A note from the editor Please consider making a v

first_imgA note from the editor:Please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please note that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS… A cross-government group of ministers set up to “encourage and stimulate progress” towards the inclusion of disabled people in society met just three times before it was scrapped, the government has been forced to admit.Information released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) under the Freedom of Information Act shows that the government spent nearly four years without any cross-departmental group of ministers working to improve the lives of disabled people.The information was finally released by DWP following a freedom of information request submitted by Disability News Service (DNS) in June 2018.But it was only released four days before Christmas, after DNS had lodged a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office about DWP’s refusal to provide information about the inter-ministerial group.Following the first meeting of the group of 13 ministers on 13 March 2014, the then minister for disabled people, Mike Penning (pictured), said that setting up the new body showed “how seriously this Government takes improving the lives of disabled people”.The DWP response reveals that the cross-government group of coalition ministers also met in June (chaired by Penning) and September 2014 (chaired by the new minister for disabled people, Mark Harper) but then failed to meet again before the general election the following May.The group was set up as part of the coalition’s Fulfilling Potential strategy, which also saw the creation of the Fulfilling Potential Forum, the Disability Action Alliance and the Fulfilling Potential Policy Advice Service, all of which were subsequently scrapped or fell into disuse.Under the Conservative government elected in 2015, there was no attempt to resurrect the ministerial group on disability, and Theresa May’s new minority government then waited another year after the 2017 general election before setting up a replacement group of 10 ministers in May 2018.Sarah Newton, the new minister for disabled people, announced in May that she was “really pleased” to announce that the government had created a “new” inter-ministerial working group that she said would “bring the full force of the Government behind ensuring that every disabled person in our country has the ability to reach their full potential”.This decision came eight months after the UN’s committee on the rights of persons with disabilities told the UK government to make more than 80 improvements to the ways its laws and policies affect disabled people’s human rights, and concluded that its cuts to social security and other support for disabled people had caused “a human catastrophe”.DWP’s freedom of information response to DNS said the department had “reconsidered its position” and no longer wished to rely on an exemption in section 35 of the Freedom of Information Act, which covers communication between ministers and related information.DWP said it had therefore decided to release the dates of the meetings of the inter-ministerial group (IMG) and the names of the ministers who attended.But the response said the department held no recorded information that explained why it had decided to scrap the group, and it added: “It is a normal part of procedure for an IMG to be discontinued following a change in government.”A DWP spokesperson refused to say by noon today (Thursday) why no meetings had been held after September 2014, why the 2015 government did not set up a similar group, and why the 2017 government took until May 2018 to set up an inter-ministerial group.She also refused to say whether the information released showed a lack of interest in cross-government working on disability between September 2014 and May 2018, and whether the decision finally to set up another group was related to the UN committee’s report.Instead, she issued a statement claiming that “empowering disabled people in all aspects of their lives has always been and will continue to be a priority for this Government”.She said: “That is why the Office for Disability Issues continues to drive forward work across the whole of Government to increase disabled people’s participation in society, including through the Inter-Ministerial Group on Disability and Society, which is just one of the many ways in which we’re driving progress on the issues that matter to disabled people.”last_img read more

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CLOSEDCoco Frio – Food Wow Ambiance Needs Warming Up

