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Below is the full text of the composite motion on

first_imgBelow is the full text of the composite motion on Brexit passed by Labour conference 2018. The key pledge is that Labour vows to “support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote” should it not be able to secure a general election.Conference welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s determined efforts to hold the Tories to account for their disastrous negotiations. Conference accepts that the public voted to leave the EU, but when people voted to ‘take back control’ they were not voting for fewer rights, economic chaos or to risk jobs. Conference notes the warning made by Jaguar Land Rover on 11.9.18, that without the right deal in place, tens of thousands of jobs there would be put at risk.Conference notes that workers in industries across the economy in ports, food, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, energy, chemicals, in our public services and beyond are worried about the impact of a hard Brexit on livelihoods and communities.Conference believes we need a relationship with the EU that guarantees full participation in the Single Market. The Brexit deal being pursued by Theresa May is a threat to jobs, freedom of movement, peace in Northern Ireland and the NHS. Tory Brexit means a future of dodgy trade deals and American-style deregulation, undermining our rights, freedoms and prosperity. This binds the hands of future Labour governments, making it much harder for us to deliver on our promises. Conference notes Labour has set six robust tests for the final Brexit deal. Conference believes Labour MPs must vote against any Tory deal failing to meet these tests in full.Conference also believes a no-deal Brexit should be rejected as a viable option and calls upon Labour MPs to vigorously oppose any attempt by this Government to deliver a no-deal outcome. Conference notes that when trade unions have a mandate to negotiate a deal for their members, the final deal is accepted or rejected by the membership. Conference does not believe that such important negotiations should be left to government ministers who are more concerned with self-preservation and ideology than household bills and wages.Stagnant wages, crumbling services and the housing crisis are being exacerbated by the government and employers making the rich richer at working people’s expense, and not immigration. Conference declares solidarity and common cause with all progressive and socialist forces confronting the rising tide of neo-fascism, xenophobia, nationalism and right wing populism in Europe. Conference resolves to reaffirm the Labour Party’s commitment to the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 including no hard border in Ireland.Conference believes that there is no satisfactory technological solution that is compliant with the Good Friday Agreement and resolves to oppose any Brexit deal that would see the restoration of a border on the island of Ireland in any form for goods, services or people.Should Parliament vote down a Tory Brexit deal or the talks end in no-deal, Conference believes this would constitute a loss of confidence in the Government. In these circumstances, the best outcome for the country is an immediate General Election that can sweep the Tories from power.If we cannot get a general election Labour must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote. If the Government is confident in negotiating a deal that working people, our economy and communities will benefit from they should not be afraid to put that deal to the public.This should be the first step in a Europe-wide struggle for levelling-up of living standards, rights and services and democratisation of European institutions Labour will form a radical government; taxing the rich to fund better public services, expanding common ownership, abolishing anti-union laws and engaging in massive public investment.Tags:Labour / Keir Starmer /Brexit /Labour conference 2018 /last_img read more

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Mayors teacher housing charter amendment crashed and burned today But perhaps that

