Horrified judge rescues children – from CYF

first_imgNZ Herald 15 Dec 2012A judge has slammed the reckless actions of Child, Youth and Family workers who allowed four children to stay with their violent, abusive parents for more than nine years. Social workers failed to respond to 20 warnings that the children were being abused and neglected by their father, a convicted child rapist, and their mother, who left them alone in a South Auckland car park. The case has alarmed Family Court judge Dale Clarkson so much that she has referred it to the Children’s Commissioner.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10854196Eccentric teacher subject of ‘witch hunt’Sunday Star Times 16 Dec 2012Police and Child, Youth and Family have spent months investigating an eccentric Greymouth science teacher, including raiding his classroom and interviewing his students, after claims he was “corrupting” children with inappropriate stories and had touched a female student.  The principal of John Paul II High says the investigation into teacher Andrew McCarthy was unprofessional, the complaint against him was vindictive and CYF went against its own protocols in what amounted to a “witch-hunt”. Principal Kieran Stone says McCarthy is a good teacher and he has no concerns about him continuing to teach at the integrated Catholic school of 190 pupils. CYF wrote to the school last week to say it had completed its investigation. “We are satisfied there are no concerns that we need to follow up after completion of our child-focused interviews,” wrote Moya Beach-Harrison, area manager. Police say they are yet to conclude their investigation and refused to comment. Stone said the inquiry had gone on over three terms, putting enormous stress on students and staff.  “At one stage I put the message across [to CYF], you need to either put up or shut up,” Stone said.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/8085909/Eccentric-teacher-subject-of-witch-huntlast_img read more

24 states, Canada represented in Super Nationals pre-entries

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Aug. 3) – Twenty-four states and our neighbors to the north are already represented in pre-entries for the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Super Nationals is Sept. 1-6 at Boone Speedway. The latest lists of drivers registered and confirmed to compete at the 32nd annual event, by division, now include: Modified Pre-Entries Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Jamie Anderson, Mason City; Jacob Anson, Albion, Neb.; Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark.; Bob Aspenleiter, North Platte, Neb.; Tre­vor Baker, Beatrice, Neb.; Shawn Bearce, Sioux City; Brandon Blochlinger, Concordia, Kan.; and Joren Boyce, Minot, N.D.;Brian Calhoon, Beloit, Kan.; Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; Eric Center, Mesa, Ariz.; Sam Cox, Flower Mound, Texas; Kent Croskey, Polk City; Eric Dailey, Armstrong; Russ Dickerson, Boone; Randy Dolberg, Mills, Wyo.; Jeff Dolphin, Britt; and J.P. Dowell, Killeen, Texas; Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; Tyler Droste, Waterloo; Brian Efkamp, Ankeny; Greg Elliott, Webster City; Shannon Farrar, Downsville, La.; Cole Ferguson, Dexter; Chris Fleming, Union Springs, N.Y.; Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo.; and Jerry Frydrych, Austin, Texas;Josh Gilman, Earlham; Mark Griffin, Canton, Pa.; Clay Hale, Cameron, Mo.; Garry Hall, Roches­ter, Minn.; Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls; Jared Hoefelman, Colum­bus, Neb.; Larry Hood, Bakersfield, Calif.; Wayne Johnson, Minot, N.D.; and Paul Jones Jr., Cas­per, Wyo.; Matthew Kiner, Aurora, Neb.; Ed Kirchoff, Gillette, Wyo.; Eddie Kirchoff, Gillette, Wyo.; Dustin Kraklio, Durant; Ronn Lauritzen Jesup; Cody Leonard, Sinton, Texas; Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, Minn.; Nicholas Link, Rolla, Kan.; and Trent Loverude, New Ulm, Minn.;Jim Lynch, Bloomfield; Tyler Madigan, Peosta; Mike McCarthy, Hutto, Texas; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; Matthew