IT goes without saying that without the staff the

first_imgIT goes without saying that without the staff the tours would never get off the ground!In the six trips to date there have been 26 different staff members accompanying the players.Many have been multiple tourists, many have a long established association with the club and others have left for pastures new.Perhaps a key factor of the club’s success with youth development has been the continuity of coaches over the last 15 years and this is reflected by six staff members from the inaugural tour in 2004 will be members of the 2015 touring party.The wealth of experience and knowledge has long been an important factor and on this trip alone we have the club CEO, two playing legends with in excess 700 appearances for St Helens and a Championship head coach.In fact doing some quick sums the 2015 staff members more than 30 tours worth of experience!2004 – StaffMike Rush, Derek Traynor, Neil Kilshaw, Gordon Pennington, Eric Chisnall, Eric Frodsham, Paul Molyneux, Dave Woods2006 – StaffMike Rush, Derek Traynor, Neil Kilshaw, Eric Chisnall, Ian Talbot, Ste Leonard, Dave Woods, Mick Oxley, Matt Daniels, Nathan Mill, Glynn Walsh, Tommy Frodsham, Ian Davies2009 – StaffMike Rush, Derek Traynor, Eric Chisnall, Eric Frodsham, Ian Talbot, Dave Woods, Paul Molyneux, Ste Leonard, Paul Leyland, Keiron Purtill, Ross Mitchell, Ian Lomax, Gordon Pennington, Glynn Walsh, Mick Oxley, Dave Woods2011 – StaffMike Rush, Derek Traynor, Eric Chisnall, Eric Frodsham, Neil Kilshaw, Dave Woods, Paul Molyneux, Ste Leonard, Andy McDonough, Derek Hardman, Tommy Martyn, Neil Belshaw2013 – StaffMike Rush, Derek Traynor, Eric Chisnall, Neil Kilshaw, Dave Woods, Paul Molyneux, Ste Leonard, Derek Hardman, Tommy Martyn, Ian Talbot, Dave Weldon2015 – StaffMike Rush, Derek Traynor, Eric Chisnall, Dave Woods, Neil Kilshaw, Paul Molyneux, Ste Leonard, Eric Frodsham, Ian Talbot, Tommy Martyn, Jonny Skinnerlast_img read more

SAINTS seven game winning run came to an end with

first_imgSAINTS’ seven game winning run came to an end with a 25-0 defeat at Wigan.An error strewn performance handed the impetus to a Warriors side who were just as mistake ridden with the ball – but more clinical near the line.Anthony Gelling crossed for a hat-trick whilst George Williams put down at the end of the game to hand the hosts the spoils.But if Saints had took their chances then it could have been a different outcome.Gelling scored his first after just a couple of minutes.Saints lost the ball on their opening set and the centre got on the outside of the defence to put the ball down in the corner.There was a question of whether he went into touch, but the video ref correctly ruled him safe.Missing Luke Walsh, Mark Percival and Luke Thompson, Saints had been disrupted in the build up and that did seem to effect their usual fluent attack.They repeatedly forced errors from the Warriors and a number of drop outs but couldn’t punch it in.Morgan Knowles was stopped right on the try line in the 13th minute and then Adam Swift was bundled into touch following Jordan Turner’s looping pass.That was the tale of the first half – Saints getting into great positions but failing to find that killer touch.And on only their second opportunity Wigan made them pay.Dan Sarginson was firstly pulled for a forward pass with his winger’s path to the line clear – but on his side’s next set Gelling ghosted through for his second.Saints had chances before half time following a number of repeat sets – but couldn’t take advantage – and that was the case in the second half too.James Roby was held up over the line on 50 minutes and then Fages’ pass to Swift was just a little too high.Matty Fleming produced a good run on 55 minutes but Matty Smith took it out to a three score game with a drop goal.Saints continued to knock at the Warriors door and got another chance on the hour mark when they forced yet another knock on from their hosts.A drop out followed but they couldn’t lock it in.Saints won the ball back on 65 minutes but on the last, Turner’s pass was intercepted by Gelling who went 90 metres to complete his hat-trick.Smith tagged on a penalty with 10 minutes to go before a series of knock ons and poor handling punctuated the play in the latter stages.But a nice offload from Jon Bateman sent George Williams away complete Saints miserable evening.Match Summary:Warriors:Tries: Gelling (3), WilliamsGoals: Smith (4 from 5)Drop: SmithSaints:Tries: Goals: Penalties:Warriors: 6Saints: 3HT: 0-12FT: 0-25REF: Ben ThalerATT: 15,265Teams:Warriors:1. Sam Tomkins; 2. Josh Charnley, 3. Anthony Gelling, 4. Dan Sarginson; 20. Oliver Gildart; 6. George Williams, 7. Matty Smith; 8. Dominic Crosby, 16. Sam Powell, 10. Ben Flower, 14. John Bateman, 12. Liam Farrell, 25. Willie Isa.Subs: 19. Taulima Tautai, 21. Ryan Sutton, 24. Frank-Paul Nuuausala, 28. Jake Shorrocks.Saints: 1. Jonny Lomax; 22. Jack Owens, 24. Matty Fleming, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 5. Adam Swift; 3. Jordan Turner, 19. Theo Fages; 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 15. Greg Richards, 20. Joe Greenwood, 28. Morgan Knowles, 12. Jon Wilkin.Subs: 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Atelea Vea, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Lama Tasi.last_img read more

