The Beginning of the End at 22nd and Mission

first_img Tags: Fires Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0% The contractor working on Thursday at 10:41 a.m. said that the first priority is removing the asbestos. The demolition will start Monday morning.The facade, he said,  will be taken down “by hand” because it is leaning badly and is very unstable.Photo by Michael JohnsonPhoto by Michael Johnsonlast_img

Two 5Story Housing Projects Planned for Mission Street

first_img 0% Two housing developments may be coming to Mission Street in the next few years — one at the site of a burned discount store and the other rising above a ground-floor retail spot that has been vacant for more than a year. The two 5-story projects, which would together bring 24 units to Mission Street between 22nd and 23rd streets, are in the preliminary planning stages. The developers are still in conversations with the Planning Department to iron out details in both projects.The first would go in at 2630 Mission St., the site of a 5-alarm fire that engulfed the Big House discount store there in September 2014. Demolition began on the building shortly afterwards, and the lot has been vacant since.The project is being sponsored by Gabriel Ng + Architects, which also designed a 4-story, 12-unit market-rate project at 2421 16th St. If plans are approved, it would be the site of a 5-story, 16-unit project that would rise to 60 feet, more than double the height of the mostly 2-story buildings that surround it,  but less than the 65-foot height limit for the lot. The building would have a ground-floor retail space and no off-street parking. Eight of the units would be 500 square foot one-bedrooms and the other eight would be 900 square foot two-bedrooms. There would be four apartments on each floor. Tenants would share access to a 700 square foot roof deck.The market-rate building would be required to either build on-site affordable housing units, off-site units, or pay a fee to the city. Project sponsors did not immediately return requests for comment. The other project is down the block at 2610 Mission St. near 22nd Street at the site that once housed Anna’s Linens, which filed for bankruptcy in mid-2015. Socketsite reported in March that the master tenant in the building had accepted a buy-out on their 99-year lease in the building, which still had 30 years left.That project would also rise to five stories, but with only eight units in the four stories above a ground-floor retail space. The single-story storefront on-site now would be renovated, and housing built on top.The market-rate project will not need to build any affordable units or pay a fee, since it falls below the 10-unit city threshold for paying into affordable housing. It does not require approval from the Planning Commission and would likely not break ground until the summer of 2017, said Warner Schmalz, an architect and the project sponsor who was behind a contentious plan to develop market-rate housing next to the Brava Theater. “This is pretty early,” he said. center_img Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

COME and join us at Langtree Park to England take

first_imgCOME and join us at Langtree Park to England take on the creme of Europe in the Euros 2012.Enjoy Pie, Peas and a Bottle of Beer for £5 per person or book for all three game for £12.50.There will be Large Screens and a Cash Bar available too.You can call the Saints team direct on 01744 455 057 or book here (Click on the season ticket tab) .last_img

KEIRON Cunningham said Saints had to dig deep to p

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham said Saints had to dig deep to progress to the Semi Finals of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.Down by two points after an hour Kyle Amor scored a vital try to set his side on the way to a 36-20 victory.“We had to dig deep and it wasn’t the greatest performance,” he said. “Sometimes you have to win ugly and that is what we did.“Widnes did a great job on us and I thought they played the referee better than we did. I have watched all the games this weekend and I thought the referees did a great job. Widnes played the referee better than we did and we were mugged in the ruck.“We were always on the back foot as a result even though we scored some great tries. It burned us and at times our middles looked shot to pieces.“We hung on in there went in up and the break but came out in the second half and made a meal of it.“All credit to my halves though and Jon Wilkin, they really brought us home well. The final 30 minutes was up there with the Wigan and Warrington games. We completed 13 sets in a row kicked it long and rolled our sleeves up.“That wins you Cup games, doing the dirty stuff, getting our head down and completing sets.”He continued: “When Percy came back we got that stability with our edges and middles. Mose Masoe’s second stint was outstanding. Jon Wilkin was superb too. He led from the front.”The win set up a tie with Leeds in the Semi Finals.“Any draw would be tough,” he added. “If you have any ambition to win competitions you have to play great teams. You couldn’t pick a draw really as all sides are playing well.”last_img read more

