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Alcohol industry makes money off problem drinkers

first_imgNewsTalk ZB 30 October 2016Family First Comment: If we want to reduce family violence and child abuse in NZ, we need to reduce alcohol abuse.Fresh research from Massey University shows just how much the alcohol industry relies on problem drinkers to make a profit.The International Alcohol Control study combines research on drinkers from five countries, including New Zealand.Lead author Professor Sally Casswell said it shows 59 percent of all alcohol is consumed in binges of eight drinks or more for men, and six or more for women.Most of the alcohol industry’s profits come from that heavy use, she said.“This is what we mean when we say that the industry is really reliant on the sale of alcohol that is being drunk on heavy-drinking occasions.”Casswell said it explains why the industry is so resistant to policies which would reduce harmful drinking.“Because of this, we can’t allow the alcohol industry to be involved in making policy decisions about what is an appropriate way for governments to respond to alcohol-related harm.”Governments need to step up and restrict alcohol marketing, as well as implement better alcohol taxation and a minimum unit price, she argued.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/health/alcohol-industry-makes-money-off-problem-drinkers/last_img read more

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Housing and road repairs are major challenges for Roseau South Constituency

first_img 16 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Housing and road repairs are major challenges for Roseau South Constituency by: – August 5, 2011 Share Hon. Ambrose GeorgeThe Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau South Constituency Honourable Ambrose George says housing and road repairs are the major challenges facing his constituency.“We do have some challenges in the area of housing and our road conditions with respect to some of the areas which were private developments and are still private developments for example Leopoldville, Wallhouse and Castle Comfort. These were developed by private people and it has reached a stage where they no longer maintain the infrastructure in terms of the road and the drainage for those areas, so Government now has to come in and take that responsibility.”Mr. George, who is also the Minister responsible for Information Technology and Constituency Empowerment, told Dominica Vibes News that these roads in the privately developed areas are posing a challenge as well but he is committed to assisting the residents of these communities.“It is adding more to the public roads which I have in the Constituency so that in itself is posing quite a big challenge for me as the Parliamentary Representative, but we are trying our best to deal with the situation. I always maintain that people pay their taxes and therefore they need the services; they have to be provided with the services,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Joshua, Fury’s fight still a dream – Warren

first_img Promoted Content7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTruly Mysterious Things That Have Happened On Chinese Soil2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun You Reports from America emerged last week claiming talks over a unification fight were underway, which would have to see Deontay Wilder and Kubrat Pulev step aside so the heavyweight rivals could go head-to-head. Fury’s co-promoter joined talkSPORT Breakfast on Thursday morning to respond to that speculation amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fury claimed Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title in February to become a two-time heavyweight champion of the world “We haven’t spoken to them. You’ve got to deal with the facts and Tyson has a contractual agreement with Deontay Wilder, and Pulev has signed on to fight AJ,” he said. “There’s been all these stories about negotiations going on, but there hasn’t been any because there’s nothing to negotiate. No offers have been made from either camp. “All the parties concerned have signed an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) with one of the countries – but we can’t talk about that. “There’s no offer forthcoming from them, nor indeed from any other people that we’ve spoken to thus far. Until you actually know what the offer is, how can you negotiate?” Warren, who says there is no prospect of The ‘Gypsy King’ fighting behind closed doors, also issued an update on the trilogy fight between Fury and Wilder. Loading… Frank Warren has refuted suggestions that negotiations have begun for an all-British showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. Fury beat Wilder in stunning fashion February to claim the WBC heavyweight title after their first fight in 2018 had ended in a controversial draw. After the American activated a rematch clause in his contract, the pair were set to come to blows again on July 18 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. However, the coronavirus outbreak meant that mega-money bout, like so many other sporting events, had to be held back until Autumn. The British Boxing Board of Control has since issued a series of rules for the sport’s prospective domestic return in July, including all shows taking place without fans, and trainers and officials wearing face masks. That will not be happening in this case though, with Warren revealing the bout must take place before the end of 2020. read also:Joshua: Fury surprised me with his boxing achievement in 2020 He added: “That fight was supposed to take place in July and that’s obviously not going to be the case now. “It’s certainly got to happen by the end of the year, so that’s where we’re at. “I don’t think there was a clause in the contract in terms of dealing with a pandemic, though!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Tony Pulis: I recommended Mikel for Stoke

