Lyttelton in revolt over new brothels

first_imgChristchurch Press 2 July 2012Plans to allow major brothels in Lyttelton could be scuppered after an outcry from residents. The town has reacted strongly to the Christchurch City Council’s proposed bylaw regulating brothel locations and signage. The bylaw, drafted to address concerns about earthquake-displaced brothels spreading across the city, restricts big brothels to specific commercial business zones, as well as a section of Lyttelton’s town centre. Council strong communities programme manager Alan Bywater said Lyttelton residents were responsible for the bulk of 80 submissions received on the bylaw proposal to date. Lyttelton Community Association representative Ken Maynard said residents were not against brothels in principle, but had concerns about big operators. read more

UMass, Richmond meet in conference play

first_imgUMass, Richmond meet in conference play SENIOR STUDS: Richmond’s Grant Golden, Blake Francis and Nick Sherod have combined to score 52 percent of the team’s points this season, including 60 percent of all Spiders scoring over the last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: Golden has either made or assisted on 41 percent of all Richmond field goals over the last three games. The senior forward has accounted for 17 field goals and 14 assists in those games.STREAK SCORING: Richmond has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 72.7 points while giving up 54.3.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Minutemen have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Spiders. Richmond has an assist on 45 of 76 field goals (59.2 percent) over its past three matchups while UMass has assists on 41 of 68 field goals (60.3 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Richmond has committed a turnover on just 15.7 percent of its possessions this season, which is the lowest percentage among all A10 teams. The Spiders have turned the ball over only 10.8 times per game this season and just 8.3 times per game over their last three games. February 28, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUMass (13-15, 7-8) vs. Richmond (21-7, 11-4)Robins Center, Richmond, Virginia; Saturday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Richmond hosts UMass in an A10 matchup. Each squad is coming off of a victory this past Wednesday. Richmond earned a 73-70 win on the road against George Washington, while UMass won 60-52 at home against VCU.center_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Pakistan complete T20 whitewash on Sri Lanka’s return to Lahore

first_imgTHERE were joyous scenes in Lahore as Pakistan completed a Twenty20 series whitewash of Sri Lanka with an emphatic 36-run win on the latter’s return to the country.After losing successive T20s in Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka played in Pakistan on Sunday for the first time since their team bus was targeted in a terror attack, in Lahore, in 2009.Amid a huge security presence, the tourists were unable to avoid another defeat – their eighth in as many limited-overs matches against Pakistan – as Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Amir starred, but their decision to play will have been warmly welcomed in Pakistan.In the absence of several players who opted out of travelling, the Sri Lankan team that did line up experienced a raucous and jubilant atmosphere, reflecting the fact only Zimbabwe and a World XI have played senior international cricket in Pakistan in the last eight years.As a result, this was Amir’s first international appearance in his home country, despite the fact he made his debut in 2009.The left-arm seamer starred with career-best figures of 4-13 from four overs as Pakistan, who posted an imposing total of 180-3, limited their opponents to 144-9 in reply.Dasun Shanaka made 54 from 36 deliveries for Sri Lanka, but lacked support and a home win was inevitable long before the match concluded.While Sri Lanka struggled with the bat, all of Pakistan’s top four passed 30 and Shoaib was the star of the show, racing to 51 from just 24 balls.(Omnisport)last_img read more

