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NZ gets ‘D’ ranking for treatment of children

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first_imgOneNews 12 February 2014Children continue to be violently and sexually assaulted at alarming rates with a 68% increase in reported cases in the last five years.The Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report is out today and it makes for grim reading.Child poverty and abuse are two of the key problem areas identified in the report which is designed to provide a broad snapshot of New Zealand’s social progress over the past five years.The report found a huge increase in the number of recorded offences of violence and sexual assault against children between 2008 and 2013.Over the last five years, recorded assaults on children doubled from 1,328 to 2,667 offences, while recorded sexual offences against children rose 43%.http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/nz-gets-d-ranking-treatment-children-5829685last_img read more

Opinion: Seymour shuns submitters on end-of-life bill

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first_imgNZ Herald 7 May 2018Family First Comment: Excellent op-ed from Simon O’Connor“Seymour must be convinced that no one will ever be coerced into dying for the convenience or financial gain of another. He obviously believes no one in his family would ever encourage someone to end their life early so that the will could be read that much sooner. Indeed, it is tempting to think that of all families in New Zealand. However, we know that elder abuse is rampant, and that seniors, the sick, and the disabled are already marginalised in our society. Many feel unvalued and unwelcome, either through the deliberate actions of others or because of a prevalent unconscious bias. In the face of these and other concerns, it is unfortunate that Seymour has dismissed anyone not wholeheartedly supporting him as “fearmongering”. This is an injustice to the issue, to those who disagree with him, and to his own bill.”www.rejectassistedsuicide.nzA few weeks ago David Seymour dismissed tens of thousands of New Zealanders who wrote to Parliament with their concerns about his End of Life Choice bill.Submissions on his bill, which allows for euthanasia or assisted dying, have barely closed and he has already stated he doesn’t care what people have to say.Armed with a handful of polls that assure him of just how right he thinks he is on this issue, he has decided Parliament no longer needs to think for itself.The problem with relying on public polling to decide serious, complex social issues is that it inherently reduces the issue to a simple yes or no question. This is a dangerous way to address difficult subjects, especially when lives are at stake.Polling questions are not only simple, they are entirely dependent on the imagination of those polled. It is very easy to support just about any proposition if you are asked only about the idealised version in your own mind.While polls may indicate broad public support for the concept of “assisted dying”, the public has never been asked about the specifics. Supporting an abstract principle is very different from writing a law that will shape the real world.Assisted suicide, and this bill in particular, is a serious risk to many people in our society.Though Seymour is at great pains to remind everyone this bill advocates only voluntary euthanasia, we also know that many people are vulnerable to abuse, bullying and exploitation.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=12046348last_img read more

FA Cup: Ajayi sees red as West Brom beat West Ham to fifth round spot

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first_imgRead Also: FA Cup: Iheanacho’s goal helps Leicester pip BrentfordThe changes had little impact as the Baggies continued to miss chance after chance. Before Semi Ajayi gifted the Hammers a route back into the game, when he was sent off with around 20 minutes to go for picking up two cautions.West Ham threw men forward and Noble should have equalised in stoppage time but fired over from 10 yards as Albion moved into round five. West Brom went into the lead in the 9th minute and despite going down to ten men with Ajayi’s sending off  they held off their Premier League opponents.Slaven Bilic made eight changes from the side that was beaten by Stoke City in the Championship on Monday, sticking true to his promise of rotation. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Best Cars Of All TimeHe Didn’t Agree With His Character Becoming Gay And Quit A RoleWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny Super Eagles and West Brom defender Semi Ajay saw red against West Ham as ferocious Conor Townsend strike saw the Baggies to pip the Hammers  1-0 at the London Stadium, to move into the 5th round of the FA Cup. Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 It was a noticeably stronger travelling squad than the one sent to Charlton in round three, with a bench including the likes of Jake Livermore and Kyle Bartley. West Ham meanwhile made four changes, with David Moyes surprisingly opting for a strong team despite their Premier League struggles.Albion dominated right from the off and richly deserved their lead when Townsend smashed a strike across Darren Randolph before the 10 minute mark.  It could and should have been two before the break, Charlie Austin missing a glaring, headed chance as the first period wound down.After being roundly booed off at half time, Moyes rang the changes, with first teamers Mark Noble, Michail Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna coming.last_img read more

