Month: July 2019

Hulus show Reprisal to film in downtown Wilmington

Hulus show Reprisal to film in downtown Wilmington

first_img You may see crews in downtown Wilmington come September 12. “Reprisal” will be filming interior scenes at the restaurant Circa 1922 at 8 North Front Street.There will be more than 130 crew members and extras working on the scene.Deadline Magazine says “Reprisal” is from the same producer as Hulu’s hit “The Handmaids Tale.”Related Article: Legal marijuana industry toasts year of global gainsEditor’s Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly said that “Reprisal” was currently shooting. The story has been updated. A crew works on the movie “Words on Bathroom Walls” on May 7, 2008, in Wilmington. (Photo: Kirsten Gutierrez/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — While filming in the Cape Fear has slowed in recent years, some new productions are getting up and rolling including a new pilot for the streaming service Hulu.The show “Reprisal” will soon start shooting in our area.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Renters facing eviction may be eligible for federal help

Renters facing eviction may be eligible for federal help

first_img Renters who had already registered for federal assistance and were later evicted due to damage to other parts of their complex should take the eviction notice to a recovery center.Displaced renters who need a safe place to stay while they look for longer-term housing may be eligible for short-term hotel stays paid by FEMA under its Transitional ShelteringAssistance program.Renters may be eligible for grants from FEMA to help with disaster-related expenses, such as:Renting a home when the renter’s previous one is unsafe to live in due to the disaster ortheir apartment complex is under repair.Disaster-related medical and dental expenses.Child-care assistance.Moving and storage fees.Replacement or repair of necessary personal property lost or damaged in the disaster,such as appliances and furniture, textbooks and computers used by students, and workequipment or tools used by independent contractors.Repair or replacement of vehicles damaged by the disaster.Disaster-related funeral and burial expenses.Related Article: Insurance company sets up in town, helps residents with claimsThe grants are not loans and don’t have to be repaid. They are not taxable income and won’t affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid, welfare assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and several other programs.The federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence designated 28 counties for Individual Assistance: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland,Wayne and Wilson.FEMA wants to make sure that every disaster survivor has equal access to disaster information and assistance. Renters who are deaf or hard of hearing may view a video on available assistance. Watch it at youtube.com/watch?v=yAHSPK_K7tg. Many residents were forced to evacuate at the Glen Apartments in Wilmington following Florence. (Photo: Monique Robinson/WWAY) RALEIGH, NC (Press Release) — North Carolina renters who face eviction or have been evicted from their storm-damaged apartment complex—whether their unit had damage or not—may be eligible for disaster assistance from FEMA.There are several ways to apply for disaster assistance:Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov.Use the FEMA mobile app. Call FEMA at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711 or VRS) or 800-462-7585 (TTY) anytimefrom 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time seven days a week. Multilingual operators areavailable.Visit a Disaster Recovery Center. The centers serve as one-stop shops for survivors who need one-on-one help. Survivors can visit any center for assistance. To find a center, go to fema.gov/DRC.- Advertisement – last_img read more

New Hanover Co School Board may give redistricting plans over to private

New Hanover Co School Board may give redistricting plans over to private

first_img School board staff think it would be a help to the relatively new school board to bring in new eyes on redrawing district lines.“I think we’ve got, you know there’s a lot of new board members and this is a unique opportunity to do something different and take a fresh look at redistricting instead of doing it in house,” said school assistant superintendent of operations and planning Eddie Anderson.Anderson says they still have more than a year before they need to decide on the redistricting. There are already plans on the table to move middle school students, but those could be revised if the school board hires the firm. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There is a chance the redrawing of school district lines in New Hanover County could be put in the hands of a private firm.A geographic information systems firm went before the board to share how they could help with redistricting. This would impact elementary and middle schools in the 2020-2021 school year.- Advertisement – last_img read more

DRUG ROUNDUP Sheriffs office sweeps Brunswick streets

DRUG ROUNDUP Sheriffs office sweeps Brunswick streets

first_img “Anything from distribution of cocaine to distribution of cocaine to distribution of methamphetamine,” Detective Sergeant Joe Cherry said. “We have several people that have had federal warrants issued for their arrest, involved in numerous investigations that we have going on in Brunswick County.”A detective from the sheriff’s office says they try to do these roundups when they start to see a rise in complaints from the community.Teams spread out all over the county with a list of more than forty accused users and dealers.Related Article: Student accused of bringing knives to school appears in courtFrom warrants for distribution of cocaine to federal warrants, the sheriff’s office was out in full force.Detective and deputies served warrants to a number of known drug offenders.“Our sheriff is very committed to making this county as safe and as pleasant of a place to live in for the community,” Cherry said. “So our goal in vice narcotics is to ensure that we’re getting those people who are a nuisance to the community off the streets.”One detective says some of these drug offenders could face a minimum of 25 years in federal prison. BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Getting drugs off the streets was the goal of a drug roundup Wednesday in Brunswick County.The sheriff’s office spent the day serving warrants to dozens of drug offenders throughout the county.- Advertisement – last_img read more