first_imgTony Pulis gave Michael O’Neill a reference for new Stoke City signing John Obi Mikel.Mikel arrives in the Potteries as O’Neill’s fourth summer signing, having played half-a-season under Pulis at play-off chasing Middlesbrough in 2018/19. The 33-year-old – a free agent after leaving Trabzonspor in March – was a wanted man around Europe and had a lucrative offer on the table from Russia.But he had a four-hour chat with O’Neill convincing each other that they were the right fit.O’Neill told TalkSPORT: “We didn’t feel that possibly we would be in a position to get him but having met the lad – he spent a day up here with us in Stoke – he liked what he saw and we liked what we saw in him in terms of what his vision was.“And when you’ve got a player that has had the career at the level that John has had you are always a little bit worried about them coming to a team in the Championship.“But we did a lot of due diligence on him, got references from people like Tony Pulis who he played under at Middlesbrough and other people that he’s worked under. “But the most important thing was that John was really keen to come. He wants to try to finish his career in the Premier League having obviously been in China and having been abroad again in Turkey and hopefully he can do that with Stoke City.”Pulis signed Mikel on a short-term deal in January 2019 and it was quite clear he was a big fan.He said at the time: “He has the quality, the stature, the experience, people around will grow. People grow around because of his personality. He played against my teams quite a few times. He was always one that stood out.“I think he’s a player’s player, I’m not so sure supporters will ever appreciate what John does as much as his co-players, he’s that type of player.”Mikel made 18 appearances and Pulis added: “John is one of those rocks, a building block that you lay the foundations on. “I’m not surprised about the impact he has had. I spoke to a lot of people before I spoke to John.“When you have been out of the country for two years and haven’t played competitive football – no disrespect to the Chinese League – then there is always some doubts but everyone I spoke to said he was a wonderful person, very grounded, very down to earth.“That’s the big issue with players: it is character, character, character. And John has that in his locker.“People here will be able to say better than me whether there have been players over the years who have turned up just to take the coin.RelatedPosts Stoke City manager salutes Mikel Mikel opens Stoke City goal account Mikel: I want to instil winning mentality at Stoke “John is not going to do that. He isn’t about the money. He just seem to be enjoying it. I was 100 per cent it was the right move.“It was difficult to convince everyone it was right because we have so many midfield players and I am not sure what the supporters thought of us bringing another one in, but he was never going to be a gamble for me. He was always going to help us.”Tags: MiddlesbroughMikelStoke CityTony Pulislast_img read more

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Broward Deputy Responding to I-95 Crash Hits Off-Duty Deputy, Driver

first_imgA crash on I-95 in Deerfield Beach Friday night appears to have caused another accident, ultimately involving two deputies.According to a report, a Broward Sheriff’s deputy responding to a crash involving a Toyota Corolla on the highway hit an off-duty Sheriff’s Office deputy who had stopped to help the Toyota’s driver.Veda Coleman-Wright, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office, says the Toyota’s driver and the off-duty deputy were standing on the shoulder next to the guardrail. That is when the responding deputy lost control, side-swiped another Sheriff’s Office vehicle, and then hit the pair standing on the side of the highway.Coleman-Wright adds that the roadway was wet at the time of the crash.The names of the deputies and the driver involved in the incident have not been disclosed.The deputy has been treated and released. However, Coleman-Wright is unsure whether the driver of the Toyota has also been released from the hospital, but says the injuries are not life-threatening.The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, while the Broward Sheriff’s Office investigates the part involving the deputy.last_img read more

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Washington snaps USC’s winning streak

