Month: July 2019

New government figures show that the number of dis

first_imgNew government figures show that the number of disabled people travelling by train has increased sharply in the last year.The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) statistics show that disabled people were assisted to use a train 1 146, 000 times in 2015-16, an increase of 7.7 per cent on the previous year and a rise of 21 per cent in just three years.The number of bookings made through the national passenger assistance booking system rose by 7.6 per cent to more than 341,000 (each booking usually involves several requests for assistance).Neither of these figures includes assistance provided by Network Rail or train companies when a disabled passenger has asked for help without making a booking.Other figures published by ORR show that the number of people with a disabled persons railcard rose by 9.6 per cent to more than 192,000 in 2015-16, an increase of more than 47,000 (nearly a third) in just three years.The railcard allows disabled passengers to receive a discount of a third off adult rail fares on the national rail network.The figures on assistance and railcards will add weight to calls by campaigners for the government to continue investing in improving the accessibility of the rail transport system.Faryal Velmi, director of the user-led charity Transport for All, said: “It is really positive that there seems to be an increasing amount of disabled people who are travelling on trains.”She said the true number of disabled people travelling on the rail network was likely to be far higher, because of the number of people who “turn up and go” without booking assistance in advance.And she said disabled people needed to push the Association of Train Operating Companies to scrap the national passenger assistance booking system and instead enforce a genuine “turn up and go” system, so that wheelchair-users and other disabled people do not have to book in advance if they need assistance to travel by rail.She said: “If we are seeing more disabled people use the railways, it makes an even stronger case that we need to treat disabled people as equal citizens with a ‘right to ride’, and get rid of this unfair policy.”Last month, seven organisations, headed by Transport for All, criticised Sir Peter Hendy, the chair of Network Rail, for recommending in a spending review that nearly £50 million allocated to Access for All – a scheme introduced by the Labour government in 2006 to fund access improvements at rail stations – should be delayed until 2019 at the earliest.Sir Peter had recommended that Access for All funding for 2014-19 should be cut from £102 million to £55 million, with the rest carried over to the next spending period, 2019-24.The Department for Transport (DfT) is due to respond to Sir Peter’s report – which contains his detailed recommendations for “replanning” Network Rail’s investment programme for 2014-19 across England and Wales – later this year.Velmi said the ORR figures added weight to their call for DfT to ignore Hendy’s recommendation to cut the Access for All funding.TfA and the other six organisations said in their letter to transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin that most stations still do not have lifts, tactile paving, audio-visual information, induction loops and other equipment that enables disabled people to use them, and so “great swathes of the UK rail network are no go areas for disabled people, particularly those with mobility impairments”.They said the Access for All fund had delivered “much needed ring fenced funding” to improve this situation.A DfT spokeswoman said*: “It is great news that more passengers than ever are taking advantage of the disabled persons railcard, giving access to discounts across our railways.“It is also encouraging to see that more customers are benefiting from improved passenger assistance at stations.“We are determined to make rail journeys better for all passengers, and we’ve made significant progress since 2010 in improving accessibility across the entire transport network.“Our Access for All programme has delivered improvements such as accessible toilets, tactile paving or induction loops to more than 1,200 stations across the country.”And she said that “89 per cent of buses are now fully accessible, compared to 59 per cent in 2010, and we have committed over £500 million since 2006 for accessibility improvements at stations across the UK.”*She was not asked to respond to concerns about Hendy’s Access for All recommendation Picture: Transport for All members campaigning for better access to rail services last yearlast_img read more

