ST Helens have announced their squad numbers for t

first_imgST Helens have announced their squad numbers for the 2012 Super League season.New signings Lance Hohaia, Anthony Laffranchi (pictured) and Mark Flanagan have been given the number 6, 14 and 15 shirts respectively.Jonny Lomax will wear the iconic number seven shirt whilst Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook is at number 10.Promoted from the Academy set up are Josh Jones, Danny Jones, Joe Greenwood, Anthony Walker and Jordan Hand.The squad:1. Paul Wellens, 2. Ade Gardner, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Jonny Lomax, 8. Josh Perry, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy Scarsbrook, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Chris Flannery, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Paul Clough, 17. Gary Wheeler, 18. Shaun Magennis, 19. Andrew Dixon, 20. Lee Gaskell, 21. Tommy Makinson, 22. Jamie Foster, 23. Scott Hale, 24. Nathan Ashe, 25. Carl Forster, 26. Josh Jones, 27. Danny Jones, 28. Joe Greenwood, 29. Anthony Walker, 30. Jordan Hand.Saints Chairman Eamonn McManus said: “This is a squad which can excite the fans and compete for silverware in equal measure.“It will grace Langtree Park and the new season ahead is going to be sensational for our fans.“Its composition again is a testament to our youth development and the international class players which it is producing year on year. This is the aspect which gives us all at the Club pride and satisfaction and let’s look to top it off with silverware in this historic season for the Club.”You can pre-order the 2012 Home Shirt with your favourite player’s name on by clicking here.last_img read more

Be our most important signing and stay with the Sa

Be our most important signing and stay with the Sa

first_imgBe our most important signing and stay with the Saints in 2018.Last season was a dramatic one with Justin Holbrook steering the side to within a couple of seconds of the Grand Final. The squad will be using that heart-break as fuel this year to push for silverware, and backed by some of the best young talent in the game and marquee signing Ben Barba they are well placed to do so.A Membership is your best way of watching your Saints this season and saving on matchday prices… and securing a whole host of other benefits too.And, you could be named our Ultimate Fan too.So what you waiting for? If you’re a 2017 Member you have until 5pm to secure the best possible price for a 2018 Membership.Click here for prices and how to buy.Be Saints and Proud.last_img

Wilmington business owner says Riverfest hurt weekend revenue

Wilmington business owner says Riverfest hurt weekend revenue

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Riverfest is a popular family fun event that has been going on for over 30 years. The festival offers something for everyone, and gives vendors and local business owners a chance to see more foot traffic.However, while festivals like Riverfest typically benefit the local economy, one Wilmington business owner says the festival hurt his weekend revenue.- Advertisement – Hunter Ford, owner of Momentum Surf and Skate, says tents prevented people from seeing his store. He feels that Riverfest organizers should have followed the same format as the Azalea Festival, and says he was misled about how the tents would be set up.“They did not provide a map of where tents would be located, and did not tell my hourly employee that the traffic would be diverted away from the sidewalks to the middle of the street. They did not mention that our buildings and businesses would not be seen or easily accessible because the backs of the tents would be directly in front of our businesses.”Riverfest President Russ Deats says this was not the intention.Related Article: Starbucks rolls out delivery service for coffee drinkers“It’s certainly not our intent to cost anybody any business. We don’t want to do that. It’s our hope that the festival would bring more business up on Front Street since we’ve got part of the footprint up on Front Street this year, and we’ll continue to strive toward doing that.”Deats was not aware of any other complaints, but Ford says he is not alone.“A lot of other business owners have reached out to me and said, ‘How are you doing today? Because we’re suffering.’”Deats said he planned on personally speaking to Ford and any other business owners that had concerns, but this may not be enough. Although no paperwork has been filed yet, Ford says several business plan on filing suit against Riverfest, Inc. for lost revenue.We will continue to follow this story as new information becomes available.last_img read more

Construction worker missing in Southport

Construction worker missing in Southport

first_img(Photo: Southport Police Department) SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — The Southport Police Department is searching for a missing man who was in town working on a home.David Michael Martin, 55, was last seen on Friday walking in the area of 208 River Drive in Southport.- Advertisement – Police say Martin is from out of town and has been doing construction on a home in the River Drive area. Police say he normally wears work clothes with paint on them.If you know where he is, contact Sgt. Kevin Long or the Southport Police Department at (910) 457-7911.last_img

Pedestrian hit killed by relative in Columbus County

Pedestrian hit killed by relative in Columbus County

first_imgCOLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A woman was hit and killed by a vehicle in Bolton on Saturday morning.According to Sgt. W.B. Ezzell with the State Highway Patrol, Kona Smith, 39, of Bolton was crossing the intersection at Cedar Ave. on NC Highway 211 when she was struck by a 2000 Cadillac Escalade.- Advertisement – Sgt. Ezzell said the Escalade was driven by Eugene Thomas Neal, a relative of Smith.Smith was wearing dark colored clothing when she crossed the highway.Neal is not facing charges.last_img

State questions White Lakes explanation of fish deaths

State questions White Lakes explanation of fish deaths

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina water quality chief says a town misled the public about a fish kill.The Charlotte Observer reported the town of White Lake said this week an algae bloom killed fish in the lake, not the chemical used to treat the algae.- Advertisement – Jim Gregson is deputy director of the North Carolina Division of Water Resources. Gregson asked White Lake this week to correct its statement. He says the stress from low oxygen levels because of the algae combined with the exposure to the chemical used to treat the algae caused the fish deaths.Town spokesman Mike McGill says Gregson told the town last week the chemical was not responsible.The town completed the treatment in time for the 40th annual White Lake Water Festival on Friday and Saturday.Related Article: Judge dismisses claims in H2GO case___Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.comlast_img read more

