Chch residents expect sex workers to return

first_imgRadio NZ News 27 November 2017Family First Comment: “Residents were already gathering pictures of condoms and needles in their gardens, video of sex workers shouting as well as pictures of business transactions taking place in front of their homes.”Poor families – having to put up with a flawed law and pathetic support from police and council.Some Christchurch residents are dreading the summer as they expect street based sex workers to return to their neighbourhood.Residents in St Albans, a suburb just north of the central city, said, for the last six years, they had been abused, they had seen sex workers engaged sex acts in their backyards and they frequently saw condoms and needles littered across the driveways.Christchurch City Council had been grappling with how to deal with it, although last month it threw out a potential bylaw which would limit where sex workers could work, proposed by the residents and their lawyers.The council believed enforcement would not be practical – instead they opted for a community-led working group, backed by the police and the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective.But one resident, Matt Bonis, said he was sceptical it would change anything in the long run.The next stepChristchurch City Council voted for a community working group last month, partly due to the impracticalities it saw with the legal-framework and enforcement of a bylaw.But none of the sex workers RNZ spoke with said they had been spoken to by council staff, before it decided a community-based working group was the right approach.RNZ put this to the council, who confirmed no staff had been deployed to Manchester Street to consult with the sex workers directly prior to the council vote.The council’s head of strategic policy, Helen Beaumont, said there was no need to, as the focus was on the legal viability of a bylaw.“No, we didn’t speak to the sex workers, we used the Prostitutes’ Collective as their sort of union,” she said. “They have a very good understanding of the situation for the sex workers on the street, so they were able to provide that perspective to us.”Ms Beaumont said representatives from the working group would be sent out to Manchester Street in the coming weeks.READ MORE: read more

Forty-five individuals to graduate from tour/trail guiding programme

first_img Tweet EducationLocalNewsTertiary Forty-five individuals to graduate from tour/trail guiding programme by: – July 27, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share 21 Views   no discussions Logo of the Waitukubuli Nationa Trail. Photo credit: searchdominica.com45 individuals from across the island will this afternoon graduate from a training programme in tour/trail guiding.The program whic was organised by the Waitikubuli National Trail Project Management Unit as it continues its capacity building training programme in various fields to provide products and services that support operation of the Waitukubuli National Trail beyond the project life.The training is expected to ensure that a cadre of trail guides are available within rural communities along the trail.The Waitikubuli National Trail Project Management Unit has collaborated with the Dominica state college to execute a series of training programmes.A closing ceremony for the basic level program will take place on from 4:30 pm at Public Service Union.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Girls Swimming Sectional Finals Results

first_imgGirls Swimming Sectional Final Results.Saturday  (2-4)2017 Girls Swimming Sectional Finals @ Columbus North2017 Girls Swimming Sectional Final Scores @ Columbus North2017 Girls Swimming Sectional Finals @ Floyd Central2017 Girls Swimming Sectional Finals Scores Floyd CentralCongratulations to our our area Girls Swimmers on a job well done.Courtesy of the IHSAA.last_img

Bucks Trample Eagles

first_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts BUCKSPORT — Righthander Sarah Sutherland scattered six hits, struck out nine and walked nobody in pitching the Golden Bucks to an 11-1 win over the Eagles on Thursday.Megan Panaro had a double and a single with an RBI, and Rochelle Pelletier, Katlynn Williams and India Stewart each singled and drove in two runs for the Golden Bucks.For the Eagles, Lily Cooper tripled, Ashley Smith and Casey Wyman each had a pair of singles and Anna Seavey singled. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest posts by admin (see all) Bio House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 admin This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

T&T’s Hypolite catches flack for ESPN coverage

first_imgTRINIDAD and Tobago’s Chef de Mission, Dr Ian Hypolite has received some flak for what some have called a conflict of interest at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Hypolite played an important role for ESPN during its coverage of the games, analysing the track and field events for the media house, all the while, reports suggest, he was shirking his duties as Chef de Mission.The Chef de Mission’s job requirements are immense and there are corridors of discontent, saying Hypolite could not have been effective if he had other focuses.The questions have grown even louder because Hypolite’s Trinidad and Tobago underperformed badly, with their only medal coming at the end of the track and field events, with Keshorn Walcott throwing the javelin far enough for a bronze medal.One incident that came to the fore was a disqualification of the T&T team in the 4×100 metres relay.Hypolite, on ESPN, said he believed T&T should ask for a review upon seeing a replay, however, there were concerns that he should have been the person leading the charge in that regard.However, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee had sanctioned Dr Hypolite’s ESPN activities, saying his vast experience would serve to accurately analyse the team’s medal opportunities in track and field. ( read more

