SAINTS got their season off to the best possible s

first_imgSAINTS got their season off to the best possible start with a hard fought 34-24 win over London Broncos at the Stoop.A late score from James Roby sealed a nervy victory in wintry conditions in the Capital after the lead changed hands several times.Saints were down 18-16 down at half time as Broncos took full advantage of the chances that came their way.Tries from Jonny Lomax and Andy Dixon had given Royce Simmons’ men a 14-6 advantage but Olsi Krasniqi and Chris Bailey got the home side in front.In the second half, Jamie Foster put Saints ahead before Francis Meli and Michael Witt traded scores.But James Roby made it safe late on.Lance Hohaia and Anthony Laffranchi both started for the Saints with Mark Flanagan on the bench.Hohaia moved to full back in place of the injured Paul Wellens whilst Lee Gaskell and Jonny Lomax made up the half back partnership.Ade Gardner also returned to action for the first time since May last year as a substitute.It’s all new in London as the Broncos have a new name and fielded no less than seven debutants at the Stoop.Captain Craig Gower was at scrum half, experienced Michael Robertson and Shane Rodney made their bows and Michael Witt also started for his new club.It was a cold start and that showed as both sides failed to control the ball on their first sets.But after just five minutes, James Roby split open the Broncos’ defence to feed Jonny Lomax.Jamie Foster with the conversion.The lead was short-lived though as on the last tackle, Michael Witt saw space on the outside and sent over a perfect kick to Michael Robertson.The winger then used his pace and momentum to cut through Saints’ defence.Witt converting.Saints hit back when Lee Gaskell found Andy Dixon running an excellent line and the youngster made no mistake, twisting and turning out of a couple of tackles to race in from 50 yards.Foster adding his second of the afternoon and then making it 14-6 with a penalty.But the Broncos weren’t done and Olsi Krasniqi bulldozed his way through the defence.Foster notched another penalty but London scored again straight afterwards, winning a repeat set and then slicing through the would be tacklers to lead – thanks to Chris Bailey.In the second half, Saints went ahead once again and it was that man Roby who set it all up. He found a gap down the middle, passed to Gaskell who was just ankle tapped by the covering defence.But he managed to get the ball out and Francis Meli fed Foster for his first of the year.Meli then clocked one of his own but London came back once again through Michael Witt.Saints could have made it safe at the end after they forced two drop outs, and they eventually did through the irrepressible Roby.Match Summary:London:Tries: Robertson, Krasniqi, Bailey, WittGoals: Witt (4 from 4)Saints:Tries: Lomax, Dixon, Foster, Meli, RobyGoals: Foster (7 from 7)Penalties:London: 8Saints: 6HT: 16-18FT: 34-24REF: R HicksATT: 4924Teams:London:1. Luke Dorn; 5. Michael Robertson, 2. Liam Colbon, 3. Jamie O’Callaghan, 21. Kieran Dixon; 6. Michael Witt, 7. Craig Gower; 8. Antonio Kaufusi, 9. Chad Randall, 13. Tony Clubb, 12. Chris Bailey, 11. Shane Rodney, 17. Jason Golden,Subs: 10. Mark Bryant, 14. Julien Rinaldi, 16. Chris Melling, 18. Olsi Krasniqi.Saints:6. Lance Hohaia; 21. Tommy Makinson, 17. Gary Wheeler, 5. Francis Meli, 22. Jamie Foster; 20. Lee Gaskell, 7. Jonny Lomax; 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy Scarsbrook, 4. Sia Soliola, 19. Andy Dixon, 12. Jon Wilkin.Subs: 2. Ade Gardner, 8. Josh Perry, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Paul Clough.A short audio match report of this game can be downloaded here.last_img read more

