Month: July 2019

Imposing benefit sanctions on disabled people is c

first_imgImposing benefit sanctions on disabled people is counter-productive, ineffective and “probably too dangerous”, a trio of experts have told MPs.The Commons work and pensions committee also heard that the failure of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to research the impact of its sanctions regime was “a real dereliction”.And the MPs were told that the only reason the government had not abandoned the use of sanctions for claimants of employment and support allowance (ESA) – the out-of-work sickness and disability benefit – was because of “embarrassment”.Dr David Webster (pictured), a leading researcher on unemployment and sanctions at the University of Glasgow, told the committee that research was clear that sanctioning sick and disabled people was “counter-productive”.He and other experts were giving evidence to the committee as part of its inquiry into the benefit sanctions regime.Webster said that the increasingly harsh sanctions system had turned “a perfectly acceptable social insurance system into a sort of penal system”.Although sanctioning non-disabled unemployed people does push them into work sooner, he said, those jobs are of lower quality and there are “a whole lot of damaging effects on health, family relationships, debt and so on”.And he described a recent visit to a Glasgow jobcentre, in which staff described how they had not immediately sanctioned a claimant who had missed several work-related interviews, but instead sent a member of staff to his home to check up on him.Webster said: “They had found this person had severe mental health problems and was suicidal.“If they had not taken that sensible approach they would have had another national scandal on their hands.”Webster said the only reason DWP did not abandon ESA sanctions when the National Audit Office reported in November 2016 that their use led to a fall in the time claimants spent in work was because of “embarrassment”.And he warned that it was impossible to tell from DWP statistics how many claimants of the new universal credit (UC) who had been sanctioned were sick and disabled people.He also said it was a “bit of a puzzle” why the rate of sanctions under UC was so much higher than under the mainstream jobseeker’s allowance (JSA).And he pointed out that DWP was unable to say how many benefit claimants have had “escalated” sanctions – where a harsher sanction is imposed for a second “failure” within 12 months, one of the main features of the government’s 2012 welfare reforms – which he said was “very strange indeed”.Tony Wilson, director of policy and research at the Learning and Work Institute, said the use of sanctions by DWP had become “almost an objective in itself”, producing a system where about one in four jobseekers are sanctioned.He said the government’s failure to carry out any research into the impact of sanctions was “a real dereliction” by DWP.He said: “This is the only major welfare reform introduced after 2010 that was not evaluated.“There has been no attempt to evaluate the impact of sanctions, there has been no attempt to understand what are the impacts on individuals.”He joined Webster in criticising the use of sanctions on ESA claimants, and also pointed to “hugely worrying” findings by researcher Ben Baumberg Geiger that disabled JSA claimants were more likely to be sanctioned than non-disabled JSA claimants.Baumberg Geiger found that disabled people claiming JSA were between 26 and 53 per cent more likely to be sanctioned than non-disabled claimants between 2010 and 2014.JSA claimants can lose all their benefits for between four weeks and three years if they breach strict conditions.A third witness who gave evidence to the inquiry, Matthew Oakley, who carried out an independent review of JSA sanctions for the government in 2013, also criticised the use of sanctions on ESA claimants.He said: “We shouldn’t be sanctioning disabled people, people with serious health conditions. It is probably too dangerous.“People with quite severe mental health conditions, the last thing you would want to do to that person is send them a letter in the post saying we are going to take your money away from you.”last_img read more

VIDEO Artists Contemplate Homelessness Solutions

first_imgPoets got on their soapboxes, photographers and painters displayed their work, and screen-printers produced thought-provoking posters at Alley Cat Books on Friday, at the closing reception of an exhibition meant to rekindle some empathy with the homeless and ponder solutions.Among the suggestions floated by artists were ideas like adding a transfer tax on high-value property sales to help fund supportive services, investing in and creating tiny, mobile homes, and expanding the Undercover Project, in which artists and volunteers created blanket-coat hybrids that were passed around to homeless individuals during citywide sweeps related to the Super Bowl festivities. But above all, as San Francisco poet laureate Alejandro Murguía put it, they were there to ask the right questions. 0% Tags: arts • bookstores • homeless • housing Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

