Family First: Discharge without conviction for domestic violence sends ‘dangerous message’

first_imgStuff co.nz 11 June 2018Family First Comment: If we’re saying “It’s not OK”, then serious violence like this should not be ignored or decriminalised! A families advocate and an anti-violence campaigner have spoken out against a court’s refusal to review a decision to grant a man who seriously injured his wife a discharge without conviction.Family First national director Bob McCoskrie and Taranaki Safe Families Trust acting co-ordinator Mary Beaumont are speaking out after last week’s High Court ruling to refuse to grant leave for police to appeal against a district court decision to grant Wilfred Lawrence DSouza a discharge without conviction for a violent assault he meted out to his wife with an electrical cord.The victim was left with serious welts and bruising to her legs. “The discharge without any conviction being recorded for such a serious attack sends a dangerous message and sets a disturbing precedent,” McCoskrie said in a written statement.​He said the law had to reinforce the “It’s Not OK”  message given to communities around the country and judicial decisions like this sent the “wrong message” to society.“The finger is often pointed at communities to do more and speak up, but politicians and the legal system must also reflect the revulsion that NZ families have towards family violence of this nature,” he said.In DSouza’s case, he had pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting his wife with a blunt instrument after an incident at their home in April 2017, which began when he arrived home after a day out drinking and fishing with friends.After he discovered his wife had locked herself in the bedroom, he  banged on the door – which broke the lock –  and then threatened to harm himself.When his wife called him a “zero” he hit her with an open hand before picking up an electrical cord and striking the victim around the legs and hands.At DSouza’s sentencing in March, he was discharged without conviction by New Plymouth District Court Judge Chris Sygrove.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/104604904/family-first-discharge-without-conviction-for-domestic-violence-sends-dangerous-messagelast_img read more

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Home Internationals triumph for England seniors

first_img 27 September 2017 Senior Home International matches suspended in high winds In anticipation of bad weather it had been agreed to play the singles first today, but the players were called off before any of the games could be completed.  In the start-stop-go event, Smethurst’s team laid the foundations of their win on the first day when they beat hosts and European champions, Ireland, 8-1.  In the other matches Ireland beat Scotland 6-3 and Wales 7.5-1.5 to finish runners-up. Scotland were third and Wales fourth.  East was joined in the winners’ circle by Seniors’ Amateur Champion Bryan Hughes, while Doug Cameron, Mark Stones and Ian Attoe all halved their games. Attoe, who came down the last 1up, had a chance to win the match outright but his 6ft birdie putt on the last slid by.  England captain Roy Smethurst commented: “The wind was just horrific. The rain was driving so you needed a brolly, but you could hardly hold it and the ball just wouldn’t stay on the green.” The forecast is for more high winds, but no rain.  England, the defending champions, had made a great start to the tournament on day one, beating European champions Ireland 8-1. Today they were playing Wales while Scotland, who also won yesterday, played Ireland. The final matches of the round robin will see Ireland play Wales and England play Scotland.  26 Sep 2017 Home Internationals triumph for England seniors After the second day’s play is completed the teams will play their third and final match of the series over seven singles tomorrow afternoon. The remaining two points will be shared equally, so that in each match the teams will start at 1-1.   Click here for full scores  The scoreline of 7.5-1.5 meant England needed just one point from this afternoon’s match of seven singles against Scotland. Stephen East quickly provided that with his 6/5 win and the team went on to halve overall.  In anticipation of bad weather it had been agreed to play the singles first today, but the players were called off before any of the games could be completed.  The team set off with three foursomes wins, scored by Ian Attoe/Stephen East (4/2), Alan Mew/Mark Stones (1up) and Ian Crowther/Bryan Hughes (2/1).  England’s top scorers were East and Hughes who both had four wins from four outings. Attoe, Stones and Cameron were unbeaten.  High winds forced the suspension of play on the second day of the Senior Men’s Home Internationals at Rosslare, Ireland.  26 September 2017 The players will return to the course at 8am tomorrow to complete their singles. The captains have agreed that today’s foursomes will be declared halved. Heavy rain and winds of up to 40mph are predicted and as a result the six foursomes will be played in the morning, with the foursomes following if possible.  The players will return to the course at 8am tomorrow to complete their singles. The captains have agreed that today’s foursomes will be declared halved. The other two points were shared by captains’ agreement, giving a 4.5-4.5 overall score. It was another difficult day with the wind steadily increasing. The difference was highlighted by Hughes’ play at the 9th: in the morning he hit driver wedge; in the afternoon he was short with driver, 3-wood. Tags: competitions, England teams, Senior Home Internationals England, the defending champions, had made a great start to the tournament on day one, beating European champions Ireland 8-1. Today they were playing Wales while Scotland, who also won yesterday, played Ireland. The final matches of the round robin will see Ireland play Wales and England play Scotland.  Click here for full scores After the second day’s play is completed the teams will play their third and final match of the series over seven singles tomorrow afternoon. The remaining two points will be shared equally, so that in each match the teams will start at 1-1.   Their second match, against Wales, was interrupted by high winds, but when they returned to the course this morning they completed a clean sweep of the six available singles. The three foursomes were declared halved by captains’ agreement.  East had the biggest win of the day, finishing his singles 6/5 despite losing the first couple of holes. Meanwhile Hughes and Crowther both won 3/2. The halves were scored by Attoe and Mew.  England captain Roy Smethurst commented: “The wind was just horrific. The rain was driving so you needed a brolly, but you could hardly hold it and the ball just wouldn’t stay on the green.” The forecast is for more high winds, but no rain.  “It was just fantastic to come here as champions and to go home as champions,” sad team captain Roy Smethurst. England’s senior men made a superb start to the defence of their Home Internationals title when they beat the hosts and European champions Ireland 8-1.  England’s senior men have successfully defended their Home Internationals title in the weather-hit championship at Rosslare, Ireland.  Senior matches suspended in high winds “Everyone played well and it was a good team performance,” said England captain Roy Smethurst (pictured).  England were unbeaten, scoring seven wins and two halves on the opening day of the championship at Rosslare.  English senior champion Doug Cameron led out the singles and was hot off the blocks, reaching the turn in four-under par with a lead of five holes. His opponent retaliated with some birdies on the back nine but Cameron won comfortably, 3/2.  Image copyright Pat Cashman, courtesy GUI In the day’s other match Scotland beat Wales 6.5-2.5. The first day’s matches were played in chilly temperatures and a strengthening wind – but much worse is forecast for tomorrow.  England team: Ian Attoe (Worplesdon, Surrey), Doug Cameron (Henley, BB&O), Ian Crowther (Royal Lytham & St Annes, Lancashire), Stephen East (Wike Ridge, Yorkshire), Bryan Hughes (Hesketh, Lancashire), Alan Mew (Stoneham, Hampshire) and Mark Stones (Boyce Hill, Essex). England make superb start to senior title defence  High winds forced the suspension of play on the second day of the Senior Men’s Home Internationals at Rosslare, Ireland. last_img read more