SAINTS U19s produced probably their best 40 minute

first_imgSAINTS U19s produced probably their best 40 minutes of the season to completely beat Hull FC 50-20 on the road.The game was certainly over as a contest by the break with Saints 32 points to the good but their point a minute scoring meant that FC were staring down the barrel of an extremely large gun by quarter time.David Eccleston opened the scoring finishing a flowing move well diving over in the corner. It came from a neat grubber down the left by Dave Hewitt which earned a repeat set. From the restart Lewis Fairhurst sent a great miss pass to Matty Fleming who committed his defenders before feeding Eccleston who stepped inside before reaching out to score.The Saints pack led by a rampant Greg Richards and Phil Atherton were making huge yards down the middle giving the backs acres of space in which to play and prompting their big name opposite numbers to call to be substituted to get out of the way.Another deft grubber from Hewitt was too hot for the hosts to handle giving a scrum on the 10 metre line. Jake Spedding was held short on the first play but André Savelio didn’t suffer the same fate as he took three over with him from short range.FC were contributing to their own downfall with some poor handling gifting Saints position and possession. The Saints third try came from such largesse with a scrum on the FC 40 metre line. Matty Fleming took the ball, ran to the left before sending a great ball out to the rampaging Spedding who shot through untouched on a 50 metre run to the sticks.FC’s first attack on the Saints line led to another knock on. From the restart the Saints punished their mistake in the most professional fashion going 80 metres to score. Big drives from Lewis Galbraith and Atherton put the Saints on the front foot and on the last Hewitt chipped the ball to the right corner. The home winger thought he had time aplenty to diffuse the kick but he reckoned without Eccleston who jumped, knocked the ball out of the air back to the supporting Fleming who took it around to the posts for the score.It was Fleming who scored Saints fifth try again profiting from some Eccleston magic. The young winger burst down the middle taking on the full back on a 70 metre run before finally being pulled down inches short in the left corner. Quick hands from the play the ball and a miss pass found Fleming in acres of space to again go around to the sticks.The icing on the first half cake was provided by Jonah Cunningham who dove over from short range after a big hit by Richards and Joe Ryan had coughed up possession in FC territory.Having played the entire first half in blazing sunshine the second started with driving rain and a thunderstorm and the change was evident on the pitch as well as off as the home side came out and scored in the first minute.Both teams were finding it difficult to hold on to possession and pressure from the Saints forced an error on half way. It fell into the hands of Galbraith who sped away to the posts for the score.The seesaw scoring continued with another, suspiciously forward pass try from the hosts down the left replied to by a jinking 10 metre run from Lewis Charnock after another knock on under the sticks.The score was given a slightly false look with two more home tries but the Saints brought up the half century as Charnock again scored under the posts from another repeat set.The hosts couldn’t deal with the short kicking game of Fairhurst and Hewitt and the pressure of the chase led by the pack down the middle forced error after error which the Saints pounced on with glee. This win keeps the race for the title open and the Saints in with more than a shout.Match Summary: Hull FC U19s:Tries: Callum Lancaster 4.Goals: Harry Tyson-Wilson 2.Saints U19s:Tries: David Eccleston, Matty Fleming 2, Jake Spedding, Lewis Galbraith, Lewis Charnock 2, André Savelio, Jonah Cunningham.Goals: Lewis Charnock 4, Lewis Fairhurst, Dave Hewitt 2.Half Time: 32-0Full Time: 50-20Hull FC: 1. Josh Nicklin; 2. Josh Poskitt, 3. Tom Stark, 4. Jack Logan, 5. Callum Lancaster; 6. Harry Tyson-Wilson, 7. Reece Dean; 8. Masim Baashe-Matoongo, 9. Alex Sheperdson, 10. Bobby Tyson-Wilson, 11. Jansen Turgit, 12. Ash Bastiman, 13. Ryan Langton.Subs: 14. Josh Wood, 15. Brad Spriggs, 16. Charlie Johnson, 17. Ryan Smith.Saints:1. Ricky Bailey; 2. David Eccleston, 4. Matty Fleming, 3. Jake Spedding, 5. Lewis Galbraith; 6. Lewis Fairhurst, 7. Dave Hewitt; 8. Greg Richards, 9. Lewis Charnock, 10. Phil Atherton, 11. Olly Davies, 12. André Savelio, 13. Matty Fozard.Subs: 14. Jonah Cunningham, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Liam Cooper, 17. Joe Ryan.last_img read more

