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Disabled people must push the government hard as i

first_imgDisabled people must push the government hard as it negotiates its withdrawal from the European Union (EU), because the terms of the Brexit deal are likely to have a significant impact on disability rights in the UK, according to a leading academic.Professor Anna Lawson, head of the Centre for Disability Studies and the new Disability Law Hub at the University of Leeds, said that a so-called “hard Brexit” – in which the UK withdraws from the EU single market as well as political union – was likely to damage the rights of disabled people in this country more than a deal that allowed the UK to stay in the EU single market.She told Disability Rights UK’s annual conference in north London that disabled people and their organisations would need to pressure the UK government to explain how it would fill the “disability gap” between the rights that are currently in place and those that will exist after Brexit.Lawson (pictured, speaking to the conference) said that a “soft” Brexit would mean the UK staying in the EU single market, and therefore benefiting from all the legal protections that offers, such as laws on assistance with public transport and non-discrimination.She said: “So many of the disability-related rights and policies conferred by EU law will continue to be binding on the UK if we remain part of the single market.”But leaving the single market would mean that disabled people would have to pressure the government to fill in more gaps in protection currently offered by EU membership, such as in procurement law, and disabled passengers’ rights when travelling on planes or ships.The EU has also agreed new laws on public sector website accessibility, and has proposed a new European Accessibility Act.Lawson said the benefits of the accessibility act could “trickle down” to disabled people in the UK even if there is a hard Brexit, because designers and manufacturers in the other countries in the single market would be bound by it.Leaving the single market would also mean the loss of freedom of movement, which would affect disabled people’s ability to recruit personal assistants from EU countries, and the recruitment of NHS staff.But Lawson said that even if there was a hard Brexit, the EU was likely to continue to influence disability rights in the UK, with campaigners able to use any EU legislative improvements as a bargaining tool domestically.She said: “The bigger question is what does the UK need to do to fill any disability gap that would open up.“There will be a much bigger gap if we leave the single market.”She also pointed to EU funding that has been awarded to disabled people’s organisations (DPOs), and added: “We need to make sure disabled people do not suffer because the funding isn’t available to DPOs [after Brexit].”She said it was important to ensure that any replacement funding from the UK government had the same requirements for accessibility and non-discrimination as EU funding.Lawson said it would be vital to assess which disability-related rights would be affected by Brexit, so disabled people know “what is at stake and what is the size of the gap”.She said Disability Rights UK was surveying disabled people, DPOs and voluntary organisations to ask them how much EU funding they have received and the kind of projects it has funded, in a bid to “use that to influence the UK in terms of what it needs to be thinking of in the coming years”.Lawson also appealed to DPOs to continue to be involved in dialogue and collaborations with other DPOs across Europe.She said: “This matters, because what happens at EU level is still going to be a really influential bargaining tool for us with the UK government.“If much stronger disability rights protections are developed at EU level, even after we have left, we can use that as bargaining tools with the UK government.”Lawson also warned that the government’s threat to quit the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), and replace it with a British bill of rights – unconnected to Brexit – was “something we as disabled people would need to campaign very hard against”.last_img read more

