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TICKETS for Saints away trip to London Broncos on

first_imgTICKETS for Saints away trip to London Broncos on February 4, 2012 are now on sale.Kicking off at 3pm at the Twickenham Stoop they are priced at: £10 for adults in the North Stand (unreserved)£10 for concessions in the North Stand (unreserved) £5 for juniors in the North Stand (unreserved) Disabled Supporters intending to travel should contact London Broncos on 0208 810 6000Coach travel will be available and it will leave Langtree Park at 8am. Prices are £23.50 for season ticket holders and £24.50 for non. All seats must be pre-booked.You can buy your tickets from Langtree Park and by calling 01744 455 050. They are also available at www.saintssuperstore.com Juniors can swap their season ticket vouchers for a ticket at the ticket office at Langtree Park if they want to.last_img read more

MIKE Rush is looking forward to facing Warrington

first_imgMIKE Rush is looking forward to facing Warrington this Saturday and wants a performance the town would be proud of – in front of a massive crowd.Speaking after Wigan chose Leeds at Clubcall to send the Wolves on Langtree Park he is expecting another great match.“It’s no surprise the Warriors chose who they did, they had to take the lowest ranked team,” he said. “With all due respect to Hull with about 20 minutes of their match left we knew we would be lining up to play Warrington.“We worked really hard to get home advantage and now we need it to work for us. We need to produce a performance probably better than the last time we met. There is pressure on both teams and we will need to be at our best to win.”He continued: “Kids make dreams and people are talking about walking out at Old Trafford but I am a miserable realist! We have to win this week to think about Old Trafford. My only thoughts are going to Langtree Park on Saturday in front of a large crowd and making the town proud. Our fans need to turn out in their numbers as I know tickets are selling out fast.”Tickets are on sale for Saturday’s game and Warrington are expected to snap up their initial allocation quickly.With demand for tickets high from both clubs the advice is to buy yours soon.You can buy at the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052, or logging on here.last_img read more

SAINTS crushed Salford Red Devils in a fine ten tr

first_imgSAINTS crushed Salford Red Devils in a fine ten try performance to not only top Super League but perfectly set themselves up for a Souths showdown next Sunday.Keiron Cunningham’s men were superior in every department scything through their host’s defence at will and turning aside all that was thrown at them.The stats will show Mark Percival, Jordan Turner and Joe Greenwood each grabbed braces – but this was a real squad performance worthy of the Champions.Saints made a couple late changes to their 17 – Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Luke Thompson coming into the line up and Mark Flanagan starting at 13 in place of Josh Jones.And all three made telling contributions.Kevin Locke returned for Salford and he almost had an immediate impact dancing through the defence on the Devils’ first attack.Saints repelled borders but it was the home side that looked more likely in the early stages.Yet, once Joe Greenwood put in a good run to clear the lines the visitor’s struck.On the next set, Adam Swift scampered 50 metres, the ball came right and Mark Percival stepped inside Mason Caton-Brown for the opener.Saints should have extended the lead but were pulled back for a forward pass that never was from Greenwood.Salford replied with back to back sets but Vea broke through the centre after a wonderful drop off ball and within seconds Jordan Turner had increased the advantage.Saints had the momentum and following two fine runs from Alex Walmsley Roby caught Greenwood on a fine line from dummy half for 12-0.Mark Percival made it 14-0 but in the 28th minute Salford cut the lead.Saints attacked on the right, Makinson kicked the ball on and a kind bounce landed in the hands of Ben Jones-Bishop who returned it with interest. Michael Dobson making it 14-6 with the boot.Saints weathered the storm and hit back with five minutes left in the first half.Jon Wilkin’s high kick forced a knock on deep in Salford territory and then his pass caught Luke Thompson at full pelt.Percival making it 20-6 at half time – and he had a hand in Saints’ next try just two minutes after the restart.Jones-Bishop knocked on and from the scrum Lomax hit Percival and he put Makinson over in the corner.In the 50th minute Theo Fages was held up over the line after two penalties put Salford right in prime territory.And five minutes later a massive high ball from Wilkin once more was spilled by the Devils’ defence – at least twice – and Percival mopped up.Wilko popped another up for LMS before Hock was sinbinned for what looked like a knee on Masoe in the tackle.Saints took full advantage too Roby getting it away to Greenwood for his second of the night.Jordan Turner stretched out for his second on 65 minutes and then Andre Savelio crossed thanks to a wonderful kick from Wilkin and Percival collect.A perfect end to a perfect evening.Match Summary:Reds: Tries: Jones-BishopGoals: Dobson (1 from 1)Saints:Tries: Percival (2), Turner (2), Greenwood (2), Thompson, Makinson, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Savelio, Goals: Burns (0 from 1), Percival (6 from 9)Penalties: Reds: 7Saints: 6HT: 20-6FT: 52-6REF: Ben ThalerATT: 4975Teams:Reds:1. Kevin Locke; 2. Ben Jones-Bishop, 3. Josh Griffin, 18. Mason Caton-Brown, 5. Greg Johnson; 6. Rangi Chase, 7. Michael Dobson; 16. Scott Taylor, 9. Tommy Lee, 13. Gareth Hock, 11. Harrison Hansen, 17. Jordan Walne, 31. Cory Paterson.Subs: 10. Lama Tasi. 14. Theo Fages, 15. Darrell Griffin, 20. Adam Walne, Saints:1. Jonny Lomax; 2. Tommy Makinson, 17. Mark Percival, 3. Jordan Turner, 5. Adam Swift; 6. Travis Burns, 12. Jon Wilkin; 10. Kyle Amor, 9. James Roby, 8. Mose Masoe, 21. Joe Greenwood, 11. Atelea Vea, 15. Mark Flanagan.Subs: 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Alex Walmsley, 18. Luke Thompson, 25. Andre Savelio.last_img read more