first_imgFor the holidays, I thought I’d review a place or two that is maybe not as tried-and true, not quite so divey, but a little more refined, and yet still in the spirit of the local, the family run places. Coco Frio is Venezuelan Chef Manny Torres Gimenez and his wife’s third restaurant in San Francisco – fourth, if you count his pop-up at Roxy’s. Torres has cooked at star-powered restaurants around the City before, but when he decided to go out on his own, he took over the teensy Mr. Pollo, making pre-fix dinners at a bargain price. Rustic and yet with touches of elegance, his food had a following for those who weren’t looking for fine dining, exactly, but wanted something a little more nuanced than your typical Mission Latino flavors (and portion sizes).After leaving Mr. Pollo, he moved into The Palace, the former run-down steakhouse from a bygone era at Cesar Chavez and Mission. I had a chance to eat at The Palace once, and while we found it pleasant, we were not wowed enough to go back. But you could tell Torres had a passion, and took loving care with his food. And, damn, he and his wife are hard workers.Fast forward to Coco Frio, his newest place, which purports to be a more truly Venezuelan, seafood-heavy menu than what he’s served us before. Chef Torres opened Coco Frio in the old Savannah Jazz club and bar, seemingly overnight.The interior of Coco Frio is somewhat true of its name: Frio. Cold. Sadly, a bit sterile. I understand that Chef Manny’s focus is the freshly sourced food and his passion for cooking, and that he opens restaurants on a shoestring, with his own sweat and blood, with no outside investors’ money. Thus, the spare, bare bones look of this restaurant. The ambiance is akin to eating in a hotel conference room, one of my friends noted – the space is vast and cavernous, and the mousy, 90s era, dusty-rose-colored walls only helped to accentuate the blah-ness of the room. The lighting was bad for pictures, but also bad for customers. As I walked in past the long, still ornate bar, I thought to myself, “The food had better be really good.” 0% Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%center_img And it was!Photo by Maria C. AscarrunzAs the BF isn’t a seafood lover, a couple of girlfriends joined me for this meal, and each of us ordered the prix-fixe dinner, at $29 apiece. We also ordered three of the starters, so we’d each have something different to taste. Pictured above is the seafood “cocktail” – a lovely concoction of fresh shrimps and octopus (pulpo), served with sweet potato chips. Light and tangy, one of my friends said the pulpo was perfectly cooked, tender, and tasted like it might have been grilled before plating. The veggies on top seemed to have been marinated in lemon juice, like a ceviche. A very good, light dish.We were also super intrigued with the drinks menu, and in particular the Chupacabra.  Having recently fallen in love with Cole Valley’s Padrecito, and in particular its cocktail, La Copa Verde (mezcal, muddled cilantro, fresh lime juice, and chipotle powder), we were drawn like drunken flies to Coco Frio’s version: mezcal, cilantro, lime juice, and serrano chile. This drink was outstanding, even while missing out on the smokier notes of Padrecito’s chipotle version. The muddled cilantro was not as finely strained here, and the little green flecks added nice vegetal bites, with a clean heat from the serrano.   My GF also ordered a rum drink – Papa Hemingway – basically, a Hemingway Daiquiri, she said – which I didn’t care for (not being a rum lover). She liked it, but was more enamored by my Chupacabra, so she got one too.Photo by Maria C. AscarrunzI also did the wine pairings, which, at $15.00 was a great deal. My favorite was a Kerner Stiftskellerei Neustift, similar to an Austrian Veltliner but actually from the TrentinoAlto Adige area of Italy. It went perfectly with my first two courses, a bit apple-y and with a crisp tartness.My other friend ordered the ceviche, a properly delicious and fresh-tasting one, with a vibrant tigre de leche (the limey juice the seafood marinates in), with a wonderful smokiness to the mussels. Housemade chips on the side. A perfect few bites.Photo by Maria C. AscarrunzIn fact, the portions are quite small; while I’d expect that of dishes on a tasting menu, the