first_imgThe concept of personal assistance has been severely damaged by years of austerity and policies that have “degraded” the support mechanisms designed to enable independent living, leading figures in the disability movement have warned.They were speaking at the launch of Personal Assistance Relationships, a research study which highlights how employing personal assistants can be empowering and liberating for disabled people, but also discusses the “complex” and “variable” nature of such relationships.The disabled academic Professor Tom Shakespeare, who led the research – alongside Dr Andrea Stockl and Dr Tom Porter* – told the launch of the University of East Anglia study that “personal assistance works”, and that it provides disabled people with freedom and control.He said it was “one of the revolutionary innovations of the disabled people’s movement”, alongside the concept of independent living.And he said the government needed to see that it was “cheaper to support people in the community than to have them in residential institutions”.Baroness [Jane] Campbell (pictured, in the House of Lords with one of her PAs), one of the pioneers of the independent living movement, a co-founder of the National Centre for Independent Living (NCIL), and now a crossbench peer, said the state of independent living and personal assistance was currently “very fragile”.She said the last few years had seen a “crash” in the development of personal assistance, with the closure of the Independent Living Fund, cuts to the funding of centres for independent living (CILs) and political ideology that had “combined together to severely damage the whole concept of personal assistance and independent living, with support budgets being cut to the quick”.She told the event that she was “very proud” to have been involved in the “heyday” of the “PA revolution”.The origins of this revolution, she said, had been in the late 1970s and early 1980s when five disabled people “broke out of a residential home” by persuading the local council to “use the money used to warehouse them” to employ their own support workers in the community.She later helped set up NCIL, which assisted CILs across the country to develop peer support, information, advocacy and training for PA-users.She said that working at NCIL – where she was co-director – was “probably the best job I ever had.“To see people grow in themselves and develop all these unique relationships was actually quite a wonder to be part of.”But she contrasted that with the current situation facing disabled people.She said: “I have seen disabled people who are desperately struggling to exercise choice and control because they are forced to offer [PAs] lower wages, fewer hours.“For the first time since the gang of [five] broke out of residential care, disabled people face the horrific possibility of returning to warehousing.”She added: “We are becoming judged solely on short-term economics rather than being measured against article 19 [on independent living] of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.”Mark Harrison, chief executive of the Norfolk-based disabled people’s organisation Equal Lives – which was a partner in the research – said the infrastructure of support around personalisation and independent living had been “degraded” over the last decade.He said that local authorities – and Equal Lives – had lost about two-fifths of their funding, while disabled people “have had their personal budgets slashed and in many cases their eligibility removed”.He said that using PAs and giving people choice and control produces better outcomes and is more cost-effective than care provided by agencies or the private sector or managed by local authorities.He said: “I would think in a time of austerity it would make sense to expand [but] in Norfolk and Suffolk it is going the other way, actually the numbers are going down.“All that independence, all that personalisation, has gone. The cuts are driving everything and it is degrading the whole system.“It seems to me we are going backwards, [and in Norfolk] everything is about meeting savings targets.”He added: “How can we get back that vibrancy that Jane talked about, that social change element, that liberating element?“At the moment, everything seems to be going to the lowest common denominator and care agencies are clearing up.”Kevin Caulfield, of Hammersmith and Fulham Coalition Against Cuts, said that the “fallout” from increased charging for support and the closure of the Independent Living Fund meant that “lots and lots of disabled people who had access to good personal assistance and independent arrangements, those have been destroyed”.But in his borough, the Labour-run council had abolished charging, ringfenced the funding people had previously received from ILF, and set up an independent review of the decision by a previous administration to scrap a direct payments support service.He said: “We are really trying to buck the trend in Hammersmith and Fulham, saying it doesn’t have to be like this.”Tracey Lazard, chief executive of Inclusion London, said that social care was now a “hot political issue”.She said: “We have to grab that and make the most of it.”But she warned: “At the moment, disabled people are not even being talked about in social care. It’s older people.”She said there was “potentially a change coming”, because of greater public and political discussion of austerity, which could be “a moment for us to start pushing back” against cuts to social care.Shakespeare said that personal assistance “has to be part of government thinking”, as it prepares to publish a green paper on adult social care.He said: “It’s a proven model. We know it works [but] we need to make it work better.“I would hope any government would see that it is cheaper to support people in the community than to have them in residential institutions.“Living independently in the community is what we all deserve.”Tracey Jannaway, director of the PA services social enterprise Independent Living Alternatives – another partner in the research – said there was still “a lack of understanding of what personal assistance is, the difference between having a PA and having a care worker”, while many still thought: “What does it matter?”She said there needed to be efforts to “change that mentality… away from the concept of care and towards personal assistance.“There will always be [disabled people] who want [traditional social care] but for people who want personal assistance, it still needs to be pushed and explained to people again and again and again.”*He can be contacted by email at read more