WHEN the new season starts Saints will be one of

first_imgWHEN the new season starts, Saints will be one of just four Super League clubs running a reserve team.The Club sees it as vital for the retention of players in the sport.Saints alongside Wigan, Hull FC and Warrington will join Keighley, Halifax, Sheffield, Dewsbury and Featherstone in playing fixtures.And it’s a move Keiron Cunningham is more than happy with.“I’m really pleased the reserves are back for the new season,” he said. “It takes away that black hole and stops us losing talent when players reach 19.“We’re in a situation where you can go out, recruit and nurture a player and then by the age of 19 if they aren’t a superstar you have to let them go. That is a ridiculous situation.“We can now look at kids until they are 21 or 22. Not everyone is a superstar by 19… you only have to look at the likes of Mike Bennett and even James Roby. We could have lost them under the current system.“You spend a lot of time and finance getting a player through the system; it’s hard work and to then say thank you very much, you’re gone, at 19, is ridiculous.”He continued: “The move to bring back reserves was championed by Mike Rush. He got everything going and teams jumped on board. The game will be stronger for sure.”Keiron says that Saints’ Reserves are likely to be top age players from the 19s Academy, first teamers who are not getting regular football and those returning from injury.There could also be lower age players in the Academy who could make the step up.“It’s common sense,” he added. “We will reap the rewards and I’m sure it won’t take 12 months before the league does it as a whole.“They will see it was successful and then take up the idea as their own.”Ian Talbot will be the head coach of the reserves, assisted by Paul Wellens and Tommy Martyn.Fixtures:Sunday Jan 31: Swinton (A) – 3pm (Friendly)Saturday Feb 13: Wigan (H) – 12pmSaturday March 5: Hull FC (H) – 1pmThursday March 10: Keighley (A) – 7.45pmThursday March 31: Halifax (A) – 7.30pmSaturday April 16: Warrington (A) – 12pmSaturday May 7: Warrington (H) – 12pmSunday May 22: Wigan (A) – TBCSaturday May 28: Hull FC (A) – 5.20pmSaturday June 11: Sheffield (H) – 1pmSaturday June 25: Wigan (H) – 12pmSaturday July 9: Dewsbury (H) – 1pmSaturday July 30: Warrington (H) – 12pmSaturday August 13: Hull FC (H) – 1pmSunday September 11: Featherstone (A) – 7.30pmPlease note fixtures are subject to change.last_img read more