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DO YOU WANT TO GET FIT4LIFE?

first_imgThe Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny.Letterkenny Athletic Club are holding an eight-week Fit4Life programme, in conjunction with Donegal Sports Partnership, at the Aura Leisure Centre, beginning on Monday, January 24th.The programme is aimed at those who are keen to adopt a healthier body and mind, with the emphasis very much on fun.It is hoped that all participants of the programme will compete in and enjoy the 5K road race which will be held in Letterkenny on Thursday, March 17th, organised by Letterkenny Athletic Club. The Fit4Life will take place at the Danny McDaid Track at the Aura each Monday at 8 pm and each Friday at 7 pm. Three euro per session.Registrations will be taken on Monday night, January 24th, at 7.30 pm.DO YOU WANT TO GET FIT4LIFE? was last modified: January 19th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:auradonegalFit4LifeLetterkenny Athletic Clublast_img read more

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Unbeaten Meralco tackles Ceres

first_imgMeralco prevailed over JPV Marikina, 2-1, last week on the strength of James Younghusband’s second half header. But the Sparks expect a tougher test this time against a Ceres side boasting of quality players.“They have players with good reputations and deservedly so,” said Sparks striker Phil Younghusband. “Any one of their players can produce a moment of magic.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Busmen are teeming with attacking talent in Manny Ott, Stephan Schrock, Iain Ramsay and Bienve Marañon.Patrick Reichelt also returned from a 10-month injury layoff last week and scored twice against Ilocos.“The players know they can play with Ceres but it will all boil down to hard work, concentration, and working together,” said Sparks coach Aris Caslib. Over at Cebu City Sports Center, Global Cebu tries to sustain its scintillating form at home when it hosts winless Davao Aguilas in the late kickoff at 7 p.m.The Cebuanos are unbeaten at CCSC, bringing down Ceres, 1-0, last July 5, before subduing Stallion Laguna, 3-0, on Sunday.With 20 points from nine matches, Global could find itself level on points with Meralco with a victory and a loss by the Sparks to Ceres.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Macau tourney for victorious Petron FC Meralco Manila puts its clean record on the line against a formidable Ceres Negros side on Saturday in the Philippines Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium.The Sparks hope to go six points clear at the top with a victory in the 4 p.m. duel with the Busmen, who are coming off their most lopsided win of the season, after beating Ilocos United, 7-0, last Saturday in Bacolod.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’center_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

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10 months agoChelsea have not signed Pulisic as Hazard replacement – Honigstein

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea have not signed Pulisic as Hazard replacement – Honigsteinby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea signing Christian Pulisic is not a direct replacement for Eden Hazard, according to German football expert Ralph Honigstein.The American completed a move to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday and has been immediately loaned back to Borussia Dortmund for the rest of the 2018-19 season.Many Chelsea fans have feared Pulisic’s signing means Hazard will leave the club this summer. But Honigstein doesn’t think that is the case.”I’m not sure what this means for Hazard but he is not, at least not in my mind, a direct replacement,” he said.”He can play in the same positions of course but he is not going to add those goals necessarily.”He will provide plenty of assists and keep the ball, but I don’t see him filling the role that Hazard has – basically becoming both Chelsea’s playmaker and major goalscorer in the absence of a more prolific centre forward. I think we have to look at this move in isolation.” last_img read more

