NewsHub 24 July 2017Family First Comment: Here’s a unique approach. Say No.“The most important thing here is that people do not take these illegal substances that can kill them. That sense of personal responsibility is pretty critical to staying alive.” – Bill English, MP well said. #statingtheobvious Personal responsibility is critical to staying alive, Prime Minister Bill English said when asked about how best to tackle synthetic cannabis which looks to have claimed seven lives in Auckland this month.Combating the death toll, and the possibility it could rise with at least 20 people also hospitalised after using the drug, is a matter for police according to the prime minister.Mr English said he’s sought advice on feasible approaches to controlling the drug crisis that is developing on Auckland’s streets but says it’s up to police and users to take action.“The most important thing here is that people do not take these illegal substances that can kill them,” he said on Monday.“That sense of personal responsibility is pretty critical to staying alive.”Mr English said synthetic cannabis was not a harmless recreational drug, but a potentially lethal substance because nobody knows what’s in them.READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/election/2017/07/drug-users-must-take-responsibility-after-synthetic-cannabis-deaths-pm.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
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The 24-year-old defender rescued a precious Barclays Premier League point with a 90th-minute equaliser which secured a 3-3 draw at St James’ Park on Tuesday evening and although the result left the Magpies still inside the relegation zone, the way they scrapped for their lives on the night augurs well for the future. Dummett told nufcTV: “It feels like a victory, the way the game went, especially the cruel blow when [Wayne] Rooney hits that into the top corner with 10 minutes to go. Press Association “But to get the goal in the 89th minute is an unbelievable feeling. It’s something you can’t really describe as a grown-up. As a kid, it’s something you always dream of, especially at the Gallowgate End. It’s a special feeling. “We were disappointed not to get the three points but it’s a positive, fighting back twice to get a point, and it’s hopefully a step in the right direction for this team, which battled on and didn’t stop right from the start until the end to get the point.” Dummett’s goal, a searing strike which deflected off defender Chris Smalling and flew past helpless keeper David de Gea into the top corner, was just his third for the club and his first since September 2014, although he revealed some of his team-mates were not so sure it was his. Asked what was going through his mind when the ball dropped to him on the edge of the penalty area, he said: “‘I’m going to hit this as hard as I can and see what happens’, really. “It took a little nick to go in the top corner – I’m getting a little bit of grief in there over whether it’s an own goal, but hopefully it’s been given to me and I’ll take the credit for that one.” The Magpies had gone into the game on the back of four successive 1-0 defeats in all competitions and the omens were not good when they went 2-0 down with just 38 minutes played, as Wayne Rooney’s early penalty and a second goal from Jesse Lingard seemingly put the visitors in control. But Georginio Wijnaldum’s eighth of the season three minutes before the break gave them hope and when Aleksandar Mitrovic levelled from the penalty spot with 67 minutes gone, the comeback was well and truly on. However, Rooney’s second of the game with 11 minutes left on the clock looked to have won it before Dummett’s last-gasp intervention. The thriller was watched by new signings Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet, who were presented on the pitch before kick-off, and head coach Steve McClaren is hoping there will be further arrivals before the end of the month with a striker the club’s main focus. However, there are also likely to be departures and McClaren declined to confirm afterwards if midfielder Cheick Tiote had played his last game for the club in the wake of £12million Shelvey’s arrival amid interest from Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua. He said: “We are not too sure about that. As I said before, when something happens, we’ll announce it and let you know. But I do think he has been very, very good in the last two or three games for us.” Paul Dummett is hoping his dream finish against Manchester United can finally kick-start Newcastle’s season.
Our sports ReporterGUWAHATI: 34th Senior Inter-District Championship will be held in Guwahati from November 26. RG Baruah Sports complex will be the venue of the meet. State teams, both men and women, for the Senior National championship will be selected from this competition. Ahmedabad will host the Senior National Basketball Championship from December 26.
GOLDEN Grove and Friendship secured their berths to the quarterfinal round when the inaugural ‘592 Beer Inter-Village Football Festival’ continued on Sunday at the Golden Grove Community ground.Golden Grove crushed Annandale 4-0 in front of a large partisan crowd. Sirestsi Huntley opened the scoring in the fifth minute, blasting a powerful shot into the top right-hand corner.The second goal came in the 18th minute as Quason McAulay scored, compliments of a right-foot drive into the far corner from outside the penalty area.Veteran forward and captain, Dwain Jacobs, made it 3-0 in the 25th minute with a left foot effort which slipped through the grasp of the goalkeeper and settled into the back of the net.The final nail in the coffin was then applied in the 60th minute as McAulay rifled a powerful effort into the roof of the left corner.Meanwhile, Friendship edged Paradise 2-1. Dillon Wright opened the scoring for Friendship in the 32nd minute, lashing a left-foot shot from inside the box which rolled under the body of the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.Wright then scored his second in the 51st minute with another left-foot shot into the far corner from inside the box.Tyreek Cummings scored a consolation goal for Paradise in the 80th minute, blasting a powerful effort past the custodian from inside the 18-yard area.The event resumes at the Buxton ground on Sunday, December 15th with the opening round of the quarterfinal.Initially, the 12-team event featured four groups of three. Group-A comprised Buxton, Plaisance and Mahaica, while group-B consisted of Friendship, Paradise and Victoria and group-C featured Brush Dam, Melanie and Ann’s Grove. Group-D was made up of Annandale, Golden Grove and Beterverwagting [BV]. The winner of each group, alongside the second place finisher, advanced to the quarterfinal round. The grand finale is pegged for January 1st.The eventual champion of the event will pocket $300,000 and the championship trophy. On the other hand, the second, third and fourth place finishers will receive $150,000, $100,000 and $75,000 respectively and the corresponding trophy.Similarly, individual prizes will also be awarded for the Most Valuable Player [MVP] and the Best Goalkeeper. Some of the major sponsors of the tournament include Bakewell Guyana Incorporated, ExxonMobil, and the Colin Talbot Construction Services.
