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Child abuse not decreasing in NZ – study


first_imgNZ Herald 9 Dec 2011New Zealand’s poor child abuse record has been laid bare in a major international study. It has been named as one of six countries and states where there is no clear evidence of a decrease in child maltreatment over the past two decades. The study, led by Professor Ruth Gilbert from the University College London Institute of Child Health (ICH), used three types of child maltreatment indicators; violent deaths in children, hospitalised injuries related to maltreatment, and involvement with child protection agencies. The indicators were gathered from health and child protection agencies, and compared trends in children aged under 11 across New Zealand, England, Sweden, the USA, Western Australia and Manitoba in Canada. The study found large variations in the frequency of involvement with child protection agencies, but little difference between the rates of maltreatment-related injury or violent death. Contributing author and Otago University research fellow Dr Pauline Gulliver said it was concerning there had been no apparent change in child maltreatment rates in New Zealand.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10772101READ the report http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(11)61087-8/fulltextlast_img read more


Trinidad government thanks police for not abandoning duties


first_img Share Tweet Share NewsRegional Trinidad government thanks police for not abandoning duties by: – August 16, 2011 Sharing is caring!center_img Share 11 Views   no discussions Flag of Trinidad and Tobago. Photo credit: flags.netPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The government of Trinidad and Tobago has commended the members of the protective services for their “expressed and demonstrated commitment to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, and to maintaining their commitment to protect and serve with pride.”The government noted that Monday’s call for a day of “rest and reflection” by a very few dispassionate personnel, was met with very little response and has, in fact, bolstered the image of the dedicated members of the Police Service as men and women who continue to rank amongst the nation’s finest.The government said it continues to acknowledge and appreciate the Trinidad and Tobago Police Services’ sworn loyalty to their country and its citizenry, and expressed, on behalf of the people of Trinidad and Tobago, genuine gratitude for not abandoning their duties.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more


Greensburg police investigating car fires as arson


first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — Greensburg police say they are investigating recent car fires as arson.Since the beginning of the year, the Greensburg Police Department has investigated six arson cases.Arrests have been made in two of the cases.The Greensburg Fire Department says the most recent suspicious fire was on April 21 when a bucket truck, flatbed truck, and pickup truck owned by a tree trimming company were set on fire.All of the fires have been reported by people passing by.last_img


NFF shouldn’t have made details of Rohr’s contract public — Akanni


first_imgRelatedPosts Lagos CP declares war on cultists, traffic offenders Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Wahidi Akanni, a former Chairman of the Lagos State Football Association, on Monday in Lagos said the Nigeria Football Federation has been unfair to Gernot Rohr, the Super Eagles’ Head Coach. Akanni told the News Agency of Nigeria that the public disclosure of terms and conditions of the possible renewal of Rohr’s contract by the NFF was unnecessary. NAN reports that NFF President Amaju Pinnick had recently said Rohr would be handed a new contract to sign if he agreed to the terms. Akanni, an ex-international, however told NAN that making Rohr’s contract public as Pinnick did would only mean that the two parties had not been communicating effectively. He said: “I think with the back and forth media correspondences between NFF and Rohr, it is obvious that both are not talking. “A contract between an employee and his employer should not be in the public for that matter. “Changing of terms in an employee contract also should not be a problem if it’s acceptable by the employee. “But while we hope this will be resolved quickly and amicably, one must acknowledge that NFF has no right to make the contract public because this will bring in a lot of negative sentiments against the coach.” NAN reports that Rohr has been spending most of his time in the French city of Bordeaux and only comes to Nigeria when he has an assignment. The Franco-German has been severally criticised for not looking the way of players in the Nigeria Professional Football League. He had always insisted that Nigeria’s best players are those who play in many of the league competitions in Europe. NAN.Tags: Gernot RohrLagos StateNFFSuper Eagles Head CoachWahidi Akannilast_img read more


