Avalos Brings Bike Yield Proposal to Board

first_imgSupervisor John Avalos proposed a bike yield law during Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting that would allow cyclists to roll through stop signs if there are no pedestrians or other vehicles present — but only if the police cooperate.“Today colleagues, I’m introducing… the bike yield ordinance,” Avalos said. “This has been in the work for a few months, but it’s an idea that has been around for many, many years, especially as we’ve seen a huge increase in cycling in San Francisco.”Though the ordinance has the support of six supervisors, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and groups like the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, which calls it a “common sense” safety measure, it is opposed by Police Chief Greg Suhr, who says violators will still be cited for rolling through stop signs.“Stop signs are pretty simple. They say stop,” he said at the University of San Francisco on Tuesday. “They don’t say yield, they don’t say slow down.” Tags: bikes • Board of Supervisors • sf Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0%center_img Avalos was unimpressed by the chief’s reaction.“I was really disappointed to see that the Chief of Police has come out…against this legislation,” he said. “I really feel that if we were to be really clear about what is the highest priority for law enforcement on enforcing traffic on our streets, we are actually helping them to do their job better and to protect all of us by moving them onto higher risk violations.”Jeremy Pollack, a legislative aide to Supervisor Avalos, said the ordinance does not necessarily require the police chief’s approval.“The city attorney has told us that the Board has authority to set enforcement priority for the police department,” he said. “Of course how that gets implemented has a lot of discretion from the chief….We’ve been in communication with some of the command staff and incorporated some feedback. It’s going to be an ongoing communication.”Avalos also needs the support of more supervisors if he’s going to win the nine-vote supermajority needed to overcome any veto from Mayor Ed Lee, who has not said whether he’ll support the law. At least one supervisor, Norman Yee, said he’ll oppose the measure, leaving three undecided votes for Avalos to pick up, according to KQED.“We’re hopeful that we’ll be able to at least hold our six, and if we need eight to override the mayor’s veto, [we’ll get them],” Pollack said.Pedestrian and cyclist groups strongly support the proposal. The Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee unanimously passed a resolution supporting the ordinance last week, and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been lobbying the mayor to ensure his support.“It’s a long overdue safety measure,” said Noah Budnick, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s executive director. “It clarifies for people riding bikes that they must yield to pedestrians and others with the right of way. It sends clear direction to the police department about prioritizing traffic enforcement against the most deadly violations, like speeding.”Budnick added that for a city committed to “Vision Zero” — the goal of having zero traffic deaths by 2024 — the measure provides direction and a means to prioritize enforcement of “high risk violations.”“For a police department that has adopted Vision Zero, this is really important guidance,” Budnick said.“When we focus on these higher risk violations, we are doing the work to empower us to maximize our Vision Zero effort,” said Avalos. “When we’re focused on the greatest violations, the greatest risks, we know we are using our resources in the most effective way.” last_img read more

