UK Politicians call for ban on alcohol advertising

first_imgMail Online (UK) 18 July 2012 Ministers should consider banning  television and cinema adverts that  promote alcohol to stop children from seeing them, claim MPs. They also want to investigate whether drink firms should be stopped from  sponsoring major sporting events such as football matches or the Olympics. MPs from the Health Select Committee said drinks makers should only be allowed to promote their products at events that adults attend, such as wine-tasting fairs. They pointed out that a similar law already exists in France. The MPs also said they support the  Government’s plan to bring in a minimum price for alcohol to try to cut the rising toll of binge-drinking on society.

Maori women lead assault statistics

first_imgStuff 10 December 2014Maori women are more likely to become assault victims than other New Zealanders, police data shows.Recorded crime victim statistics, recently released by police, showed about one in five assault victims in the last four months was a Maori woman. Yet they make up just 7 per cent of the population.A family member, such as a partner, ex-partner, parent or sibling, was the most likely person to carry out the assault.The figures, previously only available to police and some policy makers, show the various permutations of crime and its victims.For Europeans, Asians and Indians, men were more likely to be assaulted than women, but for Pacific Islanders and Maori, women were more likely to be victims.Family violence rates for Pacific Islanders were almost double those of Europeans and Asians. Maori were not far behind.

Parents claim UK schoolgirls skipping school to avoid gender-neutral bathrooms

first_imgNewsHub 7 October 2019Family First Comment: The harm of gender ideology in schools…“Other parents’ claim their girls are refusing to urinate all day, have stopped drinking to avoid needing to use the bathrooms, and are staying home from school if they are menstruating.”A UK primary school is under fire after changing its bathrooms to be gender-neutral.Students returned to Deanesfield Primary School in West London after their summer break in September to the new bathrooms, and parents are furious.Teaching staff and parents told the Mail on Sunday female students are deeply uncomfortable sharing bathrooms with male pupils.They claim female children are avoiding the bathrooms and even skipping school to do so, reports the Daily Mail.Parents say they were not informed of the changes until their children had returned to school.Angry parents launched a petition outside the school’s gate in September, reports news site National File.One parent, who has two young girls at the school, said the bathrooms are not private enough.READ MORE:

Groin injury knocks out Onazi again for 10 days

first_img Onazi who joined the Roosters in the January transfer window on a one-and-the-half year deal, copped the injury in the 1-1 draw with Gozetepe earlier this month. The combative midfielder was subbed off for Ismail Aissati in the eight minute after feeling some discomfort in his groin. “I suffered a small groin pain and I did not want to aggravate it that was why I asked to be replaced,” he told Sports Extra.Advertisement Loading… “I’m gradually getting better but will be out for some days, say 10 (days).” The Nigeria international has already missed the game against Konyaspor and looks set to miss Saturday’s home clash with Kayserispor. He has made four appearances for Mehmet Özdilek’s team thus far and willhope to make a return against Kasimpasa in a fortnight. Read Also:Mixed feelings as former Eagles stars Mikel, Onazi clash in Turkey Denizlispor is currently placed tenth with 24 points after 21 games and are four points adrift of European places. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee Denizlispor midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, is set to spend a couple of days on the sidelines after picking up a muscle injury.last_img

Budget Cuts Looming For Greensburg Schools

first_imgGreensburg Schools could see an 0.8 percent budget cut from last year.GREENSBURG — Greensburg Community Schools could likely see a budget cut of approximately $200,000 for next school year.Superintendent Tom Hunter told the school board that corporation would advertise a budget of $26.4 million, opposed to $26.6 million last year, according to the Greensburg Daily News.Hunter expects tax rate, which help determine property tax bills, to be on par with last year.The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance will either approve or deny the corporations advertised budget.last_img