Softball: Badgers drop both games of doubleheader to Minnesota


first_imgThe struggles continued both at the plate and on the mound for the Wisconsin softball team (19-30, 3-16 Big Ten), as the Badgers dropped their sixth and seventh straight games at the hands of No. 9 Minnesota (43-8, 17-3 Big Ten) in the final home doubleheader of the season Wednesday night.Game 1With freshman starter Mariah Watts taking the mound in the opening game, the Badgers aimed to reverse their recent misfortunes against Big Ten competition. Similar to previous recent outings at home, the Badgers dug themselves an early hole in the opening frame, giving up a two-run double to Minnesota’s Kaitlyn Richardson.Wisconsin managed to cut down the deficit in the bottom of the first after Chloe Miller drove home centerfielder Maria Van Abel with a double of her own. Kelsey Jenkins walked in the following at bat, putting two runners on with just one out. But Minnesota’s Sara Groenewegen avoided any further damage, retiring the side with a 2-1 lead.Similar to the first inning, the Gophers tacked on another two-RBI double, building onto a lead that they would not relinquish for the remainder of the game.A bomb from Jenkins over the left field fence would cut the lead down to 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth, but a two-run Gopher homerun in the seventh inning from Taylor Lemay served as the dagger for any Wisconsin comeback. The Badgers managed just five hits as Groenewegen struck out 13 in a 7-2 Minnesota victory.With the Badgers playing through one of the most difficult parts of their schedule, head coach Yvette Healy looked beyond the final score of recent games and instead highlighted the positive moments from her underclassmen, namely pitcher Mariah Watts.“I loved what Mariah brought to the table, I thought she threw a stellar game and I think we could’ve defended better behind her,” Healy said. “She missed a pitch late for the home run, but still awesome for a freshman. We’re really excited about that.”Game 2Minnesota picked up right where they left off in Game 1 with a leadoff triple from third baseman Sam Macken. A groundball single right up the middle from Danielle Parlich in the next at bat drove Macken home easily, and again the Badgers found themselves in a first-inning deficit.A two-RBI single from Taylor Lemay extended the Gophers’ lead, but Wisconsin’s Taylor Paige Stewart managed to strand the bases loaded after forcing a pop out and strikeout to keep the score 3-0.The Badgers worked together a two out rally in the bottom of the opening frame after a Chloe Miller double, a Van Abel infield single, and a walk loaded the bases up for freshman Sam Arents. Arents launched a bullet down the right field line, but Minnesota’s first basemen snagged it in the knick of time, saving what could’ve been multiple runs for the Badgers. It would be the last major scoring opportunity the Badgers would have against Gopher pitcher Nikki Anderson, who allowed just two hits on zero runs in her first four innings of work.The pitching struggles continued in the second inning for Wisconsin as the Gophers’ Sara Groenewegen cleared the left center fence for a two-run homer. Similar to Watts, the Gophers seemingly jumped on any mistake Stewart made in the strike zone. The Gophers weren’t cutting any breaks for Stewart when she stepped up to the plate either: she was robbed of a single in her first at-bat a would-be single if not for an impressive diving catch by the centerfielder.Greoenewegen’s second consecutive homerun in the top of the fourth capped off an all-around dominant day for the Gopher pitcher, extending the Minnesota lead to 6-0. A two-out RBI double from Madie Eckstrom off the left-field fence brought the Gophers within two-innings of a mercy-rule victory.Going into the bottom of the fifth trailing 12-0, the Badgers needed to score 5 runs to avoid another mercy-rule loss. An error allowed Wisconsin’s Flugaur to score their lone run of the game, but the game ended 12-1 in five innings after the Badgers couldn’t climb within eight runs.Reflecting on her final innings in center field at the Goodman Diamond, Van Abel described a moment that was a whole lot bigger than just the game at-hand,“I’ve spent a lot of time out in that grass, so there’s a lot of good memories out there, and that’s definitely what I’ll hold on to,” Van Abel said. “At the end of the day, you don’t really remember how many runs you lost or won by, or if you struck out, and while I obviously like to go out with a win, it’s been really amazing. Being out in center that last inning, I was actually thinking a lot more about those things.”last_img read more


