The Tory government isn’t going to use Brexit to rebuild Britain, Jeremy Corbyn will warn voters today on a whistlestop tour of three Leave-voting constituencies in the East Midlands. Visiting North East Derbyshire, Ashfield and Bolsover, the Labour leader will express understanding of the reasons for which people voted to leave the EU.During the 2016 referendum campaign, Corbyn famously gave the EU a “seven out of ten” approval rating. Although the remark infuriated some Remainers, fuelling criticism that the lifelong Eurosceptic wasn’t doing enough to advocate staying in the EU, his allies maintain that his honest reply aligned with the views of the British public.Corbyn’s comments today reflect that same approach. Before meeting workers at a boiler manufacturer and an engineering firm, then attending a local anti-fracking meeting, the Labour leader said: “I campaigned for remain and reform in the referendum of 2016. But I fully understand why many people in former coalfield and other communities voted to leave after decades of wealth, jobs and opportunities had been sucked out of these communities.“Why would anyone who hasn’t had a pay rise in 10 years, can’t get a proper bus service in the evening or worries about sending their kids to university because of years of crunching debt, listen to politicians saying nothing really needs to change?”The Labour leader went on to issue caution, warning that instead of “using Brexit to rebuild Britain”, the government will “slash rights and protections and turbocharge their bankers-first market free-for-all”. Setting out Labour’s Brexit position, he added: “We are leaving the EU, but we will not support a deal cobbled together by a divided and chaotic Tory government if it’s going to make life tougher for millions of people.”“That’s why we have an alternative plan for a Brexit that guarantees jobs, rights and protections with a new deal with the single market, ensures no hard border in Ireland and supports UK manufacturing with a new customs union.“But, even more important, Labour in government has a plan for a post-Brexit Britain where we use the powers available to kick start the economy and rebuild our industry, infrastructure and public services in all regions and nations of the UK.”Ashfield, where the Tories gained ground in last year’s snap election, is the seat of Gloria de Piero. The Corbynsceptic Labour MP, guarding a thin majority of just 441 votes, has not been outspoken on Brexit in the same way as Caroline Flint but is also thought to be concerned about the electoral consequences of pushing for a soft Brexit.North East Derbyshire is currently held by Lee Rowley, a Conservative who won the marginal seat from Labour in 2017. Local Labour members have selected Momentum activist and Orgreave Justice campaigner Chris Peace as the next parliamentary candidate.Labour veteran Dennis Skinner represents Bolsover, which he won with a 5,288 majority last year, down from 11,778 in 2015. It used to be a Labour stronghold, but last year the Beast of Bolsover saw his Tory opponent gain more than 28% of the vote share for the first time ever.Tags:Dennis Skinner /Caroline Flint /Labour /Gloria De Piero /Jeremy Corbyn /Ashfield /Brexit /North East Derbyshire /Bolsover /Chris Peace /Lee Rowley / read more
Community groups demanding reform of the San Francisco Police Department and city government declined on Thursday to accept their awards from the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.At least half of the 16 the coalitions slated to receive the award – those recognized for organizing against police brutality – walked out of the City Hall chamber mid-ceremony. Many called the award “insulting.” The annual award seeks to “honor communities organizing for justice,” and this year recognized police brutality and racial injustices as human rights concerns in San Francisco.“There’s been a lot of pain in all of our communities,” said Susan Christian, the commission’s chair, adding that the point of the award was to “acknowledge and celebrate the role of advocacy for justice” while moving along the “fight for equality.” Since 2014, 12 black and Latino men have been killed in police shootings. Benjamin Bac Sierra, a leader in the Amor for Alex Nieto Coalition, a group of family, friends, and Mission community members that organized after the 2014 police shooting of Alex Nieto, called the award a “sham.”“The city should be ashamed of itself for offering us these [awards],” said Bac Sierra, repeating the demand for criminal prosecution of the officers involved in the recent shootings. So far, no charges have been brought against any of the officers involved, and a jury recently ruled that the officers who shot Nieto did not use excessive force.