CYF unaware smothered baby even born

first_imgNZ Herald 1 June 2012A Rotorua mother jailed this week for suffocating her baby while drunkenly sleeping was thought to have been “coping” by Child, Youth and Family before the tragedy. The agency was unaware Ngaire Kura Tukiwaho had given birth to Tahi Elvis Edwards, who died at just 2 months old as she slept on him in the back of a parked car after a day of drinking in January last year. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has ordered an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death. Three years earlier, Tukiwaho, 30, lost a 1-month-old son, Hoani Benino, to cot death and was advised of safe sleeping practices. “It appears there was a level of dysfunction in this household that we were not aware of,” CYF head Bernadine MacKenzie said.…In a written response to the Herald, Ms MacKenzie said CYF had been involved with Tukiwaho in 2008 after concerns about her two eldest children. At that time, CYF was also advised of Hoani’s death. “CYF worked closely with the wider whanau to ensure supports were in place for the mother. “We ceased our involvement once we believed she had the support she needed and was coping,” Ms McKenzie said. read more

Finland football rocked by match-fixing scandal

first_img Share NewsSports Finland football rocked by match-fixing scandal by: – June 11, 2011 Share Share 25 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet By Alex CapstickBBC NewsWilson Raj Perumal, a Singaporean, is charged with arranging paymentsFinnish football has been rocked by a match-fixing scandal which has implications across the world.Nine former members of one team and a Singapore national accused of organising the scams have been put on trial.Meanwhile, a criminal investigation has begun into another club suspected of money-laundering.Betting syndicates have been said to make as much as $1.5m (£0.9m) from fixed games.The Finnish League, which began its new season in May, usually commands a low profile in the global game.‘Tip of the iceberg’But events over the past few months have brought it to the attention of football’s world governing body, and its fight against corruption.Tampere, Finland’s former champions, have been suspended.The club received $435,000 from a Singapore company, but officials could not explain why they had been given such a large sum. Money-laundering is suspected.Finnish police have said the case is linked to the trial of seven Zambians and two Georgians who used to play for a different club in the north of the country.They are accused of accepting bribes worth more than $750,000 to affect the outcome of matches.In the same trial Wilson Raj Perumal, a Singaporean, is charged with arranging the payments.Fifa also want to speak to Mr Perumal about international friendly matches involving Asian and African teams that are suspected of being fixed.Last month, two Zambian brothers who played for another Finnish side were convicted of taking bribes from Mr Perumal.The officer leading the investigation in Finland said there was serious speculation this was only the tip of the iceberg. Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Why Wilfred Ndidi is most important for Leicester City

first_imgNigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi was once seen as an underrated cog in the Leicester City machine, but his continued form has finally seen him appreciated by the masses. Loading… Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Such A Sweet Life Story Of The Youngest Queen In The WorldWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World The holding midfielder does a lot of the dogged work in midfield, that can often go unnoticed, but has made some clever decisions during gameplay that shape Leicester City’s formation. Statistics show that Ndidi has passed to full-backs Ricardo Pereira (136) and Ben Chilwell (132) more than other players according to Adrian Clarke on This allows the players with pace to drive the ball up the pitch, with Ndidi therefore able to sit and maintain a deep position in front of the back four. His reluctance to be ambitious is actually a blessing in disguise as it gives Brendan Rodgers the confidence to play with two attacking full-backs and play a fast, attacking style of play. Read Also:Stay at home don’t spread the virus, Iheanacho, Ndidi, others tell fans The 23-year-old also appears in the top six of all Premier League midfielders for interceptions, ball recoveries, tackles, tackles won, duels won and aerials won. He may not be the most glamorous, but it’s not a coincidence that European giants such as Barcelona are being linked with the midfielder. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Super Eagles star  joined the Foxes in 2016 with the near-impossible task of being Ngolo Kante’s successor. Not only has Ndidi matched Kante’s influence on the Leicester team, but he may also have even superseded it. This is your round up of all things Leicester; the one-stop-shop that will keep you updated on the latest goings-on at the King Power Stadium and beyond. Transfers, injuries, match-days and managers, we’ve got you covered. We’ll be bringing the very latest on the Foxes throughout the week and around the clock.Advertisementlast_img read more

Franklin County students may be drug tested

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind — Franklin County Community School students in grades 7 through 12 who participate in school activities or drive to school may have to submit to random drug testing.According to the Brookville American-Democrat, school officials outlined a new drug testing policy at March’s school board meeting.High School principal Keith Isaacs said Franklin County is the only school in the conference that does not have a drug testing policy.The proposed policy states the random testing is not meant to be disciplinary, and there will be mandatory drug education with testing.The policy will be voted on at the April school board meeting.last_img read more