Trump Resistance Gallery Opening at MCCLA Tonight

first_imgThe Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is opening an “Exist and Resist” show tonight in protest of the inauguration of Donald Trump. The gallery opening follows protests throughout the day and comes a day before the Women’s March planned for downtown.The gallery will showcase a number of political art pieces — one projects Trump on a stick held by the angel of death alongside bloody dollar bills, while another has him as the face of a joker card. A room next to the gallery has been turned all white for “Illusions,” a show happening concurrently with “Exist and Resist” where more than a dozen artists dressed in white will paint the room with help from attendees dressed in black. The room will start empty and covered in white paper. Then 16 artists will enter and start performing, making music, and painting the walls. Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% The show is “a response to what is happening,” says Adrian Arias, an artist and curator of the show who immigrated from Peru and has lived in the United States for 16 years. Arias, who is putting on “Illusions” for the ninth time, is “disappointed for this new government, especially for the treatment against immigrants,” he said.“We are all immigrants, we have people from Chile, Peru, Spain, Bolivia, and also our roots, roots of people who were born here. There are roots from other countries,” he said. “And we have women, women protesting because Donald Trump hates women.”“For us, the show is to say we are not afraid,” Arias said, adding that he fears not only for his immigrant friends but also for artists as a whole, given reported plans to cut the national art budget. “For us, this is our revolutionary act to keep painting.”The gallery opening starts at 6 p.m. tonight and will go until 9:30 p.m.A piece from “Exist and Resist” at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts on January 20, 2017. Photo by Dora Luo.Adrian Arias at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts on January 20, 2017 for his show “Illusions.” Photo by Dora Luo. center_img 0%last_img read more

Homeless shelter at SF Mission school met with questions optimism from parents

first_img“When they come to school, they don’t want anyone to know they’re facing problems,” she said. As a result, Nunez said, their learning can suffer and, sometimes, they feel angry and have behavioral problems. Johanna Lopez Miyaki, whose daughter attends the school and who is active in the parent’s organization, said she recognized the need to help the students whose families are without housing, and she is interested in finding solutions. “But we’re not sure this should happen at a school — especially one like Buena Vista that’s in dire need of repairs and maintenance,” she said. Miyaki said the school has suffered from lack of lighting, dysfunctional bathrooms with no soap, crumbling walls and exposed wires, and a sparse janitorial staff. She said there’s asbestos mitigation in parts of the grounds. “We’re bringing on more to an already stressed school site,” she said. “I don’t think the proper planning is in place to take on such an ambition thing. And do it with dignity.”  Miyaki pointed to the fact that the gym has only one shower. “One shower for (that many) people,” she said, estimating the count of guests at the gym to be somewhere near 100 people. “I don’t even know how that’s possible.”  The school has 64 students who are without secure housing options, administrators say.  According to the plan, one of the school’s two gyms would be open to students and their families from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Cots and other equipment used by the families would be packed and put away by the start of school each day. In addition to giving students more stability, the move would also give families a better platform to find more permanent housing, according to advocates of the proposal. “Unfortunately, our housing crisis is so severe in San Francisco that teachers, students and administrators are spending an enormous amount of school time to address unsafe and insecure housing of students,” District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen said in a statement. Noticing the increasing number of housing-insecure students at the school, administrators approached Ronen with the plan a few months ago. Her office then explored the plan’s feasibility, including its legality and the potential for funding, according to Carolyn Goossen, Ronen’s chief of staff. Goossen estimated the project will cost between $700,000 and $900,000 a year, mostly for staffing. Ronen’s office hopes to get the funding into the mayor’s budget and the money would be taken out of the city’s General Fund, she said. None of the program’s costs would be covered by the school, according to a draft of the proposal. The money would fund three staffers for two different shifts as well as an unspecified number of custodians, according to the proposal. The money would also pay for beds, toiletry supplies, furniture, storage, clothes and first-aid. For meals, “brown bag” breakfasts would be provided, and a kitchen would potentially be used for warm evening meals. School and program staff would select the families eligible to participate. Some parents, however, say the plan is unfair. For years, they said, the school’s administration has neglected their concerns about poor facility conditions and a lack of resources for students who struggle academically. One mother who asked to remain anonymous because her daughter has a learning disability and she did not want to embarrass her, said the school had dragged its feet on finding help for students with learning disabilities. She said the school has a high IEP (or Individualized Education Program) population. “Whenever there’s a need, the administration tells us there isn’t enough resources — or parents ourselves have to solve it,” she said, also pointing the lack of maintenance at the school. Few examples of schools that double as shelters could be found around the country. Most often, schools will host the homeless population only in emergency situations.In New York City, however, a private Quaker school hosts 14 mostly employed homeless residents by night and serves them organic meals, but other examples are few and far between. Nonetheless, most parents found Buena Vista Horace Mann’s plan to be a compassionate move. “It’s great to find shelter and resources for these people,” said John Blair, who was dropping off his daughter at the school Wednesday morning. Of course, he said, “there would have to be some controls and protections around it.” Tags: Buena Vista Horace Mann School • homelessness Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0%center_img Buena Vista Horace Mann School could be hosting 20 homeless families in one of its gyms, come October, as part an ambitious — and some would say controversial — proposal to help the high number of homeless students at the school. Outside the K-8 Mission District school on Wednesday morning, many parents — aware of the population of homeless students at the school — supported the novel plan that would give students and their families a place to sleep every night. Yet some questioned whether such a plan was advisable, given the school’s limited resources and physical condition. “I’m very glad,” said Irma Nunez, a parent at the school, who has had experience working with homeless families and is a parent organizer with Jamestown Community Center. Nunez said that students without permanent homes are constantly worried about where they will sleep from day to day, have no place to concentrate on homework, and have no consistent access to warm showers and are regularly sick. last_img read more

