Monthly Archives: July 2019

BIG forward Mose Masoe will join Saints next seaso

first_imgBIG forward Mose Masoe will join Saints next season.The 24-year-old put has put to paper on a two-year contract from 2014 and will link up current teammate Luke Walsh.A forward by trade, he joined Sydney Roosters’ junior system in 2008 before making his first grade debut in 2010 against the Gold Coast.From there he went to appear 46 times time for his club, adding two tries.The powerful Kiwi – who has been selected in the train on squads for both New Zealand and Samoa – then joined Penrith Panthers where he has played seven games to date.“Mose is a big forward who will add a lot of size to our pack next year,” Saints Head Coach Nathan Brown said. “He is young, still developing and will complement the squad we are putting together for 2014.“We’re delighted to have secured his services and once again we’d like to thank Penrith Panthers for agreeing to release him from his contract early.”Masoe is sure to be a fans’ favourite at Saints standing at six foot four and the best part of 18 stone.We’ve trawled the net for videos of Masoe and this one certainly sums him up.And we’ll have an interview with the new boy very soon.last_img read more

IT is with great regret that we learn of the passi

first_imgIT is with great regret that we learn of the passing of Alec Davies, a winger of the 1950s, who has quite a distinction writes Alex Service. Although he played just four competitive matches for the Saints’ First Team, he scored seven tries. Furthermore, he scored a hat-trick in his first and last match for the club. His debut was against Rochdale Hornets, at Knowsley Road, on January 3 1953 and he raced in for three touchdowns, with the great Duggie Greenall as his centre, as the Saints won 37-5. Alec’s final match also included three tries. This time Reg Senior was his centre, against Whitehaven, on April 16 1956 at Knowsley Road. The home team again triumphed 22-7, with a young scrum-half from Thatto Heath, Alex Murphy – making his debut.A lad from Parr, born in August 1935, Alec Davies attended Allanson Street School, where he played football and cricket. It was only when he moved to secondary education at Parr Central that he started to play rugby league. Although he was extremely quick, he was quite a burly youngster and was once told to take up running to shed a little weight. A team-mate of Todder Dickinson at Central, who played stand-off, Alec was a regular for the Town Team and was selected for Lancashire schoolboys on two occasions. He became a champion sprinter too, with his fastest schoolboy time 10.6 seconds for the 100 yards.At the age of 15, he joined the United Services junior rugby league team, which included the likes of Brian Howard, Walter Delves and Bill Boycott. He moved on to Pilkington Recs and ultimately signed for the Saints just a few days after another of his school mates, Frank Carlton, had signed professional forms for the club. Although the Saints fancied him as a forward in those early days, he did eventually play in his accustomed position on the flanks and kept up his athletics too, running for Earlestown Viaduct, with whom he won the Northern Counties relay championship.Alec remained a stalwart of the A team, but his progress was stifled by a troublesome shoulder injury, which put him out of the game for well over half a season. It is also worthy of note that there was a third Saints’ winger from Parr Central on Saints’ books at the time – Eric Ledger – and competition for places in the mid 1950s was tough.It was obvious that Alec Davies was a superb sportsman, with his marvellous turn of pace, but like Austin Rhodes [piano] he was also a gifted musician. He took violin lessons for almost ten years until he was 15 and actually was invited to join the orchestra at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool. Ultimately, he preferred to keep his job as an apprentice fitter and play rugby league.At this sad time, the St. Helens club sends its condolences to his family and friends.last_img read more

