Alcohol policy halved street crime

first_imgChristchurch Press 11 June 2013The Christchurch City Council has proposed a one-way door policy after 1am for Christchurch bars in some parts of the city and 1am closing in others. Tony Brown, who campaigned for a similar policy in Newcastle, New South Wales, says it has worked for his city and public safety must be put before pub profits. I commend Christchurch City Council, police and health authorities for their courage and wisdom in seeking a 1am closure or 3am closure with 1am lockout to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm.In 2007, Australia’s sixth largest city, Newcastle, with a regional population of more than 620,000, had the highest rate of alcohol-fuelled street violence, associated with its deregulated night economy where on average 20,000 younger patrons were allowed to drink themselves stupid to 5am every weekend. Unsurprisingly, our inner city also had the ignominious distinction of the highest drink-driving rate and one of New South Wales’ highest rates of drunken assaults on police and other emergency workers, including ambulance officers, nurses and doctors. From around 2000, when the New South Wales government, under the influence of the powerful liquor industry, gave the green light to Newcastle pubs and clubs to extend their late trading, the number of alcohol-related admissions to our large hospital emergency department skyrocketed. Local residents became hostage to the appalling levels of alcohol-fuelled violence, vandalism and vomit. It cost Newcastle City Council ratepayers around $1 million a year just to clean up this so called “vibrancy”. Compliance with Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) legal obligations by our liquor lords was simply non-existent….Following protracted legal proceedings initiated by the local police with the support of over 150 local residents and small businesses, an independent Liquor Administration Board (shortly thereafter abolished) in March 2008 imposed a precinct-wide and enforceable 3am closure, 1am lockout and a package of other controls impacting on the availability and strength of alcohol sold. The public and politicians were, and still are, subjected to hysteria and spin from the powerful and very well-connected Australian Hotel Association (AHA). They falsely claim these modest and sensible alcohol-supply controls have “devastated” Newcastle and created a “wowser” or “nanny state”, ruled by the “fun police” for a “retirement village”. They ignore the ongoing significant investment in licensed premises.A 2012 study by Professor John Wiggers, of Hunter New England Population Health and the University of Newcastle found:A sustained 35 per cent reduction in night-time alcohol- fuelled (non-domestic) assaults.We estimate this may have prevented over 2500 brutal bashings of our predominantly younger people on our city streets late at night.A 50 per cent reduction in night-time street crime.A 26 per cent reduction in alcohol-related night time ED admissions.About 80 per cent community support for the harm prevention measures.A recent Deakin University study found the benefits of the 2008 Newcastle intervention have surpassed any other Australian city’s attempts to reduce alcohol-related harm.http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/perspective/8779512/Alcohol-policy-halved-street-crimelast_img read more

Police: Six People Arrested After Search Warrant

first_imgA search warrant led to the arrest of six people in Greensburg last week.Authorities received tips from citizens last December and a search warrant was conducted at the 200 block of East Washington Street early Thursday morning.Police say they collected information and evidence including two handguns, quantities of marijuana, prescription medication and paraphernalia during the search.“The Greensburg Police Department would like to express its gratitude to members of the public for their continued support and information, which led to the successful completion of this investigation,” said Chief Stacey Chasteen.The following were arrested as a result of the search warrant:Lauren Hollin, 24: Possession of Legend Drug, Maintaining a Common Nuisance.Kyle Jones, 22: Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Paraphernalia and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.Anthony Courtney, 20: Possession of Paraphernalia and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.Brittany Beckman: Possession of Marijuana and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.Mickayla Sefton: Maintaining a Common NuisanceMichael Farquer: Visiting a Common Nuisancelast_img read more

Atalanta boss rues Champions League quarter-final exit

first_img Loading… Gian Piero Gasperini was left in wonderland after his Atalanta side failed to claim a glorious Champions League victory against Paris Saint-Germain in the final seconds on Wednesday night. The Serie A side were leading the quarter-final 1-0 heading into the final minute in Lisbon but were dumped out of the competition in brutal fashion thanks to last gasp goals from Marquinhos and Eric Choupo-Moting. “I must say that there is great regret, we came very close, it was very close. It looked as it we could do it, pull off a great achievement,” Gasperini said to Sky Sport. “We can take satisfaction from the experience, our Champions League growth. It looked as if we had done it.” Wednesday’s defeat was the cruellest way to end what has nonetheless been another remarkable season for the side from Bergamo, one of the worst-hit cities during the coronavirus pandemic. Traditionally an also-ran, Atalanta finished third in Serie A for the second season in a row and enchanted fans across Europe with flamboyant football that led to them scoring 98 times in the Italian top flight. Read Also: Chelsea join Man Utd interest in Leicester keeper Schmeichel “His entry gave an energy to PSG who were losing the match, it was fundamental because of what he brought to the game. “The equaliser, above all, leaves us with some bitterness. But PSG has a good chance of reaching the final.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentSuper Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous MoviesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooMacaulay Culkin’s Own Version Of The New ‘Home Alone’Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? However once Kylian Mbappe was introduced in the second half PSG began to turn the screw and Atalanta eventually gave way. “Mbappe’s coming into the game, combined with the presence of Neymar, changed things for PSG,” Gasperini told reporters in the post-match press conference.last_img read more