first_imgLloyd Russell-Moyle, Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, wants to restand as a parliamentary candidate at the next general election – but he has asked local members for their views on his candidacy first.On Monday, all Labour MPs were given two weeks to let the party know whether they wish to be a Labour candidate again. Each parliamentarian was given a deadline of July 8th for returning their completed form.Under the trigger ballot system, MPs need the support of at least two thirds of their local party branches or affiliated branches to be automatically reselected. If more than one third of either type of branch indicates that they wish a full selection to take place, an open process will follow.MPs who were imposed at the last election by Labour’s ruling body, the national executive committee, are deemed particularly ‘vulnerable’. It is expected for the argument to be made by activists in many places that local members should have a say and an open selection should take place on principle.Russell-Moyle, who was himself imposed by the NEC in 2017, has made the surprise move of testing the mood of his local party today. The MP has emailed all local members informing them that he plans to conduct a poll, which will ask them whether they support his continued candidacy.He has told members that he will only confirm to the Labour Party that he intends to stand for reselection if he wins the support of the local constituency party.The email reads: “For more than two years now I have had the privilege to represent Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven as the Labour MP, on Monday I received an email from the general secretary asking me if I would like to be the Labour candidate at the next general election.“In 2017 in the snap general election I was imposed by the NEC as your candidate in the election with grassroots members not having a say in my selection. I pledged that I would not re-stand unless I had the confidence of the members.“Using an anonymous third party voting organisation, members will be emailed with a poll asking if they support me staying on as the Labour candidate with the results being given to the CLP executive directly.“I want to make sure that you as my constituency party have faith in me to continue as your representative and I will only confirm my candidature with your support. This doesn’t reduce your ability to hold me to account at the branch level in the current selection process.”Russell-Moyle’s neighbouring MP, Peter Kyle in Hove, has taken a different approach by tweeting his completed form, which shows a ticked box as well as the handwritten message: “Yes, I will be a candidate at the next election”. It is thought probable that Kyle will be ‘triggered’ by at least a third of branches in his local party, though a full process may well see him ultimately reselected.Tags:Lloyd Russell Moyle /last_img read more

first_img Email Address The last raccoon to be pulled out at a McDonald’s had better luck, and even survived a brawl in Ottawa. [WARNING: Graphic content below]The video of an apparent homeless man hanging out with a dead and bleeding raccoon at his McDonald’s table has been making the rounds in social media, and can be traced back to the Mission. The restaurant’s branch at Potrero and 16th streets had to close temporarily Sunday morning to sanitize the space after the bloody animal’s presence.In the video, the customer behind the camera tries to get the man to remove the raccoon from the table. Seemingly unresponsive, the man just wanders around and shrugs before leaving the restaurant. Another customer picked up the animal and threw it to the trash, before going back to his own food (without changing his gloves!).“The guy came in screaming, ‘Help, help, help!’” the man who shot this video told SFGate. “He came to the counter, and I thought it was a dog at first. The employees told him to leave and he went and sat down with it. ”center_img Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletterlast_img read more

first_imgTICKETS for the Qualifying Semi Final are now on General Sale.Saints will face Wigan on Saturday October 1 (6pm) at the Stobart Stadium and the game is ALL TICKET.Normal match prices apply:North and South Stand: £25 adult, £19 concession, £13 junior, £50 family (two adults and two kids)East Stand: £20 adult, £14 concession, £11 junior, £40 family (two adults and two kids)Tickets can be bought in the Club Store in the Brownlow Arcade, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.last_img

