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Why family violence will continue to increase in NZ

first_imgHere’s a perfect example of everything that is wrong with attempts to stamp out violence.From the Wanganui ChronicleAubrey Ivan James Wirihana-Curry was at home with the victim and their 6-month-old child on October 27 when an argument began, and he started smashing plates and punching holes in the gib board. He pushed his partner down and kicked her to the right side of her head, police prosecutor Sergeant Steve Hickey told the Whanganui District Court on Tuesday. She is four months pregnant, he said. When police arrived, Wirihana-Curry resisted arrest, saying he didn’t want to go to the station as he needed to look after his young child. He hit one of the officers in the face multiple times.So that’s…* Property damage* serious and violent assault* pregnant partner* violent assault of policeThe punishment? Well, if you can call it that…* 120 hours of community work (so 3 weeks)* nine months of ‘supervision’,* anger management courseMeanwhile, great mum who admits occasional smacks on the bottom gets 300 hours of community work and loses her career.We’re stuffed.last_img read more

Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russia

first_img(REUTERS)-Mexico winger Hirving Lozano took advantage of an awful mix-up in the Russian defence to score an extraordinary goal which gave his side a 2-1 win and knocked the Confederations Cup hosts out of the tournament on Saturday.Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev completely mis-read the situation after Hector Herrera sent a looping clearance 80 metres downfield from the edge of the Mexican area seven minutes into the second half.The ball bounced once about 25 metres from the Russian goal and, as Akinfeev and his defence dallied, Lozano bravely nipped in to head the ball over the goalkeeper from the edge of the area to send the CONCACAF champions into the semi-finals.Russia had raised the hopes of their fans by taking a first-half lead through Alexander Samedov but were quickly pegged back by Nestor Araujo’s equaliser on the half hour.Russia’s early exit from was another setback for next year’s World Cup hosts who also went out of last year’s European Championship at the group stage, when they failed to win a game and were regarded by many as the worst team in the tournament.Russia’s afternoon was completed in the 68th minute after Yury Zhirkov was sent off for elbowing and they were only saved further embarrassment by the video assistant referee who disallowed a third Mexican goal for offside.The video replay was also used in the 17th minute after Russian forward Fedor Smolov went down in the box after he appeared to come into contact with Araujo but the referee ruled against a penalty.Mexico dominated possession early on but Russia went ahead fortuitously when Samedov beat goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa just inside the far post after Mexico had failed to clear a header and midfielder Aleksandr Erokhin missed the ball as he was trying to shoot.Mexico defender Nestor Araujo equalised in the 30th minute with a looping header.The crowd seemed to sense that Russia had missed their chance and Lozano’s freak equaliser confirmed their worst fears.Mexico finished second in Group A on seven points, behind Portugal on goal difference. Russia were third with three.Russia coach Stanislav Cherchisov, a former national team goalkeeper, backed Akinfeev.“Every goalkeeper is entitled to commit mistakes and it is something you have to live with,” he told reporters. “Life will go on, this is sport and I am convinced he will remain on the national team and make his fans happy.“Passions are running high so it’s not the time to come to any conclusions,” he added. “I hope the players will use the experience to grow and develop.”last_img read more

Broward Beaches and Zoo Miami Reopen this week

first_imgBeaches in Broward County will re open today finally and will open next Monday in Miami Dade. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis says he has seen videos of people at beaches in other counties not following social distancing guidelines.The mayor says that keeping beaches closed through Memorial Day was the best move.Beaches will be open from sunrise to sunset today and while exercise activities, like swimming and walking are allowed, sunbathing is not. The entrance to Zoo Miami is shown, Friday, July 15, 2016, in Miami. Zoo Miami unveiled its new $19 million, 1.5 acre entry plaza Friday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)As South Florida slowly begins to reopen under ‘New Normal’ guidelines, Miami-Dade County will reopen Zoo Miami to visitors on Monday June 1 with limited capacity and safety requirements.However, if you are a Zoo Miami member, you’ll be admitted early from Wednesday May 27 – 31.The Zoo is limiting its daily capacity to ensure social distancing.It has also installed one-way only directional floor decals in several exhibits including the Wings of Asia, Critter Connection, Amazon and Beyond, and Florida: Mission Everglades.last_img read more

