Jeremy Corbyn has accepted Theresa Mays offer of

first_imgJeremy Corbyn has accepted Theresa May’s offer of further Brexit talks to break the deadlock.In a response issued this evening, the Labour leader suggested that he would go into the meeting with his five demands for Brexit – customs union membership, dynamic alignment on workers’ rights, etc – and did not mention a confirmatory public vote.Corbyn said: “I’m very happy to meet the Prime Minister. I don’t want to set any limits, one way or the other, ahead of those meetings. We recognise that she has made a move. I recognise my responsibility to represent the people who supported Labour in the last election and the people who didn’t support Labour but nevertheless want certainty and security for their own future. And that’s the basis on which we will meet her and have those discussions.“Labour has put forward our proposals to ensure there is a customs union with the EU, access to vital markets and protections of our standards of consumer, environmental and workers’ rights. And we’ll ensure that those are on the table. We’re also very clear that there has to be an absolute guarantee that the Good Friday Agreement is maintained for peace in Northern Ireland.“So far the Prime Minister hasn’t shown much sign of compromise, but I’m pleased that today she’s indicated she’ll accept the view of parliament and is prepared to reach out and have that discussion. I have been meeting MPs from all parties over the past weeks. And there is some common ground; there are some areas it’s difficult to agree on. But, however people voted in the referendum of 2016, they didn’t vote for lower living standards or to lose their jobs. And there’s far more that unites people on both sides than divides them.”Tags:Jeremy Corbyn /Brexit /last_img read more

MIKE Rush was understandably pleased after Saints

first_imgMIKE Rush was understandably pleased after Saints beat Castleford 44-12 last night.Whilst his side scored eight points he was more impressed with the defensive display.“We were defensively a lot more like it,” he said. “We only conceded one try from a tap and that frustrated me because we didn’t get set and get to the line ready. Maybe that was a kick up the backside we needed. Their last try was a kick but you have to be happy they didn’t break our line on too many occasions. It was a lot better.“I thought Tommy Makinson was very good. Sometimes young players need a little kick up the backside or the feel of feet behind him. Sometimes they need to know that nothing is god given. He was excellent.“Paul Wellens was my man of the match. He scored one and lay on another and to be fair he made another when he came around the corner and Jonny got a kick away.“He is a good captain who leads from the front. He said a lot of things about how we needed to finish this season well and it certainly showed how much it mattered to him.”Anthony Laffranchi suffered a head injury early in the game and didn’t return, but is expected to be fine.last_img read more

Join us for Hospitality in our 1873 Lounge and enj

first_imgJoin us for Hospitality in our 1873 Lounge and enjoy a great three-course meal, receive a complimentary match programme and teamsheet, hear from a couple of first team squad members and former Saints Legends as they preview the game and watch the game from excellent South Stand seats.Then you can finish off your evening with a visit from our Man of the Match as he’s interviewed on stage by our MC Pete Emmett.2018 seasonal members benefit from a discounted price and prices for juniors aged 12 and under are also available, so why not bring the family too?Prices: AdultsJuniors (aged 12 & under)2018 Members £55 + vat£33 + vatNon-members £70 + vat£42 + vatTo book your places:Visit this link and book online anytime.Alternatively, call us on 01744 455053, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pmIf you need further information, visit this link – or email sales@saintsrlfc.comWe also have our Man of the Match Sponsorship available for this game for a group of eight.You will select the winning Saints player, have your company name announced in the stadium as he is revealed and present him with a bottle of Champagne in the 1873 Lounge, post-game.He will then present you with a personalised signed shirt as a thank you for your support, with an image taken by our official photographer emailed through to you in the week after the game.This is a great package to help you reward your staff, entertain your clients or impress potential new ones. Full details can be found hereTo book, please call 01744 455080 or email sales@saintsrlfc.comlast_img read more