Meinecke, Madrid; Chad Melton, Springtown, Texas; Jeremy Mills, Garner; Levi Nielsen, Mason City; Andy Obertello, Hollister, Calif.; and Scott Olson, Blairsburg; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; Bill Pittaway, Corpus Christi, Texas; Ron Pope, Mason City; Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif.; David Pries, Medaryville, Ind.; Tyler Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Buck Reid, Sheridan, Ark.; Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.; Duane Rogers, Imperial, Calif.; and Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.;Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev.; Jason Schneiders, Sioux City; Jason Schoenberger, Russell, Kan.; Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; Todd Schute, Des Moines; Tom Silver, Glenwood, Minn.; Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.; Joe Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas; Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif.; and Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.;Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M.; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; Aa­ron Turnbull, Estevan, Sask.; Mike Wadel, Garden City, Kan.; A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich.; Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz.; Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill.; Ryan Watnem, Humboldt; Matthew West, Keller­ton; Kirk Westring, Columbus, Neb.; Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas; and Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo.Others ConfirmedChris Abelson, Sioux City; Coty Albers, Wellsburg; Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas; Randy Artz, Battle Mountain, Nev.; J.D. Auringer, Waterloo; Robert Avery, Des Moines; Melvin Bailey, Mayetta, Kan.; Hank Berry, Sidney, Mont.; David Brown, Kellogg; and Kyle Brown, Kellogg;Joel Bushore, Boone; Kaleb Carey, Osceola, Neb.; Alec Childs, Lovelock, Nev.; Jeremy Chris­tians, Horicon, Wis.; Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; Tony Cox, Boone; Kenny Cross, Salina, Kan.; Ja­son Cummins, New Richland, Minn.; Tim Czarneski, Denmark, Wis.; and Bill Davis Jr., Des Moines;Scott Davis, Madrid; Mike Densberger, Lincoln, Neb.; Travis Dickes, Columbus, Neb.; Darin Duffy, Urbana; Jake Durbin, Perry; Eric Elliott, Boone; Mark Elliott, Webster City; Chad Estes, Troy, Texas; Cody Gearhart, Turpin, Okla.; and David Goode, Copperas Cove, Texas;William Gould, Calera, Okla.; Cody Graham, Mesa, Ariz.; Wayne Graybeal, Springfield, Mo.; Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; Richie Gustin, Gilman; Randy Havlik, Madrid; Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb.; Tyler Heetland, Bancroft; Robert Hellebust, Minot, N.D.; and Scott Hogan, Vinton; Racer Hulin, Laurel; Darren Huntley, Ogden; Mike Jergens, Plover; Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski, Wis.; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay, Wis.; Beau Kaplan, Boone; Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.; Brian Knoell, Falun, Kan.; K.C. Kubichek, Winnemucca, Nev.; and Corey Lagroon, Salina, Kan.;Kevin Larkins, Greenwood, Neb.; Adam Larson, Ankeny; Rich Lewerke, Garner; John Logue, Boone; Kelly Lyons, Boone; Jay Marks, Bakersfield, Calif.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Jason Mur­ray, Hartford; Jay Noteboom, Hinton; and Justin O’Brien, West Union; Dennis Pittman, Jamaica; Terrance Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Travis Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Craig Reetz, Dunlap; Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb.; Josh Ruby, Lakota; Yancy Shepard, Smithville, Mo.; Scott Simatovich, State Center; Jason Snyder, Dunkerton; and Tony Snyder, Readlyn; Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood; Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb.; Kevin Stoa, Clear Lake; Caleb Stone, Hobbs, N.M.; Mike Van Genderen, Newton; Mike Weikert Jr., Muscatine; Clint Wendel, Mason City; Chad