MPs have heard evidence from two leading disabled

first_imgMPs have heard evidence from two leading disabled campaigners about the shortage of affordable, accessible housing across the country.Zara Todd, chair of Inclusion London, and Sue Bott, deputy chief executive of Disability Rights UK (DR UK), were giving evidence to the women and equalities committee for its inquiry into disability and the built environment.Bott told the committee that DR UK had heard from one disabled man who had to crawl up the stairs of his rented property to get to his bathroom and bedroom.After years of waiting on his local housing trust’s list for an accessible property, he was told he was no longer eligible to be on that list because of a rule change.Bott said the trust was having to cope with the “squeeze” on accessible one-bedroom properties caused by disabled people having to downsize because of the government’s bedroom tax.Todd (pictured, giving evidence), who also works for the Norfolk disabled people’s organisation (DPO) Equal Lives, said she had contacted 22 letting agents in the county when looking for an accessible flat to rent, but had been shown details for just two properties that were step-free.Neither of them was completely accessible to her, so she had to settle for a property that was partly inaccessible.Because of the shortage of affordable, accessible rented properties, she and other disabled people are being told to join council housing waiting lists, even though they can afford to rent privately, she said.Todd told the committee that when she bought an accessible flat in London, she was told by the developer that she was the first disabled person to have been able to afford to buy one of the many accessible properties it had built.She said: “If it isn’t financially accessible [to disabled people] then it isn’t in reality accessible.“While there might be an increase in accessible housing [in London] in terms of it physically existing, that doesn’t mean that disabled people can afford to live there.”Even though the flat she bought is accessible – now the developers have lowered the inaccessible threshold to her new home – she is still unable to visit other floors of the affordable housing scheme because the thresholds to other flats are too high for her power-chair.She said: “Accommodation has come out as one of the biggest issues [following consultations by Equal Lives and Inclusion London] in Norfolk and London.“Disabled people are having to wait a very long time for accessible social housing.”Both Bott and Todd also told the committee of their concerns about the impact on disabled people of the fall in the number of local council access officers and local access groups.Todd said there had been a “decimation” of the number of access groups and access officers employed by local authorities in London over the last 15 years, although they still existed in Norfolk.This meant that disabled people in Norfolk were much more likely than those in London to be involved in issues around planning, adaptations and enforcing building regulations.She said: “If you involve disabled people throughout the process it means that a lot of these issues can be caught much earlier on and it means that the accessibility of the built environment reflects the needs of those who are using it.”She also highlighted the importance of those local access groups being supported by larger DPOs, as they are in Norfolk by Equal Lives, but pointed out that not all areas have strong DPOs because of the “challenging” funding environment.Bott praised a new building at Cambridge University’s Robinson College, which she said was “a superb, accessible building” which was “an absolute joy to go to”.But she said: “The difference there is Cambridge City Council is one of the few local authorities that still has an access officer and still funds a local, active access group of disabled people, so there are plenty of disabled people on hand to advise, and the result is a beautiful building.”Both Todd and Bott agreed with the committee that an “evidence base” on the state of access to the built environment across the country would be useful.Todd said the “true scale” of access problems was not being seen because disabled people need to go through the legal system to secure access improvements from service-providers, and that was “something that not all disabled people have the time or capacity to actually do”.last_img read more

After a hotly contested selection contest Labour

first_imgAfter a hotly contested selection contest, Labour members in Hendon chose David Pinto-Duschinsky to fight for their key marginal seat at the next election.LabourList understands that Pinto-Duschinsky – who fought off 2017 Hendon candidate, the Jewish Labour Movement’s Mike Katz, and Momentum-backed Patrick Hunter – won the race on first preference votes.There are conflicting reports of the final figures. One reliable source told LabourList Pinto-Duschinsky won 89 votes, while Katz won approximately 40 votes and Hunter took third place with 29. But another said Hunter came second with 49 and Katz received 22.Pinto-Duschinsky, an adviser to Alistair Darling under the last Labour government, had won the support of five of seven local party branches. In his pitch on Saturday, he said: “Beating the Tories here won’t be easy. We went backwards at the last local elections and need to address the causes-especially the Jewish community’s concerns-head on. But it can be done.”Mike Katz, who has been outspoken on antisemitism within the Labour Party as a JLM vice-chair, had received endorsements by high-profile figures such as Sadiq Khan, nearby north London MPs Tulip Siddiq, Catherine West and Bambos Charalambous, and the backing of Unison, TSSA and Usdaw as well as JLM.After the final result was disclosed, Katz said: “I’m proud of the campaign we fought and the platform I stood on. I’m just sorry it didn’t prove persuasive enough for Hendon members. Congratulations to David and commiserations to the other candidates.”The target seat is currently held by Tory Matthew Offord, who has a slim majority of just 1,072. In 2010, Offord won the constituency from Labour’s Andrew Dismore with a difference of only 106 votes.Tags:Matthew Offord /Hendon /last_img read more

