Who voted FOR euthanasia in the 1st Reading?

first_imgMarama Davidson, Julie Anne Genter, Golriz Ghahraman, Gareth Hughes, Jan Logie, Eugenie Sage, James Shaw, Chloe SwarbrickACTDavid SeymourINDEPENDENTJami-Lee RossEmail the MPs who voted YES. Ask them to Reject Assisted Suicide.To email any MP, simply put firstname.surname@parliament.govt.nze.g. john.smith@parliament.govt.nzTo find out your local MP/s, go to www.HaveYourSay.nz NATIONALAmy Adams, Paula Bennett, Chris Bishop, Matt Doocey, Andrew Falloon, Nathan Guy, Harete Hipango, Brett Hudson, Nikki Kaye, Matt King, Barbara Kuriger, Mark Mitchell, Scott Simpson, Stuart Smith, Erica Stanford, Anne Tolley, Tim van de Molen, Hamish Walker, Jian YangLABOURKiri Allan, Ginny Andersen, Jacinda Ardern, Tamati Coffey, Liz Craig, Clare Curran, Kelvin Davis, Ruth Dyson, Paul Eagle, Kris Faafoi, Peeni Henare, Chris Hipkins, Raymond Huo, Willie Jackson, Iain Lees-Galloway, Andrew Little, Marja Lubeck, Jo Luxton, Nanaia Mahuta, Trevor Mallard, Kieran McAnulty, Stuart Nash, Greg O’Connor, David Parker, Willow-Jean Prime, Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Grant Robertson, Adrian Rurawhe, Deborah Russell, Carmel Sepuloni, Jan Tinetti, Louisa Wall, Angie Warren-Clark, Duncan Webb, Meka Whaitiri, Michael Wood, Megan WoodsNZ FIRSTDarroch Ball, Shane Jones, Jenny Marcroft, Ron Mark, Tracey Martin, Clayton Mitchell, Mark Patterson, Winston Peters, Fletcher TabuteauGREENSlast_img read more

Basketball Brawls

first_imgMost of you probably know about the brawl that occurred during a Ben Davis/Pike girls basketball game this past season.  The IHSAA suspended both programs and banned them from this year’s state tournament.  Last year the IHSAA had to do the same with the boys’ programs after a Hammond/Griffith brawl.  In this case, Griffith found a judge who granted them an injunction and they continued in the tournament.  They eventually lost to Guerin Catholic in the state finals.The IHSAA has since appealed this ruling, and they are waiting for the results.  If the IHSAA wins, Griffith will be stripped of all those wins and titles they won after the injunction.  Neither girls’ school appealed the ruling.  However, Ben Davis has questioned the wording of the IHSAA pertaining to subsequent incidents.  What they are worried about is what might happen if any incident occurs in any sport they will participate in this next year.What Ben Davis worries about, and most schools should as well, is open-ended rulings by the IHSAA without specific consequences laid out for any subsequent incidents.last_img read more

Rodgers not happy with Sturridge

first_imgLiverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has told Daniel Sturridge to take responsibility for his own fitness after the striker was limited to an 11-minute substitute appearance in the Merseyside derby. The 24-year-old played the full duration of England’s friendly with Germany last week when Rodgers felt he was not fit to do so having been affected by a dead leg. The former Swansea manager therefore named him as a substitute for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League game against Everton, a role Sturridge embraced as he stepped off the bench to score a late equaliser in a thrilling 3-3 draw. Quoted in the Daily Telegraph, Rodgers said: “I am looking at him in training on Friday and he is not right. Whose responsibility is that? It is the association, the player. All I can do is look and assess who will give me absolutely everything when they go out on the field. “We have a game against a massive rival away from home. I need everyone as close to 100 per cent as I possibly can. He is clearly not. A lot of players, especially the top ones, are never 100 per cent fit. “Suarez will never have been 100 per cent in his time here. Different personalities, different types. “Daniel has been a match-winner for us throughout his time here but I didn’t feel, because of that level of fitness, he was going to be that for us. I have seen it before. There is a trend. “There are some games when he hasn’t played well and that has happened on the back of not training. With any player, you have to put yourself on the training field. If you do that, you will be in with a chance of playing.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Sumner County Farm Bureau to hold legislative coffee on Saturday at 10 a.m.