Wenger pleased patience pays off

first_img Wenger intends to keep an interested eye on events at the Etihad Stadium on Monday. “It is two competitors against us and it is always interesting to see how they behave,” he said. “We gained some points through some other opponents like Liverpool and Man United over this weekend, and I think we know that our results at the Emirates (Stadium) will be massively important until the end.” Wenger accepts many pundits see the championship as City’s to lose. “I can understand that completely because we haven’t done it for a while, and as well I must say that we face quality competitors,” he said. “We do not play against average teams and Man City have scored over 100 goals, so everybody thinks ‘can you beat these teams?’ I say yes and that is what we have to show. “It is all to do. The only thing I can say is that after 24 games we are there, and it’s now about how we finish the season.” Palace, meanwhile, remain in a dogfight for survival, just a point above 18th-placed West Ham. Eagles boss Pulis, though, remains ever positive his side can keep themselves out of the dropzone following what was in large parts a promising display. “We have played Chelsea, Tottenham and Man City away since I have been at the club and we have looked a real threat against those three teams and done really well at those grounds,” he said. “We were really disappointed to give a poor goal away just after half-time and our big moment happened 90 seconds later and we don’t take it, that is the difference in lots of respects.” Pulis hopes Palace’s deadline-day arrivals such as Tom Ince from Blackpool and Joe Ledley from Celtic, coupled with the imminent return to fitness of forward Glenn Murray, can only boost their survival hopes. “We want to keep our organisation and our resilience and want to show the spirit we have over the past couple of months, but those three hopefully will give us more of a threat,” he said. It looked all set to be another frustrating afternoon for the Gunners following a dogged display by the Eagles, who are fighting for top-flight survival. However, England midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain – fit again following five months out with a serious knee injury suffered on the first day of the season – finally ended Palace’s stubborn resistance when he chipped in a fine pass from Santi Cazorla just after the restart. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised the patience of his side after a second-half double from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain helped them return to the top of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium. Press Association Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny produced a brilliant save to deny Cameron Jerome an equaliser from a close-range diving header before Oxlade-Chamberlain struck again to make sure of victory when he combined with Olivier Giroud before running clear to beat Julian Speroni again on 73 minutes. Arsenal now move two points above Manchester City, who host third-placed Chelsea on Monday night. “We needed to read more

Florida man accused of filming coworkers in day care bathroom

first_imgSt. Petersburg police say a cafeteria worker at Lew Williams Center for Early Learning is facing a video voyeurism charge.30-year-old Julin Nichols was arrested on Monday after co-workers say they found a cellphone taped under the sink and facing the toilet in a bathroom.Police didn’t say whether any children were involved in the investigation, or how many people were recorded by the phone.Officials are still investigating the case.last_img