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first_imgJoin us to entertain existing or prospective clients, reward your staff, or simply to spend time with family or friends at the home of the Saints.Recently nominated in the 2018 Stadium Experience awards, we provide outstanding food alongside great seats in the South Stand, the opportunity to hear from Saints legends and members of the first-team squad and a visit from Man of the Match to talk us through the game from his point of view.You might even be visited at your table by our resident lounge magician!Packages are available for both adults and juniors aged 12 and under, with existing 2018 seasonal members receiving a discounted upgrade price.Why not give us a try?These great value packages are on sale now and can be purchased here or over the phone on 01744 455 053.1873 Lounge Prices:Adult Upgrade – £159 + vat, Adult Standard – £199 + vatJunior Upgrade – £95 + vat, Junior Standard – £120 + vat1873 Lounge Match by Match Prices (excl vat):CategoryAdult Member UpgradeJunior Member UpgradeAdult PriceJunior PriceWigan & Castleford£55£33£70£42Hull FC & Huddersfield£45£25£55£30Four Game Package£159£95£199£120Stapleton Derby Premier Lounge Four Game Package Prices:Members: Adult: £135 (+vat)Non Members: Adult: £170 (+vat)Stapleton Derby Premier Lounge Match by Match Prices:CategoryMembers Upgrade Matchday Price Wigan & Castleford£45 adult – £20 junior£55 adult – £25 juniorHull FC & Wakefield£40 adult – £15 junior£50 adult – £20 juniorMatchday prices are exclusive of vat.,1873 Lounge Prices:Adult Upgrade – £159 + vat, Adult Standard – £199 + vatJunior Upgrade – £95 + vat, Junior Standard – £120 + vat1873 Lounge Match by Match Prices (excl vat):CategoryAdult Member UpgradeJunior Member UpgradeAdult PriceJunior PriceWigan & Castleford£55£33£70£42Hull FC & Huddersfield£45£25£55£30Four Game Package£159£95£199£120last_img read more

Wilmington man sentenced for selling heroin

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man will spend between seven and ten years in prison for selling heroin.Michael Bowens, 45, pleaded guilty to Sell Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver a Schedule II CSand Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He also admitted his status as a habitual felon, according to a news release from the district attorney’s office.- Advertisement – In September of 2016, detectives heard from a confidential informant that Bowens was selling heroin. Detectives used the informant to buy heroin from Bowens.Bowens agreed to sell the informant 10 bags of heroin for $100. Detectives saw the confidential informant meet with Bowens, who got into the informant’s car and was dropped off in the area of 8th and Market Streets.Detectives detained Bowens, who had the funds given to the informant by the Sheriff’s Office. The informant handed over 8 bags of a powdery substance believed to be heroin. The defendant admitted selling the informant the substance.Related Article: $2,000 reward offered in 2018 murder of Wilmington manWhen it was tested by the State Crime Lab, the substance was discovered to be fentanyl.Bowens was previously convicted of Financial Card Fraud, PWISD Counterfeit Controlled Substance, and Sale of a Controlled Substance, which allowed him to be sentenced as a habitual felon.last_img read more

President Trump grants North Carolinas state of emergency request

first_imgThe National Hurricane Center said Monday Hurricane Florence continues to intensify and will be close to Category 5 strength by Tuesday. A Category 5 storm has the potential to cause catastrophic damage.North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper urged residents to evacuate the state’s coastal areas as Florence moves closer to landfall. RALEIGH, NC (WWAY/AP) — President Donald Trump has approved North Carolina’s Emergency Declaration.In a statement Monday night the administration says the president’s actions “authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts.”At Governor Cooper’s request, North Carolina has been granted a Federal Disaster Declaration for #HurricaneFlorence. This will help speed federal aid for NC.— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) September 11, 2018- Advertisement – last_img read more

WPD Snoring leads to stabbing at Wilmington hotel

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An argument between coworkers who were sharing a hotel room in Wilmington turned into a stabbing early Wednesday morning, according to police.It happened around 5:30 a.m. at the Budget Hotel on Market Street.- Advertisement – Police say they responded after receiving a report that a man came to the front desk with a large knife covered in blood.The victim, a 27-year-old man, was found with non-life threatening stab wounds.Police arrested Guillermo Moreno-Vasquez and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.Related Article: Deputies: NC teen threatened third-graders on SnapchatPolice say Moreno-Vasquez and the victim work for a construction company out of Texas and were rooming together while on the job in Wilmington. The pair got into an argument about loud noises/someone’s snoring throughout the night, which led to the stabbing.Moreno-Vasquez is being held under a $10,000 bond.last_img read more

