NZ Herald 13 December 2016Family First Comment: If NZ follows the Target policy (US) of allowing men in to girls changing rooms if that’s how they ‘gender’ identify, then what we see in this case will happen more and more – because you can’t deny a person their rights, can we!This is why we will fight it. Police are hunting a man who was reportedly caught filming a 14-year-old in a changing room, with his cellphone, at a South Auckland shop.The incident happened late last month, on November 28, at a retail store on Great South Rd in Papakura.Police said the man was spotted by one of the store’s staff members following a teenage girl into a changing area, after walking around in the shop’s women’s lingerie section for some time.The staffer became concerned and followed him into the changing area – where the man was caught holding a cellphone under the door of a changing cubical, where the teenager was changing inside.After being confronted, the man left the store.Detective Senior Sergeant Mal Hassall said the incident was disturbing, given the man was aware the girl’s mother and shop staff were near.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11765751Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
African and Chinese leaders are due to meet later this week in Johannesburg.That’s for the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation summit.The summit’s aimed at setting new goals for the partnership between China and Africa – and an action plan for achieving them. Ahead of that, senior officials from the Chinese and South African government have been hosting a round-table discussion on FOCAC – and spelling out just why it’s so important.
McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. – Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds will race for a cool $1,000 to win at this weekend’s Mike Chapin Memorial Spring Thaw at newly-sanctioned Junction Motor Speedway.Qualifying for the Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compacts is Saturday, March 19. Last-chance qualifying and main events for all five divisions fill the Sunday, March 20 card.The Modified feature is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State, but no local track points will be awarded.Pit gates open at 11 a.m. and the grandstand open at 2 p.m. Saturday. Hot laps are at 3 p.m. and racing starts at 4 p.m. On Sunday, gates open at 10 a.m. and the grandstand opens at 1 p.m., hot laps are at 2 p.m. and racing begins at 3 p.m.Spectator admission both days is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-13 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $25 on Saturday and $30 on Sunday.More information about the Mike Chapin Memorial Spring Thaw is available by calling 402 773-5538, extension 4.The first night for track points at McCool Junction will be April 30.
Columbus, IN —On Friday, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies were contacted by a female resident who expressed extreme concern and fear over her husband’s mental state. The subject, who has a history of medical and mental health issues, was making statements about harming himself and having others harm him.The subject owns and keeps numerous firearms inside the residence and he had placed the firearms around the house handing one to his wife urging her to shoot him. He told her he would draw a gun on others who carry so that they might shoot him.Based on her fear and the statements he made, deputies responded to the residence and made contact with the subject through an open window. Deputies observed multiple firearms inside the residence as well as a handgun strapped to the subject’s hip. After approximately 30-minutes of negotiation, with no progress being made, deputies took advantage of an opportunity to grab the man through the open window and secured him. The man was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for evaluation.When BCSO Detectives arrived on scene, they began “Red Flag Law” procedures confiscating 20 firearms and removing them from the residence.“This was a very difficult situation”, said Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers. “The Red Flag Law, also known as the Jake Laird Law, allows officers to seize a person’s gun if law enforcement thinks he/she is dangerous or mentally unstable”.“We certainly support our 2nd Amendment and BCSO personnel is not in the business of confiscating legally-owned firearms.” “However, due to the mental capacity of this subject and the statements he made, BCSO deputies had no other choice”, added Sheriff Myers.The name and/or location will not be released.
Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni will not throw his young players in at the deep end as he attempts to nurse a new generation through to the senior international stage. The 74-year-old Italian was thrilled by the performances of full-back Seamus Coleman and midfielder James McCarthy in Wednesday night’s 1-1 friendly draw with England at Wembley, with both men having now established themselves in his first-choice starting line-up. However, assistant manager Marco Tardelli insists that the stars of the future will have to remain patient and learn their trade before they can follow in the footsteps of the Everton defender and the Wigan playmaker. Asked if there are more young players waiting to make the step up – Jeff Hendrick, Robbie Brady and James McClean are already squad members – he said: “I hope so for the Irish team because it is very important that the young players grow. In the under-21s, there are good players, but at this moment, it’s better for us to try the other players, like Hendrick. “It’s very important that the team improves together, but not with too many young players because it’s not easy. We have young players – we have McCarthy and Coleman who have just played against England at Wembley. “For us, it was very important because playing at Wembley is very, very tough, and they showed us that they have good personality. The players learned that they are good players. We have very young players who improved a lot against England and we know now we have a team for the future.” In the shorter term, Trapattoni’s main focus is next Friday’s World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands in Dublin, and he will use Sunday’s friendly encounter with Georgia at the Aviva Stadium to finalise his plans for the Group C minnows. The manager has already indicated that midfielder Glenn Whelan will be rested ahead of the qualifier, while goalkeeper David Forde, who trained in the gym on Friday after appearing with his right knee heavily bandaged in the wake of the England game, is likely to sit out too. But Marc Wilson is expected to be involved after missing out in London with a persistent hamstring problem, but having now trained for the last two days. McCarthy and striker Shane Long, who scored Ireland’s goal at Wembley, are both suspended for the game against the Faroes, so could be used on Sunday to protect men who will figure on Friday, while Richard Dunne’s prospects of a run-out for the first time in a year grow by the day. Press Association
