ODT 16 July 2012 The principal Youth Court judge is asking school boards of trustees to try to keep every child actively involved in education, before resorting to expelling or excluding troubled students. Speaking at a board of trustees (BOT) conference over the weekend, Judge Andrew Becroft called for BOTs to think very carefully about the effects of the expulsion and exclusion of students. “We know that about 35 per cent, we think, of young offenders before the youth court aren’t at school – the research is clear that better than psychological intervention, better than counselling, better than most things is attendance at school,” he told Radio New Zealand. Participation and being engaged was a huge protective factor, he said. http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/217255/school-boards-urged-not-expel-problem-kids
Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, joked that he will be in trouble if Timo Werner is a flop next season. “From the next season on he will have to deliver, otherwise I will get trouble from the club afterwards.” He added: “Although he [Werner] is not a classic penalty area striker, he has a certain robustness well suited to the toughness of English football. “Counterattacking may have been more difficult for him at Bayern Munich or with a top Italian team, who are always dealing with opponents who sit very deep. read also:Liverpool still hunt for forward after missing out on Werner – Castles “Even outside the group of top clubs, many teams try to play positive and attacking football against us. “This will give him the space he needs and hopefully he can use it as much as he did at Leipzig.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The German striker is joining his countryman at the Stamford Bridge club. Werner is signing from RB Leipzig in July. And Rudiger joked that after putting in a good word on Werner, the club would be upset with him if the striker does not score enough goals! He told Sport Bild: “Chelsea asked me for an assessment. “I have known Timo for a long time. “I made a clear recommendation to do everything possible to get him.Advertisement Loading…
Shakhtar Donetsk booked a clash with Inter Milan in the Europa League semi-finals after goals from Brazilians Junior Moraes, Taison, Alan Patrick and Dodo gave them a 4-1 win over FC Basel in a one-sided last-eight clash on Tuesday. The Ukrainian champions will take on Inter in Dusseldorf on Monday after Sunday’s semi-final in Cologne between 2017 Europa League winners Manchester United and Sevilla, who have won Europe’s second-tier competition a record five times. Read Also: Europa League: Sevilla set up Man Utd semi-final after Wolves win Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really Be7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like ThemThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All Time7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny The final is set for August 21 in Cologne. Still, Patrick made it 3-0 with a 75th-minute penalty after Yannick Marchand fouled livewire Taison in the area and right back Dodo added the fourth in the 89th minute, with the goal awarded after a VAR check for offside.Substitute Ricky van Wolfswinkel netted a stoppage time consolation for Basel from close range but the Swiss side had little to cheer after being blown away by their opponents. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Shakhtar, who won Europe’s second-tier club competition in 2009, missed a string of chances to triumph by an even bigger margin as they dominated the match with crisp one-touch passing and superior close control.Moraes headed the Ukrainian side into a second-minute lead after a howler by Basel’s Serbian goalkeeper Djordje Nikolic, who was beaten to the ball by the striker after rushing off his line to meet a Marlos corner.Nikolic made amends with several good saves in the first half but was powerless in the 22nd minute when Taison capped a lightning Shakhtar break with a deflected shot after good work by Marlos and a clever dummy by Patrick.Marcos Antonio rattled the woodwork with a long-range effort in the 40th minute before Shakhtar took their foot off the pedal in the second half, content with keeping possession as their rivals chased shadows.
