Wilmington Boys Choir invites you to A Dickens Christmas

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Boys Choir has been bringing music to the holidays for decades.  Founded in 1984, the choir has been a place for boys to enjoy music and perform all your favorites.  The choir has sung across the country and around the world at venues including Biltmore House and Westminster Abbey.The choir brings your favorite Christmas carols and holiday classics to life at their Holiday Pops concert Tuesday at 7pm.  The performance is called ‘A Dickens Christmas at the Country Club of Landfall’ and is open to the public.- Advertisement – Tickets include dinner, drinks and the concert and are just $30 per person.You can get yours by clicking here.last_img

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Memorial of Lake Waccamaw drowning victim vandalized

first_imgPolice are searching for the person(s) responsible for defacing the Raven White memorial at Lake Waccamaw. (Photo: Lake Waccamaw Police Department) LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WWAY) — Police are searching for the person(s) responsible for defacing a memorial at Lake Waccamaw.According to a Facebook post, Lake Waccamaw Police Department said the sign on the life jacket dedicated in memory of Raven White was recently vandalized.- Advertisement – White fell from the back of a boat and didn’t resurface back in August 2016. She was wakeboarding with friends and reportedly not wearing a life jacket.If you know any information, you are asked to contact Lake Waccamaw Police at (910) 646-3558.last_img

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Bladen County man scratches his way to a 200000 surprise

first_img “I buy them all the time but I don’t scratch them expecting to win,” said McDowell. “I like the element of surprise.”This time, the surprise turned out to be a good one. He scratched the ticket halfway off, saw the first three zeroes, and then stopped to get a glass of water before finishing the rest.McDowell claimed his prize Friday afternoon at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $141,501.Related Article: Lottery drawing delayed due to chemical spill at building“I want to pay off all of my bills and have a little extra to fall back on,” said McDowell. “It feels good to not have that burden.”The Win It All game started in December with six top prizes of $200,000. As of Monday, three $200,000 prizes remain to be claimed. Win It All instant ticket (Photo: NC Education Lottery) BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Harold McDowell of Elizabethtown plays scratch-off games for the anticipation of a big win but didn’t anticipate the $200,000 surprise he was in for.McDowell purchased the Win It All instant ticket from Community Mart on East Broad Street in his hometown.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue encourages visitors to prepare for the heat

first_img Ocean Rescue Lieutenant Sam Proffitt gave his advice on how you can be safe at the beach in the heat, and he also said even though it is hotter Ocean Rescue procedures stay the same.“We are fully prepared everyday of the week, 7 days a week 365 days a year for a wide variety of situations. Obviously with it being hot out we encourage patrons to stay well hydrated and if you come to the beach make sure you bring some sort of shade,” Proffitt said.Proffitt also encourages people to not stay in the heat for extended periods of time and says just as the life guards come prepared with food and water for the day, you should as well. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY)– With another hot weekend many people are hitting the beach for some fun, but that heat can cause some problems if you’re not careful.Wrightsville Beach was packed with people Saturday afternoon and despite the heat, Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue was prepared as they always are.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Youth hit by a car in Għarb

first_img SharePrint A 19-year-old man was hospitalized after he was hit by a car in Għarb on Saturday.A police spokesperson confirmed the case saying that the incident happened at around 5.45pm on Triq ta’ Pinu. The car was driven by a 41-year-old from Xagħra.The condition of the youth is not yet known.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>last_img

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Britain France mark centenary of decisive WW1 battle of Amiens

