The Mission Does Mardi Gras

first_imgVenues around the city have announced special events for Fat Tuesday, but the Mission in particular is bursting with activity:Carnaval San Francisco is hosting live samba drummers and dancers, as well as salsa, soca, cumbia and rumba at five different venues in the neighborhood. Balancoire, the Make out Room, the Latin American Club, Bissap Baobab, and Cha Cha Cha will all participate. Pangea Futbol Club will play latin fusion from 7-9 p.m. at Bissap Baobab  and Carragua’o will play Cuban usic from 8:30-10:00 pm at Cha Cha Cha less than a block away.Pangea Futbol Club’s frontman Damian Nunez will lead a parade along Mission Street starting at about 6 p.m. at Bissap Baobab and heading to Balancoire, then returning.Over at The Vestry and The Chapel, Brass Band Mission will provide the tunes for a Mardi Gras party starting at 7 p.m., with a performance by Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste of The Meters fame, featuring DJ Harry Duncan, to follow. Down on 24th Street, enjoy some muffulettas, gumbo, and New Orleans music with a special Fat Tuesday edition of the recurring Music for Ghosts event at Pop’s Bar.Where it’s at:Balancoire: 2565 Mission StMake Out Room: 3225 22nd StLatin American Club: 3286 22nd StBissap Baobab: 3372 19th StCha Cha Cha: 2327 Mission StPop’s Bar: 2800 24th St.The Chapel: 777 Valencia StLet us know if we’ve missed anything! Tags: Events • things to do Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%center_img 0%last_img read more

THE first piece of cladding has now gone up at Lan

first_imgTHE first piece of cladding has now gone up at Langtree Park.Club Chairman Eamonn McManus helped install the first sheet on the Hattons Solicitors West Terrace today.The project will continue throughout the summer and will not impact matchday operations at the stadium.Keep an eye on the cladding project by following the Club on Twitter here.last_img

Pender Co Sheriffs Office investigating fraud warn of scam

first_img The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public that there are occasions when a legitimate law enforcement official may contact someone regarding the service of a warrant or legal process, however, they do not ask for payment using prepaid credit cards. Any fines, fees or moneys owed as a result of a civil judgment or criminal action will typically be paid in person at one of three locations: Magistrates Office, Clerk of Court offices, or at the Sheriff’s Office. Anyone who is contacted and advised that they are a party to a civil or criminal action can contact the Clerk of Court or the Sheriff’s Office for confirmation.If you find yourself a target of one of these scams, please contact your local law enforcement agency before sending money to anyone that you do not know. PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Pender County Sheriff’s Office want to you know about a scam they are currently investigating that left a person out hundreds of dollars.Deputies say they are investigating a fraud where the victim was contacted by phone and told that the caller was a law enforcement officer in a neighboring county. The caller told the victim that the victim’s wife had warrants and the victim needed to pay $1,000 bail. The caller provided a number that appeared to be a legitimate office within the New Hanover County court system. The victim in this case paid the bail using prepaid credit cards as instructed by the caller.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Town of Carolina Beach to buy part of Freeman Park allow pedal

first_imgCAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) –  It’s a destination for many who visit Carolina Beach and now the town may finally own a part of it. Town leaders approved to buy a part of Freeman Park at their Tuesday meeting.Town leaders approved buying some of the land near the middle of the beach park for half a million dollars. This all comes just weeks after the fight the town and state had with land owners who had planted sea oats on the beach.- Advertisement – This land was up for sale as many of the land remains private on the renowned public beach spot.Once they own it, leaders say they want to maintain and preserve the land for public use.“Freeman Park is a place that we want, we as in council, town government,” said town mayor Joe Benson. “People on this island want it to be maintained as publicly accessible beach and a park that people have enjoyed for many years and we want to be able to enjoy it for years to come.”Related Article: Freeman Park restrictions frustrate beach visitorsBenson said the acquisition was not in relation to the conflict with land owners and the planting. Town leaders said in the meeting they plan to use park fees to help with the purchase.Town leaders approved several other items such as reducing the speed limit entering onto the island from 45 to 35 mph. They also approved pedal pub tours on specific parts of the beach town to operate and for riders to consume alcohol.The council unanimously approved to allow pedal pub franchise onto Pleasure Island.Owners cannot operate in certain residential areas nor on Dow Road and portions of Lake Park Boulevard.“We live here we want something new and to bring something new that’s refreshing,” said co-owner Matt Hamlet. “Something that people are looking for that they do not have the opportunity to do in their home town when they come visit a different area.”Owners Matt Hamlet and Tina Bell have to present a route to the town in April. They hope to operating before Memorial Day weekend.Business owners and neighbors spoke in favor of the pedal pub coming to town. Council members also approved to hold a hearing on simplifying rules in food trucks set for April.last_img read more

