Disabled party members are calling on Labour to ba

first_imgDisabled party members are calling on Labour to ban a prominent right-wing journalist from future events after she posted a video on social media mocking the provision of a “safe space” used by disabled people at this week’s party conference.The party has told Disability News Service (DNS) that the behaviour of Julia Hartley-Brewer “caused considerable distress” to people at the conference, including disabled party members with autism and anxiety conditions.Hartley-Brewer had been filmed sitting in the safe space – which is put aside for disabled people and others who need a quiet area for impairment-related and other reasons – and then saying “boo” as a colleague with a camera entered the room.Alongside the video, Hartley-Brewer – who was presenting her breakfast show live from the main conference venue – wrote on Twitter (pictured): “Comrades, if you’re feeling triggered at the Labour Party conference, don’t worry, we’ve found the official #SafeSpace…”She later tweeted in response to criticism: “Ooh, I’ve committed one of those hate non-crimes we’ve heard so much about.”Hartley-Brewer, who has about 120,000 Twitter followers, continued to refer to the incident dismissively, including yesterday (Wednesday), when she tweeted: “Nah, I’m sitting through the [Jeremy Corbyn] speech in my #SafeSpace. On a train heading home.”One autistic party member, Rebecca*, told DNS this afternoon (Thursday) how she had seen Hartley-Brewer’s video on Twitter.She had already used the conference safe space as she had been experiencing panic attacks because she had been finding the noise and crowds at the conference “overwhelming”.She said: “I used it to chill out. It really helped.”But she then saw Hartley-Brewer’s Twitter message, which she said left her feeling “humiliated and violated”.She was supported by Disability Labour, which represents disabled party members, after turning up in distress at its conference stand. She said she came across the stand and “just burst into tears, shaking with anger and rage”.She praised the support she was given by Disability Labour and said she was now set to report the incident to the police as a potential disability hate crime.A second disabled member also told Disability Labour that he believed the room was no longer a “safe space” because of Hartley-Brewer’s actions.Hartley-Brewer has refused to apologise, although she tweeted: “I’m told that this ‘safe space’ at Labour conference is meant for people with autism and other disabilities. The sign doesn’t say that.“For the avoidance of doubt, there was no intention to upset disabled people, but every intention to upset snowflakes. Hope that clarifies.”A sign on the door, which either Hartley-Brewer or her colleague photographed, refers to “urgent medical treatment”, the party’s “safeguarding unit” and “safety or welfare” concerns, while information about the safe space was included in the accessibility information pages for disabled people of the main conference guide, sent out to all journalists attending the event.A spokesman for talkRADIO has refused to comment or to say if the station plans any disciplinary action against Hartley-Brewer.But Dave Townsend, a vice-chair of Disability Labour, said Hartley-Brewer had “violated” the safe space.He said Rebecca had been “very distressed. It took a good hour to get her to calm down.”And he said he was concerned that Hartley-Brewer’s actions could encourage similar behaviour from her supporters in other venues and at other conferences.He said Disability Labour executives had told the party’s conference arrangements committee during a lengthy meeting yesterday morning that they wanted to see Hartley-Brewer expelled from the conference and banned from future Labour events.Despite the row, Hartley-Brewer hosted her morning show on talkRADIO live from the conference on Wednesday morning.A Labour spokeswoman told DNS in a statement: “During conference, the Labour party received a number of complaints about talkRADIO presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer’s behaviour during conference, which we looked into immediately.“It became apparent that she had caused considerable distress to vulnerable groups, including to delegates with conditions including Asperger’s, autism and anxiety disorders.“Representations were made to talkRADIO and to Julia Hartley-Brewer directly.“A clarification was made by the presenter, but material considered offensive remains on social media and neither the party nor those affected have received an apology.“The party is taking this incident up further with talkRADIO.”She added: “The Labour party prides itself in high standards of inclusivity and we do not tolerate abuse or discrimination.“We have made improvements in our support for disabled delegates to ensure our conference and events are as inclusive and accessible as possible, which this year included accessibility stewards in the conference hall and the usual provision of a safe space, among other things.”Townsend said that Hartley-Brewer had been “mocking the idea of vulnerable people needing a safe room”.He said: “I was absolutely apoplectically angry that somebody could violate a place put there specifically for someone having a vulnerable moment or some quiet away from the crowds.“We think it was signed well enough for her to know it was a room for safeguarding vulnerable people.“It is nothing less than a hate crime against disabled people in vulnerable situations, especially those who are neuro-diverse or have mental health issues.“Everybody in the party is sickened that this happened. It is beyond belief that she thought this was a reasonable thing to do.”*Not her real nameA note from the editor:Please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please note that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS…last_img read more

