Month: July 2019

Month: July 2019

first_imgThousands of Pride supporters came out Saturday to Dolores Park to celebrate and join in on the Dyke March through the Mission.Photo by Lola M. ChavezSandy:  I’ve been coming to pride since I was 15, I’m 27 in august… You can be yourself. It’s Pride! Love. Unity. Equality. Some people are being more scared and more quiet (because of the Orlando shooting) and that’s what they’re getting. They’re winning because they’re freaking us out a little bit and scaring us. I’m really happy that everyone still came today;  no one is really hiding and being scared. My mom was trippin’ and telling me not to come because something is gonna happen but I’m like at least it’ll happen with me being there (Pride). I’m not trying to hide. I think it makes us stronger and more united. If there’s a lot of police then good, I don’t think it’ll really change anything. Hopefully it does… to protect us… right? Tags: Pride Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0%center_img Julio Nieves: I guess I came to pride with respect with to what happened in Orlando. I feel like people do those types of acts to prevent us from celebrating who we are. I felt like the only way to go against that would be to come out and celebrate.Julio Nieves and Chris K. Photo by Lola M. ChavezChris k: I came to pride to prove to myself that I wasn’t afraid of what happened in Orlando. That I wouldn’t let it keep me inside the house and keep me afraid of what was to happen to just be proud of who I am and to live my life according to how I want to.Photo by Lola M. ChavezPhoto by Lola M. ChavezPhoto by Lola M. ChavezPhoto by Lola M. Chavez last_img read more


Month: July 2019

first_imgFrom activism to the environment, from spirituality to Rock’n’Roll, this year’s repertoire of real life stories told in 55 features and 55 short films screening at the SF Documentary Film Festival is sure to pique a range of interests.On Wednesday morning, the festival’s organizers gave a sneak peek of some of the featured material at a press conference held inside of the Roxie’s screening room at 3117 16th St.SF DocFest founder Jeff Ross told attendees that this year’s event was possibly the “largest program of films that our organization has ever presented at one time.”Now in its 16th year, SF DocFest will run for a total of 16 days beginning on May 31, and will be split between three different theaters: The Vogue Theater, the Mission’s Alamo Drafthouse and of course, the Roxie Theater. 0% “If you aren’t familiar with Oddball Films – they are an archive vault of some of the weirdest found footage of historical films around,” said Chris Metzler, one of DocFest’s programmers.Following a short documentary by local filmmaker Joshua Moore profiling Parr, Sonic Oddities will screen at the Roxie Theater on June 13. Parr himself will be in attendance, along with local electronic musician Bran(…)pos, who will be live-mixing a live score with sound elements of the film at the theater. Given the political climate, activism was a recurring theme in this year’s festival submissions, said its organizers.One documentary is a four-minute short inspired by a Mission resident’s activism called Arrested Again, by local filmmaker Dan Goldes. The film offers a short but insightful look into the non-violent resistance of Greenpeace activist Karen Topakian, who has been arrested more than 30 times in a span of three decades for her acts of civil disobedience.Each year, up-and-coming filmmakers are recognized for their work with SF DocFest’s Vanguard Award, and this year’s honoree is Mission resident Jamie Meltzer, a local filmmaker and associate professor for Stanford University’s Art and History Department. Meltzer’s newest film, True Conviction, will screen at the Roxie Theater on June 3, followed by a Q&A with Meltzer. The documentary follows three Dallas, Texas-based exonerated prisoners on a mission to free other wrongfully convicted felons over the course of five years.“It’s a sad film – very much a reflection of the criminal justice system and its deep flaws and structural racism,” said Metzler, who was present at Wednesday’s press conference. “All the problems in the criminal justice system come out organically through this story.”A distinguished filmmaker, Meltzer said this year’s participation in the SF DocFest will be his first. “For me, [the festival] is about connecting with my local community. There are so many great filmmakers in the Bay Area but we all tend to sort of work on our own and then emerge when we have something to show,” he said. “It’s a moment to celebrate that community.”The 16th SF Documentary Film Festival will take place on May 31 through June 15 at the Roxie Theater, the Vogue Theater, and the Alamo Drafthouse. More information plus tickets, vouchers and passes to all screenings are available here. Ross started the festival in 2001 as an offshoot of the SF Indie Fest, which he launched in 1998.“I noticed that our documentary screenings were very popular, and so we decided that a weekend of all documentaries would possibly do well – and it did,” said Ross.Aligning with the independent, alternative spirit of its inception, this year’s SF DocFest will kick off on a musical note next Wednesday with a screening of Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk at the Alamo Drafthouse. The film by director Corbett Redford chronicles the Bay Area’s punk music scene with stories and visuals collected from more than three decades. Members of the punk rock band Green Day, one of the bands credited with reviving mainstream interest in the genre, are the executive producers to the documentary and will attend the screening on opening night. Another documentary that delves into the intersection of music and culture is Sonic Oddities, a two-hour trek into the unusual archives of more than 50,000 films curated by local legend Stephen Parr of Oddball Films at 257 Capp St. Tags: documentary • festivals • film festivals • films • roxie theater Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more