first_imgThere was much discussion today regarding “discretionary review,” a San Francisco oddity in which private citizens can inveigh against and pillory even a conforming development. This is a legitimate cause for concern, but developers tell me it’s not near the No. 1 issue holding up their housing projects in this city. Rather, they point to spiraling construction costs and the sclerotic nature of the city’s planning bureaucracy itself. They’re less concerned with community groups holding up a project than the months or years it takes to get a hearing before the Planning Commission and connect a project with a planner.Sclerotic bureaucracy is a problem — but one the voters needn’t be involved in fixing.  So why would the mayor’s office move forward with a charter amendment everyone knew was dead on arrival? Think of it as the legislative equivalent of a flaming bag of feces placed on a mark’s doorstep. The mayor invigorated her staunchest supporters while also portraying the board as obstructionist and dysfunctional. That’s good politics. That doesn’t mean the mayor’s office isn’t legitimately trying to build more housing in other ways — but, today, the supes were made to dirty themselves by stamping out that flaming bag of feces.San Francisco’s housing crisis is just that: a crisis. Today the call went out to public speakers on both sides to provide cover for a preordained outcome. That’s politics as usual, but politics as usual got us to where we are. The charter amendment was tabled today, but the mayor and board are still both presenting competing ordinances regarding teacher housing. If teachers could live in legislation, San Francisco’s educators would be set up well. The differences between these measures are described as trivial by everyone in City Hall I’ve spoken with. Which could, in fact, lead to the most rancorous arguments of all, and competing measures being thrown to the voters come November. To wit: The definition of “affordable housing” and “teacher housing” differ depending upon whom you ask. Hopefully housing will be built. As will consensus.  Email Address Your humble narrator is not going to weigh in on the merits of the competing measures, and will focus instead on the problems and perceptions that led to today’s fraught — yet ultimately farcical — meeting. This conundrum has been framed, elsewhere, as a battle between a pro-housing mayor and an anti-housing board. Beware the distillation of a beastly complex problem into a simple slogan. Beware anyone on any side of a municipal issue evincing the moral certitude of a Crusader. Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer’s much-repeated mantra today was “who are we leaving behind?”The misgivings the supervisors had with this proposed charter amendment when it was introduced months ago were the same ones expressed today in a telling preamble to the hearing by Supervisors Sandra Lee Fewer and Hillary Ronen. Their feelings weren’t mollified at all. In short: The mayor’s proposal would enable “by-right” teacher housing on public land in which one-third of the structure is devoted to commercial space, and, in the residential portion of the structure, one third of the units would be market-rate and open to anyone, and two-thirds would be reserved for teachers. The supes complained, however, that these teacher units would be set for residents earning up to 140 percent of area median income, with no hard and fast requirements to provide for lesser levels. Of note, 140 percent of AMI would be $121,000 for a single person and $172,400 for a family of four. What’s more, as this is a proposed charter amendment, the supes bemoaned that this setup — in which a one-bedroom apartment would run $3,000 a month — would be the new definition of “affordable.” The mayor has, repeatedly, described the above plan as “100-percent affordable teacher housing.” Which is, if nothing else, excellent branding.The competing board plan would require everyone in teacher housing to be an educator. It would also cater to those earning less money — half of the units would be for those earning 80 percent of area median income — with 20 percent of the units earmarked for educators earning 160 percent AMI. This split would, ostensibly, make these developments feasible. (Of note: This is a dicey way to fund a housing development. The mayor’s proposal of allowing one-third of the units to be market-rate housing, while politically treacherous, is not a dicey way to fund a housing development.)(Also of note: The supes’ plan relies upon structures enabled by Sen. Scott Wiener’s SB 35 — a measure many on San Francisco’s political left did not support.)As speakers in favor of the mayor’s measure pointed out today, there is less state and/or federal money to be tapped in order to provide housing for middle-income earners — and a family earning $172,000 would be hard-pressed to land property in this town. But the conflict here pits middle-income earners against lower-income earners fighting for the same resources. “Our concern is that the pie is too small. We do not want middle-income educators’ legitimate need for housing to be pitted against low-income San Franciscans,” said Ken Tray of the United Educators union. “The mayor’s office is creating a new definition of affordable housing. Fair enough. But we would’ve liked to have been there on the ground floor.”  Moments ago, a panel of supervisors scuttled a teacher housing charter amendment put forward by Mayor London Breed. This was done with no shortage of drama and acrimony and a lengthy cohort of (dramatic, acrimonious) public speakers. But, like a pro wrestling match, the outcome here was never in doubt and everyone knew the script. The mayor can count on three, maybe four votes from this board on any given day. You need six supervisors to put a charter amendment onto the ballot — and this charter amendment contained a number of provisions not amenable to the progressive majority on the board. Multiple legislators who spoke to Mission Local said they were never really engaged in a way you’d expect them to be if the object was to win their approval for passage of the charter amendment. What’s more, the unions representing the teachers — the teachers for whom this housing is proposed — did not support the mayor’s teacher housing proposal. Instead, they’re backing a competing measure put forward by members of the Board of Supervisors.  Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletterlast_img read more