“The [District Attorney] has not charged a single officer. We are up against a rigged system that favors the police and dismisses the stories of our young people,” said Richard Smith, a vicar at a Mission District church and primary advocate for Amilcar Perez Lopez, who was shot and killed by officers in 2016. The Justice For Amilcar group was also presented with the award, and initially accepted, but had planned to return the award during public comment.The 2016 deaths of Luis Gongora Pat, a homeless man living in the Mission District, and Jessica Williams Nelson, a Bayview resident, led to the formation of two more coalitions demanding that the officers involved face criminal charges. These groups were also selected to win Hero Awards from the Commission and also declined them.“I don’t want any award, I want justice for my cousin,” said Luis Poot Pat, Gongora’s cousin.Luis Poot Pat addresses protesters on the steps of City Hall. Photo by Lola M. ChavezEven before the ceremony for the Hero Awards, many of the local organizers voiced their dismay.“The irony is palpable [in that] the Human Rights Commission is giving an award to [these] groups, which validates that SFPD is committing human rights violations,” said Edwin Lindo, one of five activists who called for the ouster of the then-police chief Greg Suhr or Mayor Ed Lee by undergoing a 17-day hunger strike in April. “We will feel rewarded when [the] HRC finds [the police department] in violation of human rights.”Many of the activists present at Thursday’s ceremony called the eight-member commission “toothless” and pointed to the irony of being rewarded by a government body whose members are appointed by Mayor Ed Lee. Many activists hold the mayor partly responsible for police shootings.“All of these coalitions are basically doing the work that [the commission] should have done and didn’t,” said Chiedza Kundidzora, a member of the Frisco 500, a group that grew out of the hunger strike.That group was formed at City Hall in early May, said Kundidzora, after sheriff’s deputies clashed with protesters during a Frisco Five march to the mayor’s office, arresting 33 and allegedly injuring several, including four journalists. “[The commission] invited the Frisco 500 back to the building where I had my ribs broken by a sheriff for fighting police brutality,” Kundidzora said. “I don’t know if there is anything more ironic than that.”Although the meeting room was packed to capacity, the ceremony was orderly as a total of 26 students, individuals, and organizations were distinguished one-by-one for their achievements in areas like violence prevention, youth services, and working towards economic and racial justice.The plan was upended, however, when organizers of Amor for Alex Nieto accepted their certificate touting signs that read “Jail Killer Cops” and activists for the Justice for Mario Woods Coalition refused to accept their award. Instead, they addressed the Commission, interrupting the ceremony despite instructions to save their speeches for public comment once all awards were handed out.“We are not here to accept an award,” said Daniel Muhammad, a member of the coalition. Instead, Muhammad said his coalition had come to express their disappointment with the Commission, which “up to today has not taken any position on the execution of Mario Woods, Alex Nieto, Amilcar Lopez, Jessica Williams Nelson, and the many more” killed by the police.Some of the groups awarded by the Human Rights Commission tore up their certificats in protest. Photo by Lola M. ChavezAfter the walkout, the coalitions gathered on the building’s front steps, where members of the Frisco 500 conducted an awards ceremony of their own.Community organizer Christina “Krea” Gomez held up a piece of paper that “honored” Mayor Lee with the “Iconic Villain” award.District Attorney George Gascon, Police Commission President Suzy Loftus, and the Police Officers Association were also among the faux-award recipients – their paper certificates were printed on top of portraits of the men and women that have been killed by police.“We want folks to remember that [their job] is to fight for these people,” said Gomez. Benjamin Bac Sierra, of Amor for Alex Nieto Coalition, addresses protesters and reporters on the steps of City Hall. The group is calling for a permanent memorial for the man, who was shot by police in 2014 on top of Bernal Hill. Photo by Lola M. ChavezProtesters shamed politicians and police officials for a string of recent police shootings in San Francisco. Photo by Lola M. ChavezProtesters created a memorial on the steps of city hall with photographs of the men and women who have been shot by police in recent years. Photo by Lola M. Chavez 0% Tags: alex nieto • Amilcar López-Pérez • City Hall • police • police shooting • protests Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% read more