ALEX Walmsley has agreed a new threeandahalf ye

first_imgALEX Walmsley has agreed a new three-and-a-half year contract at the Saints.The big prop forward has been an instant hit with the champions since he signed in 2013.He made his debut at home against Hull FC of the same year and has gone on to make 62 appearances for the club.“I was really happy when Keiron Cunningham approached me about renewing my contract,” Alex said. “I’ve had quite a good start to the season and it felt good that they wanted to reward me for my form. I was delighted to do so as since I have come here I have been made to feel very welcome by the players, staff and the board of directors.“It was an easy decision to re-sign.“I had offers from the NRL which I naturally had to think about. There is obviously a pull there as it is a prestigious league but credit to Keiron he made it clear he wanted to keep me and in the end that was the deciding factor.“When the club made it very clear how much they wanted to keep me on board then it made the decision easier.”He continued: “I have fallen in love with the town since I moved down here and the fans have been great with me. What we are building at St Helens is special. We have some great young prospects coming through and if you add into the mix the likes of Jon Wilkin and James Roby then you have a good squad that is going places.“With Keiron, Sean Long and Jamahl Lolesi on board too I am happy to be part of that future.”Alex’s rise up the Super League ranks has been nothing short of remarkable.Before he moved to Langtree Park, the 25-year-old played for GB Students, Dewsbury Celtic and Batley in consecutive seasons.“My last game for Dewsbury was in January 2012 and I have now won a Grand Final,” he continued. “It has been a strange three years but when you come to a place like this and see its history, no matter what the squad is or its injuries, when you have that winning culture from the top down you totally buy into it.“I know I still have a lot of work to do though and international honours are in the back of my mind. But at the forefront is training and getting better. I am so far from the finished article. I want to improve my game.”Saints Head Coach Keiron Cunningham added: “We’re delighted Alex has agreed a new contract with the club. It’s clear his progression from amateur to professional has been phenomenal and already this season he is proving to be one of the best forwards in the competition.“What I like about Alex is his ability to learn and realise he isn’t the finished article. He is keen to improve and trains very hard. I have no doubt he has all the attributes to become one of the very best in the game.”last_img read more

It carries the traditional Red Vee rising from wai

first_imgIt carries the traditional Red Vee rising from waist height up to the shoulders on a solid white background.The Vee, neck and sleeve trims of the shirt have a red Marl-effect finish giving a fashionable touch whilst the lower hem carries an imprint of the Club Crest which adds extra detail to the shirt.Our Principal Partner for 2017, the RCMA Group, will take pride of place on the chest; to the right are RCL with collar sponsor St.Helens College.Sleeve sponsors are once again Totally Wicked, who are also on the back of the shirt, and MyProtein – and on the reverse are Hattons Solicitors and A-Star Recruitment.Short sponsors are AFEX and ESRG and AFEX also feature on the socks.Saints Replica version shirts are produced in the UK by O’Neills using a fabric called Koolite.This is breathable, cool and offers high wicking properties for enhanced wearer comfort. It also compromises anti-bacterial properties with good shape retention after multiple washing.Saints Merchandising Manager Steve Law said: “We are delighted to launch the 2017 Home shirt for pre-ordering. Taking on board feedback from the fans we have a deep red vee and this year it has a marl effect to link in with the 2017 Away Kit and Trainingwear range.“The shirt will combine with red shorts – for the first time in more than 10 years – and white socks to give it a fresh look when the players take to the field in the 2017 season.“Those players who helped us with the launch were delighted with the look and feel of the new kit and they are already looking forward to wearing it with pride as they represent Saints and our loyal fans in 2017.”Availability and Sizes: Shirts are now available for pre-order with stock of home shirts due to land week beginning December 12 2016.They are available in Adult Sizes XS to 7XL, Ladies Sizes 8 to 18, Kids sizes 5-6 to age 13, and Infant Sizes.A player version shirt will also be available in sizes XS to 3XL, in limited quantities.Shirt Prices have been frozen! Adult & Ladies Shirts are £48. Player Version £70. Kids £35. Infant Shirts £30.Infant Kits comprising Shirt, Shorts and Socks in sizes Age 1-2 and 3-4 are available in limited quantities for £40.Matching Shorts and socks are also available.Member Offer: 2017 Members get 10 per cent off the home and away kit in November and December if they call into the Superstore.Visit Saints Superstore, or shop online at www.saintssuperstore.com to secure your shirt.last_img read more

