Police nab 709 drug-drivers

first_imgOtago Daily Times 15 Oct 2012More than 700 drivers have been caught for drug-driving since a new law came into effect. Figures released to the Otago Daily Times under the Official Information Act showed 575 motorists had been charged with drug-driving between the introduction of new legislation on November 1, 2009 and July this year. During the same period, a further 134 motorists were charged under older legislation. National Manager Road Policing Superintendent Carey Griffiths said numbers charged with drug-driving were far lower than for drink-driving. Police lacked a quick and accurate roadside test for drugs as was available for alcohol. Supt Griffiths said the intention of current legislation was to remove impaired drivers from the country’s roads, and police did not also test for drugs if a driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol. “The vast majority of impaired drivers are impaired by alcohol.” In November 2009 amendments to legislation allowed police to require a compulsory impairment test to be completed, and to take blood samples for drug analysis.http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/230415/police-nab-709-drug-driverslast_img read more

Barcelona coach denies humiliating Griezmann

first_img Loading… read also:Rivaldo: Messi can help Griezmann not become ‘new Coutinho’ On the result, Setien added: “It’s a shame, we have it more and more complicated. We move away from the title but we have to keep working. Atlético have been a good team.” Meanwhile, Atletico coach Diego Simeone was asked about Griezmann’s treatment. “I’m speechless,” he replied. “I have no words.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona coach, Quique Setien, defended his decision not to play Antoine Griezmann until injury-time for Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid. Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreHow Good The CGI Effects In Those Movies Were!7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopDazzling Wedding Looks From Different Countries In The World10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian ActressesPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie Griezmann was facing his former club, but wasn’t seen until the 91st minute. Setien stated afterward, “I see him well, but it is necessary to decide, perhaps it was not logical to put him on, but worse was not to do it. I did not do it before because those who were on were doing well, Riqui, Messi, Suárez. Finding a place is not easy without destabilising the team. “I do not entirely agree (that it was humiliating). Putting him on with so little time is hard for a player of his level. I’ll talk to him tomorrow. I’m not going to apologise, but I fully understand that he may feel bad.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Warriors seeing ‘playoff Andre Iguodala’ in the regular season

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *LOS ANGELES – The Warriors’ trusted veteran has made 3-point shots with dependable accuracy. He has covered the opposing team’s best scorer. He also attacks the basket as if he were in the prime of his career.The Warriors have become accustomed toward Andre Iguodala fulfilling that familiar role in April, May and June. This season, though, Iguodala has done the …last_img read more