first_imgSAINTS U16s take on their Huddersfield counterparts at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Saturday February 18 (12pm).It is the first game of the players’ campaign and they will face a tough and big Giants side.Ian Lomax’ Saints squad is:Brandon Neill, Brandon Scully, Cameron Hetherington, Ethan Yates, Harvey Mcdaid, Jack Roughley, Jack Taylor, Jack Welsby, Jake Arnold, Jake Wingfield, Jamie Little, Joshua Carrick, Joshua Hadland, Joshua Simm, Joshua Waterworth, Kian Horridge, Kye Siyani, Lewis Dodd, Mathew Elwell, Sam Morley.Entry prices are £3 for adults and £2 for juniors and concessions. 2017 Members can enter for free.last_img

first_img Surveillance video shows four men, wearing masks, break the glass front door and entering the business.According to the incident report, the suspects stole cash and cigarettes.If you know any information, please contact Brunswick County Sheriff Office. 00:00 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 LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Sheriff deputies are searching for the men who they say broke into Tommy’s Mini Mart on Mount Misery Road in Leland.Deputies say it happened around 2:30 Monday morning.- Advertisement – last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– The Wilmington Police Department is investigating a shooting that sent one woman to the hospital with minor injuries.Police responded to the 1300 block of Willard Street around 3:30 p.m. Monday after receiving a ShotSpotter alert.- Advertisement – While searcing for evidence, officers were notified that a gunshot wound victim had arrived at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.Police say Shaquise Caroll, 23, had a graze wound on her cheek.Police say witnesses told them a man started shooting at the vehicle the victim was in and that someone inside the victim’s vehicle returned fire.Related Article: Wilmington Police arrest multiple people on drug chargesIf you have any information, call Wilmington Police at (910) 343-3609 or use Text-A-Tip.last_img

first_img Construction will begin during the week of January 22 and is expected to continue through late summer. Work will include clearing, grubbing, grading, asphalt trail construction, and construction of a pedestrian bridge.Road crossings along the route include Sumter Ave., Spartanburg Ave. and Ocean Blvd. Safety signage and traffic control will be provided at these crossings. These streets will remain open to the extent possible, however temporary closings may be necessary.The town says signs and barricades will be used direct drivers and pedestrians to nearby alternative routes when closings are necessary. Island Greenway Project (Photo: Town of Carolina Beach) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) —  The Town of Carolina Beach is preparing to begin construction of the Island Greenway Project.The project is construction of 1.2 miles of paved 10-foot wide multi-use path for bicycle and pedestrian use from Mike Chappelle Park south to Alabama Ave. and through the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point buffer area.- Advertisement – last_img read more

first_imgAmanda Jo Wood (Photo: Pender County Sheriff’s Office) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Burgaw woman is behind bars after she allegedly stole prescription drugs from a pharmacy in Atkinson last week.Amanda Jo Wood, 35, was charged with the robbery of Atkinson Drug that happened Friday.- Advertisement – During the robbery, Pender County Sheriff’s Office says she used a pocketknife to steal prescription narcotics from the store.Deputies say she was initially hospitalized a short time following the robbery.Wood is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and simple possession of schedule 4 controlled substance. She is currently in jail under a $252,000 secured bond.last_img

first_img Huber was charged last December with 9 counts of cruelty to animals, dog/cat/ferret/vaccination requirement, and misuse of 911.The ducks will remain at the Skywatch Bird Sanctuary.Officers can re-file charges in the case. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A judge dismissed the case against Cynthia Huber, the woman who faced animal cruelty charges after law enforcement seized more than a 150 of ducks from her property.The judge denied a request by the state to continue the case because veterinarians needed to testify were not available.- Advertisement – last_img

first_img He started his law enforcement career in 1991 with the former Long Beach Police Department.According to Town Manager David Kelly, Wilburn “Speedy” Ingram, III was sworn in as the interim police chief on Friday.It’s the second time Ingram is serving the Town of Oak Island.Related Article: Woman found dead in Oak Island, suspect arrestedHe served as police chief from 2002 to 2004.Kelly says Ingram has a long history in law enforcement, beginning in 1974 with the Kinston Police Department.Ingram has college degrees in criminal justice and certificates in basic, intermediate and advanced law enforcement. Ingram is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico.“I’m glad to be back with the Town,” Ingram said in an email. “I’ll work with officers to increase our presence in the community. I look forward to working with the Oak Island community again.”In an email, WWAY asked Kelly if there were any investigations going on internally prior to Greg Jordan’s resignation, but we did not receive a response. Greg Jordan (Photo: Town of Oak Island) OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Oak Island Police Chief Greg Jordan has resigned.Jordan was a Major with the police department when he was named interim police chief in February of 2016. Four months later he formally became police chief.Former Oak Island Police Chief Greg Jordan reading at Virginia Williamson Elementary- Advertisement – last_img read more

