Month: July 2019

WATCH Chris Williamson tells a Sheffield Momentum

first_imgWATCH: Chris Williamson tells a Sheffield Momentum meeting that Labour has been “too apologetic” about anti-Semitism… pic.twitter.com/zxtKdHQPvw— Liz Bates (@wizbates) February 26, 2019The Labour Party has been “too apologetic” in its response to antisemitism claims, according to backbencher Chris Williamson.In footage revealed by the Yorkshire Post, Williamson tells a Momentum event in Sheffield: “The party that has done more to stand up to racism is now being demonised as a racist, bigoted party.“I have got to say I think our party’s response has been partly responsible for that because in my opinion… we’ve backed off too much, we have given too much ground, we have been too apologetic.”He also says he celebrated the resignations of Labour MPs last week and sang the 1980s Kool and the Gang hit Celebration at “full blast” in his office.Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh, who is thought to be considering leaving Labour, criticised the comments, while Kate Green said she was “sickened”.A party spokesperson said: “This is deeply offensive. Downplaying the problem of antisemitism makes it harder for us to tackle it and celebrating a fellow MP’s departure is completely inappropriate. Chris Williamson should apologise.”Deputy leader Tom Watson has revealed that he is writing to Labour’s chief whip asking that the whip be removed from Williamson, who Watson says has brought the party into disrepute.The Williamson videos emerged last night, shortly after Jewish News revealed the MP’s plans to host a Jewish Voice for Labour event in parliament and screen a film by Jackie Walker, who is suspended from the party.Labour MP Ruth Smeeth described the room booking by Williamson as “outrageous” and Tom Watson said he had reported the matter to the chief whip and general secretary.A Labour Party spokesperson commented: “It’s completely inappropriate to book a room for an event about an individual who is suspended from the party and subject to ongoing disciplinary procedures. This falls below the standards we expect of MPs.”Tags:Labour /Chris Williamson /Antisemitism /Jackie Walker /last_img read more

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first_imgSign up to LabourList’s morning email for everything Labour, every weekday morning.Good morning. The LabourList local elections 2019 liveblog has been running since 10pm, and it’s still going. If you’ve not been following our updates overnight, you’re in luck as I’m going to sum up the situation so far now. We’re not halfway there yet: just 111 of 248 councils have declared. Labour has lost control of two councils compared to 2015 – Hartlepool (which was already under no overall control due to very recent resignations) and Bolsolver (Dennis Skinner territory, now NOC) – and we’re down 79 seats overall. The Tories have lost control of 16 councils and have a net loss of nearly 450 seats.It’s been a terrible night for the Tories and a disappointing one for Labour, while Lib Dems, Greens and Independents can claim victory. It’s clear that voters are punishing the main parties at the polls, and the phrase ‘a plague on both your houses’ has never been used so frequently than it has over the last 12 hours on TV. We shouldn’t overlook the importance of local issues, particularly planning controversies that have benefitted small parties and anti-development Independents. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as if Labour has been very successful in shifting the focus of voters from those concerns or national priorities to the injustice of austerity and the idea that they should punish Tories in response. That was always going to be tough to achieve.Let’s consider the context of these results first. Call it spin if you like: there are some crucial factors to take into account that are largely being ignored by mainstream commentators. With nothing going on in Wales or London (except by-elections), many of these councils are in rural areas and Conservative strongholds – where Labour is weakest. These seats were last contested at the 2015 general election, when Lib Dems had their worst ever council performance, and that was always going to be reflected in strong gains for them this year. And, as ever, Labour has lost the expectation management competition. The Tories have been busy promoting an entirely unrealistic figure of 1,000 seats lost, which didn’t match up with public polling (or Labour’s private forecasts, I’m told), and almost every pundit has been happy to repeat the obviously ridiculous Tory spin. Be wary of comments along the lines of ‘the Tories have done badly but it could have been much worse’.This was always going to be a difficult set of elections, as top Labour figures will be emphasising today. There are bits of good news. Labour has won control of Trafford, a key target. The Tories have lost control of Peterborough, which is a positive sign ahead of the parliamentary by-election – Lisa Forbes, standing for Labour on June 6th, will be pleased. Progress has been made in Medway, where the Labour group is at its biggest since 1997, gained a couple of councillors in Southampton and Luke Pollard is very happy in Plymouth. But we have lost ground in ones-to-watch including Ashfield, Bolton, Derby, the Wirral, Walsall and Swindon. This is not good at all, with Labour particularly shedding votes in the North. In Stoke-on-Trent, Labour lost five council seats, and local MPs Gareth Snell and Ruth Smeeth did not hold back in attacking Labour’s pro-public vote stance.Far from benefiting from the Brexit chaos overseen by this Tory government, Labour has suffered. You’d think identifying this as the problem would help, but quite the opposite is true. The only consensus forming within the party is that these results show Labour’s ‘constructive ambiguity’ Brexit strategy has run out of road – and yet both camps will use the evidence to back up their own side of the argument. In other words, everyone is digging in. Remain party gains? Labour backers of another referendum say: we need to be more anti-Brexit! Losses in heavily Leave areas? Let’s pass a deal and move on! (John McDonnell’s tweet is already making waves.) The only thing everyone can agree on is that Brexit must be “sorted” – but people are now even further apart on whether that means implementing it or scrapping it.Results are still pouring in and we can look forward to big Tory losses later. Keep refreshing our liveblog for updates and analysis.Sign up to LabourList’s morning email for everything Labour, every weekday morning.Tags:Local elections 2019 /last_img read more