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Brazil court suspends BoeingEmbraer deal until next year

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO — A Brazilian federal court has at least temporarily blocked a US$4.75 billion joint venture between Boeing and Embraer until the incoming government takes office.The two aerospace companies announced their intentions in July to create a merger to run Embraer’s commercial aviation business. The deal would result in Boeing holding 80 per cent of the resulting company and Embraer the remaining 20 per cent.The left-leaning Workers’ Party said Friday that Judge Victorio Giuzio Neto ruled this week to block the merger following a petition by of the party’s congressmen. The lawmakers contend the deal will cost Brazil jobs and expertise.Boeing declined to comment. Embraer sent a statement to The Associated Press saying it will appeal.President-elect Jair Bolsonaro takes power Jan. 1.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Impressive Turnout at FSJ for LNG Rally

first_imgCitizens created posters and banners to show support.The rally wrapped up around noon with hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages being served. The convoy then travelled out towards Charlie Lake and returned to the main rally site around 11 am. The rally took place where the old visitors’ information used to be built on the corner of 100th St and 96th Ave. The rally featured appearances from MP Bob Zimmer, MLA of Peace River North Dan Davies, the Mayor of Fort St John Lori Ackerman, MLA of Peace River South Mike Bernier and Mayor of Taylor Rob Fraser. Right to left- Rob Fraser, Lori Ackerman, Vivian Krause, Alan Yu, Mike Bernier, Dan Davies, Bob Zimmer.As well, the rally hosted Vivian Krause as the keynote speaker. Her speech focused on her work uncovering the foreign money that is being used to fund protest groups in hopes of stopping Canadian crude from reaching international markets.Krause is a Vancouver-based blogger and researcher who focuses on the source of funding for numerous Canadian environmental charities. She runs her own blog surrounding the topic Fair Question and she also writes for The Financial Post. FORT ST JOHN, B.C. – Horns blared and a convoy of trucks filled the highway this past Saturday to show support for the liquified natural gas export industry in British Columbia.Hosted by the group FSJ for LNG, a two-part rally took place in the Energetic City. First, the event was kicked off by a 110 vehicle convoy in co-operation with the Peace Region Vehicle Enthusiasts near the UFA card lock. The starting line up to the 2018 FSJ for LNG Vehicle Convoy. Photo by Jessica Telizynlast_img read more

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Senco launches Aham range of jewellery for men

first_imgSenco Gold & Diamonds, the fastest growing jewellery retail chain in India on April 17 unveiled ‘Aham’- the first signature men’s jewellery collection of its kind in the presence of the Kolkata Knight Riders star cricketers – Lockie Ferguson, Matt Kelly, Sandeep Warrier and Rinku Singh.Aham offers a signature collection of rings, bracelets, cuff-links, ear-studs, chains and pendants in diamond, gold and silver. The price of the collection starts from Rs 30,000 for the gold collection, Rs 2000 for silver, and Rs 40,000 for the items in diamond. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainSpeaking on the occasion, Suvankar Sen, Executive Director, Senco Gold & Diamonds, said, “We are delighted to launch our new range of Aham collection, which has been designed especially for the cosmopolitan man; urbane, dignified and grounded. The signature range can be used as part of daily wear, as well as on social occasions or for sheer power dressing by the men of honour.” “It’s a great opportunity for the brand as Bengal’s biggest and India’s fastest growing jewellery chain, to explore the trend of fashionably premium men’s accessories, which is still a signature for the men of honour going by its ancient roots, and reinforce our association with the men in action on the 22 yard – the Kolkata Knight Riders,” he added. He further thanked the star players of KKR, who graced the ocassion and wished them luck for the ongoing IPL.last_img read more

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Abhishek spends pool time with Aishwarya Aaradhya

first_imgMumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who is celebrating his 12th wedding anniversary in the Maldives, has posted a photograph his “girls” — wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya — enjoying quality time in the pool. The “Refugee” actor has been actively sharing images from his vacation on Instagram. In the latest image, Aishwarya is seen sporting a pair of sunglasses and is striking a pose with her daughter in her arms. Abhishek captioned the image: “Happiness, My girls..” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Aishwarya and Abhishek tied the knot in April 2007 and welcomed their bundle of joy, Aaradhya, in 2011. The star couple have shared screen space in several films such as “Kuch Naa Kaho”, “Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke”, “Dhoom 2”, “Umrao Jaan” and “Guru”. Their last film together was filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s “Raavan”. On the work front, Aishwarya was last seen in “Fanney Khan” while Abhishek was last seen in “Manmarziyaan” along with Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal.last_img read more

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