ROYCE Simmons refused to accept the 1414 draw at

first_imgROYCE Simmons refused to accept the 14-14 draw at Bradford Bulls as a point gained.Speaking after Jamie Foster kicked a penalty after the hooter to hand his side a point – and their third draw of the season – he thought their performance was worth two.“I thought we should have got the two points,” he said, “as we were slightly the better side. They played well, but we created more opportunities then they did.“For them to get their points, they had to go to air. It still means the same on the scoreboard of course.“We broke through and got over the line too. We had two tries disallowed that we will have a very close look at tonight.“They got to the front through a penalty, but if there wasn’t half a dozen opportunities for us to get a penalty in the last five minutes underneath their posts then I will be surprised when I look at the video.“I felt a little bit sorry for the referees as I didn’t think it was their best day. I thought they were off and I will probably have to go back to Stuart Cummings [head of referees] this week and have a chat with him.“We’ve had three penalties for the opposition being inside the ten this season. The nearest side to us is on six, and the others are at around 15 to 18. So on three occasions this year have other teams been inside the ten when they have faced us.”Simmons also took time out to praise his returning origin players, Paul Wellens and James Roby.“Robes was really brave. He had a late fitness test and we did some things like run tackle bags across his face to make sure he would be fine. We only decided to play him at the last minute really.“The six that came back did well too – and played a lot of time as well. Jon Wilkin played 70 minutes, Jammer 60 in the front row… and Wello and Robes played busted. I wouldn’t have played them but with the preparation we had they needed to. It was a strong effort.“Francis Meli should be back for Friday – he has a dead leg.”last_img read more

STEVE McNamara has opted to rest Saints James Rob

first_imgSTEVE McNamara has opted to rest Saints’ James Roby for Saturday’s Group A match with FijiThe hooker will miss the game alongside South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Tom Burgess and Melbourne Storm half-back Gareth Widdop.England welcome back Souths forward Sam Burgess after he sat out the Ireland match with a one-match suspension, and Wigan Warriors forward Lee Mossop also returns after missing England’s 42-0 victory over the Wolfhounds.“We have trained well and we are ready to put in a performance,” McNamara said. “I get the feeling the group is on the verge of some really big performances and this will be one of them.“We are coming up against opposition we respect. We have so far seen a Fiji team that is very exciting to watch with some brilliant outside backs. They have a set of forwards that are as physical as any team in the tournament. I can see why people see them as a threat on Saturday.Across the make-up of their team, the vast majority of their players are regular starters in the NRL and they are used to this level of intensity.“The aim for us is gradual progression. We are looking to improve each week as the tournament moves towards the knockout stages. It is important to win against teams in and around you, but at some point you have to make sure all elements that have been positive in every game come together aiming for that complete performance.“We know that if we are going to win the World Cup that has to happen.”He continued: “Even though we put in a strong performance against Ireland and prevented them from scoring, I actually feel we can improve on our defence.“In some respects we defended with more vigour the week before against Australia. The aim is to continually improve and we have to test ourselves in that area on Saturday.“We defended a little bit passively against Ireland. On Saturday we need to show some aggression against Fiji. We did just enough to defend what Ireland threw at us and we were slick in our attacking structures especially in that first half.”England:Carl Ablett, Tom Briscoe, George Burgess, Sam Burgess, Rob Burrow, Rangi Chase, Leroy Cudjoe, Liam Farrell, Brett Ferres, James Graham, Ryan Hall, Chris Hill, Michael McIlorum, Lee Mossop, Sean O’Loughlin, Kevin Sinfield, Sam Tomkins, Kallum Watkins, Ben Westwood.Fiji:Peni Botiki, Jayson Bukuya, Petero Civoniceva, Kane Evans, Aaron Groom, Apisai Koroisau, Daryl Millard, Ryan Millard, Kevin Naiqama, Waisale Ligani Naiqama, Vitale Junior Roqica, Ashton Sims, Korbin Sims, Tariq Sims, James Storer, Akuila Uate, Eloni Vunakece, Sisa Ledua Waqa, Semi Radradra Turgasoli Waqavatu.last_img read more