Five userled organisations have secured £150000

first_imgFive user-led organisations have secured £150,000 for a research project that will set up what it is believed will be the UK’s first cooperatives for disabled people who receive care funding through personal budgets.The project, led by Cheshire Centre for Independent Living, aims to work with disabled people who receive personal care or personal health budgets and want control over their support but do not want to become a direct employer of their personal assistants (PAs).It is one of 10 schemes across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that have been handed funds in the latest tranche of awards from the five-year, £5 million Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL) research programme.Cheshire CIL (pictured) and its partners aim to set up two or three small user-controlled cooperatives in the north-west of England, each of which would act as a PA agency, pooling the skills and experiences of a small number of disabled people, and spreading the costs of employing PAs between them.The hope is that each co-operative will begin with up to half a dozen disabled people pooling their resources and together employing a small team of PAs, with the PAs and the disabled people all being members of the co-operative.The first co-operative is likely to start operating within the next six months.The other four disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) involved in the project are Breakthrough UK, Disability Equality North West, Disability Association Carlisle and Eden, and Merseyside Disability Federation.Tom Hendrie, head of policy and communications at Cheshire CIL, said the five DPOs, which cover Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside and Lancashire, had worked closely together for many years and were “really excited” about the new project.He said: “The more control that is in the hands of disabled people the better.“This falls between the model of lots of individual employers and the traditional model of an agency that is not run by people who use the services.“More and more people are getting packages that are too small to employ someone.“People may be getting only the equivalent of a couple of hours a week so they can’t find someone to employ directly and they are obliged to go to an agency.“This is an attempt to bring together all those little packages and retain the kind of control that people would have if they employed people directly.”He added: “If a PA goes off sick or on holiday at the moment it is quite hard to find a replacement without going to one of the traditional agencies.”A co-operative model is likely to be particularly useful, he said, because of the social care funding crisis, with many disabled people who have been PA employers for many years now struggling with smaller care packages.And because the co-operatives will be non-profit, costs should be lower.Hendrie said the consortium would like to hear from other DPOs interested in setting up similar schemes.DRILL has also announced nine other recipients of funding this week.In England, The Alliance for Inclusive Education has secured £40,000 to lead a project to examine the impact of accessibility plans – introduced under the Equality Act 2010 – on inclusive education, and the possible gaps between what is set out in law and the practice of schools and other education providers.The hope is that the research will explain a reported increase in requests for disabled pupils and students to transfer into special rather than mainstream education.Black and minority ethnic people living with sickle cell disease (SCD) will lead the advisory group on a two-year research project, led by De Montfort University, to examine the “barriers and enablers to employment” facing people with SCD, with £100,000 DRILL funding.The self-advocacy organisation My Life My Choice will co-produce a research project with the National Development Team for Inclusion, with £40,000 funding, looking at the barriers faced by people with learning difficulties in developing and sustaining sexual relationships.And the Shaping Our Lives network of service-users, together with the University of Worcester and the Foster Care Co-operative, will work with four fostering agencies over two years to examine how to challenge the barriers that prevent disabled people from becoming foster carers, while co-producing a toolkit and detailed guidance, with £140,000 DRILL funding.Carmarthenshire People First, in Wales, will work with My Life My Choice and People First Dorset, the Welsh community interest company Barod – which grew out of the Welsh People First movement – and Social Firms Wales to examine how to support self-advocacy organisations, and individuals with learning difficulties, to generate income and employment, through £150,000 of DRILL funding.In Scotland, DRILL has provided £82,000 to fund a project that will seek to improve the design and “findability” of accessible toilets when travelling, which will be co-produced by the Scottish Alumni group of people with dementia and led by the Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia.DRILL is also providing £150,000 funding for each of three projects in Northern Ireland.Disabled researchers will work on a project, led by the Mental Health Foundation, to co-produce a physical activity programme for people with mental health conditions.A two-year project, led by the British Deaf Association, will investigate the barriers to the justice system faced by deaf people in Northern Ireland.And Positive Futures will lead a two-year project to secure the right support within the criminal justice system for people with learning difficulties who have been victims of sexual violence.DRILL is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, and delivered by Disability Rights UK, Disability Action (in Northern Ireland), Inclusion Scotland and Disability Wales.It is believed to be the world’s first major research programme led by disabled people, and should eventually fund about 40 pieces of research and pilot projects.The 10 grants were approved by DRILL’s central research committee, which is chaired by Professor Tom Shakespeare, who said: “I welcome this next batch of timely, targeted, transformative projects funded by DRILL. “From developing new social care models to improving access to the justice system for people who are deaf, these projects address some of the key barriers which affect disabled people’s ability to live independently across the UK.”last_img read more