Month: July 2019

first_imgSAINTS have called up Carl Forster and Danny Jones into the 19-man squad for Friday’s match with Salford City Reds.Both are forwards and join the returning James Graham and Tommy Makinson for the visit of Matt Parish’s side.Jon Wilkin is suspended whilst Ade Gardner, Kyle Eastmond, Josh Perry, Tony Puletua, Chris Flannery and Shaun Magennis are out injured.Gary Wheeler is likely to play in the under 20s match as he continues his return from a shoulder injury.Therefore, the squad is:1. Paul Wellens, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Leon Pryce, 9. James Roby, 10. James Graham, 14. Scott Moore, 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 16. Paul Clough, 18. Matty Ashurst, 19. Andrew Dixon, 20. Jonny Lomax, 22. Jamie Foster, 25. Lee Gaskell, 26. Carl Forster, 28. Tom Makinson, 29. Scott Hale, 35. Danny Jones.Matt Parish, Salford’s Head Coach, will choose from:1. Luke Patten, 2. Jodie Broughton, 3. Mark Henry, 5. Ashley Gibson, 6. Stefan Ratchford, 7. Daniel Holdsworth, 8. Ray Cashmere, 9. Wayne Godwin, 10. Lee Jewitt, 11. Vinnie Anderson, 13. Stephen Wild, 14. Matty Smith, 15. Luke Adamson, 17. Iafeta Paleaaesina, 18. Adam Sidlow, 19. Ryan Boyle, 20. Sean Gleeson, 22. Adam Neal, 30. Danny Williams.The match kicks off at 8pm and the referee is Phil Bentham.Tickets are available from the Saints Superstore, by calling 01744 455052 or by logging on to www.saintssuperstore.comIf you can’t make the match it will be covered extensively in the Match Centre as well as on Saints’ Official Twitter and Facebook sites.Stats:Salford are seeking their first away win against St Helens for over thirty years – and the first in the summer era – having previously lost all fifteen matches at Knowsley Road since 1997.Salford last won at St Helens on 12 January, 1980 (18-17). The Saints have won 26 consecutive home meetings since then.Ashley Gibson has scored tries in each of Salford’s last three meetings with St Helens as follows: 2-1-1.2011 Meeting:Salford 22, St Helens 56 (SLR2, 18/2/11)Super League Summary:St Helens won 24Salford won 4St Helens highest score: 66-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 58-4, A, 2000)Salford highest score: 42-34 (H, 2010) (Widest margin: 39-26, H, 1997)last_img read more