reverse is actually true here. Our three prix fixe courses were of a decent size, but the dishes we paid extra for were on the small side. Don’t get me wrong, we got enough food, but I can see how others might leave here hungry.Unless you ordered some of these babies:Photo by Maria C. AscarrunzArepas can be said to be one of the national dishes of Venezuela, as well as Colombia. The arepa is akin to a chubby flatbread, made with maize flour and griddled, and can be stuffed or topped. Coco Frio’s were topped with flavorful, fatty, chewy hunks of pork, veggies, and cheese, and were perfectly satisfying. To me they were a great example of taking something that is so rustic and commonly known, and elevating it, by having all the flavors and textures jump out at you, instead of being a muddled mess. And there were two!Next came the first of our three-course meals. Our server told us that nothing is wasted at Coco Frio, and that today’s raw seafood intended for ceviche could well make it into the next evening’s fish soup.Photo by Maria C. AscarrunzSeafood soup. The broth was just beautiful – flavorful, complex, warm and savory… we sighed as we spooned it all in. There was plenty of seafood in each of our bowls – mussels, scallops, whole head-on shrimps, I believe some halibut too…. It seemed like a much lightened up version, though, of what I imagine a Venezuelan seafood soup might be, or a Caribbean one, as Chef Torres cites his cooking is highly influenced by the food of Margarita Island (off the coast of Venezuela). While I couldn’t really sense any Caribbean notes, this was delicious. We were, however, of differing opinions regarding the toppings: the raw red onion and yellow peppers added nice crunch and a good sharp contrast to the mellowness of the soup, but one of my friends thought the onion flavor too sharp, jarring, and that it distracted from the pleasures of the broth. Nevertheless, we all loved this course.Second course, more fish:Photo by Maria C. AscarrunzBattered and fried, with a sauce that I can’t quite remember and forgot to note, over a bed of arugula I found the fish light, crispy and tender. I’m a fan of cod, but one of my friends isn’t, and she didn’t enjoy the dish as much as I did. It’s true, it was a very simple plate, but well prepared, I thought. Except, however, for a strange little side dish on the plate – a cup made of fried plantain (tostone), filled with pico de gallo. The tostone itself was rather tough.Our final course was beef.Photo by Maria C. AscarrunzAmerican style kobe – wow, beautifully tender beef, deeply flavored, a smallish piece, but it gave so much beefiness that that was all you needed (although I did, of course, eat my friend’s portion, who does not eat beef. Anything to help a pal). Served with fried yuca that I found a bit dry. But the steak was everything.Dessert was mostly forgettable – a dulce de leche (condensed milk) soufflé, it was better in theory than in reality. It was much denser than a soufflé, and paired with unseasonal strawberries that derived their only sweetness from the puddle of dulce de leche they sat in. Meh.We left saying that we mostly loved the food, but the restaurant just isn’t very comfortable. Unfortunately, ambiance can make or break a place, and if it didn’t quite break it here, it severely bruised it. Coco Frio feels like it’s trying to be fine dining, but not quite succeeding. The bathrooms are a case in point. I felt like I’d walked into a tanning booth, the lights were so glaringly bright and hot. Also, they’re unisex, and the first one I walked into had an uncovered urinal in addition to the toilet. Is that what I want to see in fine dining? Because, there actually is a second bathroom, with just a toilet. Call that one the Ladies’ Room. Call the first one the Men’s Room. Maybe they just hadn’t put up signs yet. And dim the lights. Please. These things matter.And listen, I absolutely believe you can get transformational food from a dive, and that décor does not a tasty mouthful make. But this isn’t a dive, and the place has a chill to it. If you’re touting yourself as a South American/Caribbean restaurant, you need to warm up that Coco just a tad.Photo by Maria C. AscarrunzCoco Frio2937 Mission St.,San Francisco, CA 94110(415) 375-1185www.cocofriosf.com last_img read more

