Elbo Room to Be Replaced by Housing in 2018

first_img 0% The Elbo Room, a well-known bar on Valencia Street whose fate has been up in the air for years, will have to move or close down after 2018, when new housing will rise above the current building, according to property owners.The existing structure will be incorporated into the new development that has been in planning since 2014.The current owners of the Elbo Room, Matt Shapiro and Erik Cantu, were present at a public meeting on Wednesday night and expressed their support for the new housing coming to the corner of Valencia and Sycamore streets, saying the bar’s lease expires on January 1, 2018, and that it was premature to speak about the death of their business.“We have the liquor license and the business, and we’re excited to continue on with the Elbo Room,” said Cantu. “We’re not seeing it as the end.” Shapiro and Cantu said they would look to stay in the Mission District, but had not gotten around to thinking about their next move, as it was at least 16 months away. Dennis Ring, the property owner who with his wife sold the bar to Shapiro and Cantu in 2010, said that he would support the pair in their relocation. When patrons of the bar at 645 Valencia St. were first briefed on plans to raze the bar and replace it with nine units of condo housing two years ago, attendees of the meeting reacted angrily. “You’re evil,” said one neighbor to Susan Rokisky-Ring, who owns the property along with her husband and previously owned the Elbo Room before selling it to its current owners. When the Rings said they were building the project so they could move in after retiring, attendees were unforgiving. “Move to Sacramento!” another neighbor said. But on Thursday, a smaller, more temperate crowd came to a meeting at the Mission District police station across the street from the Elbo Room to see new designs for the proposed housing. The new design would maintain the bar’s building but displace the Elbo Room itself.Toby Morris of Kerman Morris Architects presented plans to preserve the existing two-story structure and build three stories of housing above it. The new project is just seven units instead of nine, a result of significant setbacks to preserve the existing facade.“The addition is very different,” Morris said, pointing to three stories of white plaster, metal, and glass above the existing black brick-and-stucco building. “It’s clean and contemporary and blocky.”View from Sycamore Street of the proposed development at 645 Valencia St. Design by Kerman Morris Architects.View from Valencia Street of the proposed development at 645 Valencia St. Design by Kerman Morris Architects.The previous design for the Elbo Room at 645 Valencia St., which razed the old building and replaced it with nine units of condos. Design by Kerman Morris Architects.Morris said the Planning Department had advised him that the bar might qualify for historic preservation, given its previous incarnation as Amelia’s, a lesbian bar in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. It’s previous owner sold Amelia’s to the Rings in 1991.“The Planning Department said, ‘Gee, this is one of those buildings that might be significant for the LGBT historic corridor,’” Morris said.Though the department has not yet ruled on the building’s historic nature, Morris drafted a new plan placing the added stories away from the property line. That move, Morris said, would be required by the city if the building was designated historical because it ensures a marked difference between the new construction and the existing building. A historical designation, if it occurs, would be for the building itself and not the bar. As such, the Planning Department told Morris that he would be able to proceed with his current design even if the building were designated for preservation by the city.In the last two years, community opposition to the project seems to have waned. At Thursday’s meeting, just one person — of two neighbors to attend — raised objections.“My main concern with the project is losing a historic neighborhood venue and getting yet another condo project that I imagine is very high-end,” said the neighbor, whose first name was Daisy. She wondered whether the architect could preserve the bar by expanding the ground-floor retail space, something architects said would be difficult because they would have to dig underground to put in the parking that’s currently planned for the first floor.Morris said the retail space on the first floor would be small, some 600 square feet, and fit for a cafe or other eatery. Another bar, he said, was likely out of the question. “There’s no plan for it to continue to be an entertainment venue,” he said.The new design calls for four parking spaces on the ground floor alongside the retail space. The second floor would have three one-bedrooms and the third floor would have a two-bedroom and a studio. The fourth floor would be a single two-bedroom, while the fifth floor would be occupied by part of the three-bedroom (one of the bedrooms in the top floor unit is on the fourth floor). Morris said construction itself could last 12–16 months, but that he did not know when the Planning Department would approve their permits and allow them to break ground. It will be at least after the beginning of 2018, when the Elbo Room’s lease expires. center_img Tags: bars • Business • development • elbo room • housing Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

