Month: July 2019

  • SAINTS produced an outstanding performance full of

    first_imgSAINTS produced an outstanding performance full of passion and never say defence to beat Wigan 16-12 at DW Stadium.A Tommy Makinson double and another from Captain fantastic Paul Wellens sent Nathan Brown’s men three points clear at the top of the Super League table.But this win was more than getting one over your local rivals – it was about guile, commitment effort and never giving up.So much so that when Wigan had repeated sets on Saints line at the death and almost threatened a famous comeback, the attitude to keep the Warriors’ at bay was breathtaking.In the end, a wonderful tackle from Mark Percival on Anthony Gelling sealed the match for Saints in the last second.Thing is, we all knew it was coming as a finale that like was always on the cards after it was tied four apiece at half time following tries from Joe Burgess and Tommy Makinson.Wigan scored after nine minutes as Saints failed to deal with a chip through but wonderful pass from Mark Flanagan – for the second week in a row – ensured the visitors drew level.Paul Wellens’ opportunistic score put Saints ahead in the second half but they couldn’t make their  overall domination count – and Josh Charnley made them pay.But Saints showed their resolve going ahead with Mark Percival’s penalty and then a wonder try from Makinson – right before the last minute defensive heroics.Team news saw Saints Alex Walmsley returning from suspension and straight into the front row with 18-year-old Greg Richards.That left a strong looking bench of Willie Manu, Mose Masoe and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook with Luke Thompson.Bone crunching defence was the order of the day in the early stages with Saints in particular putting in huge hits all over the park.But a break on six minutes from Charnley gave Wigan a penalty and the impetus.He broke through from Walsh’s clearing kick and from the resulting infringement the Warriors gained a drop out.Wigan then pounded the line, pushed it left on the last and Joe Burgess collected a nice chip.Matty Smith missing the tricky conversion.It was the last thing Saints probably deserved after their opening charge – but showed how clinical Wigan are with the ball in hand.A clearing Walsh kick brought some respite in the 15th minute but a penalty from the resultant scrum and then a repeat set that never was brought more pressure.Saints withstood it though before Wigan forced them back into their own area once again.A Wigan drop out gave Saints their first real attacking set in the Warriors’ half and they didn’t disappoint.Mose Masoe set it up with a great run before Mark Flanagan flipped it out the back for Tommy Makinson to go over in the corner.The try-scorer missed the conversion – with Walsh off the field injured.It was tied 4-4 but on 28 minutes Wigan got a penalty they simply didn’t deserve – the touch-judge saying Masoe came in late after the Warriors were called for a forward pass.It was harsh and Wigan gained a drop out after Saints repelled borders.Saints finally got their first penalty on 30 minutes and immediately put Wigan on the rack with a repeat set.They then gained a penalty they opted to run… and the ball went to ground.But they continued to come and forced another drop out in the final five minutes – without any luck.Tied 4-4 at half time the game was in the balance – but Saints broke the deadlock just two minutes into the second half.Mark Percival forced an error in midfield and after five strong drives Wilkin’s kick was knocked back by Saints and Paul Wellens mopped up.Saints had their tails up and their defence was rocking Wigan right back on their heels.Massive hits from Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Wilkin and the impressive Masoe meant the Warriors were coming out of their own 20 on every set.And on 55 minutes that defence almost made all the difference.Saints forced another repeat after a Hohaia chip through but they lost the ball in the most crucial of moments.That gave Wigan a welcome break and they made no mistake; Charnley finishing off a great Wigan move to level it up.Percival showed great nerve to make it 10-8 with a penalty but then Makinson produced another special.Jordan Turner did the damage out on the right drawing in men but his winger scorched down the right hand side, beat two defenders and put down.Percival gloriously slotting from the touchline with the conversion.Wigan weren’t done though and they kept pounding the Saints line.In the final ten minutes they were given five penalties, had two repeat sets and had a Burgess’ try  correctly chalked off for a double movement.Charnley did get over for his second with two minutes to go, but despite those penalties, Saints were simply not going to let this go.And Percival’s tackle on Gelling in the last second summed it up. He went mental, as did the fans, and the coaching staff.It meant that much.As it happened.Match Summary:Warriors: Tries: Burgess, Charnley (2)Goals: Smith (0 from 3)Saints: Tries: Makinson (2), WellensGoals: Makinson (0 from 2), Percival (1 from 2)Penalties: Warriors: 11Saints: 5HT: 4-4FT: 16-12REF: Phil BenthamATT: 20,224Teams:Warriors:1. Matty Bowen; 2. Josh Charnley, 23. Dan Sarginson, 5. Anthony Gelling, 32. Joe Burgess; 19. Sam Powell, 7. Matty Smith; 10. Ben Flower, 27. George Williams, 16. Gil Dudson, 14. Jack Hughes, 25. John Bateman, 13. Sean O’Loughlin.Subs: 8. Scott Taylor, 17. Dominic Crosby, 28. Jordan James, 42. Jamie Doran.Saints:17. Paul Wellens; 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 22. Mark Percival, 5. Adam Swift; 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Luke Walsh; 27. Greg Richards, 9. James Roby, 18. Alex Walmsley, 15. Mark Flanagan, 12. Jon Wilkin, 11. Sia Soliola.Subs: 8. Mose Masoe, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 13. Willie Manu, 28. Luke Thompson.last_img read more