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Photo Essay King of the Streets

first_imgI took these pictures last Sunday when tens and tens of Lowriders paraded down Mission on their way to2016 “King of the Streets” Lowrider Cruise & Hopping Contest  at Fort Mason. Photo by Manuel A. YánezPhoto by Manuel A. YánezPhoto by Manuel A. YánezPhoto by Manuel A. Yánez Photo by Manuel A. YánezPhoto by Manuel A. YánezPhoto by Manuel A. YánezPhoto by Manuel A. YánezPhoto by Manuel A. YánezPhoto by Manuel A. YánezPhoto by Manuel A. YánezPhoto by Manuel A. YánezPhoto by Manuel A. Yánez It was impressive and fun to see so many Lowriders make their way down Mission St on their way to Fort Mason for a car show and hopping competition.center_img 0% Tags: mission street Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img

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SAINTS have announced their squad for Fridays Sto

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for Friday’s Stobart Super League Round 12 match against Widnes Vikings.Carl Forster comes in for Josh Perry whilst Adam Swift and Joe Greenwood retain their places.There is also a return for Lee Gaskell.The squad is:1. Paul Wellens, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Jonny Lomax, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 13. Chris Flannery, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Paul Clough, 18. Shaun Magennis, 19. Andrew Dixon, 20. Lee Gaskell, 25. Carl Forster, 26. Josh Jones, 28. Joe Greenwood, 34. Adam Swift.Denis Betts will choose from:2. Paddy Flynn, 3. Chris Dean, 4. Willie Isa, 5. Patrick Ah Van, 6. Lloyd White, 8. Ben Cross, 11. Frank Winterstein, 12. Hep Cahill, 13. Jon Clarke, 17. Steve Pickersgill, 18. Cameron Phelps, 19. Sione ‘John’ Kite, 20. Stefan Marsh, 21. Dave Allen 22. Macgraff Leuluai, 24. Kurt Haggerty, 25. Danny Craven, 26. Anthony Mullally, 36. Joe Mellor.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee is T Roby.Ticket details can be found here.Stat Pack:Widnes are seeking their first Super League victory against St Helens on Friday night, in their second meeting in six days following last Saturday’s Challenge Cup clash.St Helens have won the last 13 games between the sides, with Widnes’ last victory coming at home, 20-17 in the Stones Bitter Championship, on 4 April, 1994. Their last away win at St Helens was 20-12 in the Stones Bitter Championship on 1 April, 1991. Saints have won nine consecutive home fixtures with Widnes since then.Paul Wellens has scored tries (1-1-2) in Saints’ last three meetings with the Vikings – in Saturday’s Cup meeting and the last two Super League games between the sides in 2005.2012 Meeting:Widnes 38 St Helens 40 (CCR4, 14/4/12)Super League Summary:St Helens won 9Widnes won 0Ups and Downs:St Helens highest score: 56-6 (H, 2002) (also widest margin)Widnes highest losing score: 22-29 (H, 2005)last_img read more

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ENGLAND Knights coach Kieron Purtill has named a 1

first_imgENGLAND Knights coach Kieron Purtill has named a 19-man squad to face Ireland in the Alitalia European Cup fixture at Deramore Park, Belfast, on Saturday (6.00pm).Purtill’s side will be captained by Hull FC’s Danny Houghton while 2012 Stobart Super League Grand Finalists Chris Riley, Mike Cooper, Ben Jones-Bishop and Shaun Lunt are amongst the likely starters.“We’ve got a strong squad available and we’re putting pressure on ourselves to win and ensure we keep the legacy of previous Knights teams going,” said Purtill.“Mark Ashton got his first win in charge of Ireland last week against Scotland and they’ve got the upper hand in the competition now so we have to go over there and make sure we get a result. That’s not going to be easy.“Scotland were favourites for that game and we’ve watched the video and Ireland put in a very good performance. They have a lot of good pros like Liam Finn, who knows how to control a game, Tryone McCarthy and Greg McNally who add skill and guile and they have other threats all over the field.“We’re focusing on playing our game though. We are a big team and we’ve talked about making sure we get off to an aggressive start and build on that and hopefully the result will follow.”England Knights squad to play Ireland (professional and community club in brackets):1 Chris Riley (Warrington Wolves, Woolston Rovers)2 Kieran Dixon (London Broncos, Hemel Stags)3 Jordan Turner (Hull FC, Waterhead)4 Rhys Evans (Warrington Wolves, Burtonwood Bulldogs)5 Jodie Broughton (Salford City Reds, Queens)6 Dan Sarginson (London Broncos, Hemel Hempstead Stags)7 Luke Gale (Bradford Bulls, Middleton Marauders)8 Scott Taylor (Hull KR, Skirlaugh Bulls)9 Danny Houghton (C) (Hull FC, East Hull )10 George Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor)11 Jack Hughes (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Judes)12 Michael Lawrence (Huddersfield Giants, Newsome Panthers)13 Mike Cooper (Warrington Wolves, Latchford Albion)14 Tom Burgess (Bradford Bulls, Dewsbury Moor)15 Shaun Lunt (Huddersfield Giants, Ellenborough Rangers)16 Chris Clarkson (Leeds Rhinos, East Leeds)17 Ben Jones-Bishop (Leeds Rhinos, Queens)18 Daryl Clark (Castleford Tigers, Castleford Lock Lane)19 Greg Eden (Huddersfield Giants, Castleford Lock Lane)England begin their Alitalia European Cup campaign against Ireland in Belfast’s Deramore Park on Saturday October 20 (6.00pm) before taking on Scotland at the Meggetland Stadium, Edinburgh, on Sunday October 28 (2.00pm).last_img read more

