The ‘parental notification’ law for teenage abortions currently means that while a parent has to sign a letter for their daughter to go on a school trip to the zoo or to play in the netball team, they are totally excluded from any knowledge or granting of permission for that same child to be put on the pill or have a surgical abortion. What is so unique about abortion procedures which warrants the prohibition of parental consent? Ironically, if there is a complication from the abortion, the parent’s consent is then required for further treatment. Last year, a select committee rejected a petition for a law change (Hillary’s Law) by a Stratford mother whose teenager daughter attempted suicide after a secret abortion organised by the local school. Governments don’t raise children, parents do. If parents don’t know, they can’t care. Yet politicians have voted to keep parents in the dark. Family First is calling for the law to be amended to allow for parental notification in all cases of medical advice, prescriptions and procedures unless it can be proved to a Family Court that it would place the child at extreme risk. Politicians concerned about the welfare of young teenagers in a vulnerable and difficult situation should support family involvement.READ MORE: www.HillarysLaw.org.nz read more
The Batesville High School Wrestling team held their annual Super Six-way wrestling meet inviting 5 teams to compete. Participating teams included Brown County, Knightstown, Scottsburg, Shelbyville, and Southwestern.The Bulldogs wrestled great for the day winning four of the five matches.Final match scores were:Batesville beats Shelbyville 44-30Batesville beats Knightstown 43-30Batesville beats Scottsburg 42-30Batesville beats Southwestern 42-36Batesville loses to Brown County 36-46Individual Varsity match results were:113# Class-Michael Deal 4 wins and 1 loss, and wins the ” Takedown” award with 15 takedowns for the day.120# Class-John Moody 3 wins and 2 losses.126# Class-Nick Scneider 1 win and 4 losses.132# Class-Ben Westerfeld 5 wins and 0 losses.145# Class-Chris Schene 1 win 4 and losses.152# Class-Xavier King 1 win and 4 losses.160# Class-Neal Nobbe 5 wins and 0 losses.170# Class-Will Amberger 5 wins and 0 losses.195# Class-Jarett Hooten 5 wins and 0 losses.220# Class-Zach Strub 4 wins and 1 loss.285# Class-Garrett Watkins 1 win and 4 losses.JV match winners include: John Kurtz, Allen Hudepohl, and Levi Nordmeyer.Submitted by Batesville Wrestling Coach Chris Deal and Wendy Deal. read more
Susan M. Miller, 48 of Greensburg, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Susan was born in Greensburg on October 2, 1970 to Richard and Elaine (Johnson) Clark. She was a 1989 graduate of Greensburg High School and later obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business. On October 1, 1994 she married Andrew Miller in Greensburg.Susan worked for nearly 25 years at MainSource Bank in Greensburg in various departments. Most recently she worked for Global Atlantic Life Insurance Company in Batesville. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Greensburg and a member of Tri Kappa.Survivors include her husband Andrew; her daughter Samantha E. Miller; her parents Richard and Elaine; her brother Chad Clark; her nephew Casey Clark; her father and mother-in-law James and Patricia Miller, and her aunts and uncles – Ruth (David) Chance, Paula (Roy) McDuffee, Imia Clark and Julie Meece. She was preceded in death by her grandparents – Alfred and Elizabeth Clark and Jack and Maurine Johnson.Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 4PM – 7PM at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Susan’s funeral service will begin at 11AM on Saturday, July 6, 2019 also at the funeral home with Rev. Danny Wolford officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com. read more
RelatedPosts Ministry reads riot act to NFA, Clubs over resumption of league Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 The Confederation of African Football and Nigeria Football Federation have showered encomium on two-time African Footballer of the Year, Nwankwo Kanu, as he marks his 44th birthday on Saturday.The continental body via its official Twitter handle: @CAF_Online, wrote: ”Legendary African footballer Nwankwo Kanu turns 44 today! “The Nigerian is one of the continent’s greatest talents, dazzling fans all over the world throughout his career.”In a similar vein, the Nigeria Football Federation also took to Twitter to honour the former Super Eagles skipper.The NFF tweeted: “Happy birthday to two time Africa Player of the year and Nigeria football legend, @papilokanu.“Have a good one Papilo.”The erstwhile Arsenal of England star on Twitter appreciated God for sparring his life and of his family. He tweeted: “I thank God for today. Happy birthday to me and happy new month to you all.“Thank God for my family and thank God for Kanu Heart Foundation.”Kanu was a member of the Nigerian national team from 1994 to 2010, making his debut in friendly against Sweden.He participated in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups.On June 24, 2010, Kanu ended his international career following Nigeria’s exit from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa after winning 86 caps, scoring 13 goals. Tags: Confederation of African FootballNFFNwankwo Kanu read more