Reigning champions Leeds Rhinos come to the Tota

first_imgReigning champions, Leeds Rhinos, come to the Totally Wicked Stadium this Friday (March 16) before we make the journey to Hull KR a week later.Then follows three important games in eight days that could define our season.Firstly, we host the auld enemy Wigan on Good Friday (March 30) – in what is likely to be a sell-out contest – before heading over to Widnes on Easter Monday.Then, Justin Holbrook’s men welcome Hull FC on April 6.Key to continuing our good form are you, the fans.The support at home and on our travels has been fantastic so far – with close to 3,000 packing into the away end at the Halliwell Jones to roar us home.Tickets for these games are now on sale from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, via 01744 455 052 or online here.We are Saints and Proud.last_img read more

Their ELCONS logo will feature on the rear of the

first_imgTheir ELCONS logo will feature on the rear of the Club’s home and away playing shorts across all Men’s and Women’s teams for the next three seasons.Elcons was established by Managing Director John Peel in 2008, after his 15 years’ of experience in the industry identified that there was a gap in the market to develop a HR and Health and Safety Consultancy that could deliver a more efficient, bespoke and personal service.“We are delighted to partner with John and his team at Elcons” explained Saints General Manager, Dave Hutchinson. “From the first meeting we held with them, we knew they were the right partner for us as they demonstrated a clear vision for their business and how we could benefit from working with their personal advisor service.“We pride ourselves on our duty of care to all employees, from players, staff and our Matchday team and Elcons business ethics are a great fit for us in improving how we interact with everyone who is employed here at Saints.“We look forward to working with them for the next three seasons.”Elcons Managing Director John Peel agrees: “We are delighted to have engaged in this Partnership and we are looking forward to a very exciting and successful future.“Having been born and bred in St Helens and followed the Club for all of my life, I am delighted to have this opportunity and I feel very honoured.”In addition to appearing on our playing kit, ELCONS branding will also be seen on our LED and static perimeter signage, internal press conference backdrops, within the Match Programme and at saintsrlfc.comFor more information on Elcons and the services they provide, please visit their website at www.elcons.co.uklast_img read more

Brothers previous students build concession area for Coastal Christian High

first_img A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for people to check out the new project.Nash and Lee Taylor graduated from Coastal Christian High School came back for that ceremony to celebrate the building that they worked on and designed together.After the school received a donation, they were able to hire the two previous students to construct and design a new picnic shelter,  bathroom and concession building.Related Article: UNCW students return for another fall move-inThe brothers were thrilled to give back and help create something for the future generations of CCHS.“My brother Lee is a really hard worker, like myself and we both been challenged in this project and learned a lot together and its great to work with family because you have some really real conversations with them and a lot of heart to heart but its great when it becomes a successful project,” Nash said.Nash and Lee were excited to see their final project come together in front of all their friends and family. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A dynamic duo came back to their high school stomping grounds Thursday.Two brothers designed and built a new addition that was on one schools “wish” list.- Advertisement – last_img read more

CCSO Wanted felon hits deputy found with drugs and guns

first_img Deputies found drugs inside the car including a large amount of marijuana, cocaine and unknown tablets. Deputies say they also found a handgun, a .22 caliber rifle, a 20 gauge sawed off shotgun, live ammunition, digital scales, a grinder, and a large amount of packaging materials.Detectives also located evidence linked to a multi-state investigation.Vice-Narcotics Detectives learned the suspect’s actual name, Shonte Hutchinson, while during their investigation. The 41-year-old man from Tabor City had numerous active warrants in Stafford County, Virgina for Felony Larceny, Felony Embezzlement, Fictitious Information to an Officer, and Obtaining Property by False Pretense.Related Article: Police: Mayor accused of pointing gun at minors in parkHutchinson was arrested Wednesday. He is at the Columbus County Detention Center under at $400,000 secured bond.Charges:1 felony count of Possession of Firearm by a Felon1 felony count of Possession of a Weapon of Mass Destruction1 felony count of Possession with the Intent to Sell and/or Deliver Marijuana1 felony count of Possession with the Intent to Sell and/or Deliver Cocaine2 misdemeanor counts of Resisting a Public Officer1 misdemeanor count of Fictitious Information to an Officer1 misdemeanor count of Assaulting a Government OfficialFugitive Warrant for Stafford County, Virginia CHADBOURN, NC (WWAY) — A wanted man is now in jail after deputies say they found him inside a car in Chadbourn with a large amount of drugs and guns.Columbus County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to WR Cribb Drive in Chadbourn Tuesday in reference to a suspicious vehicle parked in someone’s yard. When deputies arrived, they found a man inside the car. He allegedly told them a fictitious name. Columbus Central ran the name and alerted deputies that the suspect had outstanding warrants. When deputies try to arrest him, that’s when he tried to run away hitting a deputy in the process.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Wilmington police searching for driver who crashed through fence