Then if youre a 2018 Member you can take advantag

first_imgThen if you’re a 2018 Member you can take advantage of FREE coach travel.Simply call into the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium or telephone 01744 455 052 to take advantage!Non Members can also access discounted coach travel for just £5, and this is available online.Tickets are priced at £21 for adults, £15 concessions (65 and over) and £5 juniors and Junior Members must exchange their vouchers before gameday.Seated tickets are available by calling 01924 211 611 and are priced at a £2 upgrade.All ticket prices increase by £3 on matchday.last_img read more

The shirts were worn during the warm up of Jonnys

first_imgThe shirts were worn during the warm up of Jonny’s Testimonial match against Hull FC, and are signed by the individual player who wore them.These shirts were produced in a very small quantity and cannot be purchased as a retail product, so grab one these while you can!Bids can be submitted by emailing your bid amount, the shirt which you wish to bid on and your name and contact details to – keepmeupdated@saintsrlfc.com. Bids with incomplete information cannot be accepted.Shirt bids will be updated at intervals throughout the bidding period. The closing date for bids is 5pm, Wednesday 20th February, only bids submitted before this time will be considered.Shirts available to bid on: Latest bid is displayed below, please note bids must be submitted in denominations of £5, tied bids will be decided on the earliest bid received being given preference.Lachlan Coote – £105 Tommy Makinson – £130 Kevin Naiqama – £120 Mark Percival – £95 Regan Grace – £100 Kyle Amor – £100 Danny Richardson – £100 Luke Douglas – £150 James Roby – £175 Luke Thompson – £150 Alex Walmsley – £125 Jack Ashworth – £90 Zeb Taia – £75 Dominique Peyroux – £80 Joseph Paulo – £85 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook – £145 Theo Fages – £110 Morgan Knowles – £100 Matty Lees – £100 Matty Costello – £80 Adam Swift – £65 Jack Welsby – £55 Aaron Smith – £60,The shirts were worn during the warm up of Jonny’s Testimonial match against Hull FC, and are signed by the individual player who wore them.,Bids can be submitted by emailing your bid amount, the shirt which you wish to bid on and your name and contact details to – keepmeupdated@saintsrlfc.com. Bids with incomplete information cannot be accepted.Shirt bids will be updated at intervals throughout the bidding period. The closing date for bids is 5pm, Wednesday 20th February, only bids submitted before this time will be considered.Shirts available to bid on: Latest bid is displayed below, please note bids must be submitted in denominations of £5, tied bids will be decided on the earliest bid received being given preference.Lachlan Coote – £105 Tommy Makinson – £130 Kevin Naiqama – £120 Mark Percival – £95 Regan Grace – £100 Kyle Amor – £100 Danny Richardson – £100 Luke Douglas – £150 James Roby – £175 Luke Thompson – £150 Alex Walmsley – £125 Jack Ashworth – £90 Zeb Taia – £75 Dominique Peyroux – £80 Joseph Paulo – £85 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook – £145 Theo Fages – £110 Morgan Knowles – £100 Matty Lees – £100 Matty Costello – £80 Adam Swift – £65 Jack Welsby – £55 Aaron Smith – £60last_img read more

Pender County deputy resigns after accused of fraudulent transactions

first_img Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jerry Brewer says Cullifer returned the TV to the store for a refund, which the Burgaw store processed.Cullifer at the time was a Pender County Sheriff’s deputy assigned to the uniform patrol division. The alleged fraud happened on January 10th and law enforcement reached out to the Pender County Sheriff’s Office. They confronted Cullifer who then issued his resignation Saturday.Cullifer was then charged with the fraud in New Hanover County and released on bond.Related Article: Third suspect arrested in Navassa assaultHe was nearing 5 years of service with the Pender County Sheriff’s Office. At the time of his resignation, Cullifer was receiving a salary of $35,351.86. He had no reported suspensions, dismissals, or demotions during his time with the Sheriff’s Office. NEW HANOVER COUNTY/BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — A Pender County Sheriff’s deputy has resigned after law enforcement say he fraudulently returned TVs to Walmart in Porter’s Neck and Burgaw.According to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Jordan Beale Cullifer, 39, purchased a TV from the Walmart in Porter’s Neck. He then took it home and replaced it with his current TV. He returned to the store and reported to them there was a used TV in the packaging. The Sheriff’s Office says the store gave him a new TV to replace it and that’s when he took it to the Walmart in Burgaw.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Nearly 500 Duke Energy customers without power Thursday morning

