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first_imgRadio NZ News 10 June 2014Child, Youth and Family’s (CYF) fostering system is failing the children it is meant to be protecting, a foster mother has told Nine to Noon.Karen Scott said she and her husband took in a 5-year-old boy who had been removed from his father’s care, and told Nine to Noon why after two years she felt she had no choice but to ask CYF to take him back.She and her husband have a blended family of 6 children.After going through the required background checks and a three day training course, the family were finally asked to care for a 5-year-old boy – who Ms Scott has called James (not his real name).James seemed to thrive in the family environment, and could be charming and affectionate, she said.But Ms Scott said he also exhibited some worrying behaviours, such as cutting up his siblings toys, and hurting animals on the family’s lifestyle block.Karen Scott said she tried many times to get counselling for James through Child, Youth and Family as she felt there were deep-seated issues that needed to be dealt with, but this never happened.http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/246789/cyf-failing-children-foster-motherAre Foster Parents given enough Support?One News 9 June 2014http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/foster-parents-given-enough-support-video-5996506Foster parenting – is it a bigger issue?One News 10 June 2014http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/foster-parenting-bigger-issue-video-5997848last_img read more

first_img Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s Daughter2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?”Chronicles Of Narnia” Fans Were Bemused To See How She Looks NowCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Mysterious Astrological Discoveries That Left Scientists BaffledWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Former Real Madrid president, Ramon Calderon, has described Lionel Messi as a priceless player but said nobody will be ready to pay €700million to secure his services. Messi has asked to leave Barca – his only senior club – after a difficult season at Camp Nou in which they failed to win a trophy amid tension between the board and the talismanic forward. The 33-year-old has a clause in his contract that allows him to terminate his deal and leave the club for free at the end of each season. It is claimed Messi intends to activate this clause, yet Barca reportedly believe the option has already expired for this year, despite the 2019-20 season having been prolonged by the coronavirus pandemic. Rival clubs would otherwise have to pay €700 million (£627m/$828m) to release Messi from his contract, a fee that would appear beyond any suitor between the demands of Financial Fair Play and the impact of the global crisis. But Calderon, the former Real Madrid president, is confident Josep Maria Bartomeu will accept a compromise. “I am pretty sure they will reach a friendly agreement,” Calderon told Stats Perform News . “They have had 20 years together. “Messi has given his best for Barcelona, and Barcelona have given their all to Messi. They have won many titles together. He has won six Ballons d’Or. “I am convinced they will not go for a legal fight and they will solve it in a friendly way. It would be what I would try, and I am sure Bartomeu [as Barcelona president] will do the same. “I know him. He is a calm man, and he will look for the best solution for both. There is no need to go for any legal fight or any controversy.” Messi’s significant wage packet represents another stumbling block, but Calderon believes the forward offers value for money – even if a cut-price deal with Barca might be required. Juventus paid just €100m (£90m/$117m) to Madrid for Messi’s great rival Cristiano Ronaldo two years ago, a fee Calderon considers a relative bargain. “Obviously, I would be enthusiastic if I was the president of any club who can sign [Messi],” Calderon said. “It is true he is 33, but I am sure he has still three or four years at his best level ahead of him. “Having said that, how can you pay for him? Real Madrid gave a gift selling Cristiano Ronaldo for €100m because he is showing he is still really valuable and will be for another couple of years. read also:Man City table three-year contract for Lionel Messi “I don’t know – [the fee] is something that has to be fixed. I am sure nobody will pay €700m, but that will not be the point. “I am also sure Messi will try to get any fee for Barcelona. How many million? I honestly don’t know. “The club who sign him will be lucky but also will have a huge salary to be paid. He really deserves it, though. The value he adds to a team is priceless.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

first_imgStatewide— Ivy Tech Community College is delaying the continuation of current courses and the start of new 8-week courses until March 23 at which time the College will move to delivering all courses virtually. The College plans to deliver courses virtually through April 5 initially. The College will monitor and adjust this timeline as more is learned about COVID-19 nationwide and in the state.Ivy Tech locations will remain open to provide student and business office assistance including the ability for students to meet with advisors, admissions and financial aid, use computers, and access to faculty as needed. Accommodations will be made for labs, clinicals and some technology courses to meet in groups of 10 or less as needed if social distancing can be assured. Information regarding such meetings will be provided to students from their faculty. Faculty and staff will continue to be on location to provide assistance. Ivy Tech students are currently on spring break.“While our students have been on spring break we have continuously monitored the coronavirus pandemic and have weighed all options. Our focus is always on the safety and academic success of our students. At this time, given the escalating cases in Indiana and across the country, we believe that offering our courses virtually is now the most viable alternative. Ivy Tech currently offers nearly half of our courses online. However, with more than 1,600 faculty across our 18 campuses, we will use next week to provide faculty the training, tools, and support to deliver quality instruction to our students so that they can successfully move forward with their educational and career goals,” Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann said.Ivy Tech offers 16-week courses that started in January and were at the midway point in the semester when spring break started on March 9. The restart of those courses will be delayed one week with this change. The College also offers a large number of 8-week courses, which had either ended by March 9 or are scheduled to begin on March 16. The start date of those second 8-week courses will be delayed with all courses starting again on March 23. In all cases under the current plan the semester will extend an additional week and conclude May 17. The College has not announced any changes regarding commencement ceremonies at this time.Ivy Tech will continue to post updates at www.ivytech.edu/COVID-19last_img read more

