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High-rise brothel won’t be fast tracked

first_imgNZ Herald 1 June 2012Auckland Council has declined a request to fast track the resource consent application for a 15-level city centre building, which would include a brothel, directly to the Environment Court.Wellington developers John and Michael Chow want to build the tower on the site of the demolished Palace Hotel in Victoria St.The plan is that the first two levels of the black-toned glass building will be blank and layered by a LED screen mesh facing Victoria St. This will carry graphic images for events such as a countdown to the New Year.Property magnate Sir Robert Jones is among those who have already voiced opposition to the plan, with Robt Jones Holdings Auckland director Greg Loveridge saying the scale and look of the building on its northern face were objectionable.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10810083last_img read more

Tragic deaths show babies’ fragility

first_imgStuff.co.nz 20 July 2012They are tragedies that could have happened to any family. The deaths of three much-loved and well-cared-for Wellington babies have been made public by a coroner to illustrate how vulnerable infants are. All three suffocated in their sleep. Te Atirau Matehaere Hamiora Gerrard, 6 months, died while sleeping on his stomach, alone in his mother’s bed. Ronon John Dittmer-Lokes died while sleeping on a bassinet mattress in a stroller. The 3-month-old suffocated after rolling on to his stomach. Tusitala-John Savaii-Taatiti, 9 months, died after his father fell asleep on a couch while holding him. The father woke to find his baby wedged in the back of the couch. Attempts by the parents and paramedics to bring the baby boys back to life were futile. Coroner Ian Smith recommended Well Child providers such as Plunket and Tamariki Ora engage with expectant mothers from about week 36 of their pregnancies to ensure they and their families are educated on safe sleeping practices.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/7312850/Tragic-deaths-show-babies-fragilitylast_img read more

African countries urged to ease travel restrictions to boost sector

first_imgInter-continental business travel is expected to drive growth in Africa’s tourism industry over the next two years. But in order to sustain this growth, experts believe African governments need to ease up on travel regulations and encourage competition, especially in the airline industry. Business travel remains strong while there’s been a marked slowdown in leisure travel due the global economic slowdown and a wave of deadly terrorist attacks in parts of Africa. High costs and stringent travel regulations also makes travelling in Africa expensive and cumbersome.Delegates at the Africa Travel Conference are optimistic about the travel industry. Many say that countries in Africa have made huge strides in making it easier for travellers to get around but infrastructure still remains poor, making it difficult and expensive to travel on the continent. Experts say high travel costs are also driven by the reluctance of African governments to open up their skies to new competitors, which will make travelling cheaper and more efficient.Most countries in Africa still require visas, even for those from the continent.“The cost of entering countries is incredibly expensive. And again being slightly cynical, a number of countries in my opinion are really seeing this as a revenue generation opportunity, a taxing opportunity rather than applying genuine checks on people before they come to the country.” Chris Pouney, Partner, Nina and PintaAfrica still has some way to go in improving the environment making it more conducive for business and leisure travellers. The travel industry believes changes are being effected and that growth in this sector will soon tick up again.last_img read more

Chelsea boss Lampard eyes £5m raid on Derby midfielder

first_imgThe teenager, who has just over two years remaining on his current contract, has played 27 times in Derby’s first team.And eight of those appearances in central midfield were when Lampard was in charge.Football Insider claim the Rams are unlikely to let their promising academy prospect leave for less than £5million.The club see Bird, who was a regular scorer and playmaker at youth level, as one of the best talents to emerge from their academy.But with the coronavirus crisis affecting the coffers of Championship sides, the Rams could be at risk of having to sell the highly-rated player.Max BirdRead Also: N’Golo Kanté on Real Madrid radar againDerby, who are currently twelfth and 20 points behind league leaders Leeds, have a slim chance of reaching the play-offs when the season resumes.But they will have to close the gap of five points on sixth-placed Preston.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Bird, 19, who partners Wayne Rooney in the Rams’ midfield, is said have impressed Frank Lampard during his time in charge at Pride Park. Chelsea may have to cough up at least £5million if they want to see Max Bird swap his Derby shirt for a Blues strip.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content6 Mysterious Things You Do Not Know About China7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe10 Asian Actresses Of Irresistible Beauty20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Celebrities Showing Support For George Floyd ProtestsCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Why Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Daylast_img read more

