Month: July 2019

Academy Reserves

first_imgThis year’s crop of Saints youngsters gave the Bulls a taste of their own medicine as they refused to give way down the middle constantly beating their bigger opponents at their own game.The tone was set in the first tackle of the game as Jamie Pye and friends forced a knock on from the kick off. Tom Nisbett had the honour of opening the Saints account for this season proper as he finished off a sweeping left to right move taking Josh Simm’s back of the hand pass to go over in the corner.A mix up from the kick off allowed the Bulls to take possession forcing the Saints to defend their own line. This they did with speed and vigour getting off the line and into the faces of the Bulls.The lead was increased from a scrum on the Bulls 40 given for a knock on again brought about by the Saints ferocious tackling. Jos Simm took the ball at first receiver running to the right before passing inside to Nisbett who fed Jack Welsby. The full back then went on a trademark mazy run before dummying his way over in the corner.The Saints were denied a third try when Lewis Dodd’s effort was ruled out for crossing. Somewhere?! As the half wore on the Saints were guilty of giving possession away to the home side and on the half hour they pulled a try back with their big prop charging onto a pass 2 metres from the line.This game could have gone the way of last years with the Bulls growing in confidence but the Saints didn’t allow that to happen this time. Nisbett was denied a second as the final pass to him from Simm was intercepted after Ryan Horne and Sam Royle had worked the opening.Minutes later and Simm did increase the lead as his quick thinking saw him take a quick tap penalty to himself spotting the lazy Bulls defenders. Third time lucky for Dodd as he managed to convert from the touchline.The call at the break was that the next 10 minutes were going to be crucial in keeping the Bulls out. Well the Saints certainly did that scoring twice and having a try ruled out for a questionable obstruction.The impressive Nico Rizzelli opened his account in the red vee four minutes in. Welsby started it picking up a loos pass on his own, weaving his way towards the right and putting Simm away. He went 60 metres only to be caught on the line but a quick play the ball put Rizzelli in.The next set saw Dodd take the line on down the middle breaking through and outpacing the cover to the left corner.The game was effectively put out of reach of the home side 13 minutes in as another weaving run from Welsby allowed Dodd to put Rizzelli in for his second.The Saints defensive effort was summed up in two tackles on the hour. The Saints were facing their second set in succession on their own line when the Bulls prop again charged onto a pass expecting to score again.But he had reckoned without Matty Foster who, despite giving away pounds, stopped the prop in his tracks saving a try.Not content with that but he only went and did it again two minutes later. The Saints put the icing on the cake with Nisbett’s second try coming from Sam Royle’s run and Welsby’s neat grubber.The Bulls grabbed a late consolation but couldn’t take the gloss off a magnificent defensive display from all 17 players.The pack led from the front putting their bodies on the line. There were good debuts from Rizzelli and Warren Smith with Josh Simm out wide.But the person who tormented the Bulls players all night as they tried, mostly in vain, to touch him let alone tackle him was Jack Welsby who was at his mercurial best.Match Summary:Bradford Bulls U19s:Tries: Oliver Wilson (29), Daniel McGrath (78). Goals: Joe Stirk 1 from 2.Saints U19s:Tries: Tom Nisbett (4), Jack Welsby (14), Josh Simm (35, 68), Nico Rizzelli (44 & 53), Lewis Dodd (46). Goals: Lewis Dodd 1 from 6, Josh Simm 1 from 1.Half Time: 4-14 Full Time: 10-32Teams:Bradford: 1. Joe Stirk; 2. Murphy Smith, 4. Ryan Leadbeater, 3. Ryan Butterworth, 5. Daniel McGrath; 6. Luke Littlewood, 7. Harry Shackleton; 8. Oliver Wilson, 9. Lochlan McGill, 10. Keelan Foster, 11. Bradley Gallagher, 12. Ethan O’Hanlon, 13. Ethan O’Hanlon Subs: 14. Cameron Berry, 15. Kieran Brining, 16. Anesu Mudoti, 17. Bradley Ho.Saints: 1. Jack Welsby; 5. Tom Nisbett, 3. Josh Simm, 4. Nico Rizzelli, 2. John Hutchings; 6. Ryan Horne, 7. Lewis Dodd; 8. Jamie Pye, 9. Paul Nash, 10. Kye Siyani, 11. Matty Foster, 12. Sam Royle. 13. Jake Wingfield. Subs: 14. Harvey McDaid, 15.Lewis Baxter, 16. Harry Brooks, 17. Warren Smith.last_img read more