Landrum Performance Springs rewarding track champs in 15th year as IMCA sponsor

first_imgMENTONE, Ind. – Landrum Performance Springs marks its 15th season as an IMCA sponsor with more awards for more drivers.  “Landrum Performance Springs is very excited to partner with IMCA and give back more to the racers in 2019.  We feel IMCA is the best program for the grassroots racer and we are happy to give back to those drivers,” said Sales and Marketing Director Curtis Caldwell. “At Landrum we do not sacrifice quality and we feel we have the best spring on the market for an affordable price.”  Product certificates to buy one spring and get a second of equal value at no cost go to track champi­ons in the IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod divisions. Information about Landrum-manufactured springs is available by calling 866 703-3154, at the www.landrumspring.com web­site and on Facebook. The Mentone, Ind., manufacturer had previously given certificates based on national or regional point standings. Late Models were added to the Landrum program last season.  “Landrum has really raised the bar in 2019 by offering spring incentives for IMCA champions from coast to coast,” stated IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Winning a track championship is still the primary goal for IMCA racers and Landrum is excited to recognize that accomplishment.” Landrum certificates will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed from the IMCA home of­fice beginning the following week.last_img read more

Agent: Berbatov looking for way out

first_imgDimitar Berbatov is unhappy at Fulham and hopes to leave in January, according to his agent Emil Dantchev. “I don’t usually speculate as nobody knows what will happen in January but what I can tell you is he (Berbatov) is not happy at Fulham,” Dantchev told Press Association Sport. “He would like, if possible, to find another option.” Despite a poor campaign by his own standards, Berbatov has the star power to attract interest from clubs throughout Europe, but Dantchev suggested his client would prefer to remain in the Premier League. “I cannot comment (on whether there has been any approach) but the priority is to find a solution to stay in England,” he said. Fulham, who take on Tottenham on Wednesday night in Meulensteen’s first match in charge, refused to comment on the situation. John Collins, who ended his playing career with Fulham in 2003, believes selling Berbatov might be the right move for the club. Collins has been concerned by the 32-year-old’s work-rate in recent times and thinks his style may not be appropriate for the relegation fight ahead. He told talkSPORT: “I don’t think that would be a bad thing. I am an admirer of his talent and his skill but he is not a worker. “He doesn’t press from the front. He’s been dropping a little too deep for me the last six months and Fulham need all hands on deck. They need a squad of players on the pitch that are going to roll their sleeves up and work their socks off. “Of course, when they have got the ball they have got to be able to use it and he can use the ball. But I just feel maybe it is time for him to move on and be replaced.” The 32-year-old Bulgarian striker is one of the club’s marquee players but has scored just once in the Barclays Premier League this season – a barren run that has contributed to the struggles that cost Martin Jol his job as manager. Rene Meulensteen took the reins this week charged with keeping the side in the division but will be rocked by news that Berbatov, whose contract expires in the summer, is looking for a way out. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Unbeaten Eagles Third and Fifth in B

first_imgELLSWORTH — In a pair of 4-1 wins over John Bapst on Tuesday, Reese, Keefe and the doubles duos of Toothaker-Small and Harding-Albee were winners, with Spencer Small falling to Bobtom Flynn 8-3 at first singles for the boys.Grant, Winkleman, Wadman-Maloney and White-Lewis prevailed for the girls, with John Bapst’s Ashley Gale edging Harding 8-6 at second singles.In matches played through Saturday, the Ellsworth boys were ranked fifth, while the Ellsworth girls were third, in Eastern Maine Class B. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Bio House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 admin Latest Posts Latest posts by admin (see all) This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: KL Rahul as opener, this could be India’s playing XI vs New Zealand