Review Rintaro soars in the Mission

first_imgIzakaya Rintaro opened in 2015, with Chez Panisse alum Chef Sylvan Brackett at the helm. Although Brackett’s roots are Japanese, he was raised in California, and both of these influences shimmer in his cooking, from the freshness and ultra-local-ness of the ingredients to the care and minute detail of the preparations and the design of the restaurant itself.Chef Bracket’s father donated the slab of 100-year-old cedar that makes up the bar. Even the dirt mixed into the walls is meaningful:it is dirt Chef Brackett gathered near where he grew up. Such attention to putting his bones into the restaurant — much like the wooden “bones” that fly overhead (like the hull of a ship turned over) — tells you that this is real soul food. Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter I actually stood in line for a minute after we paid our bill, considering splitting one as “dessert,” but came to my very-full senses. Another time!Overall a good experience, although we weren’t wowed by every dish. It makes me sad when I don’t outright love places that most people do — as if I missed something, or maybe just came on an off night. So, I was very happy to get to pay a second visit to Rintaro, and it did not disappoint.Rintaro boasts a sake menu, as well as wine and beer. On this visit, we ordered a carafe of what was described as a funky sake, and were not disappointed, although we suffered from a bit of sticker shock — $65 for three tall but slim pours.The BF and I started out with the yakitori tsukune (chicken meatballs).Tsukune, yakitori chicken meatball.Scrumptious, juicy, and gingery.Next came the duck salad with chrysanthemum and frilly mustard greens.Rintaro duck salad with chrysanthemum and frilly mustard greens.Pearly pink duck rested in the perfumey ‘mum greens. The BF was a little leery of all the greenage at first, but we finished all of it.We then split the yakitori chicken oysters.Chicken oysters.Known as the cook’s treat, these chicken oysters certainly were that. Perhaps not quite as good as the chicken-thigh yakitori from my first visit, but still very tender, juicy, and flavorful.I’d heard so much about the Hanetsuki gyoza — touted in every review I read — and they just intrigued. We were so sad when we learned it was not on the menu, but immediately brightened when our server said they could make it for us.Known as gyoza with “wings,” the famed dish consists of plump gyoza nestled under a lacy shell made of starch, giving the dumplings an extra bit of texture; a delicate, shattering crunch. The chubby gyoza were gingery and juicy — the filling includes chicken-foot jelly, so they’re soupier than most, to their credit. Wonderful. We were told this is street food in parts of Japan but has its origins in China. Another not-to-miss-dish.Gyoza with “wings.”Next, mapodofu pork.Mapodofu pork.Again, a dish with Chinese origins but slightly different here. The creamy tofu blended lusciously with the ground pork, and there were little breathtaking bites throughout of Sichuan peppercorn, with bits of crunchy tempura scattered on top for texture. A deliciously homey dish. However, as we still had another dish coming and were getting full at this point, we took half of it home.Lastly, we got the karaage chicken wings.Chicken wings.Perfect finish. Crunchy/juicy little wings, highly seasoned with smoky tare, sansho pepper and wasabi arugula, these were sweet/salty and addictive.Chef Brackett’s passion for pristine ingredients thoughtfully prepared makes Rintaro a destination restaurant in the neighborhood. I can’t wait to see how much further his menu evolves.Izakaya Rintaro82 14th Street415-589-7022 Email Addresscenter_img Yosedofu.A lovely, light dish, indulgent; the unfiltered soy had a bit of smokiness. Next, kampachi sashimi.Kampachi sashimi.Gorgeous, pristine cuts of superbly fresh fish, at the perfect temperature (we hate it when the fish is served too cold). This was like eating jewels.We then began our yakitori journey, starting with the chicken thighs.Chicken yakitori.Incredibly juicy, meaty, chicken-y, with the perfect amount of smoky char flavor. A dish certainly worth repeating.Next, chicken livers with garlic.Chicken liver and garlic yakitori.Quite rich and livery, which was not my sister’s cup of tea. I liked them just fine, although the garlic was not discernible.Finally, the trumpet mushrooms.Trumpet mushrooms.This was rather disappointing, without a lot of char or another flavor — the earthiness of trumpets just didn’t come through for us. Perhaps they were a bit under-grilled?From the “fried” menu, we ordered the millefeuille tonkatsu.Tonkatsu.Inspired by the famous, many-layered French pastry millefeuille, the tonkatsu here is made of thin layers of the pork itself, which are then breaded and fried. Unfortunately, we found the breading too thick, and so the millefeuille idea was lost on us. Again, disappointing, as this is a favorite dish in many, much more basic, Japanese restaurants. It came with a fantastic shredded cabbage, however, light as air, kissed with a lemony mayo concoction.We didn’t finish the pork, as we knew we had still one more item coming — the “carbonara” udon.Carbonara udon.Slippery house-made noodles, made creamy with the bright orange yolk to stir in, dancing katsuobushi for your entertainment, buttery, gingery … so much umami. By far our favorite dish of the night.On Thursdays, on the bamboo patio outside, there is a pop-up chef making okonomiyaki on a charcoal griddle. On my first visit, I went with my sister. We began with the house-made creamy, sweet tofu made with Meiji milk, scallions, bonita shavings, fresh ginger and unfiltered soy.last_img read more

