SAINTS would like to thank all the fans players

first_imgSAINTS would like to thank all the fans, players, coaching staff and club officials who came down to Langtree Park today to clear the pitch ahead of tonight’s friendly with Dewsbury Rams.Keiron Cunningham led the efforts with his coaching team as well as first team players such as Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Shannon McDonnell and Matty Fleming.But it was the numbers of fans who came down and toiled throughout the morning that ensured the game could go ahead.“It was fantastic to see so many people here at Langtree Park and once again, on behalf of all at the club, and Dewsbury, we thank them for their time,” said CEO Mike Rush. “Club officials, physios, community staff and Academy players joined the first team coaching staff and players in their efforts.“Although it was duly noted that Alex Walmsley failed to show up, we really appreciate the players’ time this morning. Seriously though, this is why St Helens is such a great community club!”Saints covered the pitch ahead of the snow arriving but with a couple of inches of snow overnight asked volunteers to come and clear it.Then, the covers were removed – the Langtree Park surface uneffected by the weather.The volunteers were offered free tickets for tonight’s game.Tonight’s game kicks off at 6.30pm.last_img read more

SAINTS have a good record over Castleford in the m

first_imgSAINTS have a good record over Castleford in the modern era with the Tigers seeking their first ever Super League away win when they come to the Totally Wicked Stadium this afternoon.Castleford’s last win here was 12-8 in the third round of the Regal Trophy on December 19 1992, with their last league win coming in 1990.Squads:Ricky Bailey, Matty Fleming and Dominique Peyroux have been named in Saints’ 19-man squad. Read more here.Super League Summary:St Helens won 38 (includes wins in 1999 and 2014 play-offs) Castleford won 5 1 drawHighs and Lows:St Helens highest score: 72-4 (A, 2006) (also widest margin) Castleford highest score: 36-22 (H, 2002) (Widest margin: 35-16, H, 1997)Head to Head:SaintsCastlefordTries2861Goals2052Metres11,96511,901Breaks4779Tackles3,1132,656Penalties7167Club Milestones:Michael Shenton needs one appearances to reach 250 for Castleford. In his second spell with the club, he first made his Tigers debut in a 42-28 home defeat to Wigan on May 1 2004. He went on to play 153 games in his first stint with Castleford, up to the end of the 2010 campaign.After two seasons with St Helens, he made his second Castleford debut in a 40-24 defeat at Warrington on February 3 2013. He has played 96 games for the club since then.last_img read more

Maltese food prices reach highest annual inflation rate in May 2019

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint Food prices in May 2019 registered the highest annual inflation rate compared to other prices recorded in other retail groups, new figures show.According to latest assessments from the National Statistics Office, Food prices recorded an almost 5% increase in annual inflation rates in the month of May (4.82%), almost twice the recorded increase seen in housing (2.44%).Food prices were also nearly three times higher than results for Beverages and Tobacco (1.28%) and Transport and Communications (1.72%).Conversely, Clothing and Footwear registered the lowest level of annual inflation at minus 1.61%. However, in terms of monthly inflation rates, this group registered a 3.16% increase in May, considerably higher than the monthly increase across all recorded sectors.Credit: NSOCost of takeaways contribute to annual inflation rateGoing further, NSO identifies that increases in the cost of food take-aways contributed 1.04% to the annual inflation rate in May 2019.Transport and Communications followed this with a 0.38% contribution and Housing with only 0.19%.The remaining groups registered only between 0.05% and 0.10% increases in contributions. Once again, Clothing and footwear was the only group to register a negative contribution to annual inflation.Credit: NSOAccording to the aggregated findings, Food (respective of it % weight) sat at 21.49% for May 2019. Excluding takeaways and restaurants, this accounted for 15.60%, an annual rate of 4.07%. Including them accounted for 5.89% of the aggregate, 6.76% as an annual rate.Transport and Communication narrowly beats Food at 22.10%, Transport 16.57% and Communication 5.53%.Annual rate of inflation steadily increasingNSO also outlines that the annual rate of inflation has been steadily increasing in the last two years. This is despite a slump between the second halves of 2017 and 2018.While inflation was registered as almost 1.75% in January 2017, this began a decline which hit almost 0.80% in March 2018. This is then recorded to steady incline which peaked shot to almost 1.65% in September 2018. While the remainder of 2018 levelled and slightly declined, inflation shot up once more to almost 1.90% in February 2019. For the period to May 2019, this has remained steady at around 1.80%.When examined as an average, the figures show a steady rise from 0.75% in January 2017 to 1.35% in December 2017. This gradually dropped to just over 1.00% in July and August 2018, before rising steeply to May 2019 where the average now sits at just over 1.50%.Credit: NSOWhatsApplast_img read more