Despite the departure of talisman Gareth Bale, a flurry of big-money signings meant there was an air of excitement around Spurs heading into the season. However, few of those acquisitions hit the ground running and poor performances led to Andre Villas-Boas’ sacking in December. Successor Tim Sherwood has not fared much better and Holland manager Louis van Gaal has been widely tipped to come in this summer after a season in which Levy admits the team “have not lived up to expectation”. The plan for the summer is to recruit players in “key positions” but avoid wholesale change in the squad. “We have come far in the last decade – we have raised our expectations from a club aiming to be in the top half of the table, to competing in Europe each season – to the point at which we find ourselves disappointed if we don’t make the Champions League,” the Spurs chairman said on Wednesday. “This season we have had to make significant changes, both in respect of coaching and playing staff and yet we are currently only two points less than last season’s tally. “Whilst this season’s performances and results have not lived up to expectation, we believe our squad has potential and it is important that we all now show commitment and teamwork to get the best possible finish to the season. ” Meanwhile, centre-back Younes Kaboul has rejected talk he could swap Tottenham for Arsenal this summer. A report on Wednesday suggested the French defender was ready to follow in the footsteps of Sol Campbell in leaving for the red half of north London. However, Kaboul quickly ruled out that prospect on Twitter, posting via his account, @YounsKabs4: “I can confirm 100% that the rumour about me joining Arsenal is not true!!! #coys” Daniel Levy is planning major changes off the field but not on it, with the Tottenham chairman keen to avoid another “summer of major upheaval” as the club look to leave White Hart Lane for a new stadium in 2017. Press Association
Schmidt will now be forced into a major pack reshuffle against the Pumas, with Iain Henderson and Chris Henry expected to start in Cardiff on Sunday. O’Brien hit Pape in the solar plexus in the first minute of Ireland’s 24-9 victory over France on Sunday, with Les Bleus boss Philippe Saint-Andre later branding the incident an “assault”. A World Rugby statement read: “O’Brien admitted committing an act of foul play and therefore the independent judicial officer Terry Willis upheld the citing. “With respect to the sanction, the Judicial Officer deemed the act of foul play merited a low-end entry point of two weeks. The judicial officer took into account compelling mitigating factors including O’Brien’s conduct prior to and at the hearing, his remorse, good character and clean disciplinary record, and reduced the suspension to a period of one week.” O’Brien’s ban brought to a close a day of high emotion and no little legal wrangling for Ireland, that started with a string of tributes to long-serving skipper O’Connell. Ireland confirmed on Tuesday morning that O’Connell needs surgery on his torn hamstring, leaving the 35-year-old unable to add to his 108 caps. O’Mahony flew home to Cork on Monday after suffering serious knee ligament damage against France, leaving Ireland requiring several shifts in their pack. Rhys Ruddock arrived to replace O’Mahony while Mike McCarthy was drafted in to offset O’Connell’s absence. Press Association Sean O’Brien has been hit with a one-week ban for punching France’s Pascal Pape, leaving Ireland without three pivotal pack leaders for Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final with Argentina. Flanker O’Brien had a two-week suspension halved due to his remorse after a lengthy disciplinary hearing on Tuesday, further denting Ireland’s pack after injuries to Paul O’Connell and Peter O’Mahony. No sooner had Ireland come to terms with the end of captain O’Connell’s World Cup and Test career due to a torn hamstring than head coach Joe Schmidt was hit with another blow. Ulster flanker Henry has insisted Ireland can cope without twin enforcers O’Connell and O’Mahony against Argentina in Sunday’s last-eight clash. Ireland bosses were still holding out hope that linchpin fly-half Johnny Sexton could beat his groin trouble in time to feature against Argentina, keen not to see their ranks any further depleted. Henry revealed he shed a tear at O’Connell’s tub-thumping rhetoric ahead of Sunday’s superlative victory over France – now the back-rower believes few words will be required for Ireland to psych themselves up for Sunday. “The team talk does write itself ultimately this week,” said Henry. “There’s a lot at stake and Jamie (Heaslip) speaks really well, but I don’t think it’s going to need too much speaking. “Everyone’s very, very focused, you can see it in the way people are floating around the place at the moment. “Having that extra 24 hours was a big pushing factor and I think we’re going to need that rest. “Not too many words will be needed. “The bus journey into the Millennium Stadium last week before France was crazy. “The noise when we were warming up, the roar when big tackles or breaks were made, the atmosphere was phenomenal and we’ve no doubts it will be there and thereabouts again this week. “Paul and Pete set the tone for what followed on the pitch last week and hopefully that’s some small solace for them. “They were playing unbelievably and that’s the heartbreaking thing. “And if we can use that as any extra motivation, if it can give us just one per cent more in terms of performance, then we’ll try. “And we want to do it for those players, they’ve given so much not just in the last five weeks, but in the last decade. “So it would be incredible to do something special for Paul and Pete. “Sunday will be about how we front up on the pitch – if you look at past games whenever Ireland have faltered it’s usually Paulie that generates something, smashes someone or gets the ball and does something different. “He just keeps going when there’s a brick wall in front of him. “If we can use that as inspiration then we will.”
