develop Blackfinn Ameripub, the Shell, and the still-unopened Vida Mexican Kitchen and Cantina along the Riverwalk in downtown Wilmington.Part of the original hold-up was a dispute over public bathrooms.- Advertisement – Back in April, the city of Wilmington gave developer Chuck Shoninger three years to build them on the property.Shoninger says a third party group has architectural control over the property and they denied a location that the developer picked for the restrooms.Shoninger says he is working with the city and the third party towards a solution.Related Article: Man wanted after allegedly crashing car into Wilmington RiverwalkIn the meantime, the restrooms at Blackfinn are available to the public.last_img read more

Teachers local relief group work together to help Leland residents

first_img “When we went out to these other places…I was always hoping there would be another little Ray running around getting us stuff and sure enough there’s a guy David that drove down from Virginia,” said Baca.The group is also stationed at a warehouse in downtown Wilmington on Water Street.Anyone interested in donating or finding ways to help their group, visit their Facebook group at Port City Volunteer and Disaster Relief. LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Port City Volunteer and Disaster Relief partnered with Lincoln Elementary School teachers to host a breakfast and supply pick up site Monday, September 24th.Coordinator Ray Baca has supported the hurricane relief of Maria, Irma and Harvey, and has been always preparing for the possibility of any disasters that could potentially impact the Port City.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Music on Market hosting performance to benefit Florence victims

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Music on Market is hosting two big performances this month and one will help raise money for Habitat for Humanity.Music on Market is a local organization created 17 years ago and hosts eight musical performances throughout the year.- Advertisement – Derek MacLeod and Angela Burns came on Good Morning Carolina Friday to talk about two upcoming performancesOn Sunday, St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church is hosting the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah with the Hallelujah Chorus at 3 p.m. It will be accompanied by a professional Orchestra and soloists with a community chorus. This is the first time St. Andrews-Covenant and Music on Market have actually partnered for a concert such as Handel’s Messiah. Organizers said they have folks coming all the way from Sneads Ferry to sing in the chorus.This weekend, organizers will also bee collecting donations for Habitat for Humanity at the Handel’s Messiah performance. They hope to help build four homes before the first anniversary of Hurricane Florence.Related Article: New Hanover County leaders provide update on Florence recoveryNext weekend, at St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church (sanctuary) is hosting the River City Brasstacular Concert. This group is a professional brass ensemble that will play different styles such as: Broadway, Big Band, Swing, Holiday. The event is Saturday at 7:30 p.m.This is the first time St. Andrews-Covenant and Music on Market have actually partnered for a concert such as Handel’s Messiah. We have folks coming all the way from Sneads Ferry to sing in the chorus.last_img read more