Dolores Park style lifted by the wind

first_imgName: Shea Caruthers Vibe: Earthy and effortless is how I would describe Shea’s ensemble. Neutral tones with the perfect subtle pops of pattern and color. Brands? Reformation dress, Nasty Gal shawl, Spicer bag, Tibi shoes, Free People sunglasses, bangle most likely from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Coco Loco earringsHow would you describe your look today? Kind of casual, summer breezy, um yeah, just made for a sunny day.Shea Caruthers. Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong It was windy, and I’m sure half of The City was out of town for the Fourth of July weekend, but a solid, selected few held down the fashion fort at Dolores Park. Forever 21 (as well as the ubiquitous stylish black leather jacket) still proved to be a favorite, but were used as building blocks for refreshingly unique looks. Peep the looks that had us doing double, triple, and quadruple takes.Name: Jenelle GibbonsVibe: Color, pattern, an unexpected dose of acid-washed denim, and a powerhouse necklace sealed Jenelle’s fate as a fashionista today. Brands? “Um, probably mostly Forever 21,” Zara bag, Target sandals, jade bangle from China, necklace purchased that day at the Fillmore Jazz Festival Name: Leigh Lucas Vibe: Leigh had a fresh look, with pops of vibrant colors against pristine white, and flowers to match!Brands? PAOM (Print All Over Me) top, vintage jean jacket, Gap shorts, Birkenstock sandals, necklace by local designer purchased at St. Lightning, Karl Lagerfeld watch, and Building Block bagHow would you describe your look today? I don’t know (when asked about inspiration). Very white? I don’t know. Leigh Lucas. Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong Name: Annie YuVibe: Annie was reading a book, decked in a shaggy topper and the cutest printed pants. The reflective sunnies made the throwback look look more modern. It was fun, without trying too hard.Brands? Forever 21 pants, tank and sunglasses, and jacket purchased at GoodwillHow would you describe your look today? My budget outfit. Funky, a little bit dirty, but a whole lot of fun. Annie Yu. Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong Name: Elvis Santoyo Vibe: Elvis wasn’t letting Jillian have all the fashion glory. His hat was amaze, he had a denim shirt with a bleach tie-dye pattern that matched her pants, cool boots, and his Hunter S. Thompson sunglasses added just the right amount of weirdness to the mix.Brands? Urban Outfitters top, Levi’s jeans, French Palladium boots, vintage ‘70s Cornerston Hatworks hat, and sunglasses “from Venice Beach. Made in China. $7.”How would you describe your look today? As a ‘90s cowboy? 0% Name: Kamaal Thomas Vibe: It’s cool that guys are increasingly having more fun with their outfits. Kamaal’s polka dot hat and Chinese shirt was a fresh take, on streetwear seen in San Francisco, that looked both original and international.Brands? Shirt from Wangfujing district in Beijing, hat from a Chinese brand called Jun Kwai [sic?], Levi’s khakis, Swiss Legend watch, sunglasses “from the streets in Barcelona”, DC sneakersHow would you describe your look today? Very, I’d say, multicultural, definitely very Beijing-style streetwearKamaal Thomas. Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong Name: Enrique Gonzalez Vibe: Enrique was visiting his friends from Chicago. His look was really cas, but it was the addition of buddy Elvis’ hat that added that necessary dose of style, and help create that sea of three hats we immediately were drawn to at the park. Brands? Polo Ralph Lauren thermal top, Everlast pants, PMI hatHow would you describe your look today? Something between casual and relaxing.Elvis Santoyo, Jillian Knox, Enrique Gonzalez. Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsongcenter_img Name: Jillian KnoxVibe: Spotted across the park from us was a crew of three in stylish hats. A closer look proved that their entire looks were spot-on, with each individual piece a standalone star that made up the greater puzzle of fashion awesomeness. Of course, Jillian happens a stylist. The hat, the jeans with bleached, tie-dye bottoms, the chic retro sunnies, and most importantly, the out-of-this-world jewelry. It was boho-chic at its best; the perfect balance of clean classics and well-traveled excess.Brands? Jeans from Anthropologie, H&M shirt, vintage camel necklace from Afghanistan, African bead necklaces, coral ring from Afghanistan, Indian ring, Indian brass bracelets, clogs from Lottas, sunglasses from Zero UV, and hat from MexicoHow would you describe your look today? Um, chill modeJillian Knox. Photo by Ekevara KitpowsongJillian Knox. Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong Name: Allie Tjan Vibe: We were done capturing all the looks for this edition of Dolores Park Style when we spotted Allie right by Bi Rite Creamery. Her look was too awesome not to document. Brands? Thrift store jean shirt, Brandy Melville tank from thrift store, Uniqlo pants, Converse high top sneakers, tote bag from Timeless Coffee in OaklandHow would you describe your look today? Um, I don’t know. I guess, just like casual, like lounge-y.Allie Tjan. Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong Name: Eliot GreenVibe: Tropical. Colorful. Cool. Three words that perfectly describe Eliot’s cheery outfit. It was a breath of fresh air to see a man wear both color and print, and pull it off effortlessly. Brands? Shirt from random shop in Maui, “shorts are probably from Calvin Klein,” and TOMS shoesHow would you describe your look today? Fun? I woke up this morning, and, like, just wanted to look how I felt. So, um, I felt happy. It’s my wife’s birthday, so I just wanted to look good and feel good. I like colorful stuff. Eliot Green. Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong Name: Brian Alejandrino Vibe: You always gotta love SF native gear in The City. Brian repped the Niners in a bright red sweatshirt celebrating a Superbowl win. Brands? Mitchell and Ness sweatshirt, Nike sweats and sneakers, and Black Scale beanieHow would you describe your look today? MellowBrian Alejandrino. Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong How would you describe your look today? Casual Tags: dolores park Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