first_img Press Association He was released by Belfast side Linfield as a youngster and spent two years apiece with local Coleraine and Crusaders before he finally got his chance across the water. He was 24 at the time – relatively old to make the move from the local leagues – and the club who came calling were Lincoln City. But he proved himself again, moving to Leicester then Ipswich before finally graduating to the big time with Roy Hodgson’s West Brom. On Tuesday, if not sidelined by a knock sustained in the 2-0 win over the Faroe Islands, he will win reach his international half-century. It is a well-earned accolade but one he will struggle to enjoy if Northern Ireland stumble after opening their Euro 2016 campaign with successive wins. “To reach 50 caps is a great achievement and one I probably couldn’t have dreamt about. When I made my debut at 25 against Germany I hoped I would be able to have a long international career but it has been everything I hoped and more,” he said. “For my family it will be a very proud moment too because I have to rely on them to pick me up when things aren’t good and they have always been there for me. “But as special as it is to reach this sort of milestone, if we don’t get a good result, I don’t think it will be possible to look back on it with any real delight. Gareth McAuley never dreamed he would win 50 caps for Northern Ireland but the inspirational defender insists a positive result in Greece would trump any personal milestone. “I will always be proud of reaching 50 caps, but I have been proud of every appearance because there really is no greater honour than playing for your country.” McAuley scored the opener against the Faroes on Saturday, his fifth international goal, but he has seen his fair share of disappointing nights too. His previous struggles, both establishing himself in English football then earning a regular shot in his cherished green shirt, makes Northern Ireland’s recent victories all the sweeter. “There have been times during my international career when I wondered if it was ever going to go anywhere,” he admitted. “I wasn’t getting games, even when I thought I maybe deserved a chance, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say I thought about taking time out. “But thankfully I took some good advice from good people and stuck at it. As things have turned out, I could not be happier to have got my head down and worked harder than ever to be given the chance. “Hard work, dedication and a bit of luck along the way has helped get to where I am now. “There is no doubt in my mind international football has helped get me to the Premier League and that is something else I will always be thankful for.” McAuley is determined to play in Athens but initially thought he had suffered a serious injury when colliding with the frame of the goal three minutes into the Faroes clash. “I can honestly say the goal posts aren’t very forgiving – I thought I’d snapped my leg because I couldn’t feel it afterwards, but thankfully it was an impact injury and I was able to continue and score,” he said. McAuley is, in many ways, the heart and soul of the national squad – an inspirational figure at the back, a towering presence from set-pieces and a link to the amateur world of the Irish League. The 34-year-old may now ply his trade in the rarefied air of the Barclays Premier League but it was a long road to the top. last_img read more