Wernette, Sheridan, Mich.; Randy Wilson, Wichita, Kan.; and J.J. Wise, Gar­ner. Stock Car Pre-EntriesGary Bass, Des Moines; Ronnie Christopher, Forney, Texas; Caleb Crenshaw, Fort Worth, Texas; Larry Crocheck, Boone; Michael Dancer, North Platte, Neb.; Colby Deming, Hobbs, N.M.; David Easterday, Riverdale, Neb.; John Frydrych, Austin, Texas; Cory Gansen, Clear Lake; Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas; and Dan Hanselman, Algona; John Heinz, Green Bay, Wis.; Ty Hill, Dallas Center; Robert Hoing, Overton, Neb.; Casey Jones, Sioux City; Ned Kalis, Wells, Minn.; Stoney Leonard, Ladora; Jake Ludeking, Decorah; Les Lundquist, Sioux City; Perry Misner, Garden City, Kan.; Damon Murty, Chelsea; and Mike Nich­ols, Harlan; Jesse Olson, Mayer, Minn.; Chad Palmer, Renwick; Michael Pepper, Lakin, Kan.; Scott Pippert, Elberon; Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan.; Tony Schlei, Union Grove, Wis.; Allan Schmidt, Holstein; Brandon Taylor, Granbury, Texas; Justin Temeyer, Independence; Heath Tulp, Belmond; Jeff Whiting, Gothenburg, Neb.; and Jody York, Lubbock, Texas. Others ConfirmedJason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas; Norm Belew, Granger; Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas; Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb.; Eric Brown, Boone; Nathan Burke, Minot, N.D.; Cory Bush­nell, Madrid; Craig Carlson, Madrid; Norman Chesmore, Rowley; Chad Estes, Troy, Texas; and Jerry Gifford, Boone; Wayne Gifford, Boone; Mike Goldsberry, Runnells; Lonnie Hodges, Boone; Michael Jaennette, Newton; Jordan Lathram, Hobbs, N.M.; Jake Masters, Graettinger; Aaron Matthias, Fairbank; Larry Portis, Nora Springs; Bill Richards, Audubon; Jay Schmidt, Tama; Cody Scray, Horicon, Wis.; and Paul Shepherd, Marengo;Toby Smith, Oskaloosa; Robert Stofer, Jefferson; Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; Kyle Vanover, Beatrice, Neb.; Don Vis, Marshalltown; Barrett Wagoner, Colby, Kan.; Dave Wickman, Emmetsburg; Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb.; Pat Wilson, Harker Heights, Texas; and Brett Woznicki, Minot, N.D. Hobby Stock Pre-EntriesBrock Beeter, Minot, N.D.; Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth; Andrew Burg, Adel; Travis Burger, Ne­braska City, Neb.; Ryan Grochala, Pleasant Hill; Andy Hick, Adel; Derek Hodges, Des Moines; Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake; and Trevor Hudson, Copperas Cove, Texas; Benji Irvine, Stanley; Mike Kennedy, Goodland, Kan.; Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley; Austin Luellen, Min­burn; Dustin Lynch, Boone; Derek Moede, Casco, Wis.; Justin Nehring, Storm Lake; David Rieks, Eldora; Mark Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; and Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn.;Josh Saunders, Newton; Andrew Sebastian, Minot, N.D.; Jason See Albia; Richard Shields Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas; Jay Sidles, Emmetsburg; Russ Specht, Hastings, Neb.; Ray Stock Jr., Ankeny; Jesse VanLaningham, Beatrice, Neb.; and John Watson, Des Moines.Others ConfirmedAdam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; Tim Barber, Story City; Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb.; Dana Brandt, Minot, N.D.; Travis Coop, Portis, Kan.; G.W. Fuller, Tescott, Kan.; Dustin Graham, Boone; Jer­emy Hoskinson, Norfolk, Neb.; Matt Hudspeth, Granger; and Brent Jochum, Norfolk, Neb.;Bryan Keeney, Nevada; Jacob Keiser, Marengo; Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb.; Justin Lath­ram, Hobbs, N.M.; Ross Marshall, Johnston; Joe Myers, Woodward; Kyle Parizek, Belle Plaine; Tyler Pickett, Boxholm; Brent Schlake, Blue Springs, Neb.; and Jacob Waldron, Beatrice, Neb.Northern SportMod Pre-EntriesJosh Appel, Dodge City, Kan.; Mike Appel, Dodge City, Kan.; Coby Bangasser, Allison; Austin Carter, Beloit, Kan.; Trevor Chaplin, Iowa Falls; Brenden Damon, Great Bend, Kan.; Bruce Ege­land, Marshall, Minn.; Colby Fett, Algona; Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; and Brendon Frye, Taft, Calif.;Nate