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VIDEO SF Mission Districts Duc Loi Invites 1000 to Lunch

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first_img Tags: thanksgiving Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Duc Loi’s Thanksgiving Day lunch will start at noon on Thursday. Amanda Ngo is still looking for volunteers – community members who are interested in helping out are asked to come by the market, located at 2200 Mission st., today. 0%last_img

City of light City of magic A bizarre frigid sporting parade far

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first_img 0% Thedisgruntled men wore brown paper bags over their heads and grasped cans of beer openly in their hands — which, for those drinking in public, is the exact opposite of how it’s supposed to go. This did not escape the notice of a pair of passing cops, who directed the literal sad sacks to pour their drinks onto the ground.They wordlessly obeyed, emptying the Pilsners at the base of the imposing sculpture of Jim Brown in mid-juke. And, in short order, the yellow puddles reflecting the text on the pedestal — Thank you, Cleveland — froze stiff. The Cuyahoga River was also frozen stiff on Saturday, and far from combustible. Much of Lake Erie was glacial, and many locals worried this odd and controversial parade around the football stadium on its South bank would be beset by obnoxiously cold weather. But, lo, it warmed up to nine whole degrees.This is just not something you’d see in San Francisco. Separate and apart from the notion of water (or beer) freezing here, we just take ourselves a little too seriously for something like this. In Cleveland, this is what you do when the football team occupying an alarmingly central slot in area residents’ psyches goes 1-15 in 2016, inducing its beleaguered coach to promise this won’t happen again — then proves him honest by going a clean 0-16 in 2017. You throw them a parade. Cleveland is a remarkably affordable city. A parade permit runs just $25. And so, under the disbelieving eyes of the bronze relief busts of the great Cleveland players of yore ringing this stadium, an estimated 3,200 people showed up in weather colder than a San Francisco freezer for what was billed as the “Perfection Parade.” It could have been a rancorous, sloppy affair — but it wasn’t. It was the champagne bottle popped to mark historic, transcendent, ridiculous, surreal success in the department of failure. It was a means of showing up Browns management for despoiling this team without taking — to many — the abhorrent step of boycotting and abandoning it. It was, believe it or not, a positive event and a catharsis: a party, even. Lost on nobody was that this was the only sort of party these fans could have. If there are American analogs for the “Perfection Parade,” none immediately come to mind (It was cold. I am still thawing). But, in feudal, 19th-century Japan, disillusioned masses held large, surreal, costumed dancing festivals and shouted fatalistic chants that roughly translate as “why not?” and “what the hell!” Watching a parade float in which a man pantomimed retching into a Cleveland Browns-colored toilet, inducing a wave of glee from the crowd, that vibe was there: Why not? What the hell!Someone unironically asked the band to play some Skynard — Cleveland is not San Francisco — and it did. This was a festive occasion. “Today,” said Kevin Beard as he collected donations for the local food bank, “we can’t lose.”Photo by Joe EskenaziIn San Francisco, we  do not have the same manner of ingrained, perverse pride in negative assumptions about our home region. Quite the opposite, in fact.  In 2014, the San Francisco 49ers — the team that once played in Kezar Stadium, where kids who clipped Christopher Milk coupons got in free and could collect and return seat cushions for a penny apiece — decamped to a publicly funded McMansion stadium in Santa Clara. We are now confronted by a ridiculous situation: In a “home” game for the 49ers vs. the Oakland Raiders, the home team plays nearly three times as far from San Francisco as the road team. The Niners’ long-gestating move was yet another indicator of the locus of Bay Area power shifting south. It was yet another mark of change in a rapidly changing region.In short: It was not a wholly football-related situation. Browns management, stung by the spectacle of this parade, may yet get its act together. The team will win another game or even many games or even a title. But the 49ers will never again return to San Francisco. Nor will many of their fans. What the hell. They used to take their low-riders and go cruising. “All day and all night,” recalls Mission lifer Roberto Hernandez. This team used to be something special, and his neighborhood was the place to be when they won it all.Photo by Joe Eskenazi.