Month: July 2019

first_imgThe U19s ended their regular season in disappointing fashion losing 30-22 at home to Warrington after throwing away a 12 point lead in a dismal second half performance, writes Graham Henthorne.Everything had started extremely well with Lewis Galbraith scoring after only 90 seconds. The Wolves knocked on bringing the ball away from their line and four tackles later the winger was gathering a deft grubber from Dom Speakman and walking the tightrope in the in-goal area to improve the position.Five minutes later and Chris Webster was charging over the line under the sticks unopposed to increase the lead. His try came courtesy of a fabulous 40/20 from the departing Danny Yates playing his last game before joining UTC in Southern France, and a superb miss pass from Speakman.The Saints were dominant at this point but the visitors showed a glimpse of what was to come as they scored in their first time in the Saints half.Adam Saunders reinstated the 12 point lead at quarter time as he popped up at just the right time to take Connor Dwyer’s great offload to score.The Saints had largely controlled matters but hadn’t made the advantage count on the scoreboard.This came back to haunt them as the Wolves took advantage of a mounting penalty count to score courtesy of a dubious try from a high kick which appeared to have been knocked into Ben Parry by the scorer.The goal was missed but the Wolves bombed a certain try just before the break as the final pass drifted forward. The visitors started the second half in the same way the Saints had started the first scoring twice in quick succession to take the lead.The Saints were struggling for direction but almost drew level on the hour as Ben Parry was pushed into touch just inches from the line.The game was still in the balance as it entered the final 15 minutes. Dom Speakman made a great break arcing his way through the line to the full back, but with Yates in support inside his inside ball hit the deck and the chance was lost.Two Wolves tries took the game away from the Saints and a late Joe Ryan effort was scant consolation.The quartet of Greg Richards, Chris Webster, Connor Dwyer and James Tilley tried hard but in truth there was little to write home about.After the opening 15 – 20 minutes the Saints never really looked at the races and will have to drastically improve if they are to progress in the play-offs past a Hull FC side which beat them recently on Humberside. The game is at Langtree Park next Saturday with a 12 noon kick off.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Adam Saunders, Lewis Galbraith, Chris Webster, Joe Ryan.Goals: Lewis Charnock 3.Warrington:Tries: Scott Turner 2, Toby King, Declan Patton, Daniel Murray, Joe Philbin.Goals: Scott Turner 3.Half Time: 18-10Full Time: 22-30Saints:20. Adam Saunders; 2. Lewis Galbraith, 4. Jack Ashworth, 3. Matty Fleming, 5. Ben Parry; 6. Lewis Charnock, 7. Danny Yates; 8. Greg Richards, 9. Dom Speakman, 10. Chris Webster, 11. Olly Davies, 12. Connor Dwyer, 13. James Tilley.Subs: 14. Matty Fozard, 15. Alex Clare, 17. Joe Ryan, 21. Adam Hesketh.Warrington:32. James Saltonstall; 57. Scott Turner, 52. Will Milner, 49. Toby King, 42. Jake Eccleston; 65. Louis Jouffret, 54. Declan Patton; 33. Gavin Bennion, 61. Andy Ackers, 53. Daniel Murray, 64. Jacque Peet, 55. Joe Philbin, 51. Ryan Maneely.Subs: 47. Robert Holroyd, 56. Sean Kenny, 58. Tom Walker, 60. Sam Wilde.last_img read more


Month: July 2019

first_imgIt is hardly the life of Riley – a fun runner having to go through the pain barrier every few weeks as part of a non-stop charity challenge.But BBC Five live sports reporter George Riley is prepared to put in the hard yards and go that extra distance in memory of Rugby League player Steve Prescott.George has pledged to run more than 100 race miles during the year for the Foundation which bears the name of his close friend who died last November, aged 39, after battling stomach cancer, seven years after he was given just months to live.George (35) has already beaten his initial target of raising £5,000 well before he undertakes the Bupa Great Manchester Run on Sunday, May 18, as part of his series.He said: “It’s not the first challenge I’ve undertaken for Steve but it’s the biggest and the first I’ve not been able to talk to him about.“He was an exceptional player, astonishing fundraiser, the perfect family man and a loyal friend. He’ll be missed massively but never forgotten. My challenge is about his legacy and continuing to raise funds.”Prescott, who spent much of his career with home town club St Helens, set up the Foundation after he was diagnosed, raising £500,000 for charities including The Christie in Manchester where he was treated and Try Assist, formerly the RL Benevolent Fund. He was awarded an MBE in 2009 for his fundraising efforts.His bravery has galvanised the close-knit Rugby League community and players from St Helens, Warrington, Wigan and Leeds joined forces at Old Trafford Football Ground – part of the route of the Bupa Great Manchester Run – to show their support for George’s endeavours.His 100-mile challenges include two marathons (London and Yorkshire); three half marathons (Bath, Leeds and Great North Run) and three 10ks (Manchester, Leeds and St Helens).In the Bupa Great Manchester Run he will be hoping for better luck than last year when he was ill twice during the event. George added: “Running 100 miles doesn’t sound too much but I’ve got to do about five times that in training. I’ve done the Manchester 10k twice before and it’s always a fabulous occasion.”Sia Soliola added: “It’s wonderful that all the clubs can come together and do this for Steve because he was a great man. The Steve Prescott Foundation is obviously always linked with St Helens with him being a local boy, what he’s done for the game and what he means to the town. This challenge epitomises what the Steve Prescott Foundation is all about.”last_img read more