first_img New Hanover County Dispatch said they had a call about an accident around 1 a.m. at the intersection of 41st St. and Oleander Drive. No injuries were reported.As of 5 a.m., estimated power restoration time was scheduled for 6:15 a.m. (Photo: Duke-Energy.com) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Some Duke Energy customers in Wilmington lost power early Thursday morning because a vehicle damaged equipment near Oleander Drive.According to Duke Energy’s outage map, around 475 customers were affected in the area between Floral Parkway and College Rd.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Wilmington man convicted of selling heroin

first_img The District Attorney’s Office said on October 17, 2017 a confidential informant working on behalf of the Wilmington Police Department purchased ten bindles of heroin from Claiborne for $100 on North 7th Street in Wilmington. Claiborne was also found with heroin in his car on a separate offense occurring in Wrightsville Beach on December 25, 2018. Claiborne has also been convicted of multiple narcotic offenses in the past.“Repeat offenders such as this defendant must be brought to justice, especially those whoare dealing heroin,” Assistant District Attorney Brad Matthews said.“As long as the distribution of heroin continues to plague this community, our office will continue seek harsh sentences for defendants who push this poison in our streets,” District Attorney Ben David said. Lamar Claiborne (Photo: District Attorney’s Office) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– A Wilmington man has pled guilty to selling heroin, among other charges.According to District Attorney Ben David,  Lamar Claiborne, 35, of Wilmington pled guilty on Thursday in the New Hanover County Superior Court to one count of selling heroin, one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin and one count of possession of heroin. Claiborne was sentenced to a minimum of 55 months and maximum of 93 months behind bars.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Swamp Thing could spend 85 million in Wilmington area

first_img “It kind of snuck up on me,” Griffin said Thursday. “We’ve been in kind of a rut, and the needle didn’t move a lot. But then you look at what we’re doing now and what’s confirmed to be coming our way and it’s big. It’s in the neighborhood of $100 million.”The three projects confirmed are the currently filming television series “Swamp Thing” from Warner Bros. and for the DC Universe streaming service; the upcoming Hulu revenge drama series “Reprisal,” which will start filming in June; and a quietly brewing independent film from Alan Ball called “Uncle Frank.”Read more here. Virginia Madsen, center, stands prior to the filming of a scene for the TV services “Swamp Thing” next to the Riverwalk in downtown Wilmington on March 28, 2019. (Photo: Matt Born/Star News) WILMINGTON, NC (Star News) — Two television projects and a new independent film could spend upward of $100 million in the Port City this year — and there’s a chance that figure could swell.Johnny Griffin, director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, told the Wilmington City Council last week that the triple-digit spend for the local film industry is the more than what was spent in 2017 and 2018 combined. It is also the most spent in a single year in five years.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Hundreds to ride bikes across Topsail Island for breast cancer patients

first_img Reel Housewives Founder Annette Erny came on Good Morning Carolina to talk about the special event. Erny said in the first year, they had 42 riders and raised $2,800. She said last year, they had more than 600 riders and raised more than $80,000. She said all of the money stays in the Topsail community.This year, the bike ride will take place on Saturday, April 6 at 8:00 am at Surf City Sound Park. This 26.2-mile seaside ride loops around North Topsail Beach before returning to Surf City. The ride starts at 9:00 a.m.Donations from the event go to “helping our local breast cancer victims one mile at a time.”Related Article: Surf City adds directional signs to roundaboutClick here to register and find out more information. TOPSAIL ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — There is a big event happening this weekend aside from the Azalea Festival to help local breast cancer patients and survivors.The Reel Housewives of Topsail Island is a non-profit organization which uses the money raised from an Island-wide bicycle ride to help local breast cancer patients and survivors. This 26-mile bike ride takes place every year in April. This will be its 9th year.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Game of Thrones Fandom in uproar on developments