AFN Congress, Board Deny Amendment of the 2017 Constitution

first_imgIbrahim Gasau Members of the Congress and Board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) are yet to come to term with the purported amendment of 2017 constitution as claimed by the federation Preident, Ibrahim Gasau recently.The AFN boss had in a memo to 37-member state associations including the Federal Capital Territory on August 7th, 2020 said that the 2017 constitution was amended at a congress of the federation in Awka, Anambra State on December 4th, 2019 and that the constitution ”that was forwarded to the World Athletics (WA) was the AFN Constitution 2017 (as amended).”But African 400m record holder and Olympics 400m and 4x400m medallist who is also the chairperson of Ogun State Athletics Association, Falilat Ogunkoya, rejected Gusau’s claim in the memo. ‘Which constitution was amended? I didn’t receive any proposal from the AFN to that effect. The constitution of the AFN is clear on how and when the constitution can be amended,” observed Ogunkoya.In the same vein, the Chairman of Ekiti State Athletics Association, Samuel Fatula, said the reports of the purported amendment is a joke carried too far.“The AFN constitution that was adopted in 2017 made it clear that member-state associations must receive any proposal for the amendment of the constitution at least three months before the congress where the amendment is sccheduled to hold.“I am the chairman of Ekiti State Athletics Association and a member federation of the AFN. I want to categorically state here that I did not receive any proposal for the amendment,” said one of the two Nigerian track and field statisticians recognised by the international body of statisticians.”The only correspondence I got was the notice for the congress in Awka but didn’t attend because it ran foul of the provisions of the AFN constitution which stipulated a 60-day notice before a congress could be convened,” added Fatunla.While national 5000m record holder and Chairman of Plateau State Athletics Association, Timon Gunen, corroborated Fatunla’s claim and denied receiving any such proposal.Members of the board of the AFN as well as the secretariat of the federation are all unaware of the amendment which Gusau said in his memo of August 7,2020.“This is news to us,” said Maria Worphil, Professor Emmanuel Ojeme, Himma Charles, ex-internationals Rosa Collins and Brown Ebewele and Olympians, Gabriel Okon and Tafida Fidelis Gadzama, all members of the board of the federation.“If there is going to be any amendment to the constitution, the board of the AFN will first discuss it before our recommendations are passed down to member state associations through the Secretary General of the federation.The AFN constitution is clear on this.’ “Article 10.1.3 also clarifies thus: All proposals as well as recommendations of the council related to such proposal shall be sent to member state association by the Secrertary General at least three (3) months prior to the congress. This provision has not been complied with and what transpired in Awka where the so-called congress was held was a sham,’ added Mrs Worphil, a former member of World Athletics Women’s Commission.A top official at the secretariat of the AFN confirmed that the AFN neither received a proposal for an amendment to the constitution nor the board met to dicuss any such proposal.“At all the board meetings held in 2019, the issue of amendment of the 2017 AFN constitution never came up; it was neither mentioned nor discussed,” he said and quoted article 10.1.2 of the AFN constitution to back his stand.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Bleach with some final words of advice

first_imgHall of Fame columnist, Badger alum and occasional University of Wisconsin professor Len Shapiro utilizes a rolodex of maxims when teaching his sports journalism course, and in my final column for the Badger Herald, one in particular comes to mind.“You will be rewarded for showing up.”Now, Shapiro was making the point that a good journalist will always make the extra phone call, drive 50 minutes to see the high school game and in general just not take the easy way out. Good solid advice for any career, really.But it might apply to Wisconsin students even more prominently.As any good SOAR leader will tell you, this university and city has just about anything that an incoming freshman would like to try. We have three revenue sports at the top of their game, a plethora of clubs for all interests and, yes, two daily student newspapers.**Mandatory pitch on behalf of the BH: This place really is awesome. I am trying to avoid the heartfelt farewell column that you, the reader, don’t really care about. But seriously, if you have any interest in writing, expressing your opinion or just generally pissing people off, come to the Herald. You will not regret it. I love you guys.All you have to do is show up. Several examples from this year alone prove it.For the Ohio State football game, tickets were being sold online for $300-$400. It was enough to pay for a student’s entire season ticket package.Theoretically, I can understand the temptation to cash in one game to pay for the rest.Practically, those who sold their OSU tickets are abject morons.From the very first kickoff – bless you David Gilreath, you finally brought one back – to the rushing of the field, it was the most exciting UW sporting event since … well … ever. No one in attendance will ever be a part of 80,000 people simultaneously enjoying that same level of euphoria ever again.Unless you are one of the vultures buying tickets solely to sell them – dare I make a “Worst People On Campus Joke Here”? – what was the point of buying season tickets if not hoping for just a chance to be a part of a moment like that.And all you had to do was show up.For basketball, the story repeated itself. The No. 1 undefeated Buckeyes came to town, and scalping prices skyrocketed. For those who missed the game, all Jordan Taylor did was submit THE greatest performance of a Badger basketball player ever. And I mean ever-ever.If there is anything to learn from Ohio State besides the jersey-to-tattoo monetary scale, it is just come to the damn game. In 10 years I will still remember taking down No. 1 Ohio State twice. I wonder if the scalpers will remember the cheap beer they bought with their haul?The tour guide speeches of limitless opportunity don’t lie when it comes to Wisconsin. Be it snow days, protests, the Terrace or a good old-fashioned ass-whupping of Ohio State, Madison provides memories that created the phrase the “good ‘ol days.”Just make sure you are there to see it.Michael is graduating with a degree in journalism and history. For those who still are curious about the View From The Bleachers, check out his new home at For your favorite memories of Madison, email Michael at or follow him on twitter @michaelbleach.Thanks for reading over three years.last_img read more