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Sumner County Farm Bureau Association will be sponsoring a legislative coffee.  It will be held on Saturday, March 12, at 10 a.m. at the Wellington Daylight Donut Shop.  Sen. Steve Abrams, Rep. Kyle Hoffman, and Rep. Kasha Kelley are planning on attending.  Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.  Follow us on Twitter. 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

Pau Gasol wants to play one more season with the Lakers

first_imgGiven the context of the Lakers’ relative struggles in the post-Shaquille O’Neal era from 2004 through 2007, Gasol’s arrival in LA via trade in February 2008 paved the way for the franchise’s latest pair of NBA titles. Alongside the late Kobe Bryant, Gasol helped the Lakers make three straight NBA Finals appearances, winning two.Gasol, widely considered the greatest Spanish basketball player of all time, also mentioned that he needs to be an active professional player next season to give himself a chance of playing in the Olympics one more time.“I’m feeling good. I’ve had more time to recover,” he said. “When I can start running and jumping I will have a lot more information to know for sure if the foot and the bone are consolidated for me to be playing professional basketball again.” Gasol, 39, told Spanish media (via The Associated Press) that a return to the Lakers for the 2020-21 NBA season is an “attractive” option. The 7-foot Barcelona native also said he wouldn’t mind ending his career where it started, with his hometown EuroLeague team.MORE: What to know about the NBA’s return to play“My intention is to play another season if the foot is OK, either in the NBA or in Europe,” said Gasol, who was signed by the Trail Blazers in free agency last July but never played for Portland due to a stress fracture in his left foot. He was waived by the team in November.“A final season with the Lakers is attractive,” he added. “Finishing at Barça is attractive. But you have to see the real possibilities and see what situation would be best for the circumstances of the moment.”The Lakers’ NBA playoff drought will end this year when the season resumes in late summer at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. Los Angeles, with a 49-14 record and sitting atop the Western Conference standings, has already clinched a playoff spot. Pau Gasol, whose two NBA championships came with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010, last played for Los Angeles in the 2013-14 season. The Lakers missed the playoffs that year for just the third time in four decades, and they haven’t returned to the postseason since.Now Gasol, who left the franchise that summer as a free agent and has spent the past five years with the Bulls, Spurs, Raptors and Bucks, is eyeing a chance to end his playing career where he spent his prime.last_img read more

