THE StHelens Club express their sincere condolenc

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first_imgTHE St.Helens Club express their sincere condolences to Ian Millward and his family in relation to the death of his son Robbie.Chairman Eamonn McManus stated: “This is a real tragedy for Ian and his family. All at the Club, and its supporters, are deeply shocked and saddened by this terrible news.”Saints posted a tribute to Robbie on their Facebook site when the news broke yesterday and hundreds of fans have left tributes. You can read them here.last_img

The young flyer has committed his future to the cl

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first_imgThe young flyer has committed his future to the club until the end of season 2019.Regan, 20, has already scored five tries since making an impressive debut for the club on Good Friday at Wigan.“I’m really happy to commit my future to the club for the next two-and-a-half years,” Regan said. “This season has been a good one for me so far – I have made my debut in a derby and have played in some big games. I’m now looking forward to working hard, improving and doing the best I can for the Saints.“I’d like to thank everyone who has got me where I am today; from the people who spotted me when I was younger to the coaches at my amateur clubs.“The staff have been brilliant since I joined the Saints – right from the Academy through to the first team – as has the club both on and off the field.“The fans have also been superb and I would like to thank them for their support every time I pull on the Red Vee.”The Welsh International joined the Saints after impressing on trial after playing rugby league for South Wales Scorpions at 16s and Wales at Under 18s.His try scoring record in the u19s over the last two seasons was phenomenal and he was part of Derek Traynor’s unbeaten Academy Championship side in 2016.He has now begun to translate that form into Super League.Saints Head Coach Justin Holbrook said: “I have only been here a short time but I have seen the raw potential Regan has.“He works hard in training and sets a strong example to the other younger players in the first team and Academy.“He knows he isn’t the finished product and with a strong work ethic I am sure he will continue to improve at the club.”last_img read more

Town of Belville sets eyes on growth and expansion

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first_img “We’re really looking forward to it. I think the people in our town are very happy with what’s going on. It’s a process of attracting those businesses here that will benefit the town and increase the amount of employment that we have here in the town,” Mike Allen, Belville Mayor, says.Commissioner Joe Breault says four years ago, there was basically nothing.“We came up with the idea of doing something to enhance the image of Belville. Frankly, six years ago, the town was at a crossroads. We had no identity, no direction, no guidance and no civic pride. There was nothing for the citizens to be proud of. Basically, there was those people who questioned whether Belville should even exist,” Breualt says.Related Article: Belville declares State of Emergency for townMany of these plans are part of the town’s five year plan. Breault says he hopes within ten years, the boardwalk will expand all the way to the battleship.“We’re hoping that the things that we’re doing are going to stimulate businesses and serve as an economic engine to bring more industry to this portion of the county,” Breault says.Breault says some of these ideas are still up for negotiation. BELVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Now that the Town of Belville has a new town hall, plans are on the horizon for a Belville boom.The town slowly built up the surrounding area by adding a boardwalk and fishing deck to their park. Now they want to add a restaurant and other shops, provide a shelter for the farmers market and create an area similar to Mayfair.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Humpday Health Why its important to get yourself vaccinated

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first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Doctors all over the country recommend everyone to get vaccinated for diseases like tetanus, measles, and more.However, some people are worried about the perceived side effects of those vaccines.- Advertisement – “Vaccines are important for preventative health and for public health reasons. It’s important to protect yourself and protect others by getting yourself vaccinated,” said Andres Afanador, MD, a pediatrics doctor at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.Getting a shot may not be the most fun thing in the world, but it’s an important one to stop the spread of infectious diseases.Diseases that plagued our ancestors like smallpox, polio, or measles? Almost or completely gone, thanks to vaccines.Related Article: Construction continues on new orthopedic hospitalDoctors have kept the list of recommended vaccinations relatively static over the last decade, but there’s a newer shot that’s causing a stir.“One big, new, and sort of controversial, but not really controversial, addition has been the Gardasil vaccine. The Gardasil vaccine is a vaccine that prevents HPV virus, prevents cervical cancer,” said Afanador.If you don’t have insurance or another means to pay for vaccinations, you’re still covered.“To go to public school, they ask you, they don’t exactly mandate you, to have preventative vaccines, things to prevent tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, all these kinds of things. So that you can get for free at the health department,” said Afanador.In the last few years, some have decided to become anti-vaxxers, due to the perceived side effects of vaccines.Afanador says that joining this movement is unwise.“The bottom line is there’s a lot of misinformation about the side effects of vaccines, the efficacy of vaccines, and the safety of vaccines, but the truth is there’s no actual scientific evidence that supports some of the side effects that people are hearing,” said Afanador.So it’s a good idea to get yourself and your kids vaccinated, doing your part in preventing the spread of disease.last_img read more