Sceaux scores French success

first_imgUn De Sceaux stretched his unbeaten record to nine with another superb front-running victory in the Prix Leon Rambaud at Auteuil. Le Grand Luce finished strongly to grab the runner-up spot, with Saint Du Chenet third and Gemix back in fourth, having failed to quicken in the ground. Mullins is unsure whether Un De Sceaux will run again before being given a summer break. He said: “It was a good performance as the ground is very testing and he was staying on well at the end. “I don’t have anything else in mind for him at this stage, but we’ll have a look at the French calendar when we get home. I don’t think there is anything in Ireland or England for him, so if he is to run again it will probably be in France. “He doesn’t need another run. He’s had a great season already and we’re not particularly anxious to run him again – unless an opportunity presents itself.” The champion trainer is similarly in no rush to decide on plans for next season with his exciting youngster, who could remain over hurdles or begin a career over fences. He went on: “That is another day’s work and something we’ll have a look at later. For the moment we’ll enjoy today and another good win for the horse.” Press Associationcenter_img Willie Mullins’ six-year-old returned to his homeland to clinch the Prix Hypothese at the end of March, just holding the late thrust of French star Gemix, and the two locked horns again at Grade Two level in Paris. With Ruby Walsh making his comeback from the injuries he suffered at the Cheltenham Festival, Un De Sceaux soon adopted his customary front-running role, albeit slightly more restrained than has been the case in the past, and though the pack closed the gap on the run for home, he skipped over the final flight and took the prize by two and a half lengths with something to spare. last_img read more

MOPH/Petra/Milo U-18 tournament: Defending champions Chase in action on opening day

first_imgFOUR matches are set to mark the opening of this year’s Petra Organisation’s Milo-sponsored Under-18 schools football tournament today, at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue in Georgetown. The Bishops’ High School will open this year’s championship against St Winefride’s Secondary at 11:00hrs.Game two will be contested between St Rose’s High and Houston Secondary from 12:30hrs, while North Ruimveldt Secondary and St Joseph High School clash in game three. The day’s final game pits defending champions Chase Academy against Freeburg Secondary.The 32-team competition will see the winners cart off $500 000, second-placers $300 000, third-placers $200 000 and fourth-placers $100 000 in projects for their respective schools as well as individual prizes.The six-week tournament will hold matches on Saturdays and Sundays.last_img read more