SAINTS have listened to their fans and have revamp

first_imgSAINTS have listened to their fans and have revamped how they sell hot food items on matchday.Catering Operations Manager Phil Hornby said: “The reason why we have changed from selling all items of hot food to a smaller, improved range of products is for a number of reasons.“We would like to focus on delivering better quality products across Langtree Park, rather than offering a vast range of average products. We hope that in reducing the range in certain Kiosks, we are able to improve the quality of each product.“We are also looking to increase service speed and by tailoring the product offering to the facilities in the Kiosks we are aiming to reduce waiting time for the customers.“As such, we’ve introduced some new products which include a Hot’n’Spicy Chicken Burger, St Helens’ own Cottoms Hotpot Pies, Shirley’s house made Steak and Saints Gold Pie and Pepperoni Pizza Slices. As well as this, we’ve changed our Burger to a fresh, house-cooked Gourmet Burger; with improved meat content, cooked fresh on site with a new Cobbled Sesame seed bun, fresh iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and a Monterey Jack Cheese.“We’re also looking at our accompanying sauces, so why not try yours with Heinz Burger Sauce or for those that like something with a bit more bite, we have their Firecracker Sauce.”He continued: “These products won’t be sold in every Kiosk, but we’re certain the walk will be worth it once you try our new products. Why not take some time to check out our new products and give us your feedback on what you make of them.”Kiosk and Food Served:Karalius Bar (Solarking South West) – Gourmet Burgers, Chicken Burgers, Hot DogsPopular Side Bar (Hattons Solicitors West Stand) – Cottoms Hotpots, Shirley’s Steak & Saints Gold Pie, Pepperoni PizzaWide to West Bar (Hattons Solicitors West Stand) – Cottoms Hotpots, Shirley’s Steak & Saints Gold PieAussie Saint Bar (North) – Cottoms Hotpots, Shirley’s Steak & Saints Gold Pie, Hot DogsThe Marching Inn (North) – Peter’s PiesKiwi Saint Bar (North) – Gourmet Burgers, Chicken BurgersVoll’s Bar (East) – Cottoms Hotpots, Shirley’s Steak & Saints Gold PieThe Eddington Bar (East) – Cottoms Hotpots, Shirley’s Steak & Saints Gold Pie, Hot DogsMurphy’s Bar (Solarking SouthEast) – Cottoms Hotpots, Shirley’s Steak & Saints Gold Pie, Hot Dogs, Pepperoni Pizzalast_img read more