First Citizens Bank in Carolina Beach robbed

first_img Police say a the robber entered the bank, passed a note demanding money, and after robbing the bank, ran off.The suspect is described as a white male, in his late 20’s to early 30’s.The suspect did not show a gun.Related Article: UPDATE: Wilmington Police Department identify alleged bank robberPolice believe this suspect and the female from the attempted Hardee’s restaurant robbery  are believed to be connected.Police ask for help identifying the suspect.If you recognize the suspect, call the Carolina Beach Police Department at (910) 458-2540 or dial 911. Surveillance photo of First Citizen’s Bank robbery suspect (Photo: Carolina Beach Police Department) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Carolina Beach Police are investigating after someone robbed the First Citizen’s Bank early Friday afternoon. A crime police believe is related to a Thursday night attempted robbery. It happened just after 1:00 p.m. on N. Lake Park Blvd.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Four Siberian tigers born in Maltese farm

first_imgFour Siberian tigers were born in Malta. The birth took place in a farm that was in the news spotlight for catching fire less than two years ago.The owners of Wildlife Park in Mtaħleb limits of Rabat explained over social media that the birth was the first of its kind on our islands as the tigers were no conceived by related animals.A fire destroyed Wildlife Park in October of 2017. Many animals were burnt to death in the fire, amongst which panthers and monkeys.WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Instagram Launches New Video App Boomerang

first_imgAdvertisement Instagram built a new video app for making short, action-packed video loops.The standalone app, called “Boomerang,” rolled out on iOS and Android devices on Thursday. The bare-bones app combines photos into one-second videos that play forward and backward in a loop. Videos can be shot in portrait or landscape and automatically save to users’ camera rolls. Although Boomerang videos must be shot within the app, they can be shared on Instagram or elsewhere online. Fast and simple to use, the app doesn’t require users to have Instagram accounts. Boomerang bears some resemblance to “Vine,” a six-second video app owned by Twitter TWTR +0.00%, and the new Apple AAPL +1.74% “Live Photos” feature on the iPhone 6S. The new tool could help Instagram introduce more variety into its flagship app without complicating its interface.“Capture a friend jumping off a diving board, defying physics as she flies back and forth through the air,” the Facebook FB +2.02%-owned app said in a blog post. “Transform an ordinary selfie with your friends into a funny video. Get that exact moment your friend blows out his birthday candles, then watch them come back to life again and again.” – Advertisement – Boomerang isn’t Instagram’s first standalone app. This year, the photo-and-video sharing service launched the app “Layout” for making photo collages. Last August, Instagram created ”Hyperlapse” for making time lapse videos using stabilization technology. And last July, Instagram debuted a Snapchat-like photo sharing app called “Bolt.” [related-posts]Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion in 2012. The photo app now has 400 million monthly active users, and about 80 million photos are shared on the service every day. Instagram, which has been ramping up its advertising offerings this year, is poised to deliver a powerful shot in the arm for Facebook. Research firm eMarketer recently estimated that Instagram’s ad revenue will reach about $1.5 billion in 2016 and $2.8 billion in 2017. This year, eMarketer forecasts Instagram’s global ad revenue will be $600 million.[Forbes]last_img read more

Facebook to Reject Ads From Pages Touting Fake News

first_imgFacebook logo seen appeared in a woman’s spectacles | Photo Courtesy/File Photo Advertisement Facebook on Monday said that pages that make a habit of linking to bogus news stories will no longer be able to advertise at the world’s leading online social network.The move is the latest shot fired by Facebook in its war against ‘fake news’ used to deceive instead of enlighten.“If Pages repeatedly share stories marked as false, these repeat offenders will no longer be allowed to advertise on Facebook,” product managers Tessa Lyons and Satwik Shukla said in a blog post. – Advertisement – “This update will help to reduce the distribution of false news which will keep Pages that spread false news from making money.”The social network already didn’t allow ads that link stories determined to be false by third-party fact-checkers.“False news is harmful to our community,” Lyons and Shukla said.“It makes the world less informed and erodes trust.”Fake news became a serious issue in last year’s US election campaign, when clearly fraudulent stories circulated on social media, potentially swaying some voters.Concerns have been raised since then about hoaxes and misinformation affecting elections in Europe this year, with investigations showing how “click farms” generate revenue from online advertising using made-up news stories.“We’ve found instances of Pages using Facebook ads to build their audiences in order to distribute false news more broadly,” Lyons and Shukla said.Facebook and Google have been working to curtail, or at least flag, stories crafted to deceive instead of enlighten.[related-posts]Google earlier this year added a fact-checking tag to search results globally, its latest initiative to help curb the spread of misinformation and “fake news.”The new tags, to be used in all languages for users worldwide, use third-party fact-checkers to indicate whether news items are true, false or somewhere in-between.The feature debuted about the same time Facebook added a new tool in news feeds to help users determine whether shared stories are real or bogus.source: Agence France-Presse (AFP)last_img read more