Fewer crimes reported in NC schools

first_imgClassroom desks (Photo: Pixnio) RALEIGH (WTVD) — Schools throughout North Carolina reported fewer crimes during the 2016-17 school year, continuing a long-term trend. The crime number are part of the N.C. Department of Instruction’s 2016-17 Consolidated Data Report presented Wednesday to the State Board of Education.The total number of reportable crimes across all grades decreased from 10,020 in 2015-16 to 9,934 in 2016-17 (1.9 percent). In N.C. high schools crime decreased by 4 percent. Here’s a look at the five most reported crimes in North Carolina schools.Illegal possession of a controlled substance 2016-17: 4,2892015-16: 4,639- Advertisement – Possession of a weapon other than a firearm2016-17: 2,7452015-16: 2,746Assault on a school personnel2016-17: 1,4312015-16: 1,329Possession of alcoholic beverages2016-17: 8822015-16: 934Possession of a firearm or powerful explosive2016-17: 1052015-16: 118Schools are required to report 16 offenses that occur on campus or school property, of which nine are considered dangerous and violent. In 2016-17 those nine categories represented 278 individual instances, or 2.8 percent of all 9,834 reported offenses.Related Article: 2nd man sentenced in UNC professor’s 2014 beating deathClick here for the full reportlast_img read more

Fitness center artisan marketplace coming to Lelands Harrington Village

first_img At Sandalwood Shoppes, local entrepreneurs and artisans will fill the 60 retail vignettes with an array of merchandise from gifts, apparel, jewelry and coastal décor to candles, essential oils, clocks and more.  There will also be monthly events held there.“After 25 years in retail at Macy’s and opening several Target locations in New Jersey, I felt it was time to go out on my own.  I chose Harrington Square in Leland after studying retail surveys and seeing the growth.  I believe good things are happening here,” Joan Pacifico, owner of Sandalwood Shoppes, said in the news release.This will be the third area location for Axis Fitness + Training, which offers group and personal fitness. They use technology to track progress and heart rates.Related Article: Former Cape Fear Serpentarium could become dental practice, spa“We are excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Harrington Square project. It’s going to be a beautiful location and the Leland market shows a lot of promise. Our team is just grateful the community is responding to what we are doing in such a positive way,” said Mike Barnhart with Axis Fitness + TrainingHarrington Village is a 20 acre mixed-use campus of 13 buildings at the corner of Village Rd. and Lee Dr.The residential portion includes 10 apartment buildings with a clubhouse, pool, and other amenities.  Harrington Square encompasses the ground floor of the three front-facing 4-story buildings in Harrington Village, offering about 30,000 square feet of retail and office space for shops, businesses and restaurants. Harrington Village (Photo: Basil John/WWAY) LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Two more businesses are coming to Leland.According to a news release, Sandalwood Shoppes and Axis Fitness + Training will be key tenants of Harrington Square, the commercial component of Harrington Village in Leland.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Wilmington man charged in Dawson St stabbing

first_imgWilmington, NC (WWAY)– A Wilmington man faces charges after a stabbing on Dawson Street Tuesday night.Wilmington Police arrested Michael Hasty, 45, after a 65-year-old Wilmington man was found stabbed in the 500 block of Dawson Street.- Advertisement – It happened around 8:00 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the victim with non-life threatening stab wounds.He was transferred to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.Officers arrested Hasty at the scene.Related Article: Ex-Panther player accused of assault suspended from coaching jobHe received a $100,000 secured bond.He is  being charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflict serious injury.last_img