Filey is England’s 600th GolfMark club

first_img9 Nov 2012 Filey is England’s 600th GolfMark club Filey Golf Club in north Yorkshire has just become the 600th club to achieve the GolfMark, England Golf’s award for junior and beginner-friendly facilities. The GolfMark scheme, which incorporates Sport England’s Clubmark award, was launched in 2006. “We are very, very pleased to have GolfMark,” said John Spaven, who shares junior organiser duties with fellow member Trish Nicholson. “It’s extra special to be the 600th club and we are really pleased to receive this recognition. “It has been two years hard work and we appreciate the support we have had from Richard Brown, our regional development officer from England Golf.” The club has extensive links with local primary schools in Filey, Sherburn and Hunmanby and, with the help of the local Lions club, almost 200 youngsters are given a taste of golf each week on the academy course. They’re also introduced to members and to club life. In addition, Filey Golf Club offers free membership to youngsters, under the age of 18, who are the children or grandchildren of full members. The result is a thriving junior section with about 40 members and plans to encourage more girls to get into golf. “I think it’s very important to reach out in to the community and GolfMark will help us do that,” said John. Richard Flint, England Golf development manager, commented: “This is a fantastic milestone and shows the importance that golf clubs place on supporting junior and beginner golf.  GolfMark clubs are also working closely with their County Golf Partnerships to help grow the game. ” County Golf Partnerships have recently nominated candidates for the GolfMark Club of the Year 2013 and the shortlisted cubs are currently being visited by the judges. This award will highlight clubs which have shown an outstanding and innovative contribution to junior and beginner golf.   Bawburgh Golf Club in Norfolk were the 2012 winners of this prestigious award which is supported by COBRA PUMA Golf.  To view a video clip on Bawburgh visit www.englandgolf.org and click on England Golf TV. Addington Court in Surrey were one of the runners-up and have gone on to win the School Links section of the 2012 Community Sport and Recreation Awards from the Sport and Recreation Alliance. GolfMark is open to all affiliated golf clubs and details of the scheme, including the procedure, case studies and clubs awarded, can be viewed at www.golfmark.org GolfMark timeline: June 2008: Birchwood Golf Club, Warrington, is 100th GolfMark club. June 2009: Shrewsbury Golf Club is 200th GolfMark club. April 2010: Stonebridge Golf Club, near Solihull, is 300th GolfMark club. December 2010: Sandburn Hall Golf Club, near York, is 400th GolfMark club. August 2011: East Herts Golf Club is 500th GolfMark club November 2012: Filey Golf Club is 600th GofMark club Caption: from left, junior organisers Trish Nicholson and John Spaven, England Golf regional development Officer Richard Brown, club captain Brian Campbell and ladies’ captain Pamela Featherstonelast_img read more

Nelson Nordic Ski clubs qualifies a trio of skiers for 2012 B.C. Winter Games in Vernon

first_imgA trio of cross country skiers from Nelson will be in the Central Okanagan this weekend competing in the 2012 B.C. Winter Games.The three Nelson Nordic Ski Club athletes are Stuart Milde, Galen Boulanger and Arianna Murphy-Steed. The skiers qualified during trial races held in the middle of January in Kimberley.However, Murphy-Steed will not attend the games due to prior commitments. Cross Country skiing competiton is being held at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre.The B.C. Winter Games begin Thursday with opening ceremonies in Vernon. Competition runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday concluding with closing ceremonies.The goal of the Games is to provide an opportunity for the development of athletes, coaches and officials in preparation for higher levels of competition in a multi-sport environment which promotes interest and participation in sport and sporting activities, individual achievement, and community development.last_img read more

Beaver Valley provides early season test for Green and White

first_img“What I really like about this team is the work ethic in practice and during all the games we played this season,” Maida explained.Maida said the players have also bought into the team philosophies needed to be successful at the junior level.“We’re also playing in a system the guys are buying into,” he said.“Everyone, including the veterans are buying into the system and the leadership group are leading the way which has led to our good start.”Leafs down to two goalies, and one of the names isn’t DefoeAnd then there were two.Impressive play in training camp and to start the season from 17-year-old backstop Cody Boeckman allowed the coaching staff to release former goalie Patrick Defoe.Defoe, from Kelowna, was penciled in as the starter prior to the season after putting together a 10-win season backing up Andrew Walton.However, the Cochrane, Alta., Boeckman stole the starting spot from Defoe with 1.00 goals against average in two games.Brett Soles of Cranbrook is the other goalie on the roster.Bad luck continues for ArcuriIf Blake Arcuri didn’t have bad luck the Nelson Minor Hockey product wouldn’t have any luck at all.After playing only 23 games last season, the 5’11”, 190-pound defenceman once again is watching from the sidelines to start the season.Arcuri is the only player on the roster on the sidelines with an injury as the Leafs enter the weekend healthy.New California recruitCenter Bryce Nielsen joined the Leafs last weekend.The Laguna Hills, CA native is expected to be in the lineup this weekend. There’s nothing like a game against the defending champion to test the progress of team.Nelson Leafs, 2-1-1-0, meet the current Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champs, Beaver Valley Nitehawks, in a home-and-home series beginning Friday in Fruitvale.“We’re really looking forward to this weekend,” said Leaf skipper Frank Maida.“We have a great rivalry with Beaver Valley but we know it’s going to be a tough (two games). They’re a well-coached team so it should be a very good two-game battle.The Hawks have owned the Leafs the past two seasons after the Green and White took it to Beaver Valley the previous seasons when Maida and Simon Wheeldon coached the club.Leaf rookie a goal-scoring machineRookie Colton McCarthy is tearing up the league scoring goals. But the early success isn’t surprising Nelson’s coaching staff.“No not really,” said Maida when asked about the five-goals in six-game streak of the 16-year-old Salmon Arm sniper.“I watched him all through the spring and knew he’d do well with our team and in this league and he’s done everything I thought he would do.”McCarthy, in a three-way tie for the KIJHL goal-scoring lead, plays on a line with captain Colton Schell and Jacob Boyczuk. The trio leads Nelson with 14 points in six games.Players buying into Leafs systemIt’s week three but already Maida is smiling more than he did most of last season.Having the chance to put his mark on this team recruiting wise, the former Minor Hockey coach likes a lot of the 2012-13 Green and White edition.last_img read more