Obispo A Caribbean Rum Palace in the Mission

first_img Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter Email Address Rum & Ting.It is, after all, a cocktail bar. Friends and I tried, on our maiden voyage, the Mojito Criollo 1, which forever takes mojitos back from the vapid TGIF and every-fisherman’s-wharf-bar realm, and gives it back its dignity, its perfume-y allure. Vogler has an eclectic list of quality spirits he’s sourcing, none of them mass produced, and you can taste it. I’ve never been much of a rum drinker before, and now I know why: I’ve only had shitty rum until now.But the Mojito Criollo 2 was fabulous too, even though it’s made with gin instead of rum. My favorite of the evening may have been the Rum & Ting, a simple concoction of Rum de Jamaica and a house-made grapefruit drink. Every drink was balanced, none too sweet, and best of all, none of them tasted like they’d come out of a tiki bar.As for the food, we started out with escabeche veggies:Escabeche.Very nice job on the pickling – there were strong notes of clove mixed with the tartness and heat. Our only quibble was that the carrots in particular were a little unwieldy to just fork into your mouth. As they were quite crispy, a knife and some effort had to be employed. But do get them.We tried both of the empanadas:Empanadas.One stuffed with ropa vieja (a Cuban beef braise) and the other, potato, both in a flaky, crispy dough. I love anything that’s doubly carby, so the potato empanada fit the bill perfectly. The beef was my favorite, however, as it was juicy and robustly flavored. It helped that both were drizzled with a lovely, chunky chimichurri.Next we split the “small” order of the Obispo Chicken:Obispo Chicken.This isn’t just “bar food.” It’s a feast. I’m not sure if it was meant to be jerk chicken; it was charred and juicy, but not particularly spicy. I wouldn’t have minded some heat (Obispo’s own hot sauce is very tasty, made with habanero, pineapple and rum [natch], but not incendiary), but it was damned fine just as it was, at least to me. My friends found it a bit on the salty side, but I begged to differ as I scarfed down another tasty chunk.We also split a “small” portion of Jamaican oxtail curry.Oxtail curry.Hearty, homey, delicious. Nothing terribly curry-like about it except maybe the texture, but it just made you feel all warm and cozy inside, like a good stew should. We got an order of coconut rice for this dish, the perfect foil for the richness, nutty and just a tad sweet. Comfort food nirvana: attained.We also got a taste of the choripan (which literally breaks down to “chorizo (sausage) y pan (and bread).” (A note about the menu: it’s all in Spanish. I’ve heard that people gripe about this. Get over yourselves. You’re in the fucking Mission. You’re in California, for god’s sake.) (ETA:  I’ve since heard that they caved and now have a menu in English as well.)  Anyway, the pork sausage was house-made and bursting with white wine and garlicky juices. Plus, I liked that the ratio of meat-to-bread favored the carnivore side. This is a dish I must have the BF try.Since there were three of us, we ordered dessert: pineapple with rum & chilies.Pineapple with chilies.Unfortunately, the rum was almost indiscernible to us, but yet somehow very salty at the bottom of the bowl. And for some reason, we’d all had the idea that the pineapple would be grilled. It wasn’t, but it would benefit greatly from a little caramelization. And more heat. This was my only real disappointment of the night.The arroz con leche, however:Arroz con leche.