Email Address For any Mission dwellers who did a double-take yesterday afternoon: Yes, that was Mayor London Breed and her retinue being squired around the neighborhood in lowriders.The San Francisco Lowrider Council and several Mission housing and community activists extended the invitation to the mayor for a tour of the Mission District’s affordable housing successes — and potential future opportunities.“We are trying to get the Mayor’s Office of Housing to invest in housing in the Mission,” explains Planning Commission president Myrna Melgar, who was along for the cruise. “We keep hearing there’s no money, but we’re trying to convince the mayor there is money for housing.”Roberto Hernandez takes Mayor London Breed for a spin. Photo courtesy London Breed’s Facebok page. Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter The caravan of lowriders hit a number of potential development sites for affordable housing. Among them: an abandoned former office building at 25th and Capp; a vacant lot left after the climactic 2015 fire at 22nd and Mission; and the Animal Control headquarters at 15th and Harrison.Roberto Hernandez, who served as Breed’s chauffeur, led a similar tour of potential housing sites several years ago, on foot, with Mayor Ed Lee. Today, four such sites are construction zones for future 100-percent affordable developments, with three more in the pipeline.“The thing about being in a lowrider is that you have a different relationship with the street. It’s almost like walking; you get to interact with the street,” Melgar says. “The point of this tour was to connect with Mayor Breed.” She’s confident that happened: “I am 100 percent sure about this mayor.”Planning Commission president Myrna Melgar and senior mayoral housing adviser Jeff Buckley (on phone) cruise the Mission. Nelson Alvarado is at the wheel. Photo courtesy of Melgar’s Facebook page. read more
SAINTS are just 80 minutes from another Grand Final appearance after a fantastic 26-18 win over Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium.Paul Wellens bagged a brace as his charges produced surely their best display of the season to finally grab a win over the auld enemy.It was a cracking game for the neutral as Saints flew out of the blocks only to be pegged back as Wigan came on strong.But your Super Saints defended like their lives depended on it and now wait on who Warrington will send to the Stobart Stadium a week on Saturday.Saints produced nearly their most complete half of the season to lead 14-0 before Wigan hit right back as the hooter sounded.Tries from Wellens and Jonny Lomax, plus the trusty Boot of Jamie Foster gave them a deserved advantage before Pat Richards got the Warriors into it.In the second half, Sean O’Loughlin had his try wiped out by Paul Wellens in a mad opening 10 minutes.Saints then forged further ahead through Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook but Joel Tomkins scored to bring Wigan into it again… and set up a nervous closing ten minutes.But if anything Saints were stronger in those final stages and Wigan couldn’t get a look in.Saints welcomed back Tony Puletua from a shoulder injury whilst Sia Soliola, James Roby, Jamie Foster and Francis Meli all came back into the reckoning after missing last week’s win at Quins.Wigan made two changes from last week’s team with Ben Cross recovering from a suspected broken forearm.Jamie Foster got Saints underway and immediately forced six on Wigan’s line following Paul Deacon’s knock on.And when they shifted the ball right Tommy Makinson looked set to go over in the corner, but Pat Richards bundled him into touch.Saints then had more pressure but Clough was pulled back for a forward pass and on 10 minutes Jon Wilkin dropped the ball with the line at his mercy.Andy Coley should have seen red for a shocking high tackle on Makinson – but was only placed on report.But Saints made the pressure pay – and it was a superb passing move that saw Paul Wellens attacking the line and turning Sam Tomkins inside out.Foster with the conversion.Minutes later Saints were 12-0 up. Out on the left Jon Wilkin cut inside, headed right and fed Shenton who skipped through the challenges. With three players on his left a simple pass saw Jonny Lomax increase the lead.Wigan could have scored when Saints knocked on from the kick-off but superb defence had Sam Tomkins on his back on the last tackle.And seconds later a strong tackle by Michael Shenton on Pat Richards stopped another certain score.On 27 minutes, Foster added his third boot of the afternoon to take it to 14-0.Saints had played complete rugby for 33 minutes – until Sam Tomkins