As a teenager back in the 70s Hector Baca dreamt of becoming a photographer and spent his time capturing daily life in the Mission District on film. Earlier this month, more than 40 years later, he brought his photographs back to his old neighborhood and on a sunny Sunday morning turned Balmy Alley into memory lane.The exhibition was low key. A simple sign pointed pedestrians towards the alley where Baca and his family had put up several panels. The photos had been printed out and pasted onto the panels in themed groups such as “1980 Carnaval”, “Mission District Business,” and “My Mission,” which was also the name Baca chose for the exhibition.“I have always wanted to have a showing, in a fancy gallery of course,” Baca said. “But I realized that these photographs, coming from the Mission District, are not about wine and cheese. They are about living in a pretty gritty time period, it had to be for the public, for the people.”Baca first started posting the pictures on Facebook several years ago. He said he has gotten a lot of positive feedback from others who grew up in the neighborhood but that seeing the changes it has been through could bring up mixed emotions. 0% Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% “What pains most people is their memories. It might hurt to see that things are changing but that’s what life is.”Baca, who now lives in 134 miles northeast in Placerville, said the biggest change he sees in his old neighborhood is the lack of children. Jason Blantz, a chance guest accompanied by his wife, Kim, and two young daughters, Vivienne and Ida, agreed.“It is certainly interesting to see the images but mostly sad to lament the changes, that the city is no longer accessible to working class people,” Blantz said. He added that he feels lucky to be able to raise his children in the neighborhood but that it is very demographically skewed.“There are very few old people in the city and we would like our children to get to know people of all different ages, demographics and backgrounds,” Blantz who has lived in the Mission since the 90s, continued.Many of the other guests in Balmy Alley were in fact older but most had moved away some time ago. One of them was Gato Rivera who studied photography at City College and lived in the Mission from 1979 to 1989. Rivera happened to find himself in one of Baca’s images, dressed in white and carrying his camera equipment over his shoulder, walking away from a large crowd of people.Gato Rivera looking at a picture of himself on 24th street in the70’s. Photo by Anna M. Clausen“Its listed as the Carnaval but if you see the way it is, its almost like a protest,” said Rivera of the photograph. “That was life in the Mission back then, there was always something, you had to activate to make changes otherwise they would roll over you.”Rivera said rising costs have forced many of his friends from the neighborhood. Two friends with Rivera Liz Cervantes and Ayana Baltripbalagas who both moved away years ago, said that the photographs brought out nostalgia but also a bit of melancholy because the feeling the community created no longer exists.Rivera Liz Cervantes and Ayana Baltripbalagas. Photo by Anna M. ClausenAyana added that she would like to see the communities find a common ground again “so we can support those that are still here, help them stay here and help keep the remnants of what was special about this neighborhood still here.”For his part, Manuel Caballero who still lives only a few blocks from Balmy Alley, said the photographs brought him back to his childhood and that it was a great feeling.Manuel Cabarello Photo by Anna M. Clausen“I do miss knowing people,” he said. “I would go up 24th street and I would know everyone, you would know all the store owners, they knew you, they would know your parents. “This, Cabarello said, is not the case anymore so the familiar faces, both in the photographs and of those viewing them, were a very welcome reminder of the old days.For Baca, who happily discussed the old Mission at length with the people who stopped by, that was the goal: To bring back memories to the older generation but also to try to inform new Mission dwellers about those that came before them.“I tell people we are the storytellers,” Baca said. “Let’s tell the young people how it used to be, to give a sense. They will never really understand it but it is all we can do at this point.”
