Street Workers Headache

first_imgManukau Courier 11 Feb 2012Lace and Craft Shop owner Susan Maxey has been driven out of the Manurewa community by aggressive sex workers, after more than 35 years providing its sewing and craft supplies. Maich Rd is just too unsafe for her customers and staff, Maxey says. Used condoms, half-naked sex workers and bad language during office hours were hard enough to stomach, but over the last 18 months the issues have ”snowballed”, she claims. Prostitutes have become more aggressive, accosting passersby and cat fighting amongst themselves on the corner of Northcrest Way and Maich Rd – meaning customers have stayed away. ”They’d say ‘Love the shop! But we don’t want to see that – and we don’t want our children to see that’.” Other customers complained their husbands and partners were constantly accosted, Maxey says. The final straw came when a customer had to rescue an elderly man who was threatened at knifepoint by a sex worker. read more

Racial connotations over black sheep prompts changes to Baa Baa Black Sheep at Victorian kinders

first_imgHerald Sun 17 October 2014Staff at childcare centres in the south-eastern suburbs told the Herald Sun the lyric was being changed to reflect a multicultural community.Kindergarten teachers have told the Herald Sun a centre in Melbourne’s east had also considered changing the line “one for the little boy who lives down the lane” in case it could be deemed sexist.Some parents and teachers say it is political correctness gone mad.Celine Pieterse, co-ordinator of Malvern East’s Central Park Child Care, said children could still use “black” if they chose to. “We try to introduce a variety of sheep.”At nearby Bubbles Pre-School, owner Belli Spanos encouraged the original lyrics: “There are black sheep and there are white sheep … it’s not implying anything, other than the colour of the sheep.”Cheltenham’s Lepage Primary principal came under fire in 2010 after pupils were told to replace “gay” with “fun” in Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gumtree.The Education Department said it did not tell early learning staff what to teach children. read more

Nationwide recall issued for Wayne Farms chicken products

first_imgWasgington D.C. — Wayne Farms, LLC, a Decatur, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 438,960 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal pieces, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The frozen, ready-to-eat, fully cooked chicken products were produced on various dates from July 4 through July 17, 2018. The following products that are subject to recall can be found here. [View Labels (PDF only)]The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-20214” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors, restaurants and further processing locations nationwide.The problem was discovered after the firm received a customer complaint on July 27, 2018. The firm investigated to determine the nature of the foreign material complaint and notified FSIS of the findings on Sept. 4, 2018.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injury due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.last_img read more

Season championship wins to Rust, Smith, Logue, Watson

first_imgThis handed the lead over to Al Wolfgram until Joel Rust came calling and took over the top spot just a lap later.  After Rust got the lead, he pulled away and scored the comfortable win.  Wolfgram held the runner-up spot. Tim Ward was third. Jake McBirnie held a thirty-two point lead over Cory Pestotnik going into the final go around of the season in the Elmquist IMCA Northern SportMod 23-lap feature.  McBirnie shot to the lead as the race went green and continued to hold it through three early cautions.  When the yellow flew on lap 10, Johnathon Logue had moved from sixth starting to third and on the restart made the move into second and began to hound leader McBirnie. Next Saturday, Aug. 31 is the Prelude to the Super Nationals when drivers arriving early for the 37th running of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s come to test the waters of Boone Speedway. Then starting on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2, it will be six straight days of racing for the annual Super Nationals extravaganza. BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 24) – The 2019 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season came to a close Saturday at Boone Speedway with season championship night.  Sixteen points separated Scott Davis and Donavon Smith before the Arnold Motor Supply IMCA Stock Car 23-lap feature. Smith led this one from start to finish to take the checkers.  Drivers behind him were battling it out for position through much of the race, with Josh Daniels taking the runner-up spot. Devin Smith finished third while Davis, with a seventh place finish took the track title.It was no contest for the track championship in the Snap-on Tools IMCA Modified class.  Jimmy Gustin held a whopping 109 point lead, and had the track title wrapped up. Gustin led the 25-lap race through lap six when a caution flew, then exited the track content to have no further wear and tear on his hot rod. His persistence paid off a handful of laps later when he made the pass at the flagstand to take over the top spot. He would then keep it the rest of the way to the checkers and the win.  Cory Pestotnik came home in second place and McBirnie finished third. McBirnie is the 2019 track champion. The Pickett Salvage IMCA Hobby Stocks had an eight point separation between Aaron Rudolph and John Watson for their 20-lap main.  Rudolph held the upper hand on lap one but by lap two, Watson had the lead.  From there on, he held it to the flying checkers and the win in the caution-free race. Shaun Wirtz took second and Rudolph was third.  Rudolph is the 2019 track champion.  By Joyce Eiselelast_img read more

