July 2019

Dennis Skinner also known as the Beast of Bolsove

first_imgDennis Skinner, also known as the Beast of Bolsover, is the longest continuously serving MP in the House of Commons. He has represented his constituency since 1970.Labour activists and parliamentary colleagues have been celebrating his birthday, as the left-wing backbencher turns 87 today. To mark the occasion, here are five moments from his political career.1. The heart bypass speechIn a speech directed at then-Ukip MPs Mark Reckless and Douglas Carswell, Skinner told the Commons: “We dragged the National Health Service in 1997 to 2010 from the depths of degradation that the Tories left it in and hoisted it back to the pinnacles of achievement.“I’ve got a United Nations heart bypass to prove it, and it was done by a Syrian cardiologist, a Malaysian surgeon, a Dutch doctor, a Nigerian registrar, and these two people here [Reckless and Carswell] talk about sending them back from whence they came.“And if they did that in the hospitals in London, I for one would be dead in six months. That’s the facts about Ukip as well.” Tags:Dennis Skinner /Labour / 2. The “Dodgy Dave” speechIn 2016, Skinner was asked by Speaker Bercow to withdraw his description of then-Prime Minister David Cameron as “dodgy”.“This man has done more to divide this nation than anybody else. He’s looked after his own pocket. I still refer to him as Dodgy Dave! Do what you like,” he replied.Skinner was then told to leave the Commons and not return for the rest of the day.3. “You’re not working for Murdoch”When Jeremy Corbyn was first choosing his shadow cabinet in 2015, Emily Maitlis reported that Dennis Skinner had “not been approached for a job by Jeremy Corbyn and would not take a job by Jeremy Corbyn”.Skinner interrupted: “No, I told Jeremy Corbyn before. You’re spinning already.” He added: “That was spinning. That was an example of spinning because you tried to imply that I turned it down.”Maitlis said it was a “joke”, but Skinner replied: “Well I think it’s time that you got real and you understood that you’re not working for Murdoch at the BBC.”4. “We’re gonna borrow it”Speaking in Ashton-under-Lyne in 2015, Skinner set out his views on demand-side economics and Keynesianism.“What’s all this business about you can’t borrow money to expand the economy? That’s how you get out of every recession,” the MP said.“After the Second World War, without a penny to spend, we built the National Health Service. We built council houses in every town and city.”5. The Queen’s Speech quipsNo such list would be complete without Skinner’s traditional Queen’s Speech joke. Here he is in 2017 poking fun at the Queen heading to Royal Ascot after her speech:Noting his support for the BBC in 2016:last_img read more

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for Sunday’s Stobart Super League Round 22 game with Huddersfield Giants.Mark Flanagan is named in the 19 once more and is set to make his first appearance since the end of June.Shaun Magennis is also recalled whilst Tony Puletua is banned for a match.The squad is:1. Paul Wellens, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Jonny Lomax, 8. Josh Perry, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Chris Flannery, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan 16. Paul Clough, 18. Shaun Magennis, 19. Andy Dixon, 20. Lee Gaskell, 21. Tommy Makinson, 26. Josh Jones.Paul Anderson’s Huddersfield team will be chosen from:1. Scott Grix, 2. Michael Lawrence, 3. Leroy Cudjoe, 4. Lee Gilmour, 7. Danny Brough, 8. Eorl Crabtree, 9. Luke Robinson, 10. Keith Mason, 12. David Fa’alogo, 13. David Faiumu, 15. Larne Patrick, 18. Jason Chan, 19. Tommy Lee, 20. Luke George, 23. Jacob Fairbank, 26. Jamie Cording, 29. Greg Eden, 35. Scott Moore, 36. Brett Ferres.The game kicks off at 7.45pm and the referee is James Child.Tickets are on sale for the game too and details are here.Stat Pack:Huddersfield are seeking their first away win against St Helens in the summer era on Sunday night – all five of the Giants’ Super League wins against the Saints have come at home.Huddersfield’s last league win at St Helens was 16-15 at Knowsley Road on 26 November, 1978 – with Saints winning 18 successive home competitive fixtures since then.Last Ten Meetings:Huddersfield 17, St Helens 16 (SLR5, 4/3/12)St Helens 19, Huddersfield 6 (SLR24, 12/8/11)Huddersfield 40, St Helens 18 (SLR14, 14/5/11)St Helens 42, Huddersfield 22 (SLQSF, 24/9/10)St Helens 30, Huddersfield 22 (SLR17, 11/6/10)Huddersfield 6, St Helens 24 (SLR8, 28/3/10)St Helens 15, Huddersfield 2 (SLQPO, 19/9/09)St Helens 12, Huddersfield 10 (SLR25, 21/8/09)Huddersfield 24, St Helens 14 (CCSF, 9/8/09)(at Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington)Huddersfield 6, St Helens 23 (SLR2, 22/2/09)Super League Summary:St Helens won 27 (includes wins in 2009 and 2010 play-offs)Huddersfield won 5Ups and Downs:St Helens highest score: 68-18 (H, 1998) (Widest margin: 68-18, H, 1998; 54-4, H, 2007)Huddersfield highest score: 40-18 (H, 2011) (also widest margin)last_img read more