0% The restaurant’s owner, Terry Chan, did not return requests for comment. Public records show extensive renovation proposed for the interior space, but it is unclear when the cafe will open up. Tea Art — the name of the new spot at 2761 Mission St. near 24th Street — will serve “tea, coffee, and snacks” and can seat some 20 people in a narrow 930 square foot space. The site used to host the photo shop Sapphire Photo until it closed in May 2015, and has been vacant since. A tea cafe is taking the place of the now-shuttered Sapphire Photo on Mission Street, according to public documents. Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%
JONNY Lomax, James Roby and Jon Wilkin have been named in the England Squad for the second game of the 2012 International Origin Series against the Exiles at the Galpharm Stadium on Wednesday July 4 (7.45pm).Warrington Wolves utility player Stefan Ratchford and Salford City Reds duo Matty Smith and Jodie Broughton have also been drafted into the side.England coach Steve McNamara has rested Ryan Hall and Kevin Sinfield of Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors players Sam Tomkins and Sean O’Loughlin and Castleford Tigers Rangi Chase.“The second Exiles game gives me the opportunity to see some of the players that have been part of the Elite Training Squad and the England Knights programme in what should be a physical contest against a very good side,” he said. “Stefan (Ratchford), Matty (Smith) and Jodie (Broughton) were excellent for the Knights against Ireland last month and deserve their call up to the senior squad. I’m looking forward to seeing their next phase of development and how they adapt in the elite squad.”With Jamie Peacock retiring from international Rugby League earlier this week, McNamara will decide his captain for the match when he announces his side next week and the England coach is no hurry to appoint a long-term successor to Peacock.“I have a number of options in respect of the new captain for England and I’m in no hurry to make an announcement,” added McNamara. “The captain I appoint for the Exiles game will be just for that game.“I will keep an open mind and assess a number of factors before revealing who will take the team forward as our leader on the field. We have a number of strong candidates both here in the Super League and also from the England players playing in the NRL.”The squad will meet up at their Leeds base on Sunday evening and McNamara will announce his team to face the Exiles on Monday.England:Carl Ablett, Ryan Atkins, Tom Briscoe, Danny Brough, Jodie Broughton, Rob Burrow, Garreth Carvell, Josh Charnley, Eorl Crabtree, Leroy Cudjoe, Gareth Hock, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Jonny Lomax, Lee Mossop, Stefan Ratchford, James Roby, Matty Smith, Danny Tickle, Jon Wilkin.
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It took Saints just two minutes to take the lead, skipper Jodie Cunningham saw a gap from dummy half and pounced to give the Saints an early lead. Faye Gaskin’s conversion from the right touchline was sliced wide.Leeds responded on the 9th minute, Leah Burke knocked on in front of her own sticks, Shannon Lacey powered over from close range from the resulting set to level the scores. Courtney Hill converted from in front of the sticks.Saints then re-took the lead in the 16th minute. An overlap on the right-hand side allowed Emily Rudge to throw a cut-out pass for Leah Burke to dive over in the left-hand corner. Gaskin’s conversion from the left touchline sneaked over the sticks to give Saints a 10-6 lead.The Rhinos then levelled the scores eleven minutes before the break, from a scrum on the Saints 10 metre line. Courtney Hill dummied her way through the redvee’s defence and Hill converted her own try to regain the Rhinos lead.Saints hit back though two minutes into the second half. Chantelle Crowl chased down her own kick to pass to Gaskin, who scored under the sticks. She converted her own try to make it 16-12 to the Saints.It was Crowl herself who added Saints’ fourth try of the game, running hard from close range after a quick pass out of dummy half. Gaskin added the extra two points to give the Saints a ten-point lead. She then added a penalty 15 minutes from full-time, to give Saints a 12 point lead.Five minutes from time, Saints added another try. Crowl once again ran a good line to force her way over from close range. Gaskin converted to increase the visitors’ lead to 18 points.Leeds did pull one back in the last few seconds, Hill adding her second after exploiting a gap in the Saints defence. She hit the post with the conversion, but it was Saints who ran out winners by 30 points to 16 to gain revenge over in Yorkshire.Leeds Women: Caitlin Beevers, Fran Goldthorp, Chloe Kerrigan, Sophie Robinson, Sophie Nuttall, Hanna Butcher, Courtney Hill, Danielle Anderson, Keara Bennett, Amy Johnson, Elle Frain, Aimee Staveley, Shannon LaceySubs: Danika Priim, Tasha Gaines, Ness Harriman, Paige Webster.Tries: Lacey, Hill (2)Goals: Hill (2 from 3)Saints Women: Rebecca Rotherham, Rebecca Avenall, Naomi Williams, Rhianna Burke, Leah Burke, Zoe Harris, Faye Gaskin, Vicky Whitfield, Jodie Cunningham, Sarah Lovejoy, Pip Birchall, Emily Rudge, Chantelle CrowlSubs: Darcy Stott, Lizzie Gladman, Tara Jones, Claire MullaneyTries: Cunningham, L.Burke, Gaskin, Crowl (2)Goals: Gaskin (4 from 5)Penalties: Gaskin (1 from 1)