The aviation regulator is being forced to change g

first_imgThe aviation regulator is being forced to change guidance that appears to discriminate against many disabled people who want to take their assistance dogs with them on commercial flights.Guidance issued through a safety notice by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) states that assistance dogs must have had their training, behaviour, health and welfare “endorsed” by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) or the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland.But CIEH insists that it has no remit to endorse assistance dogs and says it has repeatedly asked CAA to remove this reference from the safety notice.Now, following concerns raised by disabled campaigner Mark Lucas, CAA has said the guidance is likely to be withdrawn.Lucas, from Stoke-on-Trent, had sent a letter warning CAA that he believes the guidance was discriminating against him as a disabled person.He says the guidance has made it harder for him to persuade airlines to allow his assistance dog Betty (pictured) – who he has trained himself – to accompany him on flights from the UK.He has been told by CIEH: “We have written on numerous occasions to CAA asking them to remove all references to us from their safety notices but they have never responded.”Betty assists Lucas with his mental health – reducing the stress that can cause an epileptic seizure – but because she has not been trained by an organisation that is a member of Assistance Dogs International or the International Guide Dog Federation, airlines refuse to allow Betty to accompany him on flights from the UK as an assistance dog.He believes airlines and CAA are doing everything they can to prevent dogs like Betty being treated as assistance dogs.He argues that only a tiny percentage of the disabled people who could benefit from assistance dogs have animals trained by the big charities like Guide Dogs.But Lucas and other owners of assistance dogs can now point to guidance published in December by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which aims to help businesses understand their duties to owners of assistance dogs under the Equality Act 2010.The guide states that assistance dogs “can also be owner trained” and says that the law “does not require the dog to wear a harness or jacket to identify it as an assistance dog”.Lucas believes that this guidance means “the time is up” on the discrimination he and others are facing and shows that owner-trained dogs can be treated as assistance dogs under the Equality Act.He said: “The way they have interpreted the act means the Equality Act is on my side.”But even if CAA removes the discriminatory guidance, Lucas believes he will only persuade the industry to change its rules by taking a court case against an airline.Other campaigners are also pushing for change.Esme Brenton, founder of Sherlock Hounds Assistance Dogs (SHAD), which works with owner-trained assistance dogs, said: “I would like to see a change in the attitude the airline industry have towards assistance dogs in general.”She added: “As long as the dog is under control, does not cause any issues in public and provides a direct benefit to their handler’s disabilities they should be able to accompany their handler.”Like Lucas, she believes the problems lie within the airline industry in the UK, rather than in other European countries, where assistance dogs like Betty are accepted.She said: “After talking to a few people it appears that the issue lies within the UK. “Although expensive, some would rather travel by other means to Europe to then get a flight from Europe to their desired destination. “There is also no problem getting back into the UK when boarding from other countries.“Sadly this can lead to people coming to this country for a holiday and when trying to go back they can find themselves stranded in the UK.”Although SHAD runs its own assessment scheme for owner-trained assistance dogs, Brenton believes that all dogs should be accepted as assistance dogs “as long as the dog is under control and does not cause any issues to the public and provides a direct benefit to their handler’s disabilities”.She said: “I don’t agree [with] ‘one size fits all’. This way of thinking simply puts barriers up. “While organisations like mine work for some, it doesn’t for others. Everyone should be given a choice of how to train. “The only difficulty comes from a small minority of people abusing the system.”She added: “A great deal of disabled people benefit a great deal from having an assistance dog.“Sadly, the numbers of those in need outweigh the limited resources and spaces [available from] the main organisations such as Guide Dogs and all those under the umbrella of Assistance Dogs UK. “This leaves many having to take on the challenge and commitment of training their own dog.”A CAA spokesman said the safety notice was “currently under review and will likely be withdrawn soon. We will be contacting [CIEH] directly to discuss.”last_img read more