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H2GO water results reveal high levels of compound carcinogenic to humans

first_imgBRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A 24-hour sample of the water supplied by Brunswick County showed levels of 1,4-dioxane at more than 10 times the EPA established health advisory, H2GO announced.According to a news release, water collected on October 18 showed 1,4-dioxane at 3.91 parts per billion. The EPA has characterized 1,4-dioxane as “likely carcinogenic to humans” and has established health advisory level at .35 parts per billion.- Advertisement – H2GO received additional perfluorinated compound results of finished water treated and supplied by Brunswick County.  Samples taken on October 18 revealed GenX levels at 59.7 parts per trillion and a total toxic mixture of perfluorinated compounds at 618.05 parts per trillion. That includes an unknown compound, PFMOBA, at levels of over 270 parts per trillion.NC Health and Human Services has established the health goal for exposure to GenX in drinking water at 140 ppt.  EPA has yet to establish a health advisory for combined toxic concentrations.Brunswick County says the full results were not shared with them by H2Go prior to being released to the public. The county will request those results so they can investigate further.Related Article: Regional meeting held to discuss water treatment options for north Brunswick CountyIn an email, Brunswick County PIO Amanda Hutcheson wrote “we take the results of all tests seriously and will work rapidly with our partners at the State to determine appropriate action. One isolated result, with very little context provided, warrants further investigation before arriving at any conclusions.”last_img read more

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FBI Brunswick Sheriffs Office holding active shooter drill at middle school

first_img Neighbors may see an increase in the number of law enforcement officers in the area as part of the training exercise.  All tactical scenarios will take place inside the school and will be closed to the public.The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training program, or ALERRT, is part of a training strategy developed by the FBI in the wake of mass shootings across the country.ALERRT has trained more than 60,000 law enforcement first responders in a response protocol adopted by the FBI as the national standard for special agent tactical instructors.  The training includes classroom instruction, as well as tactical scenarios.Related Article: Charlotte family reunites with their pup after 8 trying days in Brunswick Co.Last month, the Brunswick County courthouse in Bolivia closed early so the Sheriff’s Office and court officials could hold an active shooter drill there. Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies practice their response to an active shooter at the Brunswick County Courthouse (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — This week, School Resource Officers with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office will train with the FBI to respond to an active shooter.The training will take place at Cedar Grove Middle School in Supply on Wednesday and Thursday.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Environmentalists Coal ashrelated compounds found in Cape Fear River

first_img The samples, which were taken Sept. 21 beside the earthen dam separating the Cape Fear River from Sutton Lake hours after it failed paint a drastically different picture than those taken by Duke Energy during and after flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. Where the environmental group samples show elevated levels of arsenic, chromium, selenium and other coal ash-related compounds, Duke’s samples showed levels of all compounds within state limits.“We feel very confident that the river water itself is still within surface water standards, which are pretty stringent,” said Erin Culbert, a Duke Energy spokeswoman. Read more here from StarNewsOnline. Water from the flooded Cape Fear River breaches the dam at Sutton Lake in New Hanover Co. on Sept. 21, 2018. (Photo: WTVD) WILMINGTON, NC (StarNews) — Samples taken by environmental watchdog organizations along the Cape Fear River near the Sutton plant found arsenic and selenium levels many times higher than state surface water quality standards, the groups reported Wednesday.Taken by Cape Fear River Watch and Waterkeeper Alliance, the samples found arsenic levels 71 times state fish consumption water quality standards at one site and selenium levels 4.4 times the state’s aquatic life and secondary recreation standard.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Staffing issues in northeastern airports impact ILM travel times

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Because of the government shutdown, there is a lack of air traffic controllers at major airports across the northeast. This had an effect on many travelers at Wilmington International Airport Friday morning.LaGuardia Airport in New York City had several staffing issues. Since that airport has a direct flight to and from Wilmington, it delayed several flights at Wilmington International Airport.- Advertisement – The airport’s Deputy Director Gary Broughton says the 35-day shutdown has not impacted the day-to-day operations at the airport due to the dedication of the staff.“[I am] very pleased to say that our air traffic controllers and our TSA workers that staff the checkpoint here have all been showing up to work on time and working through their shifts,” said Broughton. “The dedication of these federal employees here in Wilmington has been exemplary.”last_img read more

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Production wraps in Wilmington on two NC Film Grant projects

first_imgFilming at Greenfield Lake for ‘Swamp Thing’ (Andrew James/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Two North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant recipients, “Swamp Thing” and “Uncle Frank”, recently wrapped production in the Wilmington area.Combined, the productions are expected to generate a direct in-state spend of more than $75 million, according to a news release from the NC Department of Commerce. The productions created more than 1,500 job opportunities in the state, including more than 800 cast and crew positions.- Advertisement – “North Carolina is home to production talent, compelling sites for film and infrastructure that frequently fuels industry interest in our state as a film location,” said N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “With millions in revenue infused in the Wilmington market from these productions, we can undoubtedly call these productions an economic development win for our state.”“Swamp Thing” is a retelling of the popular DC Comics character this time centering on a young woman reluctantly returning home to the swamp-surrounded town of her youth, and a scientist who is reconstituted as a super-strong extra-human creature made up of environmental elements.The production was filmed in the greater Wilmington area and based out of EUE/Screen Gems Studios. The project, whose pilot also filmed in the state, is eligible for a rebate of up to $12 million through the North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant.Related Article: Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett caseThe feature is available on the new DC Universe streaming service. DC Universe is a new streaming service by Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment.Set in 1973, “Uncle Frank” is an independent feature about an 18-year-old woman and her uncle who road trip to their small, southern hometown for a family funeral.The feature is written and directed by Alan Ball, who returned to North Carolina after previously executive producing the first three seasons of the series “Banshee” in the state from 2012-2014. Ball is the showrunner for HBO’s “Six Feet Under” and “True Blood”.The production, shot in Bladen, Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties, qualifies for a rebate of up to $1.1 million.“Film inquiries are increasing in North Carolina, and a lot of that has to do with the buzz surrounding these two projects and the continued support and stability of the state’s grant program,” added Guy Gaster, the North Carolina Film Office Director with the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.Other productions that have recently had funds awarded include the made-for-television movie “When Angels Land,” the pilot for a potential streaming series “Reprisal,” and the feature film “Words on Bathroom Walls.”The North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant provides financial assistance to attract feature film and television productions that will stimulate economic activity and create jobs in the state.Production companies receive no money up front and must meet direct in-state spending requirements to qualify for grant funds. The program is administered by the North Carolina Department of Commerce and promoted by the North Carolina Film Office, part of VisitNC and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.last_img read more

