Junior gamblers battle addiction, shows major study (Aust)

first_imgHerald Sun 26 June 2012Children as young as 10 are battling serious gambling problems, a major study has revealed. A concerning number of children are addicted to gambling, including betting on football games. Picture: Getty Images Source: Herald Sun And they have few difficulties side-stepping the law.The first national study of the gambling habits of Australia’s youth has found a tenth of kids aged 10-14 fit definitions of “at-risk” or “problem” gamblers.And a third have adults willing to place bets on their behalf.Anti-gambling campaigner the reverend Tim Costello said “every parent should be very concerned” by the report, released by the Australian Council for Educational Research.“Essentially the long arms of the gambling industry reach into our youth,” Mr Costello said.“It softens them up, even when they are children, because they always need a new generation (of addicts).”The study, based on surveys with 5600 Australians aged 10-24, found widespread experimentation with gambling.http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/junior-gamblers-battle-addiction/story-fn7x8me2-1226408348239last_img read more

Medicinal cannabis data limited, report finds

first_imgStuff co.nz 17 March 2015A government investigation into the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has found little evidence to support a wider review.Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne called on the Ministry of Health to provide a report, amid growing domestic and international pressure to legalise the drug’s use among certain patients.The report said although some research had found evidence was accumulating to show cannabinoids might be useful to treat some ailments, overall, data was limited.“To date, clinical trials of unprocessed or partially-processed cannabis products have suffered from limited participant numbers and lack of data on long term effects.“Results can’t be compared across trials because they have used different products in different patient groups,” the ministry said.A 2013 review of trials on adults with HIV or AIDS concluded evidence for the effectiveness and safety of medicinal cannabis was lacking.But the report cited “recent developments” in Australia toward allowing the use of medicinal cannabis.Late last year, the New South Wales Government announced A$9 million (NZ$9.3m) to support clinical trials, and the Victorian Government asked the Law Reform Commission to report on options for changes to legislation to allow people with terminal or life-threatening illness to be treated with cannabis.But the ministry here said one of the major challenges to any potential law change would be developing a regulatory regime for the production, manufacture and supply of cannabis to patients. Dunne, who spoke on the topic at the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting in Vienna last week, said the evidence was “underwhelming”.“So I took the opportunity there to discuss with both the United States Federal Director of Drug Policy and Australia’s Assistant Health Minister on the work being done in both countries in the area of clinical trials.“In both cases, the response was similar: it is simply too early to draw definitive conclusions.”The Government would not be changing its stance on the use of medicinal cannabis, but Dunne said it needed to be addressed as and when new evidence emerged.New Zealand already regulates the medical use of one cannabinoid product, but in highly restricted circumstances.That only product available in New Zealand is Sativex, which is unfunded and costs about $1000 a month for patients using it.http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/67419474/Medicinal-cannabis-data-limited-report-findslast_img read more