first_img “The frustration is how we produced what we produced last week and what we produced today. “The reason we’re in the bottom three is pretty evident today. “We’ve had five or six really glorious opportunities and at this level you’ve got to take them.” Victory for Tottenham means they take another step closer towards qualifying for the Europa League next season. A win at Everton next weekend will see Mauricio Pochettino’s side finish at least sixth in the table, and they could climb to fifth if Liverpool slip up at Stoke. “We deserved the victory and the most important thing for us is to stay in the same position in the table, to finish fifth or sixth,” Pochettino said. “I was very disappointed with the first half because we can play better and our energy wasn’t good. “In the second half though we changed and we scored two good goals.” In a message to the fans before kick-off, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy pledged his support to Pochettino, insisting the Argentinian needed a season “to assess his squad and instil his training and playing philosophy.” Tottenham’s challenge for the top four has fizzled away in recent weeks but Pochettino insists his players will come back stronger. “Always when you start with a new club and a new philosophy and a new group, it is not easy in the first season,” Pochettino added. “We need to be more consistent next season, we need to work hard and try to create a strong group.” Second-half goals from Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose mean the Tigers are two points adrift of safety and must win at home to Bruce’s old club Manchester United next weekend. Even victory against Louis van Gaal’s side may not be enough, however, with Newcastle and Sunderland currently two and three points ahead respectively. Sunderland, who also have a game in hand at Arsenal on Wednesday, visit Chelsea on the last day while Newcastle host West Ham. “It’s not lost,” Bruce said. “We’ve got to beat Man United and I haven’t done that in 17 years. I’ve got to turn the tables. “Maybe there’s a twist in it, maybe Man United owe me something after wrecking my knee and my hip and my ankle. We have to try to be positive.” The defeat to Tottenham capped a miserable seven days for Hull, who lost at home to Burnley last weekend before being hit with the news Jake Livermore had tested positive for cocaine. Livermore, who has been suspended by the Football Association and his club, missed the match at White Hart Lane and could face a ban of up to two years. “The week has been arguably the worst week I’ve had in terms of the result last week and then of course the shocking news of what fell on our laps on Wednesday,” Bruce said. “The team and their response today has been magnificent and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. “I couldn’t have asked for them to play any better after the woeful performance last week. Hull manager Steve Bruce insisted all was not lost despite a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham leaving his side on the brink of relegation from the Barclays Premier League. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Indian wrestler Vijay bagged the bronze medal in the 55kg greco-roman category after defeating Cihat Ahmet Liman of Turkey 16-8 in the Junior World Championships in Trnava, Slovakia, on Tuesday.It was a victory by fall. He beat Kim Doohoon of Korea 3-1 in the quarterfinal but lost to Armenia’s Tigran Minasyan 10-0 in the semifinal.Also Read | Sunny Leone wax statue unveiled at Delhi’s Madame TussaudsIn the 60kg greco-roman style, another Indian wrestler, whose name is also Vijay, reached the final with a win over Ali Reza Ayat Ollah Nejati of Iran.He will take on Turkey’s Kerem Kamal in the gold medal match.Asian champion Sajan Bhanwal also advanced into the finals of 77kg greco-roman with a 4-1 win over Dmytro Gardubei of Ukraine. last_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Nottingham: Pakistan seamer Hasan Ali says he is not worried about the prospect of flat pitches that are likely to favour batsmen during the World Cup in England and Wales. The 24-year-old was Pakistan’s star performer in the Champions Trophy win in England two years ago, taking 13 wickets to finish as player of the tournament. But his recent form has been a worry for Pakistan, coinciding with 10 straight ODI losses leading into their opening World Cup match against the West Indies in Nottingham on Friday.Hasan said he knows how to bowl on flat pitches.“The way modern cricket is going, every bowler needs to know that taking wickets is the key,” Hasan said.“You take wickets and you win matches.” Touted for taking wickets in the middle overs of one-day matches, Hasan rose to the top of the bowler’s charts in 2017, taking 45 wickets—the most in the calendar year.But he managed just three wickets in four matches against England in a 4-0 loss earlier in May.“I know that I have not taken many wickets since the South Africa tour, but I am doing the hard work with bowling coach (Azhar Mahmood) and once I get my rhythm I am sure wickets will come my way,” said Hasan.“We know that our bowling, which has been our strength, is not doing well but with the return of two experienced bowlers in Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir our bowling is now at full strength,” he added.Amir missed the last four matches in the England ODI series due to chicken pox before he was included in the World Cup squad.Riaz was also left out of the Wold Cup preliminary squad but was included after poor form by paceman Junaid Khan. last_img read more

first_imgPenn looks to extend streak vs Dartmouth Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPenn (13-8, 5-3) vs. Dartmouth (9-14, 2-6)Edward Leede Arena, Hanover, New Hampshire; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Penn looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Dartmouth. Penn has won by an average of 11 points in its last five wins over the Big Green. Dartmouth’s last win in the series came on March 3, 2017, a 76-74 win. February 20, 2020center_img VETERAN PRESENCE: Both of these teams have leaned heavily on their seniors this year. Chris Knight, James Foye and Ian Sistare have collectively scored 47 percent of Dartmouth’s points this season and 53 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Penn, AJ Brodeur, Devon Goodman and Jordan Dingle have scored 58 percent of the team’s points this season, including 67 percent of all Quakers points over their last five.DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Quakers have allowed only 66.9 points per game across eight conference games, an improvement from the 75.5 per game they allowed against non-conference opponents.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Brodeur has been directly responsible for 48 percent of all Penn field goals over the last three games. The senior forward has 18 field goals and 17 assists in those games.WINNING WHEN: Penn is a perfect 5-0 when the team blocks at least five opposing shots. The Quakers are 8-8 this season when they block fewer than five shots.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Quakers have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Big Green. Dartmouth has 41 assists on 75 field goals (54.7 percent) over its past three games while Penn has assists on 40 of 73 field goals (54.8 percent) during its past three games. DID YOU KNOW: Penn is ranked second among Ivy League teams with an average of 74.2 points per game.___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

first_imgEmly overcame Gurtnahoe Glengoole 0-14 to 1-8 in junior A fooball while Loughmore Castleiney defeated Borrisokane in the minor B football championship 0-19 to 2-3. They will play Clonakenny in the final next weekend.Roscrea won the county junior A title beating Clonoulty rossmore 1-17 to 2-12 while in South Tipp St Mary’s Clonmel beat Carrick Swans  0-12 to 0-8 in the minor championshipIn football Drom-Inch beat JK Brackens 3-7 to 0-9 in the mid minor championship while Clonmel Commercials won the South Junior B final beating Cahir 1-11 to 0-8. In the mid junior B football Upperchurch Drombane defeated Moycarkey Borris 0-8 to 1-4 to qualify for the Mid final.last_img read more