In Oceanport, New Historian Researching Old History

first_imgBy Rick Geffken |OCEANPORT – When Frank Barricelli attended his hometown Borough Council meeting this month, he merely wanted to ask the assembled officials to consider appointing a borough historian. He figured his request would be taken under advisement, debated at future meetings, maybe put aside for more urgent matters, and eventually a historian would be named.Two years ago when Barricelli restarted the moribund historical committee, he approached the council about the south Shrewsbury River town’s imminent 100th anniversary. He reminded them that “the centennial’s coming up, we really should do something about our town history book, published 50 years ago. A lot has happened since,” he said.Oceanport was still recovering from Super Storm Sandy and, as Barricelli remembers, “Everyone’s priorities were elsewhere with more important things to do.”In the meantime, Barricelli was reading everything about Oceanport he could. He found old photos, had them enlarged at his own expense, and suggested the council might put them up in the new town hall being planned. One of Barricelli’s motivations, besides loving where he lives, was that “new people moving in didn’t know what had occurred here in the last hundred years.”While Frank was assiduously researching, he made a trip to the Monmouth County Archives in Manalapan. “As a result of that visit,” he said, “and meeting Brielle’s historian John Belding, I got an email from him saying that all Monmouth County towns are ‘encouraged’ to have a historian.”In a be-careful-what-you-wish-for moment, Frank brought the email to the Oceanport Council at their November meeting. No sooner had he finished, when Mayor John “Jay” Coffey said, “Congratulations, you’re our historian,” which left Frank flabbergasted.His immersions into the past hundred years of local history will result in the publication of an updated version of “Oceanport in Retrospect.” The borough put out the original 224-page-plus volume in 1970. That one is chock-full of pictures, old maps and charts and the reminiscences of local citizens about the town that built up around what was called the Eatontown Dock.In the nineteenth century, around 1830, James P. Allaire built the dock on the South Shrewsbury River because of its relatively easy access to the ocean – through the now-closed Shrewsbury Inlet – and New York. Allaire’s furnace was cranking out hundreds of manufactured products like teapots and kettles from his factory in the Marsh’s Bog area (today’s Howell and Farmingdale). The inlet eventually sanded over and the new railroad routes throughout the shore mitigated the need for the town dock. The “Ocean Port” was effectively abandoned by the time the Civil War started.Frank loves pouring through documents like the old donated scrapbooks which revealed long-forgotten events affecting the town. He was surprised to learn, for instance, that when the old Pleasure Bay Swing Bridge, which connected the town to Long Branch, was torn down in the early 1960s “Long Branch fought rebuilding the bridge. They felt that a new elevated bridge with approach ramps would make them lose valuable housing lots.” Without a new bridge, the Oceanport peninsula would have become more isolated. “Our neighboring town was not exactly helping us keep our town viable.”Defining his new role as borough historian is keeping Barricelli plenty busy. “The only requirement, apparently, is that we file a report (to the county) once a year outlining our accomplishments.” But Frank Barricelli is not a man to accept a title with minimal responsibilities. He’s deeply involved in getting all the town’s organizations ready for the centennial celebrations, including procuring a proclamation of congratulations from, he hopes, Gov. Murphy in Trenton.He foresees an “Oceanport Day” at Monmouth Park racetrack. He’s still committed to decorating the new town hall with antique photos and maps highlighting the rich history of Oceanport. He wants to restock the library with local history books that he’s been buying himself. He’d love to see signs with photographs all over town indicating historical events and landmarks at places like Wharf Park, Red Men’s Hall, Wolf Hill and Fort Monmouth.Frank Barricelli’s challenge, like that of all historians, is assembling all he’s compiled and finding the time to begin writing his updated history of the town. He keeps finding interesting and little-known facts.“I just read that Aaron Burr’s in-laws, the Bartow’s, lived on nearby Horse Neck.” He’s on a mission to verify it before “that fact” winds up as an interesting tidbit in the book.“It’s one of those things,” he grins, “It’s hard to get started, but once you do, it’s all going to tumble out.”This article was first published in the Nov. 29 – Dec. 5, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