It was a bad choice that could have landed 17-year-old Rivers Prather behind bars.“I definitely didn’t want to go to jail for 15 years on felony charges,” Prather said.While on vacation from New Mexico, a woman stopped by Jimmy’s bar at Wrightsville Beach. But as she headed home, she realized she did not have everything she came with.Related Article: ‘Baby, It’s Hot Inside’ campaign to stop tragedies in hot cars“She had lost her wallet with her ring in it,” Jimmy’s owner, Jimmy Gilleece said. “And she had to fly out the next day and her wedding ring was in there. So she was just frantic, didn’t really care about the money in it or anything else.”So Gilleece began searching for the wallet and when he did not find it in the bar he turned to surveillance video. On the video, he saw Prather on the bench where the woman was last seen.“I saw the wallet. I took the money out. And I mean, the first thing I did was go and buy a sandwich with it,” Prather said.When Gilleece went to Facebook to find the boy in the video, Prather came forward.“You know I still kinda didn’t believe his story. His story was that he took the cash out because he hadn’t eaten in two days and he saw the ring in the wallet and he threw it off the public docks into the water,” Gilleece said.“When I found out there was a wedding ring in there I wanted to get it back to the person, ’cause a wedding ring is a special thing that really no one should have to worry about losing,” Prather said.So Gilleece asked Wrightsville Beach Diving for help.“He was homeless sleeping out by the park,” Gilleece said. “And I felt bad for him I didn’t want him to get arrested. Like a said he was just a boy. So I said ‘are you 100% sure that ring was in there?’ He said ‘yeah.’ So I said ‘well I’m going to hire some divers.’”Prather threw a rock where he threw the wallet to help divers, and after a while of searching they found the wallet.“Sure enough they came back up five minutes later with the wallet,” Gilleece said. “And I just looked at Rivers and said, ‘That ring better be in that wallet.’ And it was. Everything he said was 100% true.”Thanks to Gilleece, once the woman caught wind of the news, she dropped the charges against Prather.“He could have just, you know, said ‘well I have you on camera I’m giving the footage to police.’ But he chose to help me, and I don’t know what I would have done without his help,” Prather said.“He gave himself a second chance too,” Gilleece said. “Just, you know, stepping up. Admitting he did wrong, and basically fixing the problem.”Prather got redemption for his actions and it is all thanks to Gilleece.“I think it happened for a reason,” Prather said. “My life would definitely be a lot different. You know, I’d probably still be sleeping outside right now if it weren’t for Jimmy.”Gilleece has since taken Prather into his home and given him a job. Prather will stay with Gilleece until they can find a permanent solution for him.Prather said he will never steal anything again.As for the woman in New Mexico, Gilleece said her friend has already mailed her the $10,000 wedding ring. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Ring of redemption, that is what this story is all about.“I’m not a bad person. I just made a bad choice,” Rivers Prather said.- Advertisement –
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Two missing fishermen were found dead early Friday morning in a Pender County creek.According to Captain James Rowell, the Pender County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two missing fishermen near Riley’s Creek on NC Highway 210 around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.- Advertisement – Units from Pender EMS and fire were dispatched along with law enforcement to began searching the area of the creek for the two men.Just after midnight, the body of Marcelle Bowen, 42, of Currie, was recovered. Around 1:30 a.m. the body of Christopher Murphy, 29, of Currie, was recovered.PCSO says Bowen and Murphy were cousins.Related Article: Unsealed warrants reveal shocking new details in Paitin Fields’ deathThis is an on-going investigation.Deputies say no foul play is suspected.