“The Safeway lot on 30th and Mission was packed. You could cruise from 14th all the way to Geneva and back. That’s what we’d do. And it would take a long time; it was bumper-to-bumper. Crowds would gather on Cortland and Silver and Excelsior and we would just get so much love. God, it was so much fun. ” As a child, Leroy Bermudez thought these victory celebrations were held every year. At times it sure felt this way. In 1988-89 and ’89-90, it really happened. “It used to get so backed up,” he recalls, “that they’d cruise the side streets.” Since that time the city has been unmade and remade. So many people have offered to buy Bermudez’s home at 19th and Bryant out from under him that he painted it Niners colors — garish red and gold — and dubbed it “The Faithful House” as a sign of his commitment to his city and its team. This would appear, at last, be an example of irony free of diabetics being run down by insulin trucks. By 2013, when Hernandez hosted a barbecue as Colin Kaepernick took the 49ers within five yards of a Super Bowl title, something felt off. His old buddies were all there with their low-riders — “we were ready to go!” But, tellingly, they’d driven them across one or more bridges to be in San Francisco that day. Even more tellingly, Hernandez’s new neighbors called the cops on him with a noise complaint. Twice. Both times Hernandez knew the cop who came to his door from childhood (“Hey, I’m from the barrio”). But he doesn’t know his neighbors and they don’t know him. The men and women you see at low-rider gatherings around town are often decked out in gorgeous, satiny 49ers uniforms. Like the cars they drive, these uniforms are in mint condition; they both signify and celebrate another era. Like the cars — and, increasingly, the drivers — they are of another time and, more to the point, another place. Twoof the sponsors organizer Chris McNeil lined up for the Perfection Parade were the dating sites Farmers Only and Curves Connect, a place for plus-sized couples to meet. Cleveland, again, is a realm that’s very different from the Bay Area. People eat tater tots unironically, shout out “dilly, dilly” in crowds, and make “Make [SOMETHING] Great Again” jokes. These are not revelatory observations. And yet, even knowing how different these regions are, it was jarring to this native San Franciscan how many of the dozens of people I spoke with before, during, and after Saturday’s parade were natives and lifelong residents of Cleveland or parts quite nearby. In fact, all of them were. To a man. To a woman. The pressures displacing low-rider enthusiasts and everyone else in San Francisco do not exist in Northeastern Ohio. Essentially, the people who leave are the ones who want to leave. There are not cavalcades of folks moving in from elsewhere, either. San Francisco’s constant population churn has rendered us a city with an Etch-a-Sketch memory. In Cleveland, however, people remember things. They remember “The Fumble” and “Red Right 88” and, most crushingly, “The Move.” But they remember more. They remember decades of industrial decline and rapid depopulation and race riots and the Cuyahoga River bursting into flames and Mayor Ralph J. Perk somehow lighting his own hair ablaze with an acetylene torch during a ribbon-cutting gone awry. Cleveland, of late, has become a safer, cleaner, and more cultural place to live. But the football team that served as a salve during the bad old days is now itself a source of humiliation, and triggers locals’ mighty inferiority complexes.  But, through it all — economic collapse and regrowth, burning rivers, great basketball and wretched football — there is an expectation of generational stability in Cleveland that is totally foreign to a San Franciscan. It really does render this Browns team something of a family heirloom to be passed from grandfathers to daughters to grandsons. How unexpected it was to walk among these people compelled to take to the frozen streets to protest the abysmal product of the for-profit, publicly subsidized business fleecing them out of their hard-earned money and sullying their shared sense of community — and feel pangs of envy. As the procession hit the Lake Erie side of the stadium, the wind chill factor pushed the temperatures well below zero. Just because these marchers were bereaved didn’t make them saps: There would be only one no-victory lap. Traced on a map, the parade route was, not coincidentally, in the shape of a zero. There were many clever signs on display but perhaps the most clever simply read “I Made a Sign.” Why not? What the hell!  Not far from the frozen beer at Jim Brown’s metallic feet, a fusillade of toilet paper rolls were launched toward thousands of grasping hands, where they were used to swab thousands of runny noses. Streams of toilet tissue were, in short order, draped from every tree like impromptu tinsel. Arctic gusts off the lake sent untold amounts of the spaghetti-like, flagellating strands of paper higher and higher into the clear blue sky. The two-ply streamers circled the stadium hundreds and hundreds of feet above the earthbound procession. Then, like the marchers below, they drifted south, toward downtown, and blanketed the city.Photo by Joe Eskenazi. center_img Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