WISH GRANTED Sick kids get special day on the water

first_img It was a big day for him.“I’ve always loved being out on the water. I’ve always wanted to be a marine biologist and seeing the dolphins. On my side there was a little baby dolphin that jumped up and it was so majestic and cool,” Owens said.There were waves of happiness as Owens got the chance to take a break from his reality. He’s one of 22 kids who live their lives in and out of hospitals.Related Article: For $2,800, you can be buried in a fishing boat casket“Children like David, they spend so much time in the hospital they have lost so much of their friends, they don’t get to do that social interaction. So these type of events give them the opportunity to just reach out and interact with children their age and people their age. And just be normal regular kids,” Candy Williams, Owen’s mother, said.For the second year in a row, the United Special Sportsman Alliance has taken families with children battling life-threatening illnesses fishing in Southport.“His tumor is very rare so there’s not a tumor protocol for him. So we just keep trying different treatments until, you know, we find something that works,” Williams said.Owens was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor at 14. It spread to his spine. Events like this not only give kids like Owens a break, but it also gives volunteers a new perspective.“It changed my life. You know, you’re taking kids that this is their wish of theirs to come fish. And it just takes the smallest, well for us it could take the biggest problems, and make it seem so small cause you know when you see these kids out here having a good time it changes so many things for you,” Melissa Fineman, a volunteer, said.A simple day on the water is one Owens will cherish forever.“It’s so nice on the water that I just want to be there forever,” Owens said.Each of the 22 kids and their family members had their very own boat. United Special Sportsman Alliance has granted nearly 12,000 wish trips nationwide. SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Fishing is something that most of us can do everyday. We live on the coast. It’s easy. But for some, fishing is a dream and dozens of kids with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses had their dream come true.“I did catch some fishes, big ones,” 19 year old, David Owens said.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Could Wilmington pick up 100″ of rain this year

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY/NWS) — 2018 is already the wettest year in Wilmington’s history. The all-time annual record that stood for over 140 years was broken on September 16 during Hurricane Florence, almost three and a half months before the end of the year.Every raindrop since then has continued to extend the record, which is now approaching 100 inches. A few climate statistics will show just how unimaginable this year’s rain has been.Wilmington’s average annual rainfall: 57.61″Previous record annual rainfall: 83.65″ in 1877This year Wilmington has recorded the most number of days ever with daily rainfall greater than 1.50, 3.00, and 4.00 inchesTotal rainfall from just the 17 wettest days this year: 58.96″ –more rain than in an entire typical year96 inches is eight feet — the standard depth of the “deep end” of a backyard swimming pool- Advertisement – Why has this year been so wet? A large part of it was Hurricane Florence‘s record-breaking 23.02″ of rain at the Wilmington airport September 13 through 16. This is the largest rainfall total from any single weather event in Wilmington’s history, handily beating Hurricane Floyd’s 19.06″ rainfall total back in 1999. According to NOAA Precipitation Frequency Estimates, that much rain falling at Wilmington in just four days occurs, on average, once every 1,000 years.A steady stream of non-tropical low pressure systems, cold and warm fronts, and daytime thunderstorms also brought well-above normal rainfall amounts in January, May, June, July, and November. Most of North Carolina has recorded well-above normal rainfall this year.Local observations show the last five years (2014 through 2018) have all had above-normal rainfall in Wilmington, and are collectively the wettest five year period since records began in 1871. While it’s never possible to attribute a single storm or even a particular year’s weather events to climate change, the Fourth National Climate Assessment states  “Across most of the United States, the heaviest rainfall events have become heavier and more frequent. The amount of rain falling on the heaviest rain days has also increased over the past few decades.”Related Article: Old StarNews building to house Wilmington’s federal courthouseRead more here.last_img read more

Restart rescue missions in the Mediterranean – UN bodies tell Europe

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) stated that the international community’s approach to refugees and migrants in Libya must change, as they urged for rescue operations to resume in the Mediterranean.READ: At least 40 killed in strike on Tripoli migrant detention centre – officialIn a joint statement on Thursday, the UN bodies said that Libya cannot be considered a safe port, and that every effort should be taken to prevent people rescued in the Mediterranean from being returned to Libya. Further, the UN bodies called on the international community to consider the protection of the human rights of migrants and refugees a core element of its engagement in Libya.READ: ‘Migrants and refugees in Tripoli detention centres need to be evacuated’ – UNHCRThey reminded that many lives were saved in the past through search and rescue operations which were carried out by European State vessels. Those rescued would be brought to safe ports for disembarkation. The UN bodies urged for the rescue operations to resume in the Mediterranean and called for the establishment of temporary disembarkation schemes to share responsibilities among European Member States.UNHCR and IOM stated that boats operated by non-governmental organisations should not be penalised for their work, which they described as crucial.READ: NGO appeals sanction placed after defying Salvini banThey added that commercial vessels must not be directed to bring rescued asylum seekers back to Libya.The Commissioner Filippo Grandi and IOM’s director general Antonio Vitorino said that any assistance and responsibilities assigned to relevant Libyan entities should be made conditional on no one being arbitrarily detained after they have been rescued and guarantees of human rights standards being upheld. “Without such guarantees, support should be halted,” the joint statement reads.More than 50 refugees and migrants were killed in an airstrike on the Tajoura Detention Centre in the east of Tripoli on 3 July.UNHCR and IOM have asked for the liberation or evacuation of 5,600 refugees and migrants currently held in detention centres across Libya, adding that those migrants who wish to return to their country of origin should continue to be able to do so.WhatsApplast_img read more