State Board of Elections holds hearing on Columbus Co sheriff race

State Board of Elections holds hearing on Columbus Co sheriff race

first_imgJody Greene and Lewis Hatcher (Photos: Columbus Co. Sheriff’s Office/WWAY) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The long-disputed race for Columbus County sheriff could soon come to a close.The State Board of Elections will hold a hearing on the case today in Raleigh.- Advertisement – WWAY’s Andrew James will be at the hearing and providing updates throughout the day via Twitter.Republican Jody Greene had 37 more votes than incumbent Lewis Hatcher, a Democrat, in November’s election. The Columbus County Board of Elections certified the race after a recount later that month and Greene later took the oath of office.What has followed has been months of challenges as Hatcher and others called into question Greene’s residency and eligibility to run and serve as sheriff.Related Article: Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Fort BraggIn December, the State Board of Elections said Greene should not have been sworn in.Greene announced in February he would take a leave of absence from office while the situation is settled.A month ago the Columbus County Board of Elections voted that Greene did not meet residency requirements to run for sheriff. That decision now moves to the State Board of Elections, which will hear the case starting at 1 p.m.last_img read more

Three remanded in custody over forceful takeover of El Hiblu 1

Three remanded in custody over forceful takeover of El Hiblu 1

first_imgThe merchant ship Elhiblu 1 arrives in Senglea in Valletta’s Grand Harbour, Malta, March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit LupiThe merchant ship Elhiblu 1 arrives in Senglea in Valletta’s Grand Harbour, Malta, March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi Three youths have been arraigned in Court accused of forcefully taking over the vessel El Hiblu 1 after they had been rescued at sea earlier this week. They are being detained as their request for bail had been denied.READ: 5 of the 100 migrants held by PoliceThe 15, 16 and 19-year-olds, have appeared in front of the court on Saturday accused of forcefully taking over the vessel El Hiblu 1. The prosecution said that the three intimidated and violently threatened their way to take control of the vessel.Magistrate Donatella Frendo Dimech refused their request for bail on the grounds that further witnesses need to be heard on the case and also because the three have no body who is able to pay the bail for them.The 15 and 16-year- old, have been entrusted to State care. The Court also ordered for the name of the minors not to be published.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> SharePrintlast_img read more

Tuna lacking identification seized from Żabbar industrial estate

Tuna lacking identification seized from Żabbar industrial estate

first_img SharePrint MESDC_PSMESDC_PS A ‘substantial’ amount of fish including tuna, have been seized from Żabbar industrial estate following an investigation by the Fisheries Department.In a statement, Parliamentary Secretariat for Fisheries said that the confiscated fish, which lacked traceability and identification, could reach up to thousands of euros. The investigation was coordinated from an officials from the Fisheries Department and were assisted by Veterinary Regulation Directorate and the Directorate of Environmental Health. The operation resulted in a substantial quantity being confiscated from the Ta’ Maġġi industrial estate in Żabbar.The Parliamentary Secretariat explained that besides the lack of traceability and false declarations, the fish was found in a store room which was not in line with the necessary legal standards.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 read more

