Obnoxious transvestites descend on corner

first_imgStuff.co.nz 14 May 2012A bunch of “obnoxious” transvestites from Hamilton have descended on a South Auckland red-light area and are being blamed for a recent spate of problems. Pat Taylor, chairman of the Hunters Corner Town Centre Society, said the transvestites were causing problems in Papatoetoe’s Sutton Crescent, an area prostitutes had previously agreed not to work. “Sutton Crescent is the main hub, but because they can operate anywhere at any time they do just that. It comes and goes,” he said. “But in the last two or three weeks we’ve had an obnoxious bunch who’ve moved up from Hamilton. They’re a group of transvestites and they’re openly flaunting themselves wearing hardly any clothing on the streets before 10am when there are children walking to school.” Last year Papatoetoe residents claimed street prostitution at Hunters Corner had made them prisoners in their own homes. They complained of being followed up their driveways and of their young children having to hear the sounds of prostitutes having sex with clients.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6914517/Obnoxious-transvestites-descend-on-cornerlast_img read more

DEFY gymnasts compete in State warm-up meet

first_img Bio Latest Posts Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020 Latest posts by (see all) Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020 Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Twenty five gymnasts representing the Down East Family YMCA traveled to Old Town on Feb. 21 to compete against all the teams in the YMCA league in a State meet warm-up.“This is the first year the league has tried this, and we were fortunate that the Old Town YMCA was gracious enough to host the two day competition,” Coach Doug Springer said. “This gave us all an opportunity to compete against everyone else in the state, which gives us an opportunity to see where we are.”Weather forced Springer’s team to cancel a meet in February, so the girls had not competed since Jan. 3.“That’s a long time in between meets, and we were really pleased how everyone did with such a stretch between competitions,” Springer said. “The girls from the DEFY team did a fantastic job representing Ellsworth and had continued success from their last meet.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThree gymnasts took top honors in their respective divisions: Lily James was 1st All Around for Level 4 Age 9; Molly Jennings was 1st AA for Level 4, Age 11+; Rachel Whitmore was 1st AA for Excel Silver, Age 12-14.Eight gymnasts won individual first place awards: Level 3 – Molly Jennings – 1st VT, UB, and FX, Age 11+; Nina Roseff – 1st VT, Age 10B; Kaela Springer 1st VT, Age 9B;  Level 4 Mercedes Ulichny – 1st BB, Lily James 1st FX; Excel Silver Rachel Whitmore – 1st UB, and BB; Paige Butler 1st VT; Excel Platinum Mary Lou Ross 1st VT and BB.Fifteen gymnasts obtained an All Around score high enough to qualify them for the 2015 Northeast Regional Championship in May this year: Level 3 Violet Davis, Ashly Emerson, Molly Jennings, Kaela Springer, and Aliyah Washburn; Level 4 Lily James, Genevieve Muise and Elena Springer; Level 5 Syra Gutow; Level 7 Gilly Rice, Excel Silvers Paige Butler, Brooke Davis, Grace Morey, and Rachel Whitmore; and Excel Platinum Mary Lou Ross.“This was also a great opportunity for our newer gymnasts to experience a big meet,” Springer said. “For many of them, this was their first away meet, and to have it in such a big venue can be a little nerve racking, but the girls all answered the call in great fashion.”The girls will next host the Old Town Orono team in a dual meet held at Springers Gymnastics Center on March 8.Meet results:Level 3Age 8Eliza Levin – 5th VT, 5th BB, 7th AAAge 9AAliyah Washburn – 4th VT, 5th UB, 6th BB, 5th FX, 5th AAAge 9BKaela Springer – 1st VT, 2nd UB, 4th BB, 5th AAViolet Davis, 3rd VT, 3rd BB, 7th AAAge 9BAshly Emerson – 4th VT, 2nd UB, 3rd BB, 5th FX, 2nd AAJolie Deal – 6th VT, 11th AAAge 10BNina Rozeff – 1st VT, 8th AAAge 11+Molly Jennings – 1st VT, 1st UB, 4th BB, 1st FX, 1st AAKasey Jordan – 6th VT, 8th AALevel 4Age 9Lily James – 2nd VT, 2nd UB, 2nd BB, 1st FX, 1st AAGenevieve Muise – 7th UB, 7th BB, 4th FX, 8th AAMercedes Ulichny – 1st BB, 10th AAKiera Springer – 11th AAAge 11Elena Springer – 3rd VT, 7th UB, 8th BB, 5th FX, 6th AAMegynn Lord – 7th VT, 4th BB, 4th FX, 8th AALevel 5Syra Gutow – 6th VT, 2nd UB, 3rd FX, 7th AALevel 7Gilly Rice – 3rd VT, 3rd UB, 2nd BB, 2nd FX, 3rd AAExcel BronzeMontana DeJulio – 4th VT, 4th UB, 2nd BB, 5th AAExcel SilverAge 11Grace Morey – 2nd VT, 7th UB, 3rd BB, 7th FX, 6th AAPaige Butler – 1st VT, 6th UB, 5th BB, 7th AAAge 12-14Rachel Whitmore – 2nd VT, 1t UB, 1st BB, 3rd FX, 1st AABrooke Davis – 3rd VT, 5th UB, 4th FX, 7th AAExcel GoldAge 12Jialan Deal – 5th VT, 2nd UBAge 13-14Chloe Politte – 9th AAExcel PlatinumMary Lou Ross – 1st VT, 4th UB, 1st BB, 4th FX, 4th AAlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgSerena Williams tops Day 4 scheduleNEW YORK (AP) — The fourth day of play is underway at the U.S. Open. Serena Williams, reigning Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, Andy Murray and Dominic Thiem (teem) are among those scheduled to take the court. Williams faces Margarita Gasparyan, who is ranked No. 117. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a high of 76 degrees.MLB-SCHEDULEClevinger to debut for Padres NFL-NEWSTitans agree to terms with kicker Gostkowski, waive JosephUNDATED (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have made a switch at kicker, agreeing to terms with veteran Stephen Gostkowski (gahst-KOW’-skee) and waiving Greg Joseph. The Titans announced the move Thursday morning. Gostkowski is a four-time Pro Bowl kicker who won three Super Bowls in his 14 seasons with the New England Patriots. He has made 87% of his field goals with the fifth-best field goal percentage in NFL history. Joseph was the Titans’ fifth kicker last season in the NFL’s worst field goal unit. Joseph had been missing kicks in training camp, so the Titans made a move to fix the position. Associated Press Update on the latest sports Islanders and Golden Knights try again to close out their seriesUNDATED (AP) — The New York Islanders and Vegas Golden Knights will try again Thursday to close out their respective playoff series and advance to the conference finals. The Islanders will be looking to bounce back from a 4-3 overtime loss to Philadelphia that cut their series lead to 3-2 when they face the Flyers in Game 6. Vegas also had a chance to eliminate Vancouver in Game 5 of that series, but the Canucks held on for a 2-1 win. Now, the Golden Knights will try to reach the conference finals for the second time in the franchise’s three-year history in Game 6.TENNIS-US OPEN UNDATED (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have hired Steve Nash as their coach, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season.Nash is a two-time MVP as the engineer of the high-scoring Phoenix Suns teams under Mike D’Antoni. He had been a player development consultant with Golden State, where he worked with Durant.The Nets finished the season under Jacque Vaughn, who will remain on staff as Nash’s lead assistant.The Nets reached the postseason despite having Irving for only 20 games and Durant for none, but the two stars who came to Brooklyn together last summer are expected to be ready for the 2020-21 season. That made the Nets vacancy an attractive position.NFL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS UNDATED (AP) — Mike Clevinger (KLEH’-vihn-jur) makes his Padres debut after being traded this week from Cleveland. He’ll start Thursday night at Angel Stadium, the ballpark of the franchise that drafted him in 2011 and then traded him for Vinny Pestano in 2014. After the deal Monday that beat the trade deadline, Clevinger called the Padres “the most exciting team in baseball by far right now. The 29-year-old Clevinger went 13-4 with a 2.71 ERA in 21 starts last year. The long-haired right-hander nicknamed “Sunshine” also is contractually controlled through the 2022 season. The Angels will send out Andrew Heaney, who is looking to build on 7 2/3 strong innings last week against Seattle.Elsewhere around the majors:— It’s a one-game Subway Series at Citi Field as the Mets and Yankees make up a game recently called off because of coronavirus concerns. J.A. Happ shut out the Mets on three hits in 7 1/3 innings in his last start, striking out five without a walk. The 37-year-old lefty became the first Yankees starter to reach the eighth this season. Robert Gsellman starts for the Mets. He opposed Happ in his last start and gave up a home run to Luke Voit on his fourth pitch.— Blue Jays newcomer Taijuan Walker makes his second start since being acquired in a trade with Seattle. The right-hander pitched six shutout innings against Baltimore in his Toronto last weekend. Walker starts the opener of a five-game series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Left-hander Martín Pérez is slated to go for Boston against Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSRaptors try to avoid falling into 3-0 holeLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors hope to avoid losing a third straight game to the Boston Celtics in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. They know that nobody has successfully escaped a 3-0 series hole in NBA history. September 3, 2020 The Celtics are 6-0 to start a postseason for the second time and are looking to match a franchise record with a seventh consecutive playoff win. The last teams to open a postseason run with seven straight wins were Cleveland and Golden State in 2017. In Thursday’ night’s other game, the second-seeded Los Angeles Clippers and third-seeded Denver Nuggets open their Western Conference semifinal series. Kawhi Leonard has scored at least 30 points for the Clippers in five straight games — and the two-time NBA Finals MVP finished with 29 in the only game he didn’t in the first round against Dallas.The Nuggets have their young stars Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic (NEE’-koh-lah YOH’-kich) ready to go. Murray matched an NBA record with two 50-point games in one series in the first round, part of a 142-point run from Games 4-6. And when he was finally slowed in Game 7, Jokic responded with 30 points, 14 rebounds and the tiebreaking basket with 27 seconds left in an 80-78 victory over Utah. That made Denver the 12th team to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win a series but left the No. 3 seed with just one day to recover.NBA-NETS COACHNets hire Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash as coach In other NFL news:— All NFL and NFL Players Association facilities will close on Election Day, and the league and union will televise a one-hour program next week for players to highlight work being done to advance social justice. The league and the players’ union said Thursday they want to “ensure that every member of the NFL family has an opportunity to exercise the precious right to vote” on Nov. 3. Both the league and union have launched get-out-the-vote initiatives as well.last_img read more