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Police Victims Supporters Want a Permanent Memorial

first_img Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Nieto, who was a 28-year-old security guard, was shot and killed by four officers on March 21, 2014. The officers fired 59 shots, later stating in court that they had feared for their lives as they had mistaken Nieto’s taser for a gun. He suffered 14 or 15 gunshot wounds from at least 10 bullets.In 2015 the district attorney decided against filing charges and earlier this year a predominantly white federal jury found, in a civil suit, that the officers had not used excessive force.Speaking from the steps of City Hall, Roberto Hernandez with Our Mission No Eviction, drew connections between Nieto’s killing and gentrification, pointing out that the person who reported him to the police that night was a white newcomer in San Francisco. He said it was clear that the city’s administration and elected officials were “plotting and planning” with corporate America to get rid of people of color.“These murders by the police department are a part of that, connect the dots,” he said, likening the fear instilled by such actions to Donald Trump’s claims about a wall between Mexico and the U.S. “It’s another form of racism.”Avalos said he and Campos would have a resolution written and introduced to the board in two weeks. He warned, however, that the resolution would only be the first step as more work would have to be done with in different city departments.Many of those present spoke of how the judicial process had failed Nieto and for some it added insult to injury that getting something as simple as a bench in his name could prove complicated.One of the final speakers, Archbishop Franzo W. King of St. John Coltrane African Orthodox Church, emphasized that above anything else police officers that commit unlawful killings need to be “charged and sent to prison.” In terms of the memorial, he called for more.“I want the whole mountain. I want that whole hill dedicated to your son,” he said, turning to Nieto’s parents, referencing the hilltop where he was killed. “They can walk off with a bench but they can’t walk off with that mountain.” The demands of Alex Nieto’s parents for a permanent memorial at the site of their son’s killing by San Francisco police in Bernal Heights Park drew a large number of supporters and multiple speakers to the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall on Tuesday afternoon. During the event, Supervisors John Avalos and David Campos said they would sponsor a resolution on the matter.Addressing the crowd in Spanish, Nieto’s parents, Refugio and Elvira Nieto, said they hoped for a bench and a plaque that might say: “Here is where he fell.” They would like a memorial that could not be vandalized as their homemade memorial altar at the park frequently is. However, permanence isn’t the only attribute of the memorial Nieto’s community seeks, as Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition’s Cristina Gutierrez stated in her speech.“The bench means the recognition of the city that this innocent man was murdered by the police,” said Gutierrez.Maria Villalta of the Justice & Love for Alex Nieto Coalition, called for the memorial to be a “restoration of all the trauma SFPD has caused the brown and black communities,” adding that the City and County of San Francisco should pay for the memorial “as it paid for the bullets that killed Alex.”center_img 0%last_img read more

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Neighborhood notes Baby Beast Son Jarocho Festival and new art at MCCLA