Governments should take steps for journalists to report freely – IĠM

Governments should take steps for journalists to report freely – IĠM

first_imgIn light of the ‘huge and unnecessary pressure’ on journalists, governments should be taking, ‘specific precautions to allow journalists to report freely,’ Malta’s Institute for Journalists have said.IĠM states that it crucial that in the interests of the public and of democracy and accountability of political representatives, the media needs to, ‘be allowed to do their job without fear of repercussion.’The organisation makes the comments as the global media recognises another important World Press Freedom Day.In addition to stressing the importance of the media’s safety and ability to report, the IĠM stresses the importance of the media to the public in providing them with the information about the decisions being made on their behalf.Libel and SLAPPAs part of this, they raise concerns about the propensity of libel cases which they fear are used too readily to stifle media and deter journalists from investigating.‘IGM remains concerned at the risk to the local press of SLAPP lawsuits filed in foreign jurisdictions and calls on the authorities to provide the necessary guarantees against such threats.’As part of these concerns, IĠM reiterates their concerns about the need to recognise the efforts of Daphne Caruana Galizia to hold the political establishment accountable and delivering this information to the Maltese public, in spite of harassment and intimidation.Il-Kenniesa early today also stressed the injustice of the murder of Caruana Galizia. They stressed that ‘Justice for Daphne would be Justice for Press Freedom’‘Justice for Daphne, means Justice for Press Freedom’ – Il-KenniesaIĠM joins calls for a sound inquiry into her murder, ‘As long as we remain in the dark about why Daphne was killed, we can never be truly free to do our work. Those who believed that killing a journalist was a viable way to cover up a story must be shown that they were mistaken.’Anti-media rhetoricAlso key to IĠM’s release on World Press Freedom Day are warnings about negative perceptions of the media during elections.They appeal to the candidates and political activitists taking part in the upcoming European Parliamentary and Local Council elections to acknowledge and confront the ‘dangers of anti-media rhetoric.’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> SharePrintlast_img read more

64bit Android L emulator for x86 Intel processors released by Google

64bit Android L emulator for x86 Intel processors released by Google

first_imgAdvertisement Are you an Android app developer? you can now download a new 64-bit Android L emulator image from Google.However, at the moment only works on x86 Intel-based processors.The new emulator will allow app developers to optimize their software for 64-bit versions of Android L. – Advertisement – Google revealed that app creators will be able to access a larger amount of addressable memory space with 64-bit support, along with a bigger number of registers and new instruction sets. Apps built using Java will automatically access all those cool features, but apps made using the Android NDK will take some additional optimization to achieve full 64-bit support.The vast majority of Android devices use ARM-based processors but there’s no word on when a 64-bit emulator will be released for those kinds of CPUs.Via Android Centrallast_img read more