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SFPD will not cooperate with ICE during expected raids Chief says

first_img 0% Tags: ICE • immigrants • immigration • Trump Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott made it clear at Wednesday’s Police Commission meeting that his officers will not cooperate with federal immigration agents during raids that are expected soon in Northern California. “Our instructions have been clear in terms of our policies … SFPD will not assist in any federal immigration enforcement,” he said. “That’s the message we’re putting forward to make sure all our members understand our policies in the spirit of the laws here in our city.”  On Wednesday, the Chronicle reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, is planning to arrest some 1,500 undocumented immigrants in San Francisco and other Northern California cities. It’s unclear when, exactly, the raids will happen. center_img Commissioner Petra DeJesus initially broached the topic. “It’s putting a lot of fear in the community,” she said, asking Scott how he is preparing for the raids. “How do we calm the community?” “It’s pretty clear — I don’t know how else to say it — we will not assist,” he said. DeJesus also raised the issue of ICE agents wearing jackets that say “police” when they are not certified peace officers in the state of California. “If they’re not POST certified, they should not be calling themselves ‘police;’ they’re federal agents,” she said. She wants the city to send a cease-and-desist letter to the immigration agency telling its officers not to wear clothing that says “police.” Instead, they should wear jackets that say “federal agent,” she said. DeJesus’s point was supported by Commision President Julius Turman and Vice President Thomas Mazzucco. “Right now, everyone’s been struggling for the last year and a half — certainly under the new watch with Chief Scott — to instill trust and confidence in the Latino community that the police is not there to harm them in any way, but to protect,” said Jim Salinas, a former police commissioner and head of San Francisco Latino Democratic Club.“For the federal agents to come in here wearing those police vests certainly diminishes the ability for this police department to continue to build and instill the trust and confidence we have lost,” Salinas said. last_img read more

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DARREN Lockyer and Martin Murray will both be appe

first_imgDARREN Lockyer and Martin Murray will both be appearing at Langtree Park in November.We will host a Special World Cup Forum With Darren Lockyer on Friday November 9 at 7pm with Saints Legends past and present also in attendance.Held in our Hattons Travel Sponsors Lounge, you can buy tickets now for £30 and £20.The £30 per head ticket includes a buffet and exclusive VIP drinks reception in the Boardroom. For the £20 option a buffet is also included.The Rugby League World Cup will also be at the event as we countdown to when Langtree Park will host Australia v Fiji.Tickets for the event are on sale here.A day later (Saturday November 10) St Helens boxing legend Martin Murray will be holding a Special Exhibition Training Session.Starting at 12pm this event is FREE but tickets must be obtained in advance from THE CLUB SHOP ONLY.Martin is preparing for his next fight and is looking forward to showing off his skills to his fans.There will be cash food at this event too for £6.50.last_img read more

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AS and from Monday July 22 and for all future matc

first_imgAS and from Monday July 22 and for all future matches St.Helens R.F.C. will be operating a road closure on Peasley Cross Lane.This will operate prior to the end of the match and will last for a period of 20/25 minutes or until the bulk of pedestrian traffic has cleared from the road.Warning signs will be placed on the roundabout at Parr Street and at the Traffic Light Junction with Sherdley Road.Peasley Cross Lane will be closed from the North Side of Hunter Street and from the South side of the Retail Park opposite Hardshaw Brook Depot.No traffic will be allowed to move between these two points and traffic will not be allowed to stop and park between these two points.last_img read more

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HULL KR have been somewhat of a nemesis for Saints

