Targeting Liquor Minimum Prices, Health Warnings and Advertising

first_imgMinimum prices on alcohol review’s wish listNZ Herald 4 June 2012The Government has revealed it is investigating a minimum price for alcohol and that research is being done on health warnings on bottles and cans. Justice Minister Judith Collins said she had asked the Justice Ministry to research places where a minimum charge had been imposed, and whether the measure had been effective. The Government was already considering changes to alcohol laws,and legislation which proposed a higher drinking age would return to Parliament for its final stages this month. to clamp down on liquor advertisingDominion Post 4 June 2012There is a growing political chorus in favour of minimum pricing and alcohol advertising restrictions as liquor law reforms near their final stages. Justice Minister Judith Collins said yesterday that she thought Tui beer advertisements were “very funny” and not a problem but a range of proposed amendments to her legislation will be put forward, including some to clamp down on the promotion of liquor. Ms Collins has put together her own supplementary order paper (SOP) to add to the Alcohol Reform Bill when it returns for its final stages in Parliament next month. Other MPs have started floating SOPs of their own, including alternatives to the split-purchase age proposal under which 18-year-olds would be allowed to buy alcohol in bars but not in off-licence venues such as supermarkets and bottle-stores until they are 20. Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell has written an SOP that would ban all alcohol advertising, except inside on-licence premises. It also proposes empowering the health minister to set a minimum price per unit of alcohol and to further tighten proposed liquor trading hours of 8am to 4am for on-licences to 10am to 3am. read more

Staying in Nigeria never a problem, Rohr replies NFF

first_imgSuper Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says he is ready to meet all the conditions set by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in order to continue as the head coach of the senior national team. There have been talks in the media following comments made by President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick regarding how there would be some conditions in Gernot Rohr’s new deal. Nigeria’s coach Gernot Rohr attends a press conference at  the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) . The stipulation entails that the coach would be paid in the local currency and would have to be domiciled in the country and monitor games of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Despite the conditions, the German tactician insists he’s ready to accept the offer to enable him complete his job with the team.Advertisement Read Also: Ex-NFF chief lambastes Eagles coach Gernot Rohr“I hear lots of things about it on social media, TV, and newspapers, about what has been said. But I cannot comment on it. I have to see my players in their clubs and meet their coaches, watch their matches and communicate with them.“I spend more time in Nigeria than in Europe. I am waiting for them; I am waiting for the proposals,” Rohr submitted.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “I want to finish my work in Nigeria, I want to go to the next AFCON and World Cup, which means we must continue working together,” he was quoted as saying to former Super Eagles media officer Colin Udoh during an Instagram live video interview monitored on Wednesday. “I want to show my players and employers that I have the motivation to continue. I cannot speak about what we said in the meeting in February because it’s confidential,” he stressed, even as he was quik to add. “I don’t want more money, I don’t want more bonuses, I don’t want anything special. I only want to work as free as I could. I have to speak with my assistants because I have to pay them all from my salary. I also have to speak to them,” noted the 66-year-old football tactician, who maintained that staying in Nigeria wasn’t a problem as he spent more time in the country in the last three years. “All I can say is that I am always in Nigeria, most of my time. It’s been three years since I’ve been in Nigeria.” “I spend time in Nigeria but, all my players are in Europe and it is only one (Ikechukwu Ezenwa) that’s in Nigeria. Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 8 Best Looking US First Ladies Ever13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyeslast_img read more

Gun, bullets seized

first_imgMontero failed to show pertinent documentsproving his legal ownership of the weapon, the report added. ILOILO City – For illegal possession offirearm, a man was nabbed in Barangay Acuit, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo.  The 35-year-old resident Albert Montero wascaught carrying a .38-caliber revolver with two live bullets around 7:55 p.m.on Sept. 20, a police report showed. center_img The suspect was detained in the lockup cell ofthe Barotac Nuevo municipal police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition RegulationAct./PNlast_img

Junior National Champion, Lady Eagle based on best 20 of 40 starts

first_imgTo illustrate that, the new Junior National Champion and now Lady Eagle point standings will be based on drivers’ 20 best finishes out of their first 40 starts. “Our national Late Model and national RaceSaver Sprint Car standings are also tabulated based on the best 20 of 40 starts,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “We had more than 230 female drivers who competed for the Lady Eagle award last year and, based on 2019 membership, we anticipate more than 500 drivers will compete for the Junior National Championship this season.” Both Junior National Champion and Lady Eagle awards are open to drivers in all IMCA divisions and standings will be results based, meaning no track championship bonuses will be given. The point season for the eight IMCA divisions began on Jan. 1 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 27.  “Forty races is a lot of races for a driver competing for the Junior National Championship,” Root added, noting that those 13 to 18-year-olds must be licensed members and submit minor release forms to earn points. VINTON, Iowa – If you’re looking for one word to describe general procedures and point structures for the 2020 IMCA race season, that word is Consistency.  “Our procedures and point structures help set the stage for exciting national, regional, track and state point races in multiple divisions that go down to the final weekend of the season,” Root said. “If something’s not broken, there’s no reason to fix it. There are very, very few changes and that’s what the majority of IMCA drivers expect of us.”last_img read more