United Way teams up with Nourish NC to feed federal workers

United Way teams up with Nourish NC to feed federal workers

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Several organizations joined forces at Wilmington International Airport to help feed government workers Friday morning.United Way teamed up with Nourish NC to provide food for families of federal employees who are in need at the airport.- Advertisement – United Way is an organization that funds different human service agencies that help people in need. It helps create opportunities in the community that can improve peoples’ lives.“Folks that we’re feeding today are federal employees that work at the airport; so FAA, TSA and other federal employees who have not had a paycheck in some time. We’re looking to provide the families with food,” said CEO and President of The United Way Cape Fear Area Craig Heim.Heim says that any time there are people in need, there are always organizations like United Way ready to step forward and help.last_img read more

Couples say I do for free on Valentines Day

Couples say I do for free on Valentines Day

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Love was in the air in downtown Wilmington Thursday, and a lifetime commitment for some came at a low, low cost.According to Business Insider, the average American wedding costs more than $33 thousand, but eight lucky couples this Valentine’s Day were able to dodge the costs.- Advertisement – The New Hanover County Register of Deeds chose the couples on a first come first serve basis, and treated to a free wedding courtesy of local donors.It’s an annual tradition that was started three years ago.“We always have wedding officiants to offer the services, and they are always very happy to do it at no cost,” said Shannon Zickefoose, the Vital Records Assistant for Register of Deeds.Related Article: Downtown Business Alliance meets ahead of holiday seasonThey also provided plenty of amenities and small wedding gifts.“Tons of restaurants and Thalian Hall and Carolina Opry, tickets to random events, just anything we could get our hands on. We just call and ask and see what we can get,” Zickefoose added.A free wedding saved one couple stuck between a rock and a hard place financially.“Due to Hurricane Florence it took a lot of our funding, so we wasn’t able to get married at the timely fashion that we had planned for,” Newley wed Kareem Nelson said. “We found out it was free today. It kinda helped us out, you know, being that we lost everything we had.”“We’re very thankful,” Robyn Miller, Nelson’s bride said. “We’re actually blessed, because we didn’t know how we was gonna get married, because, like he said, around the time we was initially supposed to get married we got hit with the hurricane, so that set us back.”The Register of Deeds staff says they fully intend to continue the tradition.last_img read more

There should be a public consultation on MaltaGozo link – Delia

There should be a public consultation on MaltaGozo link – Delia

first_imgPartit Nazzjonalista leader Adrian Delia said that the Government should not go ahead with developing the permanent link between Malta and Gozo unless all the related studies are completed and published followed by a public consultation.Delia was presiding over an event during which Gozitan local council candidates were presented. Delia lambasted Muscat saying that the Government had forgotten that it was the PN that had initially mentioned the possibility of a permanent link between the two islands. The Nationalist leader said that Gozo needs serious investment to make the island more accessible, saying that there was no investment in either the fourth ferry or the fast ferry service.Delia reminded that it was during a PN-led government that the local councils were established while referring to recent comments made by Muscat in which he admitted that the local council elections were not his favourite election. The PN leader reiterated that the party was and will remain the party for local councils.The Nationalist leader said that three Administrative Committees, Marsalforn, Xlendi and Santa Luċija will not have their elections in May.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> SharePrintlast_img read more

Europe experiencing crime and corruption emergency – Daphnes family

Europe experiencing crime and corruption emergency – Daphnes family

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint #OccupyJustice#OccupyJustice The family of Daphne Caruana Galizia have said that they believe the lack of action to idenfity those responsible for the murders of those trying to expose money laundering activities within Pilatus and the ALBV banks, ‘shows that Europe is experiencing a crime and corruption emergency and it is only a matter of time before someone else is killed.’They outline that because they have been allowed to continue to operate, ‘shows that the EU’s weakest states are facilitating crime throughout Europe’s internal market. The fact that two people attempting to force effective oversight were murdered in well-planned attacks, within less than a year of each other, and that in both cases the people who ordered the murders are still unknown, shows that Europe is experiencing a crime and corruption emergency and it is only a matter of time before someone else is killed.’Read more:Scottish firm implicated in Azeri Laundromat held an account at Pilatus BankMalta washes its hands off PilatusDaphne was investigating dirty money – Il Sole 24 OreFor this reason, the family of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia say they had filed a Suspicious Transaction Report last month with Latvia’s anti-money laundering authorities in an effort to hold one of its banks to account.The 31-page STR sent to Latvia’s Office for the Prevention of Laundering of Proceeds Derived from Criminal Activity, outlines the names of individuals that Caruana Galizia had been investigating and their connection to a coordinated money laundering network run by the Latvian ABLV Bank.  The family believes that those involved ‘are connected to her subsequent murder.’Much like the efforts of Caruana Galizia to investigate the similarly dubious Pilatus Bank and her eventual coordinated assassination, Latvian lawyer Martin Bunkus had also sought to bring an end to ABLV Bank. Bunkus was latterly murdered ‘in a well-planned attack, just seven months later.’They state that this will be the only way ‘to continue forcing accountability and to activate judicial authorities, though the responsibility for achieving this is not ours alone.’They conclude by saying that ‘We hope that this report brings new evidence to light, helps authorities across Europe bring criminals to justice and helps authorities prevent more murders by taking action to end impunity for the crimes and criminal networks that Daphne Caruana Galizia investigated and exposed. We also hope that others will recognise that they too are able to force accountability and will be inspired to take the necessary action to end impunity and restore the rule of law.’WhatsApplast_img read more