The writing was on the wall as early as the third

first_imgThe writing was on the wall as early as the third minute as the Vikings had a try disallowed for obstruction.The Saints had a try of their own chalked off after ten minutes as the referee ruled that Mike Weldon’s pass to Matty Costello was forward as the stand-off was touching down.Costello’s return from injury was one of the few bright spots in a poor performance.Admittedly the Saints lost Alex Eckley to a long standing back problem and Josh Eaves to concussion midway through the first half but the remaining players are fit enough to cope.The Vikings opened the scoring immediately after Eaves had been escorted from the field rolling over the defensive tackle.Another poor missed tackle from a high bomb allowed the visitors to make easy yards down field and was contributable to Kevin Brown’s yellow card for delaying the play the ball.Minutes later, in an effort to run down the clock, Brad Billsborough summed up the Saints season so far as he lined up a penalty from just to the left of the sticks. Normally you’d put your mortgage on him but inexplicably he hit the post.The Vikings finally made their numerical advantage pay as they scored just before the interval.As always the talk was positive at the break and it seemed to have worked as the Saints were the first on the board in the second period.A Rob Fairclough high bomb was dropped by the Vikings right winger and from the resultant scrum quick hands along the line saw Costello put Tom Nisbett away beating three men on a tiptoe run down the right touchline.However, from the kick off the normally reliable Brown knocked on and the confidence washed away in an instant.Five tries later and the score was getting more embarrassing by the minute before Brad Billsborough jumped out of dummy half to spare some of the Saints blushes.This was not a performance to remember for the vast majority of players out there today.Only Chris Kellett, Kev Brown and the outstanding Evan Bullen, whose 70 minute stint to cover for the injured, was crucial and can hold their heads up high. As for the others? That is between them and their consciences.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Tom Nisbett (45), Brad Billsborough (77).Goals: Brad Billsborough 1 from 3.Widnes:Tries: Danny Walker (22), Brad Walker (38), Keanan Brand (50), Sam Freeman (54), Owen Buckley (59), Tyler Jones (64), Chris Wilson (72).Goals: Brad Walker 3 from 7.Half Time: 0-12Full Time: 10-34Teams:Saints:1. Kevin Brown; 5. Tom Nisbett, 3. Sean Croston, 4. Chris Follin, 2. Luke Ward; 6. Matty Costello, 7. Rob Fairclough; 8. Evan Bullen, 9. Josh Eaves, 16. Alex Eckley, 11. Sam Royle, 12. Mike Weldon (C), 13. Callum Hazzard.Subs: 10. Jordan Olmez, 14. Brad Billsborough, 15. Chris Kellett, 17. Joe Sharratt.Widnes:1. Lloyd Roby; 2. Tyler Jones, 3. Owen Buckley, 4. Keanan Brand, 5. Sam Freeman; 6. Chris Wilson, 7. Joseph Lyons (C); 8. Owen Farnworth, 9. Danny Walker, 10. Patrick McConnell, 11. Danny Norman, 12. Brad Walker, 13. Louis Glover.Subs: 14. Jake Burns, 15. James Rutledge, 16. Daniel King, 17. Luke Draper.last_img read more

Justin Holbrooks men will use the match as their

first_imgJustin Holbrook’s men will use the match as their final run out before the season kicks off in earnest against Castleford on Friday February 2.The Centurions have recruited strongly in the off-season with experienced NRL players Bodene Thompson and Peter Mata’utia heading to Leigh Sports Village alongside Jordan Thompson, Kevin Larroyer and Larne Patrick.Tickets are now on sale with the Hattons Solicitors West and South Stands open for home fans.2018 Members can secure their ticket for discounted price too whilst Junior Members can attend the game for just £5!Hattons Solicitors West Stand – 2018 Members Adult: £10 Concession/Youth: £8 Junior: £5Hattons Solicitors West Stand – Non Members Adult: £12 Concession/Youth: £10 Junior: £6South Stand – 2018 Members Adult: £12 Concession/Youth: £10 Junior: £5South Stand – Non Members Adult: £14 Concession/Youth: £12 Junior: £6Entry on matchday will be at the ‘non-Members’ price.Tickets are available now online or via the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium.You can also call 01744 455 052.last_img read more