“Transgender toilets don’t harm” – five reasons that’s false

first_imgDaily Wire 22 April 2016Family First Comment: These are just some examples that have made media attention. There will be plenty more….Here are 5 times “transgender” men abused women and children by exploiting such facilities:1. A Seattle man, citing transgender bathrooms laws, was able to gain access to a women’s locker-room at a public recreational center while little girls were changing for swim practice. In February, The Daily Wire reported that a Seattle man who walked into the women’s locker-room—on two occasions—and began undressing, cited the “new state rule that allows people to choose a bathroom based on gender identity.” You know, those laws the ingenious left has been pushing because of “inclusiveness.”“It was a busy time at Evans Pool around 5:30 p.m. Monday February 8,” reports KING5 News. “The pool was open for lap swim. According to Seattle Parks and Recreation, a man wearing board shorts entered the women’s locker room and took off his shirt. Women alerted staff, who told the man to leave, but he said ‘the law has changed and I have a right to be here.’”Subsequent to this new rule, no one called the police on this man who reportedly came back a second time when young girls were changing into their swimsuits for swim practice.2. A Toronto man claiming to be transgender was arrested and sentenced to jail for sexually assaulting several women in a women’s shelter after he gained access to the shelter and its shower facilitates as “Jessica.”As Life Site notes, “A biological man claiming to be ‘transgender’ so as to gain access to and prey on women at two Toronto shelters was jailed ‘indefinitely’” in early March.Christopher Hambrook, 37, using the name “Jessica,” was able to gain access to Toronto women’s shelters.“Her tights had been pulled down past her bottom and her bathing suit had been pulled to the side,” reads a court document of one of the incidents. “She yelled at the accused, demanding to know what he was doing. He simply covered his face with his hands, said ‘Oops!’ and started giggling.”Per Life Site:Court also heard evidence of Hambrook terrorizing a deaf woman living in the shelter. “The accused grabbed the complainant’s hand and forcibly placed it on his crotch area while his penis was erect,” court heard.The same deaf women reported that Hambrook would peer at her through a gap between the door and its frame while she showered.3. A Virginia man was caught and arrested for peeping on and filming two women and a 5-year-old child in a women’s restroom after receiving entry by dressing in drag.“Richard Rodriguez, 30, filmed a woman in a bathroom stall at the Potomac Mills Mall, Prince William County Police said,” reported NBC Washington. His victim was a 35-year-old woman who was in a bathroom stall when “she saw a bag moved toward her under the stall divider.” According to police, Rodriguez had been filming her.Apparently, when the victim rushed out of the stall to confront the man, he had already moved to another woman just one stall over. “The victim alerted the woman and then contacted mall security of the shopping center on 2700 block of Potomac Mills Circle in Woodbridge, Virginia,” noted NBC Washington.Reports suspect that this was not Rodriguez’s first time peeping on women by dressing himself up as woman to enter a restroom; disturbingly, he likely spied on a 53-year-old woman in May of 2015 and a 35-year-old and her 5-year-old daughter back in October.“Rodriguez, of Fredericksburg, was charged with three counts of unlawful filming of a non-consenting person and three counts of peeping,” reported NBC Washington.4. A Los Angeles man dressed in drag, entered a Macy’s department store bathroom and videotaped women under bathroom stalls. As The Daily Wire reported in late March, charges were filed against Jason Pomare, 33, for allegedly disguising himself as a woman, sneaking in to the women’s restroom at a Macy’s department store and secretly videotaping hours of footage of women in bathroom stalls.Pomare reportedly disguised himself with a wig and fake breasts; he kept his video camera with him in a small purse.The suspect “was charged Tuesday with six counts of unlawful use of a concealed camera for purposes of sexual gratification. After his arrest, investigators said a video camera found in his purse had ‘hours’ of video of women using the restroom inside the store,” reports NBC4 News.5. Two male students were caught at the University of Toronto exploiting “gender-neutral” facilities to peep on women in the shower with their cellphone cameras. As The Daily Wire’s Pardes Seleh reported in October, The University of Toronto had to change their gender-neutral bathrooms back to bathrooms separated based on biology “after two separate incidents of ‘voyeurism’ were reported on campus September 15 and 19. Male students within the University’s Whitney Hall student residence were caught holding their cellphones over female students’ shower stalls and filming them as they showered.”READ MORE: http://www.dailywire.com/news/5190/5-times-transgender-men-abused-women-and-children-amanda-prestigiacomoKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Coen Lammers: What it’s really like living with Down syndrome