first_imgWith the first episode of the final season of Game of Thrones already out there since the early hours of Monday 15th April, the spoilers are coming on thick and fast through the social media. We will not spoil the pleasure of the vast majority of fans who have yet to watch the episode by giving away juicy details of the actual episode.Read more: Valar Morghulis – Even Game of Thrones must dieSuffice it to say that there have been deaths already, there have been nobles who have been ‘un-deaded’ and new dragon riders are on screen. By all accounts this episode will be a game-setter. And it has to be since this is the very last season for a Song of Ice and Fire. However, for those with potential withdrawal symptoms for the demise of GoT, next year two spin-off will be starting. More on that another time.Read also: Game of Thrones: HBO orders Prequel Pilot as the origins of the White Walkers will be revealedThere is one spoiler in this article though, which, possibly, GoT fans will not mind sharing. The Season intro has been changed.The Wall has been breached and for the first time we go through it visually. The Umbers’ Last Hearth features in the opening, so, this hitherto very minor location seems to have some significance now. The icy road then leads to Winterfell and the Stark stronghold is now in pristine shape and substantial emphasis is made on this major location as well as its famed crypts. The next major stop is Kings Landing and the intricacies of the cog-wheels show this site to be a hot-bed for machinations, wheels within wheels and snapping dragon skulls in the basement. In the Throne room, the Lannister Lion, rampant as always floats above the Iron Throne.It seems that that is where most of the action will be concentrated. But what of the Night King? Patience is all it takes.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

