Its official Protected bike lanes will be piloted on a portion of

first_imgProtected bike lanes are now officially slated to arrive on Valencia Street between Market and 15th streets this coming January — a pilot program that will last 18 months but could become a permanent fixture up and down the entire corridor, currently known for its unsafe biking conditions. The bike lanes will run in a corridor created between the curb on one side and parked cars on the other side. The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency Board of Directors unanimously approved the pilot program on Tuesday following a two-hour public comment session that pitted bicycle advocates against parents of students who attend a private school on Valencia between 14th Street and Duboce Avenue. Parents of the San Francisco Friends School worried that the bike lane design would put their children at risk when crossing the bike lanes to the school, while bike advocates said that the city had dawdled too long on the cyclist safety infrastructure and needs to move forward immediately.    “I encourage the board to postpone implementation of the pilot,” said Doug Foster, a parent at the Friends School. “There is a great opportunity to mitigate the collision between cyclists and cars, but think of an alternative that put kids in harm’s way.” The request to postpone the pilot’s implementation was echoed by dozens of parents who asked for further dialogue before the pilot launched. They were nonetheless foiled by bike advocates who, in so many words, argued that the 204 bike-vehicle injuries on the corridor from 2012 to 2016 took precedence over the hypothetical danger of the school’s students getting swiped by a bike. “I hear the parents, but it’s a perceived danger, not a real danger,” said one proponent during public comment.Some parents worry that crossing the bike lane from the school board islands would pose a risk to their children. Image courtesy of SFMTAThe board ultimately approved the pilot, under the condition that certain safety measures be implemented during the pilot period. Tom McGuire, SFMTA’s director of sustainable streets, said the agency would provide safety crossing guards to guide children across the bike lane from the so-called “school boarding islands” during pick-up and drop-off hours. Jamie Parks, the director of SFMTA’s livable streets program, said the agency will provide clear signage and markings on the boarding islands to make it clear that a children might be crossing. Those markets, he said, would be “tweaked” as the pilot progresses. “It’s really important to note here that we take really seriously the design of boarding island for interaction between cyclists and pedestrians,” he said. Finally, officials noted that school pick-ups and drop-offs could be routed to side streets during the pilot period. Groundwork for the pilot began early this year, with the lanes slated to open in late 2019. Mayor London Breed, however, directed SFMTA in September to move faster on implementation.“I am tired of waiting for months, and often years, for important Vision Zero projects to be implemented when we know they are urgently needed to protect pedestrians and bicyclists,” she said at the time. The pilot is slated to conclude in June 2020. Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newslettercenter_img Email Addresslast_img read more

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YOUNG Epilepsy ambassador Mark Flanagan wore pur

first_imgYOUNG Epilepsy ambassador, Mark Flanagan, wore purple boots in the 46-6 win over Leeds on Sunday for My Purple Pledge – the charity’s fundraising and awareness campaign that aims to turn purple pledges into pounds to help create better futures for young lives living with epilepsy.Mark made his own ‘My Purple Pledge’ and those boots were auctioned off for the charity, which is the UK’s only national charity working exclusively on behalf of the 112,000 children and young people living with the condition across the UK. My Purple Pledge runs from International Purple Day (March 26) through to National Epilepsy Week (w/c May 20). Young Epilepsy is urging the nation to pledge purple via mypurplepledge.com and take part in fundraising events – from hosting a ‘wear purple day at work or school’, taking part in a purple Zumba or being sponsored to lying in a bath of blackcurrant juice.  Bidding is now closed.Winning Bid: £220last_img read more

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MIKE Rush has been speaking ahead of Fridays trip