first_imgAt an earlier hearing in November, commissioners decided not to approve the project, asking the project’s sponsors to do more sound community outreach. But it appears that did not happen. “They got 30 days to sit down with us,” said Roberto Hernandez, a community activist. “I didn’t get a call. Nobody in this room got a call.” The sponsors — the property owners of 2750 19th St., along with the owners of the business currently in the building, the Fitzgerald Furniture Company — did make one change: instead of dedicating ground floor space to La Cocina, a culinary workshop, 2,500 square feet will be dedicated to production, distribution and repair space. The project is 20 percent affordable, with 11 of the 60 units being below-market-rate.  Nevertheless, the commissioners believed the project sponsors did not do enough to engage the community in good faith.“We’re just not here on this project,” said Commission President Rich Hillis.45 units coming to Valencia — maybeA new five-story mixed-use building could replace a vacant auto-repair shop at 235 Valencia St. The proposal includes 45 dwelling units — 18 studios, two one-bedrooms, 18 two-bedroom units, and two three-bedroom units — as well as 5,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. At this point, it’s unclear how many of the units will be affordable. The proposal also includes 52 bike parking spots but no off-street parking for cars.A new exhibition at the Mission Cultural CenterThe Mission Cultural Center launches a new exhibition on Friday that includes 20 artists in “Crossing Paths,” highlighting “important stories, cultures dreams, resilience and yearnings.”  It will be paired with “Stenciled Visions” in memory of Michael Roman, a beloved local artist who died in 2016.  The reception will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. More information is here.Son Jarocho Festival at BravaA week-long festival exploring the folkloric music of Veracruz begins Tuesday at the Brava Theater on Jan. 30, with the 6th Annual San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival. It includes community fandango, workshops with master artists, and youth activities. This year’s festival features Caña Dulce Caña Brava — appearing for the first time in the United States. You can find a full schedule of events here. 0% “Baby Beast” tamed againA 60-unit housing project proposed at 19th and Bryant streets has stalled yet again in the face of fierce community opposition. During a Planning Commission hearing Thursday, community activists, fired up from an anti-gentrification march down Mission Street earlier that day, gave testimony on why the project will ultimately push longtime residents out of the neighborhood.  “It would put me on the streets,” said Rafael Picazo. “I can’t live here no more — it’s getting too expensive. A lot of my people are becoming homeless.” center_img Tags: Brava Theater Center • development • Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

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THE Saints Scholarship U15s got this double header

first_imgTHE Saints Scholarship U15s got this double header with Warrington off to a fine start with a hard earned 18-16 victory.Led from the front by props Joe McLoughlin and Phil Atherton the Saints had too much for their opponents.In fact it was the very same props whose hard work put the Saints into the lead. From Atherton’s quick play the ball quick hand from Josh Houghton, Ben Morris and Bobby Williams gave Ryan Lynch the space to run around the defence to the posts for a great try.The Wolves big left centre got his first two tries of the night to put the home side ahead before the Saints responded in style. Lynch put in a big hit forcing a knock on then from the resulting scrum he went 80 metres to the line outpacing the cover for a great individual score.Houghton went close with a jinking run but from the play the ball Lewis Fairhurst had the ball knocked from his grasp over the line.The home centre completed his hat-trick to bring the scores level.The Saints were denied the lead as Morris put the ball down on a Wolves foot instead of the try line.The scores were kept even at the break by a great covering tackle from full back Williams as he forced the winger into touch.Coaches Ian Lomax and Mike Bennett made some defensive adjustments at half time and the Saints looked a more secure outfit in the second period.A good drive from Jake Spedding put the Saints on the attack and his quick play the ball allowed Aaron Smith to dart over regaining the lead.The Saints tried as hard as they could but no matter what they did they couldn’t extend the lead.Bobby Williams just failed to take Liam Cooper’s pass from the second row’s half break and then Smith was held up over the line on the last with McLoughlin screaming for the ball on the inside. David Eccleston capped a fine display with a 60 metre run down the sideline only to be dragged into touch at the line.The Wolves managed to make it a nail biting finish as the centre grabbed his fourth try but with the final action of the game he again failed to convert his try.In truth it would have been a travesty had the scores finished level as the Saints were much the better team and would have won by a much healthier score had they taken half their chances.Anthony Sherratt and Kieron Herbert worked well down the right, Chris Worrall shored up the middle and the Saints were well served off the bench by Ben Calland, James Nicholl, Jake Campbell and by Jonah Cunningham’s darting runs from dummy half.Match Summary:Warrington:Tries: Harvey Livett 4.Goals:Saints:Tries: Ryan Lynch 2, Aaron Smith.Goals: David Eccleston 2, Lewis Fairhurst.Half Time: 12-12Full Time: 18-16Teams:Warrington:1. Ben Sarsfield; 2. Joe Oakes, 3. Harvey Livett, 4. Charlie Hewitt, 5. Josh Whittam; 6. Theo Holt, 7. Jack Hansen; 8. Ross Ainley, 9. Liam Turner, 10. Ellis Humphries, 11. James Jones, 12. Morgan Fearnley, 13. Matt Hesketh. Subs: 14. Brad Stanway, 15. Matt Horne, 16. Curtis Berry, 17. Nick Gwilliam, 18. Jonny Wilbraham.Saints:1. Bobby Williams; 2. Anthony Sherratt, 3. Kieron Herbert, 4. Ryan Lynch, 5. David Eccleston; 6. Ben Morris, 7. Josh Houghton; 8. Joe McLoughlin, 9. Aaron Smith, 10. Phil Atherton, 11. Liam Cooper, 12. Jake Spedding, 13. Chris Worrall. Subs: 14. Lewis Fairhurst, 15. Jonah Cunningham, 16. James Nicholl, 17. Jake Campbell, 18. Ben Calland.last_img read more