  • 48th annual Wilmington Antique Show Sale begins Friday

    first_img Show times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.Tickets are $8 at the door and cover admission for all three days of the show.The event will feature 35 dealers from several states offering items like early American furniture, vintage jewelry, silver, fine china, crystal, paintings and more.Related Article: Construction underway for Pier 33 apartments in downtown Wilmington“We have Bob Warren, who is considered our appraiser, so if you want to bring something in, he will tell you what it’s worth,” Wilmington Antique Show & Sale Co-Chair Teresa Lee said.The event will also feature a silent auction benefiting the Brigade Boys & Girls Club.For more information about the Wilmington Antique Show & Sale, click here. Vendors prepare for Wilmington Antique Show & Sale (Photo: Sarah Johnson/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Organizers and vendors were gearing up for the 48th annual Wilmington Antique Show & Sale on Thursday afternoon at the Coastline Conference and Event Center in downtown Wilmington.The three day event begins Friday and runs through Sunday.- Advertisement – last_img read more

  • Neighbors get look at new plans for The Avenue along Military Cutoff

    first_imgNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – More development could be on the way to north Military Cutoff Road. This time a familiar project could return and break ground.(Carroll Companies)“The Avenue” has been in the works for years coming south of Station Road. That was until the developer pulled requests for construction.- Advertisement – Condominiums, apartment like units, shops and a hotel all originally a part of “The Avenue”. That much congestion had city officials wary to approve it given Military Cutoff’s current issues with traffic.Now developers are letting the public see the project with an updated plan to address the issue.The meeting also comes as Wilmington City leaders approved a 75 foot height allowance for Urban Mixed Use zoned projects. That was an issue the developer, Carroll Companies had nearly a year ago when submitting plans. Company CEO, Roy Carroll says the council approving the height allowance was not something he necessarily lobbied for.Related Article: Two charged in Wilmington kidnapping, shootingNeighbors talking and seeing the plans for the development had one key subject of concern: traffic.Neighborhood meeting (Andrew James WWAY)“For right now it’s going to be a little bit hectic,” said Joe Newberry who lives in Landfall.Neighbors know the Arboretum East and West are on the way. The same concerns that led to apprehension in 2017 to “The Avenue” continue.“We’re very concerned about the traffic on Military Cutoff,” said Sharon Jenks.That concern had neighbors pack the public meeting hosted by the project developer Carroll Companies.Company CEO Roy Carroll says they are back with the project after conducting a traffic analysis.“our traffic improvements are over two and a half million dollars. We’re basically adding a third lane to Military Cutoff that’s over six tenths of a mile.”The company also updating plans to scale back of the commercial side of the project.“Our goal is that we have upscale shops and high-end residential and just the nature of the shops, the fact that they’re more boutique shops and not Walgreens or McDonald’s type stores and restaurants and that in itself lowers the traffic generation quite a bit,” said Carroll adding that,”Roughly we’re twenty twenty-five percent less traffic than what we had initially.”Carroll adds that the encompassing 500 residential units will be built over a decade and not all at once. He adds that initially there will be 100 age-restricted units specifically for either single or multifamily style housing.For Jenks, she hopes the developer and the city look at one major factor before approving anything.“Honestly if that space is going to be developed, maybe the time to do it is after the work gets done on the Eastwood, Military Cutoff exchange and we see what the impacts of traffic are going to be on Military Cutoff.”Carroll plans to submit a special use  permit to begin construction to the city before next week’s planning board meeting on May 2nd.He hopes the changes they make will influence the city planners and council to give “The Avenue the green light.last_img read more

