Our children are being indoctrinated with the message “Gender refers to how you identify, someone can identify as male, female, in between, both, or neither.” The PPTA has told secondary schools that “Gender identity refers to what a person thinks of as their own gender, whether they think of themselves as a man or as a woman, irrespective of their biological sex”, and that schools must not only recognise these forms of diversity, but affirm them. The Human Rights Commission has published guidelines to recognise the rights of children as young as five to use the changing room, play in the sports team, and even share bunkrooms on school camps that match their ‘gender identity’. But a recently released report which analysed over 200 peer-reviewed studies in the biological, psychological, and social sciences, concluded:The belief that gender identity is an innate, fixed human property independent of biological sex—so that a person might be a ‘man trapped in a woman’s body’ or ‘a woman trapped in a man’s body’—is not supported by scientific evidence.Only a minority of children who express gender-atypical thoughts or behaviour will continue to do so into adolescence or adulthood. There is no evidence that all such children should be encouraged to become transgender, much less subjected to hormone treatments or surgery.It’s time that the Ministry of Education placed priority on scientific evidence and sound medical practice, rather than bowing to ideology and special interest groups pushing an agenda. In the school setting, girls have a right to privacy, especially in situations where they feel particularly vulnerable, like a toilet, changing room or showers. Gender identity ideology simply confuses and harms children and young people, and ignores biological reality.READ MORE: http://www.askmefirst.nz
The AquaTrojans remain undefeated on the season as the Bulldogs from Centerville traveled to St. Leon on Monday night. SDMS girls won 121-61 while the SDMS boys won 111-56. Individual winners include: Lilianah Alvearez – 200 Freestyle; Issac Quick – 200 Freestyle; Aubree Popen – 200 IM, 500 Freestyle; Kennedy Shuler – 200 IM; Henry Strotman – 50 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke; Bree Cleary – 1 meter diving; Elle Jankovsky – 100 Butterfly; Kyle Goodwin – 100 Butterfly; Adam Stephenson – 100 Freestyle; Riley Reany – 100 Backstroke; Madison Brown – 100 Breaststroke; Andrew Strotman – 100 Breaststroke. SDMS won 5/6 relays yesterday. Quick turnaround for the Trojans as they travel to Connersville on Tuesday night. Go AquaTrojans!!! Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.
The Broward County sheriff and the Chiefs of Police Association pushed for the change, which takes effect July First. Paramedics can pack in Florida now that a new law has passed.Deputies and police officers in Broward County are claiming victory in their fight to allow paramedics to arm themselves in situations like the Parkland mass shooting.Governor Ron DeSantis last week signed a bill that allows paramedics to be armed in high-risk situations. Thank you @GovRonDeSantis for signing this good legislation. I am proud to stand with our first reposnders as a cosponsor of this bill that provides SWAT Medics with the resources they need to save lives. #ThankYouFirstResponder https://t.co/TgG1Xa4o0V— Chip LaMarca (@ChipLaMarca) June 11, 2019
Also read | NBA: LeBron James is the 8th highest-paid sportsperson in the worldNBA news: Patrick Beverley’s reaction on being fined WATCH US LIVE Devika Pawar First Published: 24th October, 2019 16:00 IST WE RECOMMEND It’s ok. I won’t change❗️❗️❗️ https://t.co/g3eGnrmj12 pic.twitter.com/3HI4D9zkoT— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) October 24, 2019 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: Live streaming details and broadcast schedule in India 10 months ago NBA: Kawhi Leonard leads Clippers to a 112-102 win over Lakers Sorry #clippernation I tried to give y’all the game ball. Guess I can’t do that. https://t.co/ljrNDm4s7D— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) October 24, 2019 COMMENT Clippers guard Patrick Beverley tossed the ball into the stands last night to celebrate a win over the Lakers. The league just fined him $25,000 for it.— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) October 23, 2019 Also read | Watch NBA chief Adam Silver present replica ring to a Raptors fanAlso read | NBA news: Watch PJ Washington break NBA record by scoring 7 3s Written By Last Updated: 24th October, 2019 16:00 IST NBA: Clippers’ Patrick Beverley Fined For Throwing Ball Into Stands LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley was recently charged a reported $25,000 fine by NBA for throwing the game ball into the spectators stand. Details here. 10 months ago NBA news: Watch PJ Washington break NBA record by scoring 7 3s LIVE TV Also read | 76ers top Celtics 107-93 in 1st battle of East favouritesPatrick Beverley shared a message he received on Twitter, responding to it by saying that he won’t change. The message was by the wife of the man who caught the ball. The wife admitted to feeling awful about the fine that Beverley