first_imgRiding to the Seattle airport Saturday evening, the USC baseball team was somber and quiet, knowing it had let an opportunity to sweep a Pac-10 series slip away.But interim coach Frank Cruz remained emphatic that the team keep its head up and move on to the next one.Dropoff · Senior starter Logan Odom tossed just four and two-third innings on Saturday, allowing six runs on eight hits. He also hit a season-high four batters in the team’s 8-2 road loss to the Huskies. – Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan And by the time the team took a bus from the Los Angeles airport back to the USC campus, it was again in good spirits. After all, the Trojans had come away with a conference series win for the third-straight weekend, taking two of three games from Washington.“I’m disappointed we didn’t win on Saturday,” Cruz said. “It’s the last taste in your mouth, so that’s what you feel. But beyond that, any time you take two of three on the road, it’s a solid weekend.”Washington snapped the Trojans’ five-game winning streak with an 8-2 victory Saturday at Husky Ballpark after USC won the first two games 2-1 and 12-9.Washington led 3-1 in the series finale after four innings, but blew the game open in the fifth inning when it scored five runs with two outs. Following a pair of groundouts, senior starting pitcher Logan Odom loaded the bases, allowing a pair of singles and a hit batsman.Cruz inserted reliever freshman Kyle Richter to try to quell the rally, but he was greeted with a two-run double from Chase Anselment and a three-run home run from Joe Meggs that gave the Huskies an insurmountable 8-1 lead.With Easter on Sunday, the Trojans traveled to Seattle a day earlier and began their weekend series with Washington on Thursday rather than the traditional Friday.Junior Andrew Triggs seemed to enjoy the Thursday start. The Trojans’ ace pitched a complete game, allowing only five hits and one run. He also struck out a career-high 10 batters.“Triggs pitched great on Thursday,” Cruz said. “He really had his sinker going.”But Triggs’ best play might have come on a ground ball to first in the sixth inning. With the tying run heading to third base, the pitcher became a goalie, dropping down to block a throw in the dirt when he covered first base as USC attempted to turn a double play.The offense provided all the run support Triggs would need in the second inning when freshman shortstop James Roberts doubled home a pair of runners with two outs.“The guy that goes unsung is James Roberts,” Cruz said. “He’s been so consistent. He made a big relay throw Saturday and threw another guy out at the plate Friday. He’s hitting .279 and has played great defense. He’s very reliable as a freshman.”Roberts had hits in all three games to add to his team-leading .400 batting average in conference play.On Friday, the Trojans put on an offensive display in a 12-9 victory, scoring in the double-digits for only the third time this season.Junior catcher and leadoff hitter Kevin Roundtree smacked three hits, including his first home run of the season. Roundtree eclipsed his season RBI total with three runs driven in.Juniors Ricky Oropesa and Matt Foat also had multi-hit, multi-RBI games. Oropesa added his team-leading sixth home run of the season.Though USC had taken an 11-2 lead, things got close in the late innings when Washington scored seven runs in the seventh. But junior Ben Mount slammed the door, pitching two and one-third perfect innings and striking out three to pick up his second save of the season.With junior closer Chad Smith out for the season with an elbow injury that will require Tommy John surgery, Mount has stepped up in late game situations.“He really tried to pick up the slack for Chad Smith being out,” Cruz said. “He worked on his form and has really pitched well the last couple of weeks.”The Trojans will be back in action Tuesday when they take on Long Beach State at 6 p.m. at Dedeaux Field.last_img read more

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PKL 2019: Bengal Warriors’ road to playoffs, performance and results

first_imgLast Updated: 10th October, 2019 15:42 IST PKL 2019: Bengal Warriors’ Road To Playoffs, Performance And Results PKL playoffs for season seven will begin October 14 and go on till October 19. Let us take a look at Bengal Warriors’ journey to the upcoming playoffs. Win ✅Qualified ✅Super-Mani’s heroics take us into the playoffs after a comeback win! 💪🏼#AamarWarriors #JAIvKOL #VIVOProKabaddi pic.twitter.com/ECCnsGhqxQ— Bengal Warriors (@BengalWarriors) September 22, 2019 Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV COMMENT FOLLOW US Devika Pawar center_img First Published: 10th October, 2019 15:42 IST Aamra pouchhe gechhi! 🛣We are 📴 to the Playoffs! 🙌🏼🎉#AamarWarriors #JAIvKOL #VIVOProKabaddi pic.twitter.com/EVeM4CyRJH— Bengal Warriors (@BengalWarriors) September 22, 2019 WATCH US LIVE Bengal Warriors were the second team to qualify for the upcoming PKL playoffs on September 22. For PKL 2019, the top six teams have qualified. Dabang Delhi KC, Haryana Steelers, U Mumba, Bengaluru Bulls and UP Yoddha are the other teams that made it to the playoffs. As per the current PKL 2019 standings, Bengal Warriors are ranked first with 83 points. Also read | PKL 2019: Bengal Warriors Beat Thalaivas To Top PKL Points TablePKL 2019: Bengal Warriors spectacular journey to the Pro Kabaddi League playoffsPro Kabaddi League season 7 has been the most successful PKL campaign for Bengal Warriors. Their captain, Maninder Singh, has carried the team on his shoulders this season. Their biggest win this season was when they defeated UP Yoddha 17-48 on July 24. Since then, Bengal Warriors have only lost five matches this season. They have 14 wins and five losses. With Maninder and K Prapanjan on their team, Bengal Warriors have a 52 per cent success rate while raiding. They ended their league games with a 33-29 victory against Tamil Thalaivas on Wednesday, October 9. They also overtook Dabang Delhi KC and advanced to the first spot on the PKL 2019 points table.  Also read | PKL 2019: U Mumba’s Road To Playoffs, Performance And ResultsSkipper Maninder has been their MVP for this season with 205 raid points to his name. He has scored ten super 10s this season, with an average of above 15 raid points for the last five matches played. Prapanjan, who has 99 raid points this season, has also been crucial for Bengal Warriors to maintain a lead. All-rounder Mohammad Nabibakhsh, who has debuted this season, has a total of 107 points to his name. Baldev Singh, their right corner defender, is their top defender with 62 tackle points. He has scored six High 5s to his name for PKL 2019. Also read | PKL 2019: Bengaluru Bulls’ Road To Playoffs, Performances And ResultsAlso read | UP Yoddha, PKL 2019: Road To Playoffs, Performances And Results last_img read more