She Couldnt Go to Space Because She Was a Woman But She

first_imgIt would be important to remember the time, she thinks. She looks up at the clock just before she enters the room. 8:20. She tries to burn that number into her mind. 8:20. 8:20. She knows she won’t see a clock again for a while. In the middle of the room is a tank, eight and a half feet deep and ten feet in diameter. The water inside it is exactly the same temperature as her body, so as she steps into it, she begins to lose sense of where she ends and the water begins. She’s wearing a very modest one-piece swimsuit—it’s 1961, after all, and this is a professional setting. Behind her neck and her back are two flotation devices the size of bricks, to help her stay on top of the water without kicking her legs or fluttering her arms. Conveniently, she has short hair, so she doesn’t have to deal with a ponytail or topknot. She turns onto her back and settles in.Once she’s fully afloat, a researcher in the adjoining room turns out the light so she can’t see anything. She can’t hear anything either; the walls of the room are soundproof, not that it’s terribly loud in the basement of the Oklahoma City Veterans Hospital. A few feet above her, a microphone suspended from the ceiling picks up her breathing. Any thoughts she wants to share with the researchers, who will be listening in from the adjacent room, will be recorded in a file for Mary “Wally” Funk, age 22. The object of the test is to give the researchers a sense of whether Wally has the psychological makeup to withstand outer space’s dark solitude. It’s a potential deal-breaker for anyone with hopes of joining the astronaut program, but she’s not nervous. Never mind that some people who have spent time in the pool have acted strangely; they’ve hallucinated, told dirty jokes, burst into tears. The absence of input to the brain sometimes triggers it to compensate with frantic, colorful output. Extended isolation conditions are regarded as so stressful, in fact, that researchers had assumed no one could last longer than six hours—though another female test subject has broken the record by staying in this same tank for nine hours, forty minutes. (Male astronauts were subjected to something less onerous: sitting in a dark, soundproof room for up to three hours.) Wally is sure she can endure anything; she just has to prove it. She knows she’ll be all right.Still, it’s an unusual sensation, being here. She can’t feel the difference between the water and the air; can’t tell if her eyes are open or shut; can’t hear anything save for her own breathing. She stretches her arms out, away from her sides, and relaxes.  Editor’s Desk(Monthly)A message from the editors at Texas Monthly Subscribe now, or to get 10 days of free access, sign up with your email. Cancel anytime. Sign up for free access Hope you enjoyed your free ride. To get back in the saddle, subscribe! First Name Never Miss a StorySign up for Texas Monthly’s State of Texas newsletter to get stories like this delivered to your inbox daily. At first, Wally thinks briefly about her parents: her father, the owner of a five-and-ten store in Taos, New Mexico, and her mother, an art enthusiast with aristocratic airs who understood that her daughter was a tomboy who’d rather ride horses and compete in marksmanship contests than bake something out of a Betty Crocker cookbook. When Wally was nine years old, a pilot let her help steer a plane and told her parents that she’d done a good job. Years later her adviser at Stephens College, in Columbia, Missouri, called up her mother and said, “Mrs. Funk, your daughter’s not doing too well in her subjects,” and her mother—bless her—responded, “Do you have an airport? You get her out there and start her flying.” Wally wanted speed! Elevation! There was a place for her in the world, right? This was the 1960s, which hadn’t yet become the Sixties, though it was already clear that things were changing.Soon the thoughts of her parents dissipate, and she enters a liminal space between sleep and wakefulness. Her mind drifts away from everything—from her family, from her career, from the unlikely series of choices and circumstances that brought her here, to this dark room. She breathes in. She breathes out. In. Out. She’s been in the tank for a while, though for how long she has no idea.Which is why she’s a little surprised when the researcher gets on the intercom and says, “Wally, how are you doing?”“I’m perfect,” she answers.“Well, it’s time. We’re going to bring the lights up gently here. Watch where the steps are when you get out of the pool, and come on out.”She stands up and makes her way out of the water. Remember 8:20. 8:20. Wally exits the room and looks at the clock, but the researcher has covered it. “What time is it?” she asks. “6:55,” he answers. She has floated in silence for a record-breaking ten hours and 35 minutes.Funk during her youthful flying days.Courtesy of Wally FunkThere are many books and movies that acknowledge Wally Funk’s place in the history of the space program, such as Martha Ackmann’s 2003 history The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight and the recent Netflix documentary Mercury 13. In March a biography, Wally Funk’s Race for Space, by Sue Nelson, was published by the Chicago Review Press. But Wally isn’t shy about putting you on notice that some of the information out there is wrong—for instance, anything that challenges her version of besting everyone in the tests all the potential astronauts were put through. She’ll say she knows; she was there. So were others who remember things differently, and some of the data from those days reveals that she was bested—barely—by John Glenn in an oxygen usage test. Asked about these discrepancies, she’ll all but shrug and insist that the researchers told her that she performed better than anyone else, male or female, who had taken the tests. Regardless, one part of the story is indisputable: a group of women tried like hell to get into the space program. And another group tried just as hard to keep them out. If you fill out the first name, last name, or agree to terms fields, you will NOT be added to the newsletter list. Leave them blank to get signed up. Already a subscriber? Login or link your subscription. The men in charge of these things offered plenty of predictable reasons to deny the women a seat in a spacecraft, all of which sound silly now: women were too weak, too incompetent, too complacent, too physically “complicated.” One lab executive called them “a luxury item we can ill afford.” But not everybody dismissed them—certainly not the key scientist studying astronauts at the time. The chairman of NASA’s Life Sciences Committee, Dr. Randolph Lovelace—the guy who administered the physical tests for the astronauts who would become the famous Mercury Seven—wanted to learn more about the female constitution. After all, women are generally lighter, which meant a rocket would require less fuel to get them into orbit. They usually eat less, which meant flights would require fewer provisions. Their reproductive systems are tucked up inside their bodies, which, it was thought, might expose them to less damage from radiation. Lovelace knew that some space administrators would balk at the idea of female astronauts and mutter squishy theories about how women became unstable when they menstruated. But he was a scientist. He wanted evidence. So with funding from his friend, a force of nature named Jackie Cochran—then the most famous female pilot in the country, a self-promoting world record holder who’d married a wealthy businessman—Lovelace began running tests at his laboratory in Albuquerque. NASA didn’t order the study or even officially approve of it; this was a quiet, privately funded experiment. Its function was simply to investigate whether women were worth considering for the space program. Lovelace wanted the female equivalent to the Mercury Seven: healthy young women who had logged more than a thousand hours of flight time. He ruled out Cochran—apparently, problems came up on her medical exam—and began with an obvious choice, the 1959 Woman of the Year in Aviation, a 28-year-old Oklahoman named Jerrie Cobb. Over the course of a few days, Lovelace poked and prodded Cobb to check things like liver