first_imgMIKE Rush has been speaking ahead of Friday’s trip to Catalan Dragons and says Saints are heading into another tough period of fixtures.His side currently lie fourth in the Stobart Super League table just two points behind their opponents.That makes the clash at the Stade Gilbert Brutus “a massive game for both clubs”.“We have three big games coming up and know we don’t have a god-given right to win them,” the Acting Head Coach explained. “Catalans will be a tough match but we’ve had a weekend off and will be going there not tired and well rested.“With it being fourth versus third, it’s teed up nicely isn’t it? It’s a big game for both clubs. We can peg them back level on points and if they win, they can put some distance between them and us. It is a massive game for both clubs.“We have played well recently but need to make sure we put in some good performances. We have spoken about that all week because this is the time we need to be hitting some form. We have to stamp our authority on games and make sure we dominate in the areas we can.”Last time the two sides met, a last gasp Scott Dureau conversion handed the Dragons a dramatic win – but that won’t be in the players’ minds over in France.“There’s no talk of revenge,” Rush continued. “I wasn’t in charge then but if you wanted to take some positives from it, you could say we played very well in the first half.“We’ve learnt the lessons of that game though and we proved that when we played Hull FC, Hull KR and Widnes. We’ve been in the same position and shown we are mentally stronger now.“They have a good side with class throughout. Steve Menzies just keeps on going. I worked with him in the Exiles camp and saw the esteem the players held him in. Everyone wanted pictures with him after the game which shows he is not only an iconic figure in the NRL but in Super League too.“He played well against us earlier in the year and is in great form. Ian Henderson, Leon Pryce, Scott Dureau and Clint Greenshields are all playing well too.”Saints have near fully fit squad available with only Ade Gardner a couple of weeks away from returning to the side.The winger is now in full training following his knee injury whilst Jonny Lomax (pictured) has recovered from the injury that kept him out of the win over Widnes.If you’re not heading to the match in France, then watch the game in our Red Vee Cafe Bar! Click here to find out more.#comethrillmeagainlast_img read more

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SUPER League are delighted to announce that Britis

first_imgSUPER League are delighted to announce that British indie rock band The Charlatans will headline the pre-match and half-time entertainment at the 2015 First Utility Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday October 10 (6.00pm).The Mancunians have become one of Britain’s best loved bands over the years with hits such as ‘The Only One I Know’, ‘One to Another’, ‘How High’ and ‘North County Boy’.They have had a busy summer playing at festivals such as Glastonbury and V Festivals, and will be making their debut performance at Old Trafford this October.The Charlatans will be playing a number of hits and new songs from current album ‘Modern Nature’ pre-match and half-time at the Grand Final ahead of their UK tour which starts on December 9.Frontman Tim Burgess said: “My Dad’s a big Rugby League fan and he used to play so we’re honoured to be at the Super League Grand Final. When I was a kid it was my ambition to play at Old Trafford so it’s a dream come true for me too, maybe not how I imagined when I was 10 but this’ll do fine!”Blake Solly, Super League General Manager said: “Last year’s fantastic entertainment included James creating an amazing atmosphere for an exhilarating Grand Final.“We knew we had to follow up this year with another great band and we have certainly done that with the announcement of The Charlatans.“Not only are we guaranteed thrilling action and entertainment on the pitch, we are also ensuring there is plenty of quality entertainment for both sports and music fans to enjoy before and during half-time of the match.“Saturday October 10 is certainly going to be a busy day for sporting history to be made in Manchester and we are sure that the entertainment on show at Old Trafford will be a huge part of that.”One hundred exclusive seats located next to the stage in the stand where The Charlatans will perform are available from just £30. These amazing seats can be booked by calling 0844 856 1113 and quoting block W211.last_img read more

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SAINTS are pleased to announce the signing of Theo

first_imgSAINTS are pleased to announce the signing of Theo Fages from Salford Red Devils.The Club has agreed a transfer payment in line with the Rugby League compensation rules set out for home-grown players.The 21-year-old is one of the hottest properties in the game and covers a multitude of positions.He is predominately a scrum half but can also play at hooker and standoff.He joins the Champions from 2016 on a four-year contractSaints Head Coach Keiron Cunningham said: “Theo is a super player and I am really pleased to add him to our squad for 2016. He’s talented, can play in a number of positions but is also young and keen to learn.“He will fit into our systems perfectly and we’re delighted to secure his services going forward.”Fages joined Salford at 16 and progressed through their Academy system to make his debut against Wigan in 2013.He has since gone on to make more than 60 appearances for the Red Devils, chalking up more than 20 tries.A French international too, he played in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and also the European Cup the following year.last_img read more