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MATTY Dawson says his goal is to play as many game

first_imgMATTY Dawson says his goal is to play as many games as he can this season.The 23-year-old’s signing from Huddersfield Giants has gone under the radar a little with the arrival of Luke Walsh, Mose Masoe, Richard Beaumont and Kyle Amor, but he is keen to make his mark.“I only played a few first team games at Huddersfield so it’s understandable I’m under the radar,” he said. “Hopefully that will help me.“I was coming off contract and I heard Browny (Nathan Brown) was interested in signing me. He took me from Castleford to Huddersfield but I never had the chance to play for him because I had some bad injuries.“The pull of a club like St Helens is difficult to turn down and I’ve come here to win trophies.”Matty played on the wing for Huddersfield last season but he revealed that Brown is more likely to utilise him as a centre.All that is down the line though as Dawson, and his teammates, work hard in pre-season.“It’s been tough so far,” he added. “I am working hard on my conditioning so I’m ready.”You can hear the full interview with Matty by subscribing to Saints In Touch Podcast. Find out more here.You can join Matty and is Saints teammates in 2014 with a season ticket. They are great value and offer savings against matchday prices.And you can spread the cost by a six month Direct Debit too.To find out more click here.last_img read more

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KEIRON Cunningham is seeking a complete performanc

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham is seeking a complete performance from his charges this Friday.Fresh from a lethargic win over Widnes they face Wakefield at Langtree Park who pushed Wigan all the way last week.“We looked a little tired and jaded against the Vikings,” he said. “We had come off the back of the Easter programme and two massive games against Huddersfield and Leeds.“Leeds probably felt that bite in their home game against Warrington too although the Wolves were really good.“You have to give my players credit for battling through it. We looked nervous and perhaps the fear of a loss got the better of them on a couple of occasions.“Widnes came to play and it was an entertaining game. We’re thankful of the two points and we move on from that.“We came through ok and are reasonably healthy.”He continued: “I thought Luke Walsh was outstanding as was Jon Wilkin too. He dropped back into the second row and did 80 minutes standing on his head. His performance was outstanding.“It was good to see Mark Percival too; he is a different calibre of player. We’ve not had him in there for a while and we saw what we have been missing.”Cunningham says of Saints’ long term absentees Matty Dawson is likely to be the one that returns first – although he is a number of weeks away.Both Joe Greenwood and Atelea Vea are progressing well whilst Paul Wellens has had hip surgery that will need to settle down before he is considered for action.Meanwhile, Keiron is also pleased with the contributions of Tommy Makinson and Andre Savelio.“Tommy is a great athlete and certainly attacked well at the weekend,” he added. “As he matures he will be a more complete player and is doing a great job for us.“Andre has been outstanding and certainly one of our best forwards in the last two or three weeks. He has really come of age; I set him a challenge at the beginning of the season to be the leader of our juniors. He has took that on really well and has come a long way.“There’s lots of improvement in him too and that is the really scary thing.”Saints face Wakefield this Friday aiming to record back-to-back wins for the first time since mid-March.“We’re looking for a complete performance. We weren’t that far away against Widnes but we looked tired. When we put our foot down we looked a different class to the opposition.“Wakefield can certainly play and were outstanding at the beginning of the season with a full squad. They have lost players but they are starting to come back.“We owe ourselves a complete performance. If we come with the wrong attitude then it is going to be a hell of a game for us.”Tickets for Friday’s clash at Langtree Park remain on sale from the Ticket Office, via 01744 455 052 or online.last_img read more

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SAINTS take on Wigan tonight at the DW Stadium in