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are asking for help identifying a driver who crashed through a privacy fence and collided with children’s toys before driving off.Police say it happened two weeks ago at 23rd and Market Streets.- Advertisement – The victim told officers she heard “an excessively loud noise” while putting her children to bed.When she checked outside she discovered parts of a silver Nissan sedan in the yard, along with a mangled fence in her front and back yards. Children’s toys hit by driver (Photo: Wilmington Police Dept) 1 of 4 Tire marks and a hole are evidence of a driver crashing through a fence (Photo: Wilmington Police Dept)center_img Pieces of a vehicle that crashed through fence (Photo: Wilmington Police Dept) Police say the driver failed to stop at the intersection struck a curb, scraped the sidewalk and continued south into the victim’s yard, creating a hole in the front yard privacy fence.Related Article: Shallotte man pleads guilty in revenge porn caseThe driver then struck the self-standing basketball goal, pushing it more than 20 feet, before crashing into the chain-link fence in the backyard.The driver turned around in the backyard and then exited through the opening that was created in the front fence.The driver cut across the neighbor’s driveway and then fled westbound onto Market Street.Several pieces of the suspect’s vehicle were found on the victim’s property.Anyone with information on the driver or who can help locate the car should contact Wilmington Police at (910) 343-3609 or use Text-A-Tip. Chain link fence hit by driver (Photo: Wilmington Police Dept)last_img read more

NO NEW TAXES Budget recommendation presented to NHC commission board

first_imgThe 2019-2020 Recommended Budget was presented to New Hanover County Commissioners Monday.(Credit: New Hanover County) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) —  Property tax rates would not increase under New Hanover County’s proposed budget plan for 2019 – 2020. That proposal was formally presented to the Board of Commissioners Monday.County Manager Chris Coudriet says the proposed spending plan proactively addresses needs identified post Hurricane Florence, maintains existing levels of service, and provides long term debt funding with no increase to the tax rate.- Advertisement – It includes more school funding, new staff positions to enhance strategic priorities, and affordable housing investments.The total spending plan is proposed at $398.5 million, a three percent increase from last year.A public hearing on the budget will be held June 3.last_img read more

The Daphne Project wins European award

first_img SharePrint The Daphne Project, a project which is a part of Forbidden Stories, has won a European awad last Thursday. Forbidden Stories is a project founded by ‘Reporters without Borders’ (RSF) and ‘Freedom Voices Network’, which strive to encourage security for information collceted by jounalists who have been arrested or killed because of their work.The award is titled the European Press Prize, and compliments European journalism with the highest levels.“We decided to create forbidden stories to make sure people get access to critical information. We believe that when a journalist gets killed or imprisoned that it is because they have an important story.” @FbdnStories #EuropeanPressPrize pic.twitter.com/IITyCLJLCv— European Press Prize (@EuroPressPrize) May 23, 2019Forbidden Stories was awarded the prize together with a number of other jounrnalists who worked on The Daphne Project. These journalists form part of 18 different news agencies, which includes the Times of Malta.A total of 45 journalists joined to continue working on the unfinished work of Daphne Caruana Galizia, after she was brutally murdered by a car bomb on the 16th of October 2017. WhatsAppcenter_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

Messi shines as Barcelona beat Alaves

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 Barcelona started their title defence with a 3-0 win over Alaves. Lionel Messi scored two second half goals as the Argentine striker played an influential role in his side’s victory. The five time Ballon d’Or winner fired in his first after 64 minutes thanks to a free-kick that settled into the bottom corner.Half-time substitute Philippe Coutinho made it 2-0 for Ernesto Valverde’s team in the 83rd minute before Messi scored another goal in stoppage time. La Pulga is now Barcelona’s captain after Andres Iniesta joined Japanese club Vissel Kobe last May.WhatsApplast_img read more