MBB : CARDINAL RULE: Cards use first-half surge to stun Syracuse

first_img Published on February 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hands on his hips, Scoop Jardine looked bewildered.Louisville had just capped a furious first-half run with another 3-pointer. This one, from Preston Knowles, came from about 25 feet as the buzzer sounded. And Jardine had a hand in his face.‘We let their best two shooters get hot,’ Jardine said of the Cardinals’ Knowles and Kyle Kuric. ‘That was the game.’So Jardine expressed the 21-4 Cardinals run in the simplest of ways: hands on his hips. Trailing by seven at one point in the first half, No. 16 Louisville (19-6, 8-4 Big East) used that run to take a 10-point cushion into halftime. And in a game of seismic shifts and turns, No. 12 Syracuse (20-6, 7-6) couldn’t recover inside the KFC Yum! Center, falling 73-69 to the Cardinals in front of 22,755.It was the second straight loss for the Orange and sixth in its last eight games. And it was Syracuse’s seventh consecutive defeat at the hands of the Cardinals. This one came as the result of a stunning turn of events — one Syracuse almost answered with a dramatic run of its own late in the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We had a bad end to the first half,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘We didn’t find their shooters.’That bad end started after the Orange built a comfortable 26-19 lead with just more than five minutes remaining in the first half. Then came the steady Louisville comeback, led by center Terrence Jennings. Then came the barrage of 3-pointers that would end in a 19-point swing in a little more than five minutes.With six quick points from Jennings and a free throw by Preston Knowles, Louisville tied the score at 26-26 in two minutes. Then, a Knowles 3. Then, another. Then, a Kuric 3-pointer after a kicked ball went right into his arms.In four minutes, Louisville now had a seven-point cushion. And the Cardinals weren’t done. After Jardine got into the lane for an easy, almost uncontested layup, Knowles raced down the floor. He pulled up with fewer than two seconds left on the clock and hit the 3-pointer that left Jardine stunned.‘We dug ourselves into a hole when we basically had the game won in the first half,’ Jardine said. ‘We can’t get behind to Louisville, can’t get behind 10 points going into halftime. They shoot too well.’And Louisville took that momentum and rode it into the second half, shooting just as well. Jennings opened the half with seven of Louisville’s first nine points. And a little later, two 3-pointers from Knowles and Kuric gave the Cardinals a 20-point lead.Spanning 9:30 of game time, the finishing touch on a 38-11 Louisville run was that 3 from Kuric. At one point, the Cardinals scored on 15 consecutive possessions. Kuric had 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting, and Knowles finished with 22 on 7-of-14.‘The objective was to not let them shoot,’ SU guard Brandon Triche said. ‘It was difficult for us. … They made us move as guards. They penetrated, and they sucked us in, and then they spread it out really well.‘Sometimes, we went to the wrong shooter. We didn’t go to Kuric. We probably went to Chris Smith or the other guys and left one of their best shooters open. And they knocked them down.’Syracuse nearly shocked an entire arena with what would ensue in the next eight-plus minutes. Starting with a Rick Jackson layup and ending with one from Triche, SU went on a 14-2 run to close a once 15-point gap to just three.But the deficit was too much to overcome. Louisville secured the game by making free throws. Peyton Siva ended the game on the line. After he missed the second free-throw attempt, C.J. Fair’s errant pass to Jardine left the point guard in resignation. Hands on the ground, head down, as the clock expired.In the Syracuse locker room after the game, Jardine displayed a similar emotion. Sunk in his locker, defeated, resigned and trying to look ahead. In a game of whirlwind emotions and twists, SU fell just short.‘We can’t kill ourselves like that in the beginning of the game,’ Jardine said. ‘We have to come out ready. We have to match teams’ toughness. If we don’t do that, we’re not going to win any games in the Big East.’bplogiur@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Adrian Gonzalez looks healthy in Dodgers win