Sewer work may cause lane closures at busy Wilmington intersection

first_imgRoad work WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Heads up on the roads! Sewer work may cause lane closures this week at a busy intersection in Wilmington.According to Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, there will be temporary lane closures near the intersection of Carolina Beach Road and Shipyard Boulevard from Tuesday through Friday.- Advertisement – A CFPUA contractor will be conducting inspections and maintenance on sanitary sewer mains.Work will occur between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. in an area seen on this map.During this period, contractors for CFPUA will do video inspections on and clean, repair and install lining as needed on sanitary sewer main. This program helps to minimize issues within the sewer system.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement In an e-mail sent to employees from her iPad and titled “Goodbye,” Bartz wrote: “I am very sad to tell you that I’ve just been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s chairman of the board.” She wrote, “It has been my pleasure to work with all of you and I wish you only the best going forward.”The combative chief executive had been under pressure to turnaround Yahoo from the day she was appointed. Yahoo remains one of the biggest destinations on the internet but has lost gound with advertisers and audience to Google, Facebook and services like Twitter.According to research firm eMarketer Facebook is set to overtake Yahoo this year to collect the biggest slice of online display advertising dollars in the US. – Advertisement – Bartz joined Yahoo in January 2009, replacing co-founder Jerry Yang who had returned to the helm of the company in an ill-fated bid to turn its fortunes around. When Bartz joined the firm its shares were trading for around $12. After news of her departure broke, the shares jumped more than 6% in after-hours trade to $13.72, from a close of $12.91 on the Nasdaq. In January 2000, near the end of the dot-com bubble, Yahoo’s shares traded at more than $125 a piece.Bartz had also fallen out of favour with Wall Street investors, unhappy with her turnaround strategy and her handling of the firm’s strained relatonship with China’s Alibaba Group, in which it holds a 40% stake.In June Yahoo chairman Roy Bostock gave his public support to Bartz at the company’s annual general meeting. “This board is very supportive of Carol and this management team,” Bostock said in his opening remarks. “We are confident that Yahoo is headed in the right direction.”Bartz, had previously been chairman of software firm Autodesk. She arrived with a reputation as a tough talker and reinforced it early in her tenure by telling Michael Arrington, founder of the influential Techcrunch website to “f*** off” during a staged interview at an industry event.Her management style came under fire after the company’s apparent mishandling of its relationship with Alibaba. In May when it was revealed that Alibaba had handed Alipay – one of Alibaba’s crown jewels – to a company controlled by Alibaba founder Jack Ma, apparently without Yahoo’s knowledge. Alibaba said Yahoo was fully aware of the transaction and the two sides openly bickered about the deal.Yahoo is conducting a strategic review of the company’s options, including possible divestment of its Asian holdings. It cautioned that no decisions had yet been made.Bostock said: “On behalf of the entire Board, I want to thank Carol for her service to Yahoo! during a critical time of transition in the Company’s history, and against a very challenging macro-economic backdrop. I would also like to express the Board’s appreciation to Tim and thank him for accepting this important role. We have great confidence in his abilities and in those of the other executives who have been named to the Executive Leadership Council.”The company also said its directors named five other senior Yahoo executives to an executive leadership council that is intended to help Morse, a former chief financial officer at Altera, a semiconductor makers, and at General Electric Plastics, manage the company.SOURCE: The Guardianlast_img read more

Top 200 Most Useful Websites of 2012 Part One

first_imgAdvertisement AS part of our PC Tech Awards series, we’ve compiled the 200 most useful websites on the Internet. Most of these sites fall under the Utilities category, so we looked out for websites that solve at least one problem really well and they all have simple web addresses (URLs) that you can memorize thus saving you a trip to Google.But the 200 will be published in four parts. Here’s Part One of PC Tech’s 200 Most Useful Websites online.whatsmyip.net – Displays your IP address.hidemy.info – Allows you to surf the web anonymously. Also helps you bypass your own/server cache. Works in the same way as anonymouse.org.screenr.com – Record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube.isup.me – Check if the website you’re trying to visit is actually down, or if the problem is local (only you). The longer URL is downforeveryoneorjustme.comctrlq.org/screenshots – For capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops.goo.gl – Shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes.unfurlr.come – Find the original URL that’s hiding behind a short URL.qClock – Find the local time of a city using a Google Map.copypastecharacter.com – Copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard.postpost.com – A better search engine for twitter.lovelycharts.com – Create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.iconfinder.com – The best place to find icons of all sizes.office.com – Download templates, clipart and images for your Office documents.epayafrica.com – Helps you buy online with Mobile Moneyfollowupthen.com – The easiest way to setup email reminders.jotti.org – Scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.wolframalpha.com – Gets answers directly without searching.printwhatyoulike.com – Print web pages without the clutter.joliprint.com – Reformats news articles and blog content as a newspaper.ctrql.org/rss – A search engine for RSS feeds.e.ggtimer.com – A simple online timer for your daily needs.coralcdn.org – If a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN.random.org – Pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.pdfescape.com – Lets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself.viewer.zoho.com – Preview PDFs and Presentations directly in the browser.tubemogul.com – Simultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites.ctrlq.org/dictation – Online voice recognition in the browser itself.scr.im – Share you email address online without worrying about spam.spypig.com – Now get read receipts for your email.sizeasy.com – Visualize and compare the size of any product.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont – Quickly determine the font name from an image.google.com/webfonts – A good collection of open source fonts.paper.li – Create a newspaper out of the links shared by your followers on Twitter.regex.info – Helps you find data hidden in your photographs.livestream.com – Broadcast events live over the web, including your desktop screen.iwantmyname.com – Helps you search domains across all TLDs.who.is – Helps you check if a domain name is available, and if so, gives you information about it.homestyler.com – Design from scratch or re-model your home in 3D.join.me – Share you screen with anyone over the web.onlineocr.net – Recognize text from scanned PDFs.flightstats.com – Track flight status at airports worldwide.lmgtfy.com – Let Me Google That For You. Help your lazy/slow friends perform a quick Google Search.wetransfer.com – For sharing really big files online.hundredzeros.com – The site lets you download free Kindle books.polishmywriting.com – Check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors.marker.to – Easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.typewith.me – Work on the same document with multiple people.psdgraphics.com – Download professionally designed Photoshop (PSD) and JPeg graphics for free. Includes buttons, backgrounds, e.t.cnewone.org – Formerly BoyGJ.com helps your find and try out CMS-based website templates. And offers lots other free stuff too.AllAfrica.com – Read news from all of Africa’s leading newspapers. Well, almost all of them.Still to come: 51-200 Most Useful Websites online. – Advertisement – Information from Digital Inspiration was used in this compilation.last_img read more