Fonte: New-look Saints can improve

first_img Schneiderlin has started all three league games so far, with Southampton insisting the midfielder is not for sale, having been strongly linked with a switch to join Pochettino at Tottenham. On Saturday evening, Schneiderlin gave an interview with Southampton’s internal media channel insisting he wanted to focus on his game, but stopped short of committing his future to the club. Fonte hopes the 24-year-old will still be at Southampton when the transfer window closes at 11pm on Monday. “We know what a good player Morgan is because we train with him every day,” he said. “Sometimes these things can play with your mind, but he has been a very good professional for us, and we are just glad that we still have him. “Against West Ham, he has shown again why there is so much interest in him. We are pleased he is still here and hope he will keep being here.” Press Association Captain Jose Fonte is confident Ronald Koeman’s new-look Southampton could yet eclipse the achievements of last season – with French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin at the heart of the team. Dutchman Koeman guided the Saints to a first Barclays Premier League win when coming from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 at Upton Park, where Schneiderlin scored twice. It has been a testing start to life at St Mary’s Stadium for Koeman, who saw the likes of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers all follow former boss Mauricio Pochettino out of the south-coast club, who finished in eighth place. However, with summer signings Graziano Pelle, the £8million Italian striker who scored his second goal in as many games after the midweek Capital One Cup win at Millwall, Serbian playmaker Dusan Tadic and goalkeeper Fraser Forster all starting to gel, Portuguese defender Fonte believes Southampton can quickly move forwards. “For sure, we have lost some good players, but this team still has enough quality to have a strong season and with the additions the club were able to bring in, they have shown their potential,” Fonte said. “You know that if you come to this club, you have to play and not be afraid to have the ball, to come and get it, to be dynamic. “We have been training on that – the manager keeps talking to us about it. “The manager came with a few, but important details – how he wants us to play and what he wants us to do. “We have shown that we can do it, but we need to be consistent.” Fonte added: “It is hard to say where we can finish, but we have he quality to be very competitive. “If we keep working hard and playing like this we can give ourselves a good chance to finish if not in the same position then higher.” last_img read more

No Mourinho issue for Pellegrini

first_imgManchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claims he will have no issue shaking Chelsea rival Jose Mourinho’s hand this weekend. Mourinho was involved in another handshake incident a fortnight ago when he did not acknowledge Arsene Wenger after Community Shield defeat to Arsenal. But Pellegrini said: “I said the first day I arrived here I have my differences with him but… I always shake hands with him.” Pellegrini feels it is important to get a good result this weekend to send out a strong message for the season ahead, even if it is too early to talk about the encounter in terms of its title significance. The Chilean, who has beaten Mourinho just twice in 13 attempts in England and Spain, said: “We are not thinking about the title in the second game but we are thinking about trying to win our points at home, especially as we are playing against the champions and one of the teams that has a lot of chances to win the title. “It is the same as Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham – all the big teams.” Chelsea began the season as strong title favourites but City’s convincing win at West Brom has provided a strong reminder of the credentials of Pellegrini’s men. Chelsea have also had a troubled week with their frustrating draw against Swansea, which saw goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois sent off, followed by a row over their medical staff’s treatment of Eden Hazard during the game. Pellegrini did not want to be drawn into commenting on that matter and claimed it would make little difference to players’ preparations for the game anyway. Pellegrini acknowledges that the pair have had their differences but does not want that to detract from Sunday’s clash between the two Barclays Premier League title heavyweights at the Etihad Stadium. The two managers have a rivalry dating back to when Mourinho succeeded Pellegrini as Real Madrid boss in 2010 and made unflattering comments about his predecessor. They did not shake hands after their first meeting in England in October 2013, when Mourinho’s Chelsea snatched a late Fernando Torres winner at Stamford Bridge and the Portuguese celebrated extravagantly. Press Association He said at a press conference: “I cannot give you an opinion about what happens at another club. “The players will be more interested in the game. They will be trying to win. I think it will be just a game involving football things and not other things.” Pellegrini would not comment on continuing reports claiming City have lodged a £47million bid with Wolfsburg for Kevin de Bruyne or rumours linking the club with apparent Manchester United target Pedro of Barcelona. He said: “I don’t talk about rumours. We have a good squad at this moment but if we can improve it in a couple of positions it is better.” Sunday’s game will be the first at the Etihad Stadium since the opening of a new 6,000-seat tier on the South Stand and the addition of 1,500 extra pitchside seats, with the full capacity now 55,097. Meanwhile, City captain Vincent Kompany has joked that illness might be the best way of stopping his Belgium team-mate Hazard. The influential Hazard was named both PFA and Football Writers’ player of the year for his performances during Chelsea’s title-winning season. Kompany told Het Nieuwsblad: “You’d almost hope that Eden Hazard would have diarrhoea! “Now let’s be serious. You can’t underestimate the impact he has on Chelsea. “Last week, against Swansea, he maybe didn’t play his best first half, but when they were reduced to 10 he was the only one who was dangerous because he ran past three, four defenders. “You can have as many tactical plans as you want, if Eden starts running, it is chaos. He’s at a level where he decides how good his team are.” last_img read more