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez looked lost at the plate in his first two games back from the disabled list. His timing was off, Manager Dave Roberts said. Gonzalez said his rhythm wasn’t there.In his third game, Gonzalez broke through.The veteran first baseman went 3 for 4 with three RBI in the Dodgers’ 6-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Gonzalez collected his first extra-base hits in nearly a month — two of the six doubles the Dodgers hit in front of an announced crowd of 44,646 at Dodger Stadium.Gonzalez’s last extra-base hit, also a double, came on April 25. He missed 14 days on the disabled list in the meantime. “As long as my body felt good I’m going to come back,” said Gonzalez, who is trying to play through a herniated disk in his back. “My body’s felt good.”By winning three of four games against the Marlins, the Dodgers improved to 26-19, two games behind the Colorado Rockies for first place in the National League West.Yasmani Grandal had two doubles and scored two runs in a 3-for-4 performance. Kiké Hernandez and Chris Taylor hit one double apiece. Joc Pederson hit a solo home run for the Dodgers, his first since opening day. Brett Eibner drove in two runs with a pinch-hit single in his only plate appearance.Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy (4-1) took a perfect game into the fifth inning before the Marlins rallied for a run. A.J. Ellis, the longtime Dodger catcher making his only appearance in the series, was responsible for the RBI.It was the only run the Marlins scored against McCarthy, who allowed three hits, walked one batter and struck out five. His 75 pitches were the fewest he’s thrown in a start this year; his six innings were the second-most. After the game Roberts praised McCarthy’s focus and compared his preparation to that of Clayton Kershaw. In what McCarthy hopes will be his first full season back from Tommy John surgery, the 33-year-old right-hander has a 3.76 ERA.“A lot of it is just focus getting reset after two years of being up and down,” he said.Luis Avilan and Josh Fields combined to throw a scoreless seventh inning. Pedro Baez allowed a run in the eighth inning. In the ninth inning, Kenley Jansen allowed a solo home run to Justin Bour in a non-save situation. It was the first home run Jansen has allowed this season.For Pederson, the home run came after weeks of frustration at the plate. A power hitter by trade, his ground-ball rate had soared from 36.4 percent in April to 59.5 percent in May. His fly-ball rate fell.“Shawn Wooten (one of the Dodgers’ roving hitting instructors) was here (this week) and kind of helped me figure out some things that were causing me to hit it on the ground,” Pederson said. “Hopefully I can bring that into tomorrow, the next day, put brick on brick, stick to the process and hit some balls in the air.”The Dodgers have an off-day today before hosting the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs to conclude a 10-game homestand.For Gonzalez, every day off can only help. He said he played the first month of the season “with no legs, no back and a bad forearm.”Still, Roberts has used Gonzalez no lower than sixth in his batting order this season. He batted fifth Sunday with a right-handed pitcher making his 2017 debut — Vance Worley — on the mound.“It doesn’t matter where I hit him,” Roberts said of Gonzalez, “but I trust him with guys on base.”The statistics paint a clear picture. A left-handed hitter, Gonzalez’s batting average (.277), on-base percentage (.338) and slugging percentage (.475) with the bases empty are good but not special, maybe because that’s when opposing defenses are more likely to deploy an exaggerated infield shift against him.With runners on base, Gonzalez hits .304/.386/.506. With runners in scoring position, those numbers increase to .322/.418/.540.There was a runner on base in Gonzalez’s first three at-bats Sunday; he got a hit every time. Batting with the bases empty in the seventh inning, Gonzalez flied to right field. It was his first three-hit game since Aug. 22, 2016.“That’s kind of what I pride myself in to begin with,” Gonzalez said. “It’s not like I’m putting more responsibility, it’s just what I try to do. My whole career I’ve been good with runners in scoring position, runners on base. I’ve never been that good with nobody on, so somehow that’s been what I’ve been able to do. When I get guys out there, I definitely don’t want to miss those opportunities.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Clint Frazier’s delayed response says a lot about his relationship with media covering Yankees

