Family First label ’10 ways to keep well if using meth’ handbook ‘inappropriate’ for school kids, calls for Govt funding review of Drug Foundation

first_img“It is one resource which aims to provide context for students around an issue which negatively impacts far too many young people in New Zealand,” Massey High School said in the statement. “We should never shy away from that,” said Mr Bell.In a statement provided to 1 NEWS, Massey High School said the material shared by a concerned parent to Facebook “has been taken out of context”, and “the school does not condone illegal drug use, drugs on the school campus, nor does it teach its pupils how to use drug instruments”.The book in question is a resource provided to Year 13 students undertaking the Health 301 course. TVNZ One News 2 May 2018Family First New Zealand are calling for a Government review into the taxpayer funding of the NZ Drug Foundation, slamming advice provided through its Drug Help programme as “foolish” and “inappropriate at all levels for all ages”.The outrage comes after a concerned Massey High School parent shared two photos to Facebook taken from Drug Help’s MethHelp handbook provided to Year 13 Health students as a resource to help with research for an assignment.The MethHelp Handbook, which can also be found on the New Zealand Drug Foundation’s Drug Help website, a programme funded by the Ministry of Health, features two pages showing “10 ways to keep well if using meth”.“The material which has rightly upset parents from the drughelp.org.nz site is also on the Drug Foundation’s website. The Drug Foundation benefits from thousands of dollars from the taxpayer each year. Yet in the last few years, problems with meth use have massively increased. When children see ‘advice on how to use a drug’, there is an implied approval of the activity,” says Family First NZ national director Bob McCoskrie. As part of this course students are asked to “analyse a New Zealand Health Issue“, in this case it was methamphetamine use by 15-24-year-olds. The Drug Foundation were happy for Massey High School to use the resource as it was building awareness and “recognising meth is an issue in the community”.center_img But Family First’s Mr McCoskrie says, “Children who have experienced this programme will be wondering why they are being taught to take drugs”. Earlier today NZ Drug Foundation’s Executive Director Ross Bell told 1 NEWS the Drug Help resources are not specifically designed as student resources, but anyone can use the booklets which are aimed at people wanting to quit, or lesson their use of the drug. “As the country faces the horrors of a meth epidemic, the messages of the Drug Foundation should be rejected. As the police acknowledge, illicit drugs cause significant harm, not only for the person using it, but for their families, friends and communities, and it is also a driver of other crimes, including violent crime and dishonesty crime.”https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/family-first-label-10-ways-keep-well-if-using-meth-handbook-inappropriate-school-kids-calls-govt-funding-review-drug-foundationlast_img read more

William Hill calls for media review as betting faces up to new advertising demands

first_img StumbleUpon Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Share Related Articles FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill Plc is set to review its UK media planning and buying advertising account, as the betting industry faces-up to a new marketing landscape forthcoming in 2019.UK marketing news source CampaignLive has revealed that William Hill governance will call for an evaluation of the firm’s media planning and buying strategy, currently managed by long-term incumbent Vizeum UK.Vizeum UK, who have served as William Hill’s lead media planning and buying agency since 2011, is reported to have committed to re-pitching for the multi £ account.The FTSE bookmaker will review its UK ad-spend and media planning strategy ahead of betting’s commitment to enforcing the provisions of the ‘Code for Socially Responsible Advertising’, announced last December by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG).From July 2019, the UK betting industry has voluntarily agreed to implement ‘whistle-to-whistle’ ban on all TV betting adverts during pre-watershed (9 pm) live sports programming – with the exception of horse and greyhound racing.Further restrictions see digital broadcaster SKY UK confirm that from the beginning of the 2019/2020 English football season, only one betting/gambling related advert will be allowed to be screened per ad-break, with the new ad-policy implemented across its sports and entertainment networks.In late 2018, William Hill moved to restructure its senior marketing leadership, confirming the appointment of former BAT Tobacco and Premier Foods executive Charlotte Emery to the strategically created role of Group Global Brand & Marketing Director.William Hill becomes the first UK listed bookmaker to call for a media strategy review in 2019, with competitors likely to follow as betting leadership adjusts to new advertising realities in 2019.last_img read more