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Mission District Candidates Want Safer Roads for Cyclists

first_img43 Questions is a weekly series — started 43 weeks before Election Day — to question the candidates running for District 9 supervisor. Send us questions to info@missionlocal.com and let us know in comments or in an email if you think candidates have answered as asked. Modernize all traffic signs and signals in District 9.Reconnect Portola, Bernal and Alemany market by creating cross walks, bike lanes and open spaces on the unused land near the Alemany Maze.Redesign the “Hairball” underneath the 101 to make it safe for pedestrians and cyclists.Separate bicyclists and cars through road redesign. 0% Melissa San Miguel, education advocateI am sad and angry that two cyclists were killed last week on our city streets. As a kid, I would ride my sister’s banana seat bike around the neighborhood. As an adult, I have ridden my trusty Novara bike through the Mission and across the city. I know firsthand how harrowing an experience this can be. We need to support our police in meeting their stated goal of 50% citations for the five dangerous traffic behaviors, like red-light running or speeding. Moreover, our city already has developed a list of its “high injury corridors”; now let’s do something about it! We need to ensure these areas undergo bicycle safety improvements to make them safer.Joshua Arce, civil rights attorney and Community Liaison for Laborers Local 261As someone who has been hit by a car while riding my bike, I know all too well the importance of bicycle safety. In fact, it took me several years to start riding again.We must redouble our driver education efforts to improve safety for the tens of thousands of people who ride on our streets every day.I wholeheartedly support the goal of Vision Zero of eliminating rider fatalities on our roads by 2024 and co-sponsored a 2014 Environment Commission resolution endorsing Vision Zero.In line with these goals, as Supervisor I will push to expedite our bike friendly roadways program, continue lobbying other local and state officials to improve our road safety laws and advocate for stronger enforcement of dangerous driving which puts riders lives at risk.As a bike rider and the father of two young children, I look forward to the day when all riders in San Francisco have safer access to our roads.Iswari España, Training Officer with the San Francisco Human Services AgencyI used to ride my bike to work but the SFMTA’s Red Traffic Carpet in the area has made it unsafe for cyclists (a feeling shared by my neighbors.) As supervisor, I plan to support a model of community advocacy for the use of bicycles and cooperatives. I would support Bike Share and Bicis Del Pueblo cooperative programs. I would encourage community space devoted to educate on safety and transportation options, and I would welcome input from bike advocacy groups. In addition, I would expedite the delineation of bike lanes in our neighborhoods without the elimination of parking spaces. Last but not least, I would advocate for the enforcement of traffic laws that Law Enforcement has ignored that could prevent injuries and fatalities.Hillary Ronen, Chief of Staff for Supervisor David CamposThe one size fits all, “I know what’s best for you” style of 1960s planning is what left District 9 with many unwalkable neighborhoods bisected by freeways.We need to learn from history and separately address the unique transportation and safety needs of each of District 9’s neighborhoods.As Supervisor I will work to modernize our outdated infrastructure and will prioritize the over 50 high-injury corridors where the MTA has few or no plans to introduce safety improvements.center_img Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% In the wake of news late last month that two cyclists were killed by cars in a single day, the mayor and other city officials responded with “outrage” and recommitted to the Vision Zero goal of having no traffic deaths in San Francisco by 2024.We asked candidates for District Nine supervisor what they would do to improve safety for cyclists in their district, per a reader-submitted question.In light of the deaths last week on dangerous streets, what specific steps would you take to make cycling safer in your district? What would you do to move towards Vision Zero?Respuestas en español aquí.last_img read more