JON Wilkin believes Rugby League stars can be role

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first_imgJON Wilkin believes Rugby League stars can be role models by engaging in the State of Mind campaign.The forward thinks that because sporting professionals are so close, it is easier for them to identify and express mental health problems than if they were in a ‘normal’ 9-5 job.“Hopefully, the campaign will be a quirky way of educating players, coaches and just as importantly, the wider public,” he said. “The message isn’t just to professional sports people; it’s to everyone who watches sport and everyone who doesn’t. If alpha-male sportspeople like us can come out and admit they’ve got mental health problems, then the wider public should feel they are able too.“We’re really lucky at Saints because we have such a strong bond and that’s probably the same right throughout rugby league because you put your body on the line for each other. You’re such a tight knit group, we’re all brothers, so we can try to talk about these things.”The England international, who will star in a State of Mind viral video, also said that the session he and took part in will help them to identify problems amongst their teammates.“When we undertook the session, it was about learning how to share your experiences,” he added. “A couple of high profile people within the sport were able to do that – it was about having the confidence to be frank and get it out there.“One key thing is that we are not invincible – even rugby players can be defeated! An important part of your tool kit is your mind and you need to make sure that’s well looked after. We learnt on how to spot someone who is potentially having a little bit of trouble so the session was really useful.“State of Mind is a massive reminder to us on how important your mental fitness is not just for your performance, but for your wellbeing.”Now in its third year, State of Mind explores and promotes initiatives relating to suicide prevention by targeting groups to deliver a range of awareness raising options focusing on mental fitness and resilience.Almost 1,000 players, coaches and support staff from Super League and the Championships, the three professional leagues in this country, have attended State of Mind sessions, with 95% of those attending never having had mental health training before.Sessions continue to be run at Super League clubs in particular focusing on mental fitness to ensure people can manage the ups and downs of life effectively and encourage people to access support if it is needed.More information can be found on the website www.stateofmindrugby.com or on Twitter @SOMRugbyLeague.last_img read more

THE official launch of the eagerlyanticipated 201

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first_imgTHE official launch of the eagerly-anticipated 2015 season will take place on Sunday February 1 (6.00pm) at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester when, for the first time, fans can take part in the opening celebrations at a fantastic new event – Rugby League Rocks.The 2015 season is set to be a special year for every First Utility Super League, Kingstone Press Championship and League 1 club and Rugby League Rocks will showcase the skills and personality of many of the sport’s biggest stars.Hosted by former European & Commonwealth champion Iwan Thomas and BBC presenter Mark Chapman, Rugby League Rocks is an all-action show featuring a live set from a top band, dancers, acrobatic performances and the chance for supporters to meet their heroes.Iwan Thomas said: “Rugby League is one of the fastest and most exciting sports out there and what better way to kick-off the new season than a massive event like this for all fans to get involved with and enjoy?“Rugby League Rocks is going to be fantastic and an amazing way to start the 2015 campaign.”Super League General Manager Blake Solly said: “The new season has been a long time coming and Rugby League Rocks will be the perfect opening to what we are sure is going to be a year to remember for fans of every club.“Rugby League Rocks gives supporters a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the sport’s stars and wish them well for the year ahead.”Tickets for Rugby League Rocks at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester on Sunday February 1 cost £10 for adults and £5 for children and can be purchased by popping into the Ticket Office at Langtree Park.last_img read more

LUKE Walsh has been nominated for the Official Fir

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first_imgLUKE Walsh has been nominated for the Official First Utility Super League Player of the Month competition for September. If you feel that Luke deserves to be the First Utility Super League Player of the Month for September – vote online here.Each fan who votes will go into a prize draw with one lucky supporter getting the chance to present the First Utility Super League Player of the Month trophy to the winning player. The two players with the most votes will then be considered by a judging panel consisting of representatives from First Utility & League Weekly, where an overall winner will be revealed.The September First Utility Super League Player of the Month shortlist is as follows:John Bateman (Wigan Warriors)Luke Walsh (St Helens)Kevin Penny (Warrington Wolves)Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants)Danny McGuire (Leeds Rhinos) Fans have until 2pm on Thursday October 8 to register their votes for the September First Utility Super League Player of the Month award.last_img read more

First Team

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first_imgThe next game at the Totally Wicked Stadium is against Hull KR and kicks off at 7:45 pm on Friday 29th March. Tickets are available from the Club Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455052 or by clicking here.last_img

CFPUA offering water treatment plant tour

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first_imgNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — This Saturday, CFPUA is offering tours of the water treatment plant.Right now, there is room for 25 people to sign up for the 10:00 a.m. tour. The Facebook Group, Wilmington’s Stop GenX in our Water, organized the event.- Advertisement – The group says the tour will last an hour.Because there are a limited number of spots, you need to sign up on the event page created on Facebook. Organizers say if the 10:00 a.m. time slot fills up, they can accommodate more tours.Here is a link to the event page on Facebook.last_img read more