England win Girls’ Home Internationals

first_img4 Aug 2012 England win Girls’ Home Internationals England won the Girls’ Home International championship at Radyr, Wales, in a nail-biting, touch and go finish. The team came from behind to beat the hosts, Wales, 5-4 on the final day and secure the Stroyan Cup for the fifth year in a row. England finished with 2½ pt, Ireland 2pt (runners-up for the second year in a row), Wales 1pt and Scotland half a point. It fell to the last three players on the course to win their matches for England  – and they did it. Captain Chris Pascall said: “It was touch and go and it all came down to the last three matches. “It was tough – and it was a tough week. The standard gets better all the time and the girls have played extremely well.” England held a slender lead in the championship at the start of the final day, having previously beaten Scotland and halved with Ireland. The team knew that a win against Wales would secure the trophy. But Wales, too, had all to play for and came out, all guns blazing, to win the morning foursomes.  Only Elizabeth Mallett and Meghan MacLaren were able to secure their point for England, winning one up. As the singles got under Georgia Hall continued her excellent form to win her match 5/3 and level the scoreboard. Georgia, who is sixth in the women’s world amateur rankings, won five out of six points this week. But, when Elizabeth Mallett and Brogan Townend lost their matches, Wales needed just one more point for victory. England, however, held all the aces. They led in the three games still to finish – and duly won them all. Amber Ratcliffe beat Jessica Evans 4/3 after being three up at the turn, Gabriella Cowley beat Megan Lockett 3/1 after being all square at the turn, and Meghan MacLaren delivered the title-winning fifth point for England by beating Nia Greville 2/1, again after it was all square at the turn. England v Wales Foursomes Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) & Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) beat Georgia Lewis & Nia Greville  5&4 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) & Shelby Smart (Knowle) lost to Megan Lockett & Jess Evans 1 down Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) & Gabriella Cowley (West Essex) lost to Chloe Williams & Ella Griffiths 3&2 Singles Hall beat Lewis 5&3 Mallett lost to Williams 2&1 Brogan Townend (Pleasington) lost to Griffiths 1 4&3 Cowley beat Megan Lockett 3&1 MacLaren beat Greville 2 &1 Ratcliffe beat Evans 4&3 In the day’s other match Ireland beat Scotland 5-4.   England’s girls beat Scotland 08 August 2012  Defending champions England beat Scotland 5½-3½ to take a slender lead after the second day of the Girls’ Home Internationals at Radyr. Tomorrow they play the hosts, Wales, knowing that a win will guarantee a successful defence of their title. England have 1½ points from two matches, Wales and Ireland have a point apiece, while Scotland has a half point. Today’s victory was hard fought. After England won all three morning foursomes the Scots came out with great determination in the singles. England captain Chris Pascall said: “They knew they had to win five matches and they just came at us. It’s been hard work and there was a lot of good golf from both sides.” But, despite the Scots attack, England managed to take 2½ points from the singles. Georgia Hall and Gabriella Cowley both won their singles games, while Shelby Smart managed a half, despite her opponent holing 15-footers on the 15th, 16th and 17th holes. Earlier, in the foursomes, Shelby had fired accurate shots into the three short holes on the back nine, each time finishing within 10ft – and her partner Amber Ratcliffe rolled in the putts each time. “They won all three par threes with twos,” said Chris. Meanwhile Georgia and Gabriella, who were paired in the morning, withstood a birdie blitz which pegged them back from five up after 10 to just one up after 14. They stopped the slide by halving the 15th and then managed their own winning birdie on 16 to move to two up, before closing out the