Owen Glenn launches violence inquiry

first_img3 News 22 Sep 2012Wealthy philanthropist Owen Glenn, frustrated at a lack of political action on growing domestic violence and child abuse, is funding an independent inquiry. Mr Glenn said that while the Government believed it was doing enough, he was alarmed at the horrific statistics. The Glenn Inquiry will be funded via his family foundation and $80 million that in July he tagged for improving the lives of families and children in New Zealand. At the time he also launched an $8 million pilot programme in Otara, South Auckland. “This issue is too important to ignore,” he said. It would not be limited to examining the problem and making recommendations for others to consider and would produce an evidence-based blueprint for the future – a model that could set New Zealand as a world leader in addressing child abuse and domestic violence, he said. “That is my aim and I’m committed to achieving it.” An inquiry panel of three or four people will be appointed, with former Social Development Ministry family violence programme director Ruth Herbert as leader. Dame Catherine Tizard has agreed to be the inquiry’s patron. She said addressing the issues would require sustained effort over several generations. “We cannot afford for these issues to be treated as political footballs with action depending on the priorities of the party or parties that are in government at any one time. This issue is vital for us as a country, which is why I’ve agreed to be involved.”http://www.3news.co.nz/Owen-Glenn-launches-violence-inquiry/tabid/423/articleID/270190/Default.aspxlast_img read more

Legalising cannabis would result in more people suffering psychosis

first_imgDaily Mail 12 April 2020Family First Comment: Even the experts are changing their minds after seeing the evidence..“Previously the expert – a professor at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London – had supported tightly controlled legalisation married with public education campaigns spelling out the risks, but growing evidence about the harm cannabis causes had made him change his mind about legalising the Class B drug. He said the experience of places that had decriminalised or legalised it – from Portugal and the Netherlands to swathes of North America – had made him think again.”#saynopetodope Legalising cannabis would result in soaring numbers of people suffering from schizophrenia-like psychosis, one of Britain’s top psychiatrists has warned.Evidence now shows that when the drug is legalised, greater numbers smoke it more frequently and in stronger varieties.These factors increase the incidence of cannabis-related psychosis, according to Professor Sir Robin Murray, an authority on the risks of the drug to mental health.He predicted that ‘big cannabis’ firms with scant regard for people’s health will ‘seduce’ the Government into reforming the law – and the State will then find itself in thrall to the new industry because of the tax and jobs it provides.The warning is a major intervention from Professor Murray, who told The Mail on Sunday growing evidence about the harm cannabis causes had made him change his mind about legalising the Class B drug.Previously the expert – a professor at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London – had supported tightly controlled legalisation married with public education campaigns spelling out the risks.READ MORE: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8211293/Legalising-cannabis-result-people-suffering-psychosis.htmllast_img read more

Internet censorship bill for South Africa has been approved by cabinet

first_imgCabinet has approved the submission of the films and publications amendment bill which is guided by policy that has been criticised for seeking to curb internet freedoms.  A cabinet statement released last week said the bill seeks to amend the films and publications act of 1996 by adapting it to technological advances.These changes include catering for online and social media platforms “in order to protect children from being exposed to disturbing and harmful media content in all platforms (physical and online)”.A draft policy drawn up by content classification body the Film and Publication Board (FPB) is expected to inform the bill.Topics covered in the draft policy are preventing children from viewing, for example, pornography online. Hate speech and racist content have also been covered by the draft online policy.“The bill strengthens the duties imposed on mobile networks and internet service providers to protect the public and children during usage of their services,” read a cabinet statement last week.“The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will not issue licences or renewals without confirmation from the Film and Publication Board of full compliance with its legislation,” the statement added.The FPB was not available for comment on what exactly is contained in the amendment bill.Spokesperson for the FPB, Janine Raftopoulos, told Fin24 that the board is “still going through all the many submissions” regarding the online regulation policy.“Once we go through those, then only will be able to put forward that bill to the parliamentary portfolio committee and then on to the minister (Faith Muthambi),” Raftopoulos told Fin24.Gavin Davis, the Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow minister for communications, also told Fin24 that the amendment bill has yet to be gazetted and that the communications portfolio committee would still need to “deliberate on it and amend it” before it is signed into law.last_img read more