first_imgNZ Herald 9 August 2018Family First Comment: “Iceland has reached a near-100 per cent termination rate, while last year only four births with Down syndrome were recorded in Denmark. Before the New Zealand medical community quietly eliminates one section of our society, it is vital for our country to have a national debate on the value we put on people with Down syndrome, or any other disability that can be screened.”Having a daughter with Down syndrome is possibly the best thing that has happened to our family — as well as the most challenging.Watching Bella flourish for the past 16 years, we know that living with Down syndrome is not a curse or punishment, but a terrific, enriching adventure filled with joy and surprises, as well as the odd road bump.Last week’s storylines on Shortland Street created a storm in parts of the Down syndrome community because they depict old-fashioned, ignorant ideas around the disability and have nothing to do with our day-to-day experiences in a modern, inclusive New Zealand society.Bella’s birth was a shock and surprise to the family because we had decided not to have any pre-natal screening test.My wife and her family took a while to come to terms with this new reality, but I had grown up with an uncle with Down syndrome and thought I knew what to expect.What I did not realise back in 2001 was the incredible impact our wonderful, multi-talented, sociable and loving daughter would have on our entire wider community.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12103397Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Bishop Malzaire to launch 3rd book

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet FaithLifestyleLocalNews Bishop Malzaire to launch 3rd book by: Dominica Vibes News – July 24, 2015center_img 110 Views   no discussions Share Bishop Gabriel Malzaire (file photo)Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church, Gabriel Malzaire will on 7 August 2015 launch his third book entitled ‘Christ & Caribbean Culture(s)’ at the grounds of the Bishop’s House on Turkey Lane, Roseau. The Book Launch and Cocktail, which will take place from 7PM, is among activities organized by the Cathedral Renovation Fund-Raising Committee to raise funds to meet the estimated expenses of renovating the Cathedral.‘Christ & Caribbean Culture(s)’ focuses on the Caribbean Church in its attempt to unravel the significance of the Christ-Event in the Caribbean context.Tickets to the Book Launch and Cocktail cost EC$100 and includes the cost of one book. Tickets are available at the Bishop’s Office, Roseau Cathedral Presybtery, Bulls Eye Pharmacy, VF Inc. and from memebers of the Renovation Committee. Additional books cost EC$40.The Roseau Cathedral has been under renovation for over three years and was estimated at a cost of eight million dollars.The project, now in phase four which entails the placement of the roof, is three million dollars short for completion. In June 2014, government donated half a million dollars towards the renovation project. Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Roosevelt Skerrit who presented the cheque to Bishop Malzaire said one of the main reasons for the financial assistance was because the Cathedral is a tourist attraction.last_img read more

University workers not paid in months, union official says

first_img Share 98 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img BusinessHealthLifestyleNewsRegional University workers not paid in months, union official says by: – July 5, 2018 (Antigua Observer) A trade unionist is urging the Labour Department to intervene at the University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA) where a number of workers have reportedly not been paid for months, possibly since March.OBSERVER media was not able to reach Dr. Deborah Robinson Akande, Chairman of UHSA, on Tuesday evening to verify the information but Samuel James, President of the Antigua and Barbuda Free Trade Union (ABFTU) said his own sources had told him the situation was “dire.”“There appears to be some serious financial difficulty and based on our sources the employees have not be paid since March despite several promises to pay salaries,” James said on Tuesday.He said it was “right” for the Labour Department to “step in and address” the matter. “Go and investigate and where necessary protect the interest of the workers at the institution,” James declared.He also encouraged the workers at the institution to “find representation” as he admitted that to his knowledge they are not unionised. UHSA is a private, for-profit medical school located in Dowhill near Falmouth and has been instructing students since 1983.OBSERVER media spoke with Labour Commissioner Eltonia Anthony-Rojas on Tuesday afternoon and she said that workers need not be unionised to get the attention of the department.“It just has to be from the employees, a letter signed by the interested parties indicating what the problem is and asking for the Department’s assistance,” she said, adding that once a group comes forward the matter would receive priority over those where individuals are waging a fight.The Labour Commissioner also said that workers “have a right to be paid” but she added that to her knowledge, no party had as yet brought the issue of nonpayment of salaries at the UHSA to the department. Tweetlast_img read more