  • AG files more lawsuits against companies for price gouging in Wilmington

    first_imgLarge limbs from stately magnolia trees were brought down by the hurricane-force winds. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein filed two separate price gouging lawsuits today. Both involve tree removal in the Wilmington area after Hurricane Florence.The first suit alleges Kentucky-based Action Tree Pros and Premier Landscaping and Lawn Care charged excessive prices for tree removal services, including $29,500 to remove one tree.- Advertisement – The other accuses Scotts Tree Service of charging an excessive amount, adding inflated prices to a previously signed statement of work, and sending a falsified estimate to a debt collection agency.“Each of these cases is a perfect example of why we have a price gouging statute in North Carolina,” said AG Stein. “These out-of-state operators inflate their prices to take advantage of people’s vulnerability as they try to cope with the effects of Hurricane Florence. It’s heartless, illegal, and my office will not allow it.”More on Action Tree Pros and Premier Landscaping and Lawn Care complaintRelated Article: OpenTable: Rx Restaurant ranked among best southern restaurantsMore on Scotts Tree Service complaintlast_img read more

  • Wilmington Police investigating 3 shootings within 1 hour Tuesday

    first_img The second one happened at 10:30 a.m. in the 600 block of North 11th Street. No injuries were reported at either, but there was damage to some homes.Dandron said the third shooting happened at 11:10 a.m. on Wayne Drive. She said several rounds were fired. She said a car with a person inside was hit with a bullet and the vehicle spun out of control. Dandron said the person got out of the car and ran.Dandron said no one was hit with any of the bullets, but someone who heard the gunfire ran and was injured while trying to get away.Related Article: Officials: 9 inmates injured in North Carolina prison riotNo other injuries are reported. Police are still looking for a suspect.Yesterday, the police department asked for help after they said officers had responded to 20 Shotspotter alerts each with multiple rounds from districts which cover the Creekwood community, Castle and Meares streets over the past four days. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Police Department is investigating three shootings that they say happened within an hour Tuesday morning.Wilmington Police spokeswoman Jennifer Dandron said the first one happened at 10:15 a.m. in the 400 block of Mercer Avenue.- Advertisement – last_img read more

  • 911 call reveals new information about Wilmington murder

    first_imgDeAundre Sansbury (Photo: Facebook) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — After a man was shot and killed Sunday night in Wilmington, a newly released 911 call paints a better picture of the scene.After 43-year-old DeAundre Sansbury was allegedly shot and killed by 33-year-old Jody Farrow in Wilmington Sunday night, he was found by a friend who then rushed up the road to a gas station to call 911.- Advertisement – “I have a guy that came in the store and he told me to dial 911 cause his friend got shot in the head,” says the gas station worker, who then puts the friend on the phone.“I don’t have any service on my phone so I had to leave my house to come to the gas station nearby,” he tells the 911 operator.After realizing the caller is not with Sansbury, the 911 operator asks how bad his condition is.Related Article: Jury selection begins in 2017 Monkey Junction murder“Is he awake?” the 911 Operator asks. “I did not get a pulse,” the caller says. “Is he breathing?” the 911 Operator asks. “No ma’am,” the caller says.The operator then offers to give the caller CPR instructions before he goes back to the house.“You don’t have a way to call back once you get there so I can give you CPR instructions?” the 911 operator asks. “Um, honestly I do know CPR, but I honestly think it might be too late for that but I will try it,” the caller says.Before hanging up, the 911 operator asks the caller if he knows where the shooter is.“Where’s the person that shot them?” the operator asks. “I don’t know, I have a feeling on who it is, but there’s no one else at my house right now. My roommate’s car is gone, I just got off work,” the caller says.Sansbury was pronounced dead when crews arrived, and Farrow was arrested by Wilmington Police shortly after. Investigators have not released any other information at this time.We spoke to family members and friends of Sansbury who told us he was a genuinely loving and caring person, and they are struggling with the news of his death.last_img read more

  • Literacy Bridge seeks a lead Software DeveloperUK minister commends CTOs work while

    first_imgAdvertisement The role would start on a 20 hr/week contract basis with the goal of transitioning to full-time employment.  The ideal candidate will have strong technical and people/leadership skills, because the job involves coding as well as supporting and nurturing volunteer software developers across Africa and the rest of the world so they can learn to contribute to the project and build new apps for it.What is required:– 3-5 years of experience in C:  very comfortable with pointers, linked lists, complex data structures, basic file system operations, and use of NOR/AND/OR binary operations to pack lots of data into a few bytes; follows good coding practices, such as explicit casts to avoid hard-to-find bugs – Advertisement – – Works well with a virtual team of developers spread across multiple timezones– Experience as a mentor or as a community/team leader– Good email and writing skills: writes professional, cordial, and clear explanations of technical problems and solutionsThe best candidates will have some experience in at least one of the areas below:– open source project work with a diverse developer community– embedded development– writing parsers or data serializers– development of complex web applications or XPath, XSLT, or SMIL apps– tech support for end usersWhat is not necessary:– no need for experience with Microsoft MFC, .Net, or any other standard libraries (not applicable for embedded code)– no need for experience with audio processing since the Talking Book uses existing audio libraries to handle playback and recording  (contact [email protected])last_img read more

