More kids committing sexual abuse

first_imgStuff 8 July 2013Easy access to increasingly hardcore pornography and the sexualisation of childhood are being blamed for a rise in the number of children sexually abusing each other.Growing numbers of children and teenagers are committing acts of sexual abuse against other children every year, with some as young as 11 being prosecuted for sexual offences.Experts are calling for compulsory cyber-education programmes in all schools from primary level to stem the impact of explicit material.Ministry of Justice figures received under the Official Information Act show that, since 2008, there have been 1299 prosecutions for sexual offences brought against young people under the age of 18.      This has risen steadily over the past five years, with 314 prosecutions last year compared to 204 in 2008. These are for offences ranging from rape to indecent assault and sexual grooming, with victims, both male and female, under the age of 16. The youngest offender was 11http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8889153/More-kids-committing-sexual-abuselast_img read more

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Tennis News Tennis star Serena Williams suffering from postpartum emotions

first_imgLos Angeles: Serena Williams says she is suffering from “postpartum emotions” as the 23-time Grand Slam winner struggles to deal with juggling family life and tennis. The 36-year-old American is seeking to regain her top form after missing most of the 2017 WTA season due to a pregnancy.“I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to three years if not dealt with,” Williams said on Monday.Williams’ disclosure comes a week after she suffered the worst loss of her career in San Jose, losing the final 12 games in a shocking 6-1, 6-0 first-round upset to unseeded Johanna Konta. ALSO READ | Asian Games 2018: Mirabai Chanu pulled outOn Monday, she described her mindset at the time as being in a “funk”.“Last week was not easy for me. Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom,” Williams wrote on her social media Instagram account.Williams said she is trying to work through her despair by sharing her feelings with family and friends.“Talking things through with my mom, my sisters, my friends let me know that my feelings are totally normal. It’s totally normal to feel like I’m not doing enough for my baby …. Whether stay-at-home or working, finding that balance with kids is a true art,” she said.Organizers announced on Saturday that Williams was withdrawing from this week’s WTA Montreal tournament citing “personal reasons”.Williams battled back from life-saving surgery after giving birth to daughter Olympia in September, reaching the final at Wimbledon, where she was beaten by Germany’s Angelique Kerber. ALSO READ | Asian Games: More motivated than ever says Sandeep SejwalWilliams had a tough draw in Montreal. Her opening match would have been against Frenchwoman Alize Cornet, who has defeated Williams four out of the six times they have faced each other.If she advanced past Cornet, her next opponent would have been Kerber. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Cricket News AB de Villiers to play for Rangpur Riders in Bangladesh Premier League

first_imgNew Delhi: AB de Villiers, who announced his retirement from international cricket in May 2018, has announced he will play for Rangpur Riders franchise in the upcoming edition of the Bangladesh Premier League beginning in January 2019.Making the announcement on the official Facebook page of the Rangpur Riders, de Villiers said he was delighted to be playing in the Bangladesh Premier League. With de Villiers being selected for the Rangpur Riders, the squad composition looks imposing with the presence of Mashrafe Mortaza as the team icon and Chris Gayle, considered the legend of Twenty20s.Read More | Pakistan Supreme Court reimposes ban on TV broadcast of Indian contentThe Rangpur Riders have been part of the Bangladesh Premier League since the 2013/14 season and the team secured their first title in 2017/18 when they defeated Dhaka Dynamites, with Gayle blasting 146* off 69 balls, a knock which included a world record 18 sixes.Read More | Shinzo Abe calls PM Modi one of his most ‘dependable friends’No international comebackDe Villiers stunned the world in May 2018 when he announced his international retirement. However, in the last couple of months, there have been rumours that the star batsman is thinking about making a comeback to the international arena.However, in an interaction with Cricbuzz, de Villiers brushed aside those rumours. “No, there is no comeback. I made the mistake of saying ‘never say never’, which is a philosophy that I have always followed in my life. I was actually trying to say that I am focusing on the now, but it came out horribly wrong and the next minute there were headlines around the world. It will be very selfish and arrogant of me to throw statements around that I want to play at the World Cup. I am happy where I am and focusing on the now and I will never say ‘never say never’ again,” de Villiers said.Read More | Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi appeals to farmers to not burn stubbleThe right-hander, considered to be one of the best batsman of the modern era, was nicknamed Mr.360 for his ability to score all around the wicket. He holds the record for the fastest 50, 100 and 150 in ODIs. He scored the fastest fifty off 16 balls and the fastest ton off just 31 balls during an ODI against West Indies in Johannesburg in 2015. In the World Cup, he blasted the fastest 150 off just 64 balls against the Windies in Sydney. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Indian Premier League IPL 2019: BCCI donates opening ceremony funds to security forces