Vigil for Paitin Fields to be held Saturday in Pender County

first_img Paitin Fields died on November 15.The community is coming together to hold a vigil at 7 p.m. at the Pender County Courthouse gazebo.Investigators believe she was raped and strangled.Related Article: City, lawmakers talk film, water quality, affordable housing at legislative breakfastThe Pender County Sheriff’s Office is still waiting for autopsy results to come back.The State Medical Examiner’s Office says they have 6 months to complete the autopsy. The deadline is in mid-May. Paitin Fields (Photo: WWAY) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It’s been five months and one week since a Pender County child died and we’re still no closer to knowing who killed her.There will be a vigil to remember her Saturday.- Advertisement – last_img read more

MISSING 16yearold New Hanover County teen

first_img She has blue eyes and brown hair.If you have seen her, call the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. – Advertisement – Cheyenne Hutchins (Photo: NHSO) Cheyenne Hutchins (Photo: NHSO)center_img Cheyenne Hutchins (Photo: NHSO) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY)– The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a teenage girl last seen on Tuesday.Cheyenne Lee Hutchins, 16, was last seen in the 6400 block of Gammon Court. The Ashley High School student is 5’7″ tall and weighs 125 pounds. 1 of 2last_img read more

Dive deeper into yoga at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

first_imgThe sessions are suitable for all yoga levels, with modifications offered, but recommended for adults only.The series runs 8-9 a.m. every other Tuesday, January 15 to February 26. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $20 per class, N.C. Aquarium Society members receive a 10 percent discount.Related Article: Lifeguards go on-duty for the summerFor more information: www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisherClass dates:8-9 a.m. Tuesday, January 158-9 a.m. Tuesday, January 298-9 a.m. Tuesday, February 128-9 a.m. Tuesday, February 26 1 of 2 Yoga at the Aquarium (Photo: N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher) Yoga at the Aquarium (Photo: N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher) KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Dive deeper into yoga at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.The aquarium will host a class series where you can rejuvenate through meditation, breathing exercises and foundational postures in a serene “underwater” setting.- Advertisement – center_img A certified yoga instructor will lead each one-hour, morning class amid the tranquility of schooling fish, gliding rays and more. Yoga at the Aquarium (Photo: N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher)last_img read more

Charges dropped against man accused of abandoning pet fish

first_img In a news release Tuesday afternoon, District Attorney Ben David said while he appreciates the enforcement of the law to protect vulnerable animals, fish are not protected under the statutes relating to the cruelty to animals or misdemeanor abandonment charges.Under the statue, the term “animal” includes every living vertebrate in the classes Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves, and Mammalia except human beings.“The Animal Services Division serves a vital function for our community,” David said. “We take a very dim view of anyone who would abuse any creature great or small and appreciate their enforcement of the laws to protect vulnerable animals. Fish are not included in this statute, however, so my office is dismissing these charges.”Related Article: WPD looking for suspect who robbed taxi driver at gunpointThree counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals and one count of misdemeanor abandonment against Hinson have been dropped.If you or someone you know is in crisis or having difficulty caring for a pet, contact the Animal Services Division at (910) 798-7500. NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County District Attorney has dropped animal cruelty and abandonment charges against a man who left his fish behind after he was evicted.53-year-old Michael Hinson was charged after the fish, which had developed a parasitic disease due to its living conditions, was found in a dirty tank.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Updated LSEs bone of contention between Ministry MUT and UPE

first_img SharePrint <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> Adds UPE reactionThe Malta Union of Teachers and the Ministry for Education have come out strongly at odds with the UPE-Voice of the Workers, on the issue of Learning Support Educators (LSEs). UPE, a recently established teachers’ union held a colloquium on the issues facing LSEs. Out of this discussion, it emerged that the LSEs are concerned that their work is being phased out and that they are being requested to carry heavy physical loads.Both the MUT and the ministry denied that the work of the LSEs was in any way threatened or that shared LSEs are being phased out. The ministry said that the shared LSEs will remain and that more are set to be employed. MUT corroborated this and added that the need for LSEs is set to increase.Read also: UPE deplores LSEs working conditionsUPE reactsUPE cite the agreement reached between the ministry and the MUT and said that “this clearly shows that in the long run shared support students will be denied the current support structure at the detriment of the student and the LSE. This was also acknowledged by MEDE officials during various instances when the Union voiced its concern on the issue.”It invited the general public to read the public agreement signed by MUT and MEDE in 2017, page 30  under the title of “Enhancing Inclusivity”.WhatsApplast_img read more