ANTHONY Joshua has laid down the gauntlet to Tyson Fury, telling his fellow heavyweight world champion to fight him if he wants to prove he is the best in the division.The two Britons hold all four major belts between them – Joshua reclaiming the WBA, IBF and WBO titles from Andy Ruiz Jr. in a points win last December, two months before Fury became WBC champion by stopping Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.Wilder exercised a rematch clause with Fury, meaning the two are set to meet for a third time later this year, but Joshua is seeking a unification bout with his compatriot.Joshua, who was scheduled to face mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev before their clash was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, feels neither he nor the undefeated Fury can claim to be the heavyweight’s best fighter until they meet in the ring.“If you really want to say you’re number one, come fight me. Let’s get it on,” Joshua told Sky Sports.“I’ve got the rest of the belts, so it only makes sense.“I’m the unified heavyweight champion of the world, he’s the WBC champion. What it will prove, me and him fighting? There will be one dominant figure in the heavyweight division that will have all of the belts and become undisputed.“Logically, to prove yourself as number one, I have to fight Tyson Fury. He has to fight Anthony Joshua.” (The Independent)
Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) wednesday in Abuja inaugurated the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), commending the football body for its zeal in establishing the unit and ensuring its inauguration.At a brief ceremony that took place inside the NFF Secretariat, the Acting Chairman of the ICPC, Dr. Musa Usman Abubakar, explained that the ACTU â€œis one of the strategies being deployed by the ICPC to monitor corruption and engender full compliance with transparency and accountability policies by Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government.â€ The speech was read on his behalf by a representative, Mr. Ota Okorie, an assistant commissioner. The ICPC boss added that the NFFâ€™s role in â€œorganising domestic and international football is crucial to the promotion of unity within the Nigerian nation and the world at largeâ€ and that â€œthe ICPC through the ACTU seeks to implement a three-dimensional approach towards entrenching ideals in the workplace; as derived from its mandates of Prohibition and Prevention of corruption as well as enlisting and enlightening public servants on and against the ills of corruption.â€President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, who was represented by the federationâ€™s 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman, Mallam Shehu Dikko, said the creation of the unit sits well with the present NFF administrationâ€™s vision and objectives of absolute transparency and accountability.â€œWhen we came on board in 2014, one of the first moves we made was to ensure that our book-keeping processes were better done than in the past, and we appointed world-renowned firm, PWC as our auditors. Our last audited account was certified good and even FIFA has commended our efforts in straightening processes and ensuring accountability.â€œThat was why we made all the effort to birth the ACTU in NFF. We all know that prevention is cure. If anyoneâ€™s going wrong in any process, the ACTU will be there to put him or her right. We see this as another milestone for our administration. Right processes are key for investor â€“confidence.â€While observing that a corrupt-free society is the goal of all good people, Dikko assured that the federation would give ACTU all the support necessary to succeed in its work.NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, also pledged that the federation would fully support and co-operate with the ACTU.The NFFâ€™s ACTU Chairman, Okey Obi, thanked the Federation for finding the members worthy in character and in person to serve in such capacity. Obi who is a legal practitioner pledged that the unit would serve the purpose and end for which it has been put in place.Other members include; Miss Ruth David, Dr. Christian Emeruwa, Mr. Wale Adeyinka, Mr. Rajan Zaka and Alhaji Magaji Abdullahi. Mr. Ayo Olu-Ibidapo is the secretary.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Just two days after the Wisconsin football team took down USC in the Holiday Bowl, defensive coordinator Dave Aranda decided to move on to the SEC and accepted the same position at LSU.Aranda served as the team’s defensive coordinator for the past three seasons, and coached them up to be a top-five defense in scoring, total yards, passing yards and rushing yards. From 2013-15, the Aranda-led unit allowed an average of 289.4 yards per game, ranking first in the nation.In the 2015 season, UW’s defense gave up a nation-best 13.1 points per game and capped off the year by holding a USC team that averaged 34 points per game to just 21 points.Football breakdown: Wisconsin overcomes all odds to take Holiday BowlWisconsin football’s Tanner McEvoy was inexplicably ruled out of bounds on a run that would’ve resulted in a touchdown. Quarterback Read…Wisconsin’s defense will be returning seven of its 11 starters next season — four of which were recognized as All-Big Ten performers this season — so whoever does take over for Aranda will have plenty of talent to work with in their debut season.This is the third major coach the Badgers have lost since 2012, as head coaches Bret Bielema and Gary Andersen left for Arkansas in 2012 and Oregon State in 2014 respectively.The Badgers will face LSU in their 2016 season opener at Lambeau Field on September 3.
Kieran Mulvey says he will have to reconsider the funding for the I-A-B-A next year – as there are now major issues of governance at the association.He’s been giving evidence to the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications about the fallout of Mr Walsh’s departure.And he says anyone who has dealt with the I-A-B-A throughout the contract talks is in doubt about whether they want Billy Walsh to stay at all.
Marie Casey’s side won the Munster title late last year against Lismore of WaterfordThey defeated Tullaroan of Kilkenny to book their trip to GAA HQ.The boss thinks there’s no mystery surrounding their run to the decider.