first_imgHULL KR have been somewhat of a nemesis for Saints over recent years.Last season, Craig Sandercock’s team emerged victorious three times as Michael Dobson inspired them to success.And although the half back has now moved on, and they’ve had an indifferent start to the season, Nathan Brown expects them to be just as challenging this season.“Hull KR are an interesting team,” he said. “Their attack is really challenging and they test your defensive line. They ran Leeds close first up, got a draw at Huddersfield and then lost at Castleford after losing some players to bans.“Those players will be back this week and the forwards are physical. I’m not sure the table reflects where they are going to end up. When they get going they play some great football.”Saints come into the match on the back of three wins, including what looked to be a comfortable win over Salford last Thursday.“It was a lot tougher than the scoreline suggested,” Brown added. “They completed something like 90 per cent of their sets and had a lot of good players on the field. To keep them to zero was brilliant.“We’re happy with how we’re improving and know we have to keep on doing that to keep up with the sides above us last year.“After Easter is when you normally see how teams are really going. Wigan rested players and did well against Wakefield whilst Warrington have good forwards coming back. There’s still work for us to do.”Brown expects Gary Wheeler to be available after missing the win over Salford with a dead leg whilst Mose Masoe could make his debut.“Mose has trained well and will be in our 19 man squad. We will make a decision on whether he is ready in the next day or so.“The fans have high hopes for him and Mose should get a lot of confidence from that. He is a mature player for his age and the minute he does start playing he will contribute well and will get better and better.”Tickets for Friday’s game remain on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.last_img read more

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MATTY Dawson is hoping Saints can change the recor

first_imgMATTY Dawson is hoping Saints can change the record when they host Leeds this Friday.Saints head into the game having lost the last three at Langtree Park – and that is something that needs to be rectified according to the centre / winger.“Our home form isn’t good and it is something we need to change,” he said. “The fans have every right to go quiet when things don’t go right. A lot is expected of a team like Saints and when you’re not performing – and they are paying to watch – then they have a right to be quiet.“We weren’t good against Catalans and Keiron (Cunningham) was rightfully critical of us. He was disappointed with the effort especially after the performance of the week before. We need to buck our ideas up.“We may have players out but it doesn’t matter what age you are or your experience, you are expected to do a job. Part and parcel of being a St Helens player is you have to play well.“Catalans have some quality players and played well – but we are a good side as well and have to prove it.”Saints will have a chance to make amends when they host Champions Leeds on Friday.And it’s a match-up Dawson is looking forward to.“Leeds have two of the best centres in the comp in Joel Moon and Kallum Watkins and you always want to test yourself against the best,” he continued. “We have played them already this season and we know what they have to throw at us. The result against Hull will have perked them up and they won’t want to fall back into a slump. We have to be a speed bump along the way.“They play off the cuff and once the game speeds up the likes of Rob Burrow and Zak Hardaker come into their own. We have to control the ruck.“We need to find the solution we had in the Warrington game and if we take that forward then we should come out on top in most games.”Tickets for the match, which kicks off at 8pm, are now on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online.last_img read more

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THE Reserves and 19s are in action this weekend ag

first_imgTHE Reserves and 19s are in action this weekend against Hull FC and Newcastle respectively.Ian Talbot’s side beat Hull FC on Saturday at Ruskin Drive 60-30 whilst the 19s travel to Newcastle on Sunday (12.30pm).The 19s squad is:Alex Eckley, Ben Sims, Brad Pinder, Chris Kellett, Elliot Jenkins, Evan Bullen, Joe Sharratt, John Hutchings, Jordan Olmez, Jorge Lewtas, Kevin Brown, Luke Ward, Paul Nash, Ryan Horne, Sam Royle, Sean Croston, Tom Nisbet.last_img

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SAINTS take on Warrington tonight with a stunning