Local football programs unite to ‘turnover hunger’

first_imgBatesville, In. — For the 2018 football season, Batesville High School and Oldenburg Academy football teams joined forces with the Ripley County Community Foundation to Turnover Hunger in Ripley County.  The Turnover Hunger program encourages football fans to pledge a certain dollar amount for every turnover their favorite team forces during the season. At the end of the season, the community foundation collects the pledges and the proceeds are donated to local food pantries.   Working together, these two teams collectively raised $3,000 for the 2018 season.In February, the two teams came together and donated those proceeds to the Batesville, Sunman, and Holton food pantries.  The benefited food pantries have tremendous appreciation for the Turnover Hunger Program. “Not only does it get the young football players involved with doing something good for those in need, but our clients will now be assured of receiving plenty of good, nourishing food to take home to their families. It’s hard to believe that hunger exists in our community, which most of us think of as quite well to do, but it definitely does impact a significant portion of our citizens,” stated Anne Baran of the Batesville Food Pantry. Norman Knudson of the Holton Food Pantry also stated, “I am proud of the young people and their coaches for using something they love to help make a difference in the lives of others.”There are currently 8 food pantries in Ripley County which provide over 23,000 bags of groceries to local families each year.  All of the food pantries serve local citizens who, for a variety of reasons, do not have the income necessary to feed themselves or their families.  The food pantries rely entirely upon volunteers and donations to operate.  Both teams have the ambition to generate the resources necessary to ensure that no one in Ripley County goes to bed hungry.  Thanks to the generosity of several Turnover Hunger donors, the teams were able to take advantage of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s GIFT VII program and establish the Turnover Hunger Endowment Fund.  The assets in this fund will be a perpetual resource for the Ripley County Community Foundation to support all of the local non-profit organizations serving Ripley County.“The Turnover Hunger program not only supports the hungry, but it is giving our youth a platform to fulfill their charitable goals,” stated Amy Streator, Executive Director of RCCF.  Streator further stated, “The Board of Directors wants the community foundation to give local residents, of all ages and backgrounds, not just the tools, but the confidence needed to act upon the passions tugging at their heartstrings.”last_img read more

Bony will bounce back – Monk

first_img Monk’s men were on top before Bony was dismissed in the 39th minute for receiving two yellow cards, the Ivorian’s departure proving the turning point as Victor Wanyama’s goal 10 minutes from time secured a 1-0 away win and lifted the visitors into second place in the table. Bony was first booked for toppling Jose Fonte while the Saints defender was in mid-air dealing with a bouncing ball, and then saw red following a misjudged tackle on Maya Yoshida on the halfway line. Swansea boss Garry Monk expects Wilfried Bony to learn from the red card which handed Southampton the initiative in their Barclays League Premier meeting at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. Press Association “Their goal was the first time we switched off.” Southampton manager Ronald Koeman admitted his side had to be patient after Bony’s sending-off handed them a one-man advantage. “We had to be patient to create a possibility, but we scored a great goal and that was enough for three points,” Koeman said. “We didn’t create a lot but we had a lot of pressure and if you keep patient then you think you will score. “I said at half-time the worse was 0-0 and I told the players to wait for the real moments to create. “We didn’t do it that often but we did one or two times and it was enough.” Koeman felt Bony’s first yellow card was harsh, but said the striker could have no dispute with the second caution and the award of a red card. “Maybe the first one he didn’t exactly mean to make that fall and was maybe a bit unlucky,” the Dutchman said. “But the second one is definitely a yellow card. “It was a tough game against a strong Swansea side and we lost too much balls in the beginning. “We didn’t win the second ball also and it was very difficult. “It’s nice for the fans who love the Saints to see us second, but as technical staff we must keep quiet. It is a fantastic start for us but it is no time to celebrate.” “There was no malice in it but it was reckless and you run the risk of receiving a second yellow when there’s a scissor motion from behind,” Monk said. “I don’t need to tell Wilfried what he’s done. He was distraught in the dressing room after and annoyed with himself. “He’s a good character and personality for us, but you make mistakes at times and hopefully he’ll learn from it and bounce back. “He’s very honest and held his hands up and we’ll move on.” Monk acknowledged the red card changed the course of the game as his side suffered a second consecutive league defeat. “We were so dominant in that first half. We played some great stuff and it looked as if it was only a matter of time before we were going to score,” Monk said. “We had to re-assess the situation at half-time, but the second half was always going to be difficult playing against a team who want to have the ball as well. “But, until the 80th minute, they did not have a shot at our goal and it showed how well we controlled our shape. last_img read more