Saints take on the Eagles this Saturday at Ruskin

first_imgSaints take on the Eagles this Saturday at Ruskin Sports Village with 18 first team squad and eight academy players set to feature.“We’re looking at a young squad this week and they are all looking forward to it,” Justin said. “We wanted to give some of the young guys a run out after they have been training all pre-season.“With our pitch being re-laid and not being quite ready we could have cancelled the game, but we felt it was important to give the young guys some time before the season starts.“We will have a mix of youth and experience, alongside eight players from the Academy too.“I’m happy with my squad and it will good to see the younger players push the senior boys.”He continued: “Matty Costello will get plenty of game time. He has shown his versatility in pre-season and is a good player coming through the system.“We aren’t sure of his position yet so we are looking forward to seeing him play in the friendlies to see where he fits.“Our next friendly against Leigh will be our main hit out with everyone playing.”The friendly with Sheffield is sold out but tickets are on sale for the game with Leigh on January 26.Our Betfred Super League home opener with Castleford on Friday February 2 isn’t far away either!To secure your spot, call into the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, telephone 01744 455 052 or log on here.last_img read more

We definitely werent good enough he said We

first_img“We definitely weren’t good enough,” he said. “We had some chances and I thought it wasn’t so much doom and gloom in the first half. We then created some in the second half but wasn’t good enough to execute them.“Full credit to Wigan they were better than us in every area of the game.“Someone said you can’t have it your own way all of the time and they are right. We have beaten them twice and wanted to win the third but I think we underestimated how much they wanted to beat us. They played like that, were better in every area and deserved to win convincingly in the end.“We were all over the shop at times and Wigan completely outplayed us when they moved the ball around. They looked threatening and we were disjointed for the most part of the game. We have to learn from it and move on.”He continued: “We’re still in a good spot but we have to make sure we play better than we did tonight. If we don’t we won’t beat anybody. If we do then we are confident we can beat anyone but we have to play well. “We didn’t do that and full credit to Wigan, they were better than us.”last_img read more

Carolina Beach parking rates could increase by July

first_imgCarolina Beach parking (Photo: WWAY) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Parking rates in Carolina Beach could go up soon if town council approves the changes at their next meeting.Town staff says the reason for an increase is to help generate revenue to maintain the same service they have provided in the past.- Advertisement – If approved, non-residential parking passes could go up to $100 a year. Public parking lots and Freeman Park passes would go up as well.If passed at their next meeting, the parking rates will change on July 1.last_img read more

Calabash man accused of child sex crimes

first_img Bunte is being held at the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $900,000 bond. Mark William Bunte, 58 of Cobbler Circle, Calabash NC has been arrested and charged in an investigation involving sexual offenses against children. (Photo: BCSO) CALABASH, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County man is accused of sex crimes involving children.Mark William Bunte, 58 of Cobbler Circle, in Calabash was arrested over the weekend and charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of statutory sex offense with a child under the age of 15. – Advertisement – last_img read more