Home Of The Brave (7-2) capped an amazing weekend for trainer Hugo Palmer by making all the running in the Friarstown Stud Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh. “He was sixth and ran very well in the Guineas but he’s maybe actually a bit better than that. I was impressed with how he saw out the seven and wouldn’t rule out returning to a mile. “He’s a lightly-framed horse and will be much stronger next year.” Willie McCreery’s Champagne Or Water (8-1) warded off Gallope to take the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap by three-quarters of a length under Billy Lee. “I was delighted to see the rain yesterday. The front two pulled well away,” said McCreery. “I thought she might be too big a filly for Galway but the way she fought on there, the hill might suit her. Pat Smullen, who guided Covert Love home in the Irish Oaks, continued his good run with victory on Digeanta (2-1 favourite) for Willie Mullins in the O’Brien’s Wines Handicap. “Everything worked out perfectly for him as they went hard from the start,” said Smullen. “They went very quick and set it up for him as he always keeps galloping. That’s all he’s been lacking is pace like that in his races.” Apprentice Daniel Redmond, who is attached to the Bolger stable, took the concluding Waxperts Fillies Maiden on Diamond Rio (12-1) for trainer Tony Mullins. “I’m delighted and I’ll see what mark she gets before deciding if we go for a winners of one or a handicap. We’re planning to step up in trip anyway,” said Mullins. Less than 24 hours after Covert Love gave the Newmarket handler his first Classic triumph in the Darley Irish Oaks, Home Of The Brave took Group Three honours. James Doyle dictated affairs on the European Free Handicap winner, who had run with credit in the both the 2000 Guineas and Commonwealth Cup. Press Association The opposition had no answer when Doyle kicked on two furlongs out as Home Of The Brave pulled away to score by three and a half lengths from Group One performer Gordon Lord Byron, the 7-4 favourite. Another British raider Sovereign Debt, trained by Dandy Nicholls, was third. Palmer said: “I thought he’d win, but I didn’t quite think he’d win like that. “He’s a very immature horse and that’s why he was so lightly raced at two. He always showed he was a horse with amazing speed from Christmas as a yearling. He was terrifyingly quick. “Andrea, my head girl, has been a huge part in his upbringing teaching him to settle. He did that perfectly today. He went down like a lamb, came back like a lamb and quickened away from them. “He’s the second Group-winning son of Starspangledbanner from 27 foals. I’d expect he’ll cover more mares now and he’ll be able to upgrade what he is as a stallion. “The Hungerford Stakes would look the obvious next target. There is the Prix Maurice de Gheest but that might be his Group One for next year. “We thought after the Guineas that he was a sprinter, but that might just have come a bit quick after the Free Handicap. He was cherry ripe for that.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: If Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi brought princely demeanour to leadership in the swinging 60’s, Ajit Wadekar added a dash of middle-class stubbornness during the heady days of early 70’s. An astute thinker of the game with copybook technique of the famed ‘Bombay School of Batsmanship’, Wadekar was more than just the captain, who led India to twin series victories in England and the West Indies in 1971.The man who breathed his last in Mumbai today played just 37 Tests and had only one hundred against his name. But the numbers do not exactly tell the story of a cricketer, who possibly made Indian cricket captaincy a coveted job.Wadekar epitomised the ‘khadoos’ nature of Mumbai cricketers. When the late Vijay Merchant handed over the reins to Wadekar, little did anyone expect that an Indian team would be able to compete and win in alien conditions like England and the West Indies.He was lucky that a genius called Sunil Gavaskar’s arrival coincided with his ascendancy to the hot seat, but he should get the credit for throwing a 21-year-old to the deep end of the pool.Add to it, his decision to form a four-pronged spin quartet with Bishan Singh Bedi, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, Erapalli Prasanna and Srininvas Venkatraghavan. That attack formed the backbone of the Indian team.Also Read | Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar passes away at 77If Gavaskar was the hero in the West Indies, Wadekar unleashed Chandrasekhar on the Englishmen during a time which could be aptly called ‘That 70s show’.Wadekar was a product of times when education was paramount and University cricket produced stalwarts.His triple hundred in Vizzy Trophy (for West Zone