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SAINTS have announced their squad for Fridays Sup

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for Friday’s Super League XVIII Round 6 match at Warrington Wolves.As reported Gary Wheeler is set to miss the next four months with a hamstring injury – but Lance Hohaia is named in the squad.Nathan Brown will choose from:2. Ade Gardner, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Jonny Lomax, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Paul Clough, 19. Josh Jones, 24. Joe Greenwood, 25. Alex Walmsley, 27. Anthony Walker. 30. Mark Percival.Tony Smith will choose his Warrington team from:1. Brett Hodgson, 2. Chris Riley, 3. Chris Bridge, 4. Ryan Atkins, 5. Joel Monaghan, 7. Richie Myler, 9. Michael Monaghan, 10. Garreth Carvell, 12. Ben Westwood, 14. Micky Higham, 15. Simon Grix, 16. Paul Wood, 17. Mike Cooper, 18. Chris Hill, 19. Stefan Ratchford, 20. Rhys Evans, 21. Tyrone McCarthy, 24. Ben Currie, 26. James Laithwaite.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee is Richard Silverwood.Ticket details are here.last_img read more

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A DROPgoal by Josh Mantellato two minutes from th

first_imgA DROP-goal by Josh Mantellato two minutes from the end of gripping match gave Italy a shock 15-14 victory over England by the narrowest of margins, writes Liam WilliamsIt was little more than an Italy team coached by Salford-born and raised Carlo Napolitano deserved at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford as England suffered the ultimate fate for what their coach Steve McNamara suggested was a complacent performance.A week before they open Rugby League World Cup 2013 with a match against Australia in Crdiff, England needed an intense test and that is just what they got: the Kangaroos have not played a warm-up game this weekend and can expect to come up against battle-hardened opponents with much to prove.On a rain-swept afternoon, England never got going throughout and were punished by a clinical display by Saints’ Anthony Laffranchi.Carl Ablett got England off the mark with the opening try before Sam Tomkins scored twice to give England a 14-12 half-time lead, but a second half penalty and drop-goal from Mantellato was enough for Italy to record a historic win in the first senior meeting between the two nations.England failed to get out of first gear and were punished early on by Laffranchi. The Saints forward exploited Sam Burgess’s missed tackle to squirm over the line and open the scoring for the Italians.Burgess looked like atoning for his error as he crashed over the line but was deemed to be held up. However, Ablett did get England off the mark shortly after.Ryan Hall latched on to a kick out wide and found Liam Farrell, who offloaded to Ablett to leave England within two.Italy responded well, though, and Laffranchi extended their lead, allowing Josh Mantellato to kick another two-pointer.England’s best period of the game followed as a somewhat fortuitous Tomkins slipped out of the way of a tackle to set up what should have been an easy conversion for Kevin Sinfield.However, the scrum-half hit the outside of the post to leave England trailing by four.England looked to make good use of their kicking game as Tomkins collected a kick from out wide and went over again. Gareth Widdop kicked the conversion to put England into a 14-12 half-time lead.The lead was proved not to be enough, though. Chances in the second half were few and far between, and with the ball still slippery from a first-half downpour, handling errors became increasingly common from both sides.The closest Italy came to scoring their opening try of the half was when Ben Falcone placed a grubber to the corner, however the kick was dealt with by well Josh Charnley.Hall came closest to scoring for England in the second half but it was another handling error which proved costly as his knock-on prevented what would have been a certain try.England conceded a penalty with little over 10 minutes remaining, and in an attempt to level the score, the Italians opted to go for goal. Ray Nasso duly obliged to set up a thrilling finale.The testing conditions were to prove a deciding factor as the visitors then secured a vital point after a kick deep into England’s half.Charnley, under no pressure failed to collect the ball to set Italy up with a gilt-edged chance to seal the win. Mantellato was presented with the opportunity to kick the winning drop-goal