Watch Persons tie themselves to trees in protest

first_img Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb No trees from Saqqajja Hill will be eradicated – Ministry for Transport and InfrastructureThe Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Investments said that it is not true that the Central Link Project will destroy the tress in the locality.In a press release, The Ministry said that some are propagating misleading information as no tree from Saqqajja Hill will be removed. The communication also stated that 285 trees will be planted to add to the current numbers in the locality.The Ministry added that it will continue to provide regular updates on the Central Link Project to avoid speculation and misinformation on the matter.Footage: Coryse Borg Read also: Central Link: NGOs reach crowdfunding target in less than 24 hoursCentral Link Project is a ‘major hazard to our health’ – psychologistCentral Link Project: ApprovedCentral Link Project to help cleanse the air – Minister Ian Borg Miguela Xuereb SharePrint Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb 1 of 26 Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb WhatsApp Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb Miguela Xuereb A group of persons, including residents from Attard have resorted to tie themselves to trees in protest against the Central Link project on Sunday. In a press release, the organisers said that over 1,000 persons attended the protest. They said that this was a clear message for the authorities to stop destroying our landscape.They added that the quality of life is dependent on the environment, and are condemning those that described their initiative as a partisan act.The group was formed over social media and up till now has gathered over 4,000 members.Scores of people have tied themselves against trees in the area between Rabat and Attard that are meant to be eradicated to give way to the roads that will form part of the Central Link project.An estimated 549 trees from various streets, as well as 49,000 metres squared of virgin land, and a number of buildings are expected to be destroyed around Rabat and Attard. <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

Firefox 23 Launches With Builtin Share Button

first_imgAdvertisement For the users of Firefox browser, this is the best news so far,Mozilla today launched Firefox 23 and with it, it’s adding a couple of interesting features that extend the browser’s capabilities beyond just displaying websites. On the desktop, Firefox recently added the ability to integrate a number of social sites like Facebook, Cliqz, Mixi or new sites like msnNOW into a persistent sidebar in the browser. Now, it is expanding this feature by adding a share button to the browser toolbar, too.This feature currently works with Facebook Messenger for Firefox and Cliqz and, as the Firefox team notes, allows you to ” post an interesting article to your profile, share a recipe with your friends or send an idea for a gift in a private message or email, all without leaving the Web page you are visiting.”Mozilla expects to launch more service that will support the share button soon and the organization says it expects other sites to start supporting its social API soon, too. “There is endless potential for integrating social networks, e-mail, finance, music, to-do lists, sports, news and other applications into your Firefox experience,” the Firefox team writes in today’s announcement. – Advertisement – This update also brings mixed content blocking to Firefox’s stable release channel. When you use Firefox 23 to visit sites that use both secure HTTPS sources and also loads data from regular HTTP pages, the browser will now try to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks by blocking any scripts from running on these sites (though it will allow the browser to download static images).On Android, Mozilla is also adding quite a few new features to its browser. The title bar on Firefox’s Awesome Screen (it’s personalized new-tab page), for example, now autocompletes URLS “to get you to your favorite sites faster.” It also now knows when a site in your favorites is already open and will just take you there when you click on its icon instead of opening a new tab. Similar to the behavior of Chrome and other mobile browsers, the URL bar also now automatically hides as you scroll down.This new version of Firefox for Android also gets an updated RSS reader that automatically detects RSS feeds. If a page has a discoverable feed, you can now do a long-tap on the Awesome Bar and the option to “subscribe to page” will pop up. This by far is the biggest step that Mozilla has made to improve the mobile browsing experience for users and it’s evident that in the future we may even see more users adopting it as a better browser than Chrome.Firefox is a Web browser created Mozilla Corporation. Since its release in 2002 (as Phoenix 0.1, later named as Firebird then Firefox as of 0.8 to present), the browser has become one of the most popular Web browsers in the market, trailing only Microsoft’s Internet Explorer as of July 2009.Information from TechCrunch was used in this articlelast_img read more