Broward Jail Accidentally Frees Murder Suspect

first_imgA manhunt is underway for 28 year old Eric Vail who was released from the Broward County jail while being charged with first degree murder.Vail was arrested in January for second degree murder after a shooting in Pembroke Park that left one man dead.That charge was upgraded in April to first degree murder by a grand jury however the second degree charge remained for another 50 days.According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office they were never presented with the proper paperwork by the State Attorney’s Office stating that Vail was to be held on the new charge.When the sheriff’s office was informed that the second degree murder charge had been dropped Vail was released.The Broward State Attorney said in a statement “After speaking again with the Sheriff’s Office this morning, we are confident that the State Attorney’s Office correctly followed all procedures and provided the relevant paperwork through the proper channels.”BSO is asking anyone with information on Vail’s whereabouts to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS#BREAKING: the #Broward Sheriff’s Office is looking for Eric Vail, who was released after a second degree murder charge was dismissed.Turns out, Vail is still supposed to be in jail on another charge.Call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS if you have any information.— Frances Wang (@FrancesWangTV) June 3, 2019last_img read more

Nigeria Coach Charges Falcons on Teamwork

first_img“Football is really a team sport; one player cannot do it all. They (African countries) can perform better when they go to the World Cup as a team.“African teams need to learn to move the ball around, defend and attack together as a unit.“I think sometimes they play more individually and in a bad shape as a collective side unlike teams from other continents. It’s the biggest difference affecting them.”Dennerby, who took charge of the Super Falcons in January 2018, was talking after he saw his side thrash Burkina Faso at the West African Football Union(WAFU) zone B Women’s Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.His squad in Abidjan includes Chiamaka Nnadozie, Christy Ohiaeriaku, Glory Ogbonna and Amarachi Okoronkwo, who were all in Ghana when Nigeria won the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.  That victory in Ghana saw Nigeria keep up their record of having qualified for every Women’s World Cup since it began in 1991.Others in the WAFU squad will be hoping to catch Dennerby’s eye and force themselves into his thinking for the World Cup.He believes the continent can do better than ever at this year’s finals if the teams address the lack of collective play.South Africa and Cameroon are Africa’s other representatives in France and the trio will be hoping to do better than Nigeria’s quarter-finals place in 1999.After mixed results in 2019, Dennerby, who is set to become the first foreign coach to both qualify for and lead Nigeria at the World Cup, is confident they have had a decent preparation to impress in France.“No, I’m not under pressure as a coach because we are working well,” he said.“We’ve prepared well with the tournaments in China and Cyprus, so the Nigeria federation has been very supportive.“There is nothing to complain about and I know we have a team capable of doing well at the World Cup.”Nine-time African champions Nigeria are in a tough Group A alongside hosts France, 1995 winners Norway and South Korea.Debutants South Africa will play in Group B alongside Germany, China and Spain.Cameroon are drawn in Group E with Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria women’s coach Thomas Dennerby has said that African teams need better teamwork if they are to be successful.The Swede said the individual skills are there to match other continents.Dennerby guided Sweden to third place at the 2011 Women’s World Cup and is now preparing to take the Super Falcons to this year’s finals in France.“There are a lot of skilful and creative players in Africa, but these players need to understand how to play together as a team,” Dennerby said. Thomas Dennerbylast_img read more