Wrightsboro man wanted for kidnapping and assault on a female

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first_imgNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Braxton Edward Beaver for 2nd degree kidnapping, assault on a female, and injury to personal property in regards to a domestic related incident that happened in the Wrightsboro Thursday.Deputies say Beaver assaulted his girlfriend by forcing her in a car, held her by force, and left his home located at 2630 Castle Hayne Road and drove her to Carolina Beach.- Advertisement – Beaver also has several other outstanding warrants for drug violations.He was last seen in the area of 1314 S. Lake Park Blvd. in Carolina Beach.If you have any information on Beaver’s whereabouts, please contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.last_img

More apartment evictions due to storm damage

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first_img The letter also says residents have to be out by Tuesday. Residents were told they will get a refund for their October rent within 10 days of moving out. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Another apartment complex in Wilmington is forced to remove residents because of storm damage. Still Meadow Village sent out eviction notices to residents Friday evening.The letter says the complex is required to evict every person in a top floor unit plus certain other units, even if they do not have damage.- Advertisement – last_img

DREAM COME TRUE Hospice patient sells paintings at first art show

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first_img Zachary is a patient at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and when they heard she had always wanted to show off and possibly sell some of her art, they worked with Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash to make that happen.There was a huge turnout for Thursday’s gallery opening. She not only was she able to show off her artwork, but almost all of her paintings sold.Zachary says while it has been overwhelming and a great experience.Related Article: Colors of Spring Luncheon grows awareness and funds for Lower Cape Fear Hospice“I’m happy, and I’ve enjoyed the crowd, the people who have come to see the art and enjoy it,” Zachary said. “It makes me feel good that they can see something and appreciate it.”Most of the paintings did sell, but the ones that didn’t will remain on display at Sunset River Marketplace, located at 10283 Beach Dr SW in Calabash, for another week and prints of certain paintings will be available as well.Zachary was surprised by her art teacher from back in the 1980s. Marilynn Walker heard about the gallery opening and wanted to come out and support her former student.“We saw in the paper that she was going to be here, and I said, she has to be one of my students. So I went, I came and I was so tickled to see her again and be with her,” Walker said.Walker taught art classes for 22 years before moving on to other things. She says it brings joy to her heart to have someone come in that has really never painted, and teach them a whole new world.“She did some very very good work. And we were talking about how much fun we had in classes. I mean it was a joy,” Walker said.With a successful gallery opening under her belt, Zachary had some advice for aspiring artists.“Just keep at it. Just keep going. Mistakes are not made. Mistakes turn into beauty,” Zachary said.If you’d like to purchase a print of one of Zachary’s paintings, you can contact her daughter Susan at 910-603-7909. CALABASH, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County woman has been painting for years, but she’s never had an art show or sold any of her paintings until Thursday.This has been a dream come true for Marcia Zachary.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Bladen County school bus driver robbed at gunpoint

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first_img The sheriff’s office says the driver of a school bus arrived to pick up her bus at Elizabethtown Middle School to begin her route, but as she pulled into the school she was stopped by a man and woman who told her their car had run out of gas and asked if she would take them to get gas. She reportedly told them she had to start her route and could not help them.The bus driver then started her bus and went to park her car when she was confronted by the man who pointed a gun at her and made her give him her car, her purse, and cell phone. Deputies say the man got in the driver seat and other woman jumped in the back seat and drove off.The victim drove her bus to the sheriff’s office and reported the crime.Related Article: 911 service restored after interruption across the SoutheastNo one was hurt.Deputies found the victim’s car abandoned on the off ramp of NC 87. They say they have identified a suspect and are actively looking for that person.The case is still under investigation. School bus stop sign (Photo: Max Pixel) ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) — Bladen County Sheriff’s Office says a school bus driver was robbed at gunpoint before her morning route.Sheriff Jim McVicker said it happened around 4:15 a.m. Monday.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Ħal Far murder Music still played as he lay dead in the