Should college athletes be paid?A controversial question that has been long talked about.The NCAA rules strictly prohibit athletes from profiting in any way from their sports.Now, the NCAA is finally moving closer to allowing Division I college athletes to earn money from endorsements and sponsorship deals they can strike on their own.Recommendations that would permit athletes to earn money for their names, images and likeness are being reviewed this week.The decision is set to be announced as soon as next week.California recently became the first state to pass a law clearing the way for athlete compensation, which has prompted the NCAA to take a fresh look at its regulations.
Imad Wasim and Shaheen Afridi got the crucial breakthroughs at the start to dent South Africa. After the end of the powerplay, the Proteas had scored 30 runs in seven overs and Rassie van der Dussen got some treatment after copping a blow to his helmet from a short ball from Afridi. However, van der Dussen and Miller struck some big blows, with David Miller smashing Mohammad Amir for two boundaries. Van der Dussen smashed Shadab for two sixes but with Miller falling to Shadab for 13 and Faheem Ashraf getting rid of van der Dussen for 41, Pakistan once again seized the advantage.With Shadab getting rid of Phehlukwayo, it seemed the game was up but Morris had other ideas. He blasted three fours and a six off Ashraf in the 14th over to keep South Africa in the hunt. However, wickets tumbled at the other end and Morris found no support. He smashed two more sixes to reach his fifty off 28 balls but in the end, Pakistan secured a much-needed win on what has been a really tough tour for them. Pakistan lost a series in all formats in the tour of South Africa.Pakistan’s winning streak in T20Is ended in the South Africa tour.Shadab Khan hit 22 off 8 balls and took two wickets in Centurion. New Delhi: Pakistan survived a late-overs blitz from Chris Morris who smashed 55 off 29 balls as they ended their tour of South Africa on a high with a tense 27-run win in the final Twenty20 International at Supersport Park, Centurion on Wednesday. The victory by Pakistan ensured they ended the tour with some respectability after being whitewashed 3-0 in the Tests and losing 2-3 in the five-match ODI series. In the first two games, they lost by narrow margins as their winning streak in the shortest format of the game was brought to an abrupt end by the Proteas. However, the winning margin owed a lot to Shadab Khan’s all-round exploits, particularly his batting in the death overs.South Africa chose to bowl but Pakistan once again started well, with Babar Azam smashing four boundaries in one over bowled by Junior Dala. However, Azam’s knock of 23 was ended when he gave a catch straight to cover point off Morris. Fakhar Zaman kept the aggression going with a four and six off Lutho Sipamla but with his dismissal, Pakistan lost momentum. Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Rizwan tried to steady the innings but with their quick dismissals, South Africa held the upper hand.Asif Ali (25) struck a couple of big hits but Beuran Hendrics produced a fabulous spell in the last couple of overs to finish with 4/14 from four overs. In the final over, Pakistan needed a last-over boost and they got it from Shadab as he blasted three sixes off Andile Phehlukwayo as 21 runs came in the final over. Pakistan got much-needed momentum from the onslaught to finish with 168/9. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights
New Delhi: The Indian Test opener, Mayank Agarwal has finally touched Leeds to join the men-in-blue for the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after all-rounder Vijay Shankar was sidelined due to toe injury. Mayank, who is yet to make a debut for India in the limited overs was chosen ahead of the experienced campaigners which made the populous question Board of Control for Cricket in India’s decision.However, seeing India’s current run in World Cup, Mayank Agarwal isn’t that bad a choice. He has showed his class in the recently concluded Indian Premier League, while playing for the franchise Kings XI Punjab. Further, he has been India A prime man, to provide all-important starts and more importantly, he is a sensational fielder.With this, News Nation brings to you three reasons why Mayank Agarwal was India’s first choice as replacement for Vijay Shankar:1. Mayank Agarwal’s exceptional run in last 24 months:In last two years, Mayank Agarwal has been in exceptional touch with bat. Having played 31 encounters, the 28-year-old, has been score 1747 runs at an exceptional average of 58.23. His run includes, seven tons and six half-centuries.2. India lack a good finisher:In the tournament so far, the Indian team has been good in nine out of ten departments. However, there is still a room of improvement in the lower middle-order as India has failed to end the innings on high. With Mayank coming into the setup, it gives Virat Kohli and management a chance to let Rishabh Pant play at number six and KL Rahul be back at number four position.3. Mayanl Agarwal’s record in English conditions:Interestingly, his record in English conditions makes his case even stronger. In six innings, he has scored 442 runs at an astonishing average of 88.40. He has three centuries while opening the innings.However, this remains to be seen if Mayank will feature in the playing XI straight away and if he does, whether he is as effective as he is while playing for India A. The team will play their last league game against Sri Lanka at Headingly in Leeds, and with team already qualifying for the later stages, Virat Kohli may well be tempted to try him at the opening slot. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.