first_imgSAINTS take on Warrington tonight with a stunning record against the Wolves in Super League.They have won 44 of the matches between the two sides in the modern era – but that will count for nothing tonight.Last Ten Meetings:Warrington 18, St Helens 10 (SLSF, 29/9/16) Warrington 18, St Helens 20 (SLS8-R1, 4/8/16) St Helens 4, Warrington 26 (SLR17, 3/6/16) Warrington 22, St Helens 25 (SLR10, 8/4/16) St Helens 16, Warrington 32 (SLS8-R7, 24/9/15) Warrington 14, St Helens 20 (SLR22, 16/7/15) St Helens 20, Warrington 16 (SLR16, 31/5/15) (at St James’ Park, Newcastle) St Helens 32, Warrington 24 (SLR6, 19/3/15) St Helens 12, Warrington 39 (SLR26, 4/9/14) St Helens 24, Warrington 41 (SLR13, 18/5/14) (at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)Super League Summary:St Helens won 44 (includes wins in 2010 and 2012 play-offs) Warrington won 12 (includes wins in 2012 and 2016 play-offs) 2 drawsHighs and Lows:St Helens highest score: 72-2 (H, 2002) (also widest margin) Warrington highest score: 56-22 (H, 2001) (also widest margin)Head to Head:SaintsWarringtonTries1413Goals1010Metres5,9445,492Breaks2518Tackles1,8151,684Penalties4238Career Milestones Involving Tonight’s Teams:James Roby needs one try to reach a career century of touchdowns. He has touched down 91 times for St Helens since 2004, to go with 7 tries for England (2008-2013 & 2015) and 1 for Great Britain (2006-2007).Stefan Ratchford needs one try to reach a career century of touchdowns. He has touched down 56 times for Warrington since 2012, to go with 40 tries for Salford (2007-2011). He has also scored 3 times for England Knights (2011-2012), and has 2 non-scoring appearances for England (2012 & 2016).Super League Milestones: (Players reaching significant figures in Super League games only, including play-offs & Super League Super 8s)1 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds, 1997-2015) 454 2 Paul Wellens (St Helens, 1998-2015) 439 3 = Andy Lynch (Castleford/Hull FC/Bradford, 1999-present), Jamie Peacock (Leeds/Bradford, 1999-2015) 438 5 Leon Pryce (Hull FC/Catalans Dragons/St Helens/Bradford, 1998-2016) 432 6 Keith Senior (Leeds/Sheffield, 1996-2011) 413 7 Rob Burrow (Leeds, 2001-present) 412 8 Lee Gilmour (Wakefield/Castleford/Huddersfield/St Helens/Bradford/Wigan, 1997-2014) 407 9 Ben Westwood (Warrington/Wakefield, 1999-present) 386 10 Danny Tickle (Leigh/Castleford/Widnes/Hull FC/Wigan/Halifax, 2000-present) 385Try-Scoring Runs:St Helens’ Mark Percival (2-1-1) have all scored tries in their sides’ last three games.Losing Runs:Warrington Wolves have lost their last six Super League matches. Their last Super League victory was an 18-10 home semi-final success against St Helens on 29 September, 2016.Betfred Super League Leading Scorers:Tries:1 Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers) 9 2 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 8 3 Albert Kelly (Hull FC) 6 4 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 5 5 = Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants), Adam Cuthbertson (Leeds Rhinos), Junior Sa’u (Salford Red Devils), Mark Percival (St Helens), Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves), Anthony Gelling (Wigan Warriors), Oliver Gildart (Wigan Warriors), Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 4Goals:1 = Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers), Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 27 3 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 19 4 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 18 5 Morgan Escare (Wigan Warriors) 16Goals Percentage:1 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 100.00 (27/27) 2 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 90.00 (18/20) 3 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 80.00 (12/15) 4 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 79.41 (27/34) 5 Sam Williams (Wakefield Trinity) 68.42 (13/19)Points:1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 74 2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 66 3 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 51 4 = Morgan Escare (Wigan Warriors), Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers), Mark Percival (St Helens), Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 36last_img read more

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It was a really good performance from us we knew

first_img“It was a really good performance from us, we knew we needed it and it was really pleasing to see the boys play the way they did,” he said. “James Roby, Danny Richardson and Theo Fages linked up well and I thought Jon Wilkin was outstanding too in that first half.“We knew how big the game was for both teams and I thought we really turned up. We lost our way in the second half but found it in back end of the game.“After the Leeds game a lot of people said our season was over and I said I didn’t believe that. I knew we had performed well that night but just didn’t get the two points.“I knew we had to string some wins together and we have done that. We are right in the mix now and today was another sign of that.”Justin was also keen to point out the contribution of Danny Richardson and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook after the game.“Danny is going well for us. He is loving playing and it is great for us to have him in there – and he will there for weeks to come if he continues playing the way he is. Him and Theo are playing well for us and are combining really well which is what we need.“Louie has been great too and deserved his try. The boys are enjoying it and we are getting some good results off that.“Now we have to continue it.“We have a week off now and of course I would have preferred to have kept on playing. We will have some time off and then look to continue it on.“We have clawed our way back but we cannot afford to relax at all or we know where we will end up.“We will enjoy today’s performance and then keep on moving forward.”last_img read more