FOLLOWING advice from the local council and police

first_imgFOLLOWING advice from the local council and police, fans attending the London Broncos v St Helens game on Saturday April 27, kick-off 1pm are advised to arrive at the ground early (gates open from 10:30am) and to use public transport where possible.The game was originally scheduled for a 3pm kick-off but has been brought forward to 1pm so as not to clash with the Army v Navy at Twickenham Stadium which kick-off at 3pm.Tickets for Saints fixtures are now on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, online here, or by calling 01744 455 052.last_img

KYLE Amor believes intensity will be the key if Sa

first_imgKYLE Amor believes intensity will be the key if Saints want to reap the benefits of pre-season.The Grand Final winning forward is expecting his teammates to hit the ground running on Sunday when they line up to face Widnes.“The game will be a good sign of where we are as a team and our intensity will be important,” he explained. “We will need that intensity to ensure we put into practice what we have been doing in training. The two friendlies are an opportunity to do that and we’re looking forward to it.“It was a short turnaround from the Grand Final to pre-season but as soon as we got back we said the final was done for us. We said we did something good in 2014; now we can go on and do something great this year.“We put a lot of miles in our legs and look fit as a team. Now it’s about fine tuning our ball work to get ready for what is coming.“We’ve been working on some little things – subtle differences that aren’t probably noticeable to the fans, but they are important as we move forward.”Tickets for Sunday’s friendly at Langtree Park, which kicks off at 3pm, are on sale now from the Ticket Office, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.Prices in the Solarking South and Totally Wicked North Stands will be £12 for adults, £10 for concessions and Juniors £5.Hatton’s Solicitors West Terrace tickets are available for £10 (adult) £8 (concession), £5 (Junior).last_img read more

Saints have won two from two under Justin Holbrook

first_imgSaints have won two from two under Justin Holbrook and they’ll aim to keep up the pressure on the teams above them in the next two weeks.They face Castleford for the third time this season (fourth if you include the pre-season friendly) on June 4, before hosting Widnes on the following Friday.Saints will be seeking to avenge recent defeats to both sides and get themselves on the coat-tails of the top four.Tickets for both games are now on sale from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 and online.last_img

