SAINTS have secured the services of seven young pl

first_imgSAINTS have secured the services of seven young players, six of which hail from the Club’s ‘Outstanding’ Scholarship programme.Lewis Furlong, Robert Fairclough, Mike Weldon, Josh Eaves, Matthew Costello, Brad Billsborough and Matthew Lees have all put pen to paper on pro terms.Neil Kilshaw, Saints Player Performance Manager, said: “All seven players are a credit to their community clubs, schools and the army of volunteers that have helped them in Rugby League journey so far.“Players and coaches are excited about the potential of these players and are looking forward to the hard work ahead in trying to convert that potential into successful careers.“The players will have a short break to refresh from a tough year before they are integrated into the under 19s squad in readiness for pre-season in November.”Lewis Furlong – CentreScholarship player at Saints for two years and signed from Clock Face having spent several years at Portico VineRobert Fairclough – Scrum HalfScholarship player at Saints for two years, signed from Blackbrook. Played for England Youth v FranceMike Weldon – Second RowScholarship player at Saints for two years, signed from BlackbrookJosh Eaves – Loose Forward/HookerScholarship player at Saints for two years, signed from Clock Face having spent several years at HaresfinchMatthew Costello – Full Back/CentreScholarship player at Saints for two years, signed from Orrell St JamesBrad Billsborough – Half Back/HookerScholarship player at Saints for two years, signed from Newton StormMatthew Lees – PropScholarship player at Bradford, signed from Rochdale MayfieldBack Row, left to right: Lewis Furlong, Matthew Lees, Mike Weldon, Matthew CostelloFront Row, left to right: Josh Eaves, Brad Billsborough, Robert Faircloughlast_img read more

RCMA Group a global commodities and supply chain

first_imgRCMA Group, a global commodities and supply chain company, has signed as the Saints Principal Partner in a deal that will greatly support and expand the commercial base of the club.The partnership brings a truly global collaboration where St.Helens fans are growing internationally. The RCMA Group boasts offices all over the world including Stratford, London and Liverpool in the UK.The RCMA Group branding will be seen on all Saints home jerseys and the principal branding on the players training wear.Saints’ Dave Hutchinson said:“It is fantastic for the club to have a partner of RCMA Group’s stature on board. Not only do they offer increased valuable commercial support, but they are also able to introduce St.Helens R.F.C. to additional markets and businesses through their extensive network across the globe.“We are extremely grateful of RCMA Group’s support and look forward to the opportunities this brings with it.”Douglas King, Chairman of RCMA Group, added:“We are excited to be partnering with one of the top rugby league sides in the world. Our collaboration with St.Helens comes at the same time as we are also making a new investment in the UK.“We are pleased to announce the start of construction of a sustainable oilseeds processing facility, which will be fully operational in 2017.“Both investments made by RCMA Group pay tribute to the Group’s origins in the UK. The Group is in an expansion phase and we are honoured to be working alongside St.Helens R.F.C. as two global brands and we believe this brings out the best of what our organisations stand for.”last_img read more

