San Francisco Barber Shop Welcomes All for Free Haircuts

first_imgTraduccion en español aquí.San Francisco Barber Shop offered free haircuts Sunday night at its shop at 3166 16th St. near Guerrero Street.“We wanted to introduce ourselves to the community alongside getting all the businesses on 16th Street together to do something for the community,” said Christopher Diez, a co-owner of the shop.Diez and his partner Anton Cura worked with Saints of Steel, a non profit that serves underprivileged kids, veterans, as well as the homeless. Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0%center_img With only two weeks of promotion, mostly on social media, the shop was packed Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with people dropping in to check out the event, that included a D.J. and an art exhibit. A steady flow of clientele filled up the shop’s seats for haircuts.“A lot of the donations are gonna go to Mission related charities like the 16th Street navigation center for the homeless,” Diez said, “It’s the first, but the first of many charity events that we hope to host.”Diez and Cura, who were both born and raised in San Francisco, opened the shop six months ago.They plan to hold another pop up event in December.SF Barber Shop. Photo by Lola M. ChavezSF Barber Shop. Photo by Lola M. ChavezSF Barber Shop. Photo by Lola M. Chavez last_img read more

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KEIRON Cunningham says its been a tough few days

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham says it’s been a tough few days at Saints as he prepares his charges for the Super 8s clash with Huddersfield tomorrow (Thursday).“It’s been a tough week,” he said. “It never gets any easier watching a defeat and when your players don’t perform to their standards. A lot of things can come out of a defeat though and you can learn more from those experiences than when you win.“It gave me the chance to get a good look at the players who want to stand up and graft and to be fair I probably didn’t praise some of them after the game. There were a few that really busted their backsides for me and wanted to win as they do week in week out. It is the guys who didn’t do that and finding out why they didn’t and discovering their motives now and to the end of the year.“There were a few home truths as I really expected the players to rise to the occasion on Friday and have a crack. But I thought we just did enough in the first half. Hull had a go in the second to see how we would respond and we didn’t. That lack of response concerned me. We had a real tough day at training on Monday and we will see what happens.”He continued: “I’ll shoulder every bit of blame there could possibly be for the performance of the side. I’ve not changed what I have been doing. Me and my coaching staff still work as hard as we ever do. We give the players the information they need and make them better players.“But sometimes you can’t give them will and want. Sometimes I wish I could take the field and lead by example. When they cross the field my job is kind of done but their lack of will and want surprised me and everyone. You can learn a lot from a loss and hopefully this has given us a kick up the backside for the rest of the season.“After the weekend I saw the response I wanted to see from all my senior players and hopefully we can kick on now.“The players understand the situation, where we are at and what could happen if we do the right things. That is the motivation.”Saints take on Huddersfield this Thursday and it’s fair to say games between the two sides have been humdingers over recent seasons.Twice Luke Walsh has dropped a goal to take the spoils for Saints.“They are a real good side,” Keiron added. “They have a big pack and lots of strike over the field. Joe Wardle is one of my favourite players and he deserves an international call up. He is a back rower who adds so much venom to the side. Danny Brough is underrated too and is one of the best organisers and kickers in the comp.“They are a well organised and drilled side. It is always a tussle with them that goes down to the finest of margins.”Tommy Makinson was named in the 19 man squad this week and should return if he continues to progress and tick all the boxes following his leg break in June.The game comes a little early for Captain Jon Wilkin though – he should return against Leeds in September whilst Atelea Vea is progressing well.Tickets for Thursday’s home game with Huddersfield are now on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

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Highway Patrol investigating fatal crash in Monkey Junction

first_imgNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY)  — A Lincolnton man was hit and killed by a vehicle in the Monkey Junction area Sunday night.The call for first responders came in a little before 9:30 p.m. Sunday for a person hit in Monkey Junction, along South College Road where it turns into Carolina Beach Road.- Advertisement – First Sgt. King said the driver was not speeding or impaired and is not facing charges. According to First Sgt. King with the State Highway Patrol, Randy Dean Williams, 51, died after walking in front of a moving truck.last_img

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Murdered owners estate proceedings force Cape Fear Serpentarium to close

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Cape Fear Serpentarium in downtown Wilmington is closed until further notice.Nine months ago the owner of the serpentarium, Dean Ripa, was killed.- Advertisement – The serpentarium remained open and operated under an LLC.RELATED: Wife called 911 hour before fatal shooting of Dean RipaIt closed last week because of Ripa’s estate proceedings, according to a post on Facebook.Related Article: Free hurricane benefit concert Saturday in WilmingtonThe business said it hoped to re-open in mid-April.Ripa’s wife, Regina, is charged with first degree murder in his death.last_img