Nigerias Hotelsng Raises 12 Million

first_imgAdvertisement Nigerian hotel booking website, Hotels.ng, has raised $1.2 million from the Omidyar Network, the investment vehicle of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, and EchoVC Pan-Africa Fund, a seed-stage technology fund.Hotels.ng was founded in 2013 by Nigerian entrepreneur Mark Essien, with an aim to provide affordable, safe and convenient online bookings for Nigerian hotels for both tourist and business travelers.At the moment, it has a listing of more than 7,000 hotels in 21 regions across Nigeria and has facilitated up to two million hotel reservations since its inception. – Advertisement – It is the second time Hotels.ng is raising money. In 2013, Lagos-based business accelerator Spark, made a seed investment of $225,000 in the company. The company is already profitable, though Mark Essien refuses to disclose revenue figures.Essien said his company plans to use the new funds to invest further in its technology capacity and in pursuing expansion into Ghana and French West Africa.“We’re forging ahead into relatively uncharted territory; E-commerce in Africa is a massive market to conquer, but there are no hard and fast prototypes from which to follow,” Essien said.He said they cannot simply replicate Western models here; they have to build their own blueprints from scratch, which takes significant investment, both in terms of time and money.“This additional capital will allow us to realize the next stage in our ambitious growth plans, which will see us consolidate our position as Nigeria’s market leader in online hotel bookings, with a view to expanding our service into other African markets, such as Ghana,” he added.Via Forbeslast_img read more

UN Report Internet growth slows most people still offline

first_imgCredit: The Guardian Advertisement A report by the UN Broadband Commission released on Monday said that growth in Internet access was predicted to drop further this year as rich economies reach saturation point, while 90 percent of people in the 48 poorest countries had no chance to go online.Internet access in rich economies is reaching saturation levels but 90% of people in the 48 poorest countries have none, its report said.The access growth rate is expected to slow to 8.1% this year, down from 8.6% in 2014. Until 2012, growth rates had been in double digits for years. – Advertisement – Some 57 percent of the world’s population, or more than 4 billion people, still did not use the Internet regularly or actively, according to the report – a figure that falls far short of a UN target of having 60 percent of the world online by 2020.It blamed the cost of extending last-mile infrastructure to rural and remote customers, and a sharp slowdown in the growth of mobile cellular subscriptions globally.Women in poorer countries were particularly disadvantaged, the report said. In the developing world, 25 percent fewer women than men had Internet access, a number that rises to 50 percent in parts of sub-Saharan Africa.Only about 5 percent of the world’s estimated 7,100 languages were represented on the Internet, the report said. Many Internet users could not understand Latin script, so even reading domain names was a challenge, it added.The report showed the Asia-Pacific region as having the largest share – 46.6 percent – of the total global market for fixed broadband subscription, a rough indicator for overall Internet usage.Europe had 23.8 percent, followed by the Americas on 22.7 percent.Africa, Arab states and CIS countries all lagged far behind, well under double figures.Credit: DW, Reuterslast_img read more