Migrants end Greek hunger strike after government offer

first_imgNews Migrants end Greek hunger strike after government offer by: – March 9, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Sharecenter_img 35 Views   no discussions Nearly 300 migrant workers in Greece have ended a six-week hunger strike after the government offered a deal over residence permits.Details of the deal were not immediately available but it is believed the mainly North African protesters will get temporary permits.More than 100 protesters had been taken to hospital and some were being treated for acute kidney failure.Many of the hunger strikers had lived and worked in Greece for years.Source: BBC News Sharelast_img

Cathy Aubrey Is Lead Institute’s Top Performer at 2011 CAPE Exams

first_imgEducationLocalNewsTertiary Cathy Aubrey Is Lead Institute’s Top Performer at 2011 CAPE Exams by: – August 10, 2011 Share In photo: Cathy Aubrey. Photo credit: David VitalCathy Aubrey has been named most outstanding student at Lead Institute in the 2011 CXC Associate Degree programme. Ms Aubrey, a Business Studies major, topped the May/June 2011 CAPE Examinations, achieving 100% passes in her very first sitting of the CAPE Examinations.  Aubrey obtained passes in Economics Unit 1, and Business Management Units 1 and 2, amassing a total of 30 credits towards her Associate Degree. The Lead Institute first year student said she was “happy and elated” that she was successful at the exams but that it took a lot of hard work.“All the praise, glory and honour belong to God. He has helped me accomplish this milestone.”  She added, “I’m really looking forward to completing my degree.”In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Lead Institute will award Ms. Aubrey with a full tuition scholarship for the 2011/2012 Academic Year.“This is the first group of candidates in our Associate Degree programme to take the exams and we are proud of all of them but we just wanted to reward the top performance in the hope of inspiring all our current and prospective students to put out their very best effort” says David Vital, Programme Coordinator at Lead Institute.A total of eight Lead Institute candidates sat the Business Management Unit 2 Exams securing an 88% pass rate.  Nine students also sat the Business Management Unit 1 Exams obtaining a 78% pass rate.More than thirty students are expected to register with Lead Institute in its Business and Humanities Associate Degree programs for the 2011/2012 academic year which is scheduled to begin in September.Press ReleaseLead Institute Share 35 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

Lukaku brace sends Inter into cup quarters as Lazio draw Napoli

first_img The 26-year-old lashed home his opener with the match barely underway and then, after Borja Valero had made it 2-0 in the 22 minute, headed home his side’s third from Nicolo Barella’s corner just three minutes after the break as Antonio Conte’s side ran riot at the San Siro. Their were nerves among the home fans when Christian Oliva pulled one back for the Sardinians in the 73rd minute with a fierce drive, but Andrea Ranocchia headed in Cristiano Biraghi’s corner to seal the win. The victory helped Inter bounce back after letting Juventus take top spot in Serie A with a 1-1 home draw with Atalanta at the weekend, and the return of Alexis Sanchez after an injury lay-off will also boost coach Conte. Inter will face either Atalanta or Fiorentina, who face off on Wednesday afternoon, in the next round. – In-form Lazio stroll – Read Also:FA Cup: Tottenham, Newcastle reach fourth roundNapoli goalkeeper David Ospina, whose blunder proved costly in their league loss at Lazio, then saved an Iemmello penalty before half-time following another VAR intervention.Juventus host Udinese and AC Milan take on SPAL on Wednesday, and Roma travel to Parma on Thursday.Torino are already in the last eight after beating Genoa on penalties last week.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootThailand’s 10 Most Iconic Landmarks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith Ciro Immobile has scored 23 goals for Lazio this seasonThey will be joined in the quarters by Lazio and Napoli, who both cruised through with comfortable wins over second-tier sides Cremonese and Perugia to set up a mouth-watering last eight tie with each other.Holders Lazio, who are on a club-record run of 10 straight wins in Serie A and well in the title discussion, made short work of Cremonese in their easy 4-0 victory in Rome.The hosts were ahead in less than 10 minutes in front of a sparse crowd at the Stadio Olimpico thanks to Patric, who tapped home the opener after Cremonese stopper Michael Agazzi palmed the ball to him in the box, and the tie was done and dusted 16 minutes later when Marco Parolo bundled home the second from a Jony cross.Simone Inzaghi made eight changes from the side that beat Napoli 1-0 at the weekend but kept Saturday’s goalscorer Ciro Immobile, who took his tally to 23 in all competitions from the penalty spot 12 minutes after the break.The impressive Jony turned provider again for the goal that rounded off the scoring, his fizzing cross from a set-piece being met with Bastos’ bullet header in the final minute.Troubled Napoli meanwhile are languishing in 11th in Serie A after winning just one league game since mid-October but eased into the quarters with a 2-0 win over Perugia thanks to two Lorenzo Insigne penalties.Insigne struck the opening goal from the spot on 26 minutes after Mexico’s Hirving Lozano went down inside the area under a challenge from Mardochee Nzita.The Italy international added a second when Pietro Iemmello handled at a corner, with a penalty awarded following a VAR review.center_img Romelu Lukaku scored after just 21 seconds as he bagged a brace in a 4-1 thumping of Cagliari that fired Inter Milan into the last eight of the Italian Cup, while Lazio and Napoli are set for a quarter-final clash after easing past second-tier opposition. Lukaku is a striker reborn at Inter, with x goals in all competitions Belgian Lukaku has looked a player reborn since moving to Italy and his double took his hot streak to six goals in his last four appearances in all competitions, with his Serie A tally standing at 14 in 19 games. “Inter was the best choice for me, here I can grow as a player and help the club go after its goals,” Lukaku told broadcaster RAI. “I give everything for the team and that’s how I play – that’s what the fans like.”Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Bundesliga: Can urges Dortmund to ‘win dirty’ after Leverkusen collapse

