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first_imgChristchurch Press Editorial 28 July 2015For the second time Labour MP Sue Moroney has had a bill to extend paid parental leave to six months drawn from the ballot of private member’s bills.   The bill was  defeated as recently as last February,  when it was last before the House, on the votes of National and Act. Finance Minister Bill English said then that even if the bill had made it through all stages, he would have vetoed it, as he was entitled to do, on the ground that it would if passed make a material difference to the Government’s finances.This time, after the election of Winston Peters in the Northland by-election, Moroney should be able to muster enough votes to win a majority for it. English has not said whether he would veto it again. He said he had not considered the matter again and did not want to get ahead of the process.  In any event, he cannot exercise the veto until the bill has been through committee stages and had its third (and final) reading in the House.English and the Government should give the matter more thought.  If they do not wish to pick up a Labour bill, they should consider one of their own providing for more generous leave.The matter is not, after all, one of principle.  Parental leave has been available for more than 20 years now and paid parental for more than 10. In the last Budget, the Government itself increased provision from 14 weeks to 16 weeks as from April 1 of this year. It will go up for another two weeks from April 1 next year.The Government has also proposed other changes to come into effect in April next year to make leave more flexible.  These include extending it to casual and seasonal employees and those with more than one employer. It also wants to extend entitlements beyond parents to other “primary carers’ such as whangai, parents and others with permanent care arrangements. read more

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN —On Wednesday, another arrest was made from a case that was developed from an early morning fire alarm that went off at the Baymont Inn in Greendale back on May 4th. Jessica Henry, 34 of Middletown, Ohio was arrested on allegations of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.Back on May 4, when the fire alarm went off at the Baymont Inn, Officers also responded to an overdose death there as well. Officers learned that the room where the overdose occurred was rented to a Bette Staub, of AuroraIn developing leads from local law enforcement entities, Detectives from the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the Special Crimes Unit subsequently arrested Bette Staub on June 8th. Immediately preceding Staub’s arrest, surveillance was conducted. Staub left Aurora for Fairfield, Ohio. It was observed that Staub met with Jessica Henry at a grocery store. Staub left the location in Fairfield and proceeded back to Indiana, where she was arrested. On June 8th, Staub allegedly was in possession of 68 grams of a drug believed to be methamphetamine along with digital scales, miniature measuring spoons, and several plastic baggies.After the arrest of Staub, Officers learned that the female Staub allegedly purchased the methamphetamine from in Ohio was Jessica Henry.last_img read more

first_imgKarius’ blunders were the culmination of an evening that started brightly for Liverpool but turned sour after start player Mohammed Salah came off injured after 30 minutes. In retrospect, Cristiano Ronaldo’s withering stare at Salah in the tunnel moments before kick-off was perhaps, a sign of things to come as the Egyptian came off worse in a tussle with Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos.Salah seemed to suffer a serious shoulder injury that puts his World Cup participation in doubt, after Ramos landed awkwardly – if not cynically – on him, as they both fell to the turf. With Liverpool’s most potent attacking weapon out of the game, Madrid took control of proceedings and ramped up the pressure on their English opponents.Despite being pegged back by a Sadio Mane equalizer from a corner kick in the 55th minute, Madrid’s exceptional quality and strength in depth came to the fore as Bale, who came to Madrid for a world record fee and also scored in the 2014 final win over Atletico Madrid – stunned Liverpool with what will surely go down as the best goal in Champions League history.French forward Karim Benzema had put Madrid ahead in the 51st minute by sticking out a leg as Liverpool’s German keeper Karius attempted to throw the ball to a team mate, sending it trickling over the line, but Sadio Mane levelled from close range for Juergen Klopp’s side.Bale then sealed Madrid’s record-extending 13th European Cup win and piled more misery on Karius with a long-range strike in the 83rd minute which went straight through the hands of the hapless goalkeeper.It was a night which confirmed Real’s ability to superbly manage the biggest of games and highlighted Liverpool’s continued problems with the goalkeeping position as well as an overreliance on Salah.Real become the first side since Bayern Munich in 1976 to win the trophy three years in a row and Zinedine Zidane is the first coach to win three back-to-back titles. For Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp this was a sixth successive loss in a final, including a 2013 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich while Borussia Dortmund coach.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Demola OjoGareth Bale came off the bench to help Real Madrid win an historic third Champions League in a night full of drama in Kiev. Bale scored a magnificent overhead kick in the 64rd minute to put Madrid 2-1 up three minutes after coming on as a substitute, before blasting a ball through Liverpool goalkeeper Lorius Karius from outside the box for Madrid’s third and final goal in the 83rd.In truth, the German keeper should have done much better with the shot instead of fumbling it into his net and it was his second costly error of the game after allowing Madrid’s French striker, Karim Benzema intercept his roll-out pass for the first goal of the game in the 51st minute.last_img read more