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The centre makes the move after appearing 49 times

first_imgThe centre makes the move after appearing 49 times for the club, scoring 24 tries.He made his debut in 2017.“We have a lot of competition for places in the squad and therefore we felt it was best for the club and Ryan if he went out on loan,” Saints CEO Mike Rush said. “Ryan is too good a player not to be playing regularly and will be a great fit at the London Broncos.“With Mark Percival and Kevin Naiqama being our starting centres, and Ryan needing to play week in week out, we felt the move was best of both parties.“We thank London and Danny Ward for their help in making his move happen and we wish Ryan nothing but the best for 2019.”last_img read more

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UNCW Chancellor speaks out about Charlottesville violence

first_img In a statement released Monday, Chancellor Sartarelli said:In no uncertain terms, this weekend’s events in Virginia represent the kind of hatred and violence our country has long fought against, and I join my fellow leaders in higher education in condemning these acts and searching for a peaceful response to an unthinkable situation. We are an academic community and one that thrives on free speech and the exchange of ideas, and also one committed to civil discourse, protection against violence of any kind, and a humane response to conflict. The acts of hatred, racism, bigotry, and destruction we saw in Virginia, and indeed in many other locations in the recent and distant past, will not be tolerated on our campus, period. If you think you may need to talk to someone about recent events, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our counseling center (visit their webpage for more info, or call 910.962.3746). Discuss the events with friends, and perhaps more importantly, with strangers. Without a common approach to civility, we cannot move forward together. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Following an eventful weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, UNCW Chancellor Zito Sartarelli is voicing his thoughts on what happened.A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday, killing one person, hurting more than a dozen others and ratcheting up tension in a day full of violent confrontations.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Columbus County announces debris disposal sites

first_img Acceptable Materials (Recycling Centers Only)Aluminum CansBrown GoodsBulk WasteCardboardElectronicsLead Acid BatteriesMixed RecyclablesNewspaper & InsertsPoison, Herbicide, & Pesticide ContainersScrap MetalsTiresUsed Motor OilWhite Goods (appliances)Yard WasteUnacceptable Materials (Recycling Centers Only)All liquids except Motor OilBurn Barrels & AshesConstruction & DebrisDead AnimalsHazardous MaterialsHousehold Solid WasteLand Clearing Inert Debris/Stumps/TreesPoisons, Herbicides, or PesticidesRadioactive WasteUnknown productsNo commercial or industrial waste materials are allowed at any of these facilities. These items must be taken to the Columbus County Transfer Station. For additional information, visit the Columbus County webpage at www.columbusco.org/Departments/Solid-Waste.Related Article: Cooper directs million from lottery to schools damaged by stormThe North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services cautions residents returning to flooded areas to begin the cleanup process. “It is important to stay vigilant against all the hazards that we’ll be facing that are associated with flooding, wind damage and mosquitoes,” said State Health Director Elizabeth Tilson, M.D., MPH. “While cleaning up outdoors, be sure you are up-to-date on your tetanus vaccine and avoid contact with flood waters if you can.”Do not use gas powered generators and outdoor grills or camp stoves in enclosed areas because of the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning.Be careful touching electrical equipment, if you have remaining floodwaters.Throw away food that may have contacted flood or storm water and any perishable foods that have not been refrigerated properly.Eating or drinking anything contaminated by flood water can cause diarrheal diseases, such as E. Coli or Salmonella infection.Do not drive or walk through flood water.If you come in contact with flood water, be sure to wash your hands properly.Wash toys and food preparation surfaces that have been in contact with flood water with a bleach solution and allow to air dry.If you have well water, be sure to contact a well water professional to have your well decontaminated.Wear long sleeve shirts and long pants while outside to minimize mosquito bites.Use mosquito repellent that contains DEET or an equivalent when outside and use caution when applying to children. Storm damage from Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. (Photo: Ed Clemente / MGN) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (Press Release) — FEMA representatives are in Columbus County. We will be releasing additional information when it is made available to us. The FEMA representatives will be wearing FEMA shirts and will display photo badge/credentials. To file a FEMA claim, contact 1 (800) 621-3362 or www.disasterassistance.gov.Columbus County would like to encourage all Columbus County residents to visit one of our seven recycling centers for the disposal and recycling of the following items:- Advertisement – last_img read more