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ON an uncharacteristically sunny wind free day in

first_imgON an uncharacteristically sunny, wind free day in East Hull the Saints contrived to snatch a 32-24 defeat from the jaws of victory in an alarmingly familiar way, writes Graham Henthorne.The match started in spectacular fashion as the Saints shot into an 18 point lead in the opening 10 minutes only to finish the last 50 in the same error ridden way that they had played at Orrell the previous week.New signing Liam Forsyth celebrated his debut in the red vee with a try on 50 seconds. The home side had spilled the kick off and third tackle out from the scrum Lewis Charnock sent a miss pass to the centre who stretched over to score in the right corner with his first touch.Five minutes later and the Saints took advantage of another Rovers knock on to score again. Adam Saunders was on the end of a fine handling move diving in at the left corner after good work earlier in the set from Tommy Holland and Jack Ashworth.Forsyth was in again for his second and Saints third on the next possession. Good yards from Greg Richards and Luke Thompson, who was outstanding all day, took the Saints close but it was a good offload from Ashworth which kept the play moving allowing Dom Speakman to put Forsyth clear.A poor tackle down the middle let the home side through for their opening try but there was no sense of things to come as normal service was resumed with a well deserved try to Thompson. All four tries, three from the touchline, were majestically converted by Charnock giving the Saints a commanding lead.The match turned on an interesting refereeing decision. Rovers were camped on the Saints line, moved the ball left only for Forsyth to intercept and begin the long 95 metre run to his hat-trick. However, the referee brought play back only to give the Saints head and feed at a scrum. There was bewilderment throughout the ground but the potential match clinching try was ruled out for Rovers to close the gap with a converted try on the stroke of the interval.The second half started in a mirror image of the first as Saints Matt Cooke knocked the kick off on and Rovers scored within a minute.You then really had to be there to believe how a side in such control of a game as the Saints were could change into a side barely capable of holding onto either the ball or the opposition at times. The Saints still made good metres downfield but couldn’t seem to get close enough to the line to make any dent in the now buoyant Rovers.The home side went on to score three more tries and the unbelievable, but thoroughly deserved, comeback was complete.Forsyth made an impressive debut, Connor Dwyer showed glimpses of his best along with Greg Richards but head and shoulders above the rest was Luke Thompson who made yards at every carry usually with numerous players on his back.Match Summary:Hull KR:Tries: Josh Gudzek, Dave Harrison, Danny Kelso 2, Jack Stewart, Matty Marsh.Goals: Matty Beharrell 4.Saints:Tries: Liam Forsyth 2, Adam Saunders, Luke Thompson.Goals: Lewis Charnock 4.Half Time: 24-12Full Time: 24-32Teams:Hull KR:1. Josh Gudzek; 5. Jack Stewart, 4. Dave Harrison, 20. Danny Kelso, 2. Macauley Hallett; 6. Matty Marsh, 7. Matty Beharrell; 8. Tom Sullivan, 9. Connor Robinson, 21. Travis Jones, 11. Sonny Esslemont, 12. Scott Ellerington, 13. Steve Holker.Subs: 14. Marvin Lee, 15. Elliot Bulmer, 16. Aiden Armstrong, 17. Josh Hamilton.Saints:1. Dan Abram; 5. Ben Parry, 4. Liam Forsyth, 3. Lewis Galbraith, 2. Adam Saunders; 6. Lewis Charnock, 7. Dave Hewitt; 10. Tommy Holland, 9. Dom Speakman, 8. Greg Richards, 11. Luke Thompson, 12. Jack Ashworth, 13. Connor Dwyer.Subs: 14. Lewis Foster, 15. Adam Hesketh, 16. Joe Ryan, 17. Matt Cooke.last_img read more