Progressive mayoral hopefuls rumble for SFs Mission

first_imghtmltext Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletterEmail Address Email Format “I want a mayor for the people, not for money,” he said – a leader that looks out for working-class businesses and residents like him. For more than two decades – and, in fact, as long as District 9 has existed in its current form – the Mission has voted for progressive supervisors, starting with Tom Ammiano, and, later, David Campos and Hillary Ronen. “For progressives, the Mission has always been Ground Zero for the changes that are making San Francisco unaffordable for working-class and low-income people,” said Campos, now the chair of the Democratic County Central Committee. “So it’s not surprising that two leading progressive candidates have decided to focus on the Mission,” he added. Earlier this month, Kim opened her campaign office smack-dab in the middle of the neighborhood, on Mission Street between 22nd and 23rd. Meanwhile, Leno has set up shop in the Castro, his old stomping grounds, where he served as District 8 Supervisor from 1998 to 2002 before running for Assembly. District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen has endorsed both candidates. A Chamber of Commerce-commissioned poll taken in late January shows Leno and Kim in a virtual tie for second place, with 16 percent of voters saying they would pick Leno first, and 15 percent saying they would pick Kim. Meanwhile, District 5 Supervisor London Breed, painted by progressives to be an incarnation of monied interests, led the poll at 33 percent. Given the few London Breed signs in the Mission, it appears she has left Mission voters to Kim and Leno.  Jon Golinger, Kim’s campaign manager, is clear why they’re in the Mission. “In this race in particular, we (wanted) to be in the beating heart of San Francisco, particularly where there’s a lot of unhappy, fed-up, fired-up activists and people who are ready to do something to save our city.” He noted also that it was also important that the office was accessible by foot and public transit.  What’s more, Golinger said that of the 182,192 San Franciscans who voted for Kim during her run for State Senate – in which she very narrowly lost to Scott Wiener, a moderate, by 8,426 votes – many of the votes were cast by people who live in and around the Mission. The Mission District is shaping up to be a battleground for the two leading progressive mayoral candidates, District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim and former State Senator Mark Leno, as they try to edge out the more moderate London Breed, president of the Board of Supervisors. Take a stroll down Mission or 24th streets, and it’s not hard to notice the campaign signs of both candidates placed in the windows of older mom-and-pop restaurants and bodegas.  Kim “will make sure the people have more equality,” said Ok Kim, the owner of Jim’s Restaurant on Mission, which had a Jane Kim (no relation) sign in its window. Alex Suen, who has run a small shop near 16th and Mission street for 27 years, had a Mark Leno sign in his window. He added that he still hadn’t made up his mind who to support, but he was clear on one thing:center_img Indeed, Kim brought in 14,330 votes in the Mission, compared to Wiener’s 10,052, according to city data. In the greater District 9 – which includes the Mission, Bernal Heights and Portola – Kim captured 19,186 votes to Wiener’s 13,730. However, while the Mission can be considered a key to securing progressive votes – and perhaps serve as a litmus for how other progressive-leaning districts might swing – the