Telcos See Over Thousand of Their Customers Replace Their SIM cards

first_imgMTN customers seen lined up to re-swap/replace their simcards at the MTN service center at Shoprite-Lugogo Mall in Kampala, Uganda. (Photo Credit: Photojournalist, Pius Enywaru) Advertisement After the murder of a Kampala-based cashier Suzan Magara, whose kidnappers reached the family to demand a ransom using SIM cards that were unregistered and couldn’t be traced, Government regulatory body of the communications sector; Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) issued a directive to all telecom firms to temporary halt SIM card sales and swaps/replacement. On a different note, Minister of ICT and National Guidance Frank Tumwebaze asked telcos to switch off illegally acquired SIM card or they would face the consequence for their actions.“All telecom operators are on notice if they don’t switch off illegally acquired SIM cards. They will be penalized and or have their licenses revoked. Cabinet has taken this position and we will enforce it without exception,” Frank told the press.Telecom firms; MTN, Africell, and Airtel issued press notice temporarily halting sim sales and swaps as per the directive from UCC. – Advertisement – UCC asked telcos to stay on hold until they (UCC) received ‘Electronic Biometric Card Readers’ from the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) that proves the real SIM card owners.After nearly two months of waiting, NIRA handed 50 Electronic Biometric Card Readers to UCC on April 27th, 2018. NIRA to claim that the new technology will help telecom companies verify SIM card ‘rightful’ owners with the personal details submitted to the company (NIRA).However, many came out to ask why only 50 card readers were issued out. And how these 50 card readers would be distributed to these three (3) telecom firms; MTN, Airtel, and Africell. Because it didn’t make sense at all if NIRA took nearly two months and only managed to issue only 50 card readers.As per notices we saw from telcos, MTN received 11 card readers, Airtel received 7 card readers, while Africell received 10, and 8 were given to Uganda Telecom. This makes it a total of 36 but we are not sure how many were given in each area. For instance, Airtel service center at Forest Mall had 3 machines.MTN resumed its SIMcard swap services on April 18th, while the rest on April 20th.Thousands of people have been seen lining up at service centers to have their lines swap, and all has been going on well for some while some are still stranded. Unlike Airtel, MTN, and Africell haven’t received complaints on SIM cards failing to work. Airtel customers have stormed Airtel centers multiple time complaining their SIM cards not working of which they have been asked to re-do the whole process again which involves you presenting a new police letter, filling new registration form, presenting your ID and so forth, as directed by UCC in its new guidelines for swapping new lines.After swapping, Airtel customers have been asked to wait for 24 hours to have their cards activated while its competitors MTN and Africell take less than 5 hours to have their cards activated. This has left Airtel customers wondering why their process takes long, and after turns out that the cards don’t work. When asked they commented saying they are miss-matches when registering, and some other excuses like network being down.But when asked why one needs to present a police once again, Airtel didn’t comment on this.Guidelines on sim swap/replacement by UCCUnder the new rules by UCC, the SIM card holder has to present a valid letter from the Uganda police confirming loss of their SIM card, Present an original national ID to the operator where the operator will have to retain a copy of it, the operator has to verify the authenticity of the national ID using the electronic biometric card readers provided to them. And finally, the operator will have to re-register the applicant and obtain a fresh photography from them.The telecom companies were asked to comply with the new guidelines or face consequences for their actions.[related-posts]last_img read more


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.Thursday 18 JuneRACING2.30 Royal AscotThe two Richard Hannon runners dominate but going different ways in the marketLog Out Island 11/4 > 7/4 King Of Rooks evens > 5/43.05 Royal AscotTime Test 5/2 > 2/13.20 RiponMultellie 9/4 > 13/85.35 Royal AscotDissolution 5/1 > 7/26.25 LeopardstownTimbuktu 11/4 > 15/86.30 LeicesterBochart 8/1 > 11/46.45 LingfieldBorn To Be Bad 8/1 > 100/30FOOTBALL7.45pm BT SPORTUEFA Under-21 Championship Group Stage13/8 England U21 9/5 Portugal U21 23/10 DRAW(All prices subject to fluctuation) What’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321last_img read more