Palace: Illegal Chinese workers face deportation

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first_imgPresidential spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said Chinese nationals without proper travel papers but who were able toenter the country by paying immigration officers will be “deportedimmediately.” The scheme was called “pastillas”because the money was allegedly concealed in rolled bond paper that is akin tothe wrapper for the milk candy./PN PHOTO BY NIKKEI “Yunglahat sa NAIA (Ninoy Aquino InternationalAirport), file-lan mo ng kaso tapospinaalis ko na with the end view of dismissal. ‘Yung sa Customs, 83 of them for dismissal. So do not tempt thegods, we are not gods. What I’m saying is just a figure of speech. Do not temptthe gods, just do your work, I will protect you. Stay aligned,” he added. Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Mondayrevealed that some erring BI personnel are receiving P10,000 as “grease money”from Chinese nationals who want to get special treatment upon their arrival inthe Philippines. “Bastamay iligal na ginawa, ang Ppresidente natin palaging [sinasabi] ipatupad angbatas,” Panelo said in a media briefing. “(On Wednesday), I terminated all sa kay Morente. Apparently, si Morente mahal ko ‘yan kasi chief of police ‘yan dito, mabait ‘yan. Kung hindi niya kaya, sabihan ko, limitado manrin kasi siya sa ano,” Duterte said. President Rodrigo Duterte had alsoordered the relief of BI officials and employees linked to the modus. TheNational Bureau of Investigation and the BI are looking into an alleged scheme. However, President Duterte said onThursday evening that he still trust BI Commissioner Jaime Morente despite theemergence of “pastillas” scheme under the latter’s watch. Panelo and Guevarra’s statements cameafter the Senate and the Immigration bureau launched separate investigations onthe so-called “pastillas” scheme, in which Chinese casino high-rollers andoffshore gaming operation workers allegedly skip the usual immigration processfor a fee. “But if they are legitimate, but weremerely extended ‘escort service’ by some BI personnel for a fee, then it’s thelatter who will be dealt with accordingly,” Guevarra said. MANILA – Chinese workers who illegallyentered the Philippines will be deported, Malacañang said following theuncovering of the “pastillas” scheme at the Bureau of Immigration (BI). Department of Justice secretaryMenardo Guevarra echoed Panelo’s remarks.last_img read more

Shocker! Liverpool hit by positive Covid-19 test

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first_img Loading… The team hotel has reportedly been shut off from the public during their stay with tests conducted on Saturday and during the week. Club protocol means any person testing positive will be sent into isolation and re-tested to confirm the diagnosis. In 11 days’ time, Liverpool are due to face Arsenal for the Community Shield. read also:Jurgen Klopp set to quit football after Liverpool contract The Wembley clash, to be played behind closed doors, is not yet in doubt but is vulnerable to a coronavirus outbreak in either squad. For example, Ligue 1’s return this Friday has been postponed after four Covid-19 cases in the Marseille squad. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool have been hit by a positive coronavirus test just days into their pre-season training camp. Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently in Austria as their Premier League title defence preparations begin. On Tuesday, a positive test was reported within the camp although it is not known if the case is a player or member of staff. Daily Mirror state that training is set to continue as normal despite the Covid-19 diagnosis, with a club spokesperson refusing to confirm or deny the case. The Reds were initially due to head to the French city of Evian for their August training camp yet had to shelve those plans when the UK Government added the country to their coronavirus quarantine list. As things stand, the squad are still expected to remain at their base on the outskirts of Salzburg for the rest of the week before a selection of warm-up friendlies.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Fascinating Facts About Coffeelast_img read more