THE image of Paul Wellens sinking to his knees and

first_imgTHE image of Paul Wellens sinking to his knees and pounding the Saints badge on his chest is one of the abiding memories of the Grand Final.The Club’s Captain took home his fifth Championship but this one was easily the sweetest yet.“I’m one of the fortunate ones in this group as I have experienced winning a final before,” he said. “But I’ve never really felt it like I did on Saturday.“I’ve watched boys become men over the course of 12 months. The effort and determination within this group should never be underestimated.“We have been finding a way for last four, five, six weeks and we knew we could grind the result out.“Wigan were unbelievable and to play with that intensity with 12 men, shows what they are about. Ultimately, we had that little bit too much in terms of desperation and that made the difference.“We dug deep but if winning a Grand Final was easy everyone would do it. We went into our reserve tank but it was worth it.”He continued: “I said after the winning the League Leaders’ Shield about that being a catalyst for more success.“I won’t be around in three, four, five years but I’d like to think this experience for the likes of Tommy Makinson, Jonny Lomax and Mark Percival… I could go on… will stand us in good stead for the future.“The playing squad may change over the years but what remains is our group of supporters. They have suffered enough at Old Trafford and the win was for them.”last_img read more

JON Wilkin believes St Helens 2015 World Club Cha

first_imgJON Wilkin believes St Helens’ 2015 World Club Challenge showdown with South Sydney Rabbitohs on Sunday February 22 (7.00pm) is the perfect opportunity for the First Utility Super League champions to show their credentials as the best team in the world.Having beaten Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford back in October, the match is Saints’ chance to be crowned world champions and the club’s newly-appointed captain says his team-mates team are relishing the challenge.“We are worthy champions and it’s high time we got the credit we deserve,” said Wilkin. “Some people have said ‘Well, Wigan were down to 12 men’ and that we limped our way into the final so this game is our moment to demonstrate what we’re all about.“We are very confident in the squad we have, there have been a notable difference in attitude amongst the players since our Grand Final win. The confidence is immense; to back it up with a win against the Rabbitohs would give us further crucial experience in our development.“Our game is going to be huge, particularly with the whole Burgess story at South Sydney: I can’t wait to get stuck into them. The prospect of challenging ourselves against the best players in the NRL is fantastic. The NRL is a great competition and we can learn a lot from it but Super League also has some great attributes and we need to put them on show.”Wilkin missed out on the Grand Final due to injury but, having already played in a World Club Challenge back in 2007, he is hungry to get back out on the field.“I was injured towards the end of last year and my focus since then, through all my rehabilitation, has been kicking off to South Sydney. Being involved in that game has been the fuel, it’s motivated m. The excitement has been huge, I’m revved up for this game.“The key word is intensity. When we played Brisbane back in 2007, what stood out to me was the intensity level, it was beyond anything I had ever experienced before and I expect the same again. It’s a huge start to the new era, it’s exciting and a great way to get the momentum started for the new season.“I know that it will be difficult to get a seat at Langtree Park. Packed terraces and passionate support of the English game will be a visible sign to people who don’t usually watch our sport that it is exciting, it will get people interested. I want to come out of the tunnel and not see an empty seat.”last_img read more

Coast Guard searching for missing fishermen near Oak Island

first_imgBRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – Rough seas and strong winds could be affecting the search for two missing fishermen off of Oak Island.The Coast Guard says Steve Chaney and David Hambrick took off aboard a 22-foot fishing boat around 11:30 a.m. Sunday from the South Harbor Boat Ramp in Oak Island.Boat belonging to missing men (Photo: USCG)- Advertisement – The wife of one of the men called for help after they did not return by dark as expected.“We are battling severe search conditions due to the approaching tropical system with rough seas and strong winds,” said Chief Warrant Officer Keith Moore, the command duty officer at Sector North Carolina. “Our crews are trying every possible means to locate these fishermen before weather conditions worsen.”Related Article: Swimming advisory lifted for most of Brunswick CountyAir Station Elizabeth City sent an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 plane to help search by air. A boat from the Coast Guard Station Oak Island is also searching by water.Crews are searching the coastline south of Oak Island for the men.The Coast Guard asks that if you know anything, call (910) 343-3880.last_img read more