first_imghighlights The estimated cost of the opening ceremony was Rs 20 crore. It was decided that the BCCI would donate a sum of Rs 11 crore be contributed to the Indian Army, Rs 7 crore to the CRPF and Rs 1 crore each to the Navy and Air Force respectively. Lieutenant General Ravindra Thodge, who is also a member of CoA said, “The national interest is of utmost importance to us. We understand the sentiments of the people and the families that have been affected by the Pulwama attack and martyred in operations in J&K, Northeast and anti Naxal operations or otherwise during the course of their Duty. We respect and admire our Armed Forces and Central Armed Police Forces. This move was our way of showing solidarity and making a contribution in whatever capacity possible.”MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings have defeated Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore six consecutive times from 2014. This is the first time after six years that CSK, the three-time champions and current defending champions will play against RCB at the MA Chidambaram stadium. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The Pulwama terror attack killed 40 CRPF jawans.The IPL 2019 opening ceremony was cancelled.CSK will take on RCB at the MA Chidambaram stadium. New Delhi: The Pulwama terror attack, which killed 40 CRPF jawans, was one of the deadliest attacks on the Indian security forces. The incident triggered a period of tension between India and Pakistan and cricket was the target. The attack prompted many cricketing personalities to boycott the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game against Pakistan in Manchester on June 16. It resulted in many Pakistan cricketer’s photos being removed from cricketing associations in Mumbai, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. Following the terror attack, the head of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) Vinod Rai stated that there would be no opening ceremony for the 2019 Indian Premier League. “There will be no IPL opening ceremony. Instead, the money will be donated to Pulwama martyrs,” Rai had announced at that time.Just ahead of the opening game between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram stadium, the BCCI has donated all the opening ceremony funds to the Indian armed forces. In a statement released by the Indian Premier League, CoA Chairman Rai said, “As a federation, we felt it was best not to hold a regular IPL opening ceremony. Instead, we decided to contribute the amount towards a cause that is so important and close to everyone’s heart.”last_img read more

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Paige Stoner, Laura Dickinson and Iliass Aouani advance to NCAA Championships

first_img Published on May 24, 2019 at 2:40 pm Contact Alex: athamer@syr.edu | @alexhamer8 Facebook Twitter Google+ On the first day of NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Florida, Syracuse fielded three runners who qualified for the NCAA Division I Track and Field Outdoor Championships.The action began on Thursday night with sophomore Laura Dickinson and senior Paige Stoner competing in the women’s 10k. Following up her gold medal performance at the ACC Championship, Stoner (33:34.89) finished ninth, while Dickinson secured a sixth place finish with a personal-best time of 33:31.24.Coming off a gold medal performance of his own, Iliass Aouani ran the men’s 10k in 29:19.46, good for 12th place — the final qualifying position. Joe Dragon (29:27.46) narrowly missed out on qualification, placing 14th, while Kevin James (30:18.63) placed 27th.Dickinson, Stoner and Aouani will compete at the NCAA Championship in two weeks in Austin, Texas.The action continues today with Richard Floyd competing in the men’s 110-meter hurdles, followed by the women’s 4×100-meter relay team of Cheyenne Trigg, Alexis Crosby, Dasia Pressley and Eunice Boateng.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

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Martinez Charges Everton to Repay Fans with Man U Win

first_img“We have to move on quickly and repay our fans with a proper, proper performance and proper showing in the semi-final. We shouldn’t dwell on this game too much,” Martinez told British media.“The top and bottom is we didn’t cope with the emotions and didn’t deal with it. Today is so huge we don’t need any motivation now. There’s a feeling of embarrassment. We shouldn’t put on show like this. “There’s no denying that the only thing that matters is to prepare the game on Saturday, regroup and make sure we have that opportunity to repay what the fans deserve.”Crystal Palace play Watford in the second semi-final at Wembley on Sunday with the final taking place at the same venue on May 21.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Everton must compensate their fans by advancing to the FA Cup final after putting on a woeful display in the 4-0 Premier League drubbing against Merseyside rivals Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday, manager Roberto Martinez said.The Toffees take on an in-form Manchester United side, who have won five of their last six games in all competitions, at Wembley on Saturday as the Spanish manager looks to guide the club to silverware for the first time in more than a decade.A red card for Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori, who will miss the semi-final through suspension, all but compounded their timid display against Juergen Klopp’s men and Martinez urged his side to quickly shift their focus after the damaging defeat.last_img read more