Update 3 Air Malta key to economy interests of few cant outweigh

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> Malta’s Chamber of Commerce has argued that Air Malta is an integral part of the Maltese economy and therefore must not be hindered by personal interests of a few people.The Chamber makes the comments opposing the industrial action against the airline, linking the disruption to negative results for the Maltese economy.‘Such action would not only result in devastating effects on the airline itself, but also on the country’s economy at large,’ the Chamber says.It argues that the interests of a, ‘small yet important section,’ of Air Malta’s staff, is endangering the futures of the company, their fellow employees and other businesses reliant on Air Malta’s functioning.The comments from the body strongly oppose those of the Airline Union whom supports Air Malta’s pilots in the dispute over the future of the airline and their early retirement scheme.The Chamber stressed that, ‘It is high time that every player in the equation understands the responsibilities and implications of their actions and act responsibly in favour of the economic stability of the country … The country cannot allow itself to be hijacked by the personal interests of the few.’Air Malta distorting facts, creating false picture of situation – ALPAThe Air-Line Pilots Association (ALPA) has accused Air Malta of distorting facts and creating a false picture of the current circumstances aimed at covering up its own managerial shortcomings.The union supporting Air Malta’s pilots argues that the statements which the airline’s management team is perpetuating in the media are tantamount, ‘to half-truths and measures, as well as to blatant and capricious lies, in order to cover the ineptitude and mismanagement which has become prevalent within the higher tiers of the company.’Their statements come in response to a court’s decision to uphold Air Malta’s request for industrial action carried out by its airline pilots to be temporarily halted this afternoon. They cited that the action was impacting negatively on the operation of the business.ALPA state that the industrial action was called, ‘in response to the management’s numerous attempts to deploy crew illegally against the stipulated procedures, as well as in response to the company’s persistent failure to address concerns relating to the safety and well-being of its members.’The body also confirms that they industrial action has been ‘temporarily withdrawn,’ pending a decision by the courts.They conclude by stressing that, ’it will not be intimidated by the tactics being adopted by the airline and will, by no means, detract from its obligations towards its members, as well as its responsibilities relating to safeguarding the safety of the airline’s passengers.’Watch: ALPA ‘expecting the impossible’ – Tourism MinisterIn a video address responding to the requests of the pilot’s union ALPA, the Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi, explained that the union was ‘expecting the impossible,’ from the government and it would therefore not ‘bow down to the threats.’The Minister went to explain that the government wanted Air Malta to grow but if the airline was unable to meet their demands, they would ‘make use of Malta Air.’ The, ‘government’s objective must be reached,’ he added.Court upholds temporary end to Air Malta pilot’s industrial actionA court has upheld Air Malta’s request to bring a temporary end to industrial action by its pilots this afternoon.The decision follows the launch of industrial action by the pilots, at midnight last night.The action, which was called by the pilot’s union ALPA, caused a number of early flights to destinations like Rome and Amsterdam to be delayed for 30 minutes or more, beyond their intended departure time.In Air Malta’s statement to court today, they requested that ALPA ceases, ‘from taking any further illegal action which is prejudicial to the company and its rights.’Collective Agreements and PensionsThe root of the industrial action by Air Malta’s pilots stems from their grievance over a lack of respect for their collective agreement, in relation to the government’s deal with Ryanair to create Malta Air.The pilots are also determined that the government (as the main shareholder) will ensure that they receive their early retirement scheme pay out of around €700,000. This is if they retire age of 55. The government has responded by calling the demand ‘ridiculous.’According to a statement from Air Malta, court proceedings on this will take place on Friday 5th July.Air Malta files injunction following ALPA directivesAir Malta has filed a court injunction after the Airline Pilots Association Malta (ALPA) issued directives to its members to take industrial action, initially in the form of a 30-minute delay on all flights. The national airline also stated that Air Malta will quantify the damages it will suffer from the industrial action and will seek to recover such damages from the pilots.In a statement on Monday, Air Malta said that this action resulted after the government declined the request to guarantee the pilots’ early retirement scheme pay-out, which sees individual pilots getting some €700,000 each at the age of 55. The government is the major shareholder in Air Malta.“Taxpayers will not fund guarantee retirement packages”Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi tweeted about the injunction, stressing that “Taxpayer funds will NOT guarantee retirement packages of 700,000 euros for each pilot.”Air Malta requested the court to stop ALPA from taking illegal action. Taxpayer funds will NOT guarantee retirement packages of 700,000 euros for each pilot. @AirMalta— Konrad Mizzi (@KonradMizzi) July 1, 2019ALPA’s directive ordering that Air Malta flights are at least delayed by thirty minutes, came into force at midnight on Monday. Air Malta lamented in a statement that the industrial action was ordered in its busiest year.In its statement on Monday, Air Malta said that while it acknowledged that a right is protected by law, it cannot bear the consequence of a disagreement between its employees and its shareholder.Air Malta claimed that ALPA’s demands do not qualify as a trade dispute, adding that the Union failed to give adequate of such action to the company in terms of the collective agreement.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

Nine killed as plane crashes during skydiving trip in Sweden

first_imgTwitterTwitter Nine Swedes were killed when their plane crashed during a skydiving trip near Umea, a small university city in northern Sweden, authorities said on Sunday.The small plane designed to carry parachutists crashed on an island on the Ume river shortly after takeoff from Umea airport, police spokesman Peder Jonsson said, adding that those on board were on a skydiving trip.The police said that all the victims were Swedish, with one person holding dual citizenship. The names of the victims were not been disclosed.King Carl XVI Gustaf expressed his sorrow in a statement.“In view of today’s tragic air crash outside Umea, which took nine people’s lives, I want to convey my condolences. My family and I send our thoughts to their families and relatives,” he said on Facebook.Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said the government was in close contact with the relevant authorities as they investigate the cause of the crash.Photo Credit Twitter (ElInformante)WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