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New Hanover County middle school redistricting pushed to 2020

first_imgThe new school board takes office in New Hanover County (Andrew James/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (STARNEWS) — As the New Hanover County school board rethinks a proposal to make Williston Middle School an arts high school, members are also pumping the brakes on middle school redistricting.After push back from the community, board members said at Tuesday’s meeting that they were now exploring technical course options for a Williston High School.- Advertisement – Click here to read more from the StarNews.last_img read more

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€701K in bank deposits for Finance Minister Prime Minister has a €120K

first_img SharePrint The declaration of assets of the members of the Cabinet was published in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon.In a handwritten declaration, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said that he has €701,000 in deposits while his income for 2018 includes his ministerial salary of €62,979, €4,607 from University work and €52,865 from pensions, interests and dividends.On the other hand, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat declared €70,000 in bank deposits, €3,000 less than what he declared in 2018 for the previous year. Muscat has a BOV loan of €120,000 for home works. His only income was his salary as a prime minister.Economy Minister Chris Cardona has a loan of €375,000 according to his declaration of assets. In 2018 his income was from his salary as a minister and a €10,000 income from rent. In his declaration of assets last year, Cardona declared €14,400 in income from rent. His bank deposits increased from a declared sum of €129,000 in 2018 to €136,000 in 2019.Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi has 4000 shares in Malta International Airport and is the owner of a house and garage in London, as well as an apartment in Sliema. He declared €230,572 deposits and a loan of €297,731. In his 2018 declaration of assets, Mizzi had declared €329,502 in deposits and a loan of €306,820. His declared income for 2017 was €70,229 while in 2018 Mizzi’s income was €62,978.71.Read the declaration of assets of ministers and parliamentary secretaries here.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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Yahoo switches off its Email service in China

first_imgAdvertisement Back in April of this year, Yahoo announced that it would shutter its email service in China by August 19th, and that fateful final day of access to migrate accounts passed this weekend.Yahoo which exited South Korea last year has had  its services in China run by Alibaba— the e-commerce group that Yahoo has a lucrative stake in — so there’s no need to question whether the closure signifies Yahoo pulling out of China.The move is likely more reflective of the fact that its email service did not gain traction in China. – Advertisement – Alibaba began migrating users to its own Aliyun email service as an alternative solution from April. Aliyun offers email forwarding from Yahoo China email accounts until the end of the year.Source: TNWlast_img read more

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10 most popular love emojis on Twitter

first_imgAdvertisement Best selling author Gary Chapman introduced the concept of love languages in his New York Times Best Seller book “The Five Love Languages: How to express heartfelt commitment to your mate”. That was over 20 years ago, and in fact last year he published a revised edition “that is updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today”.I’ve not yet read the new edition but I can’t help but wonder whether it placed Emojis under another love language, say “Words of Affirmation” or Emojis are a whole now love language.In honor of Valentine’s Day, Twitter ranked and visualised the most popular emojis on the social network. Take a look at them below. If you’ve not been using them, maybe you need a little love in your life! – Advertisement – (All images by Twitter)last_img read more

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Uganda to host the 2nd IBFD Africa Tax Symposium

first_imgAdvertisement The Africa Tax Symposium is an annual authoritative event, drawing together tax professionals from all over the continent. The aim of the Symposium is to analyse the most pertinent international tax issues of the day and to place them within the African context. This is reflected in the signature theme, Trends in International Taxation: An African Perspective.Building on the success of the inaugural Symposium, this year’s event will focus on today’s burning tax issues, such as the post-BEPS landscape, aggressive tax planning, transfer pricing and challenges impacting particular industries and transactions. These topics will be brought to life by a rich selection of renowned tax experts. The Symposium presents a wide range of speakers from tax practice, industry, revenue authorities and academia. This compelling mix is enriched even further by IBFD’s top experts on Africa.Book disount: Taxes For Beginners – The Easy Guide To Understanding Taxes + Tips & Tricks To Save Money – Advertisement – The Africa Tax Symposium is an initiative of IBFD’s Centre for Studies in African Taxation (CSAT), a think tank devoted to the study and development of African taxation. Through the Symposium, CSAT aims to contribute to deeper and more analytical knowledge of international tax across the continent. CSAT also sponsors research into areas of tax policy relevant to particular sectors in Africa. One way of effecting this is by means of “CSAT scholarships,” under which qualifying researchers receive sponsorship for pertinent research work. CSAT has just concluded arrangements for several such scholarships and full details will be unveiled during the Symposium. [related-posts]last_img read more