Advertisement Police had summoned the blogger for questioning over alleged abuse of the Kenya Information and Communication Act.Provincial CID office stated that it received a complaint from government spokesman Alfred Mutua and Communication Commission of Kenya that Robert Alai has been abusing sections of the Act.Nairobi PCIO Nicholas Kamwende said they want Alai to clarify some issues he has been highlighting on Twitter and other channels. – Advertisement – “We summoned him on Thursday and we hope to see him probably and latest Tuesday . He has violated sections 26, 29 and 30 of the Act and we feel he should come and tell us more,” said Kamwende.He wrote on twitter, “Alfred Mutua ordered for the execution of G.P. Oulu and Oscar King’ara calling them Mungiki. He wants to do the same to me. #Justice4Karen Some of the tweets highlighted were, “0721240443 is Alfred Mutua’s number he is using to threaten me. FOOLISH PIG is drunk with power. #Justice4Karen The foolish government spokesman called Alfred Mutua now threatens me and tells me that he will deal with me. #Justice4Karen #Women LeadershipEarlier this year, Alai famously caused CNN to apologise after they mis-reported a story on Kenya.
Advertisement After moving from an accounted sales of 90 million mobile phones in 2005 to an estimated 450 million in 2012, Africa has now become the world’s second largest mobile phone market after China.According to BusinessDay, VP and COO, Samsung electronics Africa, George Ferreira, made this known at the Africa Regional launch for the manufacturer’s new GALAXY Note II, held in Cape Town, South Africa.Major brands like Nokia and LG keep shipping millions of cellphones to Africa – a market with high utility, constantly consuming new products. As a recognition of the indisputable importance of the market, manufacturers even add functional features like in-built radio and torchlight to its products moving to the electricity-starved continent. – Advertisement – In October, Samsung said from January 2013 it would begin integrating African content, including languages on its phones, in an effort to appeal more to the market responsible for about 40 percent of its phone sales.At the launch, Ferreira added that Nigeria, Africa’s second largest economy, with a reach of 41 percent, has the highest cellphone penetration on the continent. South Africa, the continent’s greatest attractor of foreign investment, followed with a 31 percent penetration, with east Africa’s tech hub, Kenya, trailing on a 7 percent reach.The arch rival of Apple has laid down plans to leverage on the development and further deepen smartphone penetration on the continent, expanding its share of the increasing market across Africa.Samsung Electronics West Africa’s mobile business leader for Nigeria, Emmanuel Revmatas, noted that the advent of new privately-owned submarine cables (some of which are optic-fibres), and their landing on the coast of East and West African nations, have significantly reduced the cost of internet service and escalated the acceptance of smartphones.“Mobile broadband penetration has increased tremendously over the last few years and all across Africa, we are witnessing continued investment in infrastructure by most of the network operators, making it possible for telecom subscribers to take full advantage of world of endless opportunities that smart devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note II offers,” said Revmatas.source: Ventures Africa
Advertisement The South African Supreme Court of Appeal has ordered the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to pay back USD $22.28-million (250-million Rands) to tech entrepreneur and multi-millionaire Mark Shuttleworth following several months of legal battle between the two parties.The USD $22.28-million (250-million Rands), to be paid back with interest, was the amount the SARB had levied Shuttleworth when he sought to repatriate his wealth to the Isle of Man in 2009.Mark Shuttleworth is a South-African-born tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist who is renowned for being the first-ever African in space and the second self-funded “space tourist”, made his fortune when he sold his internet security company, Thawte Consulting to VeriSign for about USD $575 million. – Advertisement – Shuttleworth sold the company in 1999 and in 2001 emigrated to the Isle of Man, a British Crown dependency and a tax-efficient jurisdiction.South Africa’s exchange control regulations (promulgated in terms of the Currency and Exchanges Act 9 of 1933) had the effect of blocking the expatriation of Shuttleworth’s assets from the country upon his emigration on 23 February 2001.The aggregate value of Shuttleworth’s blocked loan accounts was USD $382-million (4.28 billion Rands).Shuttleworth says he emigrated in order to free up funds to invest outside South Africa. He claimed that he emigrated due to the system of exchange control in South Africa, which he asserted was severely restrictive and rendered investments outside our borders prohibitive,” read the Supreme Court statement on the ruling.He decided to transfer his remaining assets out of South Africa and applied to the South African Reserve Bank for permission to do so. At the time of his emigration, Shuttleworth who has dual citizenship with South Africa and the United Kingdom, transferred the assets out of the country in 2008 and 2009, each time subject to the payment of a ten per cent “exit charge”.He subsequently “approached the North Gauteng High Court for relief, principally against the imposition of the exit levy, which he contended was unconstitutional” and which he characterized “as a rigid application of policy.”Shuttleworth’s wealth is said to be now split between the United Kingdom and The Isle of Man, where he now resides. He announced the landmark legal victory and that the returned funds would be placed into a trust to “underwrite constitutional court cases on behalf of those who’s circumstances deny them the ability to be heard where the counterparty is the State,“ Shuttleworth said.Source: Forbes
Facebook users are 39 percent more likely to feel less happy than non-users. Image Credit: Telegraph Advertisement Always envious? Got a non-existent social life and struggle to concentrate? All this might be down to Facebook if you believe a study showing those who go a week without using the social network feel happier than others.Carried out by the Happiness Research Institute, the study involved a sample of 1,095 people in Denmark who were divided into two groups, half of whom continued using Facebook while the others stopped.“We focused on Facebook because it is the social media that most people use across age groups,” Meik Wiking, HRI’s chief executive told AFP Tuesday in Copenhagen, the Danish capital. – Advertisement – After a week, those people who hadn’t been on Facebook said they were more satisfied with their lives, with 88 percent of them describing themselves as “happy” compared with 81 percent from the second group.Some 84 percent said they appreciated their lives compared with 75 percent in the other group, and only 12 percent described themselves as dissatisfied, compared with 20 percent among those who continued using Facebook.[related-posts]At the end of the experiment, the abstainers reported having a richer social life and fewer difficulties in concentrating, while the others reported no such change.“Instead of focusing on what we actually need, we have an unfortunate tendency to focus on what other people have,” the authors of the study wrote.In other words, Facebook users are 39 percent more likely to feel less happy than non-users.[Tree Angle]
Sage Foundation is keen to support organisations that are currently small but have ambitions to expand, grow and deliver sustainable change. Image Credit: venturesafrica Advertisement Sage Foundation has today launched a new $1 million fund; Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund which is open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls.Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund was originally announced at the Sage Summit in Chicago in July 2016, part of a series of new initiatives to mobilize Sage colleagues, partners and customers around a common vision for change.Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund has been designed to support those non-profits organisations generate further income, create new initiatives or enhance existing and proven activity. – Advertisement – The $1 million fund will be split between two rounds of $500,000. Applications for the first round are open until April 5th; grants between $5,000 and $35,000 will then be awarded to successful applicants, while the second round will be ready for release in July 2017.All applications that fulfill the eligibility criteria will be considered. However, Sage Foundation is especially keen to support organisations that are currently small but have ambitions to expand, grow and deliver sustainable change.“There are some wonderful charities across Africa who has innovative yet practical ideas about how they can solve some of the socio-economic challenges their communities face each day. We want to help them turn these exceptional ideas into reality,” says Joanne van der Walt, Sage Foundation Manager, Africa at Sage. Since January 2016, Sage Foundation has been taking action to build sustainable social, economic and entrepreneurial opportunities in Sage’s local communities around the world.Apply for the fund.