Chadbourn Police Chief resigns after 8 months

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first_imgChadbourn Town Hall (Photo: WWAY) CHADBOURN, NC (WWAY) — The Chadbourn Police Chief is resigning after eight months on the job.Chadbourn Town Clerk Pat Garrell said Police Chief Harry White handed in his resignation on Monday. She said White did not say why he is resigning.- Advertisement – Garrell said White started in August of 2017. She said his last day will be May 3.Garrell said the town has not decided who will take over the position yet.last_img

Communities still surrounded by water nearly 2 weeks after storm

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first_img Several roads are still washed out in Kelly, leaving some homes on an island.Residents like John Littleton though have not even been able to see their homes yet. He says he has lived here his whole life and has never seen anything like this before.“When Matthew came and did that damage, here we are starting all over again,” Littleton said. “We’ve pretty much lost everything there. We lost vehicles. We lost everything except for what we can wear on our backs technically. Like a lot of us, we’ve got to start all over again from like two years ago.”Related Article: Leland wrapping up Florence debris removalLittleton just managed to recover from Matthew. Now, he says the county needs to find a way to prevent this catastrophic damage from happening time after time. 00:00 00:00 html5: Video file not foundhttps://cdn.field59.com/WWAY/f709125d95e0bf77cc67271534fb096377bcab41_fl9-720p.mp4 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% Surf City will not resume dune restoration until November2:24Gov. Cooper tours Fair Bluff Fire Station, talks hurricane recovery0:55School supply giveaway aims to help those affected by Florence1:41Northside Pool repairs almost complete0:30Support the Port among winners of disaster recovery grant0:56Vet receives a free roof after losing one to Florence0:55HOPE NC INTERVIEW3:25Hampstead woman loses home in Florence, surprised with help 10 months later2:04Tropical Integrated Warning Team meeting helps agencies prepare during hurricane season1:56US 421 bridge work continues after Florence washout0:47Teens help those affected by Hurricane Florence, Matthew2:08Florence victims face 100-degree days in FEMA trailers1:04Volunteers desperately needed to assist with building efforts after Hurricane Florence3:39Hurricane shifts sand in coastal waters, could increase swimming threats2:13First responders join WARM in hurricane recovery efforts0:59Oak Island Pier set to reopen Wednesday0:25Oceanic Restaurant ready to dive in on Mother’s Day0:30Possible return date for Jervay community released2:18New Hanover Schools hourly employees won’t get paid for five days2:14Hurricane Recovery round table gives residents access to mroe help post-Florence2:10Brunswick Town Historic Site museum reopens Saturday1:00Wilmington man meets paramedics who saved his life hours before hurricane2:20Rep. David Rouzer talks Mueller report, storm recovery4:24Spruce up your yard at annual spring plant sale in Burgaw0:47RESIDE Disaster Relief Shelter holds rubbon cutting0:54Students say “Thank you” to first responders1:25AG sues Florida tree removal company for alleged price gouging in Wilmington2:14’Cross Creek Hero’ continues to lend a helping hand2:17USO shows appreciation to the coast guard, shutdown, hurricane0:52Proposed tax credit could assist repairs for historic homes in disaster zones2:04Two New Hanover schools to move into new buildings next month1:26NC students write book about experience with Hurricane Florence1:22Luncheon highlights ’growth and transformation’ in downtown Wilmington0:32Gov. Roy Cooper says downtown Wilmington ’revitalized’ after Florence2:02Community rolls together to get topsail beach skating rink back open after storm1:36Cape Fear Garden Club plants the seed for Airlie Gardens’ Florence recovery0:57Wilmington firefighters honored for rescue during Hurricane Florence1:50Rep. David Rouzer talks rebuilding damaged dike in Bladen County1:40Fix to Kelly dike system still in limbo following community conversation2:13Neighbors fight to stop construction of ’essential’ hospital water system2:31County, city still waiting on millions in Florence reimbursement1:51Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo talks Florence recovery 6 months after storm1:51Boiling Spring Lakes: Only 40% of recovery completed since historic hurricane2:26Owner moves to new location after Florence wipes out iconic restaurant1:06Pender community surfs its way to recovery months after storm1:27ONLY ON WWAY: Gov. Cooper gives recovery update six months post-Florence7:42’This is a miracle’: Whitestocking community gets help to rebuild church2:19Bethlehem Baptist Church is on the road to recovery after Florence1:22800+ Pender students still displaced several months after historic hurricane1:58Are some homes worth the renovation after Hurricane Florence?1:17Free seeds offer easier start to families replanting0:54Cape Fear Volunteer Center needs help moving Florence survivors into new homes0:53Florence