… was pure, soothing, adult baby food. Not cloyingly sweet, the dish tasted mostly of the goodness of quality rice, as it should, with a sprinkling of cinnamon on top. A creamy winner.P.S. I didn’t really need a second visit for this review, but I could not resist. Took the BF this time, and we sat at the bar and attempted to have the cocktail-and-bar-food experience.I ordered the camarones ahogados en mojo:Camarones Ahogados en Mojo.The five shrimpies (you can order 10) luxuriated in a spicy, creamy sauce that I spooned into my mouth as if it were soup as there was no bread on offer (which was fine.)On my recommendation, the BF got the choripan and the ropa vieja empanada (thumbs up!), and we “split” an order of congri (Cuban red beans and rice):Congri.“Split” because, after one, bite he would have risked life and limb to retake that plate from me. Holy Puerco, Batman, this dish is probably in my top-five rice dishes ever. It’s pork, squared: it contained minced pork but also just oozed the heady scent of pork fat, without being the slightest bit greasy. I don’t know if any rice dish has ever made me swoon like this one. Such a simple, homey dish, but perfectly executed. Our bartender/server said he had to fight to keep from eating some every day.Besides trying the Mojito Criollo 3 this time (with cognac, it’s fabulous), our bartender shepherded us to a couple of delicious 12-year-old rums from Guyana: El Dorado Demerara and the Hamilton 86 Demerara. The El Dorado had wonderful vanilla notes and was smooth as hell, while the Hamilton packed a boozy bite.Thad Vogler made me want to explore the exotic world of rum – good ones, none of this Bacardi shit of my youth. And he made me want to come back to see how Obispo’s food evolves over the seasons and time.Obispo3266 24th St. (near Folsom)(415) 529-2099 center_img Owner Thad Vogler has been jonesing to open Obispo for a very long time. His third outing in the City (he’s the owner/creator of Trou Normand and Bar Agricole – highly esteemed cocktail drinkeries), it has been described as a cocktail bar with food to go with. I found Obispo to be pretty near a full-service restaurant (though granted, the food menu is limited), but I can see how Vogler perhaps got carried away.He is a spirits guru, with the exotic belief that spirits should be quaffed in the spirit of whence they came. Obispo is his rum mecca, and the food that goes with it could well have been an afterthought, but nothing about these dishes plays second fiddle to the cocktail program. And while the word “authentic” has lost much of its meaning in connection with food, for me Executive Chef Seth Stowaway’s cuisine isn’t playing at being fusion nor “updating” tried-and-true dishes.The food here hails from places such as Cuba and Jamaica, rum-producing island cultures.  There is a flavor of tradition here, of “that’s-how-my-mama-used-to-make-it.” And Vogler is hyper-aware of those regions’ ugly history with slavery and colonialism. In an effort to honor the prevalence of African influence in Caribbean culture and cuisine, Vogler is partnering with the Museum of the African Diaspora to feature leased art from the museum on its walls and will also donate to the museum. Vogler has also worked with Calle 24 to make sure Obispo’s prices were at least somewhat Mission-friendly. And while you’re not going to find taqueria prices in either the food or beverages, Obispo isn’t gouging anyone.But hey, they’re also just really tasty drinks.last_img read more