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FIBA President, Muratore, Thumbs up D’Tigress at the W’Cup

first_imgThe steady progress of women’s basketball in Nigeria and the above moderate performance of Nigeria’s D’Tigress have not gone unnoticed by FIBA president, Horacio Muratore.In an interview granted to the official FIBA blog, fibabasketball, Muratore spoke among others, on the performance of Nigeria and Senegal, paying glowing tributes to the D’Tigress, especially.Hear him: “One of the best story lines of this Women’s World Cup without a doubt will be that Africa proved it has some very good teams in Nigeria and Senegal. “These are teams that can play against anyone and I congratulate both of them for their campaigns.“Senegal had a historic win (against Latvia) and a great game against Spain (in Wednesday’s Quarter-Final Qualifications). They made the tournament hosts tremble a bit. It would have been amazing for both African teams to reach the Quarter-Finals.“Nigeria outplayed the USA – the reigning world champions – in the first half of Friday’s Quarter-Final and got wins over Turkey, Argentina and Greece. This is extremely positive for African basketball and for the sport in general”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Napoli thump Milan to boost top-four prospects

first_imgNapoli were frustrated for 70 minutes against 10 men and saw a penalty saved, but eventually swept Milan aside.The Azzurri now move just four points away from third-placed Lazio and five from Roma. Both sides suffered humiliating defeats midweek, the Partenopei falling 4-2 at Empoli and Rossoneri beaten 3-1 at home by Genoa.Rafa Benitez had the chance to close on the top three, but also rested some players for the Europa League semi-final against Dnipro.Milan had Jeremy Menez, Philippe Mexes and Ignazio Abate suspended, plus Suso, Adil Rami, Luca Antonelli, Stephan El Shaarawy, Riccardo Montolivo and Michael Essien injured.Milan have won here just twice in 19 years, both 2-1 results in January 1998 and October 2010.–last_img read more

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Report: Lakers remain interested in Anthony Davis as Pelicans seek multi-team deal

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersGriffin is reportedly interested in closing a deal before the June 20th NBA Draft so the Pelicans could make selections on any 2019 picks they would receive in a trade.Davis, 26, has been one of the NBA’s flashpoints since he publicly requested a trade from New Orleans in January. Arguably the league’s best two-way frontcourt player, Davis (25.9 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 2.4 bpg) was the subject of pervasive trade rumors – the Lakers offered much of their young core as well as future draft picks in exchange for him, but a deal never was struck. Then-team president Magic Johnson indicated afterward that he didn’t think trade talks were made in good faith with then-general manager Dell Demps.Since then, both organizations have new top decision-makers, and while rumors persist that some within the Pelicans organization would rather not deal Davis to the Lakers, the two teams are consistently linked in reports as Los Angeles remains on the hunt for a second star to pair with LeBron James. Some of the top assets the Lakers can offer include talented young players such as Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart, as well as the No. 4 pick in the 2019 draft and first-round picks in future years.Davis reportedly submitted a four-team preferred destinations list to the Pelicans in February, featuring the Lakers, Knicks, Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks, but it is believed that list has been narrowed in focus.According to a report in The Athletic, citing unnamed league sources, Davis is now focused on the Lakers and Knicks as the two desired long-term destinations, though he has not given Griffin or the Pelicans a new formal list. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kuzma will face stiff competition at the forward positions to make the roster, going against the likes of Anthony Davis, Kevin Love and Tobias Harris to get a spot. Coach Gregg Popovich said that the critical factors across the board for all players will be to defend well and finding a roster that can be a threat from 3-point range.The national team will have a follow-up camp in Los Angeles after their first session in Las Vegas. Colangelo revealed that former coach and television commentator Jeff Van Gundy will lead the Select team that will scrimmage against Team USA leading up to the tournament. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs The blockbuster trade that never materialized in February is now circling again: New Orleans Anthony Davis is reportedly available for a deal, and the Lakers are again one of the interested parties.But it might take a few teams to get it done.ESPN has reported that Pelicans executive vice president David Griffin has sent out a wish list to Davis suitors of what he wants. As expected, the demands are high: an All-Star-level player, a prospect with All-Star potential and two first-round draft picks with a little bit of wiggle room depending on the offer.As very few teams have that combination of assets or at least might not be willing to surrender all of them in a pursuit of Davis, the Pelicans are apparently open to a multi-team deal which could land them everything they’re asking for in exchange for the six-time All-Star. The report names the Lakers as one of the interested parties in a group that includes other big market contenders: the Knicks, the Clippers and the Nets.center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Whichever team acquires Davis, he will only be under contract through 2020 before becoming a free agent, but he is known to prefer a larger market destination. In the wake of Kawhi Leonard’s success in Toronto – and the Raptors’ hope to re-sign him following this year’s NBA Finals run – teams might be more willing to bet big on a short-term investment in a franchise-changing star. The Lakers, as currently built, have enough salary cap flexibility to sign Davis to an extension next summer if he elects to stay.The ESPN report is noticeably scant on information about Boston, which has long been considered a suitor for Davis this summer. The Celtics had designs on pairing Davis with perennial All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, but Irving’s free agency this summer and an increasing amount of uncertainty where he’ll land has apparently slowed Boston’s ambitions for Davis (due to salary-cap rules, even if Irving were to stay, the team would need to acquire Davis before re-signing Irving).KUZMA OFFICIALLY NAMED TO TEAM USA ROSTERUSA Basketball officially announced Monday morning that Kyle Kuzma, the 23-year-old Lakers forward, will compete in national team camp in Las Vegas in early August, a move reported last week by Southern California News Group. He’ll be competing for one of 12 spots on the senior men’s national team which will travel to China to play in the FIBA World Cup from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15.It is Kuzma’s first USA Basketball invite at any level, and he’s one of just two of the 20 attendees who has never participated before, including Utah guard Donovan Mitchell. Kuzma impressed during a sophomore season in which he averaged 18.7 points and 5.5 rebounds for the Lakers.The players were selected through a combination of balloting among the national team staff, followed by reaching out to agents to gauge interest. USA Basketball director Jerry Colangelo said Kuzma had caught the national team’s eye since before he was drafted two years ago, and his ability to play multiple positions made him an attractive candidate to come to camp.“Size, shooting ability, range, versatility,” Colangelo said. “And he’s a tough guy. You need toughness in this competition.”Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years last_img read more