Last Ten MeetingsLeeds 24 St Helens 22 SLR20 2

first_imgLast Ten Meetings:Leeds 24, St Helens 22 (SLR20, 29/6/17) St Helens 6, Leeds 4 (SLR1, 9/2/17) St Helens 38, Leeds 34 (SLR12, 22/4/16) Leeds 30, St Helens 18 (SLR6, 18/3/16) Leeds 20, St Helens 13 (SLSF, 2/10/15) Leeds 18, St Helens 32 (SLS8-R4, 4/9/15) Leeds 24, St Helens 14 (CCSF, 31/7/15) (at Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington) Leeds 46, St Helens 18 (SLR20, 3/7/15) St Helens 16, Leeds 41 (SLR11, 17/4/15) Leeds 12, St Helens 13 (SLR25, 29/8/14)Super League Summary:Leeds won 30 (includes wins in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 Grand Finals; 1998, 2005, 2013 and 2015 play-offs) St Helens won 33 (includes wins in 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2008 play-offs)Highs and Lows:Leeds highest score: 74-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 70-0, H, 2004) St Helens highest score: 62-18 (H, 1999) (Widest margin: 56-10, H, 2004)Head to Heads: Milestones:Mark Percival needs one appearance to reach 100 for his career. He has played 95 games for St Helens since 2013, to go with 3 appearances for England (2016). He has also played 1 dual-registration game for Rochdale (2014).Tommy Makinson needs two tries to reach a career century of touchdowns. He has scored 95 times for St Helens since 2011, to go with 3 dual-registration scores for Rochdale (2013). He also made one non-scoring appearance for Whitehaven in the same season.Ryan Hall needs one appearance to reach 300 for Leeds. Hall made his Rhinos debut as a substitute in a 42-38 win against Bradford at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on 6 May 2007.James Roby needs three tries to reach 100 for St Helens. He has touched down 97 times in 393 games for the Saints since 2004.Super League Milestones:(Players reaching significant figures in Super League games only, including play-offs & Super League Super 8s)Rob Burrow needs two tries to draw level with David Hodgson in eighth place in the list of Super League’s all-time leaders.1 Danny McGuire (Leeds, 2001-present) 233 2 = Keith Senior (Leeds/Sheffield, 1996-2011), Paul Wellens (St Helens, 1998-2015) 199 4 Ryan Hall (Leeds, 2007-present) 186 5 Leon Pryce (Hull FC/Catalans Dragons/St Helens/Bradford, 1998-2016) 173 6 Ryan Atkins (Warrington/Wakefield, 2006-present) 171 7 Luke Dorn (Castleford/London Broncos/Harlequins/Salford, 2005-2016) 170 8 David Hodgson (Hull KR/Huddersfield/Salford/Wigan/Halifax, 1999-2014) 168 9 Rob Burrow (Leeds, 2001-present) 166 10 Kirk Yeaman (Hull FC, 2001-2016) 159Tommy Makinson – 1 appearance away from 150 (149 for St Helens, 2011-2017)Liam Sutcliffe – 1 appearance away from 100 (4 for Bradford, 2014 and 95 for Leeds, 2013-2017)Kallum Watkins – 1 try away from 100 (99 for Leeds, 2008-2017)Betfred Super League Leading Scorers:(League games & Super 8s only)Tries: 1 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 34 2 Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 20 3 = Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants), Albert Kelly (Hull FC), Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity) 18 6 = Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers), Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves), Joe Burgess (Wigan Warriors) 16 9 = Jamie Shaul (Hull FC), Joel Moon (Leeds Rhinos), Mason Caton-Brown (Wakefield Trinity) 15Goals: 1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 112 2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 81 3 Mark Percival (St Helens) 76 4 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 72 5 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 69 6 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 52 7 Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 48 8 Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils) 46 9 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 45 10 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 35Goals Percentage: 1 = Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 90.00 (81/90), Tony Gigot (Catalans Dragons) 90.00 (9/10) 3 Jake Connor (Hull FC) 86.95 (20/23) 4 Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) 85.71 (18/21) 5 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 85.18 (69/81) 6 Martyn Ridyard (Huddersfield Giants/Leigh Centurions) 84.84 (28/33) 7 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 83.72 (72/86) 8 Paul McShane (Castleford Tigers) 83.33 (10/12) 9 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 81.15 (112/138) 10 = Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 80.00 (48/60), Tommy Makinson (St Helens) 80.00 (8/10)Points: 1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 278 2 Mark Percival (St Helens) 208 3 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 184 4 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 150 5 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 148 6 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 136 7 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 123 8 Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 120 9 Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils) 116 10 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 111Table:POSTeamPWLDPFPADIFFPTS1Castleford Tigers262240849428421442Leeds Rhinos25169059153160323Hull FC25159158150774314Wakefield Trinity261412063659343285Saints2513111545440105276Salford Red Devils251312059855543267Wigan Warriors251111357355419258Huddersfield Giants25101235595104923last_img read more

Carolina Beach approves new golf cart ordinance

first_img Other rules include: Vehicles must have liability insuranceOperators must be at least 16 and have a valid driver’s licenseVehicles must not have more than allowed number of passengersAll passengers must be wearing NCDOT approved seat beltsVehicles must have fixed mirrors, head lights, tail lights and turn signals.All vehicles must be registered with the townNew rules take affect with new registrationNo one is allowed to stand in cart while in operationMust follow all applicable state and local laws, regulations and ordinances, including but not limited to those banning the possession and use of alcoholic beverages and other illegal drugsOpen containers of alcohol are prohibited on public roadsThe new rules start on January 1, 2018. The carts need to be in compliance when the owner registers the cart for a town permit.The full Golf Cart Ordinance is available here:  Agenda Item – Golf Cart Ordinance Amendment CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Carolina Beach town council approved an ordinance changing the rules for golf carts and low speed vehicles.After a period of public input, council members agreed vehicles are only allowed on streets posted 35 miles per hour or less, but you are allowed to cross roads with higher limits at intersections.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Ribbon cutting celebrates Belvilles new Town Hall