Senior Resource Center to hold health fair listening session and more

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 NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Next week, the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center will hold a day filled with free activities and beneficial information for local seniors.Starting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, there will be a tree planting ceremony in support of elder abuse prevention and awareness.- Advertisement – From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the center will hold the annual Senior Health & Resource Fair. Seniors can take part in the health screenings, fitness demonstrations, meet various professionals and vendors and learn more about services available.Also on Wednesday, citizens from New Hanover County and beyond are able to provide input on North Carolina’s 2019-2023 Aging Services Plan. This is only one of a few meetings planned across the state. From 10 a.m. to Noon, the session will help identify the needs of North Carolina’s older citizens, disabled adults and their caregivers. Citizens may sign up to speak as well. Get more information on signing up here.Those who are unable to attend the meetings may submit written comments by May 31 to:Aging PlanDivision of Aging and Adult Services2101 Mail Service CenterRaleigh, NC 27699Related Article: Women at retirement community are calendar girlsComments may also be e-mailed to agingplan@dhhs.nc.gov.The current Aging Services Plan is available at http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/plan.htm.To learn more about New Hanover County’s Senior Resource Center, click here.last_img read more

When will bridges close due to bad weather

first_img In New Hanover County, the Snows Cut Bridge to Pleasure Island will close with sustained winds of 45 mph or more, and a curfew will be issued with it. The Heide Trask Drawbridge to Wrightsville Beach will only close if there is a mandatory evacuation. The Cape Fear Memorial and Isabel Holmes bridges will not close during the storm unless there is structural damage.And in Pender County, the Surf City Swingbridge does not close for vehicles. We are told North Topsail Beach typically closes the bridge on its end of the island at 40 mph sustained.The NCDOT says any bridge with a movable span is closed to marine traffic at 45 mph sustained winds.Related Article: NCDOT checking equipment in preparation for winter weatherWhen bridges reopen following a storm, some towns will request a town ID to return. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Perhaps the biggest question we get whenever there’s a hurricane or tropical storm is when will they close the bridges? There’s no single answer. It all depends on which bridge you’re talking about.In Brunswick County, the G.V. Barbee Bridge and Swains Cut Bridge to Oak Island will close when winds reach 40 mph sustained. The bridge to Holden Beach closes when the wind reaches 45 mph sustained. In Ocean Isle Beach, the Odell Williamson Bridge will close with sustained winds of 50 mph or greater, which is the same threshold for the Mannon Gore Bridge at Sunset Beach.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Unsealed warrants reveal shocking new details in Paitin Fields death

first_img Eight warrants issued by Pender County officials describe in detail, what they were after from the start. They reveal more about what could’ve caused the little girl’s death.Five-year-old Paitin Fields died more than a year ago. An autopsy revealed she was sexually assaulted and strangled, but still no arrests in her murder.Documents reveal one of the family members who took Paitin Fields to the hospital was her uncle, David Prevatte, who is a person of interest in her murder.David Prevatte (Photo: Pender Co. Sheriff’s Office)Related Article: Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raidBut there’s much more.Prevatte failed a polygraph on November 15, the same day Paitin died.Investigators searched the home on Blackwater Dr. in Watha, where Paitin lived with her grandmother, step-grandfather and uncle. Inside the home, they saw KKK signs on Prevatte’s bedroom wall.Prevatte allegedly yelled racial slurs at a black employee on the scene.So could race have played a role in Paitin’s death? Paitin’s mother was white and her father was Native American.Detectives say Prevatte had intense racial hatred.A warrant shows investigators also confiscated items from Prevatte’s girlfriend, Haley Faucette. They took her cell phone with the belief Prevatte used it to search for pornography.Even worse, detectives interviewed Paitin’s seven-year-old sister. She said Paitin was wearing a zombie shirt when they went to bed.Hospital footage shows Paitin being brought in wearing a different shirt. That zombie shirt was never found.Just a few things detectives seized in their search of Paitin’s house included sheets, a pillow and male underwear.There’s still very few answers on what happened to Paitin Fields.David Prevatte is currently in jail on other charges, including for for threatening an investigator on Paitin’s case. PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — KKK signs on the wall, a missing t-shirt and a confiscated phone. These are just some of the shocking details released in newly obtained search warrants in the Paitin Fields investigation.The details are disturbing.- Advertisement – last_img read more