Higuain poses in AC Milan colours

first_img SharePrint Serie A club AC Milan have officially announced the signing of Gonzalo Higuain after the former Juventus striker was pictured posing in an AC Milan kit. The Argentine was greeted by numerous supporters as he arrived at a medical centre to carry out routine tests.El Pipita has joined the Rossoneri on an inital loan deal but the transfer can become permanent at the end of next season for €36m. The 30-year-old declared:“I’m happy about this new adventure. Thanks to all Milan fans and to Juventus’ fans as well because they gave me so much love.”Higuain won Serie A and Coppa Italia titles in each of his two seasons with La Vecchia Signora and scored a total of 55 goals in 105 appearances.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Google Launches an AdSense Toolbar for Chrome

first_imgAdvertisement The extension, known as the AdSense Publisher Toolbar, offers a summary of your AdSense earnings for the current day, the previous day, the current month and the previous month. In addition to daily earnings data, it also show revenue data for top channels that you have created in your AdSense account. There’s an interesting “lifetime revenue” section in the report that shows your total AdSense earnings from the day your account was approved for AdSense. – Advertisement –  Once you install the extension, it connects to your Google AdSense account using OAuth and then uses AdSense APIs to fetch your earnings data. You need to authorize only once and thus, if you enjoy checking your AdSense report every hour, this extension could save you plenty of time.If you have multiple Google Accounts now you won’t have to switch accounts in order to be able to view basic data on your Adsense account.On a different note, I have no idea why the Google team is calling this extensions the AdSense Publisher Toolbar when it only adds a button near your Chrome address bar and there are no toolbars anywhere. You click the AdSense button and your earnings report are almost instantly display in an overlay.And if you activate the AdSense extension while you are on your website (that is running AdSense ads), you can turn on the “site overlay” mode and it will display a quick summary of each ad unit’s earnings that are available on that page. Channel names are confusing, especially when you have tons of them, so this visual mode will come very handy.last_img read more

REPORT Ghana Kenya Top Africas Fastest Broadband Speed List

first_imgAdvertisement From the results, Ghana currently has download speeds of up to 5.14 Mbps, ranking it 73rd in the world. The country is closely followed by Kenya with 4.94 Mbps, Angola with 4.53 Mbps, Rwanda with 3.28 Mbps and Zimbabwe with 2.98 Mbps in that particular order. Other African countries with the fastest broadband speed include South Africa with 2.98 Mbps, ranked 6th in Africa and 105th in the world; Libya with 2.94 Mbps, ranked 7th in Africa; Morocco with 2.77 Mbps, ranked 8th; Nigeria with 2.30 Mbps, ranked 9th in Africa and 129th in the world; and Tunisia ranked 10th with 2.12 Mbps. – Advertisement – The table below provides full details about the top 10 African countries with the fastest broadband speed.last_img

Mark Zuckerbergs Twitter Pinterest accounts hacked

first_imgMark Zuckerberg pictured at their headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Image Credit: Dontgetserious Advertisement Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts were hacked over the weekend. A hacker group by the name of OurMine Team claimed to have gained access to Zuckerberg’s social media accounts via Twitter. The group’s Twitter account has been suspended, for now.“Hey @finkd, you were in Linkedin Database with the password ‘dadada’ !,” the team wrote from Zuckerberg’s Twitter page. – Advertisement – On his Pinterest, the new title was “Hacked by OurMine Team.”Although the reports have not been able to verify the details as to how the group managed to hack Zuckerberg’s accounts, OurMine Team claims the hack was made possible using the LinkedIn password dump that happened few weeks ago.OurMine Team even claimed to have gained access to the Facebook CEO’s Instagram account. However, Facebook later confirmed that Zuckerberg’s Instagram account was untouched. “No Facebook systems or accounts were accessed,” a Facebook spokesperson told VentureBeat website in a statement. “The affected accounts have been re-secured.”[TOI]last_img read more