first_imgHere’s a prediction: Clint Frazier will talk about the home run he hit Tuesday night in Toronto. The Yankees outfielder will be willing to share his thoughts with reporters about a positive contribution.And if he’s asked again about how he dealt with his nationally televised fielding miscues a couple days ago, well, he can let those questions go by, just like those batted balls did. Why spoil the fair weather, right?(UPDATE: Frazier spoke after New York’s 4-3 loss. He also stared down a reporter who asked him whether he was extra-motivated Tuesday.) Clint Frazier: The home run felt good. … I don’t need motivation through articles that are written. #YANKSonYES pic.twitter.com/QGb3HURTF4— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 5, 2019TWO MINUTES WITH . . . Frazier tells SN about bat speed, shoes and moreYou might remember that Frazier created a storm in the New York area Sunday night by being a postgame no-show, unwilling to discuss his misplays in right field during a loss to the Red Sox. Tuesday at Rogers Centre, Frazier had no regrets about not being the type of standup guy the Yankees organzation wants its players to be. “I don’t apologize for not talking,” Frazier said, per MLB.com. “I knew the people I should have spoken to, I did, and that’s where I went. I didn’t feel like I needed to stand in front of everyone and explain myself. The plays were what they were. I sucked. I lost us the game. Everyone knew what I did wrong. That’s what it came down to.”Frazier said his reticence also stemmed from his belief that the New York media have covered him unfairly since he came over from the Indians in the 2016 Andrew Miller trade and have portrayed him as a bad guy. He brought up past stories about his hair length, his supposed request for Mickey Mantle’s retired No. 7 and his recovery from a concussion.”I am confident 24/7, which is why I think people feel the need to knock me down,” Frazier. “I know I don’t fit the mold of what some of the past and current Yankees are like, and that may be why it’s a little bit harder for me to navigate every day. I am trying to be myself in here. Sometimes it feels like people have an issue with me just being myself.” Was Clint Frazier’s explanation too little too late for #Yankees fans? 🙄#ChangeUp pic.twitter.com/h2Mz5ZRRJx— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) June 5, 2019Just days ago, Frazier was telling reporters he was “in a good position” with the Yankees. He has become a regular while New York’s top outfielders have been sidelined by injuries. The homer Tuesday was his 11th in 42 games this season.Clint Frazier’s been on base twice tonight after his sixth-inning walk. Here’s his fourth-inning, two-run home run that put the Yankees’ on the board #YANKSonYES pic.twitter.com/2HuqayRQc5— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 5, 2019His dealings with reporters this week shouldn’t change that status in the near term, but the Yankees’ outfield will be crowded once Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton come off the injured list. The team can roll with those two, Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner and Cameron Maybin if they want.Frazier can then get more reps (and do even fewer interviews) in Triple-A.last_img read more

PEGASUS WORLD CUP CHAMPION ARROGATE DUE BACK AT SANTA ANITA THIS EVENING; BAFFERT SUPERSTAR NOW HAS $11 MILLION IN EARNINGS FROM SEVEN STARTS

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2017)–Arrogate, winner of yesterday’s $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park, is scheduled to arrive back at his Santa Anita base early this evening following a Tex Sutton equine charter flight that stopped over briefly in Lexington, Kentucky en route to Ontario International Airport.Arrogate, along with two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, boarded a van shortly before 9 a.m. ET this morning at Gulfstream. “Chrome,” North America’s all-time money won king with $14,752,650 in earnings, finished a disappointing ninth in the Pegasus, which was his career finale. A       6-year-old California-bred by Lucky Pulpit, he disembarked in Lexington and will begin his stud career at nearby Taylor Made Farm next month.Trained by Bob Baffert and owned by Juddmonte Farms, Arrogate followed up on his $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic win by taking yesterday’s Pegasus by 4 ¾ lengths while geared down by regular rider Mike Smith, covering 1 1/8 miles 1:47.61. A truly amazing physical specimen, Arrogate, a 4-year-old colt by Unbridled’s Song, now has six wins from seven starts and with yesterday’s winner’s share of $7 million, career earnings of $11,084,600.“It’s hard to tell but I imagine he knows how good he is,” said Baffert assistant Jimmy Barnes from Gulfstream this morning. “It was exciting, the world’s largest purse. We want to be involved in that and we want to win that, so it was fun…It was a great day.”With Baffert himself en route back to Southern California, Arrogate’s racing schedule for the remainder of the year has not been announced, but Barnes allowed that this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar is a top priority.“I know the Breeders’ Cup Classic is in the plans again this year but we just want to keep him healthy, that’s the main thing,” he said. “I’m pretty down to earth and just stay close to the horse, make sure he stays healthy and sound and (we) just move on to the next race, wherever that may be.”Arrogate is scheduled to arrive at Santa Anita by van from Ontario later today between 6:30 and 7 p.m. PT.last_img read more