function, blood sugar, cholesterol, night vision, depth perception, susceptibility to vertigo, and gastric and colonic health—75 tests in all. Cobb did spectacularly. Among other things, she required less oxygen than the average male astronaut. Lovelace figured he was on to something, and he wanted to prove to NASA that she wasn’t a fluke. So he started lining up other test subjects.Wally was a pilot instructor at Fort Sill, in Oklahoma City, sitting in her apartment when she read a feature in the August 29, 1960, issue of Life magazine titled “A Lady Proves That She’s Fit for Space Flight.” It introduced Cobb, “the first prospective space pilot in a hitherto unannounced 12-woman testing program,” one who “complained less than the Mercury men had.” Cobb was photographed pedaling a bicycle ergometer, breathing into a contraption that measured lung capacity, swimming, playing tennis, and (curiously) praying. Right away, Wally knew what she wanted. She had a bachelor of science in education, she had racked up 1,300 flying hours, and she’d been named top coed pilot of the year, twice, while she was in college. She wrote Lovelace a few weeks after reading the story in Life. She wanted in.A portion of Funk’s collection of space and aviation memorabilia she’s accumulated over the years.Photograph by Trevor PaulhusIt didn’t matter that she didn’t know much about the program or that Lovelace was improvising, taking each step as it came. When Lovelace invited Wally to Albuquerque for testing on February 26, 1961, she agreed. Of course she did. She’d be the thirteenth test subject in a group now dubbed the Mercury Thirteen that included twins Jan and Marion Dietrich, of California; Jerri Sloan, an airplane racer out of Dallas; and Janey Hart, wife of a U.S. senator from Michigan. Wally didn’t know them, hadn’t heard of them, wasn’t introduced—this was the case for most of the gals. She arrived in Albuquerque with her parents, and, with a suitcase packed for a week, she waved goodbye to them and threw her shoulders back, walked up to the four-story building that housed Lovelace’s lab, and introduced herself to the staff. Testing was about as intrusive as anyone would expect, not that it bothered her. There were sinus X-rays, stool samples, rectal and pulmonary exams, and tests that required her to swallow three feet of rubber tube and endure ice water blasting into her ears. She passed all of them.But the study didn’t end there. By the summer, Cobb had found a place in Oklahoma City where Wally and the rest of the group could take the next round of tests, which focused on the mind. The isolation tank was perhaps the most significant of those tests. Before Wally entered the tank, the researchers conducted a psychological evaluation: they asked her questions about her childhood and her parents and her hobbies. She loved opera—especially Verdi’s Nabucco, she said—and had played drums in the high school orchestra, which was one of the few things that even came close to the joy of executing rolls and loops in a Boeing Stearman. After she completed the isolation tank test, they asked her, “Do you still want to go into space?” You can imagine her answer to that.  From left: Members of the Mercury Thirteen (from left, Gene Nora Jessen, Wally Funk, Jerrie Cobb, Jerri Truhill, Sarah Ratley, Myrtle Cagle, and Bernice Steadman) at a shuttle launch in Florida in 1995.NASA via APIt didn’t happen, of course. Not then. Even after Cobb and another female candidate testified before the House Committee on Science and Astronautics in the summer of 1962, arguing that qualified women were being discriminated against. “There were women on the Mayflower and on the first wagon trains west, working alongside the men to forge new trails to new vistas,” Cobb told the committee. “We ask that opportunity in the pioneering of space.”  Subscribecenter_img A portion of Funk’s collection of space and aviation memorabilia she’s accumulated over the years.Photograph by Trevor Paulhus You’ve read your last free article But John Glenn, a member of the Mercury Seven who just months earlier had become the first American to orbit the earth, seemed to put the matter to rest in his testimony. “It is just a fact,” he said. “The men go off and fight the wars and fly the airplanes and come back and help design and build and test them. The fact that women are not in this field is a fact of our social order.” Glenn, who had himself gone through Lovelace’s testing regimen and no doubt knew how difficult it was, acknowledged that perhaps this strict division of gender was an “undesirable” state of affairs. Some indifference was implied. He didn’t oppose a program to train women astronauts. Then again, he added, “I see no requirement for it.” American women wouldn’t get into space for another two decades, when Sally Ride flew on the Challenger shuttle’s second mission, in 1983. And sixteen years later, when Eileen Collins became the first female shuttle commander, a group of surviving Mercury Thirteen women, including Wally, were her personal guests at the launch. “They gave us a history,” Collins said. She had to know how much that meant to the older women.Still, Wally wasn’t one to give up easily. That’s how she’s managed to accomplish anything in this world. After Lovelace’s studies ended, Wally became the first female Federal Aviation Administration safety inspector. She was the first woman in the FAA’s Systems Worthiness Analysis Program and one of the first “girl inspectors” (her words) to work with the National Transportation and Safety Board. She taught hundreds of students how to fly and presented seminars and keynote speeches across the world. She didn’t make it to space. But she found her way. Why am I seeing this? The State of Texas(Daily)A daily digest of Texas news, plus the latest from Texas Monthly This Week in Texas(Weekly)The best stories from Texas Monthly Sign UpI agree to the terms and conditions. Enter your email address These days, living in Grapevine, at an age that she doesn’t want to reveal (but you can do the math), she is still determined to get to space. She’ll happily dig through her files to show you the paperwork that indicates that she will ride Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, a commercial suborbital spaceship in development that is expected to fly as high as 62 miles—an elevation known as the Kármán line, which is regarded as the border between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space. She’ll pull out her two canceled checks for $100,000 each that she used to pay for the ticket nine years ago. She’ll show you the photographs of herself with Virgin Galactic’s founder, Richard Branson. She’ll tell you about her trips to visit the Mojave Air and Space Port, in California, and Spaceport America, in New Mexico, where Virgin Galactic parks and tests the vehicles. Ticket holders like her gather there to discuss their future trips on SpaceShipTwo and look at diagrams of where the two pilots and six passengers will sit. She’ll pull out a model of the craft and point to the spot where she’d sit: right up front, behind the first officer, in the first row. Despite the fact that dozens of people are ahead of her in line, she remains hopeful. Recently, she says, the company sent her an email asking about her suit size. She knows what it will be like, too. “At takeoff,” she explains, “I’ll be sitting way back in my seat, and I’ll see things going by me. And then we get up to about ten thousand feet or forty thousand feet and climbing. I doubt it would be a steep climb. I imagine it would be about a thirty-degree climb. And then we get into weightlessness, and we’re floating.” Before SpaceShipTwo begins its descent, it will hover for about five minutes so everyone can take in the black sky and the thin band of light that traces the curvature of the earth.Ever since the day she spent in that dark room in Oklahoma City decades ago, Wally has laid down in bed the same way every night, her arms stretched away from her sides, as they were when she was drifting in the tank. She says it helps her sleep better. But perhaps there’s more to it than that. Maybe this is what it’s like, in zero gravity, in space. Everything’s quiet. The bed recedes beneath her, and she rises up, up, up. Last Namelast_img read more