Southport Police Expect delays as 4th of July road closures begin

first_img(Photo: Kirsten Gutierrez/WWAY) SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — The Southport Police Department is warning residents and visitors about traffic delays as the Fourth of July events begin this week.Southport Police Chief Todd Coring is warning drivers to prepare for delays in and around Franklin Square Park as vendors arrive and start set up for tomorrows arts in the park.- Advertisement – Coring said South Howe Street will close at 6 p.m. today. Street and foods vendors will start set up for the festival. He said you should take Atlantic Ave. or Lord Street to access Bay Street. Coring also said East West Street will close around noon.You can find more delays and warnings from Chief Coring on his Facebook page. This will be Coring’s first year as Police Chief during the Fourth of July festivities. He said he is looking forward to it.last_img read more

AD blames traffic congestion on car dependence and government inertia

first_imgPeople’s daily dependence on cars is causing traffic congestion around Malta, and government is doing its best to avoid addressing the problem said Ralph Cassar; the secretary general of Alternattiva Demokratika (AD), who is also a Counsellor in Attard. Cassar suggested various measures which can improve the situation, such as the Bus Rapid transit system, which connects the main localities using roads which are reserved only for public buses. Highly polluted areas should be declared low emission zones using congestion charges, said Cassar. He complained that Transport Malta is not cooperating. Carmel Cacopardo, Chairperson of AD, stated that Government’s current politics regarding transport and mobility are causing more traffic and higher levels of pollution. He emphasized the need to increase security in residential roads, and that Local Councils should work on creating public spaces for people instead of making more space for cars.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

Government grant to help rebuild St Publius triumphal arch

first_imgWhatsApp SharePrint Photo by Luke ZerafaPhoto by Luke Zerafa The Government will be donating between €20,000 and €50,000 from the Fond għal Kawżi Ġusti (good causes fund), to assist in the rebuilding of the St Publius triumphal arch that had been burnt last week. This was announced by Minister of Finance Edward Scicluna during a press conference in which he also explained that the fund works on the basis that the government takes care of 66% of the total amount project or a maximum of €50,000. The Minister also said that government is leaving this donation on the table until the Floriana Church gets an estimate of the total costs to rebuild the arch. Scicluna also said he rounded up the board that controls the fund for a proposed grant as he felt the grief that the Floriana parishioners are experiencing. The press conference was also addressed by the Florian Parish Chaplain, Dun Charles Cini and Floriana Major, Davina Sammut Hili. Archbishop Charles Scicluna has also forwarded a donation to help in the reconstruction of the arch. Read: Archbishop donates towards St Publius Arch rebuildingRead: Vlog:”We need to live according to Saint Publius’ values”center_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 goes on sale in Kenya