State orders Chemours to stop releasing chemicals begins legal action

first_img In a separate letter also sent Tuesday, DEQ notified Chemours that the state has begun the process to suspend the company’s wastewater permit for failure to adequately disclose the release of GenX into the river. The permit governs Chemours’ discharge of wastewater from its Fayetteville facility and without it, the company cannot release any wastewater into the Cape Fear River. Under the law, DEQ must give the company a 60-day notice before suspending the permit.“Protecting people’s drinking water is our top priority, and we’ve put Chemours on notice that it must stop discharging these chemicals into the Cape Fear River immediately,” said Michael Regan, secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality. “Chemours must stop releasing all fluorinated compounds and fully disclose all chemicals in its waste stream, and we’re taking action to make sure that happens.”In June, DEQ and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services began investigating the presence of GenX, a chemical made at Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility, in the Cape Fear River. As part of its investigation, the state continues to test water at multiple locations in the Lower Cape Fear and in groundwater on the facility’s property in Bladen County for the presence of GenX and other fluorinated compounds.Related Article: Town of Belville plans to appeal H2GO decisionThe state’s investigation and pressure from citizens and local officials prompted Chemours to stop discharging GenX into the Cape Fear in June. Since the GenX discharge stopped, concentrations of GenX have dropped below the health goal of 140 parts per trillion. Last week, DEQ also demanded that Chemours stop the release of additional chemical compounds including the Nafion byproducts, one day after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency informed the state that those compounds had also been detected in the facility’s waste stream. Little information is known about the potential human health effects of GenX and less is known about the Nafion byproducts.Tuesday’s civil court summons and letter from the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office reiterate DEQ’s demands that Chemours stop its discharge of all fluorinated compounds and disclose all compounds in its waste stream. In the letter, state attorneys wrote: “DEQ has reasonable cause to believe that Chemours has violated or is threatening to violate provisions” of state law and “[t]herefore, has directed the Attorney General’s Office to institute a civil action for injunctive relief to restrain the violation or threatened violation of the law.”Injunctive relief could include an order issued by a judge requiring the company to cease the discharge for the time being or take other steps to protect public health and safety.Tuesday’s letter from DEQ puts Chemours on notice that the agency intends to suspend the company’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, or NPDES, permit, which allows the company to discharge wastewater into the Cape Fear River.In its letter to the company, DEQ writes, “There is sufficient cause to suspend the permit under the provisions cited in this letter. We have found no evidence in the permit file indicating that Chemours or DuPont (Chemours’ predecessor) disclosed the discharge to surface water of GenX compounds at the Fayetteville Works. In particular, the NPDES permit renewal applications submitted to DWR (Division of Water Resources) contain no reference to “GenX” or to any chemical name, formula, or CAS number that would identify any GenX compounds in the discharge.”DuPont ran the Fayetteville Works facility that produces GenX until 2015 when Chemours was created as a spin-off company.The letter also calls on the company to meet several earlier demands, including stopping the discharge of any chemicals related to GenX, including the Nafion byproducts, by Sept. 8 and stopping the discharge of any other perfluorinated or polyfluorinated compounds by Oct. 20. In addition, the letter demands that Chemours provide complete information about all chemicals included in the Fayetteville facility’s waste stream, according to a schedule previously set by DEQ.Additional legal steps are expected soon. SOUTHEASTERN NC (WWAY) — State officials ordered Chemours on Tuesday to stop releasing all fluorinated compounds into the Cape Fear River and began legal action against the company and the process to suspend its permit for discharging wastewater into the river.On Tuesday, the state of North Carolina initiated a lawsuit against Chemours in Bladen County Superior Court by filing a summons with the court. Acting on behalf of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, attorneys with N.C. Department of Justice will seek a court order against Chemours, the state said in a letter with the summons.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Plaque commemorates historic role of Williston High School

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Historic Wilmington Foundation is honoring an historic building that played a major role in the lives of thousands of students in the Port City.The group dedicated a plaque for the former Williston Industrial High School, which is now the International School at Gregory.- Advertisement – Williston was the city’s first public high school for African Americans. It closed as a high school in 1969, when the school board desegregated the school system.last_img read more