from 20 metres out in the penultimate minute.England1  Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)2  Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos, Oulton Raiders)3  Carl Ablett (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Parkside)4  Leroy Cudjoe (Huddersfield Giants, Newsome Panthers)5  Tom Briscoe (Hull FC, Featherstone Lions)6  Rangi Chase (Castleford Tigers, Dannevirke Tigers)7  Kevin Sinfield, captain (Leeds Rhinos, Waterhead)8  James Graham (Canterbury Bulldogs, Blackbrook)9  Michael McIlorum (Wigan Warriors, Queens)10  Lee Mossop (Wigan Warriors, Hensingham)11  Gareth Hock (Widnes Vikings, Wigan St Judes)12  Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)13  Sam Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor)Interchange:14 Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)15 Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos, Latchford Albion)16 Gareth Widdop (Melbourne Storm, King Cross)17 Rob Burrow (Leeds Rhinos, Featherstone Lions)18 George Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor)19 James Roby (St Helens, Blackbrook)20 Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves, New Spring Lions)Italy1  Anthony Minichiello (Sydney Roosters, captain)2  Josh Mantellato (Newcastle Knights)3  James Tedesco (Wests Tigers)4  Aidan Guerra (Sydney Roosters)5  James Saltonstall (Warrington Wolves)6  Ryan Ghietti (Northern Pride)7  Tim Maccan (Tweed Head Seagulls)8  Anthony Laffranchi (St Helens)9  Dean Parata (Parramatta)10  Paul Vaughan (Canberra Raiders)11  Mark Minichiello (Gold Coast Titans)12  Brenden Santi (Parramatta Eels)13  Joel Riethmuller (North Queensland Cowboys)Interchange14  Ben Falcone (South Logan)15  Gavin Hiscox (Central Coast Capras)16  Gioele Celerino (North West Roosters, Italy)17  Sam Gardel (South Logan)18  Christophe Calegari (Lezignan)19  Chris Centrino (North Sydney Bears)20  Cameron Ciraldo (Penrith Panthers)21  Fabrizio Ciaurro (Coventry Bears)22  Ray Nasso (Avignon)23  Ben Musalino (Manly Sea Eagles)24  Ryan Tramonte (Windsor Wolves)Referee: Richard Silverwood (England).last_img read more

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JON Wilkin talks about the season ahead the chall

first_imgJON Wilkin talks about the season ahead, the challenges facing the Saints and the new signings in this special extended interview.The 30-year-old excelled at scrum half last year but with the arrival of “a proper half back”, as he puts it, he will be back to his usual spot in the pack.He explains why he sacrificed his own ambitions for the good of the team and how you won’t be able to judge the new look Saints until the season is underway.Saints will kick off their Super League campaign with a trip to Warrington on Thursday February 13 before hosting Hull FC eight days later in a blockbusting Langtree Park opener.Before then Nathan Brown’s men take on Batley (January 24) and Wigan (January 31) in pre-season friendlies.To buy tickets for these matches click here or pop into the Ticket Office at Langtree Park.Mobile users can see the video here.last_img read more

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County commissioners review Project Grace on Octobers agenda

first_img The project would demolish the library and neighboring buildings in between Chestnut and Grace streets.It would merge the Cape Fear Museum with library which commissioners see as a valuable project for the future of the two spaces.“If we were to move everything downtown it would be a combined mission to serve the public both from an educational and historical perspective,” Commission Vice Chair Skip Watkins said. “And also put the museum in theory near where the people are downtown.Related Article: Wilmington City Council receives update on Project GraceThe project is estimated at $120 million dollars. It would be a partnership – a public to private sector build.If the commission approves moving forward Monday they will begin framing what policies a private builder should follow in order to be approved to take on the project. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County leaders are moving forward with a proposed project that would modernize a portion of downtown Wilmington at the cost of the current public library.County commissioners approved the proposal for Project Grace to be on their October agenda. This happened during their review session Thursday.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Greenfield Lake culvert project could wrap up early