Brazil Begins Football Gold Chase with Win against China

first_imgFootball is the only sport that will be staged at venues across the country.Sweden, ranked sixth in the world, secured the first win of the tournament when Nilla Fischer bundled in a second-half goal after a goalkeeping mistake.American Rivals to Feel ‘Full Wrath’ of Usain BoltUsain Bolt is promising to let American sprinter Justin Gatlin “feel his full wrath” as he zones in on an unprecedented treble-treble of gold medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Bolt was given a medical exemption by Jamaican officials to compete at the Rio Games after he pulled a hamstring during the Olympic trials and Gatlin wasted little opportunity in trying to get under the 29-year-old’s skin.Gatlin said the six-time Olympic gold medallist had been given ‘a medical pass’ to compete and Bolt said on Wednesday that had only served to fuel his desire to shut the American up by proving himself on the track.“Yes definitely, I think they have not learned over the years that the more you talk, the more I will want to beat you,” Bolt told Reuters on Wednesday.“It’s one of those things, but I’m looking forward to it, should be exciting and they will feel my full wrath as always.”Bolt, who returned to action in the 200 metres at last month’s Diamond League meeting in London, said he felt he was in better shape ahead of the opening race of his programme on August 13 – the 100 metres – than he was for last year’s world championships in Beijing.“I’m feeling much more confident now,” he added. “I’m much more comfortable with where I’m at.“I never try to predict times, because you never know what will happen. But for me the shape I’m in, I’ll say I’m in much better shape, so I think 9.6 seconds definitely.”Bolt’s world record for the 100 is 9.58 seconds. He ran 9.79 in clinching his third world championships title last year in Beijing.As for his preferred 200, Bolt said he and coach Glen Mills had been pleased with the work they had been doing on the bend after some “rust” in London, when he ran 19.89.“We’ve been doing a lot of work since I’ve been here, everything has been going well, I’ve been feeling great and I have no problem so I’m happy with the progress I’m making,” he said.“It was just rust for me, having not run the 200 in over a year pretty much, but now I’ve familiarized myself back with the work, and it’s just about going out there and executing.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Rio 2016 Olympic Games began on Wednesday night with a women’s football match played in front of a sparse Olympic Stadium crowd. Sweden won 1-0 against South Africa in the opener, before host nation Brazil beat China 3-0.Plenty of empty seats could be seen in the 60,000 venue at kick-off, although more fans arrived before Brazil’s game.The football tournament has started two days before Friday’s opening ceremony because of a packed schedule.More than 11,000 athletes will compete in the first edition of the Olympic Games to be held in South America.There are 42 Olympic sport disciplines, with 306 events over the course of 19 days of competition.last_img read more

Castells receives Norwegian award for scholarly work

first_imgProfessor of Communication and Sociology Manuel Castells, the author of 22 academic books and the co-author of 21 others, received Norway’s Holberg International Memorial Prize, a $755,000 award for scholarly work.Award · Manuel Castells will receive $755,000 for scholarly work. – Photo Courtesy of AnnenbergThe Holberg Prize Academic Committee applauded Castells for his scholarly work on power in a “network society.”“Castells has taken thinking about ‘the political’ to an entirely new level through his prescient account of the emergence of and interaction between new forms of power in the age of the network society,” the prize committee said.Elizabeth Garrett, USC provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, said in a press release that the award highlights the importance of new means for communication.“In receiving the prestigious Holberg Prize for his multidisciplinary work illuminating the transformative power of new communication technologies with respect to political and economic institutions, University Professor Castells clearly demonstrates why he has long occupied a preeminent position among his field’s most distinguished scholars,” Garrett said in a statement.Though Castells’ primary appointment is in the Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism, he also holds positions in the sociology department, the School of International Relations and Sol Price School of Public Policy.USC Annenberg Dean Ernest J. Wilson III said in a press release that Castells is an exemplary scholar and applauded him for receiving the honor.“Manuel Castells is the preeminent example of a scholar who provides a deep and comprehensive understanding of how new communication breakthroughs impact our increasingly networked society,” Wilson said.last_img read more