Month: July 2019

first_imgSAINTS have announced their 19-man squad for Sunday’s First Utility Super League clash at Hull KR.Gary Wheeler is recalled to the roster as is forward Jordan Hand.Nathan Brown will choose from:2. Tommy Makinson 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Lance Hohaia, 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Sia Soliola, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Willie Manu, 15. Mark Flanagan, 17. Paul Wellens, 18. Alex Walmsley, 22. Mark Percival (pictured), 24. Gary Wheeler, 27. Greg Richards, 28. Luke Thompson, 29. Jordan Hand.Caretaker coach Chris Chester will choose his Hull KR side from:1. Greg Eden, 3. Kris Welham, 5. David Hodgson, 6. Travis Burns, 7. Kris Keating, 9. Josh Hodgson, 10. Michael Weyman, 11. Kevin Larroyer, 14. Adam Walker, 15. Graeme Horne, 16. Jason Netherton, 19. Craig Hall, 20. Jordan Cox, 21. Keal Carlile, 22. Rhys Lovegrove 23. James Green, 24. Omari Caro, 25. Aaron Ollett, 27. Sonny Esslemont.The game kicks off at 3pm and the referee will be James Child.Tickets are still on same for the game from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.last_img read more


Month: July 2019

first_imgHe’s set to make his bow against Wigan at the Totally Wicked Stadium on September 1.We caught up with him to see how much he is looking forward to the clash.Now the date of your first game has been set, how are you feeling?I’m a bit nervous more than anything; it’s like I’m debuting again, it’s a big build up. It’s going to be my first rugby league game in 10 months since the Grand Final in Australia so hopefully I don’t forget anything! I’m really excited and, on the other hand, nervous. I’ve always told myself when I feel nervous it means I’m alive, it means I’m normal. They’re good nerves.Did you ever imagine when you were younger and you started out playing rugby that you would ever be where you are now and doing it as a career?I always dreamed of it but never dreamt the success of my career. It was always a goal of mine to play in the NRL and for a bit I sort of gave up on it but I was lucky enough to get a chance to debut in 2008 and then obviously, a few years later, go on to win the Dally M medal in 2012 and then the Grand Final last year. It’s pretty special. It’s always been like every game I play is my first, I love the game and I enjoy it. Every game I get to play, especially at this level, is a blessing.Did you ever aspire to be anyone either in rugby or outside of the sport?There’s been a few guys I’ve sort of looked up to in my career. I’ve never really told him this but a guy I played with at Canterbury and the Sharks, Michael Ennis. He’s a guy I really looked up to and over the last few years someone I’ve really got to know. Obviously my career has had a lot of ups and downs, and highs and lows, and he’s a guy that I’ve always looked and seen as the perfect man. He’s always switched on, he’s got four kids like myself, presented himself well and never really seemed to do no wrong in my eyes. He was one guy that I really aspired to be like.Are there any other sports that you watch outside of rugby?Yeah, I’m a bit sports crazy really so whatever is on at the moment. I’ve just watched the CrossFit Games and I love watching the soccer. I’m an Arsenal fan. I also like Basketball and all those American sports. One that’s quite funny is I like the British Speedway; I always watched it in Australia. I’m going to try and make it a goal of mine to get over to one of the grounds here and watch it. I’ve even thought about buying a bike one day and practise riding one, so yeah I’m a bit crazy in that sense!What’s the painful injury you’ve ever had?I’ve only ever had, touch wood, one serious injury and that was my right ankle. It was probably the most painful because I had to have an operation on it. It was sort of bad timing because it was leading into semi-finals and then we had to rush so I could get back. It just so happened that in the Final I did it again which was quite painful at the time. If you ever watch the game and see how I carried on you could see I was in a bit of pain.Following the Wigan game, you’ve got a dinner with Justin Holbrook, Zeb Taia and Jon Wilkin at the Totally Wicked Stadium on September 5. How are you looking forward to that?It’s funny because I only found out when I walked into the game a few weeks ago and was like ‘what’s this’ because I saw my face on it at the front desk! I’m looking forward to it. I’m obviously getting up close and personal with the Members and fans and it is something I don’t mind doing especially if they’re asking questions about me. I don’t mind talking about myself and letting them know a bit about who I am. Hopefully we’re coming off a win too so I’m really looking forward to that.Tickets and information about Ben’s Dinner can be found here.last_img read more