first_img“Amiens was symbolic of the Entente Cordiale, the co-operation without which victory was impossible,” Prince William said.“Today we return to learn more about the experience of those involved during the historic summer of 1918, to honour the fallen of all nations, to commemorate all those who participated in this great endeavour, and to celebrate the bonds of friendship which unite our nations.”Descendants of soldiers who fought in the battle took part in the ceremony alongside officials from France, Canada, Australia, Ireland and the United States.May read an extract from the war memoirs of the then-British prime minister, David Lloyd George, which recalled how “the British army itself did not realise the extent and effect of the triumph they had won that day”.The decisive battle began at 4.20 a.m. on Aug. 8, 1918, when 900 Allied guns opened fire in a surprise attack on German forces.Allied troops gained eight miles in one day, captured 450 artillery pieces and 12,000 prisoners — a huge advance in a war until then characterised by miniscule gains and entrenched stalemate.Allied forces suffered 19,000 casualties in the three-day battle, while 27,000 German troops were killed or wounded.At the time, German general Erich Ludendorff described the battle as the “black day of the German army”.Around 100,000 Australian, British, Canadian and French troops were committed to the offensive.Among them were British brothers Tom and Robert Slater of the Northumberland Fusiliers. Tom survived, but Robert was killed on the second day of the battle.Attending the ceremony were Tom’s grandchildren, Dave Slater and Carolyn Gardner, who had only discovered online 10 years ago that their great-uncle had died at Amiens.“It’s almost a hundred years since our great-uncle passed away. And for me, it’s important to remember the family. It’s important to remember the young men who lost their lives, because it is the ultimate sacrifice,” said Gardner, 58.WhatsApp 1 of 10 <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> REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol REUTERS/Benoit Tessier REUTERS/Benoit Tessier SharePrint REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool REUTERS/Benoit TessierREUTERS/Benoit Tessier Britain and France on Tuesday marked 100 years since the decisive battle of Amiens that put Europe on the path to the end of World War One, in a sober ceremony in the northern French city’s Gothic cathedral.British Prime Minister Theresa May and serving army officers read letters and poetry from those who fought in the often-forgotten battle that took conflict out of the trenches and ushered in an armistice 100 days later. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol REUTERS/Benoit Tessier REUTERS/Benoit Tessier REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Pool REUTERS/Pascal Rossignollast_img read more

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Wied Ghomor project needs to be revoked – ERA

first_imgAn extensive development planned for Wied Ghomor, Swieqi, will negatively impact the surrounding valley and therefore its permit needs to be revoked, the Environmental Resources Authority has said.This is the position presented by ERA to the Environment Planning Review Tribunal, responding to a permit approval by the Planning Authority.They warn that the development set within the valley, ‘does not conform to the Strategic Plan for the Environment and Development and goes against the Rural Policy and Design Guidance of 2014.’The project under PA/06443/17 envisages, ‘Proposed alterations to existing farmhouse and extension at ground floor and first floor levels. Proposed excavation of basement, pool, deck area and landscaping in line with present policies. Proposed reinstatement of country road to the farmhouse and reinstatement of footpath connecting Triq Josef Kalleya to the farmhouse. Proposed clearing of rubble from site, placed during the construction of Triq Josef Kalleya.’ERA says that ‘it is very clear that the volume of the building in the area will be substantially intensified and this does not respect the context of the valley in which it is located, which serves as a buffer zone in a densely populated area and serves as a green lung.’They warn that the project contravenes the North Harbour Local Plan by placing pressure on the surrounding environment, and thus remove the key pristine land buffer between the two urban zones. It’s go ahead would ‘create a precedent within the zone,’ ERA warns.WhatsApp SharePrint <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>last_img read more

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Samsung sells twice as many smartphones as Apple

first_imgAdvertisement “What remains to be seen is how the company’s smartphones will fare against Apple’s next-generation iPhone expected later this year,” another research firm IDC said.Samsung and Apple together captured over half the global market, Strategy Analytics said. Global smartphone shipments grew 32 percent annually to 146 million units in the second quarter, the slowest growth rate since the third quarter of 2009, it said.Delivering hit models in most major price segments, Samsung shipped 50.5 million units in the quarter for a market share of 34.6 percent, while Apple shipped 26 million units for a 17.8 percent market share, after a modest 28 percent growth over the same quarter last year, according to Strategy Analytics. Apple’s market share was flat compared with 18.4 percent recorded a year earlier. – Advertisement – The growth of Samsung and Apple has come partly at the expense of Nokia which trailed behind with shipments of 10.2 million smartphones, for a market share of 7.0 percent. Its smartphone shipments were down from 16.7 million units in the second quarter last year, Strategy Analytics said.Nokia has launched Lumia phones based on the Windows Phone operating system, but growth in shipments of these phones has yet to make up for flagging shipments of its phones running the Symbian operating system.Samsung’s shipment of smartphones was more than double its shipment of 20.2 million smartphones in the same quarter last year.IDC also confirmed Samsung’s strong performance, though with slightly different figures. It said for example that Samsung shipped 50.2 million units, taking a 32.6 percent market share of the smartphone market, compared to Apple’s shipment of 26 million for a 16.9 percent share. The quarter-over-quarter shipment decline for Apple came six months after it unveiled its latest iPhone, and is not unusual as iPhone shipment volume is highest in the first two quarters after its release, IDC said.Apple and Samsung have patent disputes in various markets including the U.S. and Europe. A court in California has issued a preliminary injunction on U.S. sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets and Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Samsung has appealed.Samsung reported Friday in Seoul that its sales were up 21 percent primarily because of a strong performance by its mobile phones business.The company also led the global handsets business, shipping 93 million units in the second quarter for a 25.7 percent share, compared to Nokia’s 83.7 million units for a 23 percent share, Strategy Analytics said. Apple came in third with a 7.2 percent share.IDC has estimated Samsung’s shipments higher at 97.8 million units for a market share of 24.1 percent, while giving Nokia a 20.6 percent share, and Apple a 6.4 percent share.Global mobile phone shipments grew only 1 percent year-on-year to reach 362 million units, on account of economic conditions in mature markets like the U.S. and Europe, shifting consumer tastes, and tighter operator upgrade policies, Strategy Analytics said. IDC’s estimate of total shipments of mobile phones in the second quarter was 406 million units.Nokia’s feature phone volumes showed single-digit annual growth, helped by its expanding portfolio of dual-SIM and Asha models for emerging markets, but its global handset shipments continued to decline, though at a lesser rate of 5 percent year-on-year.ZTE and LG were the other key players in the handset market, the research firms said. Source: computerworld.comlast_img read more