Universities) record was incidentally broken by Gavaskar.He was perhaps the most elegant left-handed Indian batsman to have graced the field before a certain Sourav Ganguly arrived on the scene.Call it the game of glorious uncertainties, Wadekar lost his captaincy after a disastrous England tour of 1974 when India lost 0-3 in Test matches.Such was the irony that a giant bat erected in Indore commemorating the ‘71 win was defaced and his house in Mumbai was stoned.Wadekar retired from cricket and concentrated on his banking career.He reached the top position in State Bank of India and in 1992, was summoned to take over as manager of an underperforming Indian team and a low-on-confidence skipper Mohammed Azharuddin.Also Read | Somnath Chatterjee – a man of extraordinary wit and unflinching honesty In the next four years, India was unbeatable at home with Wadekar unleashing three young spinners—Anil Kumble, Rajesh Chauhan and Venkatpathy Raju—on the visiting teams.It was an instant success formula. He had a brilliant sense of humour but knew when to crack the whip.A former India captain was seen endorsing a shoe brand during a practice session of the Indian team. Wadekar saw it and did not say a word.The legend has it, he called the senior fast bowler and told him, ‘You know I once made a batsman called Sunil Gavaskar open the bowling for India as captain. Hope you do not want that I make Tendulkar open the bowling instead of you”.His father’s name was L B Wadekar and he would often say, “Mere toh naam mein hi LBW hain”.With his demise, Indian cricket has lost one of its finest cricket brains, a statesman and raconteur.
THE International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Ehsan Mani, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, as the head of one of its most powerful committees – Finance & Commercial Affairs.Mani’s appointment brings to an end the stranglehold that the Indian, English and Australian cricket boards had for more than a decade over the F&CA, which is responsible for designing budgets for ICC events and distributing money to its member countries.The other members of this committee are: Indra Nooyi (independent director), Amitabh Choudhury (BCCI acting secretary), Chris Nenzani (CSA president), Imran Khawaja (ICC vice-chairman), Earl Eddings (CA chairman) and Colin Graves (ECB chairman).ICC chairman Shashank Manohar and ICC chief executive officer Manu Sawhney will also sit on the F&CA as ex-officio members.This will be Mani’s second time as F&CA chairman. He had held the post between 1996 and 2002 and negotiated the ICC’s first ever broadcast rights deal then worth approximately US$550 million. Mani, then, moved on to become ICC president until 2006 and was also instrumental in helping the ICC seal a US$1.1 billion media rights deal with ESPN Star Sports for the 2007-15 cycle.It is understood that Manohar had recommended Mani to the F&CA chair during the ICC annual conference held in London last week.This committee holds significant power within the ICC. Back in 2014, when its working group, comprising N Srinivasan, Wally Edwards and Giles Clarke (heads of the BCCI, CA and ECB respectively), put forward a revenue distribution model that allowed India, Australia and England to take home a greater share of the ICC’s profits on the argument that they brought in the most money anyway.The model broke down in 2017 when Manohar took charge and said it amounted to bullying by cricket’s Big Three countries.In the last 10 years only one person outside the Big Three has led the F&CA – Alan Isaac, former head of New Zealand Cricket, in 2011-12. Interestingly, when the ICC Board approved the Big Three revamp in 2014, Isaac was the governing body’s president.Leading the F&CA, Mani, who also sits on the ICC Audit Committee, will be taking some major decisions including identifying the events the ICC will host in its next cycle (post 2023 World Cup) and negotiating the media rights deal for that period. (ESPN Cricinfo)
Published on February 18, 2014 at 11:55 pm Contact Josh: firstname.lastname@example.org Syracuse had turned the ball over, and Virginia was on a quick fastbreak the other way. SU long stick midfielder Brandon Mullins sprinted back from the box to try to cut off the Cavaliers attack as he charged toward the goal.The attack cut back in the opposite direction Mullins was going, and their knees collided. “It felt like a hyperextension at first, so there was a little bit of hope that I didn’t tear anything,” Mullins said. “But after they did some of the tests and after the MRI they knew it was a torn ACL. I had completely reconstructive surgery.” Now, after sitting out all but three games last season with a torn right ACL and two torn meniscuses, the SU defender is back and primed for success this season. After wearing No. 20 last season, Mullins currently dons No. 11 — a number that has become a defensive version of the program’s famed No. 22. “If you want to be the best, you have to play the best,” said Brian Megill, who wore No. 11 as a senior last season. “And Brandon Mullins certainly has that type of mentality where he knows he could come out and be one of the best college defenseman to come through Syracuse.