10 best Google Chrome tips tricks and time savers

10 best Google Chrome tips tricks and time savers

first_imgChrome will reward you with power-user features aplenty. Image Credit: YTimg Advertisement Netscape Navigator may have started many people surfing the web some 21 years ago but nowadays Google Chrome is king of the waves.Celebrating its seventh birthday this month (September 2015), Google‘s gateway to the web launched back in 2008 and was the first mainstream browser to combine the address bar and search box – and so it came to pass that the ‘omnibox’ was born. Amen.Its speedy UI has since propelled Chrome to be the world’s most popular internet browser, responsible for over half of all desktop, console and tablet page requests according to the number-crunchers at StatCounter GlobalStats. – Advertisement – Simple and uncluttered it may be, but if you’re happy to invest time scratching beneath its shiny surface then Chrome will reward you with power-user features aplenty. Let’s take a look at some of Chrome’s best hidden gems.1. Experimental stuff Google loves a bit of beta code and Google Chrome is no exception. While the browser itself is no longer in experimental mode some features within it are. To take a peek under the covers pop the following into your address bar:chrome://flagsThere are too many options to go into here, but some highlights include: FPS Counter, Enable fast tab/window close, Show Autofill predictions, Save page as MHTML, Enable experimental web platform features.Just don’t come crying to us if you break your browser.2. Customise your Tab Screen Google tries hard to make new tabs useful from the outset but there are some Chrome extensions that can make it work even harder. One of these is Momentum.Upon opening a new tab, instead of the spartan slate of recent sites and Chrome apps you get Momentum, your personal dashboard presenting a Things to Do list, quote of the day, favourite links and, to top it all off, a beautiful landscape.It won’t single-handedly change your life, and basic features like cloud-syncing for links and lists can’t come soon enough, but if you spend much of your day with your nose in a browser, Momentum might just be the launch-pad you need.3. Chrome DevTools Ever wanted to look under the hood of a web page? Essential for developers and nosy parkers alike, Chrome Developer Tools comprises of a comprehensive suite of debugging and web authoring widgets that let you look over a web page’s HTML, CSS and more.It’s a quick way of finding the source of an image or video on a page, and thanks to Chrome DevTools letting you make updates to web pages on the fly you can debug rendering problems and even pull some pranks.To open DevTools right click on any page element (an image, video or header, for example) and select ‘Inspect Element’ from the context menu. Alternatively select Tools > Developer Tools in the Chrome menu or press Ctrl + Shift + I (Cmd + Opt + I on Mac).Users of the Firebug plug-in for Firefox will feel right at home here. And perhaps a little jealous.4. Run Android apps in Chrome If the worldwide web and the Chrome Web Store don’t give you enough choice of things to do with Chrome, you can now run Android Apps too, thanks to Android Runtime for Chrome (ARC).Granted, there are caveats and ARC is still very much a Developer Preview, but the principle of running smartphone and tablet apps on your desktop is a promising one.To give it a go for yourself, we recommend hopping over to this TechRadar feature where Nick Mediati successfully runs the Twitter for Android app on his desktop.5. Be a Chrome keyboard shortcut ninja Any power user worth his or her salt knows the keyboard is still king. As deadly as a special move on Tekken, knowing the right Chrome key combos can save you a ton of time across your day.Here are a few shortcuts you should definitely know (PC/Mac):Ctrl/Cmd + L – highlights text in the address barCtrl/Cmd + T – open a new tabCtrl/Cmd + W – close current tabCtrl/Cmd + Shift + T – reopen closed tabCtrl + Tab – switch tab one tab to the rightCtrl + Shift + Tab – switch tab one tab to the leftCtrl/Cmd + Shift + B – toggle the bookmark bar visibilityAnd here’s where you’ll find the whole shooting match.[related-posts]6. Fix Flash fast Flash is alive – but only just. Disrespectful of system resources and sieve-like in its security, Flash does not play well with others; while it does continue to have its uses, it remains a thorn in the side of many.Nevertheless, there are some ways to tame it.The Flashcontrol extension is one of the best, disabling embedded Flash movies and animations by default, allowing you to unblock as required.On Chrome it’s also very easy to put Flash in the pan altogether. Type the following into the address bar:chrome://pluginsNow click on ‘Disable’ wherever you see a Flash Player plugin. To confirm you’ve been de-Flashed visit here, tap Check Now and the box beneath should confirm that Flash Player has been disabled.7. Mute that tab Modern day multitasking means managing lots of open tabs, or ‘multi-tabbing’ as we like to call it.Things can get tricky, however, if a rogue web page spontaneously plays some video or audio, as seen with some of the more virulent online advertising. And with a dozen or more open tabs it can be a pain to find the offender and mute it quickly.Chrome did remedy this somewhat by injecting a speaker icon into the tab title to speed up the process of finding the noisy page. However, Chrome can take this one stage further by letting you mute a noisy tab simply by clicking on the speaker icon. This is a feature that for the time being is hidden away and not turned on by default, though.To enable it, pop the following into the address bar:chrome://flags/#enable-tab-audio-mutingTap on Enable and now when audio plays in a tab you can click the speaker in the tab header to mute.8. Terminate your tabs Easy come, easy go. As much as it’s superfast – sometimes too fast – to open new tabs with Ctrl/Cmd + T (PC/Mac) or by Ctrl/Cmd + clicking a hyperlink, it can be even quicker to close them. Lots of them, all at once.A right click on a tab reveals tab termination options including ‘Close Other Tabs’ and ‘Close Tabs to the Right’.Many savvy browsers divide and conquer their Chrome: important tabs pinned to the left, temporary tabs stacked to the right. When it’s time for a cull a swift ‘Close Tabs to the Right’ will restore normality.9. Task Manager If the fans on your machine start cranking up like something from the Crystal Maze (remember the chaos in the dome that was the finale of the show?) then the chances are a process somewhere is doing some heavy lifting or has gone rogue.On Windows and OS X there are Task Manager and Activity Monitor applets to help identify which process is running hot. But if it’s a web page that’s gone awry then these views aren’t so helpful, showing catch-all process names like ‘Google Chrome Helper’ instead of specific page names.That’s where Google Chrome’s own Task Manager app comes in.Click on the Google Chrome menu, go to More Tools then Task Manager and you’ll be rewarded with the browser’s own process list. This includes open tabs and web pages as well as browser extensions and background pages.For each process you’ll see a name, the amount of memory used, the CPU resources it’s consuming as well as network activity. To stop a runaway page in its tracks simply select it and hit End Process.10. Chrome Remote Desktop You can remotely access one computer from another with a nifty extension from Google called Chrome Remote Desktop. Giving you access to the entire desktop, not just the web browser, you can use it to open applications and files on your Mac at home from your PC at work, or to save the day in a parental tech support crisis.You’ll need to install the Chrome Remote Desktop extension from the Chrome Web Store onto any machine you’ll be accessing or using to access, and also set up a security PIN.What’s more you can even download an app – Chrome Remote Desktop – for Android and iOS to access machines from your mobile or tablet.Prefer to use a touchpad instead of a mouse with your desktop machine? Well now you can. Install Chrome Remote Desktop on a local smartphone or tablet, set up the screen share and away you go. We found it to be surprisingly useful, with the mobile app even supporting multi-touch gestures just like a trackpad.[techradar]last_img read more