Jumia Uganda Launches its Mobile Week Discounts upto 40

first_imgJumia Uganda’s Country Manager; Ham Namakajjo briefing the media at their head offices in Kampala on Friday 2nd, March 2018. Advertisement eCommerce firm; Jumia Uganda on Friday announced its annual mobile week sale during a press event briefing at their head offices in Kampala. The annual campaign is scheduled to run from 19th to 25th March, 2018 where its customers will have to visit the Jumia website or mobile app to claim the largest discounts on these mobile phones.Discounts will range on all mobile brands, including; Huawei, Samsung, Infinix, Apple, Tecno, Nokia, and Fero. Furthermore, these mobile phones have been discounted up to 40%. Jumia’s country manager, Ham Namakajjo confirmed to the press that the firm partnered with trusted mobile phone distributors to offer the very best prices on these mobile phones.The Jumia mobile week campaign isn’t new to many of us. The campaign in not only done in Uganda alone but in all the 12 countries Jumia has its operations from. During the campaign customers are given a chance to participate on social media with the hashtag #JumiaMobileWeek to get a chance of winning phones, as well as discount vouchers to redeem during the sale. – Advertisement – As part of the Jumia experience, customers have been assured of delivery directly and can pay cash on delivery, Mobile Money or on a POP.Jumia Uganda RecommendationThe eCommerce firm has recommended customers to download their mobile app to make their shopping experience more easier. And also it consumers less data compared to using the browser.In conclusion, Jumia has always thrilled Ugandans with its Jumia Mobile Week – a week of exclusive discounts on phones, tablets and mobile accessories, thus being a success for Jumia.last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Wednesday

first_imgWelcome to Starters Orders. Our new daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Wednesday 12 JuneBusier morning with several horses being well backed and also money building up on the US Open Golf book with the Pricewise selections popular but we can’t get Tiger Woods in the book at 6/1.Yarmouth 4.10Plenty of money flying around for Oh So Sassy (2/1 > 6/4) – we managed to duck the earlier prices. Trainer Chris Wall does well here.Kempton 8.40Money here for Flexible Flyer (3/1 > 2/1) who was a beaten favourite at Goodwood last time out.Kempton 9.10Miss Avonbridge (5/2 > 11/8) chases the hat-trick and plenty of punters saying she’ll do it. We’ve laid her at 2/1.Hamilton 9.20Biggest move of the day comes in the last race of the day. Bonne Amie (8 overnight > 3/1). We’ve laid her at 7/2 and the money has certainly come for the unexposed filly.last_img read more

BEN KEITH Leave my Toro alone please

first_imgBen pictured with Toro – (Ben’s on the right).Pam, still no word from Mr Gekko? I’m really not happy with you. Please sort this out, and get me off his drong-list, at once. Don’t let this be your fall from grace, not when you’ve come so far. This is the big-one, and we can’t miss the target. Keep calling.I want to get in front of Gekko, and I won’t take ‘no’ for an answer.Please get on the phone to Max Shoes. Black Cheaney, leather slip-ons, no buckle. Old-school smart. Include a compliment-slip, and also a belt, and tell him to have ‘GG’ inscribed inside it. Fed-Ex it over in the morning, and give him the full treatment. I’m here till Wednesday and I have every intention of breaking through before leaving.Other New York Notes:We went today, to Wall Street, to check out that end of town. It’s not really a very long road, and at the end, you turn left, walk a few blocks, and get to my favourite statue in the World – ‘The Toro’. He is a fantastic, raging bull, and represents the ‘Bull Market’, when everything is going up, the whole economy is charging forward, and shameless opportunists, like myself, are jumping aboard.I am very disappointed to say though, Blog, that many of the people having their photo taken with him, were dis-respecting him, and didn’t quite appreciate what he stands for. They were mocking him, and posing for the camera, whilst tickling his balls, and some even pretending to perform a sex-act upon his person. The unruly socialists – even in New York! I eventually managed to barge some of them out of the way and include the attached photo.Yesterday, on the way to the beach, we met a fabulous, real-life, American character. Our taxi-driver, Mo, was a bit lost, and he pulled over, to ask a police-officer a question. I could see immediately that he looked game for a laugh, so I pulled down the window, and in my finest English accent, called out ‘Excuse me, Officer. Could you please tell us the quickest way to the beach?!’. He explained, and I then asked him in my best and slowest New York accent, just like in the movies, if I should ‘GET OUTTA THE CAR AND PUT MY HANDS WHERE HE COULD SEE ‘EM’. He absolutely pissed himself laughing and I proceeded with some further American police-man impressions. His name was Captain Mattheus, and he kindly advised us where to go, and also where not to. We also got to look at his gun, which he seemed to be VERY proud of. And he really was JUST LIKE a police-man in the movies. In fact, I’m gutted we didn’t have a funny photo taken with him.Keep smiling, Ben xlast_img read more