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KEIRON Cunningham says his appointment as Saints H

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham says his appointment as Saints Head Coach is the pinnacle of a fantastic year.Fresh from helping Nathan Brown steer the club to its sixth Super League title, the 37-year-old has been handed the top job for the next two seasons.“It has been a good month for me and the Saints and this is the pinnacle of a fantastic year,” he said. “I’ve been a kid stood on the terraces watching this great team and I was fortunate enough to be good enough to play for it too.“Once my career was over and I was undecided what I wanted to do and what path I wanted to go down, Mike Rush, Eamonn and the Board let me find that out for myself at this club.“But I was always aware that good players who go into coaching often fall on their knees quite quickly.“I am a humble person, always willing to learn and I don’t think I know everything. I have been learning under some great coaches and I’m not the finished product.”Keiron played 496 times for Saints scoring 175 tries.He won five Super League titles, seven Challenge Cups and the World Club Challenge twice as well as playing 16 times for Great Britain and seven times for Wales.“I know the heartbeat of the club,” he continued. “What it means to be a local player and win trophies. There are a lot of guys in this team that care.“I’d like to think I have contributed to where we are as a team. When Nathan came in he took advice from myself and Jamahl and we moved the team forward. I have been coaching the attack here for the last two years and the way we go forward won’t change significantly.“I also believe in playing kids if they are good enough whatever their age.“There are 1,000 people who would love to take the reins here with the heritage and culture of this club. I am privileged to be coaching this team.”Keiron confirmed that Jamahl Lolesi will stay part of his coaching team with the other assistant spot – the one he vacated – to be decided in the next few weeks.last_img read more

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7 Reece Jackson – Second Row from Blackbrook Roya

first_img7. Reece Jackson – Second Row from Blackbrook RoyalsHe is sponsored by Tickle, Hall and Cross Solicitors.Previous Number 7s: 2004 – Chris Frodsham (Blackbrook) 2006 – Scott Clarke (Thatto Heath Crusaders) 2009 – Carl Forster (Thatto Heath Crusaders) 2011 – Lewis Foster (Thatto Heath Crusaders and Portico Vine) 2013 – Oliver Davies (Orrell St James) 2015 – Joshua Eaves (Haresfinch Hawks & Clock face Miners)8. Christian Kellett – Prop Forward from Chorley PanthersPrevious Number 8s: 2004 – Scott Holland (Blackbrook) 2006 – Tom Colborn (Blackbrook) 2009 – Jack Francis (Saddleworth Rangers) 2011 – Matthew Fozard (West Bank Bears) 2013 – David Eccleston (Blackbrook) 2015 – Alex Eckley (Pilkington Recs)9. Jamie Little – Full Back from Blackbrook RoyalsHe is sponsored by Derby Arms, Paul Little Roofing, SuperTrucks, Harsefinch Mother & Toddler Group and Talbot Ale House.Previous Number 9s: 2004 – Dave Lowe (Pilkington Recs) 2006 – Tom Connick (Pilkington Recs) 2009 – Tom Fry (Halton Farnworth Hornets) 2011 – Lewis Galbraith (Oldham St Anne’s & Saddleworth Rangers) 2013 – Lewis Fairhurst (Hindley) 2015 – Danny Edwards (Thatto Heath Crusaders)last_img read more