first_imgOur very own Alex Iwobi’s goal vs BenficaWatch and Enjoy— Based On Logistics (@Iam_Abdulaxis) July 29, 2017Benfica(Cervi, Salvio) 2-5 (Walcott X2, Lopez OG, Giroud, Iwobi)Arsenal Sead – coquelin – Walcott = goal!!— Kicks&tackles (@KNT_football) July 29, 2017Benfica(Cervi) 1-1 (Walcott)Arsenal Arsenal ran an entertaining show in their Emirates Cup opener against Benfica, thumping the Portuguese side 5-2.Despite going behind to Franco Cervi’s deflected opener in the 11th minute, Arsenal took control through Theo Walcott’s eight-minute brace, before Eduardo Salvio restored parity for Benfica on the 40-minute mark to end the first half 2-2. Benfica(Cervi) 1-0 Arsenal “@ArsenalTSN: Arsenal’s fourth goal, scored wonderfully by Giroud, assisted by Nelson. [@ArsenalGoals]“— Valoli Group (@ValoliGroup) July 29, 2017Benfica(Cervi, Salvio) 2-4 (Walcott X2, Lopez OG, Giroud)Arsenal Goal!! Eduardo Salvio ties it up for Benfica at minute 39 {2-2} ⚽️⚽️? @Arsenal 2-2 @SLBenfica great game!! #AFCvBEN #EmiratesCup— Med Goha (@Med_Goha) July 29, 2017Benfica(Cervi, Salvio) 2-2 (Walcott x2)ArsenalThe Gunners turned the screw in the second half to earn a 5-2 victory, Lisandro Lopez’s 53rd-minute own goal was followed by a superb finish by Giroud and a smashing strike from Alex Iwobi.Lisandro Lopez with an embarrassing own goal to help Arsenal gain the lead. Arsenal 3-2 Benfica— Big Nothing (@BigNothingPod) July 29, 2017Benfica(Cervi, Salvio) 2-3 (Walcott X2, Lopez OG)Arsenal Video Credit: Twitter.comRelatedSevilla Striker Mocks Arsenal’s Champions League AbsenceJuly 31, 2017In “England”Lazio Roma vs AS RomaJune 30, 2017Similar postCarabao Cup: Big Guns Pass Third Round TestSeptember 20, 2017In “England” Typical WengerBall.Walcott’s 2nd goal— Arsenal FC (@FFArsenal) July 29, 2017Benfica(Cervi) 1-2 (Walcott x2)Arsenallast_img read more

first_imgThe First Capital Plus Premier League will this afternoon see Accra Hearts of Oak  stay at the Accra Sports Stadium to welcome Wa All Stars in an encounter which will see Hearts battle to reverse their three nil defeat in the first round. The Official kick off time  is @ 3:30pm.The Referees Committee has appointed Samuel Gyasi to officiate the top-liner in this mid week action .Meanwhile all four clubs representing the country in both CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup will have their matches postponed to February 12.Below is the list of referees and assistants for the match-day-16 fixtures.Wednesday, February 5Match: Hearts of Oak vs Wa All StarsVenue: Accra Stadium Referee: Samuel GyasiAssistant 1: Richard AppiahAssistant 2: Shine Ayitey4th Official: Eku BoatengMatch Commissioner: Francis Dogbaste Match: New Edubiase vs Aduana StarsVenue: Gyamfi ParkReferee: E.R. BineyAssistant 1: David LaryeaAssistant 2: J.B Smith 4th Official: Emmanuel Dally-GagbaMatch Commissioner: Paul AyambaMatch: Hasaacas vs AmidausVenue: Essipon StadiumReferee: John Atikese Assistant 1: Alex AnningAssistant 2: Isaac Boadi4th Official: Prosper AdiiMatch Commissioner : M. Arthur DadzieMatch: Heart of Lions vs Liberty Venue: Kpando ParkReferee: O.B. AmankwahAssistant 1: Joseph SeyAssistant 2: Suleman Abdul4th Official: Ernest Baafi Match Commissioner : Michael AryehMatch: Bechem vs King FaisalVenue: Bechem ParkReferee: Samuel SukahAssistant 1: Eric NyanteriAssistant 2: Michael Agbenuzah4th Official: Samuel Lee LeeMatch Commissioner : Opare Akuffolast_img read more