neighborhood’s voter turnout is considerably lower than more residential areas, such as the Richmond and Sunset, which reported 31,322 and 34,353 votes, respectively, during the Nov. 8, 2016, election. By comparison, 26,353 ballots were cast in the Mission. Nonetheless, Kim’s early-childhood-education ballot measure, which would increase a tax on commercial landlords to 3.5 percent to fund childhood programs for low-income families, could play well in the neighborhood. According to the Department of Public Health, District 9’s under-18 population was 16.1 percent in 2017 – among the highest in the city. Kim also authored renter-friendly Eviction Protections 2.0, which passed in 2015, and she supported the unsuccessful, progressive-backed Mission housing moratorium. On a recent Thursday evening at a home in Bernal Heights, Kim talked about the ballot measure, along with other issues, including housing and homelessness, with a small group of residents of the neighborhood.“Running as a progressive candidate, one of the hard things I’m gonna have to prove is whether I can run a city,” she told the group, promising to double the number of street cleaners and public restrooms if she became mayor.She was also quick to note that a majority of San Francisco’s new housing stock was built in her district. Some 60 percent of San Francisco’s new housing was built in District 6 from 2007 to 2016, according to Planning Department data. Kim assumed her post in 2011. Jose Muniz, who has lived in Bernal Heights since 1975, seemed sold. “She’s clear on the issues,” he said. “I haven’t seen any other candidate be as clear about what they want to do and what they’ve done.” But Leno might also fare well in the Mission. During his 2008 run for California’s 3rd Senate District, the neighborhood cast 21,238 ballots in his favor. He ran against Sashi McEntee, a Republican, who won a mere 1,630 votes. “I’m focused on running a strong grassroots campaign across District 9,” Leno said in a statement to Mission Local. He said his campaign is going door-to-door in the area, and he is talking to as many voters as he can about his plans for the city’s homeless crisis and his plans to build 50,000 affordable units in the city “that will impact the many thousands in the Mission still at risk of displacement.”  “The support for our campaign has been overwhelmingly positive,” he said. “And having the support of Supervisor Hillary Ronen has given our campaign a major boost to get that message out.”Furthermore, Leno could simply outspend Kim. In early February, his campaign announced that it would soon surpass the $500,000 mark, while Kim’s campaign said the supervisor had raised more than $100,000. In the end, however, the Mission votes may not be enough to put any candidate on top. Leno is clearly focused on District 8, which includes Noe Valley, where 89 percent of voters turned out in November 2016. Moreover, the swing districts are in the west side of the city – Districts 1, 4, 5, and 7 – which have a high percentage of Asian voters, whose support is largely split.  Districts 1 and 7 voted in progressive Supervisors Sandra Lee Fewer and Norman Yee, respectively. And Districts 4 and 5 favored moderates Katy Tang and London Breed, respectively.    The Mission is nonetheless up for grabs for the two progressive candidates. Suen, the merchant on 16th and Mission, pointed to the Leno sign in his window, explaining that he had no attachment to the candidate. “I can take the sign down right now,” he said.   Tags: Elections • Jane Kim • Mayor • mission street Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0%last_img read more