BENS BLOG Ben Keith – Chief MiddleEast Adviser to David Cameron

first_imgDear Cammo,Re: IraqPl observe the following and you’ll be fine:Don’tDon’t send aide parcels (they will be stolen and sold on),Don’tDon’t send money (as above, but in the name of religion),Don’tDon’t delay in selling them weapons (they will only buy them off someone else otherwise),Don’tDon’t sell them bombs (they might use them on us, and you won’t be able to sell them as many guns if it doesn’t go on for years),Don’tDon’t attempt to kill their leaders (there are hundreds of other proud-nutter, Saddam types, looking to come through),Don’tDon’t give any of them asylum (within six months, they will hate the flag, and be giving us guilt trips as to why we aren’t more like them),Don’tDon’t talk to any Iraqi politicians/lobbyists in London, about the issue, just cross the road when you see them (unless you’re going to shout over that you’re leaving it will Tony and George to deal with everything again),Don’tDon’t send soldiers (unless you’re going to bomb them and nick their oil),Don’tDon’t do anything for any of them, at any point, in any way (it will only be wrong, or all your fault, later down the line.)In other news:Corporate Bullshit Watch: Had dinner, last night, at Como Lario, with Giraffebet owner, founder, CEO, MD, and Head of Trading; Harry Macadam (had to call the Portions Police in, re an undersized Panna Cotta, I’m afraid, Blog). Harry said he heard someone recently referring to their ‘CMO’. Yes, Blog, you can’t say ‘Marketing Man’ anymore. That would be too obvious and straightforward. You have to say ‘Chief Marketing Officer’. Ok, let’s get it right, please; the ‘Chief’, is the cool dude in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, and ‘officers’, are in the army or police-force. GET A GRIP, AND DO SOME WORK, YOU STUPID BULLSHITTERS.Over and out, B xlast_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Friday 5 April

first_imgWelcome to Starters Orders. Star Sports update with our key market movers for the day and sign up specials.Friday 5 AprilHORSE RACING2.10 SedgefieldMac Cennetig 8/1 > 6/12.20 AintreePrecious Cargo 9/2 > 7/23.15 SedgefieldRossmore’s Pride 15/2 > 6/1LIVE FOOTBALLPremier League20:00 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD7/1 Southampton2/5 Liverpool15/4 DRAWSTAR PROMOTIONSlast_img

STAR SPORTS GREYHOUND DERBY Kevin Hutton kennel visit

first_imgKevin Hutton is the Star Sports defending Derby champion having won his first ever Greyhound Derby at Towcester last year with superstar dog Dorotas Wildcat. Now the Derby moves to Nottingham and ‘Cat-mandoo’ will be back to defend his crown, backed up by a very smart team.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>BALLYMAC OSBYBallymac Osby was one of the dogs stolen from the Hutton kennel this time last year and came back in the worst state – it was touch and go for a while. He has gone on to become a very nice dog and heads into the Derby as a lively 50/1 chance.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>KINGSBROOK GLYNKevin hasn’t had Kingsbrook Glyn in his hands very long, in fact the first round of the Derby will be just his second race for the kennel. He’s a youngster who looks to have a very big future over slightly further distances than the 500m at Nottingham but, as a staying sort who will handle the trip and the rigours of a Derby, he takes his chance this week.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>DOROTAS WILDCATThe 2018 Star Sports Greyhound Derby winner was a very classy champion. Since then he has won the Eclipse at Nottingham, a track he loves. He’s also been on stud duty but has returned to racing, Kevin believes, as good as ever. He is the fastest dog to go round Nottingham so far in pre-Derby trials and races and is the Star Sports ante-post favourite.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>MAGICAL BALEThis dog has been on a real journey. He was entered into last years Derby at Towcester but went out of the competition in the second round. Following that, he crossed the pond for a tilt at the Irish Derby, eventually finishing second in the final. Things haven’t been straight forward since but the dog looks great and Kevin tells us why he thinks this dog has a real chance of winning the Derby.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>STAR PROMOTIONSlast_img read more