TICKETS for Mondays blockbusting derby with Wigan

first_imgTICKETS for Monday’s blockbusting derby with Wigan Warriors are now on sale.The match kicks off at 7.45pm on Monday July 22 and is ALL TICKET.Langtree Park is set to be filled to the rafters as the auld enemies lock horns for the second time this season.Wigan edged the first game but Nathan Brown’s side will want to gain revenge and continue their climb up the Super League table.You can buy your tickets from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.last_img read more

JOIN us at our Player of the Year AwardsThis is y

first_imgJOIN us at our Player of the Year Awards!This is your chance to attend a very special evening, which is sponsored by Robinsons, and celebrate the 2014 season with the full playing squad on Monday September 15.Your ticket, which is priced £30, includes a two-course meal and an evening of great entertainment.Who will follow in the footsteps of Jordan Turner who took home the Player of the Year Award last season?To book, or to find out more, call 01744 455 053 or email helen.emanuel@saintsrlfc.comlast_img read more

SEASON Tickets are available for Saints 2015 seaso

first_imgSEASON Tickets are available for Saints 2015 season with savings to be made on Matchday ticket prices.Next season sees a new era in Rugby League with 23 regular rounds before Super League splits into a Super 8s phase.Headed by Keiron Cunningham, Saints will defend their crown with some of the best youngsters in the sport as well as new signings Travis Burns and Atelea Vea.AND, 2015 will see Jonny Lomax, Luke Walsh and Jon Wilkin all return from injury with the squad continuing their development and growth together.But let’s be honest, why would you want to miss moments like these?Why Should You Buy?Your Saints Season Ticket will include all home games in the 23 regular rounds plus all home games in the Super 8s phase of the league.As a Saints Season Ticket Holder you are entitled to 10% off all Saints merchandise, 50% off Magic Weekend tickets, Priority Vouchers for major games, Discounted Away Travel, VIP Hospitality Upgrade in the Hatton’s Travel Sponsors Lounge for a discounted price and cashback on the price of your own ticket if you introduce a new adult purchaser.Junior Season Ticket Holders receive free tickets to all 2015 Saints away Super League games.For full details call into the Ticket Office at Langtree Park or log on to www.mysaintsseasonticket.com and click on the How to Buy section.last_img read more

SAINTS recently announced King of Shaves as our Of

first_imgSAINTS recently announced King of Shaves as our Official Men’s Grooming Partner for 2017 – and Members can take advantage!Created in Will King’s kitchen in 1993, this iconic British brand is now internationally renowned for its high performance, animal friendly, shaving, skin and beard care products.Now Saints and King Of Shaves have teamed up to give all 2017 Saints Members a special offer to celebrate the partnership.Members can get free shipping on any online orders placed up to February 15 – simply check your email for the code!Why not treat yourself or your loved on to one of the selection of products available online from the King Of Shaves range.There are products suitable for men with all types of facial hair styles including beards.Check out www.shave.com to see the entire range.Terms and Conditions:1. King of Shaves’ promotional coupon (also known as “discount code”) may only be used by the registered user and their registered email address, are non-transferable, and may be withdrawn at any time.2. Promotional coupon may be used only towards the purchase of items listed on our website accessible at www.shave.com and sold on the website by King of Shaves.3. Promotional coupon entitles you to free shipping on new orders placed on the website.4. A promotional coupon may only be used – for the number of uses specified in King of Shaves’ email or print material accompanying the promotional coupon; and in the period of time specified in King of Shaves’ email or print material accompanying the promotional coupon (“the Offer Period”). The expiry date of the Offer Period for each promotional coupon is clearly shown in/on King of Shaves’ email or print material accompanying the promotional coupon and, after the expiry date, promotional coupons are no longer valid.5. King of Shaves reserves the right not to process orders where it determines that the promotional coupon used is invalid for the order being placed.6. The placing of an order is subject to availability and King of Shaves reserves the right to amend, withdraw or terminate the validity of any promotional coupon at any time.7. Promotional coupons may not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.8. Promotional coupons may not be exchanged for cash, credit or gift certificates.9. This promotional coupon is valid whilst stocks last. Cannot be used in conjunction with another discounts or codes. One use per customer. Enter code on checkout page before placing order, free shipping discount cannot be applied retrospectively. E&OE.last_img read more