STEP program deadline extended for Hurricane Florence victims

first_img “The STEP program gives families the opportunity to return to their own homes and communities as they put their lives back together after this devastating storm,” said Gov. Cooper. “I’m pleased that FEMA has agreed to our request to extend the deadline so more North Carolinians can benefit from this innovative program, and I urge eligible homeowners to sign and return their forms right away.”The STEP program provides rapid, partial repairs to homes to make them livable and allows survivors to leave temporary housing and return home. The STEP program does not return a home to its pre-storm condition, but it does make it possible for families to return home while long-term repairs take place.The program is available in Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender and Robeson counties.To participate in the STEP program, eligible homeowners must now sign a Right of Entry (ROE) form by February 1, 2019. Related Article: Florence sends couple’s wedding to city named HurricaneMore information about the STEP program is available at www.ncdps.gov/florencestep. Eligible homeowners may also visit the application portal at www.ncstepflorence.com or call (833) 257-1100 Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.A total of 15,784 North Carolina storm survivors have been contacted by telephone, text message and postcard to encourage them to apply to participate in the STEP program. Eligible homeowners were selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) based on data gathered from survivors who registered with FEMA.Once a homeowner completes the Right of Entry form, an inspector will visit the home to assess the damage. For homes confirmed eligible for STEP, the inspector will develop a repair plan. Depending on the level of damage, the repairs will be made by either a volunteer disaster relief group (NC Baptists on Mission or United Methodist Committee on Relief) or a professional contractor managed by the state.So far, approximately 50 homes have been repaired or are under repair through the STEP program. Work is set to begin soon on hundreds more homes whose owners have already signed up for the program.Among the kinds of repairs made through the STEP program:    Exterior repairs include secure and watertight doors, windows and roof, and safe entrances.    The home’s electrical and plumbing systems will be made safe and operational.    Interior repairs include a functional kitchen – including a base cabinet under the sink, a surface to prepare food, basic refrigeration and cooking surfaces, a working            sink – and a functional, private bathroom.“Hurricane Florence swamped homes, businesses, schools, farms and entire communities, and North Carolina is working hard to recover,” Gov. Cooper said. “Getting people back in safe, livable homes is key and the STEP program can help families do that. “If you’ve been notified that the STEP program may be a good fit for your family, don’t wait– apply now.”The cost of the STEP program is being shared by the State of North Carolina and FEMA. There is no cost to homeowners to participate in the voluntary STEP program.For survivors who choose to participate in the STEP program, completion of STEP repairs will end their eligibility for a FEMA travel trailer or mobile home and for Transitional Sheltering Assistance to stay in a hotel.More information about the STEP program is available here. Eligible homeowners may also visit the application portal here or call (833) 257-1100. Flooding from Hurricane Florence flooded out several homes in Stoney Creek Plantation in Leland. (Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY) RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The deadline for North Carolinians who are eligible for a special program to provide rapid repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Florence has been extended to February 1, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.That’s the date by which homeowners need to complete the forms to participate in North Carolina’s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program. It provides temporary, partial repairs at no cost to homeowners so Hurricane Florence survivors can return to and remain in their homes while longer-term repairs continue.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Supply man dies after tractor overturns

first_imgBRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Supply man is dead after a tractor overturned in Brunswick County, about 4 miles east of Shallotte.Jabe Wilson Sasser, 76, was traveling northbound, driving a tractor on the shoulder of Holden Beach Road around 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.- Advertisement – The tractor went off the shoulder to the left and overturned down an embankment. Sasser got pinned under the tractor and died at the scene.It is unknown as to why the tractor was traveling on the shoulder.No impairment is suspected.  The tractor had no cab or restraint system installed.last_img