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Were offering an incredible unique prize opportu

first_imgWe’re offering an incredible, unique prize opportunity to our 2019 Members…Simply become a Member for the forthcoming season and you will be entered into a draw to win our Ultimate Fan Golden Ticket package.This prize is the envy of every Saints fan.Not only will you be given free access to every Super League match in 2019, home and away, but you will also enjoy a host of other unique experiences and exclusive benefits that will see you step behind the scenes of St.Helens R.F.C. like no other fan has done before.The prizes equate to nearly £2,000 worth of activities and merchandise, not including the many special ‘Money Can’t Buy’ experiences that simply cannot be accessed by anyone, except our Ultimate Fan!One lucky 2019 Member will be drawn at random at the end of the Early Bird period – November 30, so you must get your 2019 Membership before this date to be entered into the draw.The Ultimate Fan Golden Ticket Package Includes: x2 Free 2019 Memberships – if you have already renewed or purchased, your Memberships will be refundedx1 Car Park pass for all 2019 SL Home fixturesx1 2019 Home and x1 2019 Away Shirtx2 Tickets to all 2019 SL Away fixturesx1 Mascot Package – for a person aged 5-12×2 2019 Pre/Post Season Dinner Invitesx1 Official Squad Numberx2 2019 Magic Weekend Tickets with Club Coach Travel includedx2 Hospitality Tickets to a ‘B’ Package Home fixture in 201910% off in the Club Superstore throughout the 2019 seasonProgramme Subscription for 2019Birthday Presents from the ClubNamed on the Official teamsheet in a pre-season friendly in 2019Sit on the team bench during a pre-season friendly in 2019Read out the Teamsheet out at a home SL game in 2019Behind the scenes access to a closed ‘Captain’s Run’ training session in 2019Invited into the changing room pre-match during a pre-season friendly in 2019Pose for official 2019 squad photox2 Tickets to the 2019 Betfred Super League Grand Final – if Saints qualifyx2 Tickets to 2019 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final – if Saints qualifyTake part in the 2020 Membership CampaignThe lucky winner will be selected after the November 30 Early Bird deadline.For all info and prices simply click here Please note terms and conditions apply to all of the above benefits and experiences.We are #saintsandproudMember Carl Burrows was our winner for the 2018 season – and it could be you in 2019!Video Playerhttps://www.saintsrlfc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Video.mov00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.,We’re offering an incredible, unique prize opportunity to our 2019 Members…Simply become a Member for the forthcoming season and you will be entered into a draw to win our Ultimate Fan Golden Ticket package.This prize is the envy of every Saints fan.,Not only will you be given free access to every Super League match in 2019, home and away, but you will also enjoy a host of other unique experiences and exclusive benefits that will see you step behind the scenes of St.Helens R.F.C. like no other fan has done before.The prizes equate to nearly £2,000 worth of activities and merchandise, not including the many special ‘Money Can’t Buy’ experiences that simply cannot be accessed by anyone, except our Ultimate Fan!One lucky 2019 Member will be drawn at random at the end of the Early Bird period – November 30, so you must get your 2019 Membership before this date to be entered into the draw.The Ultimate Fan Golden Ticket Package Includes: x2 Free 2019 Memberships – if you have already renewed or purchased, your Memberships will be refundedx1 Car Park pass for all 2019 SL Home fixturesx1 2019 Home and x1 2019 Away Shirtx2 Tickets to all 2019 SL Away fixturesx1 Mascot Package – for a person aged 5-12×2 2019 Pre/Post Season Dinner Invitesx1 Official Squad Numberx2 2019 Magic Weekend Tickets with Club Coach Travel includedx2 Hospitality Tickets to a ‘B’ Package Home fixture in 201910% off in the Club Superstore throughout the 2019 seasonProgramme Subscription for 2019Birthday Presents from the ClubNamed on the Official teamsheet in a pre-season friendly in 2019Sit on the team bench during a pre-season friendly in 2019Read out the Teamsheet out at a home SL game in 2019Behind the scenes access to a closed ‘Captain’s Run’ training session in 2019Invited into the changing room pre-match during a pre-season friendly in 2019Pose for official 2019 squad photox2 Tickets to the 2019 Betfred Super League Grand Final – if Saints qualifyx2 Tickets to 2019 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final – if Saints qualifyTake part in the 2020 Membership CampaignThe lucky winner will be selected after the November 30 Early Bird deadline.For all info and prices simply click here Please note terms and conditions apply to all of the above benefits and experiences.We are #saintsandproudMember Carl Burrows was our winner for the 2018 season – and it could be you in 2019!Video Playerhttps://www.saintsrlfc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Video.mov00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow 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Club First Team Match