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Lake Waccamaw ends the hunt for alligator permits

first_img Mayor Daniel Hilburn says the board did not think they had enough information to move forward.Also, some residents were concerned about hunting around their homes, even though officials were only talking about hunting in the creek areas.In the end, the board voted against allowing the Wildlife Resources Commission come in and do an in-depth study on issuing permits. Alligator in Lake Waccamaw (Photo: WWAY) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Don’t expect to be able to alligator hunt in Lake Waccamaw.The board of commissioners voted three to one against the idea.- Advertisement – last_img

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Wilmington resident reacts to public housing smoking ban

first_imgA smoking ban at public housing facilities in Wilmington will go into effect on July 31 (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Smoking in public housing facilities, soon to be banned nationwide.The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development passed the ban in November 2016. It will go into effect on July 31.- Advertisement – The new rule will be adopted by the developments run by the Wilmington Housing Authority. WHA commission chair Betsy Kahn thinks this is a positive change.“From a health standpoint, sure, it’s a healthier environment,” Kahn said. “If someone moves out of a unit, it makes cleaning that unit faster and certainly reduces the potential for fires in units.”Audrey Barnes is a smoker who lives at Eastbrook Apartments in Wilmington. She has a mixed opinion on the ban.Related Article: US Labor, HUD secretaries get first-hand look at Florence impact in Wilmington“The smoking ban, as far as within the unit, I can completely understand, but residents standing outside of their apartment or in their yard or whatever, I just think is a bit much,” Barnes said.Barnes does think the new rule could help change her lifestyle and she may be less likely to pick up a cigarette in the future.“Knowing that I’m not supposed to be smoking on the property within a unit. Of course, I’m not gonna go all the way to the front to smoke a cigarette or when I leave so I think eventually, I won’t be smoking as much or it’ll help cut back,” Barnes said.Kahn says WHA has been working with residents and employees for several months to make these changes happen.This ban does not apply to e-cigarettes, snuff and chewing tobacco, although there may be restrictions on those in some areas.Under HUD rules, tenants can be evicted after three smoking violations.last_img read more

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Southport approves sale of old wastewater treatment plant

first_imgSOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — It’s a done deal in Southport.City leaders voted Tuesday night to sell the old wastewater treatment plant against the wishes of nearly 100 residents, who packed the special meeting.- Advertisement – The 5-1 vote came with backlash, but city leaders say it was an offer they didn’t want to pass up.A month ago, a bid for the wastewater treatment plant crossed the Board of Aldermen at a weekend retreat. In less than a month, the sale to the Southport Marina is done.“The city has done something that it should be ashamed of,” resident Lowe Davis said. She like many neighbors have been outspoken against the sale since it was introduced.Related Article: Pitching a “bold future,” Cooper unveils 2-year budget offerAt least five aldermen, including the mayor, see the $650,000 sale as a relief. The plant was sitting unused with a possible clean up cost of $250,000.“The cost may be even more than that to clean the property up,” Mayor Jerry Dove said.The core of the debate was whether the city should allow the Planning Board to be involved in the sale. It’s common practice when issues of land development come up that local laws require planners to know the ins and outs. That’s not the case with sale of surplus property, according to City Attorney Michael Isenberg.Some municipalities work to open the process of sale of surplus land as a request for purchase or RFP. Mayor Dove says this bid came before them, and they opened an upset bid process for anyone to offer more money for the plant property. No upset bids came in.“The company that wants to buy this has agreed to partner with us to have all of those things; a nice, what I’m going to call, a water park,” Dove said.The original vote to move on the bid was 4-3. The final one was 5-1, with Alderman Karen Mosteller pushing for the issue to be tabled and for the city to follow the unified development ordinance and consult with the Planning Board.“Let’s not settle for what’s been brought to us by a special interest just because today we can’t see the opportunities beyond it,” Mosteller said.“They’ve just pushed through all of the usual processes and procedures in order to make this happen without asking questions,” Davis said.Aldermen Lora Sharkey and Robert Tucker went on to say the planning board has never been involved in sale of land before the 2004 ordinance was adopted. Sharkey, in fact, made a motion that the old statute in the UDO referencing that practice be repealed. That passed the board 5-1 and will be an issue for another night.The Board of Aldermen also approved a resolution to oppose two new pieces of legislation in the state legislature. One would privatize ABC liquor stores. Another would take the jurisdiction and revenue control away from towns or cities and give that power solely to the county with the local governments reaping in a percentage of revenue, according to City Manager Bruce Oakley.last_img read more