Greensburg man racks up 20-years in prison for bomb, probation charges

first_imgGreensburg, In. — A Greensburg man arrested for possession of an explosive device has been sentenced in Decatur County Superior Court to 16 years in prison.In June of 2018 ,a concerned citizen reported a suspicious package in the area of South Broadway Street. Police tracked that package back to Aaron Land, 22, who lived a few blocks away. Police believe Land had intended the package for someone who lived nearby.The device never detonated.Land was also given an additional four years in prison for probation violations.Decatur County prosecutor Nathan Harter said, “Mr. Land seriously jeopardized the health and safety of the people of Greensburg. I am grateful to Greensburg Police, Greensburg Fire, and the Indiana State Police Explosives Ordnance Disposal team for their handling of the dangerous situation.”last_img read more

BOUNCED OUT: Dayton upsets Syracuse 55-53 in Round of 32 as Ennis’ game-winning attempt rims out

first_img Published on March 22, 2014 at 9:50 pm Contact Trevor: | @TrevorHass BUFFALO, N.Y. — Minutes removed from walking past a Dayton celebration, C.J. Fair sat in the corner of the Syracuse locker room.Toes curled. Jersey still on. Head hanging forward, fully concealed by a white towel.Motionless.Five minutes passed. Media members uncomfortably watched as Fair sat there. Finally, he removed the veil and offered the faintest of smiles. But his eyes were swollen and he slumped against the wall, devastated by what had just transpired.This was supposed to be the year. Fair had inched closer and closer to a championship in his four years. Now it was his time to shine, to return glory to a program so accustomed to greatness but with only one championship to its name.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut Syracuse came up two points short. After single-handedly keeping the Orange in the game down the stretch, Tyler Ennis missed a questionable pull-up jumper with eight seconds to go and SU down one, and then the 3 that would have won it. No. 3-seed Syracuse (28-6, 14-4 Atlantic Coast) fell to No. 11-seed Dayton (25-10, 10-6 Atlantic 10) 55-53 in the Round of 32 at First Niagara Center on Saturday, as its season came to a premature end.“They were the better team tonight,” Fair said, rubbing his face and looking downward as he revealed a truth all too clear for the Orange after the game.Ennis sat 15 feet away from Fair in the adjacent corner, bombarded by media. Just 15 minutes earlier, he nearly kept SU’s season alive with a go-ahead 3-pointer that rimmed out.The typically quiet Rakeem Christmas was especially soft-spoken, as tears swelled in his eyes. Trevor Cooney kept his head down, two nights after lighting the gym on fire. The usually jovial Michael Gbinije sat in desolation.“It would have been kind of a miracle season if something like that were to happen,” Ennis said. “Realistically you’re not going to hit every game winner unless you’re Kobe Bryant.”But Ennis had given Syracuse fans reason for hope.The superstar freshman already had a 35-foot buzzer beater to his name. Another game-winning layup. A 28-point performance.Saturday’s game winner would have been the enchilada of them all. And he had already scored 11 points in the final four minutes.“When it left my hands it looked good,” Ennis said. “Up until I saw it bounce out, I thought it was going to bounce back in.”Ennis had another chance to push Syracuse ahead after a trap forced Dayton’s Jordan Sibert to step out of bounds with 14 seconds left.But after swooping toward the basket for layup after layup in the game’s closing minutes, Ennis went away from what had been working.He pulled up for a jumper from just behind the free-throw line, much to the dismay of SU head coach Jim Boeheim.“With 13 seconds to go, we wanted to get it to Tyler and drive the ball,” Boeheim said. “We’d just driven the ball for three baskets, and I don’t know why he settled for the jump shot. There was plenty of time. He had space. I’m not sure why.”Boeheim snarled at Ennis as he walked toward the SU bench.Moments later, Dyshawn Pierre would miss his second free throw, Christmas would snag the rebound and Ennis — after jetting up the court much like he did at Pittsburgh — would put up a potential game winner.But the miracle never came.The ball bounced out, and with it so did Syracuse’s chances at a national title. The miss also ended the collegiate careers of Fair and center Baye Moussa Keita, and possibly Ennis’ and Grant’s, as well.“You think something good’s going to happen just because it always does,” Cooney said, “but the kid’s human.”Syracuse started 25-0, lost its touch at the end of the season, then seemed to rediscover it against Western Michigan. Along the way, it grew accustomed to winning close games but that formula failed on the biggest stage.This time, Syracuse couldn’t survive.“We had a chance to win,” Ennis said, “and I think we’ve always had a chance to win. I can’t really ask for a better shot.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Benin Club Golf Section Aglow for Aniya, Atuk Retirement

first_img“This tournament is significant to us in the club, because for them to have served meritoriously in an organisation, and retired peacefully, is worth celebrating. The love of golf is what binds all of us together as one big happy golfing family,” she said.Prizes and trophies will be presented to golfers in all categories, both men and ladies, veteran, and super veteran category. It is going to be an exciting and competitive all through the day.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Benin Club Golf Section (BCGS) will come alive once again today for the Umaru Aniya and Timothy Atuk Retirement Golf Kitty teeing-off at the club golf course, GRA, Benin City, Edo State.           A member of the organising committee, Princess Habiibah Oyarekhua, in a chat noted that the Kitty is being organised by the Committee of Friends and Golfers of the duo, having come together as one big golf family to honour them with a befitting retirement golf tournament at the club.Oyarekhua, who is also the club lady captain explained that no fewer than 70 golfers across Nigeria would tee-off at the one day kitty in honour of Umaru, former secretary of the section, and Dr. Atuk, having put in statutory years in service at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Oyarekhua, as fondly called said: “The two retirees are great golfers, having paid their dues in the game. They deserved to be honoured for their various roles towards the development of golf in the club and in Nigeria.last_img read more