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Skype now handles 2 billion minutes of connections each day

first_imgAdvertisement Voice over IP service Skype has revealed today that its users now spend two billion minutes each day communicating with one another on its cross-platform calling and messaging service. That’s a colossal figure, which has been no doubt been bolstered by Microsoft’s impending closure of Windows Live Messenger, and the continued development of its various mobile and desktop apps.It’s important to remember that this figure represents all forms of communication over Skype. As with other Voice over IP (VoIP) such asViber and Facebook Messenger, that means text messages, video voicemail and audio calls are also included. Nevertheless, the milestone shows that Skype is still very much a household name when it comes to video calls. In fact, in recent years the service has become almost synonymous with the act of calling someone, so that users might say “I’ll Skype you at 7pm”, similar to ‘Googling’ a search query on the Internet.Skype announced that it had hit 10 billion total Skype-to-Skype video and audio calls back in June 2005. The service, which launched in August 2003, surpassed 1 billion minutes in July 2004, which is a crucial insight into just how far it’s grown. – Advertisement – Tony Bates, CEO of Skype, then announced in July 2011 that users were spending 300 million minutes per month on video calling alone, making up roughly half of the service’s total traffic. Telecom market analysis firm TeleGeography then followed it up with some new research,published last February, which suggested that Skype-to-Skype voice and video traffic had grown by 44 percent in 2012, up to 167 billion minutes.In that time, Skype has improved its software on a plethora of mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets. The company, now owned by Microsoft, launched a new video messaging service for its Mac, iPhone and Android applications in February, which enabled users to send pre-recorded messages to their friends and family.Credit: TNWlast_img read more

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STAR PREVIEW Burton Albion v Nottingham Forest

first_imgThe EFL Cup returns to give punters many tricky ties and amongst the most difficult to work out is Burton Albion against Nottingham Forest. One of the Football League’s biggest success stories in recent years with two promotions despite only reaching the Football League a decade ago, Albion are aiming to return to the Championship but have struggled for consistency, losing seven games so far – as they currently lie in 16th.Nottingham Forest have eyes on a big prize too – that being the hallowed land of the Premier League – but they look to be closer to achieving their target as they are seventh in the Championship just six points off leaders Sheffield United in an unbelievably cramped division.They have been through a tough run of fixtures lately but battled extremely hard to take a point from Elland Road when Leeds had 71% of the possession, took 18 shots of which three were on target, and earned six corners in a 1-1 draw when Kemar Roofe controversially scored with his arm.Both clubs have been strong in the EFL Cup, with Forest beating Newcastle 3-1 and then taking down Stoke 3-2, both of those wins coming at the City Ground.Albion have also taken a couple of scalps, beating Aston Villa and then taking the not insignificant scalp of Burnley in the previous round. It’s interesting to note that since those successes both of these sides have struggled, although against some of the strongest opposition in their respective leagues, but there’s a feeling that this game is going to be evenly matched, more so than the prices suggest.Burton Albion v Nottingham ForestCarabao Cup, 19:45Live on Sky Sports Football HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)FEB 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP Burton 0-0 Nottingham ForestOCT 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP Nottingham Forest 2-0 BurtonMAR 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP Burton 1-0 Nottingham ForestAUG 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP Nottingham Forest 4-3 BurtonBoth sides could make a number of changes – with Forest likely to make more given their impending clash with leaders Sheffield United – and the 6/5 on them doesn’t make a great deal of appeal. The 4/5 on both teams scoring might be the bet here, as that has occurred in all four of the EFL games between the two so far.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK BTTS 5 points at 4/5 with starsports.bet PROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 173.97 points(not including Premier League ante-post)last_img read more

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