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ANTHONY Laffranchi has been named in the Italy sid

first_imgANTHONY Laffranchi has been named in the Italy side to face England in the first ever senior international between the two nations.He will start at prop at the game which kicks off at 4.30pm Saturday at the Salford City Stadium.Italy:1. Anthony Minichiello; 2. Josh Mantellato, 3. James Tedesco, 4. Aiden Guerra, 5. James Staltonstall; 6. Ryan Ghetti, 7. Tim Maccan; 8. Anthony Laffranchi, 9. Dean Parata, 10. Paul Vaughan, 11. Mark Minichiello, 12. Brenden Santi, 13. Joel Riethmuller. Subs: 14. Ben Falcone, 15. Gavin Hiscox, 16. Giole Celerino, 17. Sam Gardel, 18. Christophe Calegari, 19. Chris Centrino, 20. Cameron Ciraldo, 21. Fabrizio Ciaurro, 22. Ray Nasso, 23. Ben Musalino, 24. Ryan Tramonte.last_img read more

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First Team Match SAINTS TV

first_imgRoby won the Challenge Cup on three consecutive occasions back in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and is the only member of the current Saints playing squad who has tasted success at Wembley.And ahead of Saints’ Round 6 clash with Huddersfield Giants at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday, Roby admits he has been stressing the importance of the competition to his teammates.“I have nothing, but fond memories of going to Wembley and playing in the Challenge Cups. I have been fortunate earlier on in my career to win three Challenge Cups back to back so I realise, since we have not been to Wembley for quite a while now, how lucky I was.“It is definitely a great experience and I am trying my best to stress to some of the lads how important it is and the sacrifices that we make on a day to day basis and how worth it is when you get to Wembley like that.” Head Coach Justin Holbrook admitted earlier in the week that the Giants will be a different challenge on Sunday given the change in competition and Roby agrees, pointing to the fact that consistency will be key.“It is great and very exciting the way the competition is now with three wins and you are at Wembley. We know it’s going to be a tough game, Huddersfield will get up for it and it is at their ground and so they will be rubbing their hands at that, but it is one that we are really looking forward to because we have been going well as a team so I think they key for us is consistency and keep working hard.“It’s a new competition and a bit different from the week to week Super League and they will definitely be attacking it a bit differently. They are a quality team and they have some big men who will try and trouble us as well as little trick plays and offloads so we are going to have to be on our game and concentrate, but I am confident if we can stick to our game, play the way we do, we can get a good result.”Roby was rested against Catalans a few weeks back and our no.9 admits he has 100% faith in the Saints squad, in particular his understudy Aaron Smith who has recently signed a new contract.“I feel fine. Justin has been looking after me a little bit, since I am getting a bit older, but that is one of the beauties of our squad at the minute. I think we have got fantastic cover in every position and it is full credit to Justin and the staff, he concluded.“It is a luxury for us we have Aaron Smith who can play my position and it is great for the club he has signed a new deal and I am really made up for him. He is a young lad who works very hard and does the right thing on and off the field and I think he has got a good future.”Tickets for Saints’ Coral Challenge Cup Round Six clash with the Huddersfield Giants at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday (kick off 6:05pm) are on sale from just £10 for adults. Click here for more information.last_img read more