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PREVIEW Blackburn v Cardiff

first_imgIt’s back !!!!The new Championship season kicks off tonight at Ewood Park as Blackburn play host to Cardiff City (LIVE SKY 7.45pm) and next weekend the new Premier Season launches.Don’t forget the best way of keeping in touch with all offers from Star Sports and latest news is both on this site and via twitter – @starsports_bet. If you are not already, become a follower today !!Don’t forget that we bet throughout the game in play.Blackburn v Cardiff City Championship 7.45pm LIVE SKYHEAD TO HEAD (Max 10)Apr 2013 Championship Cardiff 3-0 BlackburnDec 2012 Championship Blackburn 1-4 CardiffNov 2011 Carling Cup Cardiff 2-0 BlackburnJan 2005 FA Cup Blackburn 3-2 CardiffJan 2005 FA Cup Cardiff 1-1 BlackburnApr 1985 Div 2 (old) Cardiff 1-2 BlackburnSep 1984 Div 2 (old) Blackburn 2-1 CardiffMay 1984 Div 2 (old) Blackburn 1-1 CardiffDec 1983 Div 2 (old) Cardiff 2-1 BlackburnJan 1982 Div 2 (old) Blackburn 1-0 CardiffIt’s an interesting first match pitting Blackburn who just missed off on a play-off spot last against Cardiff who drop down to the Championship having finished rock bottom of the Premier League.Blackburn’s manager Gary Bowyer expects to have a full squad to choose from but it’s not so good news for Cardiff who have just two available centre-backs giving their boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer some headaches in defence.There were plenty of goals when these two sides clashed in the 2012-13 Championship season and both will start the new season with high hopes and dreams of Premier League football again.Rovers are slow starters though. They have not won any of their opening games for the last three seasons – drawing two and losing one.However, they ended last season strongly and were unbeaten in their final 12 games, winning six.Sorry to sit on the fence for the opening game but the draw at 9/4 with Star Sports looks most likely.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK DRAW for 4 points at around 9/4 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 38.37 POINTS (golf bets still outstanding)What’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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STAR PREVIEW Liverpool v Chelsea

first_imgPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 83.29 points(not including Premier League ante-post) Liverpool couldn’t have had a better start to the season. 14 goals, seven wins, top spot in the league and with the scalp of PSG to boot, Jurgen Klopp’s men are motoring through the early part of the season and with home advantage at Anfield it’s no surprise that they’re just 6/5 to beat Chelsea in the blockbuster tie of the Carabao Cup’s first round.On all known form that’s a fair price but the Carabao Cup is very much a different ball game and there are a million different priorities for Liverpool. On the weekend they face Chelsea again, with the Blues only two points behind in the title race, and just three days later they travel to Napoli. A victory there would give them six points from two Champions League games with two home games still to come.Chelsea have different priorities as well, with the trip to Liverpool coming fast, although they have an easier task in the Europa League. We also know that they can put out a strong team in a non-Premier League environment, having played PAOK with a strong line-up.Davide Zappacosta, Antonio Rüdiger, Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, N’Golo, Kanté, Ross Barkley; Willian (C), Pedro and Alvaro Morata took to the field that day and a good number of them could be used again whilst Gary Cahill could make his first start of the season while teenagers Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu.Jurgen Klopp has said he will not make “the maximum or the minimum of changes” but it would be no surprise if he did not rest his elite attacking players like he did for last years tie against Leicester when his starting XI included Ward, Gomez, Klavan, Robertson, Henderson, Windjalum, Coutinho, and Solanke.Both these two managers know only how to attack, and goals wouldn’t be a surprise for all that Chelsea have had two rather dry games. However, it was unbelievable that there weren’t more goals in either their 1-0 win at PAOK or their 0-0 draw against West Ham and it’s not hard to imagine plenty of goals here.Liverpool vs ChelseaCarabao Cup7:45pm, Sky Sports Main Event HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)MAY 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea 1-0 LiverpoolNOV 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 1-1 ChelseaJAN 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 1-1 ChelseaSEP 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea 1-2 LiverpoolMAY 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 1-1 ChelseaOCT 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea 1-3 LiverpoolMAY 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Chelsea 1-1 LiverpoolJAN 2015 CAPITAL ONE CUP Chelsea 1-0 LiverpoolJAN 2015 CAPITAL ONE CUP Liverpool 1-1 ChelseaNOV 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 1-2 ChelseaChelsea might come with the stronger side here but in any case, the gap between these two sides looks a bit big. 3/1 Chelsea is a big price but the 11/1 on 2/1 appeals as a value bet and the double chance also looks a small bit of value at evens.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK LIVERPOOL 1-2 CHELSEA 1pt at 11.1 with starsports.betBACK CHELSEA +1 2pts at evens with starsports.betlast_img read more