The Latest: Wild card J.J. Wolf pulls off upset at US Open

first_img___3 p.m.Sumit Nagal became the first Indian man to win a match at the U.S. Open in seven years.The 23-year-old resident of New Delhi beat Bradley Klahn 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Nagal came in ranked No. 124 in the world.___ 1 p.m.Californian Ernesto Escobedo has moved into the men’s singles bracket at the U.S. Open, filling the spot that opened when Benoit Paire tested positive for the coronavirus shortly before the start of the tournament.Spain’s Marcel Granollers was first in line to fill Paire’s spot, but he declined in order to focus on doubles. Escobedo then moved in and will face Kamil Majchrzak on Tuesday.___11 a.m. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):___6:40 p.m. ___3:45 p.m.Two seeded men at the U.S. Open — No. 2 Dominic Thiem and No. 32 Adrian Mannarino — have been fined because someone in their entourage violated the tournament’s COVID-19 protocols.Mannarino was docked $2,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct, and Thiem was fined $1,500.Mannarino has acknowledged he is part of a group of players who were in contact with Benoit Paire, the only U.S. Open entrant to test positive for the coronavirus so far. That group was placed under additional restrictions in case they might have been exposed to the virus by Paire. The U.S. Tennis Association specified that Thiem’s entourage violated the rule requiring universal masking. There was no explanation of what exactly Mannarino’s entourage did wrong.The only two fines for female players announced so far were $3,000 each for Paula Badosa and Arantxa Rus for getting coaching help, which is not allowed at Grand Slam tournaments.___3:20 p.m.Former top-10 player Carla Suarez Navarro has announced that she will need six months of chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin lymphoma. Suarez Navarro pulled out of the U.S. Open last month.In a video posted on Twitter on Tuesday, the Spaniard she was diagnosed recently.“I’m fine and calm at the moment and willing to face whatever comes,” Suarez Navarro said.She turns 32 on Thursday.Suarez Navarro has been ranked as high as N. 6 and is currently No. 71. She is a seven-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist, including at the U.S. Open in 2013 and 2018. Wild card J.J. Wolf pulled off an upset at the U.S. Open, beating 29th-seeded Guido Pella 6-2, 0-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round.The 21-year-old Wolf is in the main draw for the first time. Pella reached the third round of the U.S. Open in 2018 and the third round of the Australian Open earlier this year.___5 p.m.Andy Murray saved a match point and put together his 10th career comeback from two sets down to win his first Grand Slam contest in nearly 20 months. The second day of the U.S. Open is underway at Flushing Meadows with the Williams sisters ready to play and Andy Murray taking a big step in his comeback from hip surgery.Serena Williams is scheduled to play during the day and Venus at night, looking to add to their combined eight titles at the U.S. Open. Serena has won the championship six times but has been runner-up each of the last two years in New York.Murray is playing his first Grand Slam event since the 2019 Australian Open, before hip problems forced him to have surgery and start a long comeback.Murray faces Yoshihito Nishioka in Arthur Ashe Stadium, followed by Serena Williams against Kristie Ahn.The first day of the tournament didn’t have any notable upsets. Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka both advanced in night matches.center_img The weather is favorable, with a forecast of partly cloudy skies and temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius).___More AP tennis: and The 2012 U.S. Open champion, still working his way back from a pair of operations on his right hip, overcame 13 double-faults and a big deficit to beat Yoshihito Nishioka 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-4 in 4 hours, 39 minutes.Murray is a former No. 1-ranked player whose resume also includes two Wimbledon championships and two Olympic singles gold medals. The 33-year-old had hip surgery in January 2018, then again in January 2019, shortly after a first-round loss at the Australian Open. He figured he would need to retire from tennis.But Murray eventually returned to the tour last season. A pelvic problem — combined with the sport’s coronavirus-caused hiatus — kept him off the tour from last November until August.Murray faced a match point Tuesday while down 6-5 in the fourth set, but he saved it with a 127 mph service winner. 2:10 p.m.Sam Querrey was knocked out of the first round of the U.S. Open by a player who missed more than two years because of a hip injury.Andrey Kuznetsov beat Querrey 6-4, 7-5 (6), 6-2 to complete the long comeback, getting his first tour-level win since 2017. The Russian returned to play last month at a Prague Challenger event and lost his only match after a two-year, seven-month layoff because read more

Fast Reaction: 3 observations from Syracuse’s win over Iowa

first_imgNEW YORK — In a sloppy consolation game, Syracuse beat Iowa 66-63 in the 2K Classic in Madison Square Garden on Friday evening. Here are a few quick thoughts from the third-place game.1. Enjoy thisBy this I mean Chris McCullough. Because if he hasn’t already, pretty soon he’s going to figure that he can be getting paid millions of dollars to do what he’s doing right now.He’s got plenty of growing to do, sure, but in both games he looked like Syracuse’s most comfortable player underneath the Madison Square Garden lights. Even his misses looked good against California and in each matchup he showed a varied enough skill set to be playing at the Garden in an NBA uniform next season.He finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds and a late steal that helped the Orange seal the win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text2. Christmas plays, Christmas winsIt won’t always be that simple, but Syracuse is straight-up dependent on its senior big man for points. He gets the gall and goes straight up every time and he’s athletic enough that if he’s not scoring he’s getting fouled.He worked himself into some foul trouble again Friday, but came back on with four fouls with about five minutes left and stayed in the game.Christmas was tossed to the floor on a held-ball tie-up with Adam Woodbury with 1:55 remaining, but kept his composure before hitting the front end and missing the back end of a 1-and-1 with 5.8 seconds left.3. A veteran kind of gameTrevor Cooney didn’t look very good against Iowa. He never looked happy with himself, especially shooting — 41.6 percent from the field —  and passing out of the press where had a pair of turnovers. But he fought back the Iowa run with a short back-door layup with 1:19 remaining and made sure the Hawkeyes final, desperate shot was nothing more than a baseball throw that fell closer to the sideline than the basket. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 21, 2014 at 7:30 pmlast_img