O’Neil makes it three straight Winter Nationals wins

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first_imgModifieds – 1. Jake O’Neil; 2. R.C. Whitwell; 3. Tim Ward; 4. Tom Berry Jr.; 5. Joey Price; 6. Lance Mari; 7. Zane DeVilbiss; 8. Kollin Hibdon; 9. Austin Kuehl; 10. Jeff Taylor; 11. Bobby Horton; 12. Bill Miller; 13. Jerry Flippo; 14. Darrell Hughes II; 15. Russell Allen; 16. Casey Arneson; 17. Beau Speicher; 18. Michael Thing; 19. Tyson Evans; 20. Mike Magee; 21. Spencer Wilson; 22. Austin Kiefer; 23. Braxton Yeager; 24. Travis Mosley; 25. Chaz Baca; 26. Marlyn Seidler. Stock Cars – 1. Chanse Hollatz; 2. Troy Jerovetz; 3. Wayne Dotson; 4. Aaron Spangler; 5. Andy Altenburg; 6. Jody York; 7. Brendon LaBatte; 8. Steffan Carey; 9. Leslie Gill; 10. Loren DeArmond; 11. Tony Hill; 12. Gene Henrie; 13. Cody Center; 14. Nuggett Shupe; 15. Tyler Vache; 16. Brock Hamilton; 17. Raymond Doyle; 18. Jake Smith; 19. J.C. Parmeley. SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 17) – Jake O’Neil cruised to his third Winter Nationals victory Friday night at Cocopah Speedway. Tim Gonksa wasted no time powering his way into the lead from the sixth starting spot in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Gonska led 18 of the 20 laps to capture his third win at Somerton.  His third straight Winter Nationals IMCA Modified feature win came in convincing fashion Friday evening for Jake O’Neil. (Photo by Bobby McMorris) By Mike Spieker Hobby Stocks – 1. Tim Gonska; 2. Brad King; 3. Joshua Cordova; 4. Jason Duggins; 5. Jason Beshears; 6. Scott Tenney; 7. Jim Robinson; 8. Jason Penny; 9. Oscar Duarte; 10. Francisco Cordova; 11. David Callis; 12. Jeffrey Callis; 13. Andy Pearce.  The margin of victory for O’Neil was 2.2 seconds over Whitwell at the checkers.  Chanse Hollatz led every lap of the Friday Winter Nationals feature for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. (Photo by Bobby McMorris) Feature Results  Eighth place starter R.C. Whitwell moved into second at the halfway point, but was never able to threaten the leader. O’Neil was loyal to the low side of the speedway throughout the race while Whitwell used the high side in the entry of the corner before diving low on exit.  Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson; 2. Chase Alves; 3. Ty Rogers; 4. Chris Toth; 5. Shelby Frye; 6. Miles Morris; 7. Ron Schreiner; 8. Taylor Kuehl; 9. Mike Wells; 10. Camron Spangler; 11. Bill Lundock; 12. Kyle Salo; 13. Manny Baldiviez; 14. Brian Carey; 15. Slade Pitt; 16. Brock Rogers; 17. Jimmy Davy; 18. Javier Navarro; 19. Wayne Dotson; 20. David Pitt. Behind Whitwell, Tim Ward finished third from 16th, while 17th place starter Tom Berry Jr. and Price rounded out the top five.  O’Neil started third on the grid and took the lead away from front row starter Joey Price on lap three. Once out front, the Tucson pilot never looked back as he led the remainder of the 25-lap, $1,000 to win main event.  Similarly, Cody Thompson led the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature from green to checkers to pick up his second win of Winter Nationals. Chanse Hollatz started on the pole and led all 20 laps of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature en route to his first Winter Nationals victory.  “I saw on the scoreboard that the 96 (Whitwell) was behind me. He is super fast and a pretty good wheelman and I knew if I made one mistake, he would be right there to capitalize,” said O’Neil. “I just tried to minimize my mistakes as much as I could. It was pretty tough, I was a little too tight and I would hit the holes sometimes and go for a big push. Every time I did that, I thought I was giving it away.”last_img read more

Van Wolfswinkel eyeing World Cup spot

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first_imgNorwich’s record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel hopes an impressive debut season in the Barclays Premier League can end with a place in Holland’s World Cup squad. He added: “The Dutch squad is something extra, now I need to develop myself here. To score goals will be important for the team, then the national team will come later. “The Portuguese League is not on the TV in Holland, the Premier League is every day, so more people see you, and if you are in the news performing well, then the (Holland) coaches will see you also.” Norwich struggled to find the net over the second half of last season – before eventually scoring four against West Brom in their penultimate match and then three in the win at Manchester City on the final day. Those victories saw them pull clear of the relegation zone and finish a creditable 11th. Van Wolfswinkel feels his added firepower can make sure Chris Hughton’s men, who went through an unbeaten 10-match run from the end of October, can start to look up the table. “I am confident of scoring goals. That is part and parcel of my job, but the most important thing for me is I am a team player,” he said. “If I play well then I expect to score goals and I want to do both. These are my qualities that I want to show. I know they say the Portuguese league is more technical and the English is more physical, so I might have to make a few changes. “It is normal, I had the same when I first left Holland for Portugal. This will be different, but I am not the type of player who needs much time to develop.” The 24-year-old officially completed an £8.5million switch from Sporting Lisbon on Monday and will join up with his new team-mates later this week ahead of a pre-season tour to the west coast of the United States. Van Wolfswinkel earned his second cap for the senior Dutch side in their friendly against Indonesia in June, and feels the switch to England can only help boost his international profile. “It would be great to be there (at the World Cup), for me and also for the club, for Norwich to have their players in the national teams,” Van Wolfswinkel said at his unveiling at Carrow Road. “For me, it is of course a decision to go to Norwich for the future, to be there for the World Cup, but my main focus is Norwich.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