Clinton Emails Show State Departments Close Relationship With Google

first_imgHillary Clinton Speaks At Event At Center For American Progress. Image Credit: gastatic Advertisement The latest release of emails sent to and from Hillary Clinton’s private email server reveals a close relationship between Google and the State Department.A 2012 email recently uploaded onto Wikileaks’ searchable archive came from Google Ideas director Jared Cohen, who formerly worked as an advisor to Secretary Clinton, indicates that Google wanted to help bolster support for those who defected from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military.It also showed that before launching a “defection tracker” Cohen wanted the State Department to weigh in on the idea and potentially provide feedback. – Advertisement – In the July 25, 2012 email that was sent by Cohen to State Department officials William Burns, Jacob Sullivan and Alec Ross, before being forwarded from Sullivan to Clinton later that day, stated:Cohen, who is not only the director and founder of Google Ideas but an advisor to the executive chairman at Alphabet Inc., and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, previously served as a member of the policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State and as a close advisor to both Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.Clinton, now a U.S. presidential candidate, has a page on her website addressing questions regarding the released emails, here.The Wikileaks site states that it has made searchable “30,322 emails & email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was Secretary of State… from 30 June 2010 to 12 August 2014,” and states that the emails were made available to Wikileaks by the U.S. State Department as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request.[CBS Local]last_img read more

Ozaremit secures funding to Accelerate its Development

first_imgAdvertisement Ozaremit, is set to accelerate development 3 months after its launch.Currently covering 110 countries, including 35 countries in Africa. Ozaremit is a competitive, safe and fast online service to send airtime to family and friends living abroad.Currently, it is the cheapest service to send top-ups to phones in Nigeria. – Advertisement – Ozaremit has secured funding from French investors Thibault Launay, Romain Girbal and Célia Grémy to boost growth. They have a vast experience investing in mid to early stage startups, including soon to launch Awww.Afrimalin.com, a classified listing platform for Francophone Africa.The new funds will help ramp up marketing across multiple channels and allow Ozaremit to launch its agents network in an effort to make the service widely available to offline customers.They are working on a new user interface offering cross border remittances for mobile airtime, bill payment and mobile money transfer that will be unveiled in the coming weeks.last_img read more

Travis Kalanick Steps Down as Ubers CEO

first_imgUber CEO and Co-Founder; Travis Kalanick delivers an address to employees and drivers marking the company’s five year anniversary in San Francisco, California June 3rd, 2015.. Image Credit: Business Insider Advertisement New York Times (NYT) on Wednesday reports that, Uber Technologies Inc Co-Founder Travis Kalanick on Tuesday 20th, June 2017 stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of the ride-hailing service.NYT reports says he’s exit came under pressure after hours of drama involving Uber’s major investors; one of Uber’s biggest shareholders, the venture capital firm Benchmark, which has one of its partners, Bill Gurley, on Uber’s board. This was according to two people with knowledge of the situation, who asked to remain anonymous because the details are confidential.“The investors made their demand for Travis to step down as the CEO of the firm in a letter (that was also obtained by NYT) delivered to him while he was in Chicago,” said the people with knowledge of the situation. – Advertisement – In a press statement, Travis said, “I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight.”Uber was not immediately available to comment outside regular US working hours.Editor’s Note: This story has been updated!source: Reuters and NYTlast_img read more