SAINTS cruised to a 300 win over London Broncos a

first_imgSAINTS cruised to a 30-0 win over London Broncos at Langtree Park to all but cement their place in the top four.Paul Wellens and Mark Flanagan both grabbed braces as Mike Rush’s men ended the regular season home campaign on a high.Saints led 10-0 after a dour first half thanks to tries from Tony Puletua and Flanagan.But they upped the ante in the second with Flanagan netting his second after Jonny Lomax chipped through before  Wellens added another to his impressive total.The full back then clocked his 23rd of the year before Anthony Laffranchi scored right on the hooter.Continuity was the name of the game as Saints made only two changes from the team that beat Castleford – Jon Wilkin and Josh Jones both returning from injury whilst Chris Flannery and Michael Shenton missed out.Ade Gardner making his comeback in the under 20s competition.Saints got off to the greatest possible start when Tony Puletua took a ball at pace to crash under the posts.Lomax goaled then London almost snatched one back when Luke Dorn put one up to the air – Wellens excellently quelling the danger.On 17 minutes Kieran Dixon put the Broncos is a great position as he took a tap on his 20 after a Saints error and scooted 60 metres.From there, the visitors were awarded a penalty but they failed to play the ball correctly.James Roby sent Jonny Lomax away on 25 minutes but he was hauled in before Lance Hohaia – who really put himself about in defence and attack – sent a ball over to Francis Meli that he just couldn’t take in.But there were too many penalties from either side for the game to build up any momentum before Saints finally profited from one.This time Lomax flew at the line and drew defenders all around him before slipping out a nice pass to Mark Flanagan.In the second half, a great break from Francis Meli had him ankle tapped as he just looked to put distance between himself and the defence.But Saints were soon on the board when Lomax’ innocuous kick had Flanagan in for his second.Paul Wellens then grabbed his 22nd of the season as he showed the strength of a prop forward to burrow over from close range.Lomax missing both conversion attempts.Paul Wellens notched his second on the hour mark after Puletua’s great inside ball, goaled by Wheeler.The game was effectively over as a contest by then and although both sides had pressure it was only Saints that realistically looked like scoring.And they did just that on the hooter; Lomax feeding Anthony Laffranchi under the posts.A massive point’s swing now on the final weekend of regular fixtures is the only way Saints would be denied a top four finish.And that would be a superb position after being shackled out of the playoff places earlier in the season.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Puletua, Flanagan (2), Wellens (2), LaffranchiGoals: Lomax (1 from 4), Wheeler (2 from 2)Broncos:Tries: Goals:Penalties:Saints: 11Broncos: 12HT: 10-0FT: 30-0REF: Richard SilverwoodATT: 13262Teams:Saints:1. Paul Wellens; 21. Tommy Makinson, 17. Gary Wheeler, 26. Josh Jones, 5. Francis Meli; 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Jonny Lomax; 8. Josh Perry, 9. James Roby, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 4. Sia Soliola, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin.Subs: 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Paul Clough, 19. Andy Dixon.Broncos:5. Michael Robertson; 21. Kieran Dixon, 3. Jamie O’Callaghan, 4. David Howell, 23. Omari Caro; 1. Luke Dorn, 7. Craig Gower; 8. Antonio Kaufusi, 9. Chad Randall, 30. Scott Wheeldon, 31. Will Lovell, 13. Tony Clubb, 22. Ben Bolger.Subs: 10. Mark Bryant, 14. Julien Rinaldi, 18. Olsi Krasniqi, 32. Mike McMeeken.last_img read more

SAINTS Chairman Eamonn McManus has issued the foll

first_imgSAINTS Chairman Eamonn McManus has issued the following statement following the recent Travis Burns incident and injury at Hull KR.The Travis Burns incident and injury at Hull KR has frustrated me greatly and raises critical issues for the game which cannot be ignored or suppressed any longer. In the immediate aftermath of the Grand Final, I did publicly state that the combined inconsistency of officiating on the pitch and the irreconcilability of disciplinary decisions off it had created an environment capable of exploitation, innocent or otherwise.Only a month ago Kyle Amor was banned for two games (probably correctly) for an accidental dangerous tackle which neither hurt nor injured anyone. How can you reconcile this with no sending off and a one match ban for a late shoulder to the head (which by definition must be deliberate) by a prop which breaks a half back’s cheekbone?Conversely, Alex Walmsley was sent off and also banned for a late high tackle, but with no use of the shoulder, against Huddersfield last season. There are too many similarly irreconcilable examples to use, but such an exercise is probably futile.This is not a complaint that St.Helens are being mistreated in particular, but a serious concern about the very foundations of the game, its players’ welfare and its business. An environment of confused rule application on the pitch, compounded by inconsistent disciplinary sanction off it, will inevitably lead to unnecessary serious player injury as well as a disillusioned fan base. In addition to obvious player welfare concerns there is, equally importantly, a consequent commercial ill effect for the entire game as well as for individual clubs.There is no point in making strong commercial progress, which the game recently has, if it is to be undermined by inconsistent officiating and disciplinary. The RFL and Super League have made great commercial progress in recent times, for which they are to be congratulated. However, this makes it all the more imperative that effective action is taken so as not to neutralise this.I can see no signs of progress since I raised what I considered to be a major alarm bell on this situation after last year’s Grand Final.last_img read more