Liverpool transfer target set for showdown talks over future

first_img Keita Balde Diao 1 Liverpool target Keita Balde Diao is due to hold talks with Lazio president Claudio Lotito next week as he tries to resolve his future.talkSPORT told you earlier this week that Keita had handed in a transfer request after Liverpool and Inter Milan both expressed an interest in signing the 20-year-old.However, according to Calcio Mercato, Keita has agreed to meet with the club’s president who will attempt to persuade him to stay by offering him a lucrative contract.Brendan Rodgers is keen to land the Senegalese attacker and bolster his forward line, although the Reds are set to face stiff competition from Inter if talks between Lotito and Keita break down.Lazio snapped up Keita in 2011 when he chose to leave the youth ranks at Barcelona to continue his footballing education in Italy.He made his first-team debut in September 2013 and has made 30 appearances for the Serie A club, scoring six goals.last_img read more

Audi’s awesome test drive event coming to Letterkenny

first_imgCalling all Audi Drivers – you are invited to get exclusive access to the awesome new Audi luxury range in a test drive event this weekend.The Audi Sligo 201 Test Drive Event will take place at Letterkenny Golf Club this weekend October 19th and 20th.The entire Audi range will be available for test drive which will include the all new Audi A4, the Audi A1, the Audi A8 and the Audi Q3 plus many more models. This is a special chance to see the Audi e-Tron, the all-electric SUV, in action. The all-new Audi A4The all-electric Audi e-tron SUVWhere?Letterkenny Golf Club, Golf Course Road.When?Saturday 19th October from 10am -4pmSunday 20th October from 11am – 4pmCars on display:Halo carsAudi e-tronAudi A1Audi A3Audi A4 (New Model)Audi A5Audi A6Audi Q2Audi Q3Audi Q5Book a Test Drive:To arrange your test drive call 071 9115333 or email [email protected] Q8Audi Q8Audi Q8Audi Q8Anyone who takes a test drive must have a full clean and valid driver’s licence shown on the day. Discover the Audi Sligo 201 Audi offerings this weekend at Letterkenny Golf Club or see Connollys.ie for details.To arrange your test drive call 071 9115333 or email [email protected] The all-new Audi A4 The all-new Audi A4 The all-new Audi A4 Audi A4The all-electric Audi e-tron SUVAudi’s awesome test drive event coming to Letterkenny was last modified: October 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:20/1Audicarsconnollys audi sligoLetterkenny Golf clubmotoringTEST DRIVElast_img read more

Tehama County Cattlemen hosts annual Spring Field Day

first_imgRed Bluff >> The Tehama County Cattlemen hosted the annual Spring Field Day Saturday at the Tehama District Fairground, where local ranchers had the chance to show off their skills in several areas of competition.The event has been going on for many years and typically draws at least a couple hundred attendees, said Tehama County Cattlemen President Chad Amen.“It’s a good event that gets people out,” Amen said. “It’s basically local ranchers competing locally.”Areas of competition included …last_img read more

Stephen Curry fined $50,000 for tossing mouthguard at official

first_imgSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCurry on Monday said he had not been aiming at the official in question when he tossed his mouthpiece.“I think once he saw the mouthpiece flying, he was already throwing me out,” Curry said before his fine was announced. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 ‘One more game’ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP The 29-year-old point guard could be seen tossing his mouthpiece after a disputed call.Team-mate Andre Iguodala was fined $15,000 for verbally abusing a game official in the same incident. Team-mate Kevin Durant was also ejected after the stormy end to the defeat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water polo MOST READ Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) listens to referee Monty McCutchen during the first half of the Warriors’ NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings on Dec. 28, 2015, in Oakland, California. AP FILESAN FRANCISCO, United States — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was fined $50,000 but has escaped a suspension for hurling his mouthguard at a game official, the NBA said on Monday.Curry was ejected after the flashpoint late in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ 111-101 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next “I don’t even know if he knew where it went, let alone where it ended up. I would say I wasn’t trying to hit him with it or put him in danger by any type of stretch of the imagination.“Again, it was a dumb thing to do. It was stupid. Learn from it and try to move on and be better.“We were playing terrible, I was frustrated because I was fouling and I thought I got fouled on the last play. The reaction was definitely a little over the top.”The fine means Curry will be free to play later Monday in the Dubs game against the Dallas Mavericks. /cbbADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more