California aims to end postEaster parade of unwanted rabbits

first_imgOne of the eight bunnies adopted by Jacob Levitt sits at his apartment in New York, U.S., April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon StapletonOne of the eight bunnies adopted by Jacob Levitt sits at his apartment in New York, U.S., April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Californians can eat chocolate bunnies and snuggle plush Peter Cottontail dolls to their heart’s content this Easter.But those who want to buy a live bunny as an Easter gift won’t find them for sale at pet stores this year after California became the first U.S. state to pass a law aimed at stemming a post-holiday deluge of maturing rabbits being abandoned or euthanised.The legislation, which took effect in January, prohibits retail shops from selling commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits. The idea is to encourage adoption of rescued animals and to crack down on the sale of pets from “puppy mills,” “kitty factories” and “bunny bundlers.”Legislatures in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania are considering similar bills. Dozens of cities, from Boston and Chicago to Salt Lake City already have local ordinances on the books.The problem of abandonment and euthanasia is particularly acute for rabbits purchased in pet stores, as they tend to be impulse buys, especially in the days before Easter.“In the one to three months after Easter, we traditionally see a spike in shelter rabbit intakes,” said Anne Martin, executive director of the House Rabbit Society, a nonprofit group that rescues rabbits and places them in foster care.“In Northern California alone, thousands of stray and unwanted rabbits end up in the municipal shelter systems, and the majority of these rabbits are under a year old,” she said.The Easter Bunny, an age-old symbol of fertility and renewal, plays an endearing role in the springtime holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, tempting parents to buy one of the cuddly-looking creatures for their families.But to the surprise of many, rabbits are not low-maintenance balls of fur, their owners say, as they require daily cleaning and specialised medical care.‘UNINTENTIONAL ANIMAL CRUELTY’“There is a common misconception that a rabbit just can sit in a cage and eat carrots,” said Jacob Levitt, 44, a dermatologist who owns eight young, adopted bunnies that roam his New York City luxury apartment.He said it was “unintentional animal cruelty” to keep a rabbit cooped up and to fail to give it a proper diet of grass hay.Fulvio Roman, 32, whose fiance made a “spur of the moment” decision to buy a pet store rabbit, admitted to being unprepared for the demands of its care.“Once she saw the bunny and was able to hold her, she immediately fell in love,” said Roman, who lives on Long Island and supervises kitchen workers in New York City public schools. “We didn’t know what it really took to have a bunny.”Eight months later, after the rabbit resisted being picked up, chewed through air conditioner wires, and their landlord demanded a non-refundable $1,000 (£769) security deposit, they surrendered the rabbit to a shelter.“Not everyone knows how much work a bunny takes. We ended up being educated by force,” Roman said.Rabbits typically live 10 years and multiply every 30 days, with an average litter of eight babies. Pet stores often fail to neuter bunnies, according to House Rabbit.Bunnies mature at 3 to 6 months and males spray urine and females become territorial. When they grow less adorable, house bunnies are left in backyard hutches or abandoned in fields or woods.Under Californian Law, consumers can adopt animals from a shelter or buy them directly from a breeder.Some 2.8 million U.S. households have rabbits as pets, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), compared with 60.2 million with a dog, 47.1 million with a cat, 7.9 million with a bird and 2.6 million with a horse.The House Rabbit Society said bunnies are the third most abandoned pet in the United States. Advocates say rabbits are also the third most euthanised, based on a 2010 study of four shelters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.‘DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES’ FOR INDUSTRYIn California, pet industry leaders, many of whom opposed the new law, say local shops that sell animals will suffer. “We expect the California law will have disastrous consequences for the small, local business pet stores,” said Mike Bober, president and CEO of Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council.But live animal sales account for just 3 percent of the industry’s roughly $70 billion in annual sales, according to APPA’s website. The bulk of U.S. pet store sales in recent years has been for food, vet care, supplies and over-the-counter medicines.John Goodwin, a senior director at the Humane Society of the United States, urged Americans to pass on buying a live bunny as an Easter present.“There are plenty of stuffed animals and chocolates in rabbit form,” Goodwin said.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

Intel core i7 processor

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Matrix Comsec launches New RD Center in Vadodara

first_imgAdvertisement The other factors considered at the setup of the R&D centre was the vibrant and burgeoning Global Electronics markets as well as the target of catering to the need of the international market.Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ganesh Jivani, the Managing Director of Matrix Comsec said, “Matrix is among the few Indian companies which indigenously manufactures and markets both Telecom and Security products. Research at Matrix has been the foundation for its growth and sustenance. Today Matrix is positioned as a qualitative and competitive product manufacturer on the global plane and has introduced more than 40 innovative products through continuous research and development activities; strengthening its global competency. We see this new centre as a great opportunity to extend our product development capability in order to best serve the needs of our customers and the market worldwide.”The R&D center plans to recruit more technical talents from premier engineering institutions and companies. By closely studying the evolving needs of the global market, the company will now be able to pioneer new products in the market, strengthening the portfolio of both Telecom and Security products. – Advertisement – ABOUTMATRIX COMSECEstablished in 1991, Matrix Comsec is a versatile designer and manufacturer of Telecom and Security products which are marketed in more than 50 countries. Matrix has launched cutting-edge telecom devices like IP-PBX, IP Servers, Universal Gateways, VoIP Gateways and Terminals, GSM FCTs, GSM Gateways and IP-Phones. With presence in Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa through an extensive network of more than 500 partners, Matrix ensures that the products serve the needs of its customers faster and longer. Matrix has won several national and international awards which are a testimony of its designing and manufacturing competencies.last_img read more