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Columbus Co animal shelter full cant take in dogs until Sept 11

first_imgCOLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Columbus County Animal Control is not taking any more animals because they are currently over crowded.The shelter has 40 kennels and five quarantine kennels. Currently they have more than double that number of dogs.- Advertisement – The state came out to the shelter and agreed they need to stop taking in any more animals until they can make more room available.One of the animal control officers says he hasn’t seen this many dogs at this shelter before.“It’s real upsetting to me to know that we got this many dogs out here, and nobody is coming to get them,” Barry Hinson, animal control officer, said. “I mean we do have rescues that are helping us with a lot of our animals going out that’s real good.”Related Article: Carolina Beach town leaders support specific pigs as petsThey hope to have dogs adopted and rescued so they can start taking animals in again on September 11.last_img read more

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Cops Human teeth drugs gun found on Calabash man stopped at SC

first_imgTavon Malik Stanley (Photo: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) MYRTLE BEACH, SC (AP) — Police say they found thousands of doses of heroin, a gun and human teeth on a man detained during a suspected shoplifting investigation at a South Carolina Walmart on Christmas Eve.Officers tell the Sun News of Myrtle Beach they charged 21-year-old Tavon Malik Stanley of Calabash, North Carolina, with crimes including heroin trafficking and drug possession.- Advertisement – Officials at a North Myrtle Beach Walmart detained Stanley after they saw a person with him allegedly take around $25 worth of items without paying for them. Stanley had a Ruger 9 mm handgun and more than $2,500 in cash, and officers found dozens of pills, thousands of doses of heroin and two human teeth in his backpack.Stanley was released from jail on bond. It wasn’t known if he had an attorney.last_img read more

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Wilmington boat store owner indicted on murder charge

first_img Investigators say in December Gore, 57, went to Bladen County in search of a boat stolen from his Wilmington business. During his search they say he ran across Blanchard and David Thau loading scrap metal at an abandoned factory. During the confrontation Gore shot Blanchard in the head.In a 911 call Gore admitted he was the shooter and said, “I screwed up.”Gore was initially charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and posted bond the same day.Related Article: Sheriff: Fake pastor carrying drug-filled Bible visited jailAfter Blanchard died from his injuries, investigators charged Gore with murder. He again posted a $100,000 bond, which Blanchard’s widow called “unjust.”The boat Gore was looking for was not found. BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington boat store owner has been indicted on a murder charge.District Attorney Jon David said a Bladen County grand jury indicted David Wayne Gore this morning for second-degree murder in the death of Allen W. Blanchard, 34, of Wilmington.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Watch Prime Minister due to take part in political activity in Żebbuġ

first_imgWhatsApp Prime Minister Joseph Muscat participated in a political activity on the programme 25/05 which was transmitted live from Pjazza San Filippu in Ħaż-Żebbuġ at around 18.30 on Thursday.Earlier today, Muscat launched the party’s manifesto for the European Parliamentary elections at Limestone Heritage. This was followed by a short speech in Siġġiewi. SharePrintcenter_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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ATMs to operate without a card

first_imgAdvertisement ‘Simple and secure’RBS said that its new system would help customers who had forgotten their bank cards, or who wished to send cash to family members in a hurry.It would also allow the people to leave their wallets at home in favour of taking a mobile phone, it suggested. – Advertisement – “It is a really simple and secure way to help our customers get cash whenever and wherever they need it,” said Ben Green, head of mobile at RBS and NatWest.The service is available to customers who have downloaded the bank’s free app and use the 8,000 RBS, NatWest or Tesco branded ATMs in the UK. Some 2.6 million people have installed it on their smartphone so far, the bank said.At present, customers using a card can withdraw up to £300. Initially the limit on the cardless withdrawal will be £100.Hidden codeAccess to the app requires a password, and the withdrawal code will be hidden until the user taps the screen. This is aimed at preventing thieves from looking over the user’s shoulder to steal the code.The system is an extension of a RBS service that allowed people whose card had been stolen to access emergency cash from an ATM.The bank is also unveiling a system which allows customers to make charity donations at its ATMs.In a separate development, NCR has announced that it has developed software that allows people to scan a barcode on their smartphone at an ATM to release an amount entered in their smartphone.It is looking for banks and building societies to adopt the software.From BBC.last_img read more