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The construction that’s been causing a traffic headache along Carolina Beach Road for months could wrap up sooner than the December 31 deadline.The project to replace the 70-year-old culvert at Greenfield Lake started in April.- Advertisement – The contractor will receive $5,000 per day for every day the project ends ahead of schedule.There is a maximum payout of 45 days so the earliest it will open is November 16.The DOT says the new culvert is in place and functioning, but there are about seven items left to finish before the road opens.last_img read more

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Missing teen was last seen at Carolina Beach campground

first_img He was last seen Thursday on 9641 River Road wearing khaki cargo shorts and a green shirt with a yellow duck head.Deputies say he lives out of town.If you know any info, please contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Sheriff deputies are searching for a 17-year-old boy who was last seen at the Carolina Beach Family Campground.Deputies say Sidney Bartholow is a white male with blue eyes, 6’2″ and weighs approximately 155 pounds.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Reminders for homeowners filing claims with FEMA

first_img In Pender County alone FEMA representatives have conducted 2,000 home inspections.FEMA says you should check your bank account to see if it has been deposited and look for a letter or email from FEMA explaining what the money is for. Don’t forget to save all receipts.Here are additional reminders for those affected by flooding:If you cannot return to your home, or you are unable to live in your home because of disaster damage, visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362.The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, seven days a week.A FEMA contract damage inspector may call and visit your home. Please stay in touch with FEMA if you need an inspection. Answer your phone when the inspector calls, sometimes from an out-of-state area code.If you have a homeowner’s or flood insurance policy (or both), file your insurance claims immediately before applying for disaster assistance. The faster you file, the faster your recovery can begin. Take photos and videos of all damage before you start cleaning up. If you’ve already cleaned up, make a list of your damages and save your receipts.FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program is allowing advanced payments to policyholders on their flood insurance claims. When a policyholder contacts their insurer, the policyholder can receive an advance payment of up to $5,000 on a flood claim, without an adjuster visit or additional documentation.Although disaster assistance from the federal government cannot make you whole, it may help move your recovery forward by providing grants for basic repairs to make your home safe, sanitary and secure. Disaster assistance may also provide temporary help with a place for you and your family to stay while you build your own recoveryAfter registering for disaster assistance, you may be referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). In times of disasters, SBA offers low-interest loans for businesses, homeowners and renters. SBA will contact you with information on how to apply. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — More than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall leaving behind a path of destruction and flooding, residents across the Carolinas are still struggling to clean up and rebuild their lives.As of Wednesday, FEMA Spokesman John Mills told WWAY that $33 million in grants has been distributed by FEMA to storm victims in the counties under the disaster declaration in North Carolina, mostly by direct deposit.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Thank you WWAY offers free meal for first responders

first_imgOak Island firefighters at live burn in December 2018. (Photo: Oak Island Fire/Facebook) LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Calling all first responders! WWAY wants to thank all of you for your hard work and give you free food.All first responders in Bladen, Columbus, Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties are invited to come out to the WWAY Event Center for free pizza from Papa John’s.- Advertisement – Come out to 1224 Magnolia Village Way in Leland on Thursday, March 21 between 5 p.m and 6:30 p.m.This is just a small way of saying thanks to the men and women serving in our community on a daily basis.You must show your credentials to participate.Related Article: ‘Help us’: Storm victims plea to state leaders for more temporary housingRSVP to rpope@wwaytv3.com.last_img read more