Abandoning the Challenger Series could save grassroots European LoL

first_imgGrassroots League of Legends could potentially have received a massive boon yesterday with the latest news from Riot Games regarding the future of the European LCS.Yesterday’s announcement outlined a number of key changes to the League of Legends Championship Series. Whilst some of the adjustments were leaked ahead of time – including a reversion back to a best-of-one league format and an increase in the annual stipend paid out to teams – other updates are new, such as a planned swap in broadcasting schedules from Thursday/Friday to Friday/Saturday.Those changes are largely aimed at increasing viewership and helping to support struggling European organisations, who have made no secret of their difficulties in financing EU LCS teams. An additional incentive has been offered to those organisations in the form of a ‘viewership bonus’, which will allow teams to profit from the extra exposure they help the league generate over the year.One of the least-discussed changes, however, is one that could have the largest impact. The European Challenger Series, which has been run by Riot since 2014, has long been a breeding ground for individual and team talent, acting as a second tier of competition below the EU LCS. In this latest announcement, Riot describes plans to scrap the league altogether.Fans may remember Origen’s incredible run to the semi-finals of the 2015 World Championships, and Misfits’ surprising strength to push reigning champions SKT T1 to 5 games in this year’s quarter finals, both of which came off the back of recent promotion from the Challenger Series to make it to Worlds competition. With the dissolution of the Challenger Series – both in Europe and North America – those fairy-tale stories will no longer be possible.Instead, the Challenger Series will be replaced by a new pan-European system which will promote European regional leagues (‘ERLs’) in an as-yet unannounced format. The top teams from individual regional leagues will qualify for a new pan-EU tournament that will run twice a year. Established ERLs will feed into the new system, and Riot has committed to helping support further countries to allow everyone a fair shot at the competition. Whilst the jury is still out on how this will affect the European scene on the whole, certain immediate observations can be made on the repercussions of Riot’s decision. The strongest argument against the change could surround the strength of the competition on offer for teams outside the LCS – with the Championship Series removed, teams of near-LCS calibre will be going up against much less advanced national teams, where the skill disparity should be evident. In turn, that might have a negative knock-on effect for the best regional teams, where the lower level of competition could, in the short term, prevent organisations from reaching their full potential.However, one team’s loss is another’s gain – and there will be plenty of teams who will benefit from the regional focus afforded to them by Riot. In the old system, national leagues comprised the third tier of European competition. Now, your country’s best teams are more important than ever, and they will be able to participate in and learn from matches with a higher calibre of gameplay.Without a real claim to any particular fan support, Challenger Series teams also historically drew relatively small viewing figures, and for teams in ERLs the numbers were often negligible. With a focus on regional pride, national level teams will now undoubtedly be the beneficiaries of a lot more attention, particularly if they end up competing in a mini-Worlds format against the cream of the crop from other European nations for spots in the LCS. This rise in priority is complimented by the announced EU LCS swap to a best-of-one format – with less games to view from Europe’s very best, diehard League fans will have more time to spend watching their country’s top talent perform instead.Overall, this change by no means provides an answer to all of Riot’s problems – with EU LCS team revenue-sharing delayed until at least 2019, Europe’s organisations will likely fail to prevent their strongest players from migrating to more financially powerful teams in north America. But beyond the year of catching up Europe will have to play to its American counterparts, this announcement could herald a bright era for the region to continue to produce some of the greatest and most diverse talent in League of Legends.last_img read more

Bears schedule 2019: Chicago lucky to get toughest tests at home

first_imgBiggest breaks: The Bears’ first-place schedule brings the Saints to Soldier field, where the Chiefs, Chargers and Cowboys also will have to visit. Those four playoff teams combined for a 23-9 record on the road last season, but the elements always play a role in Chicago. The Bears have a loaded home schedule, one of which they can take advantage.Bottom line: It all starts with the opener against the Packers at Soldier Field to start the NFL’s 100th season, a marquee event in the Thursday night spotlight. The Bears can create momentum by taking down the new-look Packers and their nemesis Rodgers in that spot. Knowing the tougher schedule behind the Green Bay game, Chicago needs to have it.Still, the Bears are the deepest team in the NFC North, and if they go .500 or better on the road, they will be in good shape to get back to the playoffs. Record prediction: 10-6 The Bears will look to take the next step after winning the NFC North and returning to the NFL playoffs last season. Their schedule for 2019, though, won’t make it easy.Chicago re-emerged last season with the help of coach Matt Nagy, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and a swarming defense led by Khalil Mack. The season ended in disappointing fashion with a wild-card playoff loss to Philadelphia, but the Bears have the pieces in place to replicate that run. On the Bears’ schedule for 2019 are games against teams from the AFC West and NFC East, but some breaks in their schedule make it favorable in spots.  MORE: Who has the hardest NFL schedule in 2019?Las Vegas oddsmakers like the Bears to win 9.5 games this season. Here is a closer look at Chicago’s schedule — now a first-place schedule — for 2019.Bears schedule 2019Bears regular-season schedule:Home: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints, New York GiantsAway: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington RedskinsWeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 5 (Thursday)vs. Packers8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 2Sept. 15at Broncos4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 3Sept. 23 (Monday)at Redskins8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 4Sept. 29vs. Vikings4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 5Oct. 6at Raiders (London)1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 6BYE—Week 7Oct. 20vs. Saints4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Chargers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 9Nov. 3at Eagles1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 10Nov. 10vs. Lions1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 11Nov. 17at Rams8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 12Nov. 24vs. Giants1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 13Nov. 28 (Thursday)at Lions12:30 p.m. ETFoxWeek 14Dec. 5 (Thursday)vs. Cowboys8:20 p.m. ETFox/NFLNWeek 15Dec. 15at Packers1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 16Dec. 22vs. Chiefs8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 17Dec. 29at Vikings1 p.m. ETFoxBears preseason schedule:Week 1CarolinaAug. 8-12 (TBD)Week 2at N.Y. GiantsAug. 15-19 (TBD)Week 3at IndianapolisAug. 22-25 (TBD)Week 4TennesseeAug. 29-30 (TBD)MORE: Full 2019 NFL preseason scheduleToughest tests: Chicago faces the NFC champions from the previous two seasons, both on the road, in the Rams and Eagles, teams that have combined for a 25-10 record at home. The annual trip to Lambeau Field is never easy, either, and Aaron Rodgers has a new coach in Matt LaFleur. Chicago has lost four of its last five games in Green Bay.Oakland and Denver are good for an upset or two at home each season, it seems. The Bears will have to side-step those potential bids.last_img read more