ran on a fantastic angle to break their defence. But, under pressure from Lomax, he knocked on over the line.Yet, there was a twist in the tale as right on the hooter Richards scored a controversial effort that featured six penalties, repeat sets and a couple of forward passes.Half Time: Wigan 6 Saints 14Both sides kicked behind the defensive line early doors before Wigan unlocked the defence again. Another forward pass to Charnley was ignored and once Wilkin was penalised the space was there for O’Loughlin to exploit.Saints, though, hit back almost immediately. Lomax broke through the middle and found Makinson on his shoulder.Saints then had space to send the ball right and for Wellens to notch his second.Moments later, Josh Charnley had a try chalked off as he grounded before he put the ball down.But Saints, once they’d weathered the pressure, landed another killer blow. Finally gaining a penalty from the referee they ran it and Roby linked up with LMS.Foster with the conversion.Wigan hit back through Joel Tomkins – goaled by Pat Richards – and continued to press as they sought the two scores that would put them into the semis.Michael Shenton flew down the right with six minutes to go as Saints pushed for territorial advantage but he couldn’t find a way through.But Saints were growing in stature by then and there was no way they would give up this lead.If it goes to form it’s likely they’ll face the Warriors again, but with performances of such calibre from Wellens, Lomax, Roby and Gaskell there’s no reason why we can’t have a repeat.Match Summary:Wigan:Tries: Richards, O’Loughlin, J. Tomkins, Goals: Richards (3 from 3)Saints:Tries: Wellens(2), Lomax, McCarthy-ScarsbrookGoals: Foster (5 from 5)Penalties:Wigan: 10Saints: 9HT: 14-6FT: 26-18REF: Phil BenthamATT: 12893Teams:Wigan:1. Sam Tomkins; 25. Josh Charnley, 12. Joel Tomkins, 4. George Carmont, 5. Pat Richards; 6. Paul Deacon, 17. Brett Finch; 15. Jeff Lima, 7. Thomas Leuluai, 10. Andy Coley, 11. Harrison Hansen, 16. Ryan Hoffman, 13. Sean O’Loughlin.Subs: 9. Michael McIlorum, 14. Paul Prescott, 22. Liam Farrell, 35. Ben Cross.Saints:1. Paul Wellens; 28. Tom Makinson, 3. Michael Shenton, 5. Francis Meli, 22. Jamie Foster; 25. Lee Gaskell, 20. Jonny Lomax; 10. James Graham, 9. James Roby, 11. Tony Puletua, 4. Sia Soliola, 12. Jon Wilkin, 16. Paul Clough.Subs: 14. Scott Moore, 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 19. Andrew Dixon, 24. Tom Armstrong. read more
It’s State of Mind week and this year’s theme is that of loss.It is natural that we grieve to varying degrees after any sort of loss, such as a job, relationship, physical injury either to ourselves or others, but most powerfully after the death of someone we love.Losing someone brings on a range of emotions and it can take some time to get through.Some of these emotions include – feeling stunned, numb, disbelief, wanting the person to be back with you, getting angry or perhaps feeling guilty and experiencing intense emotional pain.Some people feel uncomfortable talking about their feelings of loss, but it really is helpful to let out your emotions with people you know and trust, rather than bottling up your feelings.It is difficult to know what to say or what to do to support someone experiencing a major loss and this sometimes results in people avoiding the person who has experienced loss. Friends and relatives can help by being alongside the bereaved person; showing concern by listening, supporting and encouraging the person to let out their emotions and talk about their feelings.Practical ways of showing support can be taking around flowers, a cake, cooking a meal, or offering to do the shopping.Just listening or saying you can’t find words will let the person know that you care.And don’t forget the 10 ways to look after your State of Mind are:Talk about your feelings;Eat well;Keep in touch;Take a break;Accept who are;Keep active;Drink sensibly;Ask for help;Do something you’re good at;Care for others.To find out more click here. read more
Justin Holbrook’s men will begin their Challenge Cup journey at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle – and the match will be broadcast live on BBC.Tickets will go on sale from 10.30am on Friday from the Ticket Office, via 01744 455 052 and online.They are priced at:Adult:£15 for 2018 Members £18 for Non-MembersConcessions (Student with valid ID, Juniors under 16, Over 60s):£8 for 2018 Members £10 for Non-Members2018 Junior Members can attend the game for free but they must pick up a voucher before they travel.On matchday, prices will be £20 for adults and £12 for concessions and there will be no Member discount available.Coach travel is priced at £13 for Members and £15 for Non-Members and will leave at 11:45am.