LAMBOURN Cheltenham Preview Debrief

first_img[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ere are the key notes from our Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening held at the Pheasant Inn, near Lambourn on Tuesday 4 March.On the panel:Nicky Henderson (Trainer)Philip Hobbs (Trainer)Aidan Coleman (Jockey)Luke Harvey (At The Races)Martin Chapman (Star Sports)Don’t forget to check out:STAR SPORTS CHELTENHAM PREVIEW EVENINGS CLICK HERESTAR SPORTS CHELTENHAM PREVIEW VIDEOS CLICK HERE BEST BETSNicky Henderson: OUR CONOR !!!! (Champion Hurdle)Aidan Coleman: VALDEX (Arkle)Philip Hobbs: CHELTENIAN (County)Martin Chapman: BIG SHU (Cross Country)KEY NOTESNicky Henderson: BOBS WORTH ‘really well’ – nice piece of recent work, fresh and well. CAPTAIN CUTTER definitely run in Albert Bartlett as does Philip Hobbs’ CHAMPAGNE WEST. Henderson confirmed CUP FINAL and ROYAL BOY both run in the Neptune.As for MY TENT OR YOURS it was a ‘small wound on foot’ and added ‘a lot of people made a lot of fuss. He is going swimming today and the problem is expected go away very quickly. Henderson was more worried about lack of pace in Champion and even contemplated supplementing a pacemaker ! Jessie Harrington told him Jezki (who could run in a hood) is ‘very well’.HOBBSPhilip Hobbs: MENORAH decent ew chance in the Ryanair. IF IN DOUBT sweet on in the Pertemps. WISHFUL THINKING small ew chance in Champion ChaseGOLD CUPEveryone thought BOBS WORTH’s chances of a repeat were very strong.Nicky Henderson: TRIOLO D’ALENE could of run with ‘lumps of weight’ in a handicap so decided might as well to go for Gold Cup as National trial.OSCAR WHISKY Nicky Henderson: No real race for it at Cheltenham – very pleased with the way it has taken to fences. Even if there was a 2 1/2m hurdle he would still keep him fencing.ARKLEHalf panel keen on VALDEZ whilst ROCK ON RUBY divided opinionRSAAidan Coleman keen on LE BEQ – there was a general worry about recent racecourse schooling fall for BALLYCASEY.Aidan Coleman also quite keen on DARE ME at a big price (Grand Annual)What’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Thursday

first_img[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 7 AprilRACING1.40 AintreeArzal 6/1 > 9/22.15 AintreeApple’s Jade 9/2 > 100/302.40 AintreeDjakadam 5/2 > 9/43.25 AintreeAnnie Power 8/15 > 4/94.05 AintreePacha Du Polder 4/1 > 11/44.40 AintreeFayette County 6/1 > 9/25.15 AintreeAugusta Kate 7/2 > 11/4LIVE FOOTBALLUEFA Europa League Quarter-Final 1st Leg20:05 BT Sport Europe / BT Sport Europe HD8/13 Borussia Dortmund 9/2 Liverpool 3/1 DRAW(All prices subject to fluctuation) What’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Boxing Day

first_img[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.Monday 26 December HORSE RACING12.05 FontwellCafe Au Lait 10/1 > 4/112.40 WetherbyInchcolm 14/1 > 9/21.20 HuntingdonCaprice D’anglais 7/4 > 11/102.55 Market RasenFearless Tunes 9/1 > 7/23.45 WolverhamptonExaminer 9/2 > 9/43.45 KemptonMoscato 10/1 > 9/24.15 WolverhamptonSpring Loaded 11/2 > 5/2LIVE FOOTBALLPremier League12:30 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports Ultra HD7/5 Watford 2/1 Crystal Palace 9/4 DRAWPremier League17:15 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports Ultra HD8/1 Hull City 4/11 Man City 4/1 DRAWChampionship19:45 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD4/6 Newcastle United 9/2 Sheffield Wednesday 11/4 DRAWBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