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe 6-foot-2, 212-pound close defender has the footwork to keep pace with small, shifty attacks and the size and strength to bully around bigger opponents. He has a knack for picking up ground balls and is capable of bringing the ball forward on offense and playing a wing position on faceoffs. Mullins also has experienced playing against star players — something his résumé highlights. In Mullins’ freshman year against Cornell, he and Megill held Big Red star attack Steve Mock — one of the most dangerous players in the Ivy League — scoreless in a losing effort. And before injuring his knee in the fourth quarter against Virginia, Mullins held UVA attack Nick O’Reilly — the team’s point leader — to zero points. On Sunday against Albany, Mullins was tasked with covering Lyle Thompson, the Inside Lacrosse Preseason Division I Player of the Year. Though Lyle scored a goal and dished five assists, Mullins stuck with him the entire night. During one possession late in the second quarter, Mullins slashed him repeatedly four or five times. “He’s going to win at everything he does, that’s just how he approaches everything, especially his one-on-one matchups,” Megill said. “He’s going to make sure that, no matter what it takes, he’s going to shut that guy down. He just doesn’t seem to have an off button.”After the injury, Mullins said he now feels 100 percent physically, which is something he didn’t expect. Syracuse head coach John Desko said that if someone told him before last season he’d lose Mullins and Nicky Galasso for the entire season, he would have thought the chances of reaching the national championship game would be slim. But the team did, and Mullins was forced to watch from the sideline. “Knowing I couldn’t do anything about it or contribute at all, that’s a horrible feeling,” Mullins said. “I’m glad that’s behind me, but it definitely gave me motivation for my rehab.”This season, Mullins is paired on SU’s first defensive unit with Sean Young and Bobby Tait. “He’s still the same player he was before the injury,” defender Ryan Palasek said. “He handled it the right way and he’s back to being 100 percent.”With the heightened expectations and increased leadership responsibilities comes the esteemed number. Mullins said it was a huge honor for Megill to give him the number even after he missed much of last season. But it wasn’t such a hard decision for Megill to make.“He’s got the full package,” Megill said. “He’ll do tremendous things with that number and hopefully he’ll take it to new heights.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
The Office for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives held its fourth campus climate open forum of the semester, focusing on diversity in USC faculty, hiring and retention.The forum was moderated by Associate Professor at the School of Cinematic Arts Tara McPherson and featured a panel including George Sanchez, professor and vice dean for diversity at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; Jody David Armour, professor at the Gould School of Law; Moira Turner, director of diversity affairs for the Undergraduate Student Government; and Cristina Gutierrez, vice president of the Graduate Student Government.The event provided attendees with copies of a memorandum on diversity and statistics on diversity at USC, particularly numbers from Dornsife.Sanchez opened with a discussion on how to adjust the hiring process for faculty at USC. He believes that making the statistics on faculty diversity internally transparent and hiring diverse assistant professors and young faculty members are the most important steps in improving future diversity.