UNSOLVED Myrtle Grove teacher found dead in Brunswick Co

first_imgBRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The death of a Myrtle Grove Middle School teacher in 1992 remains unsolved.Charlene Thigpen taught at Myrtle Grove Middle in the early 90s.- Advertisement – “She had that type of behavior, that aura kids were just drawn to her,” Michael Bowen said.Michael Bowen met Charlene Thigpen at UNCW long before they both started teaching at Myrtle Grove Middle School.“We were both athletes there, and she was a standout basketball player there,” Bowen said.Related Article: Police searching for gunman who shot off-duty security officerBowen later became the health and Physical Education teacher at Myrtle Grove. He said Thigpen became a standout teacher.“It was not uncommon for Charlene to come into school dressed very professional, but carry a nice, new pair of Nike basketball shoes under her other teaching materials,” Bowen said.He said that always meant one thing.“She was going to find a kid that’s having academic trouble or behavior trouble and she would normally come to me and say, ‘Can I get a basketball for lunch?’ She would probably beat up on them with a one-on-one basketball game and then have the life lesson afterwards,” Bowen said.On February 27, 1992, Thigpen went missing. Detectives said the last time she was seen alive, she was heading northbound on Kerr Avenue in the 400 block towards Market Street in her vehicle. Behind her was a blue 1990 Mazda 626 four-door directly behind her.Detectives said that car belonged to Thigpen’s husband Oliver. Civilian Investigative Specialist Jim Westbrook with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said the couple was seen leaving their babysitter’s house that day.“Her car was found abandoned on March 3 in a parking lot next to Hilou Market on Princess Place Drive,” Westbrook said.On April 23, her body was found in Brunswick County.“We had laborers out mowing an area where they had power lines off Highway 74/76 just east of Sawmill Road,” Westbrook said. “Their mower accidentally hit a discarded sofa, and that sofa, when turned over, they found the body, and it was in two trash bags.”Westbrook said Thigpen’s body had been there for so long, the medical examiner could not find a cause of death. He said There were indications in the autopsy that her neck had been damaged, but it was not significant evidence.As detectives started looking for a suspect, the Myrtle Grove community was in pieces.“It was a rough day, a for some kids, especially our black population in the school, because she was such a unique figure,” Bowen said. “There’s not that many black female teachers in middle school still to this day, and so it was devastating.”Bowen said it was news he just could not believe.“You hear people that say, ‘Oh, they didn’t have an enemy in the world,’ Bowen said. “Charlene was that girl. I mean she never spoke ill of anybody, and she was a strong Christian woman, very involved in her church. You’re just… just dumbfounded as how, how someone can do this to her.”After 26 years, investigators are still trying to answer that question.“We are wondering if anybody happened to have seen that car being left there in that particular parking lot or just anything else,” Thigpen said.In the meantime, Bowen said their star teacher has not been forgotten.“There’s the Charlene Thigpen Award that we give out each year,” Bowen said.It is given to a star student who embodies her legacy.“Several years ago, I thought it would be appropriate because I think she impacted so many black lives that she would be honored that it would just go to a black female that had those same attributes that she did,” Bowen said.If you know anything, please contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.last_img read more

Ocean Isle Beach police search for accused seat cushion thief

first_img If you know any information, you are asked to contact Det. Rich Heycock with the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department at 910-274-1746. BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department is seeking your help in identifying the person they say stole seat cushions from a beach house last week.Home video captured a person taking seat cushions from a home in the Island Park area on February 27 around 11 a.m.- Advertisement – last_img

WPD officers awarded for busting multistate counterfeit ring

first_img“It’s nice that we get to catch these guys,” Bridgeforth said. “Not only do we get to catch them in the act, but we stopped them. Ever since that day we have not seen any more of that counterfeit come across nationwide.”Officers arrested Shawn Buzbee, 46, and Sabe Buzbee, 37, on August 6 for a counterfeit operation that spanned from Florida to North Carolina. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The United States Secret Service presented four Wilmington Police Department officers with certificates of appreciation Tuesday afternoon for their help in busting a multi-state counterfeit ring.Ofc. Dominick Calderone, Ofc. Kirby Kealon, Detective Cardiellea Barksdale and Detective Brandon Reece received their awards during a ceremony with US Secret Service Agent Brandon Bridgeforth.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Ground broken for 30M hotel in downtown Wilmington

first_imgCity leaders broke ground on a new Aloft hotel on Jan. 18, 2019. (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington is making more room for visitors.City leaders met Friday morning downtown to break ground on a new $30 million hotel.- Advertisement – The new Aloft hotel will be located next to the Coastline Conference and Events Center on Nutt Street and add 125 more rooms for travelers.Leaders says travel and tourism are the biggest economic drivers in the county.Planners hope the hotel’s close proximity to the convention center will attract more programs and events.An artist’s rendering of the planned Aloft Coastline Hotel along the downtown Wilmington riverfront. (Photo: Developed)Related Article: Frying Pan Tower to host extreme experience for athletesThe hotel will feature a bar named WXYZ, rooftop dining and work and meeting space.“[The hotel] will have enough room for their delegates, so having more rooms within close proximity to that facility is really important for maximizing economic impact in that convention center,” President of Wilmington Downtown Incorporated Ed Wolverton said.The project is expected to be completed by the summer 2020.last_img read more