first_img This is the first structure the town has owned since 1977.The total cost of the project was $1.7 million and Belville Mayor Mike Allen said they stayed under budget and finished the construction on time.“We’re most thankful people of Belville, our citizens who have support us that we were able to give them this town hall which we hope they’ll be proud of and the growth that were having here in our region and the area and the pace we’re growing. This is what I kinda call the welcome to the new dawn,” Mayor Allen said.Related Article: Judge dismisses claims in H2GO caseThe Mayor also said he is excited to see the town continue to grow and wants the community to be proud of their new addition. BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Belville now has a new addition after the official grand opening of their town hall.An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony was held Saturday afternoon to show the community of Belville their brand new town hall.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Ribbon cutting opens I140 Wilmington Bypass sorta

first_img Friday as part of a ribbon cutting ceremony some corvette drivers got a sneak peak at the road that will soon be open to all drivers.“It is a difficult project. It had a lot of challenges, but as you can see today we are here and we have completed this project,” Chief Engineer Tim Little said.Drivers have been waiting for the I-140 Wilmington Bypass to ease construction and improve travel times.Related Article: NCDOT warns against taking prom photos on railroad tracks“This is not just a big thing for Brunswick County and New Hanover County, this is a big thing for all of North Carolina, because it’s a big step forward,” Sen. Bill Rabon said. “It shows us how to, how to do things right and what we can accomplish.”Construction began in 2000, there are 19 bridges in 8 miles but the overall project is 20 miles connecting New Hanover and Brunswick Counties like never before.“It will connect them, it will make movement in and around Wilmington much easier depending on where you’re going, access to the airport should be easier and also like I said as far as the commercial part of Wilmington freight moving in and around this area should be much easier,” Little said.Sen. Bill Rabon said he doubts the Cape Fear Skyway, a bridge that’s been discussed as part of a plan to extend I-140 around Leland and back across the river to Wilmington will happen, but that does not mean there won’t be more road projects coming down the pike.There are still a few final touches to make on the more than $400 million project before the new section opens to traffic.The DOT hopes it will be ready some time next week. BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A road project in the works since 2000 is almost done.  The ribbon cutting ceremony for the not quite open final section of the I-140 Wilmington Bypass was held this morning.For more than 20 years crews have been working to build a highway around Wilmington.- Advertisement – last_img read more

WINGS UP UNCWs biggest class graduates

first_img “I’m really thankful to be a part of this university. I learned a whole lot and I’m ready to take these lessons out to the real world,” graduate Noah Miyazaki said.The class of 2018 has more than 2,000 undergraduates this year and even had to add an additional ceremony. Graduate Miyazaki said the hassle was worth the tassel as he walked across the stage.“Definitely enjoy while you’re here, take your time figure out something you really enjoy doing and try to learn about that. You want to find something that you are passionate about,” Miyazaki said.Related Article: Crews respond to fire at abandoned apartment complex near UNCWMeanwhile, parents soaked up the moment as well.“It’s amazing. I haven’t cried all day. I’ve kept it together but I am very, very, very proud of him. He’s worked really hard to get where he is,” proud parent Amy Bowen said.Amy Bowen said watching her only son earn his degree was a dream come true. She said this weekend of celebration is also full of emotions.“Just embrace the moment and be present and give yourself a pat on the back because you’ve done such a good job of raising your child and getting them to this point so just embrace it,” Bowen said. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s May and that means another class graduates from UNCW. This year the university is saying congratulations to their biggest class yet.They even added an additional commencement ceremony.- Advertisement – last_img read more

StepUp Wilmington steps up to help locals find jobs

first_img To learn more, visit WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — StepUp Wilmington, formerly known as Phoenix Hometown Hires, is trying to place 1,000 people in jobs over the next 4 years with an average wage of $11.50 or higher.Two special guests came by WWAY to talk about their organization and goals. Take a listen.- Advertisement – last_img