MBB : PERFECTLY FRUSTRATED: Syracuse remains undefeated with win over Iona despite sloppy play

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first_img Published on December 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments The game was an appropriate continuation of Syracuse’s non-conference slate. The scene of SU head coach Jim Boeheim exploding on Kris Joseph for giving up an easy Iona layup only extended a common theme. Tangible frustration still lingers for a team that has coasted to near the top of the national rankings.Saturday was the latest example. Boeheim felt his team played well offensively against an Iona team he lauded. But defense is another story. The Gaels notched 46 second-half points against SU, enough to occasionally make the head coach squirm.His team played well. But SU is still not doing enough. Evidenced by Iona forward Mike Glover’s 25 points. The team may now be a perfect 11-0 with the 83-77 win. But its play is far from perfect.‘We didn’t play as well on defense,’ Boeheim said. ‘We played really well on offense. And defensively they only shot it 29 percent from 3. That is reasonable. We didn’t do anything on Glover.’Added Boeheim: ‘Glover got loose behind us more than anyone has in a long time.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGlover’s highlight-reel alley-oop dunks were evidence that holes still exist in Syracuse’s play. And Boeheim’s sideline antics Saturday were evidence that those holes continue to fester at inopportune times — whether those mishaps are defensive lapses or poor shot selection from Kris Joseph.During that tirade pointed at Joseph in the first half, Boeheim fumed in front of 17,871 in the Carrier Dome.Joseph led SU in the first half with 11 points, finishing with a team-high 21. But against another inferior opponent, he was lazy. On the play Joseph didn’t stop an Iona attack, yielding an easy layup. The Gaels pulled to within seven with 6:16 left in the half.Boeheim screamed for a timeout. He locked his eyes on his star player. And 11 games worth of the head coach’s frustration exploded on Joseph.As Boeheim lashed out at Joseph, his eyes widened and his face flushed with anger. But Joseph brushed it off, as well as the tempo of the game.‘We have been in this position before,’ Joseph said, ‘so it is nothing new to us.’Same story, different day was the feeling in the Carrier Dome. In both good and bad ways for Joseph and SU. Syracuse scored 80 points for the fourth time in eleven games. SU racked up 26 fast-break points. And once again, the Orange outpaced and outran the lights-out performance of its opponents’ best player this time Glover.‘I’ve known Glover since he was in high school. He has always been a good player,’ SU guard Scoop Jardine said. ‘He has polished his game. He is one of the top players in the country.’But perhaps most importantly, once again SU made Boeheim cringe and talk to himself for long stretches.In another statistically shining game for SU, the team shot 59.3 percent from the field. SU set a frantic pace for the game as Dion Waiters, James Southerland and Joseph all put in highlight-reel dunks and alley-oops.But the Gaels a team without a bench stuck with Boeheim’s horses. The Gaels starting five played 181 of the 200 possible total minutes they could have played Saturday. Five players ran with SU’s eight-man rotation all game. A rotation that took a hit when Fab Melo and C.J. Fair didn’t play in the second half due to injuries. Melo is fighting a lingering sore Achilles, while Fair injured his ankle.Iona was down only seven with fewer than two minutes left, scoring more against SU than any of its prior 10 opponents.But what drove Boeheim bonkers – enough to stare down at the Carrier Dome sideline and scream to himself at the top of his lungs — was the sporadic sloppiness of a team viewed as one of the nation’s best.The second scene of Boeheim screaming came at the 8:50 mark of the second half. After Joseph airballed a 3-pointer – one of his only three misses on the night – Boeheim looked to the ground and vented. All the head coach could do was scream, ‘Why?’The Orange was still up 62-52 and would hang on, but it was far from perfect.The frustration resides. And the end-of-game situation where SU’s 13-point lead dwindled to a final margin of six reflected that. Boeheim kidded after the game about the reoccurring frantic end-of-game scenarios. They are occurring a little too much.‘We have had a lot of practice at it so far,’ Boeheim said. ‘That is what I think.’aolivero@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Russia challenges WADA doping ban