STAR PREVIEW CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL day two

first_imgBET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was the old 3-2-1 with the selections yesterday but a profitable start to the week thanks to Apple’s Jade rallying bravely to land the OLGB Mares’ Hurdle at 7/2:BACK MELON (1.30) 10 points at SP with Star Sports 2nd BACK PETIT MOUCHOIR (3.30) 6 points at SP with Star Sports 3rd BACK APPLE’S JADE (4.10) 6 points at SP with Star Sports WON 7/2Day two highlight is the Queen Mother Champion Chase at 3.30 and sees the second of the week’s uber hot-pots strut his stuff.Altior landed the long odds-on yesterday – comfortably enough in the end but Charbel was still in front two out and it’s impossible to say how the race would have panned out but suffice to say that those who backed Altior would have seen their heart rates rise even further in the closing stages.Douvan is likely to go off a very similar price today and might even drift slightly if Mullins fails to win the opening Neptune with one of his quartet (if you think that’s a lot he had 20 entered in the race at the four-day stage!!). There are two more races before the feature and if Mullins goes into the Champion Chase without a Festival winner it might well prompt the layers just to become that bit bolder.Any negative vibes though should be set against the fact that Douvan is 8lb clear of his nearest rival and has had five straight wins since last year’s Arkle at odds of 1/6, 1/5, 1/6, 1/6 and 1/14 – that’s an even money acca !!!!Two bets for me on Wednesday and I’m book-ending the card with a bet in the opener and closing bumper (conveniently leaving out the ultra-competitive 26 runner Coral Cup!).The Harry Fry trained Neon Wolf looks a worthy favourite in the opener. His win last time out at Haydock was hugely impressive and he remains unbeaten in three starts under rules. The drying ground at Cheltenham will be faster than what he experienced at Haydock but he had previously won well on good to soft at Exeter and I’m not expecting this to be a factor.Whatever happens with Douvan I’m hopeful that Willie Mullins will close the card with a winner. Next Destination who might upset his shorter priced stable companion Carter Mckay.Next Destination will improve bundles for his debut Fairyhouse win.Best of luck this week – if you are at Cheltenham check us out in the ring or call us on 08000 521 321 or use the live chat feature here. Simon Nott will be tweeting direct from the Star Sports pitch with all the latest news and movers so give us a follow on twitter too @starsports_betThere’s still time to check out our video previews on this site and you can give our new facebook page a follow too at https://www.facebook.com/starsportsbet/RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK NEON WOLF (1.30) 10 points at SP with Star SportsBACK NEXT DESTINATION (5.30) 3 points each way at SP with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: +18.90 pointslast_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Friday 25 January

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first_imgShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327druth@rice.edu Jade Boyd713-348-6778jadeboyd@rice.edu Director of Rice Space Institute available to comment on final launch of AtlantisPatricia Reiff, director of the Rice Space Institute at Rice University in Houston, is available to comment on the final launch of Atlantis and the end of the historic space shuttle program.Atlantis is scheduled to launch at 11:26 a.m. EDT Friday from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.; according to some predictions, up to 1 million people will travel to Florida to witness the launch firsthand.Reiff has conducted numerous media interviews regarding space travel and has been a live ”play-by-play” commentator for a space shuttle launch. She is available this week for pre- and post-launch interviews.Reiff’s research focuses on space plasma physics, mostly in the area of magnetospheric physics. Her research interests include studies of the interactions between the solar wind and Earth’s magnetic field. She has been involved in data analysis for a number of spacecraft, including NASA’s Apollo moon missions.She was the first person to propose radio sounding of the magnetosphere, a key element of the IMAGE mission launched by NASA in 2000. Reiff has also led dozens of public education and public outreach projects over the past 20 years. Her “Space Update” software has been used by more than a million museum visitors, and CDs of the software and its companions, “Earth Update” and “Space Weather,” have been distributed free to more than 220,000 science teachers and students. In 2009, she received the American Geophysical Union’s Athelstan Spilhaus Award for her lifetime commitment to public education and public science outreach.Members of the news media who want to speak with Reiff should contact Jade Boyd, Rice University science editor and associate director of News and Media Relations, at jadeboyd@rice.edu or 713-348-6778. AddThislast_img read more