State League Wrap

first_imgThe Stingrays claimed the overall regional championship by just five points from the Vipers, who they met in both the Premier and B Division grand finals. The Vipers got one back on their rivals however, causing a major upset in the B Division grand final, 5-4.In the Premier Division, both the Stingrays and the Vipers were evenly matched throughout the season, finishing the round games on even points. The two teams met once during the season prior to the grand final, with the Vipers beating the Stingrays 4-2 in round three.  The Stingrays got out to an impressive start in the final, taking a 4-1 lead before heavy rain set in. The Vipers made the most of the conditions, scoring twice to get themselves back into the game before two more touchdowns to the Stingrays put the game beyond doubt, winning by three touchdowns.In the B Division, the Stingrays were favourites going into the final, having not lost a game throughout the season. This didn’t bother the Vipers however, who went to the half time break leading 3-2. Both teams scored twice in the second half, with the Stingrays unable to capitalise on good field position in the dying seconds to give the Vipers a one touchdown win. The South West Wolves’ Gino Geracitano and the Central Scorpions’ Caroline Pillman were rewarded for their strong seasons in the Premier Division, taking out the Most Valuable Player award. The Vipers’ Stuart Gregory and the Wolves’ Tara Naige were named the best players in the B Division, while Chris Denison-Smith was awarded the MVP for the best referee.VT LeagueThe Port Melbourne Soccer Club will host the finals series of the VT League on Saturday, 28 November 2009.The final rounds of the VT League were hosted by Bendigo Touch Association, with teams determined to finish the regular season in the best ladder position heading into finals. In round 14 of the Men’s Division, the Bayside Vipers were five touchdown winners over the Uni Blues, while the Northern Falcons and the Western Dodgers were both 9-6 winners over the Casey Cougars and the Melbourne City Lions respectively. In round 15 of the Men’s Division, the Blues were four touchdown winners over the Cougars, as were the Vipers over the Lions. The Dodgers were also winners in the final round, with their 10-7 win over the Falcons. After 15 rounds, the Vipers finished the season on top of the ladder, with 13 wins and two losses. The Dodgers finished in second position, with 10 wins and 5 losses from the 15 games, followed by the Blues in third position – just missing out on a top two finish by two points. The Lions finished in fourth place, closely followed by the Cougars in fifth, while the Northern Falcons finished in sixth position. In round 14 of the Women’s division, the Lions continued their dominance, recording their 14th consecutive win of the season over the Dodgers, 13-3. The Vipers also continued their good form, with their 5-1 win over the third placed Blues. The Falcons were also winners in round 14, with their seven touchdown win over the Cougars. In the final round of the Women’s division, the Vipers ensured that the Lions wouldn’t head into finals undefeated, winning by two touchdowns. The Blues cemented third spot on the ladder, with their three touchdown win over the fourth placed Falcons. The Dodgers were also winners in the final round, with their 5-3 win over the Cougars. Despite their round 15 loss, the Lions finished the season on the top of the ladder with 14 wins and one loss, closely followed by the Vipers with 12 wins and three losses. The Blues sit four points behind the Vipers on 35 points, with the Falcons finishing the season with four wins and 11 losses. The Dodgers finished with three win and 12 losses, while the Cougars finished in sixth position. In addition to rounds 14 and 15 of the VT League, Bendigo’s first ‘take away’ 20/20 Mixed Touch competition was also held last weekend.The 20/20 concept has been popular in Victoria, with tournaments being played in Traralgon and Bendigo in conjunction with the VT League throughout the season. With a maximum of seven players per team, the tournament is run as per the TFA drop off rules. The draw is random and drawn from a hat. Each team has three lives and once they have been beaten three times they are eliminated. A big day of finals will take place on Saturday, 28 November with elimination, semi and grand finals to be played in both the Men’s and Women’s divisions. The finals will commence at 2.00pm, with the Women’s elimination finals. In the first elimination final, the Falcons will take on the Dodgers, while the Blues will play the Cougars in the second elimination final. The Women’s semi finals will follow at 4.00pm, with the Lions to meet the winner of the Falcons versus Dodgers game, while the Vipers will play the winner of the Blues versus Cougars match.  The grand final will be played at 6.00pm.The Men’s finals will begin at 3.00pm, with the Lions taking on the Cougars, and the Blues to play the Falcons in the elimination finals. The Men’s semi finals will be played after the Women’s semis, with the Vipers to play the winner of the Lions versus Cougars game, while the Dodgers will meet the winner of the Falcons versus Blues match. The Men’s grand final will be played at 7.00pm, with presentations to follow at the conclusion of the final. For more information, please visit the following websites:www.vtleague.com.auwww.victouch.com.auACT Super LeagueIt is also finals time in the ACT Super League, with the Canberra City Bears and the UC Otters qualifying for the grand final in the Women’s and Men’s grand finals respectively in two weeks time. In the Women’s division, round four saw the Canberra City Bears beat the previously undefeated Tuggeranong Valley Vikings by two touchdowns. In the other match, the Woden Eagles were 6-4 winners over the UC Otters.In round five, the Bears continued their impressive form, beating the Eagles by five touchdowns, while the Vikings were two touchdown winners over the Otters. In the final round of the regular season, the Bears were three touchdown winners over the Otters, while the Eagles and the Vikings played out a four-all draw. After six rounds, the Bears finished the season on top of the Super League ladder, with five wins and one loss. After winning their first three games of the season, the Vikings followed closely on 18 points, with four wins, one loss and one draw from their six games. The Eagles sit in third position, with the Otters in fourth place on the ladder. The Vikings will face the Eagles in the qualifying final on Thursday, 26 November 2009, with the winner to meet the Bears in the grand final on Thursday, 10 December at Deakin Touch fields. In the Men’s division, the Vikings were big winners in round four, with their seven touchdown win over the Bears. In the other match, the Otters defeated the Eagles 7-3.In round five, the Bears received their second big loss in a row, losing to the Eagles by 12 touchdowns. The Vikings and the Otters played out a seven-all draw in the other match of round five. In the final round of the season, the Otters continued their undefeated streak, beating the Bears by three touchdowns, while the Eagles defeated the Vikings 8-5. The Otters finished the six rounds with four wins and two draws, closely followed by the Eagles. The Vikings finished in third position, while the Bears finished in fourth place on the ladder. Like in the Women’s division, the Vikings will play the Eagles in the qualifying final, with the winner to take on the Otters in the grand final. For more information, please visit the following website:www.acttouch.com.auCMI TOYOTA STATE LEAGUERESULTSPREMIER DIVISION GRAND FINALEastern Stingrays 6 def Northern Vipers 3B DIVISION GRAND FINALNorthern Vipers 5 def Eastern Stingrays 4VT LEAGUERESULTSWOMEN’S – ROUND 14Northern Falcons 10 def Casey Cougars 3Bayside Vipers 5 def Uni Blues 1Western Dodgers 3 def by Melbourne City Lions 13WOMEN’S – ROUND 15Melbourne City Lions 3 def by Bayside Vipers 5Casey Cougars 3 def by Western Dodgers 5Uni Blues 10 def Northern Falcons 7 MEN’S – ROUND 14Uni Blues 3 def by Bayside Vipers 8Northern Falcons 9 def Casey Cougars 6Melbourne City Lions 6 def by Western Dodgers 9MEN’S – ROUND 15Western Dodgers 10 def Northern Falcons 7Bayside Vipers 10 def Melbourne City Lions 6Casey Cougars 3 def by Uni Blues 7ACT SUPER LEAGUEWOMEN’S – ROUND FOURCanberra City Bears 5 def Tuggeranong Valley Vikings 3UC Otters 4 def by Woden Eagles 6WOMEN’S – ROUND FIVECanberra City Bears 8 def Woden Eagles 3Tuggeranong Valley Vikings 6 def UC Otters 4WOMEN’S – ROUND SIXCanberra City 8 def UC Otters 5Woden Eagles 4 drew with Tuggeranong Valley Vikings 4MEN’S – ROUND FOURCanberra City Bears 4 def by Tuggeranong Valley Vikings 11UC Otters 7 def Woden Eagles 3MEN’S – ROUND FIVECanberra City Bears 2 def by Woden Eagles 14Tuggeranong Valley Vikings 7 drew with UC Otters 7MEN’S – ROUND SIXCanberra City Bears 4 def by UC Otters 7Woden Eagles 8 def Tuggeranong Valley Vikings 5last_img read more