The making of a jockey

first_imgSOMIS Amelia Williams grew up loving horses. Then she found a boyfriend who loves horse racing. So, about a year ago, the 27-year-old from New Mexico decided she wanted to become a jockey. Noting that racing Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone was one of the most successful of all time, male or female, Williams figured it was a sport in which women could compete against men on an equal basis. “I don’t really look at sex as an obstacle,” she said. “A 100-pound woman can be as strong as a man. There is no advantage. It’s all a matter of how much you want to try.” Five months ago, Williams enrolled in the Frank Garza Jockey School, situated on 10 acres with a half-mile race track in Ventura County’s rural hill country near Camarillo. “It’s thrilling,” she said. “I’m flabbergasted people will pay you to enjoy yourself like this.” The school is owned by Garza, 59, of Newbury Park, who grew up riding horses and learned to race from his brother and uncle. In 1968, he weighed only 105 pounds when his horse, Spaceman II, won a $100,000 purse at Hollywood Park. Since then, he said, purses have gone up about 10 times, allowing winning jockeys who get a cut to make a good living. Garza continued to race through the 1970s but decided to retire in 1980 to spend more time with his family. Around 1990, he started his jockey school in Newbury Park and eventually moved to the current site he leases at a ranch on Donlan Road. One of his most famous students was J.C. Gonzalez, who won 181 races with purses totaling $4.1 million before he was killed when his horse, Wolfhunt, collapsed in a race at Fairplex Park in Pomona in 1999. Garza said it can take three months to two years before one of his students is ready to race, but most take about six or seven months of training. The first 30 days of the program they are on probation until Garza determines whether they have what it takes. Eventually he tries to help them get jobs exercising horses at Hollywood Park or Santa Anita, which can lead to jockey positions. The people who exercise the horses can wind up making more than the least successful jockeys – but the most successful jockeys can make millions. Since the days when he was racing in the 1960s, the number of female jockeys has changed dramatically, Garza said. “Back in the ’60s, you wouldn’t see a woman on the backside,” he said. “Now they are everywhere you look. It’s growing every day. They are getting into it, big-time.” Williams hopes to be one of them. Her goal is to graduate next month and start exercising horses at Santa Anita, eventually moving into a jockey position. But as much as she loves it, she says it can be tough. “Your legs get tired, your arms get tired. I fell in December and dislocated my hip and sprained my back, but I’m back riding. I work out at the gym every day,” she said. “You’ve got to want it, or it’s not going to happen.” Garza has been riding horses since he was 10 and started racing professionally at 19. He said he has broken his legs and his arms riding, but still feels good at nearly 60 years of age. “The horses can bump into each other, go down or jump over the rail,” he said. “But if you like it, you’re not scared. You can’t be afraid.” Another one of his students is Mike Acosta, 30, of Las Vegas, who is training to be an exercise rider rather than a jockey. “I grew up kind of poor and I’d never really been on a horse,” he said. “But I got interested in racing from my mom and grandmother, who liked going to the racetrack. I grew up with this dream of riding horses, like some kids grow up dreaming of (playing) baseball.” Another of Garza’s students is Laurie Kole, 50, who brought her 2-year-old thoroughbred, Needle Colony, to Garza for training. Needle Colony’s great-grandfather on his mother’s side was a famous horse named Needles that won the Kentucky Derby in 1956, and his grandfather on his father’s side was Pleasant Colony, which won the Derby in 1981. “Hopefully we’ll go to (Hollywood Park) in June and his first race will be in July,” she said of her 2-year-old stallion. If her dreams come true, Needle Colony might even run in the Derby some day. eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602 Information The jockey and exercise rider training programs offered at the Frank Garza Jockey School include everything from grooming and tacking to techniques of working with young horses, galloping horses in company, breaking from the starting gate and riding styles and tactics. The fees for learning to be a jockey or exercise rider are about $1,200 a month, with higher fees for housing arrangements for students from other areas. Details about rates and exact curricula are available at www.thejockeyschool.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Salah declared fit for Egypt clash against Russia