Teen creates American flag retirement boxes for Eagle Scout project

first_img There are boxes are at the VA centers at the ILM airport and the Brunswick County Government Complex and at Belville Town Hall.Hartis says he wanted his project to give back to the community and honor veterans for their service.“Veterans sacrifice a lot and especially give a lot of their time,” Hartis said. “To see them come home, some are less fortunate than others, but something they would like to see. They fought for that flag. Something nice. A proper way for it to be retired.”Related Article: Boy Scouts recalls Cub Scout neckerchief slides due to lead levelsHartis says his troop will hold retirement ceremonies for each flag dropped in the box. 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 BELVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A local boy scout says he has always taken an interest in veterans. For his eagle scout project, he decided to find a way to honor them around the community.Braden Hartis created several American flag retirement boxes, and they are already being used.Braden Hartis created American flag retirement boxes. This box is at Belville Town Hall. (Photo: Kylie Jones/WWAY)- Advertisement – last_img read more

Uganda MPs Finally Receive iPads

first_imgAdvertisement Uganda’s parliament has given iPads to all MPs at a cost of $370,000 (Shs937.5m), saying it will make them more efficient.Parliamentary commissioner Emmanuel Dombo says it means MPs can access official documents while travelling.He also said the funds had been generated by reducing the budget for paper, which would no longer be needed. – Advertisement – Many have however criticised it as  a waste of money.“Taxpayers are already paying too much to take care of their MPs,” opposition MP Semujju Ibrahim Nganda told the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme.Mr Dombo described it as an “administrative decision”.“These iPads that we have got are going to help us save a minimum of Shs 45 million per year as we do away with the use of papers,” Kadaga told the excited MPs.Last year, MPs voted to increase their salaries by 38% – to more than $8,000 a month.The 375 lawmakers have also been given more than $41,000 each to buy a car.last_img read more

BlackBerry Messenger coming to Windows Phone and Nokia

first_imgAdvertisement Messaging service BBM is going to be available to Microsoft’s Windows Phone and the upcoming Nokia X platforms in the coming months, Blackberry Ltd has said.The messaging platform that offers collaboration tools such as BBM Groups, BBM Voice and BBM Channels and competes with services such as WhatsApp, Viber and Telegram.It will be available as a free download from the Windows Phone Store this summer, while BBM for Nokia X will be available from the Nokia Store when the Nokia X platform launches, BlackBerry said in a statement on Monday. – Advertisement – BBM was a pioneering mobile-messaging service, but its user base has failed to keep pace with that of WhatsApp and other upstarts, in part because BlackBerry had long refused to open the service to users on other platforms.Even though BlackBerry devices have waned in popularity, BBM remains popular. Late last year, theWaterloo, Ontario-based company finally opened the messaging platform to users of iPhones and Android devices, and the number of the service’s active users has grown to more than 80 million.Source: NDTvlast_img read more

Samsung to Sell off its Fiber Optics Business to Corning

first_imgAdvertisement Samsung Electronics Co. has revealed that it will sell its fiber optics business to U.S. specialty glass manufacturer Corning Inc, as part of the process to streamline operations to focus on core business areas.The value and terms of the deal have not been disclosed.Optical fibers can be used for making network cables. – Advertisement – Included as part of the sale is Samsung’s manufacturing base for optical fiber materials in Korea and China. The deal will be completed by the first quarter of 2015 following necessary regulatory approvals, he said.Samsung Group, which is the world’s largest maker of smartphones, TVs and memory chips has been restructuring its business units in recent months ahead of an expected leadership succession.Samsung last week said it would sell controlling stakes in its chemical and defense units to another Korean conglomerate, Hanwha Group , for 1.9 trillion won ($1.7 billion).Source WSJlast_img read more