  • MTN Uganda submits its 1 per cent rural communication development levy

    first_imgAdvertisement Speaking in Kampala on Tuesday, during MTN Uganda’s handover of its 1 per cent commitment levy to the commission, Mr Godfrey Mutabazi, the UCC executive director, said the commission seeks to leverage investment in rural areas where they are socially desirable but not economically viable.The Communication Act (1997) under which UCC was established, mandates the commission to, among others, establish and operate a Universal Access Fund for the growth of rural communications.The scheme requires players to annually submit 1 per cent of their revenue after a review and certification of their audited books. On Tuesday MTN Uganda submitted Shs7.8 billion to the commission indicating that the telecommunications giant posted a profit of Shs78 billion in the 2010 financial year. – Advertisement – The fund is used in the development of internet communications and extension of public pay phones in rural areas.The scheme has also been used to help about 500 governments –aided schools in acquiring ICT laboratories so as to increase access to and usage of ICT in secondary schools.Source: Daily Monitor Newslast_img read more

  • Community Mapping Open Development in Dar Es Salaam

    first_imgAdvertisement In an effort supported through a unique partnership between The World Bank and Twaweza, a regional ICT NGO, an impressive array of civic actors are leveraging information and communication technologies (ICTs) to create a new approach to this challenge in Tandale Ward, a vibrant unplanned community a few kilometers west of Dar Es Salaam’s city center. With facilitation from Ground Truth, the creators of Map Kibera, students from Ardhi University’s School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP) and residents of Tandale spent much of August using GPS units to collect a wide range of public data points, from school and public toilets to health clinics and trash dumps. Using free and open source software, these volunteers loaded these data onto Open Street Map (OSM), a freely accessible online map.The effort in Tandale is a an ongoing experiment in what Aleem Walji describes as the shift from open data to open development, where “citizen data and user generated content [can create] opportunities for Governments to listen better to their people and be more responsive to their constituents.” The easily expandable, interactive map is a new information resource for the community, as well as a powerful point of reference for discussion and decision-making in government about upcoming infrastructure upgrades.The map’s granular, community-level open data provides new opportunities for what Harvard urban economist Edward Glaeser characterizes as “self-protecting urban innovation, cities’ abilities to generate the information needed to solve their own problems.” On top of this data, technologists and issue experts can build tools to help both better understand and better respond to the most pressing problems facing the city. Within days of the initial mapping, Ramani Tandale, a website that allows residents to report flooding, broken street lights and other problems to online map, was launched. In the future, teams of developers and community leaders in Dar Es Salaam could build smart phone applications for tracking of solid waste collection, web visualizations of drainage catchment areas, or a dashboard to help public service providers better manage citizen requests. – Advertisement – As we continue to draw lessons from Tandale, it is clear that a network of civic actors, encouraged by local public service providers, can use low cost technology to create new opportunities for accountability, enable data-driven government policy making and create a more inclusive and open development process.last_img read more

  • Two Israeli Teenagers Held Over Web Attacks

    first_imgImage Credit: Advertisement Two Israeli teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of running a service that allowed paying customers to attack websites.The vDos service the pair are suspected to have run bombarded target sites with data, seeking to knock them offline.The vDos website went offline shortly before the men were taken into custody. – Advertisement – The arrests came soon after cyber-security expert Brian Krebs posted a lengthy article claiming to expose the controllers of the vDos service.But an Israeli police spokesman told Israeli newspaper Haaretz the arrests had come after a tip-off from the FBI.Haaretz and The Marker reported that Itay Huri and Yarden Bidani, both 18, had been put under house arrest for 10 days.Both had posted a bail payment of about $10,000.And they had had to surrender their passports and were barred from using the net or any other communication device for 30 days.Mr Krebs said he had based his article on a cache of information stolen from the service that he said had been passed to him by an informant.The two men named in the stolen information as controllers of vDos have the same names as the two people arrested in Israel.Mr Krebs claimed the site’s controllers had been “not terribly careful to cover their tracks” , using email addresses and phone numbers on sites connected to vDos that could be directly connected to them.He said the stolen data indicated the vDos service had generated $600,000 over the past two years by helping to co-ordinate more than 150,000 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.And vDos had charged between $30 and $200 a month for each attack.Mr Krebs wrote: “To say that vDos has been responsible for a majority of the DDoS attacks clogging up the internet over the past few years would be an understatement.”Mr Krebs’s site came under a heavy DDoS attack soon after the article about vDos was published.The UK’s Imperial College, game site and security company were reportedly victims of vDos sourced attacks.One quirk of the service was that it had a policy of never attacking websites located in Israel.Source: BBC Newslast_img read more