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First Team Match

first_imgSwift has not been seen in the first team due to recovery following a groin injury, but has impressed on loan at Leigh recently and gets his chance in the squad this week due to the injury to Mark Percival, whilst Batchelor has been recalled from his loan with York City Knights after the injury to Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook.The other two changes see Jack Ashworth come back in to the squad for Zeb Taia whilst Jack Welsby replaces Theo Fages who has still not recovered from his hip injury.St.Helens 19 man squad:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 5. Regan Grace, 7. Danny Richardson, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Luke Thompson, 12. Joseph Paulo, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Dom Peyroux, 18. Adam Swift, 19. Matty Lees, 20. Jack Ashworth, 21. Aaron Smith, 23. Lachlan Coote, 25. Joe Batchelor, 29. Jack Welsby. Hull FC 19 man squad2. Bureta Faraimo, 3. Carlos Tuimavave, 6. Albert Kelly, 7. Marc Sneyd, 8. Scott Taylor, 11. Dean Hadley, 12. Mark Minichiello, 13. Joe Westerman, 14. Jake Connor, 15. Chris Green, 16. Jordan Thompson, 19. Masi Matongo, 20. Brad Fash, 21. Sika Manu, 24. Jack Logan, 28. Jez Litten , 32. Cameron Scott, 33. Ratu Naulago, 36. Connor Wynne.Saints arrive into this fixture on the back of a dominant derby win over Wigan Warriors on Good Friday and you can buy tickets for this one online here, or by calling into the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium.,1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 5. Regan Grace, 7. Danny Richardson, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Luke Thompson, 12. Joseph Paulo, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Dom Peyroux, 18. Adam Swift, 19. Matty Lees, 20. Jack Ashworth, 21. Aaron Smith, 23. Lachlan Coote, 25. Joe Batchelor, 29. Jack Welsby. Hull FC 19 man squad2. Bureta Faraimo, 3. Carlos Tuimavave, 6. Albert Kelly, 7. Marc Sneyd, 8. Scott Taylor, 11. Dean Hadley, 12. Mark Minichiello, 13. Joe Westerman, 14. Jake Connor, 15. Chris Green, 16. Jordan Thompson, 19. Masi Matongo, 20. Brad Fash, 21. Sika Manu, 24. Jack Logan, 28. Jez Litten , 32. Cameron Scott, 33. Ratu Naulago, 36. Connor Wynne.Saints arrive into this fixture on the back of a dominant derby win over Wigan Warriors on Good Friday and you can buy tickets for this one online here, or by calling into the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium.last_img read more

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All cars welcome at Southport Lions Club Centennial Car Show

first_imgSOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) —  Show off your cars, trucks and motorcycles and help the Southport Lions Club wipe out blindness.This weekend is the Lions Club Centennial Car Show. According to the event website, the goal is to raise enough money to buy a vision spot machine to detect vision problems in children.- Advertisement – The family-friendly car show is Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. James Community Center (4136 Southport-Supply Rd., Southport NC – along Hwy. 211).If you’d like to register a car, truck or motorcycle to be in the show, it’s $20 and you must fill out a registration form here. You can make a check payable to Southport Lions Club Foundation and mail payment to P.O. Box 10187, Southport, NC 28461.Judges will look at the cars from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and give out awards between 3 and 4 p.m.Related Article: You can help a boy with brain cancer at Pedal for PerrynFood and refreshments will be available and there will also be live music.For more information about the Southport Lions Club, visit their website here.last_img read more

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Watch Polpa Passata Kunserva the Maltese know the difference

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint What is the difference between Polpa, Passata and Kunserva? ‘Only the Maltese know the difference,’ Reverend Kim Hurst, Chairperson for the Foodbank Lifeline Foundation, explains.‘Polpa are chopped tomatoes. Passata is pureed, very finely chopped tomatoes, a salsa. Kunserva is like a thick paste that is absolutely wonderful on Hobz biz- zejt (Bread with capers, olives, garlic, black pepper, olive oil and of course Kunserva).’Reverend Hurst had explained during her speech at Lifeline’s press event earlier this week, that it took some time to teach volunteers the difference between the three types of tomato cooking products and thus to sort them differently.4 years onFour years on, the food-bank has grown to encompass a number of different spaces across Malta, not only the church room underneath the St Andrews Church in Valletta.As for 2019, the food-bank has serviced over 6,000 (6443) people in the first 5 months of the year at a total cost of €86,826. Reverend Hurst explained that if the increase in food-bank use continues, they could be supporting around 16,500 people by the end of the year.Watch: “If everyone in Malta gave us a €1, we could run the foodbank”‘We could be feeding around 16,500 people by the end of the year’ – Reverend HurstThe Foodbank is here all year round, not just ChristmasThe foundation is now looking to ask local Maltese restaurants and bars to support the food-bank to operate. A €1 donation to every cover bill would make a major difference to their work, Reverend Hurst explained.WhatsApplast_img read more