Club First Team Match

first_imgPictures courtesy of Platty Photo’s.Tickets for Saints’ Coral Challenge Cup Final vs the Warrington Wolves, Saturday 24 August (KO 3pm) at Wembley Stadium, London, are now on General sale!last_img

Event planned at Williston Middle to honor Dr Kings memory

first_img He and others encourage organizations and faith based communities to come together to break down the barriers of the past.It will be free and open to the public. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — District Attorney Ben David is teaming up with multiple organizations throughout the Cape Fear to do one thing to honor Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.David announced there will be a special program on April 4 at Williston Middle School. That’s the day Doctor King was supposed to be at Williston Middle School but he was assassinated.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Green Party makes its mark on election ballots

first_img Now that the Green Party is an official political party, their candidates will appear on ballots in this year’s general election.“It means all the difference in the world to a grassroots, people driven organization that does not have the big money funds,” Ndege said.Aaron King, a political science assistant professor at UNCW, says it is notable that voters have another choice.Related Article: ONLY ON WWAY: Addison Spruill calls arrest ‘learning experience’“In terms of seeing an immediate return in election outcomes is pretty unlikely, particularly at the state and national level. Where the green party had success in the past is largely at the local level in several states throughout the country,” King said.With Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians already established parties, this could be a long road to climb for the Green Party.“I think that what’s more likely to happen, and sort of what we’ve seen in North Carolina with the libertarian party is these minor parties often times, bring up issues that maybe the major political parties might not talk about. It might encourage additional people to come out and vote, to engage in the political process,” King said.But members say they are doing what they can to reach voters.“The time is now. It’s a historic window of opportunity I think we’ve entered. And I think it will continue to open and we have to grab that now,” Ndege.King believes one contributing factor to this rise in the Green Party is the polarizing political climate and people losing faith in the current major parties. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Members of the North Carolina Green Part say it’s a great way to start off spring.“One great thing that we can offer now is ballot access,” North Carolina Green Party co-chair Tony Ndege, said.- Advertisement – last_img read more

More than 3000 angels need your help this holiday season

first_img On each of Christmas tree displayed, you’ll find printed “angels” that contain the name, age and gift suggestions for a child.Major Mark Craddock, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army of the Cape Fear, says thousands of children across the region are assisted by this annual toy and clothing drive.Usually each family is vetted by The Salvation Army to assess the level of need. With so much damage from Hurricane Florence, Craddock says The Salvation Army relaxed some of its criteria for vetting families this year to help more families.Related Article: Local employees wanted for disaster recovery jobsThe program assists children living in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Pender and New Hanover Counties.The main Angel Tree Christmas tree is located at Independence Mall in Wilmington and other angel trees are located throughout the area. You may also go online and register to purchase something for a child. Businesses or community organizations that would like to adopt angels or volunteer for the program should call 910-762-2070.All unwrapped toy and clothing donations should be returned to The Salvation Army by Dec. 10 to one of these locations:The Angel Tree in Independence Mall, WilmingtonThe Salvation Army Family Store at 1411 Floral Parkway, WilmingtonThe Salvation Army Family Store at 820 N. Second St., WilmingtonThe Salvation Army Family Store at 4566 Long Beach Road, SouthportThe Salvation Army is grateful for the community and community partners,” Craddock said. “Because of their generosity, we can serve residents in need at Christmas and throughout the year with our social service programs.” WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – With widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Florence, many Cape Fear families will likely be struggling this holiday season to provide the basics. For many children, their Christmas wishes may fall to the bottom of “Santa’s” list.But those kids’ wishes may be granted thanks to The Salvation Army of Cape Fear Angel Trees program which kicked off Nov. 16 and runs through Dec. 10.- Advertisement – last_img read more