Blog, some more thieving lefties have been found out!!! This time, the ‘Green Mafia’ have struck in Cambodia, their do-gooding con coming at a cost of £32million.The ‘Sustainable Growth Group’ (good name to pull the punters in) have been hood-winking ‘investors’, who have been treated as mugs, and all twelve hundred have parted with sums of money between £30k and £400k, hoping to make profits from ecological businesses. Born yesterday, they believed that a plant called the ‘Jatropha’ (pictured), in relation to the ‘Manobo’ tribe, was the answer to the world’s energy crisis, and ploughed their savings in, to only find out a short time later, that it was unrealistic and the plan was scrapped.Nevermind all of these fantasists pointing their fingers at every businessman on the planet, saying that we all need to be regulated. Their hair-brained schemes should be fully vetted before members of the public, who mean well, are allowed to flush their savings down the bog, backing the latest leftie brain-waves.Readers, answers on post cards, please. What green ‘investments’ can Star Racing Ltd start offering? For a front-man, I can dress Gaul Wood up in his best brown cardigan and green jeans, Pam Statements and Lukey, fresh from a grunge concert, on hand to assist, and we can really make one of these schemes credible and start pulling in backers. Anything’s got to be easier than trying to be a credit bookmaker!In other news:Charlie Tarr (pictured), our Star Spreads ‘supremo’, has today completed the London to Brighton bike-ride, in a new personal WR of four hours, forty five minutes. What an incredible effort. Well done, Char!Went for a curry at ‘Mumtaz’, in Marylebone, with ‘The Dark Knight’ and Tom Power, on Friday night. Dear, oh dear, Blog. This really was a let-down. It looks great from the outside but the food was poor from the word go. No proper chopped-salad with the poppadoms and tasteless mint sauce, was then followed by dry and overly spicy chicken tikka massala and korma for mains. The only half-decent thing served up was a cheese naan bread, which I thought was a great idea. Avoid!Coming soon 2 a Royal Ascot blog near U: Scone reviews, the Elderly and Infirm’s antics in the Star box on Wednesday, Lukey and Bill getting over-excited about their potential ante-post coups, and me getting wound up by the £2 each-way punters in the ring.In a while crocodiles, Ben x
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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rustratingly got everything right about the West Ham v Aston Villa game last night but just picked the wrong club from the golf bag in terms of having a bet. The 2-0 outcome was fine – but I needed West Ham to be ahead at half-time which surely they should have been given Jordan Ayew’s sending off after just 17 minutes for a stupid challenge.Two more Premier League games tonight: Everton taking on Newcastle at Goodison and Watford playing host to Chelsea at Vicarage Road which is the live game on BT SPORT (7.45pm). The reverse fixture finished 2-2 at Stamford Bridge in December in a match where both teams had the lead and it was also Guus Hiddink’s first game of his latest tenure.Chelsea are undoubtedly playing better football under Hiddink but the reaction and celebrations to their 5-1 FA Cup win over the MK Dons seems to have been over-cooked somewhat.The fact they are a shade of odds-on with Star Sports for this fixture is a little insulting to Watford who are four points clear of them in the Premier League table with both sides having played 23 games. League tables don’t tend to lie after 23 games and it looks as if, again, Chelsea are being priced on former glories rather than current form.Odion Ighalo remains a potent force for the Hornets and has now scored seven goals in his last seven Premier League appearances at Vicarage Road.Watford’s head coach Quique Sanchez Flores said: “Chelsea are playing well, but we are also in the same condition, recuperating good feelings to keep a good position in the league, so I think for sure it will be a very tough match.”Watford v ChelseaPremier League19:45 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD / BT Sport Ultra HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Dec 2015 PREMIER Chelsea 2-2 WatfordJan 2015 FA CUP Chelsea 3-0 WatfordJan 2010 FA CUP Chelsea 5-0 WatfordFeb 2009 FA CUP Watford 1-3 ChelseaMar 2007 PREMIERSHIP Watford 0-1 ChelseaNov 2006 PREMIERSHIP Chelsea 4-0 WatfordJan 2004 FA CUP Chelsea 4-0 WatfordJan 2004 FA CUP Watford 2-2 ChelseaFeb 2000 PREMIERSHIP Chelsea 2-1 WatfordSep 1999 PREMIERSHIP Watford 1-0 ChelseaIt has to be the DRAW for me tonight at around 13/5 with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK DRAW for 7 points at around 13/5 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 3.49 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321