first_img Read Also: Serie A: Ronaldo nets as Verona stun Juventus in late comeback Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre could not hide his frustration. The Swiss broke off a post-match TV interview when asked about the table situation, “stop taking about it”. Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz enjoyed some sweet revenge over his former club having been sacked by Dortmund after just six months in charge in 2017. “I just told the boys they did really well and never gave up,” said the Dutchman, who recently signed a contract extension until June 2022. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Dortmund will finish the weekend six points behind Bayern Munich if the champions beat second-placed RB Leipzig at home on Sunday. “That hurts,” said Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc. “It’s very disappointing because we played well until the 80th minute. “We’re conceding too many goals, we’re not in a better position (in the league) and we have these (defensive) problems.” Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haaland, 19, drew a blank for the first time for Dortmund after scoring eight goals in his first four games. “When we take the lead, we have to be a little dirtier,” said the midfielder, who joined last month from Juventus. “That’s something the team has to learn, defensively we all have to be better together. “It was definitely a setback, but anything can still happen.” Dortmund were 3-2 up going into the final 10 minutes thanks to goals by Mats Hummels, Can and Raphael Guerreiro. However after Kevin Volland netted two first-half goals for Leverkusen, substitute Leon Bailey swept home to make it 3-3 on 81 minutes before playing a part in Lars Bender’s headed winner. There was just 82 seconds between Leverkusen’s final two goals as the Dortmund defence was caught napping. It was the first time new striker Erling Braut Haaland had failed to score for his new club after hitting eight goals in his first four games, and the teenage sensation cut a dejected figure as he trudged off. Promoted Content10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPlus-Size Girls Who Set The Catwalk On Fire7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny9 Celebrities Who Look Older Than They Really Are7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World Loading… Emre Can says his new Borussia Dortmund teammates must learn to “win dirty” after leaking two late goals to lose 4-3 at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday and lose ground in the Bundesliga title race. Can, who marked his first start for Dortmund with a stunning long-range goal, said they only had themselves to blame after conceding twice in the dying stages to stay third, three points behind leaders Bayern Munich. Dortmund midfielder Emre Can (second from right) can not hide his frustration at the 4-3 defeat by Leverkusen on Saturday.last_img read more