first_img At the workshop, Narain said he is excited to be part of the community.He says he plans to work on all of the town’s current infrastructure projects.Narain says he wants to see where improvements can be made going forward, especially in terms of hurricane response.Related Article: FEMA funding for Florence tops $121 million in Cape Fear regionAt that workshop, Carolina Beach leaders also gave a thumbs up to the town’s finances, saying the town is doing just fine.Administrators talked about the fund balance during it.The finance director says the town is waiting on some refunds from FEMA, still in the approval process.She says the fund balance is different from the town’s actual bank account.She says this money does not go towards paying basic bills and necessities. CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The new Carolina Beach town manager says he’s ready to get to work. Town Council welcomed Lucky Narain at a workshop Tuesday morning.Narain takes over as town manager after Michael Cramer was fired in September.- Advertisement – last_img read more

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> PLPL Prime Minister and Partit Laburista (PL) leader Joseph Muscat said that the processes that are already taking place and the procedures that will be set up for the construction sector have the aim to stop the various stakeholders in the industry from “passing the buck”.Joseph Muscat was being interviewed on the PL’s radio station on Sunday where he also stated that even though Malta already has a set of good laws related to the construction sector, there are individuals that will continue to break the law and try to find a way to do what they want.He also remarked that all those present at the meeting that announced the temporary suspension of demolition and excavation works have agreed with the decision. Muscat added that formal change of procedures will be published shortly.These measures will not allow for any laws to be breached. He further explained that warrants are given to responsible persons to oversee that works are done properly in a safe environment as the government cannot stand at every corner monitoring sites.He expanded that the government will be proposing that either a site manager or an architect should be present when crucial decisions are taken and that a log book documents all the actions taken. Another proposal will include necessary qualifications for site managers, amongst others.The Summit showcased Malta Touching on the Southern EU Countries Summit, Muscat said that the summit showcased what the country has to offer. He also explained that he had a bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. He added that Malta does not have enemies within the EU however there will always be states that favour one country to another.“Malta Air will strengthen the tourism sector”When asked about the launch of Malta Air (a Ryanair company) , and the concerns that many have over the faith of the national airline (AirMalta), Muscat replied that the two companies have to complement each other. He remarked that Ryanair is already holding a strong position in Malta with six aircrafts which will shortly be increased to 10. He also elaborated that a further 50 aircrafts will be added to the Maltese register with an investment of about a billion euros and that the government holds a golden share within Malta Air which notwithstanding its small nominal value allows the Maltese government to veto decisions taken by the company.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement The translation slip-up is a little more complicated than that. Present Google with the phrase by itself, and its French translation engine mechanically presents you with “the American President.” But if you were to go to this Le Monde story from Monday, 20th Aug for example:and hit the “translate” button at the top of the page, what you get is this: – Advertisement – Google has been asked to explain the odd error, and we will let you know what we hear back. Have you run across any odd translation bugs in the service? Let us know in the comments.Source: Mashablelast_img