OF all Saints new signings for 2016 Dominique Pey

first_imgOF all Saints’ new signings for 2016 Dominique Peyroux is probably the least known.That’s not his fault… Theo Fages and Lama Tasi played for Salford in the Super League whilst Jack Owens was top points scorer for Widnes in two of the last three seasons.Dom signed on a two-year contract from New Zealand Warriors and can play in a multitude of positions.He’s also appeared for the Cook Islands in the World Cup as well as Samoa – the latter under the tutelage of Sean Long.“I’m pleased to be here,” he said. “I was persuaded to join the club by Mike Rush and some of the other players who have been here. They said it was a great club to be a part of. Catalans were interested in me too but Zeb Taia spoke really highly of St Helens as did Sia Soliola.“I’m looking forward to the challenge. It’s great to be part of such a good club and I’m looking forward to pulling the jersey on.“I will play anywhere I’m asked to really. I was always a utility forward with the Warriors and had to adapt and learn a different role wherever I played.“I’ve spoken to Keiron (Cunningham) and the coaching staff and they are looking to play me at centre and in the second row. A lot will depend on how pre-season goes and the trial games.”Dominique has made more than 50 senior appearances but the game he is most looking forward to in Super League is the derby.“I heard it is like State of Origin in terms of intensity,” he continued. “There was a bit of banter between me and Sam Tomkins at the Warriors about it and the fact we could be running at each other.“I’ve watched it on the TV; the atmosphere is something you want to be a part of and I’m looking forward to getting the chance.”Saints’ pre-season campaign will see them host Dewsbury (Jan 17) and Widnes (Jan 24) before they open Super League XXI at home to Huddersfield on February 5.Tickets for the pre-season clashes are now on sale as well as Memberships for the 2016 season.Dominique is also available for sponsorship in 2016 by contacting Neil Douglas or calling him on 01744 455 080.last_img read more

Aaron Smith comes into the side for Ryan Morgan in

first_imgAaron Smith comes into the side for Ryan Morgan in the only change from last week’s squad.Justin Holbrook will therefore select his 17 from:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 4. Mark Percival, 6. Theo Fages, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Luke Douglas, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Luke Thompson, 18. Danny Richardson, 19. Regan Grace, 20. Matty Lees, 21. Jack Ashworth, 23. Ben Barba, 25. Aaron Smith, 30. Matty Costello.Steve McNamara will choose his Dragons side from:1. David Mead, 4. Brayden Wiliame, 6. Samisoni Langi, 8. Rémi Casty, 10. Sam Moa, 13. Greg Bird, 14. Julian Bousquet, 15. Mikael Simon, 16. Vincent Duport, 17. Jason Baitieri, 19. Michael McIlorum, 20. Lewis Tierney, 21. Benjamin Jullien, 22. Lucas Albert, 24. Alrix Da Costa, 31. Tony Gigot, 32. Mickael Goudemand, 33. Josh Drinkwater, 34. Kenny Edwards.The referee for the clash is Liam Moore.Tickets are on sale from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

Pet Pals 1yearold Rhodesian Ridgeback Labrador Retriever

first_imgNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — If you’re looking for an energetic four-legged friend to add to your family, this guy could be the one for you!He’s a 1-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback Labrador Retriever mix with a beautiful tan coat.- Advertisement – He’s described as a free spirit, intelligent, independent, confident and clever. He’s also internally motivated, meaning that his good behaviors are self-reinforced.If you think he could be the perfect pup for you, head over to New Hanover County Animal Services to meet him.County residents can adopt for just $70.Related Article: Pet Pals: 1-year-old strong-willed dog looking for a homeAdoption services are available between noon and 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday or on Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.To see other animals available for adoption, click here.last_img read more

Buy a Mission BBQ cup money donated to first responders

first_img00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — How’d you like some barbecue and help out first responders at the same time? Sounds good, right?Mission BBQ in Wilmington is joining with 69 other locations around the country to sell Hometown Hero cups.- Advertisement – Money raised will go to local fire, police, and first responder charities.All you have to do is swing by their location on College Road through September 11.$2 from each cup purchased will be donated to local organizations.last_img read more