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Herbert Addo extols Esperance quality

first_imgHearts of Oak coach Herbert Addo says his team were second best to Tunisian side Esperance and was not surprised by the nature of their defeat.The Phobians suffered a 4-0 loss at the hands of the Blood and Gold in the first leg final round qualifier of the Caf Confederation Cup tie on Sunday.Hearts having enjoyed an impressive away run in the competition failed to score as they suffered their second defeat in the competition. “The Esperance players have been together, they play as a team and exhibit good technique anytime they are on the ball,” said Addo in an interview with Joy sports“They capitalized on our mistakes so I thought they were superior than we were so we cannot complain.“They gave us a good game and it is an experience for our boys because my players are very young and I think they will go far. “Esperance are professionals and we are learning to be professionals so that is the result and we couldn’t do anything about it.”Meanwhile Esperance coach Jorge Morais was delighted with the win and praised his players for the resounding victory.“It was important to score and I think secret is that the players were there to give answers to some criticisms received before this game,” he told Joy Sports“They worked so hard to score the number of goals they did and I must say I am proud of them.“To play at home you always have the advantage over your opponents with the fans behind you but the disadvantage is that when your opponents scores it is counted as two but were fortunate because they didn’t score.” Hearts must win by the same margin or even better in the return leg in Accra on June 7 to progress to the group stage of the competition.last_img read more

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Kyrie Irving causing problems in Brooklyn? Nets’ Jarrett Allen shoots down mood swing rumors

first_img“He acts like a normal teammate,” Allen said. “People say that he has mood swings, but that’s a complete lie. He wants to see us succeed and do well if anything.”MORE: Irving opens up on personal struggles with CelticsESPN’s Stephen A. Smith brought concerns back to the surface on a recent episode of “First Take” during a discussion about Boston’s impressive start. After Max Kellerman pointed out how well the Celtics have played without Irving, Smith noted there are already rumblings about Irving’s attitude.”I am not hearing good things about Kyrie in Brooklyn,” Smith said. “I’m talking about — you’re hearing, you’re just hearing about the mood. People are putting stuff out there. I don’t think it’s fair. I don’t know how accurate it is. But I am telling — if Kyrie’s listening — I am telling you there is stuff circulating out there about him from an attitude perspective.”Irving, who has missed Brooklyn’s last three games with a shoulder injury, dismissed a separate ESPN report from earlier this season that detailed the team’s discomfort regarding his “infamous mood swings.””Who cares what ESPN or anyone says?” Irving said back in October. “I love myself. I love my family. I love my friends. I love playing basketball… I kind of expect that at this point, for everybody to say things like that. And I’m going to keep on smiling and doing me. I’m happy where I am, and that comes with it I guess. Jarrett Allen is coming to the defense of his point guard.The Nets center addressed rumors about Kyrie Irving on Thursday as part of a Bleacher Report AMA. Allen was asked how Irving acts in the locker room, a constant topic of conversation following Irving’s tumultuous 2018-19 season with the Celtics. “They try to tear down some of the most peaceful people in the world, still, to this day, so it’s gonna happen.”The Nets will certainly continue to monitor Irving throughout the year, but they have bigger issues at the moment. Brooklyn is just 6-8 overall and has lost four of its last six games heading into Friday night’s contest against the Kings. In addition to Irving, the Nets are also waiting on the return of Caris LeVert, who will likely be out until mid-December following thumb surgery.Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson has the tough task of guiding this group through an early rough patch — and staying on the same page with Irving should any issues arise.last_img read more

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Palm Beach County approves contract for $2.5 million homeless shelter

first_imgA $2.5 million contract with Gulfstream Goodwill Industries has been approved by Palm Beach County commissioners.The contract is set to provide an emergency shelter for homeless people at a former correctional facility located near the South Florida Fairgrounds.The area has been vacant for a while but has been maintained. Officials say the shelter will have approximately 100 to 125 beds and will serve as a resource center offering medical and behavioral health care, job assistance, along with food and laundry service.Currently there are homeless people living in tents at John Prince Park. Officials say the goal is to relocate them to the new shelter.County leaders have not announced an official opening date for the shelter.last_img read more

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