JON Wilkin is set to return for the Saints in this

first_imgJON Wilkin is set to return for the Saints in this Friday’s engage Super League trip to Crusaders RL.The forward has recovered from a freak hand injury to be named in Royce Simmons’ squad.Scott Moore misses out with a calf injury whilst Francis Meli, Leon Pryce and Paul Clough are not ready for a return.Tommy Makinson retains his place in the squad after a good opening to the U20s campaign and two full substitute appearances so far this season.Saints’ 19-man squad is:1. Paul Wellens, 2. Ade Gardner, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 8. Josh Perry, 9. James Roby, 10. James Graham, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Chris Flannery, 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 17. Gary Wheeler, 18. Matty Ashurst, 19. Andrew Dixon, 20. Jonny Lomax, 21. Shaun Magennis, 22. Jamie Foster, 25. Lee Gaskell, 28. Tommy Makinson.Crusaders’ 19-man squad:1. Clinton Schifcofske, 2. Gareth Thomas, 3.Tony Martin, 4. Vince Mellars, 5. Stuart Reardon, 6. Michael Witt, 7. Jarrod Sammut, 8. Ryan O’Hara, 10. Mark Bryant, 11. Hep Cahill, 12. Jason Chan, 13. Frank Winterstein, 16. Ben Flower, 17. Rhys Hanbury, 19. Lloyd White, 21. Paul Johnson, 22. Richard Moore, 23. Peter Lupton, 27. Jordan Tansey.The match kicks off at 8pm and the referee is R Hicks.If you can’t make the match, it will be covered extensively in the new look Match Centre as well as on Saints’ Official Twitter and Facebook sites.You can also listen by tuning in to Wish FM on 102.4 FM, DAB or by clicking here.Tickets are still on sale from the Saints Ticket Office in St Helens Town Centre with significant savings on Crusaders’ matchday prices.Statistics:Crusaders are seeking their first Super League win against St Helens.Crusaders won 0St Helens won 4St Helens highest score: 37-30 (H, 2010) (Widest margin: 30-0, H, 2009)MilestonesCHRIS FLANNERY will make his 100th appearance for the club on Friday.ADE GARDNER will make his 300th career appearance in the match.last_img read more

JON Wilkin is a big fan of the Magic Weekend and s

first_imgJON Wilkin is a big fan of the Magic Weekend and says Saints’ match-up with Warrington is crucial as Super League enters a vital phase.The skipper is set to return to the line-up after suspension in the two-day extravaganza.“It is going to be a huge event,” he said. “The stadium and the city of Newcastle are ready for it and certainly all the teams are very focused on producing some good rugby at the weekend.“The weekend is always good fun; last year I looked into the crowd and was a little envious of the fun some of the fans were having… it wasn’t so much fun on the field though as we got well and truly thumped by Warrington.“I’ve always been a fan of Magic, it has really grown over the years and as well as the rugby it is a fun event to be at.“Even if rugby league isn’t your thing then the atmosphere, music and colour make it good to be part of. Rugby is a friendly sport too and you can enjoy the games in a great atmosphere.”He continued: “There are good reasons why Magic Weekend is in Newcastle. The Etihad is great in Manchester but is in quite an isolated location. This is a city centre stadium; it’s five minutes to the train station, the hotels are close by as well and that is a real bonus for the fans who want to come up for the weekend.“The stadium is beautiful too and it will be an honour to walk out and play here.”Saints’ record in recent Magic Weekends isn’t the greatest and with the First Utility Super League competition set to split after July 24, Sunday’s match with Warrington takes on greater significance.“It’s a big game,” he continued. “You play Challenge Cup Finals and Grand Finals in front of 80,000 people and a big stadium like this creates that intensity of performance.“For a lot of guys in the comp who don’t get to experience what it is like to play at Old Trafford or Wembley then for them Magic is huge.“The game is really important for us in the context of our season. We are close to the split and we need to get ourselves into a solid position in the top four and as close to the top as possible.“This fixture is a chance to put daylight between us and Warrington which they can’t get back.”Tickets for the Magic Weekend – which sees Saints face Warrington in Sunday May 31 (3.15pm) are onsale from the RFL only. Click here for more information.last_img read more