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How new Carolina Beach lifeguard stands could help beach goers too

first_imgCAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Spring break season is in full swing and the beaches are starting to fill up.Lifeguards will be out for the season on Carolina Beach in just a few weeks with some new and improved stands. Mayor Joe Benson says some of the lifeguard stands were damaged during Florence.- Advertisement – He says the new stands will have a uniformed look that are designed to be more functional for lifeguards and helpful for beach goers.Benson says each new stand will have a number to show people where they are on the beach.“The design being one which allows quick exit from the post to go down and address a contingency,” Benson said. “They’ll be very functional. You’ll have a number on the stand and then you’ll have the street end. A lot of people walk the beach like, ‘Where am I?’”Related Article: Why is the shrimp industry booming?Benson says lifeguards will be out on the beach starting May 24, the Friday before Memorial Day.last_img read more

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Italian cocaine king makes midnight escape from jail in Uruguay

first_img SharePrint <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> An Italian mob boss, who had been imprisoned in Uruguay since 2017, escaped from jail overnight as he was waiting to be extradited back to Italy, the South American country’s interior ministry said on Monday.Rocco Morabito had been the most wanted fugitive member of the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta, Italy’s most powerful organised crime group and one of Europe’s biggest importers of South American cocaine.Dubbed the “cocaine king of Milan,” the 52-year-old Morabito had been arrested after more than two decades on the run from convictions for Mafia association, drug trafficking and other serious crimes.Uruguay’s interior ministry said in a statement that Morabito and three others had escaped late at night through the roof of the former Carcel Central prison – now called a national rehabilitation centre – onto an adjoining building.“It is disconcerting and serious that a criminal like Rocco Morabito, boss of the ‘Ndrangheta, managed to escape from a jail in Uruguay while he was waiting to be extradited to Italy,” Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said.“I make two commitments, First: to shed light on evasion procedures, asking for immediate explanations from the Montevideo government. Second: we will continue to hunt down Morabito, wherever he is, to throw him in jail as he deserves.”WhatsApplast_img read more

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The Revamped Nokia 3310 Launched in South Africa – Expanding Gradually in

first_imgNew Nokia 3310 will be available in Warm Red and Yellow with a gloss finish while will also come in Dark Blue and Grey color with a matte finish. Image Credit: NOKIA Advertisement Nokia brand partner HMD Global earlier this year in February after long waiting for the new Nokia 3310, they company unveiled the revamped Nokia 3310 (2017) dubbed as the “modern twist” at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 that was held in Barcelona.The iconic feature phone is the Nokia brand’s one of the best-selling feature phones of all time with over 126 million sales of it’s original.After the launch, the feature phone was limited to some countries, and now, according to online reports, it has been announced that the iconic Nokia 3310 has been available, in its revamped form, in South Africa since Monday 29th of May 2017. The company driving the release of Nokia’s latest range of smartphones, HMD Global, made the announcement while Shaun Durandt,  General Manager for HMD Global Southern Africa, highlighted their delight in bringing the phone to the country. – Advertisement – According to online sources, the revamped Nokia has been made available from Cell C  in the iconic Dark Blue, with a matte finish retailing at estimated price of R749 (Roughly USD$58 or 206,000 UGX). During the launch at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona earlier this year, it was priced at EUR 49 (Roughly USD$56 or 186,000 UGX).[related-posts]The 3310 will come in three colors from MTN South Africa – Warm Red and Yellow, both with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue with a matte finish and will retail at estimated price of R699 (Roughly USD$54 or 192,000 UGX) and will be available effective Mid-June from MTN partners and will be available on online outlets Cellucity and Technomobi.About the Specs: The feature phone packs, a 2.4-inch QVGA display, 2MP rear camera, 2G connectivity, runs on Nokia Series 30+ OS, 16MB internal storage with an expandable slot via microSD card up to 32GB, backed up on a removable 1200mAh battery compared to the 1000mAh that the previous Nokia 3310 had, and finally a Micro-USB port for charging and data transfer ditching the pin charger.Notably, the Nokia 3310 has also been launched in Nigeria and priced at N18,000 (Roughly USD$58 or 206,000 UGX). The price in Nigeria remains the same as in South Africa.Editor’s Note: This article was updated on Friday 2nd, June 2017 at 13:28 (EAT).last_img read more