Courtside: We can learn from Curt Flood in more ways than one

first_imgIn 1969, there was a man named Curt Flood. Flood was a center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. Through his first 14 seasons in the league, Flood had established himself as a more-than-serviceable ballplayer. An offensive superstar by no means, Flood’s prowess with the leather — demonstrated by seven consecutive Gold Glove awards from 1963 to 1969 — made him one of MLB’s more coveted center fielders. In October right after the culmination of the 1969 season, the Cardinals attempted to trade Flood to the Philadelphia Phillies. Flood did not want to go, for a multitude of reasons — one of which I’ll introduce now, one of which I’ll introduce later. Flood, who had no say in the trade, refused to accept the notion that he had no control over his own career path. After unsuccessfully asking MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn to declare him a free agent and threatening to retire, Flood filed an antitrust lawsuit against the league. The rule in question: the reserve clause, which essentially gave a team full rights to a player for his whole career unless they decided to move on from or trade the player. There was no free agency. After receiving criticism for fighting against the league that was paying him a $90,000 annual salary — then a hefty contract for MLB players — Flood famously said, “A well-paid slave is nonetheless a slave.”Long story short: Flood lost the suit — the Supreme Court cited a longstanding antitrust exemption for professional baseball — but the momentum his defiance created and the court’s admission that the grounds for the exemption were weak paved the path for free agency to be instituted in baseball in 1976. I introduce Flood’s story for two reasons. I’ll start with the first. MLB owners and players are currently at each other’s throats over money regarding the return to play amid the coronavirus pandemic. The two parties agreed in late March to a plan that, the players believe, ensures them prorated salaries based solely on the number of games that the league is able to fit in once play resumes. If 82 games are played, players would receive 50.6% of their original 162-game-based 2020 salary. End of discussion.Owners, meanwhile, believe that the language in the agreement gives them room to renegotiate should the circumstances of the pandemic not allow for fans at stadiums once play resumes. Frankly, it’s a stretch. Owners are trying to walk back on the agreement, and they’ve since mulled or formally proposed disappointing new deals: a 50/50 revenue split between players and owners, bizarre marginal salary cuts in which the highest-paid players could receive somewhere around 15% of their original salary and, announced Monday, full prorated salaries but with the key caveat of a purpose-defeating regular season length of about 50-60 games. I’ll put it bluntly: It’s a disgrace. The owners agreed to pay players prorated salaries in March, and now they’re backing out or looking for loopholes. If you find yourself siding with owners because players make millions and they should just be content, don’t fool yourself: About 65% of players make $1 million or less per year, and while I understand that a minimum salary of $563,500 leaves no players particularly pinching pennies, players and billionaire owners are on two separate planes from a financial standpoint.And this is where Flood comes into play. This war between MLB and its players, this squabble that might prevent baseball from coming back this year altogether, isn’t just about dollars and cents. Though players certainly want to “get mine” — as Tampa Bay Rays southpaw Blake Snell so eloquently put it in a May 14 Twitch stream — the resistance on the players’ part is also about setting precedent. Precedent is why MLB players were able to secure free agency and 10-and-5 Rights (full trade veto power if a player has spent 10 years in the league and the last five with his current team), and it’s all because players like Flood stood up and said “fuck no” when the league tried to take advantage of them. It’s why the 1994 strike prevented a salary cap in MLB and players can reel in even more astronomical contracts than their counterparts in the NBA or NFL can.MLB players caving in and accepting even more dramatic pay cuts just to get back on the field wouldn’t leave them to wonder where their next meal would come from, but it would represent a rollback on the historical resistance that has helped MLB become a relatively player-friendly league and would reinforce the notion that at the end of the day, greedy owners wield all the power.Good on the players for so far resisting exploitation, and I hope they continue to do so. Flood and similar pioneers are the reasons players now have the platform to provide such resistance, and there are countless reasons to use it.The second reason I introduce Flood will be much shorter than the first — a somewhat tangential closing thought, if you will. It has less to do with sports, but it feels too necessary to omit.That other reason Flood opposed the trade: Flood, who was Black, perceived Philadelphia as a racist city with hostile fans, and he didn’t want to live or play there.What, really, has changed in the United States?Flood in 1969 was threatened by the same racism that still deeply plagues our country in 2020. Think of that if you find yourself focusing more on the methods of the past few days’ protests than the causes for them. Think about how Flood felt the need to risk his well-paying job in part to fight such racism — similar to the way many Black people right now feel the need to risk their health and safety during a pandemic to protest the racist ideologies that spread like a virus today and did so in 1969, 1869, 1769 and before.Suddenly, 1969 doesn’t feel so far in the past. Nathan Ackerman is a rising junior writing about sports and sociopolitics. He is also a managing editor of Summer Trojan. His column, “Courtside,” runs every other Wednesday.last_img read more

Camogie Quarter Finals

first_imgFormer Cork camogie star Mary O Connor says the All Ireland champions are missing some influencial players as they bid for a Semi Final place. The Tipperary camogie team take on Cork this afternoon in Semple Stadium. Tipperary have secured good wins recently against Derry, Clare and Dublin and go into this game full of confidence. Earlier this year Tipperary came up a point short in the Munster final against Cork but they have shown but improvement since.last_img