He has scored 34 goals in 67 games for Villa and played a key role in their survival in the Barclays Premier League since his £7million switch from Genk in 2012. And Yorke insisted, despite a positive start to the new season which sees Villa sit sixth, the returning 23-year-old cannot be expected to shoulder the burden on his own. “The last two or three seasons have not been great and there was one in particular where Benteke kept them up. People in the team need to be doing a bit more for me,” he said. “Winning football matches breeds confidence within the club. Benteke was a breath of fresh air when he first came in and everyone started playing to a certain level and I’ve not seen that when he’s been injured. “Villa are going through a difficult run of games but have got off to a good start and hopefully they can come through the next couple and progress.” Benteke scored a penalty in Villa’s 3-0 under-21 win over Bolton on Monday as he neared a comeback from the injury which forced him to miss Belgium’s World Cup campaign. He scored 11 goals last term before being ruled out in April and also suffered a hip problem during the season. His debut year, 2012-13, saw the striker smash 23 goals but ex-Manchester United ace Yorke believes he must be granted patience now. “It’s been a long time and he has to take it easy but it is good news for Villa,” he told Press Association Sport. “He had an amazing first season and there’s always one unknown candidate who comes in who people are not sure of, like (Leonardo) Ulloa at Leicester this season. “There are always questions of whether he could do it the next year but unfortunately the injury knocked him down, he missed the World Cup and dropped behind (Romelu) Lukaku (for Belgium).” Dwight Yorke has insisted Christian Benteke must be given time to return to top form at Aston Villa. Press Association The ex-Villa hitman has called on the team to help ease the pressure on the striker after his injury lay-off. Benteke is in contention to make his comeback after almost six months out with a ruptured Achilles in Saturday’s home clash with Manchester City. read more
highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Pakistan has lost nine out of 10 games before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.Babar Azam smashed a century against Afghanistan.Pakistan will take on West Indies while Afghanistan takes on Australia in their opening games in World Cup. However, Afghanistan bowled brilliantly in the last overs as Pakistan managed just 30 runs in the last six overs and they ended on 262, having failed to bat out the entire 50 overs. In response, Afghanistan started off in blazing fashion with Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad taking the attack to the Pakistan bowlers. Shahzad smashed two boundaries off Mohammad Amir but Zazai tore into Shaheen Afridi, blasting five fours in one overs.There was a moment of worry for Afghanistan when Shahzad retired hurt due to an injured hamstring. Zazai, though, continued his brutal onslaught as he smashed Wahab Riaz for two sixes but he missed out on a fifty when he top-edged a slog sweep off Shadab Khan to be caught at deep midwicket for 49. Rahmat Shah and Shahidi then dug in and made steady progress as they kept up with the rate. When Rehmat fell for 32, Shahidi found the boundary on a regular basis and Samiullah Shenwari played the sheet anchor role.Afghanistan stuttered in the middle overs when Rehmat fell for 32 and former skipper Asghar Afghan fell in quick succession. However, Shahidi and Nabi continued to bat brilliantly, with Shahidi notching up a fifty. With the equation boiling down to 27 off 30 balls, Pakistan had a glimmer of hope with Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran and Nabi falling in quick succession. Riaz and Mohammad Hasnain kept Pakistan in the hunt but Shahidi guided Afghanistan over the line with two balls to spare. This win will give Afghanistan plenty of hope as they aim to win against some big teams in the World Cup. New Delhi: Afghanistan has made a big statement in their build-up to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 aspirations as they defeated 1992 World Cup winners Pakistan by three wickets in the World Cup warm-up game at the County Ground in Bristol on Friday. Babar Azam’s century went in vain as Hashmatullah Shahidi’s unbeaten 74 and some calm batting from Mohammad Nabi ensured Afghanistan had the final say in the clash against their neighbours. Pakistan chose to bat and they got off to a solid start with Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman stitching a solid stand. However, the 47-run stand was broken by Hamid Hassan, playing his first game for Afghanistan after two years by getting rid of Imam for 32.Mohammad Nabi struck twice by removing Zaman for 12 and Haris Sohail for 1. Azam and Mohammad Hafeez strung a partnership but Pakistan struggled for momentum. Shoaib Malik joined Azam and the duo revived Pakistan with some attacking cricket. Both batsmen found the boundary on a regular basis with Azam hitting legspinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman for two sixes in one over. The partnership between the two went past 100 but Malik fell for 44 when Nabi struck again. read more
Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on February 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm Immediately after Jim Boeheim emerged from the locker room Monday, he began to address his critics. Those who went into panic mode during an eight-game stretch when Syracuse won just twice were met with a rebuttal from the Hall of Fame coach.‘We’ve got four games left and have won 21 games, but the season is over in some people’s minds,’ Boeheim said. ‘It never ceases to amaze me.‘People think the season’s over. The season is over when we’ve played 18 games in the league.’Clearly bothered by what has been written and said about the coach and his squad during a rough patch through the Big East gantlet, Boeheim took issue with what he read about Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, a former Boeheim assistant, having won six consecutive games in head-to-head matchups.Syracuse lost to Louisville 73-69 on the road Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDuring the middle of his press conference, he reminded everybody that he had beaten Pitino’s squad six times in a row earlier in Pitino’s career.‘So now we’re all of a sudden going to put in the paper that I lost six straight to Rick Pitino?’ Boeheim said. ‘Why don’t we put that I’ve beat him six straight? Go ahead, why don’t you keep doing that? I really appreciate that. Want to talk about personal? Yeah, it’s personal. When people write and say things about me, it’s personal to me. It always will be. It always will be.‘It doesn’t mean I have to like it. It doesn’t mean I’m just going to stand up here and let it go. When I let things go like that, it will be time for me to leave.’Boeheim went on to discuss his team’s recent stretch, reminding reporters that four of SU’s loses have come against upper-echelon teams.And Boeheim took some time to address what he considered to be personal attacks.‘People write and say, ‘He’s lost it, he’s too old,” Boeheim said. ‘I’ve heard that. It’s been written, been said. Jeez, I’m 10 months older than when I won Coach of the Year in the country. I must have really got hit with something the last 10 months.’And although the Orange currently sits eighth in the conference, Boeheim said his squad is probably ahead of schedule in terms of its progression heading into the final stretch of the season.‘To keep things in perspective, we’re probably a little ahead of where we might have been or people thought we’d be at this stage of the season,’ Boeheim said. ‘We’ve still got a lot of work to do, it’s going to be very difficult.’SU guards rebound betterEight to 10 rebounds from three guys might not mean all that much to most. But to Jim Boeheim, it means everything.It could mean the difference between a win and a loss. And in some cases this season, he swears it has. He felt it did after the trio grabbed just two rebounds in the Georgetown loss. Same for the first loss of the season to Pittsburgh.But with their eight rebounds Monday, Brandon Triche, Dion Waiters and Scoop Jardine bucked that trend.I think it was the last game or the game before where our guards got two rebounds,’ Boeheim said. ‘Tonight we got eight. Eight to 10, at least, we really need 10 from the guards to help us.’In the Georgetown and Pittsburgh games, like most of Syracuse’s losses this year, Boeheim’s guards failed to contribute almost anything in the rebounding department. Against Pitt on Jan. 17, Jardine, Triche and Waiters combined for six rebounds — all by Waiters. Then came the dismal performance against Georgetown. The game Boeheim referred to after Syracuse’s 63-52 win over West Virginia on Monday.Against the Hoyas last Wednesday, Jardine was the only one of the three to register a rebound. He tallied the two, as Waiters and Triche failed to snag a single board.But the will to crash the boards changed Monday against West Virginia. Against a Mountaineer team led by rebound-magnet Kevin Jones and big men Deniz Kilicli and John Flowers. Overall, the Orange outrebounded WVU 35-28.After the game, SU forward Kris Joseph put his name in with the three guards as well. The 6-foot-7 junior said he should be hauling in more boards each game — he is averaging 4.8 on the season.He grabbed five Monday after following the three guards’ lead. A contrived plan to attack the boards with more ferocity.‘I’m 6-foot-7, I should definitely be one of the top rebounders on the team,’ Joseph said. ‘It is just a matter of will. You have to want to do certain things on the defensive end, and even on the offensive end, and we definitely made a conscious effort tonight of making sure we did those things.’email@example.com@syr.edu read more
Asamoah Gyan is already becoming a fan favourite for his new side, NorthEast United.Gyan endeared himself to his new fans on Saturday, scoring the winner for his side with his first goal in the Indian League.With NorthEast’s game against Odisha seemingly heading for a 1-1 draw, Gyan stepped up in the 84th minute and headed home from a corner to give his side the win.He capped it off with a typically enthusiastic celebration.And after the game, Gyan was named Hero of the Match, the team’s variation of Man of the Match.He was handed a cheque of ₹50,000, the equivalent of GH¢3,875.The goal was Gyan’s first competitive goal for his side in only his second game and sets the stage for yet potentially sterling campaign for the former Black Stars captain.
Kevin-Prince Boateng will join the rest of the Ghana team in training in Holland after meeting up with the squad.The Black Stars start training tonight with Kwesi Appiah holding his first session at 6:00pm local time.The Schalke player, who was absent during the Black Stars’ first phase of preparations for the World Cup in Accra arrived at their Arnhem base Sunday morning.Boateng was excused by the technical team for the three-day training camp in Accra, which ended on Friday.Black Stars coach Appiah has 23 players to train with as he expects Michael Essien, Adam Kwarasey and Sulley Muntari to join the team this week.