first_imgAdvertisement Samsung last night introduced the much anticipated latest flagship model, the Galaxy S5, at a media-packed event in Nairobi.The fifth generation of the Galaxy S series offers consumers a refined experience through innovation of the essential features: design, camera, connectivity, fitness and protection. – Advertisement – “With the Galaxy S5, Samsung is going back to basics to focus on delivering the capabilities that matter most to our consumers,” said Mr. Robert Ngeru, VP and COO of Samsung East Africa Ltd.“Consumers are looking for mobile tools that inspire and support them as they improve their everyday lives. The Galaxy S5 represents an iconic design with essential and useful features to focus on delivering the ultimate Smartphone on the market today through people inspired innovation.”The Galaxy S5 boasts a sleek new curved design with a large screen, a metallic frame, a wide range of modern colors, and finishing choices which reflect the current styles and trends worldwide. The device combines an advanced camera, fast network connectivity, dedicated fitness tools and enhanced device protection features as consumers stay fit and connected in style. The Galaxy S5 blends the iconic Samsung design with modern trends to appeal to a range of consumer tastes and interests. It features a perforated pattern on the back cover creating a modern glam look. Its new contoured shape comes in an array of vivid colors, including Charcoal Black, ShimmeryWhite, ElectricBlue and Copper Gold, to compliment the style of the individual consumer.In addition, the 5.1” full HD super AMOLED screen enhances a consumer’s visual experience due to its optimized color range, saturation and sharpness of display. These features provide a crystal clear display at a lower power consumption therefore allowing the consumer to experience the gallery, camera, internet, video and other smart remote apps with a display specially adapted to them. Capturing and saving precious memories is one of the most important smartphone features today. The new Galaxy S5 offers superior camera functionality, featuring a 16 megapixel camera with an enhanced menu and user interface that allow consumers to effortlessly take, edit and share photos.The Galaxy S5 offers the world’s fastest autofocus speed up to 0.3 seconds, advanced High Dynamic Range (HDR) which reproduces natural light and color with striking intensity at any circumstances, and selective focus which allow users to focus on a specific area of an object while simultaneously blurring out the background thus bringing a whole new level to photo taking. With this capability, consumers no longer need a special lens kit to create a shallow depth of field (DOF) effect.Other noteworthy features that come with the advanced camera include virtual shot which enables consumers to recreate their environment, the studio app which gives consumers the complete studio experience from lighting to editing, and a clever app called ‘shot &more’ which lets the consumer snap their photo first and choose the mode later.Consumers are increasingly becoming more conscious about healthy living, and fitness is becoming a core part of their lives. With the enhanced S Health 3.0, the new Galaxy S5 offers more tools to encourage people to engage in a healthier lifestyle and achieve their ultimate fitness goals. It provides a comprehensive personal fitness tracker to help users monitor and manage their behavior, along with additional tools including a pedometer, diet and exercise records, and a new, built-in heart rate monitor.Additional apps may also be downloaded to expand S Health’s capabilities i.e. Coach, Sleep, Caregiver, Community and many more. Coach turns the Galaxy S5 into a personal trainer that offers advice on how to stay fit and healthy, Caregiver shares information about a consumer’s health with friends and family, and Community connects a consumer to their friends so that they may be able to compete and participate in challenges so that everyone can reach their goals together.Galaxy S5 users can further customize their experience with an enriched third party app ecosystem and the ability to pair with next generation Gear products for real-time fitness coaching. Samsung Gear Fit is the industry’s first curved, Super AMOLED wearable device for the active consumer. The Gear Fit offers the convenience of Samsung Gear technology with the most comprehensive fitness tools available thus enabling consumers stay physically active without sacrificing personal style or mobile connectivity.The new Gear Fit provides superior connectivity benefits of Samsung wearable technology with a custom, real time fitness coaching to provide unique, personalized advice and workout recommendations. This brings a positive change in a consumer’s way of life.The Galaxy S5 is IP67 dust and water resistant, meaning that it is protected against entry of dust and can resist damage from temporary immersion in water (can be in 1meter of water for up to 30 minutes).It also offers a Finger Scanner embedded in the home key, providing a secure, biometric screen locking feature and a seamless and safe mobile payment experience to consumers. Consumers therefore benefit from enhanced security without compromising on convenience.Both the Galaxy S5 and the Gear Fit provide functional and fundamental everyday features which focus on what is most important to people. As such, Samsung will continue to refine and re-design their products to meet the changing needs and demands of consumers. Samsung will offer consumers who own a Galaxy S5 Accidental Damage from Handling (ADH) assurance for up to two years. If a consumer damages their device in any way in the first year (12 months) they are entitled to a free swap for another Galaxy S5, or a free repair twice in the year. If a consumer does not incur any incidents, then this is carried over to the second year where the consumer can claim up to four repairs. This smart swap – smart value guarantee is only applicable if the consumer downloads the Samsung Premium Android App as soon as they buy the phone.For additional value and productivity right out of the box, Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature premium pre-paid, long term subscription offers from best-selling news, fitness apps, social media, cloud storage providers, and navigation including: Bloomberg Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Run Keeper, Workout Trainer, Dropbox, Bitcasa, Evernote, Sygic, Blurb, LinkedIn, Kenya Law Reports, eKitabu ebooks, Kleek and 10 others; valued at approximately $600.The Galaxy S5 is useful to everyone as it is designed to make life easier. It allows consumers to experience the utmost comfort of access and usage. Smart built-in capabilities help consumers figure out what they want from the smartphone.The device will be available through Samsung’s retail channels, e-commerce and mobile operators.last_img read more