first_imgAn early penalty from Danny Richardson gave Saints the lead before the scores were levelled through a Stephen Tyrer penalty. A late James Roby try sent Saints into half time with a six point lead, before we kicked away in the second half.Dominic Peyroux crashed his way over to extend the lead before Jonny Lomax scored in the corner to finish off a flowing move. Theo Fages latched onto a Roby kick through to touchdown for the final try of the game sending Saints to Wembley.Saints who got the first points of the game after a grubber kick through from the irrepressible Roby resulted in Alex Walmsley being hauled back, Danny Richardson kicked the penalty giving Saints an early lead.Halifax levelled the game minutes later through a Stephen Tyrer penalty after Saints were penalised for a late tackle.Saints put Halifax under pressure with set after set on their line, but Saints were denied by Halifax’s stubborn defence.But captain Roby stepped up to grab the opening try of the game minutes before the break picking the ball up from dummy half and crashed his way over from close range. Richardson added the extras sending Saints into the break with a six point lead.Saints opened the second half with our second try. Jack Ashworth fed Peyroux with a short ball and he wrestled his way over to touchdown. Richardson added the two.Saints were in full control forcing repeat sets on the Halifax line and the pressure was rewarded on the hour mark as a flowing move on the right edge resulted in Richardson feeding Lomax and the full back slid in at the corner.Saints were in again through Fages as the Frenchmen latched onto a neat kick through from Roby to score Saints final try of the game meaning we are off to Wembley for the first time in over a decade where we will face the Warrington Wolves after they defeated Hull FC in the earlier game.Match SummaryStarting 13: Lomax, Grace, Makinson, Percival, Naiqama, Fages, Richardson, Walmsley, Roby, Thompson, LMS, Peyroux, Paulo.Interchanges: Amor, Lees, Ashworth, Bentley.Tries: Roby (35), Peyroux ( 47),  Lomax ( 61), Fages (70).Goals: Richardson ( 4 from 4).Penalties: Richardson ( 1 from 1).Halifax Starting 13: Grix, Robinson, Tyrer, Saltonstall, Sharp, Murrell, Johnston, Tangata, Moore, Kavanagh, Butler, Barber, Fairbank.Interchanges: Kaye, Morris, Fleming, Larroyer.Penalties: Tyrer ( 1 from 1).HT: 8-2 FT: 26-2REF: C.KendallATT: 24,364last_img read more

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Boil water advisory in Columbus County

first_imgLAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WWAY) — A system pressure advisory has been issued in Columbus County due to a leaking water main on Waccamaw Shores.Customers of the Lake Waccamaw Water System are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages. This increases the potential for back siphonage and bacteria.- Advertisement – The advisory affects residents from 1910 Canal Cove Road continuing to the end of Waccamaw Shores and includes the Wooded Acres Subdivision.The Division of Water Resources advises that when water is restored, customers boil all water for human consumption or use bottled water.last_img read more

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MLK Celebration Committee holds Battle of the Bands

first_img Hollis Briggs, the MLK Celebration Committee Chairman, says the goal is to encourage young students to pursue a college career.At the event, recruiters from the colleges came out to encourage kids to apply to some of the participating colleges.“You can’t be what you can’t see. So we’ve let quite a few kids in on a comp because we want kids to be able to come and see these dynamic marching bands and the spirit that they bring to this gymnasium today,” said Hollis Briggs.Related Article: Keynote speaker for MLK event reflects on message and controversial TweetBriggs says these same marching bands will also play in the MLK Day parade Monday. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — In honor of MLK Day Monday, Wilmington’s MLK Celebration Committee has been putting on events all week long.On Sunday, a battle of the bands at Williston Middle School. The event showcases marching bands from colleges around the region.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Two injured during afternoon shooting in Wilmington

first_imgPolice and deputies respond to shooting near Houston Moore on March 27, 2019 (Photo: Kate Cornell/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are investigating after a shooting in Wilmington Wednesday afternoon.Wilmington Police Department says the shooting happened just after 1:00 p.m. near 13th & Greenfield streets.- Advertisement – Officers responded to a Shotspotter alert near the Houston Moore housing community. That’s where they found one person shot and discovered a second victim had been taken to the hospital.Police say witnesses told them the shooter approached the two men outside and fired several rounds at them and then took off in a van or SUV.Police earlier said they were looking for a gold van, but their latest news release said they are still trying to narrow down an exact description of the suspect vehicle.Related Article: State GOP chair steps down after bribery chargesCall Wilmington Police or use Text-a-Tip if you have any information.last_img read more

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