How much do media really look out for women in sports?

first_imgBeing a sports columnist is easy.We get to make predictions no one holds us accountable for. Throw in a couple of pop culture references and you are considered witty. And our soapboxes are so high, only Charlie Sheen rises above opinion scribes when it comes to a storming, principled rant.Best of all, we can feel morally superior to the rest of you by writing an 800-word defense for a social justice issue.This week, the Masters – unlike any other – brings about its own special brand of media moral kowtowing.With the green jacket members of the Augusta National Golf Club proudly trumpeting the backasswards good ‘ol boy network for The Great Game in all of its horrifying glory, there is no shortage of ways for a righteous-minded sports columnist to attack the southern gents.Clapping at an audible level after a hole-in-one is strictly forbidden. TV cameras are not allowed on all 18 holes. It took until 1990 for Augusta to allow a black person to join the club. Clearly these people think “Leave It To Beaver” got it right.But it is the big injustice – the Augusta National Golf Club refuses to allow women members – that draws the attention of the week.Which means it is time for a plethora of national columnists to defend women’s rights in sports.This certainly seems like a good thing. Only the most staunch of libertarians will defend the Augusta National Golf Club for exercising their right to run a private business as they wish – and even most of those defenders have a “it’s the south being the south” kind of feel to it.There are few in the media who would argue Augusta National Golf Club’s membership policy isn’t in need of major reform.But that is just it.All the media does is argue or rave or opine.Many of the columns written that will bash the Masters chairman Billy Payne for hypocrisy or just straight-up being a jackass (which he is) will have the dateline of “AUGUSTA, Ga.” Criticizing the event while providing absurd amount of coverage to it rings fairly hollow.This isn’t an issue that requires a boycott of an entire season or anything extreme either. It is a four-day event with a pretty obvious solution if someone actually wanted to promote change – just don’t show up. Don’t cover every single aspect of the tournament, don’t watch on TV and don’t eat a freaking pimento cheese sandwich. A prominent columnist who truly cares and doesn’t just want to feel like they are socially just could try leading the way through action instead of just words.The disregard for women in sports has manifested implicitly in another issue as well over the past few weeks.With documentaries on ESPN, HBO and PBS raising the issue of whether college athletes deserve to be paid or not, there has been a movement from national voices (Jason Whitlock) and bloggers alike (The Big Lead) to put more money in the hands of college athletes.Which is fine. It is certainly a worthwhile argument to have, regardless of what side you fall on.But there is one absolute, positive, unequivocal truth to arguing college football and basketball players should get paid.You are going to need to cut from women’s sports to do it. As Title IX is written right now, universities are so handicapped in supporting their athletic departments that only 14 of 120 FBS schools finished with their budgets in the black for 2009.While there are certainly ways those numbers can be helped – coach and athletic directors’ huge salaries are the ones most cited – cutting from administration members won’t be enough to pay men’s athletes what they are “worth” while maintaining decent women’s programs. Critics of the system love to point out that the bowl system pays out ridiculous sums of money, yet a Badger Herald open records request of UW’s Rose Bowl expenditures show the Badgers merely brought in $79,168 in profit from their trip to Pasadena. And that money has to be split between 22 other sports.Whether this oversight for women’s sports is ignorant or simply ignored hardly matters, the end result is making sure men get paid at the expense of women when it comes to playing ball.Being a sports columnist is easy. You just bang out a rant defending the rights and equality of the unprotected in big-time athletics.The emptiness of the words matter little when you are taking a socially just stand.Michael is a senior majoring in journalism. Think the media really cares about women in sports? Or are they just faking it to feel good? Let him know at