CFPUA Grease debris caused sewage spill

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority says grease and debris accumulating in the line from a missing manhole ring and cover led to a sewage spill last night.CFPUA says the spill started at 5:25 p.m. between the 600 and 700 blocks of Wellington Ave. The utility estimates 2,035 gallons of sewage reached a nearby storm drain tributary to Greenfield Lake. Crews cleared the blockage stopping the spill at 6:20 pm.- Advertisement – CFPUA says the area has been cleaned, and the spill was reported to the N.C. Division of Water Quality. The CFPUA laboratory will collect samples in the area to to determine environmental impacts.Utilities routinely remind customers not to pour grease down drains. Click here for more information on how to properly dispose of grease.last_img read more

Man charged in connection with Brunswick Co mans murder

first_imgKevin Stanley (Credit: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) LITTLE RIVER, SC (WWAY/WPDE) — Horry County Police have arrested the man they believe killed a Brunswick County man in December.Kevin Stanley, 37, was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center Tuesday on the charges of murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and obstructing justice.Brian Scott Nunn, 42, was found dead in Little River, SC, on Dec. 22, 2018. (Photo: HCPD)- Advertisement – Stanley is charged in connection with the death of 42-year-old Brian Nunn, of Shallotte.Horry County Police Department says Nunn was found dead in the passenger seat of a vehicle off James Bellamy Circle and Highway 111 in the Little River area on December 22.HCPD says their investigation shows Stanley shot Nunn multiple times with a handgun.last_img read more

Light bulb sparks fire at West Bladen High School

first_img Firefighters were on scene to access the fire which was contained to the mat in the gym. Bladen County Schools’ maintenance personnel placed floor fans in the gym to dissipate the smoke.An area in center court approximately 6 feet by 6 feet  was damaged and will need to be repaired or replaced. BLADENBORO, NC (WWAY)– No injuries were reported as a result of a small electrical fire Thursday morning at West Bladen High School, shortly after school personnel arrived to work at 7:30 a.m.A short burst of flames came from one of the ceiling lights in the main gym. The light bulb fell to the floor and melted a rubber practice mat used for cheerleading practice. A school custodian was able to extinguish the fire.- Advertisement – last_img

PD is calling on Malta and the EU to declare a Climate

first_img SharePrint Partit Demokratiku (PD) said that increased evidence is showing that climate change is not only making the world more difficult to live in but is also threatening the survival of the human race.In a press release the PD is urging Malta and the European Union to follow the British Parliament example and declare a Climate Emergency. They believe that it is an issue that we cannot afford to ignore and that everyone should unite to combat the adversity.The PD state that the dangers are growing daily and that we will soon reach a point of no return if nothing stays undone. They believe that it is fundamental for leaders to take a stand and act out of moral duty.One imminent threat that the PD focused on is the release of methane from melting permafrost. PD MEP candidate Camilla Appelgren said that methane is a greenhouse gas hat is up to 30 times more impactful that Co2. She also warns that with the warming climate the permafrost in Siberia will melt and release methane which make more permafrost melt creating a global catastrophe.Sliema Local Council candidate for the PD Timothy Alden added that Malta should not think that it is too small to make a difference and should show leadership on the issue, and convince opinion leaders and the European Union to take declare a Climate Emergency.Climate Change is one of the pillars of the PD EP electoral manifesto.WhatsApp <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

New Innovation offers longdistance foreplay Video

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Event Monitor Publications Limited Career Fair

first_imgCareer Fairs. Image Credit: Redpepper Advertisement Monitor Publications Limited (MPL), will hold their 3rd Career Fair on March 11th at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) from 9am to 5pm, under the theme: “The Youthful Entrepreneur: Innovate or Die!”MPL is reaching out to all readers especially the entrepreneurs to attend the Career Fair.Through the career fair, we are creating a platform for budding entrepreneurs to meet with successful entrepreneurs and for those looking for employment to meet with employers,” said Mr Moses Ssesanga, the MPL Head of Human Resources.Don’t miss out being educated by experienced and well-known speakers, including: Ethan Musolini; a world class motivational speaker and personnel consultant, Charles Ocici; Executive Director of Enterprise Uganda, James Tumusiimwe; Group Chairman of the Fountain Group, Samuel Bakutana; Africa’s New Generation Leadership Consultant, Inspirational Speaker and Personal Development Author, Stephen Mukweli; Managing Director Post Bank, Bettina Tumuhaise; Former KFM music and Apollo Balya.last_img read more