“Whatever diversity we’re coming in the door with, if those folks stay, that’s what the future is going to look like,” Sanchez said. “We know what the current mismatch looks like, but my assumptions are that as the U.S. population diversifies further and further every year, we’re going to be at further of a mismatch when it comes to 2040.”Currently, the administrative guidelines for hiring diverse faculty rest on one phrase — “cast a wide net.” Sanchez explained that because there isn’t a Target of Opportunity program, outlining specific goals, it is difficult for administrators and faculty members to make diverse hires.He suggested setting goals through three specific types of programs — setting explicit goals of the number of underrepresented applicants to hire, committing to provost funding of the hiring of underrepresented applicants who make it to the final rounds of faculty hiring, or creating intellectual initiatives with the direct purpose of attracting underrepresented applicants.After Sanchez concluded his part of the panel discussion, Armour continued on the topic of faculty inclusion. Instead of focusing on hiring, however, he spoke about the ways in which professors and faculty members of color are viewed in an academic setting.Armour shared a story of a flyer that was released by the Gould School of Law that highlighted professors of merit in the school. Not a single professor of color was selected for the flyer. When this fact was pointed out, the faculty was surprised at their mistake.“There wasn’t any ill will there,” Armour said. “It’s just we don’t really think about black folks or people of color as worthy of sitting on a finance committee and making these very nuanced judgements about intellectual merit.”For this reason, Armour believes that there needs to be an active move to redefine the standard of excellence in academic settings at USC. He pointed out that women and people of color are often criticized much more harshly in course evaluations, and that the research of faculty members in these minorities is often slighted. Armour shared his own documentary, titled N-gga Theory, which he said was not accepted by non-minority peers for a long time.“I’m teaching and writing with my head in the lion’s mouth,” Armour said. “And I know that. A lot of what I was doing was not recognized as scholarship. It took a long ride to get here.”After both faculty members spoke, the panel discussion turned to its student members. Turner, a junior anthropology major, thanked the faculty for supporting open forums. She shared that it wasn’t until this year that she took a class from a professor of color, and the opportunity to learn and gain mentorship from a woman of color has helped her feel safer and more confident in her academic pursuits.“My mentor has been not only quintessential to my development as a fledgling scholar,” Turner said. “She’s also been my refuge when being a black woman on campus is too difficult to handle.”Turner explained that the lack of professors of color at USC makes it difficult for students of color to feel comfortable and accepted in academic settings. Although most of her peers who are also minorities have interacted with one or two professors of color, she said that it is often difficult for students to find a mentor who shares their identity. That is even more true for students in STEM fields, where faculty members rarely represent diverse backgrounds.Gutierrez, a graduate student, finished out the panel discussion. She began by pointing out the lack of administration presence at the event — with only two deans and one associate provost present — and called for more administrative attention to be applied to the issue of diversity.The panel discussion was followed by the open forum section of the event, which allowed the students and faculty assembled to discuss the issue in depth. The forum is part of a series of campus climate discussions which have taken place this semester, hosted by the Office for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives.There will be one more open forum this semester on April 20. This forum will discuss financial aid and admissions, and will take place in the Mudd Hall of Philosophy.
Injuries have taken their toll on USC this season, but the Trojans have been able to play well despite the circumstances.Question mark · Sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods could miss Saturday’s contest at Oregon with shoulder and ankle injuries. Woods leads the Trojans and ranks in the top 10 nationally with 92 receptions, 1,126 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. – Kevin Nguyen | Daily TrojanSaturday at Oregon, USC could be without key starter sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods because of nagging shoulder and ankle injuries. Woods did not participate in Wednesday’s practice, and for some time now, according to the coaching staff, his injuries have affected his performance, and his health isn’t getting any better.“If you just look at the last two games and if you look yesterday at practice, he’s going the wrong direction,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said. “Even though we limited his practice, he’s not getting better. So hopefully this will help. If he can’t go this week, at least the time off and the weekend off hopefully he’ll be back close to full speed for UCLA.”Kiffin said there is a real possibility of Woods sitting out against the Ducks. Replacing him, however, won’t be easy. Woods has recorded 92 receptions for 1,126 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, but against Washington, he was held to a career-low two receptions and five yards. Though Woods plays a significant role in the Trojans’ offense, the coaching staff believes other players will be able to step up in his absence.