Process to elevate St Pauls collegiate church in Rabat to minor basilica

first_imgWhatsApp SharePrint Facebook – Knisja Kolleġġjata u Proto-Parrokkjali ta’ San Pawl, Rabat – MaltaFacebook – Knisja Kolleġġjata u Proto-Parrokkjali ta’ San Pawl, Rabat – Malta Archbishop Charles Scicluna announced the start of the process that will see the Collegiate Church and proto-parish of St Paul’s in Rabat acknowledged as a minor Basilica. Mons. Scicluna made the announcement on the occasion of the titular feast of Saint Paul the Apostle. He said that every Church in Malta should be rewarded; however nobody can deny that this particular church dedicated to Saint Paul was the first Maltese parish. center_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>last_img read more

De Rossi edges closer to Fiorentina move

first_img <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> SharePrint De Rossi has received numerous offers since leaving AS Roma at the end of last season, with Boca Juniors, AC Milan and Bologna showing interest in the veteran midfielder. However, the most serious suitors seem to be Fiorentina who are looking to kickstart a new era after a disappointing season and a change in ownership.According to reports in the Italian media, Fiorentina’s technical director Daniele Prade and coach Vincenzo Montella spoke with the former giallorossi captain, outlining what the club intends to accomplish over the coming seasons.De Rossi, a World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, turns 36 next month.WhatsApplast_img read more

Warid Orange join price increment wagon

first_imgAdvertisement “From September 6, new tariffs for Warid to Warid will be Shs3 per second and other networks Shs4 per second,” the company said in mobile texts to its subscribers.Last September, Warid sparked off a price war that forced the company to quote Shs1 per second -the lowest call rates, in an effort to attract new subscribers.Warid’s increase came only a day after Orange said it effective September 8, it would increase call rates to Shs4 per second for on net calls and charge Shs4 per second for calls to other networks. – Advertisement – This rate will apply to its Talk More Tariff plan. On the Talk Now per Second tariff plan Orange to Orange calls will cost Shs2 per second and Orange to other networks will cost Shs6 per second, according to Mr. Philippe Luxcey the Chief Executive officer of Orange Uganda.“The current increase in inflation has had an impact on the cost of doing business as a whole and as such Orange has also had to adjust its tariffs,” Mr Luxcey said a statement announcing the new calling rates. Inflation in Uganda rose to 21.4 per cent last month from 18.7 per cent in July on the back of rising food and a very weak shilling when compared to major currencies like the dollar.Source: Daily Monitorlast_img read more

Google celebrates zip inventor Gideon Sundbacks birthdayHuawei Records 117 Growth in Sales

first_imgAdvertisement His innovation was to place a dimple on the underside of each tooth and a nib on the top that would sit securely within the dimple of the tooth above it. As a result, the join between two rows of teeth was then strong because no single tooth has enough room to move up or down and come apart. He also created the manufacturing machine for the new zipper. – Advertisement – Born on April 24, 1880, in Småland, Sweden, he moved to Germany following his studies and emigrated in 1905 to the US, where he started to work at Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.A year later, he was hired to work for the Universal Fastener Company in Hoboken, New Jersey, and became its head designer in 1909.Sundback initially proposed the new zipper as a replacement for hook-and-eye fasteners on women’s boots but it had become a regular feature for the flies of trousers and on dresses by the 1930s.Sundback died of a heart condition in 1954 and was interred at Greendale cemetery in Meadville, Pennsylvania.last_img read more