Joe Biden Finally Grants an Interview, to Cardi B

first_imgRap singer and former stripper, Cardi B, scored a major scoop by landing an interview with the Democrat pick for their presidential nominee Joe Biden.The “interview,” which adhered to social distancing guidelines via Elle, was published Monday.“I have a whole list of things that I want our next president to do for us. But first, I just want [President] Trump out,” she told the former vice president.Cardi went on to get more specific, touting her wish for Medicare-for-all to be passed through Congress as well as her support for tuition-free colleges and universities and police reform.“What I want is free Medicare. It’s important to have free [health care] because look what is happening right now. Of course, I think we need free college,” the “WAP” artist told the presumptive Democratic nominee. “And I want black people to stop getting killed and no justice for it. I’m tired of it. I’m sick of it. I just want laws that are fair to black citizens and that are fair for cops, too.”Without getting into specifics, Biden argued that there was “no reason why we can’t have all of that,” before referencing Cardi’s favorite president, Franklin D. Roosevelt“I don’t want someone to lie to me and tell me that it’s okay not to wear a mask, that everything is going to be okay,” Cardi, who also called for healthcare reform during the discussion, said. “I want a president to tell me what the steps are for us to get better, to tell me, ‘This is why it is taking so long, this is why other countries are doing better than ours.’”It’s the remix! Presenting Cardi B and Joey B—the collaboration you didn’t see coming. In an exclusive interview for our September issue, @iamcardib sits down with @joebiden to discuss Medicare, free college tuition, and the fight for racial justice.— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) August 17, 2020 In response, Biden stated there is “no reason” why Americans can’t have “all of that.” He also shared his assessment of the job of president as one rooted in responsibility to the people.“I understand one of your favorite presidents is Franklin Roosevelt,” he said “Roosevelt said the American people can take anything if you tell them the truth. Sometimes the truth is hard. But right now, we’re in a position where we have an opportunity to make so much progress. The American public has had the blinders taken off.”Cardi highlighted ongoing protests in support of social justice, telling Biden “it’s simple” what is being demanded here.“We are asking for fairness, and we are asking for justice,” she said. “That is all. I feel like everything people are asking for is getting interpreted in a very different way. No, it’s simple: We just want justice. We want to feel like Americans.”Biden said he is inspired by the actions of younger generations, including Cardi’s.“You’re the smartest, the best educated, the least prejudiced, and the most engaged generation in history. And you’re going to change things,” he said, adding that recent developments regarding, for example, the removal of Confederacy-praising eyesores is all part of a game of division that benefits Trump.Watch the full discussion, which also sees Biden touting “free education” for anyone with a family making less than 125K and free community college for all, and free Medicare for all.“I just want Trump out,” Cardi B said in her Elle interview with Joe Biden. “I don’t want to be lied to — we’re dealing with a pandemic right now, and I just want answers.”— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 17, 2020last_img read more

The Latest: Wales Rally GB called off amid pandemic

first_imgThe Latest: Wales Rally GB called off amid pandemic The rally was scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 1. It was to be the penultimate event of the season.It’s the seventh WRC race to be postponed or canceled.Organizers say the uncertainty over large gatherings and international travel prompted the decision to cancel the Wales Rally GB for the first time since 1967.___The mayor of Madrid says there are discussions for the Spanish capital to host the Champions League final this season amid the coronavirus pandemic. José Luis Martínez-Almeida says the city would be prepared to host the final for the second straight year. He did not elaborate on the negotiations in his interview with 13tv.A UEFA executive committee meeting on June 17 is expected to decide the new location for the final in August. It was originally scheduled to be played in Istanbul in May.The country hosting the final is also expected to stage the quarterfinals and semifinals.German city Frankfurt and Portuguese capital Lisbon are also likely contenders to host the final.Spain was hard-hit by the pandemic but has been gradually lifting confinement restrictions. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Wales Rally GB has become the latest race in the world rally championship to be called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. June 9, 2020 Associated Press Madrid hosted last year’s final when Liverpool beat Tottenham.___More AP sports: and read more

VB : Syracuse prepares for 2 crucial weekend games with Big East tournament implications