Foley and O’ Donnell retain Munster places


first_imgKevin O’ Byrne makes his second Pro 12 start,  with Dave Kilcoyne and BJ Botha either side of him in the front row.Conor Murray is joined by JJ Hanrahan in the half-backs, the centre partnership is Ivan Dineen and Andrew Smith, with Gerhard van den Heever joining Simon Zebo and Felix Jones in the back three.Munster XV (v Scarlets, Thomond Park, Friday, 7:35): Felix Jones, Gerhard van den Heever, Andrew Smith, Ivan Dineen, Simon Zebo; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Kevin O’Byrne, BJ Botha; Dave Foley, Billy Holland; Peter O’Mahony – capt, Tommy O’Donnell, CJ StanderReplacements: Eusebio Guinazu, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Donncha O’Callaghan, Robin Copeland, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, Johne Murphy Head Coach Anthony Foley has made 8 changes in all to the team that beat Leinster last weekend.Foley is joined in the second row by Billy Holland, with O’ Donnell retaining the no.7 jersey.Elsewhere,  Captain Peter O’ Mahony follows up on his subs appearance at the Aviva by returning at no.6, with CJ Stander switching to 8. last_img read more


Swan going for glory in Gowran


first_imgThe first on a seven race card gets underway at 1.15 this afternoon. Cloughjordan based Charlie Swan will be hoping that his charge Make A Track will give him a great send-off from training in the Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase.The former champion jockey retires from training at the end of the month – with today probably his last chance of winning a major race.He won this one in 2002 with This Is Serious.last_img


Wellington Police Notes: Monday, May 5, 2014


first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, May 5, 2014:•12:23 p.m., Officers investigated a theft of medication in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•4:55 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•6 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 700 block E. 7th, Wellington.last_img


Wellington Fire/EMS weekly log report: Sept. 19-25, 2016


first_img20-Sep12:21 PMInjury AccidentUS 81 & 30th Avenue 20-Sep5:19 AMMedical Trauma500 block North Plum 20-Sep5:54 PMMedical Emergency400 block S. Washington Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Sept. 19 to Sept. 25, 2016 is as follows: 25-Sep1:26 AMInjury Accident700 block S. Oliver 23-Sep12:37 PMMedical Emergency500 block N. Olive 25-Sep2:06 AMOil Tank Fire800 block N. Tyler 23-Sep7:50 AMInjury AccidentUS 160 & Woodlawn 22-Sep1:58 PMGrass FireEdwards & US 160 25-Sep5:58 PMPropane Leak300 block N. Hoover 20-Sep10:13 AMInvestigate Odor1400 block N. Poplar 21-Sep9:43 AMMedical Emergency600 block North C 20-Sep3:55 PMMedical Trauma400 block S. Oliver 24-Sep1:28 AMMedical Emergency100 block N. Washington Wellington Fire & EMS Weekly Run Log 21-Sep7:08 AMMedical Alarm1400 block E. 100th South 19-Sep11:06 PMMedical Emergency700 block North Fcenter_img Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 25-Sep10:22 PMCancelled EnrouteUS 81 & 30th Avenue 24-Sep9:39 AMMedical Emergency200 block South B 20-Sep6:45 PMTransfer to Wichita 22-Sep3:48 PMTransfer to Wichita 21-Sep1:44 PMMedical Emergency1500 block N. Washington 24-Sep6:33 AMMedical Emergency1600 block W. 8th 24-Sep7:35 PMTransfer to Wichita 21-Sep9:11 PMMedical Emergency1100 block E. 16th 21-Sep10:04 AMTransfer to Wichita 22-Sep8:09 AMTransfer to Wichita 20-Sep4:18 PMMedical Emergency700 block S. Woodlawn 22-Sep7:44 PMMedical Emergency1000 block College 25-Sep8:27 AMMedical Emergency200 block N. Elm Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more