Football fans at risk of heart attack says new research

first_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year15 Extremely Surprising Facts About Disney PrincessesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldHow Most Popular Food In The World Came To Be10 Body Features That Are Extremely Rare But Very RemarkableTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World Football fans are putting themselves at risk of a heart attack due to the intense levels of physical stress caused by watching their team, new research has found. An Oxford study collected the saliva of 40 football fans before, during and after three World Cup matches in 2014. The research found that levels of the hormone cortisol shot up during the games. The hormone is recognised as being dangerous in increasing blood pressure and causing strain on the heart. Stress levels between men and women did not differ during the course of the game. ‘Cortisol rocketed during live games for the fans who were highly fused to the team,’ said Dr Martha Newson, researcher at Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of Social Cohesion. Brazilian fans at the world cup ‘It was particularly high during games where their team lost. Interestingly, there were no differences in cortisol concentrations between men and women.Advertisement Loading… center_img ‘Despite preconceptions that men tend to be more bonded to their football teams, women were in fact found to be slightly more bonded to their national team than the men.’ Raised cortisol has the effect of causing fear, whether that be the feeling of impending doom or that their life could well be in threat or at risk of attack. when the eye can no longer accommodate what it is seeing One of the three games that was tested in the study was Brazil’s devastating 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semifinal, and the study found that this was the most stressful game of the three by far. According to the study, fans had used strategies to reduce stress during the match, such as humour and hugging, as coping mechanisms. It meant that by the time the full time whistle was blown, stress levels were at pre-match levels. Read Also Fans mock Man Utd for showing interest in Ighalo, Slimani Some analysts in fact believe the introduction of VAR and the recurring controversy that trails it every now and then could be adding to the stress level especially the agony of waiting for confirmation of a vital goal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

FA Cup: Liverpool’s big boys jet off on holiday as youngsters take on Shrewsbury

first_imgLiverpool’s top stars have jetted off to soak up the sun while the club’s youngsters prepare to take to the field in the FA Cup fourth-round replay against Shrewsbury. Jurgen Klopp has always insisted his youngsters will play on Tuesday night to give a break to his first-team squad as they close in on their maiden Premier League title and look to defend their Champions League crown amid a hectic fixture schedule. Joe Gomez has jetted off to California after being given a rare break by manager Jurgen Klopp And as the Liverpool kids put the final touches to their preparations ahead of the FA Cup clash, Roberto Firmino, Georginio Wijnaldum, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Co have decided to make the most of some rare time off. Liverpool centre-back Gomez has jetted off to sunny California, where he will be staying with his fiancee and friends in a Los Angeles mansion for the week. Gomez’s childhood sweetheart – Tamara Tia – posted a series of videos on her Instagram story, which showed the group waiting at the airport before heading out to California and checking into their luxurious accommodation – complete with a swimming pool. Roberto Firmino enjoys a drink with his wife Larissa Pereira while soaking up the sun Meanwhile, Firmino has decided to soak up the sun with his family. The Brazilian posted a photo on Instagram of him enjoying a drink with his wife Larissa Pereira. Wijnaldum is getting as much warm weather as possible too by sharing his latest adventures with his huge following on Instagram. Alexander-Arnold posted a picture mid-flight on social media with the caption: ‘Ready to recharge. Recovery is always key’, while holding a can of Red Bull. And Reds midfielder Adam Lallana has flown out to sunny Miami for his short break but he certainly isn’t taking his holiday lightly – he posted a picture at Equinox South Beach gym. Sadio Mane witnessed Manchester City drop even more points during Super Sunday Loading… But while most of Liverpool’s formidable squad have decided to take their mind off the hectic schedule in England, Sadio Mane has opted to rest up at home. The Senegal striker uploaded a photo on his Instagram page of him recovering on his sofa watching ‘Super Sunday’ – witnessing reigning champions Manchester City drop even more points. Klopp has given the green light for his players to soak up the sun rather than worry about the FA Cup replay against League One outfit Shrewsbury at Anfield following the 2-2 draw at New Meadow. The German manager has come in for plenty of criticism for staying away from the FA Cup encounter – insisting he won’t even be in the directors’ box as the kids prepare to battle it out for a place in the fifth round – in what he admits is a point of principle over fixture congestion. Klopp has decided to leave Under-23 coach Neil Critchley in charge of a weakened team on Tuesday night – just like he did for the Carabao Cup quarter-final in December against Aston Villa. And after claiming that the FA had failed to speak to the appropriate people at Liverpool about scheduling the replay in the Premier League’s winter break, he passionately denied that he owed it to paying supporters to at least be in the stadium. Klopp said: ‘What difference would it make? Why should I be there? Give me a reason why I should. On the football side it is clear and the other thing is we have to make a stand.’ Manager Jurgen Klopp has defended his decision to stay away from the Shrewsbury replay Read Also: South Korean court orders compensation for Ronaldo no-show He also vehemently defended his decision to let Critchley take charge of the replay. ‘I don’t just show up for two days’ training and tell them what to do,’ added Klopp. ‘That would be like all the good coaches from the past could still come in, like Fabio Capello could just go to the Italian national team and tell them two days before what to do, and everything would be fine. It is not like this. They need their coach. And they get their coach. Critch.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different Actors10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?last_img read more