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at ILM

first_img The AA flight 809 was traveling from Philadelphia to Orlando.The FAA says the aircraft reported a smell of electrical fumes in the cockpit. The crew deployed oxygen masks and requested to divert to ILM.AA says once landed, the plane was taxied to a gate where a maintenance team inspected the aircraft.Related Article: Get down to some beach music at the Spring Beach Blast“Our firefighters checked out the cargo hold once they landed, and said they couldn’t see or smell anything,” said ILM Deputy Director Gary Broughton.No injuries were reported.Broughton says AA is sending another plane to take passengers to Orlando.“The crew on this flight will take out the new flight and head on to Orlando which was their intended destination, and the crew that’s bringing in the other airplane will take this airplane and ferry it out,” Broughton said.At last check, that replacement plane was set to take off from ILM at 7:45 p.m. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An American Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at Wilmington International Airport Tuesday afternoon due to a smell of electrical fumes in the cockpit, according to FAA.American Airlines says the commercial Airbus A321 plane carrying 178 passengers and a crew of six landed at ILM at 1:41 p.m.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Local Councils PL discards its own promises – PN

first_imgPNPN The Nationalist Party has said that a few weeks ago the Partit Laburista rejected its own proposals on Local Councils.During a press conference, PN’s Deputy Leader David Agius, Local Council spokesperson Robert Cutajar and President of the College of Counselors Pierre Portelli, stressed that Local Councils are not “the government super favorites”.David Agius said that the Partit Laburista had built a lot of expectations around its manifest. He added that instead, the proposed mountain gave birth to a mouse.Cutajar listed all of the Opposition proposals which he said the Government has declined and had now made a U-turn on to include their own manifesto. He also listed the initiatives which already exist and others that were removed by the Labour Government.Pierre Portelli said that the Partit Nazzjonalista has always believed in the principle of subsidiarity and with the electoral programs for each locality in Malta and Gozo being positive and proactive. He said that these manifestos include more than 2,000 proposals.Local council candidates for Naxxar and Iklin Mary Anne Cuomo and Yvonne Bartolo were also at the press conference.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> SharePrintlast_img read more

Cocu is on his way to Derby

first_imgPhillip Cocu has been appointed as Derby County’s new manager following the departure of Frank Lampard to Chelsea. The former Barcelona midfielder has signed a four-year contract and will lead a side that reached last season’s Championship play-off final, a match which they lost to Aston Villa.Cocu won three Eredivisie titles as PSV Eindhoven boss between 2015 and 2018 but had a dreadful spell in Turkey with Fenerbahce where he was dismissed after just 4 months.The 48-year-old, who boasts of 101 caps for Holland, told his new club’s official website:“I am pleased and honoured to confirm that Derby County will be my new club and can’t wait to meet with the team and the fans to start this adventure together.”WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

Mark Zuckerbergs Facebook Page Hacked

first_imgAdvertisement The message read: “Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn’t Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a ‘social business’ the way Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus described it? [LINK] What do you think? #hackercup2011″Facebook made no statement about the incident, but if Zuckerberg’s fan page was indeed hacked, it’s a big deal. If the Facebook CEO (more accurately, the PR team who’s handling the page for him) can’t keep his Facebook account safe from intruders, who can?SOURCE: Mashablelast_img read more

Text to Change Expands to 11 More Countries Following a €27 Million

first_imgAdvertisement TTC has been identified as the partner of choice to complement these activities. Over the next five years TTC will work with C4C and their local partners in Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Peru and Mali.The TTC mobile platform is currently used for text / voice messaging and data collection. However, the flexible system will allow new applications, such as mobile internet, video and images to be developed and tailor-made as the C4C programs evolve. TTC is able to set the platforms up via the relevant country’s mobile operators, quickly and efficiently, and program participants will take part in the various programs by accessing a free zero-rated short code or at a reduced calling rate.Since 2008, TTC has seen widespread success, reaching hundreds of thousands of people via their mobile phones, and worked with other partners including USAID, UNICEF, UN, WHO, DFID, DED, Warchild, KIT, USAID, FHI. The partnership with C4C now establishes TTC as one of the leading organizations in the Mobile for Development sector – an exciting development in the organization’s increasing presence in Africa and the developing world. – Advertisement – Related Story: Interview with Bas Hoefman – Founder, Text-to-Changelast_img read more

Googles Inbox by Gmail hits the iPad

first_imgAdvertisement Inbox by Gmail (Google’s still-invite-only email client) seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it sort of thing, but in case you happen to fall in the “love it” camp and use an iPad: good news! Inbox is getting a proper iPad app.It seems Google is trying to keep it under wraps for the time being (they generally like to announce these things themselves), but the company has quietly started rolling out an iPad-native build of Inbox in select countries. (Update: And now the US! See below.)It’s not available in the U.S. just yet, though the U.S. App store will cough up screenshots if you poke it in the right places. – Advertisement – Alas, unless you’re in Germany or you’ve got a German iTunes account handy, you’re stuck waiting for Google to push the update live wherever you may be. Given that the screenshots are already popping up in the U.S. store, I’d bet on the update itself hitting the U.S. App Store within the next few hours. (Update: See below)Update: Hey, what do you know! Shortly after we posted this, it went live in the US App Store. It’s not showing up as an update just yet if you’ve already got it installed, but a fresh install of the app pulled down the iPad-native build.Credit: Techcrunchlast_img read more