first_imgSAINTS take on Wigan tonight at the DW Stadium in the final game of the First Utility Super League Regular Season.Keiron Cunningham’s men could go fourth with a win over the Warriors – and statistically over the last ten games they have the better of their neighbours.Saints have won six of the sides’ last ten meetings.Last Ten Meetings:St Helens 12, Wigan 24 (SLR7, 25/3/16)St Helens 18, Wigan 14 (SLS8-R6, 18/9/15)St Helens 30, Wigan 14 (SLR18, 12/6/15)Wigan 12, St Helens 4 (SLR8, 3/4/15)St Helens 14, Wigan 6 (SLGF, 11/10/14) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)Wigan 12, St Helens 16 (SLR18, 27/6/14)St Helens 14, Wigan 33 (SLR9, 18/4/14)St Helens 22, Wigan 16 (SLR22, 22/7/13)Wigan 28, St Helens 16 (SLR9, 29/3/13)Wigan 18, St Helens 26 (SLR27, 7/9/12)Super League Summary:Wigan won 33 (includes win in 2010 Grand Final & wins in 2001, 2003 and 2004 play-offs)St Helens won 32 (includes wins in 2000 and 2014 Grand Finals & wins in 2000, 2002, 2009 and 2011 play-offs)4 drawsHighs and Lows:Wigan highest score: 65-12 (A, 1997) (also widest margin)St Helens highest score: 57-16 (MM, 2008) (also widest margin)Head to Head: SaintsWiganTries9779Goals8064Metres27,25327,801Breaks115102Tackles7,0087,521Penalties174193Club Milestones Involving Tonight’s Teams:Sam Tomkins needs two tries to reach 150 for Wigan. Tomkins has touched down 148 times in 160 games for the Warriors (2008-2013 & 2016).Super League Milestones:Alex Walmsley – 1 appearance away from 100 (99 for St Helens, 2013-2016)John Bateman – 1 appearance away from 100 (30 for Bradford, 2011-2013 and 69 for Wigan, 2014-2016)Sam Tomkins – 3 points away from 500 (497 for Wigan, 2009-2013 & 2016)Try-Scoring Runs: Jordan Turner (1-1-1) has scored tries in Saints’ last three matches.Winning Runs:St Helens have won their last four matches. Their last defeat was 33-16 at Catalans Dragons on June 11.First Utility Super League Leading Scorers:Tries:1 Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers) 282 Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings) 193 Jodie Broughton (Catalans Dragons) 184 Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) 175 Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors) 156 Ryan Atkins (Warrington Wolves) 147 = Jamie Shaul (Hull FC), Junior Sa’u (Salford Red Devils), Ben Currie (Warrington Wolves), Dominic Manfredi (Wigan Warriors) 13Goals:1 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 902 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 793 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 724 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons) 695 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 686 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 597 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 558 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 549 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 5310 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 49Goals Percentage:1 Thomas Bosc (Catalans Dragons) 87.50 (14/16)2 Jordan Lilley (Leeds Rhinos) 84.37 (27/32)3 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 84.11 (90/107)4 = Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) (68/85), Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers) 80.00 (16/20)6 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 79.41 (54/68)7 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 79.12 (72/91)8 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 76.81 (53/69)9 = Jamie Ellis (Huddersfield Giants), Ken Sio (Hull Kingston Rovers) 76.47 (13/17)Points:1 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 1932 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons) 1743 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 1714 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 1605 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 1546 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 1527 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 1338 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 1269 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 11810 Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers) 112last_img read more

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The Bring and Tell event is aimed at fans and pl

first_imgThe ‘Bring and Tell’ event is aimed at fans and players alike to share their memories of the club by way of their memorabilia.You are asked to bring along items of our history and to tell us about the item and what it means to you.We also have past players as guests who will be bringing along items of their own along with club Historian Alex Service who will be on hand to fill in any gaps or to add more information on items should you require it.It promises to be a special night which we are hoping to turn into a monthly event.This will form the start of the Foundation’s Heritage Group.If anyone would like to know more about the Heritage Group or would like to volunteer please email steve.leonard@saintsrlfc.com for more details.last_img

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Experts host paddleboard and kayak safety seminar

first_imgMany are catching on to the stand up paddleboarding sport. (Photo: WWAY) WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Spring is here and with warmer temperatures on the way that means you’ll be spending more time out on the water.There is an event tonight to make sure you stay safe while you have fun in the sun.- Advertisement – The Coast Guard Auxiliary, Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation and Hook, Line and Paddle are co-hosting a Paddleboard and Kayak Safety and Equipment Seminar Wednesday night.It will include safety information, equipment, displays and more.It gets started at 7 p.m. at the Fran Russ Recreation Center located behind Town Hall at Wrightsville Beach Park.Related Article: Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market opens for 2019 seasonThe event is free to the public.last_img read more

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