Pender man becomes first 1 million winner in 50X The Cash game

first_img Sweet had the choice of taking an annuity that has 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump sum. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $424,502.The 50X The Cash game started on the First Tuesday in February, offering four top prizes of $1 million. Three top prizes remain to be won.Players can also enter any of their Multiply The Cash instant tickets into four second-chance drawings. Each drawing offers chances to win either a top prize of $50,000, one of eight $5,000 prizes, or one of 25 $500 prizes. The entry deadline for the first drawing is March 31. PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Talk about a sweet surprise! Gary Sweet of Rocky Point became the first North Carolinian to win the top prize of $1 million in the new 50X The Cash game.Sweet’s luck came with a $10 ticket he purchased Sunday at the 17th St. Market of Wilmington located on South 17th Street. He claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Wilmington man guilty of multiple breakins at former employers business

first_img On June 27, June 29, and July 1 of 2018, Price was caught on video surveillance breaking into Total Car Care on North Kerr Avenue. Price stole money and other small items inside the business, and broke the window out of the door during the breaking and entering.Price, who previously spent a decade in prison for convictions in Buncombe County including being a habitual felon, had worked for the business for five years before being let go in 2016.Because of Price’s former employment with the business, he was easily identified.Related Article: City, lawmakers talk film, water quality, affordable housing at legislative breakfastPrice was arrested by the New Hanover County Sherriff’s Office on July 1, 2018, shortly after breaking into the business.Superior Court Judge Paul Quinn sentenced Price again as a habitual felon, ordering Price to serve up to 7 years in prison. The judge also ordered Price to pay restitution. Price’s prior convictions include breaking into coin operated machines, felony larceny, obstruction ofjustice, and multiple convictions out of Virginia. Dwight McKinsey Price (Photo: District Attorney’s Office) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man considered a habitual felon who previously spent 10 years behind bars is going back to prison.Dwight McKinsey Price, 52, pleaded guilty on Monday to three counts of breaking and entering and three counts of felony larceny for breaking into his former employer’s business and stealing property.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Governments lacklustre enforcement on littering hindering our work – Greenpak

first_img SharePrint Greenpak says the government’s, ‘lack of enforcement is severely undermining our investment and our work.’The Waste Management company explains that they are angry that the despite their efforts to install their iBins and to empty these once they are notified, the authorities have been lacklustre in enforcing the law.They add that the government’s response has been instead to send out what they refer to as the ‘troops’ to address the problem in St Paul’s Bay reactively, rather than proactively.‘This is having an adverse result as many now believe that leaving litter in the streets is helping Government make ‘nice statements’ about how many tonnes of waste are being collected to keep Malta clean.’Going further, Greenpak stressed that this lack of enforcement has even extended to the authorities not acting on clear violations caught on tape.The company says they are prepared to install CCTV at all of its iBin sites but due to a ‘lack of enforcement by the authorities on footage that has been forwarded to them for a number of months, is making Greenpak doubt the wisdom of such an investment.’On a more positive note, Greenpak says that the they have seen a 40% average increase in the use of their iBins.WhatsApp <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

Kenyan internet subscriptions increase by 75 in one year

first_imgAdvertisement Internet subscriptions in Kenya grew by 11.5 per cent in the last quarter, according to the latest statistics from the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), with subscription numbers having risen 75 per cent since the same period last year.Subscriptions increased to 9.4 million from 8.5 million in the previous quarter.The country’s internet penetration increased to 41.1 per cent from the previous rate of 36.8 per cent, with the number of internet users estimated at 16.2 million, up from 14.5 million in the previous quarter.“However, the number of broadband subscribers declined to 1,002,701 from 1,006,071 posted during the previous period mainly due to a reduction in the number of fixed terrestrial broadband subscribers,” the report said. – Advertisement – The internet data market growth is attributed to international internet connectivity. The report says international internet used bandwidth rose to 328,641 Mbps from the previous figure of 278,329 Mbps, registering an increase of 18.1 per cent.Local mobile traffic registered a 4.9 per cent growth, with 7.3 billion minutes of talk time recorded.Mobile data seemed to be on a strong growth path, contributing to 99 per cent of the total internet data subscriptions in the country, the report said.Credit: HumanIPOlast_img read more