Taylor Swifts Look What You Made Me Do Biggest YouTube Debut Ever

first_imgOne of the shots taken from the video; Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift. (Photo Credit: Just Jared) Advertisement American singer-songwriter; Taylor Swift’s vengeful new music video Look What You Made Me Do, is smashing records on Google’s video sharing platform; YouTube, garnering more than 43 million views in its first 24 hours of release.YouTube in a statement said the music video was the biggest debut of any video in YouTube history, beating the 36 million mark that was set by South Korean singer Psy’s Gentleman for the same time frame in 2013.Look What You Made Me Do, in which Swift takes aim at those who have attacked her professionally and personally in the last 10 years – averaged over 30,000 views per minute in its first 24 hours, with hourly views reaching over 3 million. By Tuesday, YouTube views had surpassed the 53 million mark. – Advertisement – Currently, the video stands at a 70 million views, and if its to make it to the most watched video on YouTube too, it still has a long way to go before breaking the all-time YouTube music video, which is held by Latin singer Luis Fonsi’s 2017 global hit Despacito, which surpassed the 3 billion mark in early August replacing Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again featuring Charlie Puth that held the record for only 25 days before being replaced.Notably, as of August 29th, 2017 Taylor Swift currently has two music videos exceeding two billion views; Shake it Off (7th) and Blank Space (13th) that have 2.349 billion and 2.142 billion views respectively.last_img read more

iTels 55 S13 Smartphone Expected to have 13MP Clearer Selfie Camera Andorid

first_imgAdvertisement Africa’s leading smartphone brand, iTel Mobile, is set to launch its latest entry-level S flagship smartphone – the iTel S13. The S13 is expected to feature a 13MP clearer selfie with brand new face beauty 2.0 that is based on the innovative 4in1 big pixel technology.The 13MP selfie camera is expected to bring a clearer & brighter selfie experience in various light conditions. The new face beauty technology is rumored to make your face thinner, ruddy, smooth & radiant in real-time and get you the kind of stunning chocolate color skin.A couple of weeks ago, iTel unveiled the iTel P32 smartphone in the Ugandan market with a 4,000mAh non-removable battery and a fingerprint sensor. Like we expect in the S13, the P32 smartphone came running the Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition), following the company’s partnership with Google. The GO Edition comes with pre-installed applications such as; Google Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go which has a smaller app size, consume less space, as well as less data. – Advertisement – The smartphone is expected to launch at the beginning of September and sell at an affordable retail price of between UGX. 280,000 – UGX. 300,000 only.Here are the most exciting specifications we hope to see in the upcoming S13 smartphone from iTel:Dual Rear Camera for Artistic PortraitWith a 5MP dual rear camera, the S13 is expected to have improved portrait mode for better artistic portrait shots with an amazing background-blurred effect.5″ IPS FullScreen Immersive Display Thanks to the 5.5″ IPS Fullscreen, S13 will bring you immersive display with a broader view and an ultra-narrow bezel for you to enjoy the lively visual experience with rich color & detail whether you browse a webpage, watch videos or play games.A Multifunctional Fingerprint SensorSomething we are eager to see! With just one touch on the fingerprint sensor, iTel promises that you’ll unlock the phone, take photos, record videos, answer phone calls, stop the alarm clock, and even customize shortcuts to quick launch apps.Your Personal Voice Assistant Powered by AndroidTM 8.1 (Go edition), the S13 is expected to have an improved personal assistant. You simply sign in to Google Assistant, then start talking to your phone. Ask it to “call mom”, play videos, find your favorite coffee shop etc.[related-posts]last_img read more

Digital Wallet Payments Now Available With PesaPals New POS Terminal

first_imgPesaPal integrates digital wallet payments including; Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, FitBit Pay and Google Pay on its new POS terminals | Photo Courtesy : PC Tech Magazine/Olupot Nathan Ernest. Advertisement PesaPal has on Tuesday announced it has integrated digital wallet payments including; Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, FitBit Pay and Google Pay on its new POS terminals. Therefore, business owners will now be able to conveniently accept digital wallet payments from their customers.PesaPal Chief Executive, Mark Mwongela in a press statement, said — digital wallet payments is key to their offering to enable merchants to transact seamlessly — considering that the company is payment service provider.“As a relatively new payment technology, digital wallet payments are exciting as they provide a new customer experience. The ability for a consumer to transact quickly and securely enables the merchant to focus on providing value to their customers as opposed to collecting payments,” said Mark. – Advertisement – PesaPal is currently used in seven countries across Africa, including; Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.The payment options are now immediately available to all merchants in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania who are using the Sabi M010 device. The options will be rolled out to the remaining four countries in the coming weeks.Consumers will use their smartphones and digital watches by tapping on the PesaPal POS terminal to complete a payment | Photo Courtesy : PC Tech Magazine/Olupot Nathan Ernest.Notably, Pesapal Sabi POS was previously offering mVisa, Visa, MasterCard, Debit, and Credit Card payment options. This new integration brings up the total tally of payment options to seven.Digital wallet payments are used in place of credit or debit card, chip and PIN transactions. Instead of customers swiping their cards through a POS, they use their smartphones by simply tapping on a POS terminal to complete a payment. All their credit card information is stored on a the phone. The use of such payment is to promote a cashless economy. In time to come consumers will no longer need to carry cash on them to pay for their products/services, instead they will pay using credit cards, mobile money payments, etc.last_img read more