MTN Business Microsoft to launch panAfrican hybrid cloud solution

first_imgPhoto Credit: Microsoft Advertisement It is reported that MTN Business has launched a pan-African cloud platform that offers customers a true hybrid cloud solution serviced from MTN’s data centres, powered by Microsoft’s technology and built on MTN’s Global MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) network which has 23 points of presence across the globe. This will ensure an enhanced customer experience due to lower latency and better response times.In line with the characteristics of cloud, MTN’s customers will be provided with a self-service management portal with a consistent look and feel as Microsoft Azure, one of the best public cloud providers. The platform runs off enterprise-grade infrastructure, providing clients with flexibility and increasing their agility. – Advertisement – The partnership between MTN and Microsoft will deliver a combination of strengths and capabilities that will enable our clients to harness a world class hybrid cloud solution.“We are excited to be embarking on this journey with Microsoft to offer this cutting edge solution to our customers. MTN Business Cloud will give our clients the peace of mind that they are using a solution from a global company that is backed by MTN’s reputation, expansive reach and proven track record across Africa and the Middle East,” says Alpheus Mangale, Chief Enterprise Officer for MTN Business SA.This offering will provide corporates and the public sector with a platform to build and run mission critical applications for their end users, as well as develop and host new applications for their own customers. In addition, customers can use the platform as a disaster recovery site to comply with their own business continuity requirements.MTN will offer Microsoft Express Route at the end of the third quarter of 2015. This will leverage MTN’s Global MPLS network, enabling the company to offer solutions based on both MTN and Microsoft’s Cloud platforms which will eliminate the need to use the Internet.Via CIO EAlast_img read more

Korean government launches accelerator program for international startups

first_imgAdvertisement Korea will host an all expenses paid acceleration program for 40 high-potential startups from around the world this autumn. The first of its kind in Asia, the program is sponsored by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, which was created in 2013, as part of President Park Geun-hye’s initiative to transform Korea’s economy.Startups selected for the acceleration program, known as the K-Startup Grand Challenge, will receive $4,100 per month to cover living expenses, along with free round-trip flights to Korea for three team members.The government will further provide them with offices and lab space in its $160 million Startup Campus in Pangyo. The campus is within walking distance to the R&D labs of many Korean tech giants, which have signed on to mentor the startups. – Advertisement – The Korean government is sponsoring this program to help entice promising foreign startups to establish their Asian foothold in Korea. Ultimately, this will help boost the Korean economy, bringing in creative ideas, new technologies and new jobs.ProcessBased on online applications, representatives from the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP), the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA<) and four accelerators, will select 160 startups to participate in pitch competitions that will be held online and in cities around the world.Judges will narrow the field to 80 startups, each of which will send a representative to Korea for an intensive week of pitching and interviews from August 8 to 15. They will also have opportunities to network with Korean startups, major companies and investors, while experiencing the world’s most technologically advanced country.The most promising 40 startups will be invited to stay for the three-month acceleration program, led by SparkLabs, DEV Korea, Shift and ActnerLab, four of Korea’s most successful accelerators.Applications will remain open to startups across a broad range of industries through June 14. Startups can apply and find more information at http://www.k-startupgc.orglast_img read more