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise continues to lead worldwide enterprise hardware market

first_imgHewlett Packard Enterprise managed to increase its enterprise hardware market share to 24 percent, according to Synergy Research Group. Image Credits: TechXact Advertisement Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco and Microsoft continue to lead in the three main data center infrastructure market segmentsIn the third quarter of 2015, Hewlett Packard Enterprise managed to increase its enterprise hardware market share to 24 percent, according to Synergy Research Group.The Q3 results pull HP’s new enterprise company well ahead of closest rivals Dell and Cisco. – Advertisement – But Cisco continues its lead in service provider hardware, attributable to its dominance of data centre networking and its expanding server business.MicrosoftOut of all the data centre infrastructure market leaders in Q3 2015, Microsoft still keeps a massive lead in data centre software market share, holding almost 70 percent of the worldwide market share. This is well ahead VMware, which holds just under 20 percent.“Data centres are the foundation of cloud services and this has driven annual spending on data centre networking, compute and storage toward the $120 billion (£79.2bn) mark,” said Jeremy Duke, Synergy Research Group’s founder.“The mass adoption of public cloud services has created the need for widespread deployment of hyperscale data centres and has led to record spending on service provider data centre equipment. While the market dynamics are different for private cloud, it too will drive enormous changes in the investment patterns for enterprise data centre hardware, software, and services.”[related-posts]Synergy Research said that total third quarter spend on data centre infrastructure, which is made up of enterprise data center hardware, service provider data center hardware and data center software, grew by three percent year on year to reach $29 billion (£19.2bn), with a majority of the growth coming from service provider hardware which grew by over 20 percent.Other high growth areas came from virtusalisation software, blade servers, and integrated security platforms.“The largest single product segment is rack servers which account for 34 percent of the total market,” said Synergy Research.[Tech Week Europe]last_img read more

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The Guardian Nigeria launches online TV platform

first_imgAdvertisement The Guardian, A Nigeria newspaper has launched its online TV platform, Guardian TV,  today Wednesday, April 27.Guardian TV will provide exclusive video interviews, as well as up-to-the-minute videos from across the world, and will be available on virtually any device that has an internet connection, including personal computers, tablets, smartphones, and Smart TVs.Guardian TV has partnered with some of the world’s top online news and video outlets in order to provide it’s viewers with the best in news entertainment and sport. Partners include Al Jazeera, AFP, Reuters, CNBC Africa, Bloomberg, Forbes Africa TV and France 24. The list also includes Blustar Entertainment, Ebony Life TV, Ovation TV, Frontera, Channels TV, and Omnisport, the world’s number one sports content provider. – Advertisement – The website, www.TV.Guardian.ng, was officially launched today, and The Guardian’s Executive Director, Toke Alex Ibru, is confident Guardian TV will revolutionise the short form video content market in this part of the world.He says: “Guardian TV will offer content providers a platform to reach out to larger audiences and demographics, both locally and internationally. I expect Guardian TV to in the not-too-distant-future become the number one source in Nigeria for quality short videos on news, entertainment and sports.”The service is being launched in partnership with Ventra Media Group a full-service digital marketing and rights agency whose range of services includes digital strategy, growing social media audiences and planning, as well as buying digital media for brands and content owners. The outfit also specialises in platform development and monetisation for content owners such as The Guardian.Daryn Wober, CEO, Ventra Media Group says, “We believe that Guardian TV represents the first of its kind in the market where a traditional newspaper business has stepped forward to provide a dedicated online video platform. The combination of Ventra’s product and technical expertise combined with the online reach of The Guardian will provide audiences with an unparalleled service.”The launch of Guardian TV comes after the complete re-launch of The Guardian’s digital platform. The new service is part of a continued investment by the group in to its digital operations and products. The organisation has signalled its intent to launch products and services that can compete on an international basis.last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Friday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Friday 1 AugustRACING2.20 ThirskSummer Stroll 9/2 > 9/43.05 GoodwoodFort Bastion 18/1 > 12/13.50 BangorKashmir Peak 12/1 > 7/14.15 GoodwoodSon Of Africa 11/1 > 9/25.20 NewmarketHe’s My Boy 7/1 > 4/15.25 GoodwoodCameo Tiara 9/1 > 11/28.50 MusselburghOpt Out 5/1 > 11/4What’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321last_img read more