match on the 17th. Elizabeth Mallett and Brogan Townend completed England’s clean sweep in the foursomes. They were never behind in their match, were three-up after eight holes and although the Scots won the ninth they were never able to improve on that position. England results v Scotland Foursomes Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) & Gabriella Cowley (West Essex)  beat Rachel Walker & Lauren Whyte 2&1 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) & Shelby Smart (Knowle) beat Ailsa Summers & Clara Young 4&2 Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) & Brogan Townend (Pleasington) beat Lesley Atkins & Jessica Meek 2&1 Singles Hall beat Whyte 5&4 Mallett lost to Summers 4&2 Cowley beat Atkins 4&2 Olivia Winning (Rotherham) lost to Meek 4&3 Smart halved with Young Amber Ratcliffe lost to Walker 1 down In the day’s other match Ireland and Wales halved.   England’s girls halve with Ireland 07 August 2012 England halved with Ireland on the first day of the Girls’ Home Internationals at Radyr, Wales – thanks to the strong nerve of Meghan MacLaren. She was in the last singles match on the course and the day’s result depended upon the outcome.  Meghan, 18, had to win her game to secure the half for the team – and she duly delivered with a 2/1 victory. She’d never been behind during the match and had led for most of the way, getting to 2up with three to play. Her opponent won the 16th to reduce the deficit to one, but Meghan found the perfect answer when she won the 17th and closed out the match. Earlier England had won two of the three morning foursomes to take the advantage at the halfway stages. Georgia Hall, who is sixth in the women’s world amateur rankings, kept the momentum going when she won her singles point and Elizabeth Mallett added another half point to the tally. But then the Irish surged, winning the next three games to draw level. England are the defending champions in the tournament and are aiming to win the Stroyan Cup for the fifth successive year. In the day’s other match Wales and Scotland also halved. Now, England play Scotland while Wales take on Ireland. England results v Ireland Foursomes Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) & Gabriella Cowley (West Essex) beat Jean O’Driscoll & Jessica Ross 2&1 Elizabeth Mallet (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) & Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) beat Jessica Carty & Chloe Ryan 5&4 Olivia Winning (Rotherham) & Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) lost to Olivia Mehaffey & Ariana Coyle Diez 3&1 Singles Hall beat O’Driscoll 3/2 Mallett halved with Carty Brogan Townend (Pleasington) lost to Ross 2 down Shelby Smart (Knowle) lost to Coyle Diez 2/1 Cowley lost to Mehaffey 4/3 MacLaren beat Ryan 2/1   England girls bid for fifth title in a row 06 August 2012 England will bid for their fifth successive victory when the Girls’ Home Internationals get underway tomorrow at Radyr Golf Club, near Cardiff. However, it would not be a record sequence because England was the top side in the tournament for six years in succession from 2000 to 2005. Scotland broke the stranglehold to win the title in 2006 and 2007.   Wales has not won the Stroyan Cup since 1999 and Ireland has never won the tournament.   England, captained again by Chris Pascall, have four new caps in their eight-strong line-up. They are Gabriella Cowley (West Essex), third in the recent R&A Junior Open at Fairhaven, Junior Vagliano Trophy player Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer), Shelby Smart (Knowle) and Olivia Winning (Rotherham). The second Junior Vagliano Trophy player in the England line-up is Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) who has climbed into the top 10 of the women’s world amateur rankings on the back of an excellent series of tournament performances. She was runner-up in the English women’s amateur in May and reached the semi-finals of the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship at Carnoustie in June. The team is completed by three other established girl internationals: Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough), Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’) and Brogan Townend (Pleasington).   