Justin Holbrook’s side will be looking to consolidate their top of the table position – and record a double over the Robins for the second time in three seasons.But the head coach says Saints will have to make sure they are “good to go” if they want to secure two points.“It’s good to know we are in the semi-finals after a tough win on Sunday,” he said. “As I said after the game, you could see why Hull FC have won it for the last two years. We couldn’t get clear and they kept on coming.“In the end we held on. I’m still a relieved man – I’ve watched it again and it was a great game!“It was fast, tough and had some good tries too.“We move on now and have to get our head around playing this Friday. Hull KR are capable of playing really well as we have seen over recent weeks.“They have been up and down this year through injury and things like that but beat Wigan two weeks ago. We will have to make sure we are ready to go on Friday.”He continued: “We have a healthy squad to pick from but won’t know more until later in the week. There are some sore bodies from Sunday but I won’t change things for the sake of it.“Like with Tommy Makinson a couple of weeks ago, if anyone isn’t 100 per cent I will rest them. Players play rugby league because they like playing it – so they might as well get out and play!”Tickets for Friday’s game, which kicks off at 8pm at the Totally Wicked Stadium are now on sale from the Ticket Office, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here. read more
00:00 00:00 html5: Video file not foundhttps://cdn.field59.com/WWAY/1506387072-9f433d6300567061664f3bce472846aa41cdf0b8_fl9-720p.mp4 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 TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies have released surveillance photos of the suspect who they say shot a man last Friday while robbing his house.- Advertisement – The suspect went to the Montgomery Lowery’s home multiple times before he broke in. The last time he went to the house to break in. The suspect put his hoodie on properly, covered his face with a blue bandanna, and pulled the hood of his hoodie onto his head.Lowery came home around 2:45 p.m. Friday on Dothan Road to find his front door open. The suspect walked out and approach Lowery’s car where he was still inside. The suspect showed a handgun and attempted to open the car.Related Article: MISSING: Nakina man last seen September 25Lowery tried to drive away but that’s when the suspect shot at him, hitting Lowery in his arm.If you know any information, you’re asked to contact the Detective Division at 910-640-6629. read more
WATCH: Business and community members donate services to gives women battling cancer a spa day.The award funds will be used to assist in updating the organization’s website, hiring a part-time staff member, or supporting various other ongoing needs of the organization, such as support, providing free essentials, “Hope Packages” for those who are newly diagnosed, and an “Angel Fund” offering financial assistance to those diagnosed.“We couldn’t be prouder of Connie and her efforts to support a Lump to Laughter,” said Thomas Cline, Region Bank President for Wells Fargo in Eastern North Carolina. “Our goal is to build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life and make a positive difference. Through her compassion and involvement, Connie is doing just that.” Connie Hill, an administrative assistant with Wells Fargo’s mortgage team, received a Wells Fargo Volunteer Service Award for her commitment to Lump to Laughter. (Photo: Helen Holt/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY/Press Release) — To recognize the efforts of one of its team member volunteers, Wells Fargo will provide Lump to Laughter with a $10,000 grant.Connie Hill, an administrative assistant with Wells Fargo’s mortgage team, received a Wells Fargo Volunteer Service Award for her commitment to Lump to Laughter.The award recognizes team members who make an exceptional impact through volunteerism.Lump to Laughter is dedicated to providing support for those diagnosed with breast cancer. The organization equips women in providing for their basic needs so they may overcome breast cancer, not just survive it. They provide awareness of the spiritual and emotional journey through breast cancer, and they comfort the spirit of those newly diagnosed.Hill serves as acting volunteer Executive Director for Lump to Laughter. Before her job starts at Wells Fargo, during her lunch break, after work hours and every weekend, she dedicates her time to support women diagnosed with breast cancer and manages the day-to-day operations of the organization. It is not a job for her; it is her passion to comfort those diagnosed and share hope with them through the organizations’ programs and using her personal experience. The long term impact of Hill’s work has grown the organization from a small six-person group meeting in one city to a national support organization. Long term, she and the organization hope to grow all of their programs nationwide and expand their support to more women (and men) outside of southeastern North Carolina.- Advertisement – read more
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The 23rd annual Cucalorus Festival kicked off Wednesday night in downtown Wilmington.Festival goers gathered at Thalian Hall for Dance-a-lorus, a Cucalorus tradition.- Advertisement – Dance-a-lorus pushes boundaries by pairing filmmakers and choreographers for an exploration of film and dance.The live stage event encourages collaboration as a form of creative expression.Cucalorus Festival takes place from November 8 – 12, 2017.Related Article: Cucalorus Film Festival Ready to Kick OffFor more information about the other Cucalorus Festival events happening this week, click here.