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SMEs urged to embrace online marketing to enhance business growth

first_imgVodafone PowerTalks 3rd Edition panelists (L-R) Abdul Sekalala, Enterprise Business Solutions Manager-MCASH, Dickson Mushabe, CEO- Hostalite Uganda, Allan Richardson, CEO Vodafone Uganda, Evelyn Nakitende, Administration Manager, Game Uganda, David Gonahasa, founder and MD Roundbob.com, Victor Ndlovu, Country Manager, Visa SubSaharan Africa, and Jackie Namara, Head of Marketing at Vodafone Uganda, at the Kampala Serena Hotel during the Vodafone PowerTalks. Advertisement Small and medium sized companies have been urged to incorporate online marketing in their sales and marketing strategies to further enhance business growth.Speaking at the 3rd edition of the Vodafone Powertalks held at the Kampala Serena Hotel, Allan Richardson, the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Uganda said there is a growing need for Ugandans to adopt online marketing and business to better compete at a global level.“Businesses, particularly SMEs, typically do not have clear strategies on how to convert their online audiences into real customers and generate revenue. I would like to urge Ugandan businesses, particularly SMEs, to begin thinking about establishing online point of sales to enable their customers buy their products and services in real time,” Richardson said.Whatever the challenges and drawbacks, today’s forward looking businesses need to adapt and establish themselves in the online market if they are to survive”. – Advertisement – One of the panelists Victor Ndlovu, Country Manager, Visa Sub-Saharan Africa said adopting online payment systems will go a long way in fighting corruption across various industries.“Online payment systems provide fraud prevention solutions because they are transparent. It’s easy for someone to monitor their online transactions than cash transactions because you get SMS and e-mail alerts based on a predefined criteria,” Ndlovu said, adding that there is a growing need to introduce the youth to e-commerce transactions by introducing application based services to meet their need thus growing the adoption rate of these e-commerce platforms.[related-posts]Evelyn Nakitende- Administration Manager, Game Uganda highlighted the power of online marketing at Game stores to enhance their business performance.“We’ve adopted Visa and other ICT based payment services and the benefits are already evident. A third of the non-physical cash payments at our stores are done via Visa. This provides convenience to our customers and to the store managers as well,” she said.Dickson Mushabe, Founder and Managing Director, Hostalite Uganda said there are approximately 8.5 million internet users in Uganda with a growth rate of 17% which provides a wide market base and marketing platform for businesses in the country.However, there is need for consistent online monitoring for one to be able to detect system mishaps and gauge consumer feedback to the products and services being sold.Allan Richardson, CEO Vodafone Uganda speaks at the 3rd Edition of Vodafone PowerTalks held recently at Kampala Serena Hotel.David Gonahasa, Founder and Managing Director of Roundbob.com said, “Monitor the statistics of your online business and push the product that is selling.”last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Friday

first_imgWhat’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 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.Friday 22 JanuaryRACING1.15 Market RasenAbbreviate 100/30 > 9/42.00 LingfieldBoomerang Bob 4/1 > 9/42.55 Market RasenKassis 3/1 > 5/23.05 LingfieldPrimrose Valley 12/1 > 7/14.35 WolverhamptonPoint North 10/1 > 6/15.30 DundalkInvestmentsuccess 9/4 > 7/45.45 WolverhamptonBaker 7/1 > 4/19.00 DundalkDashing Chief 6/1 > 9/2LIVE FOOTBALLTONIGHTScottish Premiership19:45 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD1/2 Aberdeen 6/1 Dundee 16/5 DRAWSATURDAYChampionship12:30 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD5/4 QPR 12/5 Wolves 9/4 DRAWPremier League12:45 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD / BT Sport Ultra HD3/1 Norwich City 19/20 Liverpool 12/5 DRAW(All prices subject to fluctuation)last_img read more

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