first_imgDodgers manager Don Mattingly clearly stated his desire on Saturday not to revisit the decision on which Game 2 of the NLDS series against Atlanta hinged.Then he did it anyway.“No matter which way I go, it could be questioned,” he said. “So it’s one of those things that if the move works, if the matchup works, it’s good. If it doesn’t, it’s bad. But obviously I’m going to go back through and look at every game, but I don’t look at it like we did anything crazy or something we haven’t been doing all year long.”The Game 2 move for which Mattingly has received the most criticism was calling for rookie left-handed reliever Paco Rodriguez to walk right-handed Reed Johnson to face left-handed Jason Heyward. The move is certainly by the book, but understandably questionable considering the 6-foot-5 Heyward is one of the Braves’ most feared hitters. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The appearance was the 22-year-old Rodriguez’s first in a playoff game. It certainly didn’t help that the first four pitches he threw were intentional balls. Walking Johnson, whose slugging percentage is 86 points lower than Heyward’s, wasn’t something Rodriguez questioned, but he wouldn’t have had a problem pitching to a right-handed hitter.“I have no problem facing righties and it’s just a matter of what the stats say,” Rodriguez said following Game 2. “I’ve been better against lefties and that’s fine, but I have my confidence facing lefties or righties, so it doesn’t matter.”Rodriguez was one of the Dodgers’ most dependable relievers all year but struggled in September, during which opponents hit .308 off him. He didn’t allow opponents to hit more than .185 in any of the previous five months. The only other left-handed pitchers in the Dodgers’ bullpen Friday night were J.P. Howell and Chris Capuano, neither of whom was warm at the time.“I’ll take Paco Rodriguez against any left-handed hitter in baseball,” Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said. “You’ve got to give Jason Heyward credit for making a play.”center_img Injury updateAndre Ethier, who has been hampered by an ankle injury, doesn’t appear to have much of a chance to appear in the outfield in this series. One of the Dodgers’ biggest offensive weapons during their run to the NL West title drew a ninth-inning, pinch-hit walk Friday, but pinch-runner Dee Gordon replaced him on the basepaths.“It would be a great surprise,” Mattingly said, “if we get (Ethier) in the outfield this series.”Hanley Ramirez, still nursing an irritated nerve in his back, acknowledged on Thursday he wasn’t 100 percent, but is there reason for concern moving forward?“No, no, I feel good,” Ramirez said. “I’ll be in there (today) and I’ll be ready to go from the first pitch until the last out.”last_img read more

first_imgMorton, who lowered his ERA to 2.10 on the season, also tossed seven shutout innings in his last start against the Tigers on June 5.“I felt alright. They hit a few balls real hard. Got some great plays behind us,” Morton told reporters after the game. “Guys swung the bats there. Another awesome team win.” Related News Charlie Morton recaps his dominant win over the A’s tonight.💪#RaysUp #MLB— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) June 11, 2019Brandon Lowe, Ji-Man Choi and Kevin Kiermaier all finished with two RBIs for Tampa Bay in the victory..@KKiermaier39 does it with the glove in the top of the 7th, and then in the bottom half, smokes one out of here!💥💥💥@Raysbaseball takes a 4-0 lead!#RaysUp #MLB— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) June 11, 2019The Rays improved to 41-24 with the win while the Athletics fell to 33-34.Stud of the nightMichael Wacha threw six shutout innings in the Cardinals’ 4-1 win over the Marlins.Thanks for playing! A huge start for Wacha tonight, and he just keeps rolling. #TimeToFly— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) June 11, 2019Dud of the nightRangers outfielder Delino DeShields went 0 for 5 with three strikeouts against the Red Sox. But, Texas came away with a 4-3 win in extra innings.HighlightsIan Desmond smoked this ball. David Ortiz shooting brings well-wishes, support from players Yankees trade rumors: New York has spoken with Blue Jays about Marcus Stromancenter_img Charlie Morton continued his stellar season Monday.The 35-year-old right-hander pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed just two hits in the Rays’ 6-2 win over the Athletics at Tropicana Field. He struck out seven and walked two while throwing 94 pitches. Ian Desmond’s 486 ft homer is the longest by any player this season. 😱— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) June 11, 2019The Diamondbacks led off their game against the Phillies with back-to-back-to-back home runs.The @Dbacks are the sixth team ever to hit back-to-back-to-back homers to lead off a game, and the first since the 2017 D-Backs. (h/t: @StatsbyStats)— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) June 11, 2019What’s nextMets (32-33) at Yankees (40-24) ⁠— The 2019 Subway Series will begin with a doubleheader Tuesday after Monday’s game was rained out. Zack Wheeler (5-3, 4.61 ERA) is set to start for the Mets in Game 1 while Jason Vargas (2-3, 3.57 ERA) will pitch the night cap. The Yankees will counter with Masahiro Tanaka (3-5, 3.42 ERA) and James Paxton (3-2, 3.11 ERA).last_img read more