Kearns says player confidence continues to grow

first_imgTipp FM will have live commentary on the match, which gets underway at 3.30 on Sunday afternoon.  Our coverage will be brought to you in association with John Kennedy Motors, Cashel Road, Clonmel. The Premier County will take on Mayo in their first All-Ireland semi-final for 81 year this weekend.They’ve beaten heavy-hitters Cork, Derry and Galway – who are all ranked higher than Tipp – en route to Sunday’s clash with the Connacht side.Liam believes these wins have had a very positive effect on the players…last_img read more

Morocco 2015 Qualifier: 15,000 match tickets to go on Sale

first_imgThe National Sports Authority (NSA) on Wednesday morning released 15, 000 match tickets for sale at the Tamale Sports Stadium for the AFCON qualifier between the Black Stars and Syli National of Guinea.Smart Abbey, head of Safety and Security, said in an interview that the tickets forms part of the initial release of match tickets for sale ahead of the match.According to Abbey, the NSA will release additional tickets later in the day based on a critical assessment of the situation, adding that they will not fill the 21,000 capacity stadium.He noted, as per the rules of the NSA, that they will not release all 21,000 tickets since that could lead to stampede.Abbey, however stated that, the NSA is aware of the security threat and dangers involved in filling the stadium to capacity and has called for adequate reinforcement from the security services.He was confident security arrangements for the match will be executed to avoid any form of stampede. The Black Stars are for the for the first time playing at the Tamale Sports Stadium, and the massive reception given the team gives a clear indication of  the expected turnout at the stadium.last_img read more

What channel is Alabama vs. Michigan on today? Time, TV schedule for Citrus Bowl 2020

first_imgNo. 9 Alabama and No. 17 Michigan face off in the Citrus Bowl on Wednesday, one of four college football bowls on the 2020 New Year’s Day schedule.Alabama (10-2, 6-2 SEC) makes its way to the Citrus Bowl after suffering two regular-season losses to LSU and Auburn — the first time that has happened since 2010. The Crimson Tide had College Football Playoff championship aspirations this season, so it’s on Nick Saban to keep his team motivated enough for a postseason win for a fifth straight year. MORE: Alabama vs. Michigan odds, predictions, betting trendsWhat channel is Alabama vs. Michigan on today?TV channel (national): ABCLive stream: WatchESPNAlabama vs. Michigan is televised nationally on ABC, one of four games played on New Year’s Day on Wednesday. Dave Pasch will do play-by-play, Greg McElroy will serve as the analyst and Tom Luginbill will be the sideline reporter.What time does the Alabama vs. Michigan bowl game start?Date: Wednesday, Jan. 1Start time: 1 p.m. ETThe Citrus Bowl matchup between Alabama and Michigan starts at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Alabama and Michigan have have split their four meetings, with the Wolverines winning the first meeting 28-24 in the 1988 Hall of Fame Bowl. Alabama returned the favor when it beat the Wolverines 17-14 in the 1997 Outback Bowl. Michigan got back on top of the series again in 2000, beating the Crimson Tide 35-34 in the Orange Bowl. Alabama once again evened the series in 2012, beating 41-14 to start the season.College Football Playoff, New Year’s 6 gamesSaturday, Dec. 28BowlTeamsCotton Bowl ClassicPenn State 53, Memphis 39Peach Bowl (CFP semifinal)LSU 63, Oklahoma 28Fiesta Bowl (CFP semifinal)Clemson 29, Ohio State 23Monday, Dec. 30BowlTeamsOrange BowlFlorida 36, Virginia 28Wednesday, Jan. 1BowlTeamsTime (ET)TVRose Bowl GameWisconsin vs. Oregon5 p.m.ESPNSugar BowlGeorgia vs. Baylor8:45 p.m.ESPNMonday, Jan. 13BowlTeamsTime (ET)TVCollege Football Playoff championshipLSU vs. Clemson8 p.m.ESPN The Wolverines (9-3, 6-3 Big Ten) made the Citrus Bowl by winning four of their last five games, including a top-10 opponent in Notre Dame. Michigan is looking for its fourth 10-win season under coach Jim Harbaugh, but it has lost three straight bowl games, including two in the New Year’s 6 and two to SEC opponents.Here’s a guide to everything you need to watch the 2020 Citrus Bowl between Alabama and Michigan, including start time, TV channel and a full New Year’s Six bowl schedule.last_img read more