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Airtel Uganda Launches its 4G LTE network

first_imgAdvertisement Airtel Uganda has this morning launched it 4G LTE service.The announcement was made at a press briefing which took place at Kampala Serena Hotel, and and attended by the ICT Minister Hon Frank Tumwebaze.Airtel has invested heavily in the upgrade with 404 across Kampala, Entebbe and Wakiso and a further 126 sites across the country. – Advertisement – Mr. V.G. Somasekhar, the Airtel Managing Director stated that customers will have an overall improved internet experience at the most affordable rates.The launch comes just two weeks after Airtel revised its data pricing in a bid to remain the most affordable telecommunications company in Uganda.Hon Frank Tumwebaze congratulated the management and staff if Airtel upon the momentus achievement saying that one of the key responsibilities of the government is to provide a conducive environment and policy for investors.Customers who want to join the experience will have to swap their 2G and 3G SIM cards to 4G – free of charge, and get an extra 4G with the new swapped SIM.Customers new to the network will buy a 4G SIM at only UGX 2000, and the new SIM comes with 1GB data.last_img read more

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Jumia to Start Selling Buganda Kingdoms Merchandise on its Platform

first_imgJumia CEO; Ron Kawamara (left) with Buganda Prime Minister; Charles Peter Mayiga (R) shake hands after announcing their partnership to sale Buganda Kingdom merchandise on the Jumia Platform. This was at press brief in Bulange, Mengo on Wednesday 5th, Dec. 2018. Advertisement Jumia Uganda has on Wednesday announced a partnership with Majestic Brands Limited, Buganda Kingdom’s official investment arm, to start selling the kingdom’s merchandise via its platforms with all sales revenue going towards supporting the kingdom’s development projects.The announcement was made at a press media brief in Bulange, Mengo in the presence of Charles Peter Mayiga; the Katikkiro of Buganda Kingdom, Majestic Brands CEO; Ronald Kawaddwa, and Ron Kawamara; Jumia Uganda’s CEO.“The Buganda cultural and brand products are highly appreciated by millions of consumers globally. Today we’re pleased to offer a new distribution channel for our customers to own the symbols and memorabilia that make up the norms and culture of Buganda Kingdom,” said Ron. – Advertisement – The Buganda Kingdom product assortment on Jumia includes, portraits of His Majesty; Muwenda Mutebi II, Queen Sylvia, marriage certificates, totems, memorabilia, among others.Ronald Kawaddwa; Majestic Brands, Chief Executive has asked the public to conveniently make use of Jumia to get these products.last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Monday

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STARTERS ORDERS Tuesday

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Shakespeares Folio at Home at Fondren Library

first_imgShare CONTACT: Philip Montgomery PHONE:(713) 831-4795E-MAIL: pmontgom@rice.edu SHAKESPEARE FOLIO FINDS PERMANENT HOME AT RICE’SLIBRARYScholars may never know the detailsof William Shakespeare love life, but they do know that the authoritative textfor the Bard’s plays is the 1623 First Folio, which is now available to scholarsand students through Rice’s Fondren Library.The First Folio, of which about 240 exist, recently becameavailable to students and scholars at Fondren Library’s Woodson Research Center,a repository for rare archives. Rice’s First Folio contains three ofShakespeare’s most important plays: “The Tragedy of King Lear,” “The Tragedy ofOthello, the Moor of Venice,” and “The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra.” Acomplete First Folio contains 36 plays.“The First Folio is the most authoritative single text we haveof Shakespeare’s play,” said Meredith Skura, professor of English at Rice and aShakespearean scholar. “Students have always been able to read modernizedversions of Shakespeare’s texts–but with a first folio in our library they willfor the first time be able to see for themselves how different the original was.It is important to realize how much the actual text has been doctored for moderntaste.” In 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, two of hisfriends and fellow actors published the playwright’s collected plays in what isknown as the First Folio. William B. Hunter, a Milton scholar who taught at theUniversity of Houston, Vanderbilt and other universities, donated the FirstFolio to Rice in the summer of 1998. Rice University is a leading American researchuniversity–small, private, and highly selective–distinguished by its superiorteaching, commitment to undergraduate education, outstanding graduate andprofessional programs, residential college system, collaborative andinterdisciplinary culture, and global perspective.For more information about the First Folio, contact PhilipMontgomery, assistant director of Rice’s Office of Media Relations, at (713)831-4792.###Editors: For more information about Rice University visithttp://riceinfo.rice.edu/Fondren/. AddThislast_img read more