first_img0Shares0000Russia’s coach Stanislav Cherchesov says he knows how to stop Mohamed Salah © AFP / Giuseppe CACACESAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 18 – Mohamed Salah has been declared fit ahead of Egypt’s crunch game against Russia on Tuesday and coach Hector Cuper is optimistic his star striker will play.But Russia boss Stanislav Cherchesov believes the World Cup hosts have figured out a way to rein Salah in when the two sides meet in Saint Petersburg. Salah has scored 44 goals in a sensational first season for Liverpool and is keen to make his debut after missing the Pharaohs’ 1-0 opening game loss to Uruguay with a shoulder injury.“Salah is fit,” Cuper said on Monday. “We always carry out a last physical test before naming the line-up.“Today we will have a test for him to see how he is. I hope he will be fit to play, I’m sure he will be able to play. He is a central piece in our team.”Cherchesov, however, says Russia have a plan to thwart Salah, even if he is available.“The level he will be playing at only he and his coach knows but we have a mission and we will accomplish the mission,” Cherchesov said.“I trust in my team, I believe in my players and I will give you a simple answer: we are ready to do this and we will do this.”The bold promise highlights a new swagger that had been missing from the host nation’s team for much of the past year.Russia’s convincing win over the Saudis was preceded by a seven-match winless streak and a spate of injuries that wiped out almost the entire defensive line.But the men in red are now on the cusp of making their first knockout stage of a World Cup in post-Soviet history.The achievement would be a huge relief for both players and Russians who worried about being humiliated on the world’s biggest sporting stage.Standing in their way could be Salah, but his availability has been a headache for Egypt ever since he injured his shoulder during a tussle with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos during the Champions League final last month.Ramos was accused of deliberately hurting Salah and it has been suggested opponents could target him again, particularly if his shoulder is not fully healed.“I saw only that Ramos was holding the cup,” Cherchesov said. “He did not do this on purpose, this is a contact sport, and as I understand it nobody injures people from other teams on purpose.“Salah will get better and bring happiness to fans of Egypt. Players like him only make tournaments better.”Russia’s veteran goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev said he would rather focus on winning than any particular opposing player.“Would I prefer to see Salah play or not? I do not even know how to respond,” said Akinfeev. “I would prefer to see my team win.”Meanwhile, Russia’s early success has seen the number of Russians who say they will follow football rise from 52 percent to 64 percent, according to one poll.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man United enter £100m Pogba talks, Klopp to ditch EIGHT Liverpool stars? GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers and online…The agent of Paul Pogba, Mino Raiola, will hold talks with Juventus after Euro 2016 to see if he can broker a deal for the player to leave the club and join either Manchester United or Real Madrid. José Mourinho hopes United will meet the player’s demands of €15.6m a year in an attempt to move ahead of Real in the chase for the player. (Guardian)United chief executive Ed Woodward has already begun negotiations that could see Pogba return to Old Trafford in a world record deal worth £100m. Juventus want to keep hold of the 23-year-old, but would find it hard to resist such a deal, which would see Pogba earning up to £300,000 a week at the club he left in 2012. (SkySports)Arsenal have held talks over a move for Alexandre Lacazette at Lyon but are reluctant to pay the French club’s asking price. Lyon want at least £42million for Lacazette and do not need to sell after defender Samuel Umtiti joined Barcelona for £21m. (Daily Mail)Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is planning to ship out at least eight more players this summer. Christian Benteke, Jordon Ibe, Martin Skrtel, Mario Balotelli and Joe Allen are set to be among the departures. (Daily Mirror)Leicester City are to finalise the £18million signing of Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow after he arrived for a medical. The deal for the 23-year-old Nigeria international will be announced at the weekend and he hopes to join up with his new team-mates for their training camp in Austria next week. (Daily Mail)Middlesbrough have flown in Borussia Dortmund’s Serbian centre half Neven Subotic for talks. Boro boss Aitor Karanka hopes to win the race for the defender, who will quit the Bundesliga this summer after deciding he wants to try England. Dortmund want a sale rather than a loan but Boro hope to find a deal that works and could sign him for a season with a view to a full time move. (The Sun)Everton have opened talks with Utrecht over their striker Sebastien Haller. The France U21 international was the subject of failed bids from Norwich City and Swansea in January and has been monitored by Ajax, Tottenham, Sunderland, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace over the past season. (Daily Mail)Radja Nainggolan has confirmed he will stay at Roma this summer despite a strong pursuit from Chelsea. (Daily Express)West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has handed in a transfer request. The 26-year old was the subject of an £11million bid from Sunderland last month but manager Sam Allardyce is considering switching attention to Lorient forward Benjamin Moukandjo. (Daily Mail)Davide Santon is set to join Sunderland from Internazionale with a medical apparently the only obstacle between the Italy full-back and a £4m return to the north-east, where he played for Newcastle United. (Guardian)Leeds midfielder Lewis Cook will have a medical at Bournemouth on Friday before sealing a £6m move to the Premier League side. (Daily Telegraph)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp plotting raid on former club Borussia Dortmund for Jakub BlaszczykowskiManchester United: Paris Saint-Germain considering move for Bastian SchweinsteigerN’Golo Kante and Moussa Sissoko on Juventus’ radar as Italian champions target new midfielderChelsea BLOW! Lyon beat Blues in race to sign highly-rated Argentine defender Emanuel MammanaCrystal Palace move to beat Tottenham to signing of Serie A playmaker Franco VazquezEverton and Galatasaray among clubs interested in signing Wales striker Hal Robson-Kanulast_img read more