first_img Published on October 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2 Rutgers and Seton Hall aren’t elite teams in the Big East. But at this point in the season, Syracuse can’t afford to underestimate anyone.‘Seton Hall has beaten Cincinnati, who’s normally top in our conference, and Rutgers beat Seton Hall, so these are great matchups for us,’ senior defensive specialist Ashley Williams said.Sitting at 3-3 and eighth place in the Big East, the Orange (14-8, 3-3 Big East) could use a pair of conference wins to solidify its standing for the Big East tournament. A pair of home games in the Women’s Building this weekend against the Scarlet Knights (8-15, 1-5) on Friday at 5 p.m. and the Pirates (13-8, 4-2) Sunday at 2 p.m. makes for an ideal opportunity for SU.These will be the first Big East games since SU fired longtime head coach Jing Pu. The Orange played its first game without Pu on Wednesday, defeating Binghamton 3-0.Syracuse has been strong at home this year, posting a 5-3 record in the Women’s Building. The Orange also upset third-place Villanova at home two weeks ago.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis will also be the first home match as head coach for Kelly Morrisroe, who was promoted to interim head coach from assistant with the firing of Pu.‘It’s definitely going to be different, but like I said, our goal is just going to be to win the next games coming up,’ outside hitter Noemie Lefebvre said.The interim head coach couldn’t have asked for a better team to kick off her Big East coaching career against. Syracuse has won seven straight matches against the Scarlet Knights, including six sweeps.But this game means much more for the Orange as a whole. Two losses could set the team back in its Big East tournament contention. Morrisroe doesn’t believe the turmoil will distract the team from its ultimate goal.‘Our girls are doing a great job at staying focused,’ Morrisroe said. ‘We’ve got nine matches left, and that’s the most important thing, what we spend our time doing here on the court, making sure we’re improving our volleyball skills and continuing that so we can get through the rest of the season and end on a high note.’Part of improving will be taking both the good and bad away from key matches. In particular, SU is focused on a four-set loss to Marquette — a team undefeated in the Big Big East — last Saturday.Syracuse did some good things against the Golden Eagles, taking the first set 25-18, but made too many mistakes during a 25-14 manhandling in the fourth and final set.‘We can take away that we are a great team,’ Williams said. ‘I don’t think anybody thought that we’d go four with Marquette. I don’t think anybody thought that we’d go (25-23) and 25-23 and so it just shows the potential that we have on this team.’And though the Orange wants to extend its winning streak over Rutgers, Sunday’s matchup with Seton Hall will be even more important.Heading into the weekend’s matches, SU sits just a game back from the Pirates for fifth place in the Big East. Each team plays a match before Sunday, so the Orange and SHU could be tied entering the game.Even with all the turmoil surrounding the program, the Orange has the potential to get into good position to head to the Big East tournament for the first time since 2009.To do so, SU must make some noise this weekend. After this brief homestand, the Orange kicks off a four-game road trip that includes matches with Louisville, which is undefeated in conference play, and third-place Cincinnati before closing the season with a pair of games at home.‘Big East is definitely still the goal,’ Williams said. ‘It’s still in mind. We’ve still got the same team, and I’m definitely confident in what we can do.’ Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

“Everybody suffers” – BOS panel delivers FOBT fallout update

first_img Submit Share Share StumbleUpon David Webb, BetConstructDavid Webb, UK Product and Compliance Manager for BetConstruct, said that removing the need to prove there was a demand for a betting shop when applying for a local authority premises licence has contributed to today’s perception that there is a “proliferation of betting shops” – something the government wants to stamp out.Webb was moderating a Betting on Sports panel which revisited the FOBT fallout, just four months after the government rejected advice from both the Gambling Commission and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board to cut stakes on B2 Gaming Machines from £100 to £2.Citing new laws passed in 2007, he said: “It became very easy for betting shops to pop up all over the place. For me, you should still have had to go in and prove there was demand for a betting shop. If that would have happened, we wouldn’t have the scenario of several betting shops on the same street, which is where I think a lot of the bad feeling has come from.”Paul Leyland, Partner of Regulus Partners, maintained that May’s FOBT ruling will bring about “a hit on profits for good shops and a closure mitigation for poor shops”, within a new retail landscape in the UK where “everybody suffers”.He predicted that there would be a 60-70% EBITDA hit for the top 20% of shops and mass closures for the bottom 40%, with a new “break even paradigm for the remainder”.Corbett Sports Director Wayne Stevenson agreed that the impending regulation, now expected to take effect sometime in 2019, will lead to a ‘who blinks first’ scenario where operators either move quickly to break shop leases or wait to see if they can profit from less competition.He bemoaned the reduced choice for punters on the high street having shut three Corbett Sports shops in the last two months, while admitting it is difficult to invest in shops, and embrace new technology that could potentially recover FOBT losses, if you think they might ultimately have to be closed anyway.Howard Chisholm, Managing Director of Chisholm Bookmakers, shared his own experience of the new retail reality, which has forced him to reduce his shop count from 50 to 43 over the last five years.He admitted that 41 of the 43 remaining Chisholm Bookmakers shops are now trading without SIS, which includes data, live streaming and pricing around UK horseracing, simply because they cannot make up the combined cost of the media rights, taxes and levy in over the counter (OTC) takings on those races.“It’s not a situation you want,” Chisholm explained. “You want to put UK horseracing in front of the customer, but economically it doesn’t make sense as it stacks up at the moment.“You’ve got a levy system which was changed so that each company has a levy free slice; the silliness of that is when you look at the costs for your smaller marginal units, you have to add levy to those because those are the ones that if you close you would stop paying levy.“So, you’ve got a small shop that’s just breaking even, one that’s making £30,000 a year on UK horseracing and paying £3,000 levy. Conversely, your big shop, which you’ll never close is paying no levy because it’s part of the levy free slice – that’s a bit daft.”last_img read more