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first_img FOLLOW US LIVE TV Last Updated: 27th December, 2019 16:23 IST Russia Challenges WADA Doping Ban Russia on Friday formally contested its ban from major sporting events over doping violations, the head of its RUSADA anti-doping agency said Written By First Published: 27th December, 2019 16:23 IST WATCH US LIVEcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Russia on Friday formally contested its ban from major sporting events over doping violations, the head of its RUSADA anti-doping agency said. “In accordance with an established procedure, today we have sent a package of documents to WADA,” RUSADA director general Yury Ganus told reporters in Moscow. “The package contains a notice about a disagreement with WADA sanctions.” READ | Tom Brady Labels Patriots’ Controversial Spygate 2 Scandal A ‘distraction’Russia challenges WADA doping banGanus also said he had sent a letter to WADA informing the anti-doping of his personal stance. “I regret to inform you that all my attempts including attempts to introduce changes to the RUSADA notice have failed,” said the letter. Ganus, who has long argued for a major crackdown by Russia against doping cheats, told AFP on Thursday that “it is practically impossible” to contest the WADA ban.READ | Coe Promises More Innovations In Coming Years, Hopes To Attract Youngsters To AthleticsWADA this month banned Russia for four years from major global events, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, over manipulated doping data. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called the sanctions politically motivated, indicating a lengthy legal battle loomed. He argued that the majority of Russian athletes were clean and should not be deprived of the right to compete under the Russian flag due to the actions of some individuals.READ | Miller Named Event Ambassador Of Tata Mumbai MarathonGanus, whose rigorous stance puts him at odds with his own government and supervisory board, argues that Moscow needs to accept the sanctions and own up to its faults in order to be able to reform. Speaking to AFP, Ganus said he had however to relay the decision of the supervisory board. “This is not our decision,” he stressed.READ | Deepak The Brightest In Indian Wrestling; Bajrang, Vinesh Rock Steady In 2019 Press Trust Of India COMMENTlast_img read more

Ginjah’s “Survival” Sums Up Challenging Musical Journey

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first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – In March, the enigmatic singer/songwriter Ginjah is scheduled to release Survival, his fourth album. The title, he says, sums up a challenging musical journey.The Rastafarian artist wrote all songs on the rootsy set which is produced by brothers Andrew and Sheldon Pennicott for their Young Veterans label.According to Ginjah, the title song is autobiographical, “because every time I lift my head above water someone want me to drown.”Ginjah began recording just over 20 years ago and has released three independently-produced albums. He was once affiliated with Beres Hammond’s Harmony House company for which he did a number of songs.He also toured with Hammond, opening shows for the singer in Brazil, Japan and Dubai. His songs, such as War Inna di City, Sweet Killer and Never Lost my Way have earned him a strong following in Jamaica but not as big as music pundits predicted.On Survival, he may have finally found the breakthrough. He stands out on songs like the title track, the resilient Jah by my Side and Fire Blaze.“I wrote all my songs. Writing is my thing, in my humble opinion all the songs address diverse issues,” Ginjah stressed“Writing these type of songs showed that I’ve come a far way. To God be the glory.”The 41-year-old artist was born in Hanover, a parish in rural Jamaica sandwiched by the resort areas of Montego Bay and Negril. He grew up in Central Village — a rugged area on the outskirts of Kingston — with a reputation for gang violence.His Central Village experience inspired several of Ginjah’s songs including War Inna di City. He credits music for keeping him from a life of crime.The Pennicott siblings recruited several top Jamaican musicians to work on Survival, including veteran guitarist Earl “Chinna” Smith, who has recorded and toured with Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Ziggy Marley and Dennis Brown.Ginjah believes Survival may be his strongest work to date. It reflects his commitment to making music and resisting the lure of delinquency.“That’s why I won’t get carried away, faith is all I have,” he said.last_img read more