Brisk walk better than jogging

Brisk walk better than jogging

first_imgRegular brisk walking may be more effective than vigorous jogging for improving glucose control in individuals with pre-diabetes, a study says.“When faced with the decision of trying to lose weight, diet, and exercise versus exercise alone, the study indicates you can achieve nearly 80 per cent of the effect of doing all three with just a high amount of moderate-intensity exercise,” said lead author William Kraus, Professor at Duke University School of Medicine in the US. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“We believe that one benefit of moderate-intensity exercise is that it burns off fat in the muscles, which relieves the block of glucose uptake by the muscles. That’s important because muscle is the major place to store glucose after a meal,” Kraus explained. The study appeared online in the journal Diabetologia. The findings are based on a randomised, six-month study of 150 participants, each of whom was designated as having pre-diabetes based on elevated fasting glucose levels.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe first group followed an intervention modeled after the Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP), considered a gold standard, that aims to achieve a seven per cent body weight reduction over six months. The programme requires cutting calories, eating a low-fat diet, and exercising. Study participants in this group adopted the diet changes, and performed moderate-intensity exercise equivalent to 7.5 miles of brisk walking in a week. Other study participants were randomly assigned to receive exercise only, using different amounts and intensities: low-amount at moderate intensity (equivalent to walking briskly for 7.5 miles per week); high-amount at moderate intensity (equivalent to walking briskly for 11.5 miles per week); and high-amount at vigorous intensity (equivalent to jogging for 11.5 miles per week). “We wanted to know how much of the effect of the DPP (Diabetes Prevention Programme) could be accomplished with exercise alone,” Kraus said.last_img read more

Online food accounts may up eating disorders

Online food accounts may up eating disorders

first_imgScrolling through images of mouth- watering smoothies on Instagram? The photo-sharing social media site could put you at an increased risk of an eating disorder that causes unhealthy obsession of ‘fitness’ food, a new study warns.The findings from the University College London (UCL) in the UK highlight the implications social media can have on psychological wellbeing, and the influence social media ‘celebrities’ may have over hundreds of thousands of individuals. Social media use is ever increasing among young adults and has previously been shown to have negative effects on body image, depression, social comparison, and disordered eating. One eating disorder of interest in this context is orthorexia nervosa, an obsession with eating healthy. High orthorexia nervosa is prevalent in populations who take an active interest in their health and frequently occurs with anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder characterised by a low weight, fear of gaining weight and a strong desire to be thin. Researchers conducted an online survey of 680 social media users who were following health food accounts to investigate links between Instagram use and orthorexia nervosa symptoms.”We assessed their social media use, eating behaviours, and orthorexia nervosa symptoms,” researchers said.last_img read more