Ugandas Matibabu Wins USD10000 Extra Funding at the iSHOW Competition in Kenya

first_imgTeam Matibabu Prize at the iSHOW competition in Kenya. (Photo Credit: Enstartup) Advertisement Team Matibabu, a group of Ugandan graduates from Makerere University are no strangers when it comes to local innovators in Uganda, participating in a number of hackathons, and other innovation programs locally and internationally (Globally).The ASME Innovation (iSHOW); global competition for hardware led social innovation that focuses on the design & engineering journey of taking physical products to market – released the top 10 finalists for its iSHOW Kenya competition with Team Matibabu for their innovative solution; a Non-invasive diagnostic kit used to detect Malaria, emerged to be among the finalist battling it out with 9 other teams.The Matibabu device uses a custom-made portable device called a matiscope, which is connected to a smartphone, to do a rapid diagnostic test. The user’s finger is inserted into the matiscope, and the application uses a red light to penetrate the skin and detect the red blood cells. – Advertisement – After a public voting that ended on Wednesday 24th, May 2017, the iSHOW crew on Thursday 25th, May 2017 crowned, Team Matibabu; who emerged overall winners with 538 votes, winning what they iSHOW crew termed as ‘Extra Cash‘ for their project.  The team won USD$10,000 and also become part of the iSHOW alumni network; a global community of hardware innovators with exclusive access to experts and resources.Congrats #Kenya finalists! Time to vote for one innovator to earn extra cash. Who will win? https://t.co/eOOEw1dlbG #thisishardware #ISHOW17 pic.twitter.com/BJw2lrIA5q— ASME IShow (@ASMEishow) May 20, 2017“We are really excited about this milestone as a team, it’s at a time when we’re going to do clinical trials & we were still resourcing for the funding. I can now say we’re ready to achieve that,” Moris Atwine; Founder at Think IT and a team member of Matibabu told Guru 8.Winners of 2017 ASME ISHOW are Matibabu Science set Sign IO#ishow #ASME pic.twitter.com/9Gx2KPMfup— TechMoran (@TechMoran) May 25, 2017Now Matibabu, with other two winning team; Science set and Sign IO (also won USD$10,000 each), will be part of the 30 finalists who will pitch to the judges in person and will receive product exposure, advice and technical insights. Only 9 teams will win a share of USD$500,000 (roughly 1.8 billion UGX) in prizes – including an extensive design and engineering review by a panel of experts.[related-posts]last_img read more

Googles Updated Android Distribution Numbers Show Android Nougat Closing to 10 Percent

first_imgImage Credit: 9to5google Advertisement Google has released its updated Android distribution chart with the latest distribution numbers confirm that the Android Nougat is finally inching closer to the 10 percent of active Android devices.According to NDTV news website, the timing of the Android distribution numbers from Google is interesting considering Apple’s CEO Tim Cook during his WWDC 2017 keynote address took a pot shot at Android.He on Monday showed a chart where iOS 10 was running on 86 percent of active iOS devices while Android Nougat reached the 7 percent mark as of June. Cook also referred Android’s OS version fragmentation for the poor numbers. The updated list could be a way Google wants to reply back to Apple that it has inched closer to 10 percent mark, though compared to iOS 10, it’s still far away, NDTV reports. – Advertisement – The Google Play distribution data is for the seven-day period ending June 5.Android 7.0 is now present on 8.9 percent while Android 7.1 on 0.6 percent devices, making the total number as 9.5 percent. Marshmallow has a total share of 31.2 percent same as that of last month.[related-posts]Android Lollipop Last month, Android Lollipop had a total share of 32 percent while in the latest report shows Android Lollipop with a total share of 30.8 percent of active Android devices (Android 5.0 Lollipop running on 8.2 percent and Android 5.1 Lollipop at 22.6 percent). Based on the new figures, Android Lollipop is running on majority of active Android devices even though it saw a decrease considering last month’s data.Other Android versions Android KitKat which is running on 18.1 percent, Android Jelly Bean is at 8.8 percent, while Android 4.0.x or Ice Cream Sandwich and Android Gingerbread (v2.3.3-2.3.7), in Google’s latest numbers, registered a share of 0.8 percent each.OpenGL OpenGL 3.0 is at 44.6 percent, and OpenGL version 2.0 steadily rising to 38.7 percent.last_img read more

BENS BLOG Its now officially against the law to have a joke

first_img[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ix HSBC bankers have been sacked for staging a piss-take, mock-execution, when out on a jolly-up go-karting day. Err…WHY? What’s it got to do with ANYONE else? They are a bunch of lads, on a day out, having a laugh and a joke. GOD FORBID ANYONE EVER OFFENDS ANY MIDDLE-CLASS-LEFTIES (that aren’t even around!).Ever since I watched ‘Pierrepoint’, with the superb Timothy Spall, I’ve regularly been practising mock-hangings, on my right-hand-man, Gaul Wood. And I’m not weird..no..NOT IN THE SLIGHTEST..!!In other news:I visited Boulestin http://boulestin.com/ and twitter https://twitter.com/boulestinlondon, the French restaurant in St James, last year, and several times since, thought it was superb, and gave it an immediate 8.5. However, I returned on Monday night, to find that they had changed the menu, and EVERYTHING, right the way though the card, was poor, even including their previously excellent chips.Boulestin. It gets one more chance, but remove from you ‘to-do’ list. 6.Over and out, B xlast_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Wednesday

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