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Rice Continuing Studies Instructor Wins National Award

first_imgShare CONTACT: Michael Cinelli PHONE: (713)831-4794E-MAIL: mcinelli@rice.edu RICE CONTINUING STUDIES INSTRUCTOR WINS NATIONALAWARDHouston photographer Peter Brown,whose most recent work portrays life on the Great Plains, has won a nationalAlfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography. The “Eisie” award was in thecategory Nature and Environment/Photo Essay. Brown, who taught in the Art Department of Rice University1978-1992, has been a popular instructor in the Rice Continuing Studies programsince the late 1970s. He was notified Jan. 24 of his selection as one of 20photographers in 14 categories to receive an Eisenstaedt Award, administered bythe Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism under a grant from Lifemagazine. He will receive the award, comparable in prestige to the PulitzerPrize in journalism, in a New York ceremony March 24. Brown was honored for his photographs and essay on the GreatPlains that appeared in the Winter 1998 issue of DoubleTake, a magazine thatshowcases the work of documentary photographers and writers. The photosrepresent 10 years’ of work and travel in the Great Plains, a vast area in thenation’s midsection stretching from the Texas Panhandle north to Canada. Thephotographs are the subject of Brown’s latest book, “On the Plains,” to bepublished by DoubleTake/W.W. Norton this spring.Educated at Stanford University, Brown has exhibited his workwidely in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad. His first book, “Seasons of Light,” won the Imogen Cunningham Award. He has received fellowshipsfrom the Carnegie Foundation, the Graham Foundation, and the National Endowmentfor the Arts. Eisenstaedt Award winners receive $1,500 and will have theirwinning photographs appear in a special spring issue of Life magazine. The awardis named for one of the premier photojournalists of the 20th century, a foundingphotographer of Life who died in 1995. ###Editors: One of Brown’s pictures can be pulled from the RiceUniversity Media Relations Web site’s photo repository at: http://riceinfo.rice.edu/projects/reno/photos/photo_repository.html.His photo essay in DoubleTake magazine can be viewed on the Webat: http://www.doubletakemagazine.org/issues/11/brown/index/frame.html. AddThislast_img read more

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Rice Gallery to preview Joel Shapiros New Installation Jan 26

first_imgAddThis ShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduRice Gallery to preview Joel Shapiro’s ‘New Installation’ Jan. 26Rice Gallery is offering a news media preview of its upcoming exhibition, Joel Shapiro’s “New Installation,” Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. Shapiro will be on hand to give a brief talk about his work and answer questions.Who/what: Sculptor Joel Shapiro will speak to reporters about “New Installation.”Where: Rice Gallery, located in Sewall Hall on the Rice University campus, 6100 Main St. For directions, go to www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.When: 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.In a gravity-defying array of color and form, Shapiro will suspend wooden planks that have been vibrantly painted with supersaturated pigment from the gallery’s 16-foot ceiling.The installation will be open to the public Feb. 2. For more on “New Installation,” go towww.ricegallery.org/new/exhibition/shapiro.html.Members of the news media who want to attend the preview should RSVP to David Ruth atdavid@rice.edu or 713-348-6327.last_img read more