Ginest, Great Bend, Kan.; Kruz Griffith, Bakersfield, Calif.; Kyle Griffith, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jared Hansen, Audubon; Colby Heishman, Brooklyn; Jerry Hoffman, Oronogo, Mo.; Mark Hunziger, Oregon, Mo.; Brian Konz, LeMars; Jeremiah LaDue, Trenton, N.D.; and Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa; Benji Legg, Beatrice, Neb.; Clint Luellen, Minburn; Tory Mack, Surrey, N.D.; Matt Marquardt, Tekamah, Neb.; Matthew McCahen, Waterloo; Tina McGowan, Bakersfield, Calif.; Justin Medler, Minot, N.D.; Cameron Meyer, Pierce, Neb.; Nick Meyer, Whittemore; and Brandon Morris, Cedar Rapids; Danny Roe, Turlock, Calif.; Darin Roepke, LeMars; Darin Rothfus, Jefferson; Chase Rudolf, Prole; Chad Ten Napel, Sioux City; Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb.; Brandon Williams, Des Moines; and Tim Zeman, Muscatine.Others ConfirmedTyler Afrank, Norfolk, Neb.; Shawn Albers, Wellsburg; Lynn Brockett, Ogden; Kaid Calhoon, Beloit, Kan.; Eric Cross, Salina, Kan.; Brian Eppert, Ogden; Kamren Gruber, Great Bend, Kan.; Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; Austin Kaplan, Ankeny; and Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.;James Lewis, Rochester Hills, Mich.; Jonathon Logue, Boone; Tara Longnecker, Woodward; Tim Love, Kelley; Ty Luellen, Minburn; Jake McBirnie, Boone; Robert Moore, Maxwell; Steve Moore, Springfield, Mo.; Taylor Musselman, Norwalk; Anthony Onstot, Norwalk; and Lukas Onstot, Nor­walk; Kurtis Pihl, Lindsborg, Kan.; Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb.; Rick Ringgenberg, Kelley; Cory Rose, Boone; Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb.; Chad Ryerson, Wellsburg; Jacob Salisbury, Waterloo; Mike Stark, West Des Moines; Ken Walker, Springfield, Mo.; and Bill Wear, Des Moines. Late Models ConfirmedJeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; Joel Callahan, Dubuque; Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; Andy Eckrich, Oxford; Scott Fitzpatrick, Urbandale; Justin Kay Wheatland; Jason Rauen, Farley; and Matt Ryan, Davenport.Sport Compact Pre-Entries Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb.; and William Michel, Muscatine.last_img read more

Wong posts 63 excellent sets for Ateneo, but she’s not counting

first_imgNo Holy Week break for Fajardo, Beermen after Hotshots push them to the limit In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “It’s a good thing but it’s better if we win whatever number was in the stat sheet, because it won’t matter if we lose.”Wong’s playmaking helped the Lady Eagles get to an 8-3 record and clinch at least a playoff for the last spot in the Final Four.And winning in a tough manner against the Lady Falcons would help, Wong said, Ateneo to have the mental and emotional edge it needs to close out the eliminations.“I don’t take any team easily, we have to fight against them no matter what,” said Wong in Filipino. “We may have clinched the playoff but our goal is the top two or the top one so it’s really important to get that twice-to-beat advantage so that will be the next goal for us.”ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ The Lady Eagles came back from a seven-point deficit, 22-17, in the fourth set and pulled off a 24-26, 25-19, 21-25, 26-24, 15-12 win.And setter Deanna Wong literally had a hand in all of Ateneo’s attack points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWong had a preposterous stat of 63 excellent sets even though the Lady Eagles scored just 57 spikes, but the third year playmaker isn’t a fan of delving too much into individual numbers.“Actually I don’t mind how many I had,” said Wong at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “All I really thought of was how I can chase the ball and how I can set the ball even if it wasn’t received perfectly.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ It wasn’t just Ateneo’s comeback win against Adamson University that broke the lazy mundane on Sunday, but how it was also orchestrated.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more