Kenya Lamudi Launches Dial 4 Home Service For Offline Users

first_imgAdvertisement Online real estate platform, Lamudi, has now introduced ‘dial-for-a-home’ for house-hunters for Kenyans looking to find ideal homes using their phones.Lamudi offers Kenyan citizens a wide range of different properties to rent and buy in various parts of country including Kisumu, Mombasa, Nairobi and Nakuru.Despite the growing number of internet users in the East African nation Lamudi says half the population has not yet switched online, which is why it introduced the new service. – Advertisement – According to the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) in 2014 the East African country had 22 million internet users.Kenya’s total population was 44.3 million in 2013, according to World Bank statistics.Lamudi Kenya managing director, Dan Karua said, “The recent growth in the real estate sector is immeasurable. It is no doubt that times have changed and we need to keep up with emerging trends in house hunting to match the changes occurring in the sector.”Karusa added, “Our website caters for the trend towards online property hunting. However, there are still many house-hunters who do not have regular access to the internet and would prefer to use traditional methods of finding their dream home. This is why we have launched the Dial 4 Home (D4H) hotline.”House-hunters can call the toll-free number to inquire about properties for sale or rent.Users will be able to get over-the-phone access to property listings from over 1000 agents, developers and small agents, reads the statement.Lamudi also noted that the service will also cater for agents who want to list their properties with Lamudi over the phone.“This is a value added service for our clients and consumers of our service. It will improve interaction between us and them in this fast-paced digital era,” said Karua.“With the continuous growth in the real estate sector, Lamudi Kenya will strive to keep you updated through the toll free number,” he concluded.– See more at: ITWebAfricalast_img read more

Andy Rubin Teases a BezelLess Android Smartphone

first_imgThe Bezel-less Android Smartphone will be made by Rubin’s Essential Products Inc. Image Credit: Rubin Twitter Page Advertisement Here it comes! a smartphone without a bezel.Andy Rubin, the creator of Google’s Android OS, in a tweet posted on his Twitter account has teased a new smartphone that will have no bezels at all that will be made by Rubin’s Essential Products Inc. The tweet shows an image of a phone held with one corner of a device seen and zero bezels at all along with the caption that read;“I’m really excited about how this is shaping up. Eager to get it in more people’s hands…” – Advertisement – It is not for sure whether the smartphone teased by Rubin is the final product or a prototype.The smartphone teased appears to be similar to Xiaomi’s Mi Mix, which also has a bezel-less front panel.I’m really excited about how this is shaping up. Eager to get it in more people’s hands… pic.twitter.com/LRzQCFSKTm— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) March 27, 2017According to TimesOfIndia, back in January this year, Bloomberg website reported that the Essential Products Inc. was said to be working on a smartphone that will have the ability to gain new hardware features over time, and besides hinting at a modular device, the modular components will stick with the base device using a magnetic connector.The reports further claimed that one of the prototypes may have a screen bigger than Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus. However, its overall footprint would be smaller due to lesser bezels.The particular model is expected to sport a metallic frame and ceramic back. As for the launch, it may launch sometime in the middle of this year.last_img read more