Sovereign School of Nursing Offers Grants and Scholarships to Prospective Nursing…

first_imgSOUTH FLORIDA – Sovereign School of Nursing, a South Florida based private school offering Practical Nursing (LPN) and Associate of Nursing (RN) programs, recently announced it is awarding grants to prospective LPN students who meet their eligibility requirements.As a private institution, Sovereign provides a pathway for students who have been denied admission into other nursing programs or have been placed on a waiting list in hopes of pursuing their nursing career.  Sovereign offers flexible day, evening and weekend classes, and tuition payment assistance.Lisia McLean, Campus Director, said, “At Sovereign School of Nursing we aim to produce competent graduates who will assist to make a difference as healthcare professionals. Through our LPN and RN programs, our goal is to deliver leading nursing students who can pass the NCLEX exam and upon entering the nursing field will become leaders who are able to think critically about how to serve their patients and facilities in excellence.”Sovereign’s RN program runs for 24-months for students who have not completed their prerequisites and classes start Monday, September 23, 2019; and the LPN program runs for 14-months and classes start Tuesday, October 15, 2019.Students desiring to enter the Practical Nursing (LPN) program in October can find out if they are eligible for a grant by arranging an in-person interview with the schools Admissions Department. Their grant eligibility expires on September 27, 2019. In addition to grants being offered, Sovereign offers scholarships for eligible students enrolled in their Associate of Nursing (RN) program.Era Williams, Director of Marketing, said, “Sovereign School of Nursing is unique in its approach as it is willing to be a true champion for assisting students who desire something different in a nursing program while acquiring a quality education that will set them up to enter the nursing field with confidence.”For more information on Sovereign School of Nursing’s Practical Nursing (LPN) or Associate of Nursing (RN) program, call (305) 945-5677 or visit School of Nursing is licensed by the Commission of Independent Education and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.last_img read more

Junior Euroleague: Spars Will Travel to Rome Today

first_imgThe junior team of the youth basketball club Spars will travel today for the qualifications tournament of junior Euroleague, which will be held in Rome from 27 to 29 December.The tournament ‘Citta di Roma’ will take place at the hall ‘Altero Felici’, and in addition to the Spars, clubs from Italy (Stellazzurra, Virtus Siena, Armani Junior Milano, Virtus Roma), Bayern from Munich, Cibona from Zagreb and Cajasol from Seville will participate.Spars were the winners at last year’s tournament, and thus participated at the final tournament of the youth Euroleague in London that was held this year.At this year’s qualification tournament in Rome, the team from Sarajevo will play in the group with Virtus from Siena, the hosts Stellazzura and Bayern.Coach of the Spars Senad Redžić believes that his players can cope with all opponents, but gives a slight advantage to Stellazzura, which has four new players.The winner of the tournament tin Rome, and along with the first placed teams, three more qualification tournaments will be played in Belgrade, Barcelona and Vilnius, and last year’s winner, host of the final tournament and two teams to whom the organizers of the competition sent invitations, will qualify for the final tournament ‘Nike International Junior 2014’, which will be held in Milan from 15 to 18 May 2014.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

Proud Pochettino demands consistency from title-chasing Spurs

first_img“They deserve full credit. It was a very tough period for us.”Pochettino, who despite garnering credit for developing young players is yet to win a trophy in his managerial career, says he will be able to fill the large gap that will be left with Son leaving for Asian Cup duty.“That is football, we knew it would happen,” said Pochettino.“He will go with his national team but we have players and football is about the squad and surely we will find the solution.”Eriksen said the victory had eased the pressure on Spurs in terms of the title race.“We put pressure on everyone and took pressure off ourselves. It’ll be back on for the next game,” the Dane told Sky Sports.“It felt like we were 18 points behind but we’re not far off.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says his players need to be consistent if they are to win the Premier League title after outclassing Cardiff City on Tuesday.Goals by Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Korean star Son Heung-min inside the opening half hour saw Spurs beat the Welsh side 3-0, leapfrog Manchester City into second spot and go six points behind leaders Liverpool.City host Liverpool on Thursday but Pochettino was keener to focus on what his team can do to deliver the London club’s first league title since 1961.“I don’t want to see the table. Of course we are in a good position,” he told Sky Sports.“We need to be consistent. You must be consistent during the whole season.”Pochettino, who remains the bookmaker’s favourite to get the full-time job at Manchester United, said the overall performance of his team had delighted him after Saturday’s damaging 3-1 home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers.“I’m very pleased, the one thing I need to say is we suffered without rest between the games and therefore from the players it was magnificent,” said the 46-year-old Argentinian.last_img read more