first_imgAdvertisement The Olympic legacy is finally coming into its own with Usain Bolt on offer as a limited-time purchase for the popular ‘endless running’ game Temple Run 2.Customers can buy a character sporting Bolt’s name and likeness for just 69p, with the sprinter coming with a unique ‘Bolt’ ability. – Advertisement – Once activated, Bolt-mode makes the sprinter invincible, a coin magnet, and turns on auto-guidance for limited period of time. If none of those words made sense to you then just imagine giving a real-life athlete super-steroids (or justbeing Usain Bolt – the two are fairly similar).A sequel to the popular Temple Run, Temple Run 2 amassed 6 million downloads in the first 24 hours after its launch. The original title popularized the ‘endless running’ genre for mobile devices and has been downloaded more than 170 million times.At the 2012 Olympics Bolt won the 100 meters sprint with a time of 9.63 seconds, setting a new Olympic record. He then followed this up with a 200 meter time of 19.84 seconds.[related-posts]This was short of his world-best 2009 time of 19.19 seconds, but still record-breaking: Bolt became the first man in history to defend both the 100m and 200m Olympic titles.“It’s an honor to be a part of such an established game,” he said in an email to The Times. “Many of my fans have told me that I should be a playable character in Temple Run, so when this opportunity was put before me, I had to say YES!”The Jamaican sprinter has been offered other video game deals in the past, but he said “Temple Run 2” was the best fit for him.Bolt said he is the fastest in the game and he has the best power-up. When asked which “Temple Run 2” character is his biggest rival, Bolt said “Myself!” He explained that it’s tough “Controlling all that speed and not getting too”Credit: TheIndependentlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Cybercriminals always take advantage of Wi-Fi guzzling passengers and public networks at Starbucks, airports, and elsewhere aren’t particular secure.The introduction of WiFi for airplanes is a unique idea, but posses a unique threat because they potentially cram hundreds of Internet users into a small space for hours.This means cybercriminals have the time to try out everything on unsuspecting victims. – Advertisement – Routehappy, a service that ranks flight amenities, reported in January that passengers on U.S. airlines now have a 2/3 chance of getting in-flight Wi-Fi on all the miles they fly.According to the report, the prevalence of domestic in-flight Wi-Fi has grown 1,600-fold since July 2013, and the expansion is of course driven by demand from passengers.Honeywell’s 2014 In-Flight Connectivity Report found that 85 percent of passengers had accessed Wi-Fi on domestic flights, and in-flight Wi-Fi influences flight selection for 66 percent of flyers.As travelers sate their appetite for Internet, criminals cash in on their vulnerability. If you pay bills, write work emails, or shop online, a hacker with only modest skills has a chance of getting your data.Most victims make the first mistake when they initially connect to the Wi-Fi network.Windows machines ask if the network is a Home, Work, or Public connection. Users who choose Home are telling their computer that it can share files with everyone else using the Wi-Fi network, which is low hanging fruit for cyber criminals.Commercially available hacking devices, like the WiFi Pineapple, are particularly dangerous on flights. The Pineapple pretends to be a home Wi-Fi gateway as it connects unsuspecting users to airline Wi-Fi.This allows the Pineapple hacker to snoop on browsing activity and access files on the computer. The Pineapple could operate in overhead storage, unbeknownst to passengers.Technically, in-flight Wi-Fi connections are not better or worse than public networks on the ground. Airlines shouldn’t necessarily be held to a higher standard.Yes, they could monitor Wi-Fi traffic and detect malicious behavior with products like Silver Tail or FireEye, but it would make in-flight Wi-Fi prohibitively expensive.Every public Wi-Fi network comes with risks, but in-flight Wi-Fi gives hackers time to try out multiple attacks. If you need to work at 30,000 feet above sea level, take measures to protect yourself and your company.Via VBlast_img read more

first_imgImage Edit: Nathan E Olupot Advertisement Today, our artist are all over social media to able reach their fans, from Facebook to Twitter to Instagram to YouTube. Uganda musical and talented icons, from RnB to Hip Hop to Reggae to Dance-Hall have always given their fans want they want, “great and inspiring music.”We have managed to compile some of the most followed Ugandan artist on twitter, let’s take a look…at themMaurice Kirya – @mauricekirya The C.E.O at Sound Cup is the most followed musical icon in Uganda with 85K followers, following 172 since July, 2009. – Advertisement – Keko – @KEKOTOWN The Hip Hop female rapper is the second most followed artist with 79K followers, following 3244. She opened her account back in April, 2009 and has managed to stay at her position.Navio – @naviomusic After fellow rapper, Keko, topping him on the list, Navio has managed to come third with 76.4K followers, following 707 since August, 2010.Eddy Kenzo – @eddykenzoficial Airtel Uganda brand ambassador and BET’s international viewers’ choice award winner, did manage to grab himself the fourth position in this topping. Since Feburary, 2011, he has had 69.9K followers, following 839.Lilian Mbabazi – @lmbabazi Former Blu 3 diva and Kankutwale RnB singer, took the fifth position in our listing with 64.6K followers and 603 following since Feburary, 2011.Dr. Jose Chameleone – @JChameleone One of Ugandan’s musical pioneers, a.k.a the East Africa’s finest, the Wale-Wale star came in the sixth position with 43K followers since April, 2012 and he is following 125.Radio & Weasel – @RadioandWeasel The East Africa’s dynamic duo and BET 2013 nominees have managed to have the seventh position in their hands. The good-lyfe boys have 35.1K follower and following 384 since March, 2011.Juliana Kanyomozi – @JKanyomozi BEFFTA award winner, a.k.a the East Africa’s Top Female Artiste, the diva has 25.2K followers, following 122 since May, 2013, managing to get the eighth position of this listing.Bebe Cool – @BebeCoolUG The dancehall and reggae performing artist who is also one of the Nation’s musical pioneers was also on our list. The Love you Everyday singer, was got the ninth position with 22.5K followers and following 989 since June, 2012.Cindy sanyu – @cindysanyu Former Blu 3 member and song writer has got 18K followers, following 384 since March, 2011. She comes tenth on this listing.1 of 10 others:NameHandleFollowersFollowingAccount OpenedMun G@MunGmato17600270Arp/2011Bobi Wine@HEBobiwine16508280Jul/2013Irene Ntale@Irenentale15309917Nov/2011Allan Tonixs@AllanToniks14600505Jul/2010Pallaso@McPallaso146003182Arp/2010Fille@fillemusicug11700744Aug/2013Iryn Namubiru@irynnamubiru10900407Feb/2013Don Mc Kapata@DONMCKAPATA7828198Oct/2012Desire Luzinda@DLuzinda5863213Jul/2012David Lutalo@DavidLutalo274758Nov/2013last_img read more