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Women’s World Cup 2019: Sweden beats Germany for final spot in semifinals

first_img Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every match Dzsenifer Marozsan had been sent on for her first appearance since the opening win over China – in which she sustained a broken toe – at halftime.And the Lyon midfielder’s delivery led to a late VAR check for a possible penalty after Lindahl and Alexandra Popp collided. However, referee Stephanie Frappart’s decision not to point to the spot was upheld.Lena Oberdorf nodded a Marozsan free-kick that Lindahl flapped at wide with two minutes remaining, before Hegering failed to head Svenja Huth’s stoppage-time cross on target from inside the six-yard box as Sweden clung on to end its dismal run against Germany. Sofia Jakobsson became the first player to score against Germany at this year’s World Cup when she cancelled out Lina Magull’s opener in the 22nd minute.Blackstenius completed the turnaround three minutes after the restart, earning Sweden its first win against Germany at a major tournament since 1995 – a run that included losses in the finals of Euro 2001, the 2003 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. Related News Stina Blackstenius was the hero once again as Sweden came from behind to defeat Germany 2-1 Saturday and advance to the Women’s World Cup semifinals.Linkoping striker Blackstenius scored the only goal in the last-16 triumph against Canada and was on target once more in Rennes on Saturday to set up a meeting with the Netherlands on Wednesday. Women’s World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe addresses criticism after President Trump’s tweets 2 – Stina Blackstenius is only the second Sweden player to score in consecutive knockout appearances at the Women’s World Cup after Lena Videkull in 1991. Stage. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/hlEiMqHccL— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 29, 2019Almuth Schult did well to deny Jakobsson before Germany moved in front in the 16th minute. Magdalena Eriksson sloppily gave the ball straight to Sara Daebritz and the midfielder drove toward the box and fed Magull, who took a touch before volleying through Hedvig Lindahl’s legs.Jakobsson did not err when another opportunity came her way, tying the match by slotting home after Marina Hegering failed to get her head on Linda Sembrant’s clearance.Germany lost left back Carolin Simon to injury before halftime and fell behind soon after the restart when Schult could only parry Fridolina Rolfo’s excellent header straight to Blackstenius, who fired into the roof of the net.Rolfo was shown a yellow card for a high foot on Magull in the 56th minute, meaning she will be suspended for Sweden’s semifinal against the Netherlands. Women’s World Cup 2019: Netherlands defeats Italy to advance to semifinalslast_img read more

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