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One similarity between Psy and Bill Gates

first_imgPsy and Bill Gates are helping Rotary end polio around the world Advertisement Psy and Bill Gates are helping Rotary end polio around the worldWhat do technologist turned philanthropist Bill Gates and South Korean rap sensation Psy have in common? Both have achieved major accomplishments in the tech world: Psy’s is the first video to hit 1 billion YouTube views and Gates was one of the leaders of the personal computer revolution.They’re also both taking part in the global fight to end polio. Through his foundation, Gates is a leader in the worldwide movement to eradicate the disease. And in February, Psy joined Rotary’s “This Close” campaign as a celebrity ambassador.On Sunday, Gates tweeted an Image of Psy from the Rotary campaign, highlighting the artist’s contribution to the movement.South Korean aid generosity saves lives. At Nat’l Assembly today – even @psy_oppa is helping w Polio eradication. twitter.com/BillGates/stat…— Bill Gates (@BillGates) April 22, 2013 – Advertisement –  Credit: Mashablelast_img read more

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Canon Unveils New Compact Cameras with a Date Button and a Built

first_imgImage Credit: Amazon Advertisement Japanese-based imaging and optical product manufactures, Canon Inc. on Monday unveiled three compact cameras; IXUS 185, IXUS 190, and PowerShot SX430 IS that capture 20 Megapixel quality pictures as well as movies in HD 720p, with optical zooms that give a closer detail.The IXUS 185’s 8x and the IXUS 190’s 10x optical zooms recline back into their bodies, which are so compact they can easily be slipped into a pocket or bag, while ZoomPlus digital doubles the zoom range, perfect for getting those hard to reach shots while still at full resolution.For really long distant scenes, the PowerShot SX430 IS’s impressive 45x optical zoom puts you at the heart of the action, while the 90x ZoomPlus takes you even closer.The 2016 Canon PowerShot SX420 IS predecessor of the PowerShot SX430 IS. Photo Credit: Canon – Advertisement – With each press of the shutter, Canon’s Intelligent IS helps to ensure images are crisp, with minimal blur. Eight modes constantly adapt to the scene that’s being captured, from on a tripod to panning whilst shooting a child running, while Dynamic IS supports during movie shooting.Newly added features: Newly introduced to each of the cameras is the new Date Button, which adds a date and time stamp to images for a visual reminder of when precious moments took place. Another new feature allows users to share snaps directly to social sites with the built in Wi-Fi or, with the IXUS 190 and PowerShot SX430 IS, by tapping the camera and your phone together to make an automatic wireless connection, thanks to Dynamic NFC.source: IT News Africalast_img read more

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DAVY RUSSELL Punchestown Festival Thursday

first_imgTougher day at Punchestown on the second day but the racing is just so competitive. Delta Work ran his heart out in the Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle but I couldn’t quite peg back Next Destination – one of SIX winners on the card for Willie Mullins – not a bad day at the office !I have five booked rides at Punchestown on Thursday. I checked the weather forecast tonight and there seems to be plenty more showers on their way.ThursdayPUNCHESTOWNTYCOON PRINCE (4.15pm)As in previous seasons his form just seems to taper off and he will need to be on his game to figure in this competitive handicap chase. I was onboard when he won a beginners chase at Leopardstown over Christmas but his form in 2018 has dropped. With the Mullins horses running so well I can see one of their outsiders Townshend being a danger despite coming into this having been pulled up in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham. He never jumped at Cheltenham and that’s usually his strength so if he can sort that department out he could run well.DIAMOND CAUCHOIS (5.30pm Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle)Has had a brilliant season so far and stays this three mile trip well. Am encouraged to see more rain on the horizon for this one as the softer the better. In fact ‘borderline unraceable’ would be his perfect going! Again, I’d be most worried about a Willie Mullins trained runner. This time Bacardys who was just getting into it in the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham before meeting interference and then falling at the last. He won the Champion Novice Hurdle at this meeting last year and even though Penhill will be many peoples idea of the winner I think Bacardys can run a big race.GUN DIGGER (6.05pm)Just the 25 runners here and it’s as competitive a race as you will see all week. My fella has blinkers on for the first time as he has a habit of switching on and off in his races so hopefully they will help him concentrate. That said, he’s had a pretty good season and is another that won’t mind any more rain. Folsom Blue has been going really well over the larger obstacles and switches back to hurdles where he has a 16lb lower rating so is one of many dangers lurking.PETIT MOUCHOIR (6.40pm Ryanair Novice Chase)I was disappointed to only finish second to Diego Du Charmil in the Doom Bar at Aintree but he got very wound up in the preliminaries so it goes without saying that he needs to put that behind him. He will need to bring his A game to the table and frankly Footpad his B game as I’ve got ground to make up on the favourite from both the Arkle Chases at Cheltenham and Leopardstown. He would also ideally want drying ground which I don’t think we are going to get. He’s definitely up against up.MOONLIGHT ESCAPE (7.15pm)She switches back to hurdles after unseating on her chasing debut at Limerick and looks in at the deep end here. It looks wide open mares novice hurdle with Glens Harmony looking the obvious one.Best Of LuckDAVY YOUR SAYIf you have a question for Davy drop us a line at content@www.starsportsbet.co.uk and we’ll try and include in the next blog…last_img read more

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