first_imgAccording to YouTube, the amount of time someone spent watching a video was a better way to understand whether a viewer really enjoyed it or not. Image Credit: Tech Crunch Advertisement Google-owned video sharing platform; YouTube for six years supported live streaming of video which was limited to computers. And early this month, they finally rolled out the mobile live streaming feature to every creator with more than 10,000 subscribers, ramping up a challenge against Facebook Live and Twitter’s Periscope in the live-streaming arena.However, looks like the San Bruno-California based firm didn’t find it fair enough. If a YouTuber has to wait to have over 10,000 subscribers to go LIVE, thus YouTube is now letting anyone with a minimum subscriber base of 1,000 subscribers to enable mobile live streaming. This was confirmed by the company (Google) in a YouTube support page.For one thing we ought to know, mobile live-streaming has grown in popularity in these past years, especially after social media giants like Facebook (Facebook Live) and Twitter (Periscope) adopted the feature first. So YouTube couldn’t risk falling back.How-To go live:YouTubers have to first enable the live streaming option in Creator Studio tools (located at the top-right corner).Open the YouTube mobile app on Android (6.0 or higher) or iOS (iOS 8 or higher) and hit the capture button and start live streaming. YouTube will also keep an archive of the stream and you’ll have the option to edit the privacy settings or delete the archive.[related-posts] – Advertisement – Late in February, YouTube confirmed that one billion hours of videos are watched every single day on YouTube, and we believe that with this new YouTube feature, the numbers will increase rapidly.last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,What fabulous news, in RP Greyhounds today, regarding BAGS racing now being live-streamed.This is not only a huge achievement for BAGS but will also be great for the game!!I think its for all of us now, to rally round, and make the very best of such an opportunity to really promote the sport. Let’s make it interesting: Handicaps, hurdles, sprints and long-distances. Interviews with owners, trainers, and bookies. The work has certainly not been finished.But here are the two big questions:1) Will the bookies now pay the 10% levy they pay to horse-racing (no excuses!).2) And…will the Racing Post now return to offer full form and analysis for Greyhounds cards once again?! As they always should have kept doing, Editor..!!Kind regards,Ben Keith(Star Sports Owner)LINK TO JIM CREMIN’S RACING POST ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON 14th OCTOBER other news:Blog, I’ve just returned from a weekend, of enforced Group-Socialising, in northern Spain. During a few moments of respite though, we were given a confident mark, by some local shrewdies. Bocamar (WEB SITE) really landed the spoils; I must say. Mussels with tummies like apples, sweet razor-clams, and an enormous and delicious Seabass to share.Bocamar, 20 Calle de Marques de Pidal, Oviedo. Mussels (NAP). Seabass (NB). Not that cheap for the area, but don’t be afraid to get your wallet out (€114 for 2). This really was special. 8.5Over and out, B xlast_img read more