The most difficult moment in my life was when I signed the

first_imgIn her first interview after ending her career, President Emeritus Marie Louise Coleiro Preca said that one of the most difficult moment in her life was when she signed the law regarding the Embryo Protection Act.In an interview with Fr Joe Borg during the programme Newsline on RTK 103FM, the President Emeritus Coleiro Preca stated that she is not against IVF, but her concern is more about what will happen to the embryos.She mentioned how during her presidency, she passed through a period of moral and ethical discernment, and when she decided to sign the law was because it was passed through Parliament. She also explained how after that discernment, she chose to sign for the first time as a President, while stating a clear message to the same Parliament. Coleiro Preca continued to discuss how a person will always carry his/her ethnic and moral issues, even if the person is a President.“I would have resigned before signing a law in favour of abortion”The former President said that if she was in the same position of signing a law in favour of abortion, she would have resigned on the spot, as that would have been a completely different scenario.“These were my greatest moments of anguish during my presidency”She talked about what she described as her greatest moments of anguish during her presidency, which included the Paqpaqli incident and the murder of the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.READ: Plethora of tributes on Daphne’s one year murder anniversaryREAD: Paqpaqli: The Porsche did not touch grass before crashWhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

Orange Kenya Gets Free Wikipedia Access

first_imgAdvertisement Orange currently has more than 70 million subscribers in Africa and the Middle East.According to The Star in Nairobi, “the service is geared at supporting Wikimedia Foundation’s initiative of spreading free knowledge to the billions of people around the world, whose primary opportunity to access the internet is via a mobile device.”This will be only the second time that an African mobile service operator has been granted permission to supply its users with free access to the website, as Uganda has already implemented the technology another agreement between the Orange Group and the Wikimedia Foundation. – Advertisement – Source: IT NEWS AFRICAlast_img read more

Japanese Government Launches Internet Fasting Camps

first_imgAdvertisement The Japanese government is introducing a novel solution to the country’s half a million Web-addicted teens: Internet “fasting camps,” where kids can enjoy the great outdoors, no gadgets allowed. According to a report in The Japan Times, Japan’s Education Ministry plans to set up the camps next year, offering addicted students a chance to unplug from their computers and smartphones, enjoy some time in the real world, and face their addictions head-on with tablet-free counseling sessions and lectures.The ministry adds that the 518,000 students in Japan who are addicted are at risk of a host of problems, such as poor grades, sleep and nutritional problems, depression, and even deep vein thrombosis gets a mention.While centres for internet addiction already exist in many countries, such as South Korea, hyper-connected Japan is behind the curve with only a handful of centers specialising in Internet addition, the report added. – Advertisement – Meanwhile, Silicon Valley’s stressed-out tech junkies can head to California’s Camp Grounded, a summer camp for adults who leave their gadgets behind and get back to basics with bunk beds and bonfires. The camps are organised by Oakland, California-based wellness organisation Digital Detox, which offers monthly retreats and device-free cocktail parties. The company offered three international retreats this spring, with a Ukiah, California-based retreat coming up next month.The hotel industry has also tapped the digital detox trend with some establishments requiring guests to hand over their electronic devices at the front desk. They range from a simple “Be Unplugged” option at the Quincy Hotel in downtown Washington D.C., to more developed unplugged packages like one offered by St. Vincent and the Grenadines. – AFPRelaxnews 2013.Credit: TheStarOnlinelast_img read more

Kickstarter hacked Change your password immediately

first_imgAdvertisement Over the weekend, Kickstarter announced that it has been hacked, and private customer information on Wednesday night had been accessed.The company says that no credit card information was accessed by hackers, but is advising all users of the service to reset their password immediately and ensure that any other accounts that use the same password be changed as soon as possible.Other personal information including email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers and encrypted passwords were compromised in the attack. – Advertisement – Kickstarter has “since improved our security procedures and systems in numerous ways and is working closely with law enforcement.”Source: TNWlast_img read more