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BET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he goals weren’t exactly flowing in the EFL Cup games last night and I think it could be a similar story tonight in the two remaining quarter finals.The TV cameras are at Bristol City who have a big date with Man U and it might not be as one-sided as the market suggests.Bristol City have already done plenty of giant-killing to get this far and are flying in the Championship.They’ve also lost just one of their last 10 games contributing to their third place in the table.Their manager Lee Johnson said: “It is a fantastic game. When Man Utd come to town, I think it always brings that feeling of it being a big tie, and this club hasn’t had it for a long time, probably back to people like Brian Tinnion and that iconic goal against Liverpool.“The players have got to feel somebody could be that hero in this game.“We respect the fact they are going to have a world-class XI, whichever one they choose to put out. However, we are in good form, and I think the players’ confidence is as good as it could be.”The head to head stats below are a little faded – they haven’t met since 1980.Man U are of course having a great season but are not scoring in the same quantity as they were earlier in the season and may need some time to settle into this.Bristol City v Man UtdCarabao Cup Quarter-Final20:00 Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main EventHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Feb 1980 DIV 1 (OLD) Man Utd 4-0 Bristol COct 1979 DIV 1 (OLD) Bristol C 1-1 Man UtdMar 1979 DIV 1 (OLD) Bristol C 1-2 Man UtdOct 1978 DIV 1 (OLD) Man Utd 1-3 Bristol CApr 1978 DIV 1 (OLD) Bristol C 0-1 Man UtdFeb 1978 DIV 1 (OLD) Man Utd 1-1 Bristol CMay 1977 DIV 1 (OLD) Bristol C 1-1 Man UtdJan 1977 DIV 1 (OLD) Man Utd 2-1 Bristol CFeb 1975 DIV 2 (OLD) Man Utd 0-1 Bristol CNov 1974 DIV 2 (OLD) Bristol C 1-0 Man UtdA small bet on DRAW/MAN U at around 7/2 with Star Sports will give me an interest.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK DRAW/MAN U HT/FT 4 points at 7/2 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 119.62 points
Simon Nott is author of:Skint Mob! Tales from the Betting RingCLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS LUKE HARVEY (part 3 of 4)Luke talks about joining the press ranks, working on the Racing Channel and Radio 5 Live, and being luckier with the ladies when riding than broadcasting. Plus his current work on ATR and ITV Racing. Interview: LUKE HARVEY The eldest of a family of seven, Luke Harvey and his siblings qualified for free school lunches at the local comprehensive school where he left at 16. After serving his time as a stable lad and riding point to points Luke became a successful jockey winning several big races. When he hung up his boots he joined the ranks of the press, he was rewarded after 20 years graft by being voted ‘HWPA Broadcaster of the Year’ by his peers. He’s now working on terrestrial TV for ITV Racing as well as At The Races and still rides out every day, truly in love with ‘The Game’ – Meeting Luke Harvey.LUKE HARVEY (part 1 of 4)Luke Harvey talks about how thrilled (and surprised) he was to win the HWPA ‘Broadcaster of the Year’ award. His early life living in Bampton being the eldest of seven children and his love of horses plus how he started out leaving Tiverton Comprehensive at 16 to follow his dream of becoming a jockey. LUKE HARVEY (part 2 of 4)In part two, Luke talks about his successes during his riding career starting with Taberna Lord and Cool Ground, being asked not to win, antics as a jockey plus the dangers that they face during races. He discusses having a collar bone removed but always managing looking forward not backwards and the moment he decided that enough was enough and decided to quit riding. LUKE HARVEY (part 4 of 4)In the final part, Luke talks about ‘that’ video with Barney Curley, John McCririck and himself and how it unfolded and ended. He also talks about how bookmaking has become a bit of a dirty word and fondly remembers professional punter, Dodger McCartney and bookie Jack Lynn. His ambition is to be a trainer but explains why he thinks it may never happen. He finishes up talking about racing today and his love of the game and life.