first_imgPalm Beach County residents woke up on Saturday to the smell of smoke in the air.According to meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center, the likely cause is debris burns that are happening on Grand Bahama Island, as it recovers from Hurricane Dorian.Other parts of the region, include Miami-Dade County and parts of Broward County, are also dealing with some of the storm’s aftermath.last_img

first_img“Obviously we’d like to win by five goals every game but that’s not going to happen playing a team like BV,” St. Pierre explained.“This series has the potential of going the distance and there’s going to be a lot of one goal games.”Despite getting the split, and home-ice advantage, Hawks coach Terry Jones was not pleased with the performance of his team.Jones was frustrated with lack of effort shown by the Hawks.“The way we played tonight I’m not surprised of the score because we didn’t make any effort . . . we were so passive, so uncommitted . . . it was very disappointing,” Jones said.Jones didn’t sense any overconfidence in the Hawks dressing room before the game after Beaver Valley scored a 4-3 win in Game one Friday, thanks to a late tally by captain Archie McKinnon.“I didn’t think it was overconfidence. I just think guys were on their own agendas,” Jones fumed. “We had guys taking three-minute shifts and glide around . . .. We’re not going to win many games playing like that.”Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 21-14, including a third period where the visitors played most of the game in the Nelson zone.The series now shifts back to the Hawks Nest, where Beaver Valley finished the season 3-1 against Nelson.However, the lone home-ice loss in the series against the Leafs came in the final game of the season — a win St. Pierre is hoping can inspire his team to victory again.“That last game of the (regular) season was one of the biggest wins in my junior hockey league career,” St. Pierre said. “I think all the boys in that (Leaf) dressing room now believe we’re capable of winning in Beaver Valley and there’s no reason we can’t win again.”MURDOCH NOTES: Again more than 700 fans showed up to see two of the top teams in the KIJHL square off . . . . At the end of the game, Leaf winger Alec Wilkinson skated the length of the ice to retrieve the game puck after the victory. . . . Hawks leading scorers Dallas Calvin and Riley Brant had their respective scoring streaks snapped at four and five games. . . .In the other Kootenay Conference series, Kimberley Dynamiters tied the Eddie Mountain Final at 1-1 with a 4-2 win in Creston. Meanwhile, the Osoyoos Coyotes keep on winning, capturing its sixth straight game to take a 2-0 lead against North Okanagan. In Kamloops, the Storm opened its series against 100 Mile House with an 8-3 win. It’s ironic how sometimes in the sport of hockey your biggest rival can become your greatest ally.Patrick Zubick, of Castlegar Rebels fame, stopped all 21 shots to backstop the Nelson Leafs to a 1-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The victory evens the best-of-seven Murdoch Division series at 1-1.Games three and four are Monday and Tuesday in Fruitvale.“It’s unfortunate that both of our goalies are hurt but Patrick (Zubick) has come in here and played just excellent for us,” Leaf captain Darnel St. Pierre said after the narrow win.Nelson got all the goals Zubick would need when leading scorer Jamie Vlanich scored on a Leaf power play 15 minutes into the game.Vlanich, playing his second game of the playoffs after sitting out the entire Murdoch Division semi final against Spokane, jumped on a loose puck in the Hawks goal crease after teammate Travis Wellman rattle a shot off the post.The home side then rode the solid netminding of Zubick, who is playing for Nelson on an emergency basis after both regular goalies, Adam Maida and Brad Rebagliati, were lost to the Leafs due to injury, to even the series in a must-win game.last_img read more

first_imgAngel Torres, president of Getafe, has granted an interview on the program Tot Costa de Catalunya Radio in the previous duel between his team and Barcelona next weekend. In addition, the president has talked about the situation of Ángel Rodríguez and the alleged interest of the Blaugrana entity in the. For the moment has not received any communication of the possibility of purchase, but do not rule out accepting it if the conditions are met.The Barcelona: “I can’t deny a boy to go to a big team like Barça. Barça can’t be told no, if they ask a player or a sports director. I’ve also asked them once. The termination clause (ten million euros) would not be a problem. “ Relationship with the club: “I have a direct thread with Bartomeu and Ramon Planes, but I have no news or any indication that they are going to sign Angel. It does not give me the feeling that he will be the chosen one, but, in any case, on Saturday we will see each other and maybe then there is surprise, although I don’t think so. If so, what has to happen will happen. “Conversations with the player: “I told him to be calm. He knows the relationship I have with the people of Barcelona and that there was nothing, that many names were going to come out. Who would not like to go to Barça?”last_img read more