was charged and that her husband has always been a Clippers fan. They have been season ticket holders for 19 years and assured Beverley that even though he was fined, he made a fan really happy. They offered to help any way they can and wished the player best of luck. Clippers also tweeted about it, joking about the fact that Beverley got paid and can afford to do such things. Beverley replied by saying that he only wanted to give the fans the game ball, but cannot do that anymore. He later apologised in all caps, saying that he found the fans to be so great, he only wanted to give them the ball. LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley has been fined a reported $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday after he threw a ball to the spectators stand. Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, announced it on Wednesday, October 23. The event took place during the LA Clippers vs LA Lakers match on Wednesday at the Staples Center. LA Clippers beat LA Lakers 112-102. FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Fans were so great tried to give them the GAME BALL!! SORRY #ClipperNation https://t.co/lnWynDecsz— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) October 24, 2019 10 months ago NBA: LeBron James is the 8th highest-paid sportsperson in the world 10 months ago Dream11 BOS vs PHI: Team news, predictions and other NBA updates
Lightweight boxer, Kabiru ‘KB Godson’ Towolawi, has declared that his return to ring action at GOtv Boxing Night Mini will be an explosive one.Towolawi’s last fight ended in a sixth-round knockout he suffered in the hands of Adewale ‘Masevex’ Masebinu in a national light heavyweight title bout at GOtv Boxing Night 16.Speaking in an interview in Lagos on Thursday, Towolawi said he is desirous of making amends at the event, which holds on 16 November at the Rowe Park Sports Complex, Lagos. “The defeat by Masevex was a bitter pill to swallow, but I’m happy for the opportunity to return and I promise my fans a fantastic return by crushing my opponent,” Towolawi said.He lauded the sponsors of GOtv Boxing Night Mini, describing it as an initiative that will help Nigerian boxers rack up more fights and improve their fight records in order to be recognised by international boxing bodies to compete for regional and global titles.Boxers scheduled to fight at GOtv Boxing Night Mini include Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion; Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, West African Boxing Union (WABU) welterweight champion; Waheed “Skoro” Usman, former African Boxing Union (ABU) featherweight champion; Opeyemi Adeyemi and Sikiru Shogbesan Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Submit Share StumbleUpon Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Sportradar and the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) have announced the renewal and extension of the pair’s exclusive integrity partnership for three further years with the newly-created Liga Reveleção, now part of the agreement.As part of the existing partnership with the FPF, Sportradar Integrity Services already monitored the third-tier Campeonato de Portugal football division, the first and second rounds of the Taça de Portugal and the Liga Sportzone Futsal division. All three were monitored in order to protect the competitions from betting related match-fixing. The extension of the partnership now means the Liga Reveleção, a brand-new under-23 football division for the country’s brightest up-and-coming talent, will also now benefit from Sportradar’s renowned integrity services.Andreas Krannich, Executive Director of Sportradar’s Integrity Services, commented on the partnership expansion: “Our relationship with the FPF in the last three years has demonstrated its continued commitment to the integrity of Portuguese football. We are happy to extend this partnership, which now includes the monitoring of games for the new under-23 competition, the Liga Reveleção.”The FPF is the governing body of football in Portugal and has worked with Sportradar Integrity Services since 2017.The FPF organises the Campeonato Nacional de Seniores, the Taça de Portugal, the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, youth levels, women’s football, beach soccer, futsal, and also the men’s and the women’s national football teams. Related Articles
By Jay Cook |RED BANK – It’s been 26 years since the borough commissioned a survey of the parking situation in town.Plenty has changed in town since then but the stubborn shortage of downtown parking spaces still persists.On May 30, the Borough Council announced it was revisiting the issue, commissioning a fresh study and hiring Walker Consultants of New York City to conduct it. The 18-week study of the borough’s commercial district parking inventory will cost $52,350. Jim Scavone, Red Bank RiverCenter’s executive director, said its board of trustees agreed to pay $25,000, and the borough will pay the remainder.Red Bank wants a plan on how to reduce the parking problem, if not to solve it, said Democratic Councilman Erik Yngstrom, who chairs the borough’s parking committee. “Solving it is going to be very difficult but we want a plan to move forward and implement,” he said.