Batesville MS VB Falls To Greendale

first_imgThe 7th grade BMS volleyball team fell in a tough 3 set match vs. Greendale. Scores were 25-20; 11-25; 9-15.Anna Bauer was perfect on all 6 of her serves earning 4 points. Macy Prickel was 10 for 11 with 7 points including 5 aces. Abby Westerfeldwas 15 for 16 setting. Sydney Huffner was aggressive at the net, while Westerfeld and Prickel chipped in with 3 and 2 kills respectively.The 8th grade BMS volleyball team could not find any momentum or consistency as they fell to Greendale in 2 games by the scores 25-12, 25-15.Greendale’s powerful serves proved too much for the visiting Bulldogs. Katie Bohman was 8 for 8 serving earning 4 points including an ace.The teams will be at home next week for 2 games beginning with Brookville on Tuesday. The 7th grade game starts at 5:30. Come out and support the Lady Dogs.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.last_img read more

Slaven Bilic hoping Hammers can halt Romelu Lukaku threat

first_imgSlaven Bilic knows West Ham must end Romelu Lukaku’s amazing goalscoring streak against them if they are to break their Everton hoodoo. “So I didn’t know it had been eight years. But that doesn’t mean a lot. It’s a new game. We beat so many big teams this season but that didn’t mean a lot when we lost against Watford last week.” Saturday’s clash is a meeting between Bilic’s two former clubs in England. The Croatian defender joined Everton from the Hammers for £4.5million in 1997 and played under the late Howard Kendall at Goodison. “Will it be a special game? On one hand, yes,” he added. “It’s a game against a big team in the Premier League and it’s a great test for us. “On the other hand it is special because I played there. Some of the people are still there so I am looking forward to it. “I didn’t play for 10 clubs here, I played for two, and one was Everton.” The Hammers have beaten Everton just once in their last 17 meetings, and that victory came on penalties following a 2-2 draw in the FA Cup last season. Pivotal to the Toffees’ most recent successes against West Ham has been Lukaku, who has scored in each of the last six meetings between the teams. Yet Bilic’s side have already ended one Merseyside curse this season when they won at Liverpool for the first time in 50 years. And the Upton Park boss believes they can halt their drought against Everton – as long as they keep the Belgium striker quiet. “That is more important than 17 games,” said Bilic. “He’s scored in six games out of six against us. But that only proves how good he is as a player. “They have some great players with experience, legs, width, pace, imagination – the likes of Ross Barkley. “But if you have to take one player out, then I wouldn’t like to play against Lukaku because he is a top striker and gets assists, and that’s why they paid 30-odd million for him. “But we have great defenders and we’ve already stopped some of the great names this season with the help of the other guys in front of them. “I didn’t know it was that long since we beat them the last time, but that only shows what we are facing; a big club with the mentality of a club that has had its ups and down over the years. “It’s a club thinking big, acting big by signing players and by not letting players go, a massive club. Press Associationlast_img read more

Manchester United strike deal to make MUTV available in China

first_imgThe race to attract Chinese fans to Premier League clubs has taken a new twist after Manchester United signed a deal to show its MUTV channel in the world’s most populated country. United’s rivals Manchester City last month sold a stake in the club to a Chinese consortium, in the belief that their partners will unlock the vast potential for new supporters, and United have now announced their own deal with a Chinese company, though this only covers broadcast rights and not any shareholding. There is growing interest in the Premier League in parts of the Far East. LeTV has paid 400million dollars for the 2016-19 Premier League rights in Hong Kong – double the value of the previous three-year deal. Press Associationcenter_img The MUTV deal is with internet operator Sina Sports for exclusive rights in China to broadcast the the 24-hour channel, including mobile rights. The channel shows as-live coverage and highlights of all United games and coverage of manager Louis van Gaal’s weekly press conference. United claim they have 108 million followers in China and Arthur Wei, senior vice president of Sina Sports, said: “Manchester United has deservedly won over 100 million fans in China and we are excited to see how the club will grow its following through this historic launch. We anticipate this will make great strides to change the way China watches and understands the game of football.” United’s group managing director Richard Arnold said: “This is an important and exciting partnership, not only for Manchester United but also for our Chinese fans. “MUTV broadcasting in China is not only a first for Manchester United, but also a first for any 24/7 dedicated Premier League club channel. We couldn’t have found a better partner to work with on this than Sina Sports.” last_img read more

South Point School, DAV School In Semis Of 15th All Assam Dhan Sena Memorial Inter School Cricket Tournament