first_imgThe shirts were worn during the warm up of Jonny’s Testimonial match against Hull FC, and are signed by the individual player who wore them.These shirts were produced in a very small quantity and cannot be purchased as a retail product, so grab one these while you can!Bids can be submitted by emailing your bid amount, the shirt which you wish to bid on and your name and contact details to – Bids with incomplete information cannot be accepted.Shirt bids will be updated at intervals throughout the bidding period. The closing date for bids is 5pm, Wednesday 20th February, only bids submitted before this time will be considered.Shirts available to bid on: Latest bid is displayed below, please note bids must be submitted in denominations of £5, tied bids will be decided on the earliest bid received being given preference.Lachlan Coote – £105 Tommy Makinson – £130 Kevin Naiqama – £120 Mark Percival – £95 Regan Grace – £100 Kyle Amor – £100 Danny Richardson – £100 Luke Douglas – £150 James Roby – £175 Luke Thompson – £150 Alex Walmsley – £125 Jack Ashworth – £90 Zeb Taia – £75 Dominique Peyroux – £80 Joseph Paulo – £85 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook – £145 Theo Fages – £110 Morgan Knowles – £100 Matty Lees – £100 Matty Costello – £80 Adam Swift – £65 Jack Welsby – £55 Aaron Smith – £60,The shirts were worn during the warm up of Jonny’s Testimonial match against Hull FC, and are signed by the individual player who wore them.,Bids can be submitted by emailing your bid amount, the shirt which you wish to bid on and your name and contact details to – Bids with incomplete information cannot be accepted.Shirt bids will be updated at intervals throughout the bidding period. The closing date for bids is 5pm, Wednesday 20th February, only bids submitted before this time will be considered.Shirts available to bid on: Latest bid is displayed below, please note bids must be submitted in denominations of £5, tied bids will be decided on the earliest bid received being given preference.Lachlan Coote – £105 Tommy Makinson – £130 Kevin Naiqama – £120 Mark Percival – £95 Regan Grace – £100 Kyle Amor – £100 Danny Richardson – £100 Luke Douglas – £150 James Roby – £175 Luke Thompson – £150 Alex Walmsley – £125 Jack Ashworth – £90 Zeb Taia – £75 Dominique Peyroux – £80 Joseph Paulo – £85 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook – £145 Theo Fages – £110 Morgan Knowles – £100 Matty Lees – £100 Matty Costello – £80 Adam Swift – £65 Jack Welsby – £55 Aaron Smith – £60last_img read more

Fifth arrest made in election fraud investigation

first_imgBLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation announced Rebecca D. Thompson was arrested Thursday after turning herself in at the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office.The SBI said Thompson has been charged with conspiracy to commit felonious obstruction of justice and possession of absentee ballot.- Advertisement – This is the fifth arrest in connection to the election fraud investigation.The man at the center of the criminal investigation into ballot issues in Bladen County, McCrae Dowless, was indicted on several charges on February 27.Three more people were later arrested in connection to the election fraud investigation.last_img read more

Watch Education and climate change are priorities Malta supports the Commonwealth on

first_img SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Malta’s Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela, has told a meeting of Commonwealth Ministers in London that Malta’s priorities in connection to the Commonwealth, focus on maritime, education, small states and climate change.Abela’s address comes as part of the 19th meeting of the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers in London, to discuss how the multi-national body can continue to create, ‘a future which is fairer, more sustainable, secure, and prosperous.’In addition to the priorities, Abela also added that Malta also stood by the agreed priorities for the 2020 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting set for Rwanda, which focus on, ‘trade, energy, and the environment, ICT and innovation, youth and governance and rule of law.’The event also allowed the Ministers to reflect on how to better empower the youth of which make up to 60% of the Commonwealth population. This was inclusive of discussion over the empowerment of women and girls in their social, political and economic chances, in line with the 2030 sustainable development goals.WhatsApplast_img read more