Tecno Camon CM Review A MidRanger With a 189 Screen Ratio

first_imgAdvertisement Tecno’s newest and first flagship smartphone this year; the Tecno Camon CM was unveiled in Uganda early this month but was officially launched on 9th January, 2018. Taking all the spotlight of being the first smartphone in the Tecno mobiles to feature an 18:9 screen ratio being a mid-range smartphones. The likes of the Phantom-series have a screen ration of 16:9.However, Tecno managed to give the Camon CM tiny bezels – lowered all the four edges to create the 18:9 screen ratio without increasing the size of the phone. This is pretty smart. Like I said before, a mid-ranger spotting that wide screen ratio even before the high-end Tecno mobiles. Yes! that’s amazing.1. Design The Tecno Camon CM is the perfect phone to slip into your pocket or purse as it spots a slim and elegant body design with its total thickness measuring at about 7.75 mm. The design and the phone in general can be confused with the Tecno Camon CX Air. But they’re are two different phones. – Advertisement – On the left, has the simcards and microSD card tray. Thanks to Tecno, the phone has a provision for a microSD card. A lot of phones these days gives one the option of either using a second sim or a microSD card. While on the right are the volume and power button. Top has the 3.5 mm earphone jack while at the bottom we’ve the USB port, microphone piece, and a single grilled speaker. Finally the back comes with a 13MP rear camera, a 4-LED flash placed at the edge of the phone near the bezels, and a fingerprint sensor appears at the top-center. As the front has the 13MP front camera, and ear piece.The design for the Camon CM is perfect with less buttons. The home, back, and recent options, slider appear inside the phone.2. Display The Tecno Camon CM has a 5.7-Inch FHD IPS touchscreen with a 2.5 D corning gorilla support glass. In addition a screen resolution of 720 x 1440MP (364 PPI) at a 18:9 screen ratio gives a wide range view when it comes to multimedia, nothing is cut out as seen with 16:9 screen ration phones.Insight – U.S-based Entertainment firm; Netflix Inc. is known for using the 18:9 screen ratio for most of its content. So if you’re watching netflix on your Camon CM, just sit back and enjoy the whole picture.3. Performance and Battery The Camon CM comes with an Android 7.0 Nougat mobile OS with HiOS 2.0 from TECNO Mobile on top. To support the performance is the 2GB RAM sits on a Quad-core processor with Mediatek MT6737 chipset, and the processor clocks at 1.25 GHz. 2GB RAM isn’t bad for a mid-ranger phone, however, if a user is found of downloading heavy applications, it will slow the phone as well as freeze. However, the RAM is really for smaller applications. On the other hand, it also comes with 16GB of internal storage. The ROM as well isn’t bad, good enough to save you media, and if that’s not enough, its expandable upto 128GB with a microSD card.The 3,000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery is perfect for not heavy consumption. Battery is drained fast if over used. If not used heavily, the Camon CM can be used on a single charge. The Tecno Camon CX Air spots a 3,200mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery.4. Cameras The front and rear camera spot a 13MP camera setup with support LED flash in low light setting. For the back camera in particular, it has 4-LED lights, yes! 4, this gives more bright photos in low-light settings. I have to say, the cameras aren’t disappointing at all as being a member of the Camon-series. Both the 13MP cameras re-emphasizes the brand’s knack for designing high-end smartphones with sophisticated cameras.Your photos are appear crisp, ‘with not much’ but detailed.What was likedThe 18:9 screen ratio is definitely it. Considering the fact it’s just a mid-range smartphone.We liked the fact that the phone supports a microSD card it being a dual-sim. Most dual-phones allows either to use a microSD card or a second sim.4-LED flash light setting for the rear camera. This ensures and helps to give bright images.The phone is light, and portable. Can fit in one’s fist.Supports 4G network.What wasn’t likedBattery was drained so fast for heavy users, prompting you to charge more than once in a day.2GB of RAM. Nah! Can’t be in position to handle heavy applications that have sizes of over 1GB.Pricing and Color Variants The Tecno Camon CM is priced between 500,000 to 600,000 UGX depending from where you might buy it from. And is available in black and champagne gold color variants.[related-posts]last_img read more

BENS BLOG Why doesnt Michael OLeary pick on someone his own size

first_img[dropcap]S[/dropcap]o, Michael O’Leary’s been throwing his toys around then, Blog. I read, in today’s Racing Post, that he doesn’t like the fact, that Willie Mullins has put his training fees up. Oh really? Does that mean now, that the cheap-skate, O’Leary will not be putting up the air-fares, on his equally revolting airline?In betting, nobody, no one man, is bigger than “The Market”. ‎And neither, are they bigger than “The Game”. Possibly, Mr O’Leary will learn this, at Cheltenham, in March..!In other news:Although, Willie Mullins probably isn’t currently considering these benefits, over his toast, this morning; ‎this is actually good for National Hunt racing. Cheltenham was becoming rather tedious, with all of those endless odds-on, “Who might beat the favourite?” non-events. The Game must be ever changing and progressing. And this news will open things up again. THE KING IS DEAD…Over and out, B xlast_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Thursday

first_imgHORSE RACING12.35 SouthwellSecret Glance 14/1 > 7/11.35 SouthwellPowered 100/30 > 2/12.00 WolverhamptonElusive Cowboy 11/4 > 15/83.00 WolverhamptonPreobrajenska 6/1 > 7/23.30 WolverhamptonTranquil Daze 100/30 > 7/47.15 ChelmsfordSecret Bird 7/4 > 11/108.15 ChelmsfordStrong Challenge 7/2 > 2/1FOOTBALLLeague Two19:45 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD15/8 Doncaster Rovers 8/5 Portsmouth 9/4 DRAWBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Thursday 5 Januarylast_img read more