Ireland finished runners-up in the Girls Home Internationals at Gullane last year when they beat Scotland and Wales but lost to England in the title decider. Ireland, captained by Niamh Kitching, has three new girl caps in its team – Mary Doyle (The Heath), Jessica Ross (Donaghadee) and Niamh Ward (Lurgan). Chloe Ryan (Castleroy) played for Ireland in last year’s Women’s Home Internationals as well as the Under-18s’ event. Scotland, captained by Elaine Cuthill, has three new caps in its line-up – Nicola Callander (Mill Green), 16-year-old winner of the recent Scottish Under-21 stroke play championship, Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies’) and Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) who reached the semi-finals of the Scottish Ladies’ Amateur Championship in May. Clara Young (North Berwick) is another Junior Vaglian Trophy player.   Wales, captained by Kay Bradbury, has three new caps:  Ella Griffiths (The Grove), Megan Lockett (Huddersfield) and Lottie Turner (Aberdovey). Lottie is the daughter of the late Sue Turner, one of the most successful team captains in Welsh golf history who died last year before she could share in this year’s Curtis Cup triumph at Nairn. Sue had been named as GB and I team manager. The fourth Junior Vagliano Trophy team player in the tournament is Chloe Williams (Wrexham).   THE PROGRAMME   Tuesday, August 7 Wales v Scotland, Ireland v England.   Wednesday, August 8 England v Scotland, Ireland v Wales   Thursday, August 9 Scotland v Ireland, Wales v England.   THE TEAMS   ENGLAND                Chris Pascall, Captain              Gabriella Cowley, West Essex Georgia Hall, Remedy Oak Meghan MacLaren, Wellingborough Elizabeth Mallett, Sutton Coldfield Ladies’ Amber Ratcliffe, Royal Cromer Shelby Smart, Knowle Brogan Townend, Pleasington Olivia Winning, Rotherham                  IRELAND                Niamh Kitching, Captain                  Jessica Carty, Holywood Ariana Coyle Diez, Elm Park Mary Doyle, The Heath Olivia Mehaffey, Royal County Down Ladies’ Jean O’Driscoll, Muskerry Jessica Ross, Donaghadee Chloe Ryan, Castletroy Niamh Ward, Lurgan                  SCOTLAND                Elaine Cuthill, Captain                  Lesley Atkins, Gullane Ladies’ Nicola Callander, Mill Green Jessica Meek, Carnoustie Ladies’ Ailsa Summers, Carnoustie Ladies’ Rachel Walker, Dumfries and County Eilidh Watson, Muckhart Lauren Whyte, St Regulus Clara Young, North Berwick                  WALES                Kay Bradbury, Captain                  Jess Evans, Newport Nia Greville, Ashburnham Ella Griffiths, The Grove Georgia Lewis, Llanishen Megan Lockett, Huddersfield Lottie Turner, Aberdovey Bethan Williams, Holyhead Chloe Williams, Wrexham Image: Back row from left – Meghan Maclaren, Amber Ratcliffe, Georgia Hall, Gabriella Cowley, Brogan Townend, Olivia Winning. 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Youth Chorus Covers Broadway Musicals

first_imgSince its founding in 1995, OYC has been under the direction of Cynthia Dinsmore, a well-known music educator. Annually about 130 girls and boys (with unchanged voices) participate. Singers are from public and private schools, as well as home-schooled. In addition to local performances, OYC choirs have performed in England, Hawaii, San Francisco and New York City. Over 900 singers have participated in the program over the last 17 years. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Tickets may be purchased in advance by emailing jenifermorgan@comcast.net or by calling 360.790.6226. Tickets are also available at the door one hour prior to the concert. Another Op’nin, Another Show is made possible through generous community gifts, including those of the Chehalis Tribe/Lucky Eagle Casino, the concert’s presenting sponsor. Other sponsors include: Sunset Air, Inc., Andrew Kapust, DDS, Olympia Federal Savings, GHB Insurance, American Pump, Puget Sound Energy, Kim & Cynthia Dinsmore, Chuck & Mary Papiez, Greene Realty Group, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc., Berschauer Phillips, Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry, Merrill Lynch, Clarus Eye Centre, Town and Country Roofing. Four youth choirs will delight attendees at the Another Op’nin, Another Show concert on Sunday, May 20. Singers will showcase familiar Broadway musicals from Kiss Me Kate to Spiderman, Westside Story to Spring Awakening. Facebook3Tweet0Pin0center_img Presented by Olympia Youth Chorus (OYC), this show of familiar hits will feature singers from 5-18 years old. It will be held at Olympia High School’s Performing Arts Center starting at 4 p.m. OYC is a well-established, nonprofit choral education program serving young singers in the greater South Sound community, including Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm, Rochester, Shelton and Hoquiam. For further information about the concert, or the Olympia Youth Chorus program and auditions, visit www.OlympiaYouthChorus.org.last_img read more