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BENS BLOG All animals are equal but some are more equal than

first_img[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n one of my first offices, I had a big whiteboard, stretched right from one side of the room, to the other. On it, we’d write the bets we had placed, that day, in the betting-shops. And, at the end of play, it would be wiped clean, and off we’d go again the next morning. Everything erased, except just one thing. Along the top, in capitals, was written ‘ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS’. That was there, to remind my small team then, what we were actually there for. We weren’t turning up each day, to win a medal, or a certificate for trying hard. We were there to find an edge. An edge to then exploit. So if anyone wasn’t aiding in that department, they knew what they better go and do.Hang on, Blog, are you out and about each day, trying to push yourself forward? Or are you sitting outside cafes, with your sunglasses on, legs crossed, hugging your mug, waiting for a ‘lucky’ break, moaning, about all the ‘lucky’ people? Please, stop edging away. Come back here, for one minute. Let’s just drop all the excuses… Please, just confirm it to yourself: ARE YOU A PRODUCER OR A PASSENGER?I have spent the afternoon, on the very quaint (I don’t really like that word) Southwold pier. A place, where the pertinent and cutting, George Orwell, spent a lot of time thinking. Thinking, before cutting, I would imagine (‘Burmese Days’, always my favourite).In other news:When walking back to the car, we stopped off, to play a car-racing game. On finishing, we realised we’d put an extra pound, by mistake, into the machine, so Belinda stopped to tell the kids next to us. They just looked back at us with vacant faces though, Blog. What’s wrong with the youth of today? When I was thirteen, I would have jumped over a dead man, to get that quid! It would have added to my ammo at Hove Dogs that night!!Over and out, B xlast_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Wednesday

first_imgBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 HORSE RACING2.25 LudlowBraw Angus 12/1 > 5/13.25 LingfieldSwift Fox 9/1 > 6/13.55 LingfieldSpring Waterfall 5/1 > 7/26.45 KemptonRobbie Roo Roo 7/1 > 9/2LEAGUE CUPCarabao Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg20:00 Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event8/11 Chelsea 4/1 Arsenal 3/1 DRAW [dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Wednesday 10 Januarylast_img read more

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ADAM KIRBY Glorious Goodwood Wednesday

first_imgJust the three planned rides at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday. Was pleased with Getchagetchagetcha on Tuesday who finished fourth in the Vintage Stakes. Out of luck though with Not So Sleepy who got caught up in the traffic in the opener.WEDNESDAYGLORIOUS GOODWOODSO BELOVED (3.35pm Qatar Sussex Stakes)Finished 11th of 12 in the Lennox Stakes yesterday and still awaiting confirmation of whether he will run again today. Is versatile ground wise and has two career wins at Goodwood but very much thrown in at the deep end in this Group 1 contest.WELCOMING (4.10pm)Gave me a good feel on debut at Chepstow where she showed plenty of speed and was only caught close home and beaten a head. She should improve plenty for that run but the same comment goes to plenty of her rivals here and there’s also a stack of well bred debutants to contend with too including the 420,000gns purchase Alhakmah. It’s a race that looks sure to throw up plenty of future winners and I hope my filly has a bright future.POETS DREAM (5.55pm)Lightly raced colt who so far has shown his best form with some give in the ground. It was soft when he won at Thirsk. He finished last of five at Windsor after a break last time out, not beaten far but is going to need to show improved form to get involved in this competitive race and is likely to need a career best effort.Good luckADAMYOUR SAYIf you have a question for Adam drop us a line at content@www.starsportsbet.co.uk and we’ll try and include in the next blog…last_img read more

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