“We recognize that solving the parking problem in Red Bank ultimately is most beneficial to the downtown business district,” Scavone said. “Therefore, we very much recognize our responsibility in taking the steps we need to take.”The four-to-five-month study will primarily cover Red Bank’s Special Improvement District (SID), which RiverCenter operates through a tax on business owners. It will stretch from Red Bank’s NJ Transit train station to Riverview Medical Center, located along East Front Street. It will also incorporate roadways that feed motorists into the downtown – Wallace Street, Mechanic Street, Washington Street, Waverly Place – and other areas surrounding the Molly Pitcher Inn and the Galleria commercial building.And the man they hired is no stranger to Red Bank.Brian J. Bartholomew, a senior parking consultant for Walker Consultants, said he lives in East Brunswick and has frequented Red Bank’s downtown for years. He even met with former borough administrator Stanley Sickels in 1998 to discuss parking.“I’ve experienced some of the same pressures that everyone in the general public feels when they try to park in Red Bank,” Bartholomew told The Two River Times.Bartholomew said over the next few weeks residents will see his staff graphing Red Bank’s existing public and private parking lots with geographic information system (GIS) devices. When the maps are finalized, they’ll conduct “occupancy surveys” at different times of the day and week to see where the deficient areas, or “hot zones,” are located, he said.He’ll then compile a report for the borough as well as a list of recommendations and solutions it can implement. Looking at private-public parking lot partnerships, parking policy, valet parking, angled parking and bicycle accommodations are all on the table.Though the same can’t be said for a brand-new parking garage.“There’s not one single answer but we are looking to take advantage of what assets we have right now before we look at developing a new parking inventory, whether it be a surface lot or a structured facility,” Bartholomew said.Not everyone on the borough council supports the parking study. Republican Councilman Mark Taylor cast the single “nay” vote Wednesday evening. He told The Two River Times afterward the study doesn’t take in the whole picture.“To spend taxpayer money on a ‘comprehensive study’ only on the downtown is not addressing the rest of the town,” said Taylor. “What about the rest of Red Bank? What about the West Side? We make all these improvements on Shrewsbury Avenue, Bridge Avenue, the transit village area, but that’s not being addressed.”Red Bank’s parking discussion was revived last year when the borough council began accepting proposals for a parking garage at the municipal-owned White Street lot. The issue quickly turned partisan – Republicans were pro-garage while the Democrats feared a multi-level garage would be “Jersey City-style” development, according to a statement at the time.Mayor Pasquale Menna, a Democrat, has long said he would support a parking facility project as long as “it made sense,” stressing it should be done through a public-private development, as opposed to having borough taxpayers shoulder the financial burden. The business community, including RiverCenter, has traditionally voiced its preference for a municipal built and operated garage in the downtown, as long as it had at least 500 new spaces to address the chronic downtown parking shortfall.Taylor believes the parking study is unnecessary because a parking deficiency “is obvious at its face.”“I think we should be building instead of waiting another year to get data,” he added. “Go open your eyes, go walk downtown.”But some, like RiverCenter, say any data is good data and will help plan for the future.“Ultimately, we believe that we have a serious shortage of inventory,” said Scavone. “We are very anxious to see the results and specifically about the inventory.”This article was first published in the June 7-June 14, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
LONDON (AP): Tottenham kept up their pursuit of Premier League leaders Leicester by rallying to a 2-1 victory over Swansea, thanks to two goals in eight minutes yesterday. Left back Danny Rose was the surprise match-winner for Spurs, scoring in the 77th minute after Swansea failed to clear a corner properly. Tottenham had 34 attempts on goal, prompting their manager Mauricio Pochettino to tell Spurs TV: “What more you need to do for (to) score? … This is the way that we want to play and you know sometimes football is not mathematical.” Nacer Chadli cancelled out Swansea’s opener by Alberto Paloschi in the 19th minute as the visitors paid for their defensive approach in the second half at White Hart Lane. Pochettino praised Spurs fans for lifting the team after Swansea went ahead. “This was very important for us,” Pochettino said. “‘Thank you’, our supporters. They were brilliant. And ‘thank you’, the players, because the performance and the effort was unbelievable after that Europa League game (Thursday) against Fiorentina.”