first_imghighlights New Zealand has won their first three games in World Cup 2019.India defeated South Africa and Australia in the World Cup.New Zealand has a 4-3 advantage in World Cups against India. New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team are on the ultimate high after beating five-time world champions Australia at the Oval by 36 runs. Their next encounter will be against New Zealand, a side whom they recently beat 4-1 in the ODI series to win in New Zealand after 10 years. However, the Kiwis are a dangerous side. Kane Williamson’s team won the warm-up game and have a 4-3 head-to-head advantage against India in World Cups, having never lost to India in England. Williamson’s side will also be hoping to capitalise on some distractions for the Indian cricket team, with Shikhar Dhawan being ruled out for the next 10-12 days due to a hairline fracture on his thumb.However, the rain has been persistent in Nottingham with both the practice sessions being washed out. There have been unseasonal rains throughout England with three games getting washed out, two without a ball bowled or a toss. However, if the match takes place, India would be looking to make some changes in the line-up. With Dhawan out, KL Rahul will slot in as the opener along with Rohit Sharma. MS Dhoni might move to No.4 in the line-up while the fifth or the sixth slot could be filled by Vijay Shankar or Dinesh Karthik. Shankar’s inclusion could give India a lot more variety in their bowling and batting. Karthik could boost the batting but with Shankar having played some games, he might get the nod.The wicket in Trent Bridge on which the match will be played has a bit of green and it is a hard wicket. The extra bounce and seam that could be on offer in this wicket could give a chance to Mohammed Shami. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who bowled well in the game against Australia, rediscovered a bit of his touch but Shami has been in great form and he posed plenty of problems to Martin Guptill and Colin Munro in the powerplay during the series in New Zealand.Dhawan’s injury has posed some questions to the Indian batting order. However, they have depth in the squad.News Nation’s India Playing XI vs New Zealand:KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Cricket News Coming Soon Potentially In IPL 2020 – 15 Players Instead Of 11 And Power Player

first_imgNew Delhi: During the World Test Championships, the cricketing world saw the use of a concussion substitute for players who were concussed on the field. In the previous decade, there was the super sub who could be used at a point in time but the rule was discontinued. However, with over 1000 Twenty20 Internationals being played and with the Indian Premier League revolutionising the format, the BCCI has planned something ambitious for Twenty20s in 2020 and it begins in the IPL. According to a latest proposal by the BCCI, they are planning to bring in the concept of Power Player in the 2020 edition. Teams will be allowed to substitute a player at the fall of a wicket or at the end of an over at any point in the game. A playing XI will not be announced but the squad of 15 will be named.Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI official said the concept has been approved but there will be more discussions about the proposal during the IPL Governing Council meeting that will take place at the BCCI headquarters on Tuesday in Mumbai. “We are looking at a scenario where a team will not name the Playing XI. They will announce the 15 and a player can be substituted at either the fall of a wicket or at the end of the over at any point in the game. While we are looking to introduce it in the IPL, trying the concept first in the upcoming Mushtaq Ali Trophy could be the ideal way forward,” the official said. The official explained that this concept has the potential to change the match situation and make it more interesting. This will induce out-of-the-box thinking and strategising from the two teams which will engage the fans even further. The BCCI official explained a death overs situation in elaborating on the proposal.”Imagine you need 20 runs off the last six balls and you have Andre Russell sitting in the dug-out as he wasn’t a hundred percent and wasn’t part of the original XI. But now, he can just walk in and go slam-bang and win you the game. Similarly, say you need to defend six runs off the last over and you have someone like a Jasprit Bumrah sitting in the dug-out. So, what does the captain do? Brings in Bumrah at the end of the 19th over and there you go. The concept has the potential to change the game,” the official said.Also Read | Andrew McDonald Appointed Head Coach Of Rajasthan Royals For IPL 2020The 2020 IPL will be an important build-up for the Indian cricket team as it will be the year when the World T20 returns after four years. The event will take place in Australia on October 18 and will continue till November 15. West Indies are the current champions, having won the title by beating England in Kolkata in 2016 thanks to Carlos Brathwaite’s four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Badgers blow out Stout