survivor finds new housing, not out of the woods yet0:31Rebuild continues almost 6 months since Hurricane Florence1:35Rebuild continues almost 6 months since Hurricane Florence2:19Florence destroys Pender County farm, help comes from across country2:07How can we improve for next time? Pender reviews storm response to Florence1:40USS Battleship North Carolina continues to battle Mother Nature1:54Will Carolina Beach businesses reopen in time for start of season?2:05FEMA assistance starts to end, Florence victims still without homes2:07New Hanover County issues Hurricane Florence after action report1:22Veteran forced out of garage after Florence moves into camper0:31Gov. Cooper proposes funding aimed to help schools recovering from Florence1:44Florence clean up efforts ongoing1:54Pender Co. ends Hurricane Florence state of emergency0:16Volunteers needed to clean up Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve in Leland0:30University breaks ground on new student housing0:57Topsail Island is back open post-Florence1:38Barfield: ’State of the county is strong’2:17Habitat breaks ground on 4 new homes in Wilmington0:54Volunteer attorneys could help homeowners denied help from FEMA4:06Pro bono FEMA clinic for those affected by Hurricane Florence4:06First ever pender county state of education and economy held in burgaw1:52Wrightsville Beach restaurant closed since Florence starts rehiring staff0:53Hurricane Florence victims can still apply for disaster mitigation0:55Are you ready for breakfast?1:00Historic grounds reopens after shutdown1:27Hurricane Florence recovery summit brings survivors together1:31New Wrightsville Beach school planned with storms, floods in mind0:33TX official offers affordable housing advice after experiencing Hurricane Harvey1:04Whitestocking residents welcome truckload of donations from Pennsylvania3:06FEMA hosting meeting to address flood mitigation questions, concerns3:39University still repairing classrooms and apartments four months after hurricane0:30Cooper to Trump: End shutdown so NC can rebuild after Hurricane Florence0:33Experts say affordable housing is in more trouble following Florence0:58Stranger drives across country to reunite NC boy fighting cancer with his dog2:19Will a $2M flood plan save the Battleship North Carolina parking lot?1:05Woman says Florence damage is severely affecting her health1:54When you can learn more about applying for buyouts on flood-prone homes0:25Pender County students to receive free meals through January 310:20Animal aid group says majority of supplies lost after theft1:02Duke energy wants customers to help with $760m storm cost0:44Find out how you can help the environment by getting rid of your Christmas tree1:02New study researches how Hurricane Florence could have impacted pregnancies2:16Ward gives back to his community during the holidays1:32Gov. Cooper reflects on efforts to rebuild following Hurricane Florence3:14Gov. Cooper: 2018 was a tough year for North Carolina2:37Man designs ornaments made from Florence debris0:38Businesses team up to host Hurricane Florence recovery fundraiser0:56Rain lowers ’Christmas on the Square’ turnout0:54XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Parts of Bladen County are still in pieces after Hurricane Florence. While flooding has gone down in a lot of areas, but it is going to be long recovery.Homes still have entire lakes surrounding their yards. Crews say a lot of people do have power now.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Photos Three men forming part of a drug importing circle arrested

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first_imgCMRUCMRU The Police have arrested three men that form part of an organised group that imports cannabis and cocaine into Malta to be trafficked over a “substantial scale”.In a press release, the Police said that the arrests were affected following an Anti-Drug Squad operation. Two of the men arrested are of British nationality whilst the third man holds a Maltese nationality even though he was born in England. They were living in Naxxar, Żabbar and Msida and they all fall between the ages of 28 and 37.The Police said that various 2 kilo packets containing what is suspected o be cannabis ready to be trafficked were found in the vehicle of one of the British nationals that resides in Naxxar .A cutting agent was also foundA search in his Naxxar residence uncovered various 2 kilo packages containing white powder. Following analysis, the powder resulted to be some sort of cutting agent that is usually mixed with cocaine to enable traffickers to increase the volume of the substance for further income.Valuable watches The search in the other Briton’s residence in Msida, brought to light €70,000 in cash and two watches with a street value of around €24,000.According to the Police, the three men will be brought in front of Court on Friday or Saturday accused of association, trafficking and aggravated possession of dangerous pharmaceuticals. There is also the possibility that they might also be accused of money laundering. WhatsApp SharePrintcenter_img <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