The Tagore Memorial Secondary School Board of Directors are eagerly awaiting the findings of a probe into allegations that a school teacher has been using and offering marijuana to students of the school.Tagore Memorial Secondary SchoolChairman of the Board, Charlie Amar is confident that the investigation, when completed, will reveal the truth.Senior management of the school, which is located at Number 63 Village, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), had denied the allegations when they first surfaced a few weeks ago. However, some teachers told this publication that the teacher has been smoking in the vicinity of the school and has offered the drug to some students.Several teachers are of the view that the investigation will not reveal the truth.According to one teacher, they will be victimised if they were to say what has been taking place at Tagore Memorial Secondary School.Another said that teachers who enjoy the privilege of having time off to attend University during instructional time could lose that privilege if they were to issue a statement against the teacher in question.Regional Education Officer Volika Jaikishoon said following a meeting with the Board on Monday, a decision was taken to have the investigation launched.Amar is of the view that the investigation would be conducted fairly.Meanwhile, complaints were made to the Headteacher of the school, but no action was taken until parents called in the Department of Education.
Nearly every week in recent times the media have carried major stories on the seizure of marijuana somewhere in Liberia. Yesterday’s back page lead story on Daily Observer’s was no exception. Our reporter Alvin Worzi told the nation in that story yesterday that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) had over the weekend discovered L$600,000 worth of marijuana in the ELWA Community. Even more alarming was DEA Director Anthony Souh’s declaration that supply of the contraband (illegal goods) in the country was widespread, to the extent that it was being grown on several farms around the country. There are indications that such farms are located, for starts, right here in Montserrado, but also in Bong, Lofa and Nimba counties. This suggests that this nation is in for a long, tough, intractable battle with marijuana suppliers, if our youth are to be protected from this most dangerous scourge. Many studies over the years have confirmed extremely harmful effects of marijuana on the brain, especially of young people. That is why the drug has been banned for decades in the United States and many other parts of the world.A study published last Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience through the collaborative effort between Northwestern University’s Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School showed a direct correlation between the number of times users smoked and abnormalities in the brain.Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, researchers found.”What we’re seeing is changes in people who are 18 to 25 in core brain regions that you never, ever want to fool around with,” said co-senior study author Dr. Hans Beiter, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University.In particular, the study identified changes to the nucleus accumbens and the nucleus amygdala, regions of the brain that are key to regulating emotion and motivation, in marijuana users who smoke between one and seven joints a week.The researchers found changes to the volume, shape and density of those brain regions. But more studies are needed to determine how those changes may have long-term consequences and whether they can be fixed with abstinence, Beiter said.At this low stage of Liberia’s development, when so many newer nations are far ahead of us in so many respects, and our educational system is confronted with so many rudimentary challenges, we cannot afford this further distraction that could destroy the thinking faculties and the normal function of our children’s brains.But this is a challenge not for the government alone; all educational, religious, civic and social organizations must get involved in the fight against this blight which, if not tackled immediately, could have a devastating effect on our youth and our national progress.The Ministries of Justice, Education, Health and Social Welfare, the National Drug Enforcement Agency, the Liberia National Students Union (LINSU), the National Students Christian Council (NSCC) and other related Non-Governmental Organizations need to join forces and develop a coherent and workable strategy to combat the spread of marijuana in our country.This is an urgent challenge. The sooner we can organize the forces to begin strategizing to arrest this scourge, the better for our nation’s future.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)