first_imgFor the Wisconsin women’s basketball team, Sunday’s exhibition game against visiting UW-Stout was not as easy a win as the 98-60 final score indicated.The Blue Devils jumped out to an early 8-0 lead after the Badgers failed to score on their first three possessions. With the substitution of freshman point guard Alyssa Karel came a 20-2 Badger run, sparked by fellow newcomer Lin Zastrow’s offensive rebound and ensuing point-blank layup.“I think, in fairness to Wisconsin, we caught them a little off guard as far as our intensity level,” head coach Mark Thomas said. “In tribute to them, they really responded well and started doing what [Wisconsin] basketball is capable of doing.”Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone was glad to see her team overcome an early deficit and eventually prevail.“I’m proud of the way we responded. We didn’t panic.” Stone said. “This team has a different mentality this year, they’re hungry for victories. When called upon, they want to make the most of their minutes.”Ahead 20-10, the Badgers never looked back, eventually increasing that lead to 25 by halftime. The game, however, was a tale of two halves.The Blue Devils left the locker room with something to prove as they started the second half with a swagger and total control of the intensity. Grabbing the rebound off a missed 3-point attempt by senior star Jolene Anderson, Stout started what would become a seesaw battle, trading point for point.“We came out of the locker room and did a better job of executing our half-court offense,” Thomas said. “We took control of the intensity for three or four minutes, and that was my goal coming in.”Midway through the second half, the lead had been chipped to 19 off a few Danielle DeWitt free throws, but consistency prevailed. The Badgers were able to make more than half of their shots in the second half despite taking more shots than the Blue Devils, who shot 44 percent in the half.“We did a really good job of focusing on getting the ball inside, better in the second half,” Stone said. “We found some success when the ball touched the post.”The most significant game-changing statistic was the inside presence of Wisconsin, or lack thereof by Stout. The Badgers scored 60 points in the paint, tripling that scored by the Blue Devils down low.“We knew the inside matchup was going to be a David-versus-Goliath matchup,” Thomas said. “We had a pretty good idea of what we were up against.”Following the exhibition matchup, both teams feel confident about their performances and are looking ahead to the regular season schedule.Stout sophomore Julia Hirssig was grateful just to play in the Kohl Center.“It was a lot of fun, a great experience,” Hirssig said. “You don’t get that chance every day, no one does, and I will take a lot out of it.”Stone feels as confident as ever in her team’s depth and potential abilities.“I am very proud of our basketball team; our level of depth has been encouraging to me,” Stone said. “[We’re] able to go to our bench and not ‘drop off,’ to substitute folks in to a variety of positions to get a different look.”The depth of this team is largely due to the team’s newcomers, especially Karel and Zastrow. The transition from high school basketball to the college scene can be difficult, but for the Badgers, the freshmen are comfortable in their new environment.“I think they’re working hard and they’re willing to learn,” senior guard Janese Banks said of her new teammates. “They ask a lot of questions, and they’re just trying to do everything right. They love being Badgers.”Added depth also comes from offseason improvement of the team’s returning players, such as Mariah Dunham.“I think that she’s multidimensional, she can do a lot of things,” Stone said. “We can go as Mariah goes”last_img read more

USC partners with Chefs to End Hunger

first_imgUSC has taken initiatives to help reduce the food waste coming out of the dining halls on campus this semester by partnering up with the Chefs to End Hunger Program, which is bringing the leftovers from the dining halls to the surrounding community.Kris Klinger, assistant vice president of retail operations for auxiliary services, said this was something that student groups have been clamoring for for the last several years.“We’ve had a lot of student groups over the last year or two, in particular, come to us and say, ‘Hey, we want to help you with collecting leftovers to feed the hungry,’” Klinger said.Klinger said the goal of the partnership is to have zero food waste on campus and the way the dining halls operate helps accomplish this.“Our goal at the end of the day to have no food to throw away,” Klinger said. “We cook in small batches so it’s fresher and [comes out] more often. So that gives us the ability to limit production when necessary, and then when it’s slower, we try to cook to order. So that really eliminates waste if it’s done well and efficiently.”However, not all of the dining halls’ food can be prepared in this way, which is where Chefs to End Hunger is helping.“Where that can’t be done is with pastries and bread that are left out,” Klinger said. “So those are the items that we usually pull for the day. Those are the items that we usually end up sending on a daily basis.”Liana Wertman, a senior majoring in history, thinks that it’s been a major accomplishment that Chefs to End Hunger has been willing to partner with USC at all.“It’s tough with cooked food,” Wertman said. “A lot of the people don’t use all of the food that we end up buying, and if it doesn’t look right, they end up throwing it away. It’s really hard to get actual businesses to buy into that. It’s really easy to not do anything about that just throw the food away.”The leftovers from the dining halls will go downtown due to the need for feeding the people in that area, Klinger said.“Our food goes downtown. I think they try to keep it geographical, but it just depends on where they’re picking it up and where the need is.”Evan Ishibashi, a junior majoring in business administration, thinks that having the food sent to Downtown will help further cement USC’s status as a leader in the local community.“I think this is such a great thing,” he said. “USC does such a great job serving the surrounding communities in feeding the homeless and being involved in the elementary schools, middle schools and high schools.”Ishibashi also suggested that food waste could also be reduced in the future by controlling the portions students are taking from the dining halls.“As far as further steps, I think a lot of food is wasted on people overfilling their plates at the dining halls and just tossing it and not finishing it, and I think there should be some portion control,” he said.However, Wertman felt that overall this partnership was a step in the right direction and that she’s proud that USC is a part of it.“Food waste is a huge issue in America, and I’m proud to say that my school is doing something about it,” Wertman said.last_img read more