Turning Pointe Studio in Wellington to hold annual dance recital Saturday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Turning Pointe Studio in Wellington will be holding its annual recital on Saturday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wellington High School.There is no admission to the event. This will mark the final recital with Ginger Wilson as the manager/owner. The day-to-day operation will be turned over to Elizabeth Shimer the next year.There are several dates to remember over the summer for dance recital. Summer dance gym signups will be held June 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the studio.Lessons are July 15 – 19. Sign ups will also be available at this time.Fall enrollment is August 3 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.People can also get enrollment forms off the web. Just click on 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 (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. 0 Vote up Vote down Oldman · 375 weeks ago Sad to hear Ginger is selling the studio! She’s been a positive influence on many childrens lives. Report Reply 0 replies · active 375 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Janette · 375 weeks ago This was a wonderful event and all the children did a wonderful job….I am sad Ginger is selling the studio but I feel like she is leaving it in good hands.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 375 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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 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

City League Roundup…playoff picture set with Schenley, Oliver at top

first_imgOliver struck first with a 49-yard touchdown pass from Tyrek Morgan to Martise Smith in the second quarter.  Later on in that quarter, Tyree Mathis would also score on a 73-yard touchdown run to put Oliver ahead, 12-0. Oliver (6-1, 6-1) was not phased by the fact that they hadn’t beaten defending champs Brashear (6-2, 6-2) since the 2006-07 season. They only allowed one score from Brashear’s normally “high-powered” offense in a 20-7 victory Saturday afternoon at Cupples Stadium.Next week Allderdice and Westinghouse will take the field at Cupples for a Saturday matinee, with the kickoff scheduled for noon. These teams have a ton of youths on their rosters and each is looking to make a statement win as they look to improve in the future. “This was only one game,” said Oliver head coach Tim Keefer. “We’ve done a great job from going to the outhouse to the penthouse (this season).”Brashear scored their only points of the game with only three seconds left in the first half with a 23-yard touchdown pass from Henri Chatman to Manasseh Garner. Chatman went 12 of 23 for 120 yards and no interceptions. Oliver’s defense held star running back Bruce Patterson to 12 carries for 31 yards and -20 yards of total team rushing in this game.The victory for the Bears snapped a six-game winning streak for Brashear, their first loss since going down in week one to Perry.“They just played better than us,” Murphy said. “We made some mistakes on key plays. When it comes down to it, we have to learn how to lose.” UNSTOPPABLE— Schenley’s Jerome Mathews cuts into the end zone for the first of his four touchdowns against Allderdice. Mathews had 139 yards rushing in the Spartans 35-0 win. center_img SACK MAN—Schenley’s Taylor Campbell closes in on Allderdice quarterback Mike Pfleger. Campbell had several sacks in the game as the Spartans held the “Dice” to minus nine yards in total offense. The Bears would score again after a scoreless third on a 9-yard pass from Dante Jeter to David Marshall in the fourth to make the score 18-7. Oliver would add a safety in the final minutes. They are now tied at the top of the City League standings with Schenley who is also 6-1 on the year.“It feels great to be No. 1,” said Smith. “It’s hard to put into words how I feel right now.”Other games:Schenley 35, Allderdice 0It was all Jerome Mathews in this one, literally. He carried the ball 19 times for 139 yards and four touchdowns. DeAndre Black also scored on a 76-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for the first place Spartans. Allderdice goes down just one week removed from its first win of the season against Langley.Perry 32, DuBois 27In a rare non-conference matchup at Cupples, Perry welcomed an upstate opponent in DuBois to the ’Burgh, first introducing them to junior quarterback Greg McGhee. McGhee accounted for three of four Perry’s offensive scores, including the one to win it for the Commodores with three seconds left in the game. He also accounted for all 64 yards on the winning drive.