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first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint The court has heard how the headphones belonging to the victim of a racially motivated murder committed on April 6th, were still playing music.Police Inspector Keith Arnaud explained that when he arrived on the scene and approached the corpse of murdered Lassana Souleyman Cisse, his headphones lights were still flashing. This account is part of the evidence being delivered in the trial against two AFM soldiers named as Lorin Scicluna and Francesco Fenech. They are accused of the murder of Cisse and the attempted murder of two fellow migrants on Triq il-Ġebel in Ħal Far.The Court presided by Magistrate Ian Farrugia showed that:The two suspects did not have a liking towards immigrants.Fenech asked Scicluna to go shoot cats on the day of the murder.Fenech threatened Scicluna that he would shoot him. This happened after Fenech shot Cisse.The Police used multiple footage to identify where the car went. It showed that it was very close to where Scicluna lives.The suspects tried to alter the car’s appearance after it was made public that the Police were searching for a Toyota Starlet.The suspects used to roam around in Ħal Far picking on immigrants with the motive that they would react and would give the suspects a reason to detain them. There was a case involving an immigrant who was cycling who threw rocks at their car, before getting off his bike and fleeing. The two suspects responded by exiting their car and smashing the bike. 9mm bullets were discovered both at the murder scene and under Scicluna’s bedArnaud explained that he had received the call at 11:10 pm describing how there was blood running into the road. When Arnaud arrived, two bullet cartridges identified as 9mm caliber were found close to Cisse’s body. The prosecuting officer also explained that according to the autopsy report, the bullet had entered his left temple.  The Inspector stated that Scicluna had 4 guns registered on his name. He told the court that following Scicluna’s arrest on 17 May at around 11:40 am, the accused showed the policemen his weapons which he kept under his bed. The Police collected several 9mm caliber rounds, said Arnaud. It was also explained that there was a separate crime scene involving two other migrants, both of whom had received bullet wounds to their lower torso. The Toyota StartletArnaud showed images from security cameras where Cisse was killed, at 10:52 pm. He explained that the only car to pass in the same direction in the same time period (about two minutes later) was a Toyota Starlet. During the investigation, the Police compiled footage from 55 CCTV cameras which spotted the car.Inspector Arnaud told the court that the car had distinctive marks, with a missing passenger mirror, while the lamps were fairly bright. He said that the bulb of the right side was brighter than the left side. He also said that there were no registration plates on the vehicle. Arnaud requested the collection of all information about this brand of car in Malta, even those which are intended to be scrapped. Using Transport Malta’s automatic car identification technology, the Inspector stated that the vehicle was registered to Lorin Scicluna.In his statement, Scicluna originally said that he had lent the vehicle to a foreigner, possibly a Syrian, who offered him €1000 to use it. However, Scicluna later admitted to being inside the vehicle during the time when the act was committed.Scicluna told the police that he had adjusted the mirror and stuck tape in order to modify the vehicle.Shots were fired from driver’s sideInspector Arnaud said that one of the victims described a white car passing by, and then they heard shots departing from the driver’s side. One victim described the two people in car as being white men, while the driver was a bit darker and had facial hair or a goatee. Fenech was riding as a passenger in the car while the car was being driven by Scicluna.Scicluna’s girlfriend told him to stay away from FenechScicluna’s girlfriend confirmed that she was not with her partner at the time if the murder, as she was at the cinema with her sister. However, she explained that at about 11:30 pm, Scicluna started messaging her asking where she was.She added that she did not like Fenech, and she wanted Scicluna to stir away from him and had told him to alter his character. She knew that Scicluna and Fenech had similar attitude towards immigrants. ‘They both do not like them, because they believe that immigrants come to Malta and try to take over’, continued Scicluna’s girlfriend.She also confirmed that the Toyota Starlet’s mirror has been recently fixed. Running their identification papers, police found that the victims had no criminal records, and they had never caused any problems or disputes with the authorities or other people.Both victims, Ibrahim Bah (22) from Guinea had already spent three months in Malta while Muhammed Diallo (29) of Gambia had been nine months in Malta. Both victims came to Malta from Italy to work while they lived together. They had said that they were returning home after watching a football match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, in Birzebbuga. The Inspector Arnaud stated that while the two survivors were living together, neither of them knew Cisse.Representing Lorin Scicluna were the lawyers Franco Debono, Julian Farrugia and Marion Camilleri. Gianella DeMarco represented Francesco Fenech.The lawyers Arthur Azzopardi and Alfred Abela are representing the victim’s family.The prosecution is being led by Inspector Keith Arnaud and Trevor Micallef.WhatsApplast_img read more

Need A Kidney Theres An App For That

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first_imgAdvertisement As strange a concept as this sounds, OrganJet‘s new Web service provides a way to secure an affordable and fast transplant option from the comfort of your couch.OrganJet Corporation announced in a press release that users can now take advantage of an online tool to find kidney transplant centers that are close to home and have the lowest wait times.In the statement, OrganJet CEO Sridhar Tayur noted that the service is meant to bridge the gap between areas with an excess of usable kidneys and those in dire need of them. The company claims that 500 to 2,500 kidneys are wasted per year, and that more than 5,000 patients die annually waiting for one. – Advertisement – “There is significant disparity in wait times, ranging from more than 5 years in some areas, while it is half that in such regions as Pittsburgh, PA, Portland, OR, and Madison, Wisconsin,” said Tayur.OrganJet’s new online app can be found on the “Services” tab of the company’s official website. The app shows a world map, and allows users to find kidney transplant centers with low wait times by entering a zip code. That prompts a list of transplant centers organized by location, wait lists and children’s centers. From there, users can access the official website of the best possible kidney centers near them.With online software constantly evolving, it’s nice to see companies such as OrganJet use their tools to help those in need. There’s always an app for that, even when it comes to saving the lives of hundreds.Credit: LAPTOPlast_img read more