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Man allegedly drunk firing shotgun and repeatedly dialing 911

first_img According to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, neighbors say Sebastian John Catanzaro, 52, was drunk, out in the middle of the street, shooting a shotgun and making rude gestures toward the neighbors.Lt. Jerry Brewer said when deputies arrived, Catanzaro told them he didn’t have a gun.While deputies were on the scene, Catanzaro called 911 asking for state police to arrive because he was being harassed by deputies. He repeatedly called 911, even when dispatchers told him not to.Related Article: Supply man wanted on rape, sexual battery chargesDeputies arrested Catanzaro for misuse of 911.Two neighbors took out warrants for assault by pointing a gun and communicating threats.Catanzaro is also charged with possession of firearm by felon and possession of a weapon of mass destruction.He is in jail under a $160,000 bond. Sebastian Catanzaro (Photo: NHSO) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Castle Hayne man faces charges after allegedly threatening neighbors with a gun.It happened Saturday night at a home on Hubert Drive.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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EPs support for Copyright Directive important milestone – FZD

first_imgMEP Francis Zammit Dimech has described the European Parliament’s vote on the Copyright Directive, ‘another important milestone’ which will support Malta’s creative community.He explains that the measure is aimed at helping creators will be properly remunerated for sharing their work on online platforms like Youtube.‘We want to make sure that platforms share their profit with creators.’, Zammit Dimech said.Read more:Watch: Metsola votes against EU Copyright DirectiveThe European Copyright Directive ExplainedIn addition to helping both the futures of the creative community in Malta and the sustainability of the industry which hosts their content, the Directive is also expected to help teachers.He explains that the new law will help in classrooms and lecture halls with publications and data content which can be used for research.In addition to protecting the creative industry and educational access to materials, the measure will also protect the existence of internet elements like memes and gifs.FZD added that this works, ‘to preserve historical and cultural heritage through digitalisation’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

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Alcantara tops Guardiolas transfer wishlist

first_imgReunions between coaches and players is a frequent occurrence in football and Manchester City seem to be plotting one as they hope to sign Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich. Guardiola signed the Spanish midfielder for £21m when he was Bayern Munich’s coach in 2013.Alcantara has also been linked with a return to Barcelona but Manchester City’s manager hopes to lure him to the English Premier League instead. The gifted midfielder is the son of 1994 Brazilian World Cup winner Mazinho and is under contract with the Bundesliga side until 2021.WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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Mango Gives Market Something Technical To Chew On

first_imgAdvertisement Mango becomes first African airline to launch mobi-booking channel. Linked to its existing Flymango.com URL, the mobi-site automatically detects and adjusts to different mobile devices.A tablet application will be available for download at no cost from various app-stores by the end of October with flight change functionality available shortly. – Advertisement – “Innovation is one of the cornerstones of our business,” says CEO Nico Bezuidenhout, who believes that going mobile will not only make doing business with the airline easier, but provide access to bookings where traditional e-commerce has no reach.“Mobile connectivity in South Africa accounts for a significant portion of internet users who solely connect using their cell-phones. This represents a vast, untapped online market well within our potential customer base,” says Bezuidenhout.According to published highlights of the 2012 Internet Access SA study, South African internet connectivity has grown by 25% in 2011 to 8.5 million by the end of 2011. In 2010, growth was pegged at 28%.Of these connections, approximately 7.9 million internet users access it through their cell phones, just over 6 million through traditional PCs and laptops and 2.48 million users who solely use their cell phones to access the internet. By the end of 2011 there were 8.5 million smartphone users in South Africa.“We will effectively reach nearly 2.5 million potentially new customers who do not access the internet in any other way,” says Bezuidenhout. “Marry this with our wide payment method acceptance, particularly Edgars and Jet store charge cards that are highly relevant to this market, and you have a winning recipe.”Mango was the first to retail flights through retailer Shoprite Checkers and remains the only airline globally to accept store cards.Mobility follows several new developments at Mango; these include the roll out of the G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi service now available on 90% of its fleet with the final aircraft presently in installation phase and its home check in and boarding pass printing service. Source:IT NEWS AFRICAlast_img read more

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