“There’s no secret that affects us,” Kiffin said. “A guy that’s caught over 90 balls and you’re losing him — but we need guys to step up. That’s why these guys practice hard all year long and they’ll get their chance. Last week Brice Butler made a big play for us early and the other guys need to step up.”Woods wasn’t the only player sitting out or limited in practice on Wednesday. Senior defensive tackle DaJohn Harris did not practice, while fellow senior defensive tackle Christian Tupou was very limited. Other notable absences were sophomore safety Demetrius Wright, redshirt junior offensive tackle Matt Kalil and freshman offensive tackle Aundrey Walker.“George [Uko] played really well last week in his first start as a freshman. And so did J.R. [Tavai] as a true freshman,” Kiffin said. “But obviously we’d like to have DaJohn back because of the rotation especially because obviously we want to get a bunch of guys in there and rotate them through. Hopefully he’ll be back and be able to play some for us.”—The setup looks a little familiar.USC takes on one of the nation’s top teams from the Pac-12 North division that has national championship aspirations and a Heisman Trophy candidate on national television.Three weeks ago against Stanford, USC went wire-to-wire with the Cardinal before falling short in triple overtime.Fast-forward to the present, and USC finds itself in a similar predicament. This time, it will face Oregon at Autzen Stadium, a daunting task for anybody, given the fact that the Ducks have not lost a conference home game since Dec. 1, 2007.Kiffin, however, insists his young squad is ready.“We’re a lot more [prepared],” Kiffin said. “Going through Arizona State and Notre Dame has really helped them. I think that they’re a lot more comfortable.”
Published on August 30, 2017 at 10:05 pm With the 2017 Syracuse football season set to begin Friday night, beat writers Joe Bloss, Sam Fortier, Matthew Gutierrez and Tomer Langer explain their predictions. The Orange, led by second-year head coach Dino Babers, open Sept. 2 in the Carrier Dome and begin conference play Sept. 30 at North Carolina State. SU owns one of the nation’s toughest schedules.Joe BlossTwo is better than oneRecord: 6-6MVP: Eric DungeyX-Factor: healthEach of Dino Babers’ previous head coaching gigs have seen improved results in Year 2. This one will be no different. Syracuse will lose some ugly games to very good teams, but take care of business against its nonpowerhouse opponents. A thin injury report will be key. See you at the TK Bowl.Sam FortierTaking care of businessAdvertisementThis is placeholder textRecord: 5-7MVP: Zaire FranklinX-Factor: Defensive lineThere are five games on Syracuse’s schedule that it has an “OK” to “good” chance of winning: Central Connecticut, Middle Tennessee, Central Michigan, Wake Forest and Boston College. There are five “ha, good one” games: at Louisiana State, Clemson, at Florida State, at Miami and at Louisville. This leaves two tough but winnable games: home against Pittsburgh and at North Carolina State. A tough schedule strains the Orange enough to put it on the wrong side of those contests, but Dino Babers’ offense lives up to the hype in Year 2. Overall, Syracuse wins the games it should.Matthew GutierrezHere I Go AgainRecord: 4-8MVP: Eric DungeyX-Factor: Defensive lineQueue Whitesnake’s flagship song, “Here I Go Again,” as Syracuse football embarks on another season that leaves fans yearning for basketball season well before November. A winning record and bowl eligibility, both of which have eluded the program since 2013, will elude SU at least one or two more years. One of the nation’s toughest schedules allows the Orange no room for error. This team will be considerably better than that of last year, but SU finishes the year 1-8 after a 3-0 start.Tomer LangerNot quite thereRecord: 5-7MVP: Zaire FranklinX-Factor: SecondaryI don’t doubt that this year’s team will be better than last year’s team. But that improvement might not necessarily make a dent in the wins column with the tough nonconference schedule on top of an always-daunting ACC slate. We know what this offense can do, and as long as Dungey is healthy, it should keep clicking. The secondary was ravaged by injury last season, but veteran safety Antwan Cordy is back and the entire unit is confident heading into the season. Whether it can live up to that confidence will be vital. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+