Armchair fans can now start counting down the days to the return of sport


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Please contact the form owner to correct this issue.Please check the field: Support the George cross for the NHS campaign Cancel Previous← Next→ Name* Email* 7ARMCHAIR  fans can start counting down the days to the return of sport with the Government considering the green light for a big comeback.It is just the boost the nation needs after weeks of lockdown with only the monumental fund-raising efforts of Captain Tom Moore to cheer.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates7 In an ideal world, easing restrictions early next month could mean the Premier League being able to resume behind closed doors on May 30Credit: PA:Press Association7 Sporting events would need to be televised and take place behind closed doorsCredit: Getty Images – GettySky and the BBC have done their best to keep us entertained with re-runs of classic sporting occasions — but there is nothing to compare with live match action.The thought that we could be just weeks away from welcoming back sporting icons — such as Harry Kane, Ben Stokes, Owen Farrell, Dina Asher-Smith and Rory McIlroy — will be a huge lift to millions.Let’s just hope the Government’s admirable ambition can be matched by reality.There are a lot of hurdles to be cleared before the nation’s finest sportsmen and women can safely return to action.No risks can be taken nor corners cut when we are dealing with a deadly infection that has already claimed close to 20,000 British lives.7Join our George Cross campaign for NHS staffWe are urging Sun readers to sign a petition calling for our NHS staff to be awarded the George Cross.We are backing a proposal by Lord Ashcroft to honour our health heroes with the gallantry gong given for acts of bravery that did not take place in battle.A No10 spokesman said: “The NHS is doing a fantastic job and the nation will want to find a way to say thank you when we have defeated this virus.” SAS hero Andy McNab added: “The award of a George Cross would show an emotional appreciation.”We are asking our readers to please sign the petition below. But if anything can encourage the public to stay safely at home, it’s the thought of stretching out on the sofa to watch Manchester City v Liverpool or England’s cricketers against the Aussies.If all goes to plan and the coronavirus pandemic starts to ease, the UK will ­cautiously start to emerge from isolation on May 7.That would allow our footballers, cricketers, rugby players and athletes to return to full-time training after six weeks of treadmills and exercise bikes.In an ideal world, it would mean the Premier League being able to resume behind closed doors on May 30.In the meantime, all eyes will be on Germany, where the first major football league plans to start again on May 9.But if anything should go wrong in the Bundesliga, and even one player goes down with the virus, it would be a massive setback for everyone.Let’s hope that does not come to pass.Britain needs our sporting heroes like never before.7 Welcoming back sporting icons — such as Harry Kane, above, Ben Stokes, Owen Farrell, Dina Asher-Smith and Rory McIlroy — will be a huge lift to millions of BritsCredit: PA:Press Association7 Live sporting events could soon return to the UK’s TV screensCredit: Alamy7MOST READ IN COMMENTCommentDAMIEN LANE5p piece was most prized possession of Irishman in 1980s Germany – here’s whyCOMMENTOliver CallanHas opposition held Government to account for its knee-jerk Covid reactions?Commentmark mayPublic debate about Daniel Kinahan’s role in sport should be watershed momentCommentALLY ROSSCelebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins was the saving grace of lockdownCommentRODERIC O’GORMANWe can emerge from crisis with economy focus AND tackle climate changeCommentOLIVER CALLANMarriage equality has improved so many of our lives – 5yrs after referendumCORONAVIRUS CRISIS – STAY IN THE KNOWDon’t miss the latest news and figures – and essential advice for you and your family.To receive The Sun’s Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Get Britain’s best-selling newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day – find out more.NBA ‘to launch video game league among players to be broadcast on ESPN’ amid coronavirus sport shutdown   First Name* Confirm Enter your save and resume password GOT a story? 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