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No panaceas for Mexicos violent drug war but prohibition has failed according

first_imgAddThis ShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduNo panaceas for Mexico’s violent drug war, but prohibition has failed, according to Rice University paperHOUSTON – (Jan. 15, 2013) –While Mexico and the United States have ramped up their efforts to control and perhaps defeat Mexico’s increasingly violent drug cartels, the outcome of these efforts remains in doubt and no panaceas are in sight, but prohibition has once again proved to be a failure, according to a paper from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.The paper by Rice sociologist William Martin, “Cartels, Corruption and Carnage in the Calderón Era,” traces the origins and growth of Mexican drug cartels and the corruption, failed government policies and gruesome violence that accompanied their rise. Martin is the Baker Institute’s Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy.“An observer with deep ties and personal experience in both the United States and Mexico compared the conflict among the cartels and between the cartels and the government to a sporting event,” Martin said. “Spectators in both the government and the public may keep score as individual contests are won or lost and as teams move up or down in the standings, but regardless of the treasure expended and the damage done, drugs will still be desired, provided and sold. And as long as societies and their governments treat drug use as a crime rather than as a matter of public health, the deadly game will continue, season after season.”Martin’s analysis places a special focus on efforts and developments during former Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s term from December 2006 to November 2012. Despite Calderón’s drawing on the force of the Mexican military, his war on the cartels appeared to have exacerbated the violence, Martin said.To reverse course, Martin recommends that the Mexican government work to shift from a mindset of war to one of crime fighting and to reduce the role of the military while strengthening that of the police. “It must continue to build and reinforce professional civil service, law enforcement and judicial systems, from local to federal levels, with effective measures to prevent, identify, check, prosecute and punish corruption and violation of the rights of citizens,” he said. “This will involve improvement in pay, higher educational requirements, vigilant screening and continuing reinforcement of appropriate values and attitudes. Obviously, this is a mammoth and daunting task. The United States can offer assistance, but most of this work will have to be done by Mexicans.”In addition, Martin said both countries must work to improve educational and employment opportunities so that young people in particular do not turn to drugs and crime because they have abandoned hope of achieving ameaningful life by legal means.“Finally, both countries, in dialogue with other nations in the hemisphere, in Europe and elsewhere, should examine the drug policies and programs of other countries to consider viable alternatives to a policy of strict prohibition,” he said. “A growing number of countries have adopted such policies, either officially or de facto. Usage rates have generally remained stable, without an increase in problems popularly associated with the drugs in question. Equally notable, the quite high usage rates in the United States persist despite some of the harshest penalties in the world. Looking with an open mind at alternative systems should help dispel the fear that any change to current policies will lead to catastrophe.”-30-For more information or to schedule an interview with Martin, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at david@rice.edu or 713-348-6327.Related materials:“Cartels, Corruption and Carnage in the Calderón Era” paper: http://www.bakerinstitute.org/publications/DRUG-pub-PolicyReport55.pdf.William Martin bio: http://bakerinstitute.org/personnel/fellows-scholars/wmartinFollow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston ranks among the top 20 university-affiliated think tanks globally and top 30 think tanks in the United States. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute sponsors more than 20 programs that conduct research ondomestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows and Rice Universityscholars. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.  last_img read more

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