THE GREYHOUND WEEK BLOG Julie Collier

first_imgTHE GREYHOUND WEEK BLOG: Julie Collier with all the latest news from the world of greyhound racing starting with the all-important question….. where will the 2020 Greyhound Derby be staged? The GBGB have this week announced plans to start the process to determine not just where next years greyhound Derby will be held, but also what is hoped will be a more permanent home for the Derby. The process will follow a similar format to last year’s application, namely an initial expression of interest followed by a more detailed business plan together with securing of sponsorship. The decision as to who will host the Derby will lie with a ‘stakeholder panel’ and the good news is that we should know the outcome by the end of September! There has been no official word from Nottingham yet as to whether or not they would be keen to host the competition again. Central Park are keen and have a sponsorship plan in place, as well as potentially Sheffield. We await more details with great interest! LATEST STARSPORTS.BET GREYHOUND MARKETS The Star Sports Derby winner Priceless Blake was due to line-up in the Select Stakes at Nottingham in a couple of weeks but has had to be withdrawn after coming off sore from the Dundalk International last Friday. Trainer Paul Hennessy reported him to be ‘sore, stiff and tired’ and so the plan will be for the Derby champ to have a break before embarking on his Irish Derby campaign. LATEST STARSPORTS.BET GREYHOUND MARKETS This week I paid a visit to Ricky Holloway’s kennels to meet his two RPGTV Champion Hurdle finalists, Turnhouse Jet and the defending champion Lenson Wilson. All Ricky’s dogs are so happy and bouncing! You can hear his thoughts on his dogs chances by listening to the interview I did with him. Star Sports have also put up a special offer for Lenson Wilson to win by two and a half lengths or more at 11/4. Ricky himself fancied a bit of that!<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> The Ted Lloyd Classic final at Sunderland threw up a few shocks last week including the elimination of the ante-post favourite Roxholme Nidge who went out behind the defending champion Allowdale Bruno. Nidge was forced to check at the first bend and also found third bend bother. Bruno recorded his seventh win from his last nine starts over course and distance and has drawn trap six in the final where Angela Harrison will send out half the field. She won both the other two semi-finals with Droopys Trapper beating Droopys Nadal and the heavily backed Velvet Juliet justifying the market when comfortably obliging in the opening semi-final by five lengths. Jaguar Jack and Strides Farran complete the line-up for the decider worth £8,000 next Wednesday. It’s Velvet Juliet that’s currently favourite, 13/8 with Star Sports. LATEST STARSPORTS.BET GREYHOUND MARKETS Next Tuesday it’s the 3 Steps To Victory Final at Sheffield over the 6-bend 660m trip. Bull Run Button is another runner doing it for the girls! She was the fastest semi-final winner in the conclusion of the 4-bend part of the competition and is now the favourite to take the £10,000 finale. She’s drawn trap 1 in the race which will be just her second outing over the extended distance. Her first was a comfortable victory in the Monmore Summer Stayers Classic heats (she was subsequently withdrawn from that event.) Button is a 9/4 chance with Star Sports. LATEST STARSPORTS.BET GREYHOUND MARKETS The Sussex Cup heats took place at Hove on Thursday night in what is shaping up to be a red hot contest. Seaglass Phantom is a dog that has had trainer Patrick Janssens scratching his head at times! A dog clearly full of ability but one that Patrick calls ‘a chicken’ at the bends! There is no doubting his speed and ability and he does seem to be a little more comfortable at Hove. He won heat 5 on Thursday night beating King Turbo and clocking 29.89, the fastest time of the night. Other winners were Slaheny Star for local handler Derek Knight (30.13), Sidaz Jet for another local trainer Matt Dartnall (30.01 and the fastest sectional, 4.22), Waste House Eco clocked 30.35, Arthur Noodle continues to do Poole proud, the little bitch with a huge heart clocking 29.97 and Clash won for June Harvey (30.17). HOT! LATEST STARSPORTS.BET GREYHOUND MARKETS King Sheeran, so impressive in the Star Sports Greyhound Derby, making the semi-finals, despite being on the comeback from a broken hock, has taken his form to Swindon in the Produce Stakes. He showed tremendous early in his second round heat to beat litter brother and favourite King Lennon – a one-two for training duo Liz and Rab McNair. Sheeran clocked the fastest time of the round (28.66) and maintained his unbeaten record in the competition which has a winners prize-pot of £15,000. The semi-finals are on Monday at Swindon where the McNairs will send out half of the 12 remaining dogs. Has there ever been a final where one trainer had all six runners? Can you imagine!? LATEST STARSPORTS.BET GREYHOUND MARKETS In other news from the McNair kennel, I spoke to Rab this week about Queen Beyonce. She came out of her Star Sport Derby semi-final race lame but Rab says she is ‘being her cheeky self and responding well to treatment’ which is great news. I for one can’t wait to see her back on the track. LATEST STARSPORTS.BET GREYHOUND MARKETS On Sunday it’s the final of the Henlow Puppy Derby with £5,000 going to the winning dog. Bockos Doomie was the fastest semi-final winner, overcoming a modest start to win in a best-of-event 27.32 beating Perrys Choice by five lengths. Dean Childs sent out a 2/7 favourite in the shape of Droopys Cannon who duly obliged in the opening semi beating kennel mate Droopys Code by six lengths. Phil Simmonds also landed a one-two sending out Dower Product to beat Headford Danny. Doomie is the Star favourite at 5/4, Droopys Cannon is available at 7/4. LATEST STARSPORTS.BET GREYHOUND MARKETSlast_img read more

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