“We have the utmost confidence in Greg McGhee,” said Perry’s head coach Bill Gallagher. “He went out there, and when we needed him to, he put the ball on the money. He had an outstanding game.”Perry’s running back Richard Lowry carried the ball 32 times for 102 yards and had the only other Perry score.Carrick 42, Langley 6The Mustangs continued to be winless against Carrick. Rasheed McKamey carried the ball 24 times for 204 yards and three touchdowns for the Raiders. Robert Fields added on two scores on a 23-yard run and a 46-yard interception return. Quarterback Brendon Drake also had a nice performance, completing 14 of 24 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown.Westinghouse 30, Peabody 0Westinghouse pitched a shutout against the Highlanders who are currently on a three-game losing streak. Only 33 yards were accumulated by both team’s starting quarterbacks. Darrel Cosby (Westinghouse) had 27 yards and Dontae Forte (Peabody) had 6.However, Cosby did have a 23-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Falls. He also had two rushing touchdowns of 45 and one yards to help his team down their “East End” foes. Devante Olverson would tack on a 32-yard fumble recovery to help matters out for his Bulldogs.SCHEDULE:Barring a major upset with only one game left, Schenley should win the City League regular season championship because of their 6-0 defeat of Oliver earlier in the season. There will be a playoff involving eight of the nine teams immediately after the season ends.WEEK 9Perry at Langley, 6 p.m., Oct. 29Brashear at Wheeling C.C., 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29Peabody at Oliver, 3:30 p.m., Oct. 30Schenley at Carrick, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 30Westinghouse at Allderdice, noon, Oct. 31City League StandingsSchool    City    Overall        Pts  PtaOliver    6-1    6-1        142-51Schenley    6-1    6-1        141-56Brashear    6-2    6-2        225-63Perry    5-2    6-2        134-38Carrick    3-4    3-5        126-141Peabody    3-4    3-5        106-123Westinghouse    2-5    2-6        101-106Allderdice    1-6    1-7        71-207Langley    0-7    0-7        70-331Pts is points scored, Pta is points allowed, in City League play.(Add your comments of City League football to our website at (D.W. Howze can be reached at read more

Bombers riding high after capturing Rockets Invitational in Summerland

first_imgThe Bombers host Stanley Humphries on Wednesday (May 2) at the Lakeside Pitch.J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks are in Nelson at Lakeside to face the Bombers on May 9. Both games kick off at 4 p.m.Some LVR sports continue to thrive despite BCTF job actionBomber spring teams are moving right along in spite of the recent decision by the B.C. Teachers Federation to withhold volunteer time in the school.The Bombers soccer squad had a community coach so the team will play out the season.Other sports marching on at LVR are rugby and baseball.Spring field hockey and track and field will not be offered at There’s no stopping the L.V. Rogers Bombers Girl’s Soccer team.The Bombers continue to get better with age after capturing the top prize at the Summerland Rockets Senior Girl’s High School Soccer Tournament Saturday in the South Okanagan City.LVR posted wins over Columneetza of Williams Lake, Queen Elizabeth of Surrey before dropping a 1-0 shootout decision to Prince Margaret of Penticton.Morag Paterson led the scoring charge with a three-spot against Surrey. Paige Mansveld scored in every game while rookies Hailee Gerun and Keegan Paterson added singles.The Bombers opened the season with wins over Stanley Humphries Rockers (1-0) and J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks (4-0).LVR returns to action this weekend when the club travels to Kelowna for the Kelowna Secondary Owls tournament.last_img read more