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: South Point School and DAV School entered into the semi final in the 15th All Assam Dhan Sena Memorial Inter School Cricket Tournament held at the Latasil ground here today. South Point in the third semi final defeated Bethany school by 7 wickets. In the other quarter final DAV won against Guru Nanak School by 5 wickets.Brief scores: 1st game: Bethany school 88/05 (20 overs), Sahadeep Mandal 21 no, South Point school 91/3 (11.3 overs), Pracheer Changmai 33 no. 2nd game: Gurunanak school 98/7 (20 overs), Rishabh Mallik 17, DAV 99/5 (13.4 overs),Vivek Kumar Rai 49 Ansh Rai 3/24.Also Read: LOCAL SPORTSlast_img

Girls volleyball Bees host Fall Swing Tournament

first_imgThe Northstars did stand up well as the Bees claimed each of the first two sets by modest 25-19 margins and then lost the third set, 25-20, before rebounding to earn yet another 25-19 win in the fourth set to close out the match.Rileigh Kimball dominated at the net for the Bees, putting away a career-best 27 kills to go with 10 digs and six aces, with help from Sophia Kordas, who had nine kills and nine digs, and Kyrah Wilbur, who had seven kills and three blocks.Jenna Garvey earned 32 assists, helped by Summer McClintic, who got 15 assists, four kills and 11 digs. Brooke Clute led the defensive effort, earning 14 digs,For C-NS, Jennifer Carl put together 24 assists and eight digs, with Hannah Mingle playing strong defense and earning 28 digs. Brooke Segars earned nine kills and got 14 digs as McKenna Johnston earned five kills and Aurora Lesinski had four kills.B’ville would rest many of its top players for Wednesday night’s match with Nottingham and nearly drop the first set, but held on to win it 26-24 before pounding the Bulldogs in each of the next two sets by equal 25-11 margins.McClintic gained 11 assists and three aces, while Garvey added seven assists and four aces. On a balanced front line, Taylor LaPage earned five kills, while Katie Naprawa got four kills. Megan Brecht, Margaret Dec and Emma LeGault had three kills apiece.In boys volleyball, Baldwinsville stumbled in last Tuesday’s match at Jamesville-DeWitt, where a close 26-24 first-set defeat proved costly.The Bees also lost the second set 25-17 and, while it pulled out the third set 25-22, the Red Rams held them off 25-23 in the fourth set to win it as Matt Cieplicki had 16 kills and Brevin Scullion earned 25 assists.On B’ville’s side, Aidan Priest and Bradford Doubleday each produced 12 kills and 10 digs, with Carter Healey gaining 30 assists. John Morrissey had six digs and Ben Stisser added four blocks.Up against Liverpool Thursday night, the Bees expected to remain in control of this local rivalry, and won the first set 25-19, only to have the Warriors pull out the second set 26-24 and take the third 25-19.Two points from defeat, B’ville did get the fourth set 26-14 and, in a final-set race to 15 with a two-point margin, was tied, 14-14, but Liverpool earned the serve and closed out the match 16-14.Healey set a career mark with 53 assists, with the passes often going to Priest, who had 22 kills and 11 digs. Curtiss Hey had nine kills, with Adam Lobdell adding six kills and seven digs as Stisser got four kills and John Morrissey had four digs.Anthony Pezzino led Liverpool with 12 kills and nine digs, while Elliott DeForge had seven kills. Jeremy LaManche gained six kills and Aidan Shoemaker had five kills.  Working the back line, Quinn Moore finished with 31 assists and Jagger Alberici gained 20 digs. But in the semifinals, the Bees lost to the same Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake team it beat in the Spartans’ own tournament on Sept. 7. Burnt Hills went on to defeat Victor for the Gold division title.In the other divisions, Fayetteville-Manlius topped Gates-Chili to win the Silver bracket,  reigning state Class B champion Westhill edged Jamesville-DeWitt in the Bronze bracket and Windsor beat Marcellus in the Diamond final.Back on Monday, B’ville hosted Cicero-North Syracuse in a clash for first place in the SCAC Metro division, with both teams entering the match sporting 5-0 league marks. To cap off a busy September, the Baldwinsville girls volleyball team welcomed 27 other teams to Baker High School last Saturday for the annual Fall Swing Tournament.It was the largest field in the tournament’s history, with 28 teams on hand, split up into seven divisions. The top seven finishers, plus one Wild Card, advanced to the Gold Division, with the others put in Silver, Bronze and Diamond divisions.B’ville won its pool over Pittsford Mendon, Marcellus and South Glens Falls and, as the no. 4 seed in the Gold Bracket, got a satisfying quarterfinal win over Shenendehowa, against whom it had lost a string of Class AA regional finals in recent state tournaments. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Baldwinsvillevolleyballlast_img read more