Month: July 2019

first_img00:00 00:00 html5: Video file not foundhttps://cdn.field59.com/WWAY/1504238423-1bbd1feb1be48829ae1fccad8e7566b1bacf3353_fl9-720p.mp4 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 WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A concert to bring awareness to the opioid crisis and give help to those who need it. That was the mission tonight for Heart of Wilmington. This year, a study ranked Wilmington number one in opioid abuse in the country. Nearly 16,000 people die every year from prescription drug overdose. Today was National Overdose Awareness day, so the group brought the community together for the event.- Advertisement – “It is a public health issue and these folks are telling the community ‘we need to treat it as a public health issue as opposed to a criminal issue,’” Wilmington Mayor, Bill Saffo, said. The Heart of Wilmington held their “We Are HOW Fest” in Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Many bands and performances were set to play and dignitaries, like Commissioner Woody White, Carolina Beach mayor Dan Wilcox and Wilmington mayor Bill Saffo, were there to show their support. “This group is very valuable to us as elected officials to make certain that we’re expending the resources properly, when we do get them and where do we put them and where do we get the biggest bang for the buck in trying to attack it,” Saffo said.Related Article: CAPE FEAR HISTORY & MYSTERIES: Ghost of Burgwin-Wright House Part 1 & 2 Many local organizations were there to help the community and educate people on Wilmington’s mission of recovery and community unity when it comes to the opioid crisis. “This is a medical disorder and it’s important to educate people about that because people who are seeking services, do not receive the compassion that they need. It is like any other medical disorder and deserves to be treated so,” Jessamyn Angelastro, Mobile Crisis Unit supervisor, said. Castlight Health ranks Wilmington as the worst city in America for opioid abuse with nearly 12 percent of the port city’s population that receives prescription painkillers abusing the drugs. “If individuals aren’t able to get help, then we are failing them as a society, we are failing them as the city of Wilmington. If they aren’t able to gain access to the life saving services that many of our service providers provide to these individuals who need the care, we will lose heart and we will lose hope,” Robert Childs, North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition executive director, said. Governor Cooper declared the month of September 2017 as Alcohol and Drug addiction recovery month in North Carolina, showcasing his support to help those recovering.last_img read more


Month: July 2019

first_img “It helps me live a dream that I’m not able to live in real life,” Jonathan said.“You know if he’s having a bad day, if he’s not able to get out of the house that day, he can still get online. And he can still play with his friends and still communicate with them,” Gamestop Manager, Eric Blackburn said. “And still play online with his friends and I think that is his outlet.”Jonathan was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease at 3-years-old. The type he has is incurable.Related Article: DOT to repair sinkhole near Bellamy Elementary School“I just want him to be happy,” Jonathan’s grandmother, Debra Stokley said. “I wish he could have a normal life. I’d take it for him in a minute.”While surrounded by friends and family Friday afternoon, Jonathan was granted his wish by Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina.“The feeling I have right now, I cannot explain it. I mean I’m overwhelmed. I’m excited,” Jonathan said.Jonathan’s wish was a shopping spree at his favorite store, the GameStop in Monkey Junction. Jonathan’s favorite game is “Call of Duty.”“The reason why I like war games is because I want to serve in the military when I’m older. So it kind of helps motivate me,” Jonathan said.With his wish Jonathan was able to get a PlayStation, games, a popcorn machine, toys, a virtual reality set, and many other items. Jonathan shared his wish with his little brother and friend.If you would like to help teens like Jonathan make their wish come true, any GameStop in New Hanover County will be collecting donations for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina now until October 31st. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The GameStop shop is somewhat of a heaven for gamers to enjoy. But for one New Hanover County teen living with a life-threatening illness, it is much more than just a store.While playing video games may be a luxury for most kids, Jonathan Smith says it is a way for him to escape reality.- Advertisement – last_img read more


Month: July 2019

first_imgThe Raven pirate ship (Photo: The Belle of Topsail/ Facebook ) SURF CITY, NC (WWAY) — After The Belle of Topsail announced it is retiring in April, The Raven is now for sale.Captain David Luther said because of the age of The Belle and newer Coast Guard standards, The Belle did not pass inspections this year.- Advertisement – The owners of The Belle and The Raven, David and Sharon Luther built the Raven in 2010 and have been running the business of the pirate ship ever since.The Raven is now up for sale for $35,000 and she said they also plan to try selling the Belle. The Belle is docked right now for private events.Sharon says due to costs of repairs and health issues, they are retiring and may also sell the business.Related Article: Spain makes history as 1st transgender Miss Universe contestantA recent post about the Raven went viral on Facebook.last_img read more