Two in three girls say they are being bullied – survey

first_imgNZ Herald 9 December 2015More than half of teenagers say they are being bullied, with girls significantly more likely to report some form of cruelty.A British Government survey of more than 120,000 15-year-olds in England found that 63 per cent of girls and 48 per cent of boys said they had been bullied in the past couple of months.Girls were twice as likely as boys to say they had been victims of online bullying.They were also more likely to say they had been the subject of sexual jokes, false rumours or the use of “inappropriate” pictures without permission.An NSPCC spokesman said: “The impact of bullying on young people is devastating and can last a lifetime. Cyber-bullying can be especially torturous as it’s not possible to escape; a child can be bullied in their own home, often by anonymous predators, who hide behind the internet. Online bullying is abuse and we must not allow it to become a standard part of young people’s lives.Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.“This comes at a time when Childline has seen a very worrying rise in the number of counselling sessions to young people suffering from body image issues and eating disorders – the majority girls – rising by 15 % and 21% in the past year respectively. We must be alert to the issues young girls are facing today – there is no denying there is a growing pressure to look a certain way and they are struggling to cope.”Paul Niblett, Responsible Statistician from HSCIC said: “Today’s report shows that more than half of 15-year olds in England have experienced some form of bullying in the last couple of months, with girls being more likely to report this. Girls were also twice as likely as boys to report experiencing cyber-bullying.”“Forms of psychological bullying were more common than physical bullying or cyber-bullying. Just over a third (34 per cent) of 15-year olds reported that they had been called mean names, made fun of or were teased in a hurtful way in the last couple of months.”“Just under a third (30 per cent) reported they had experienced people telling lies or spreading false rumours about them and trying to make others dislike them.”While physical abuse was the least likely type of bullying to be reported, it was more common among boys than girls, he said, with 11 per cent of boys reporting being hit, kicked, pushed, shoved around, or locked indoors at least once, compared with 7 per cent of girls. read more

Special Birthday

first_imgToday is my granddaughter, Audrey’s, 9th birthday.  I am going to dedicate this blog to her and the other young athletes who have birthdays today.Audrey certainly likes her sports.  In the fall she plays soccer, and in the winter she is a point guard on her basketball team.  In the spring she turns her attention to fast-pitch softball.  Living in the state of Iowa, girls softball is still King.  If you are willing, most coaches will try you as a pitcher.  At this point, she is a pitcher.At this time of the year the softball season is winding down so she has turned her attention to golf.  Her entire family enjoys golf, so they will spend a lot of time together on the golf course.Happy Birthday, Audrey!last_img

Muenster, Jach win first features of season Saturday at Shawano

first_imgBy Scott OwenSHAWANO, Wis. (May 23) – Eddie Muenster and Jason Jach both won for the first time this season Saturday at Shawano Speedway.Muenster passed Kevin Feck following a lap seven restart and then held off Jason Czarapata for the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified checkers, his sanctioned career 65th in the division.Jach also made his move to the front on the seventh circuit, passing Tracy Wassenberg for the front in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event.Travis Van Straten needed 13 circuits to catch Brandon Czarapata and Shawn Wagner for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car lead and stayed in front to the checkers.last_img

Joshua Kent Clements, 38, Brookville

first_imgJoshua Kent Clements, age 38, of Brookville, Indiana died unexpectedly Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Batesville, Indiana.Born November 9, 1981 in New Castle, Indiana he was the son of Kevin R. Clements & Deborah (Weakland) Rosenberger.  He lived much of his life in Franklin County, and was employed in Concrete Construction for many years.  In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, camping and wrenching on automobiles.Survivors include his parents, Deborah Rosenberger of Brookville, Indiana and Kevin Clements of New Castle, Indiana; two sons, Joshua Clements and Caleb Clements of Brookville, Indiana; his siblings, Jason Clements of New Castle, Indiana, Elizabeth Arnold of Brookville, Indiana, Coleson Houston of Brookville, Indiana, Megan Danforth of New Castle, Indiana and Hannah Clements of New Castle, Indiana; as well as grandparents, James Flynn of Spiceland, Indiana and Floyd & Marilyn Robertson of Brookville, Indiana.He was preceded in death by grandparents, Ira & Irene Clements, and Darlene Flynn, and an uncle, Brian Kent Clements.Family & friends may visit from 4:00 P.M until 6:00 P.M. on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Pastor Jim Webster will conduct the Funeral Services at 6:00 P.M. on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville.The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Joshua Clements, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

Tip leads to 3 arrests

first_imgCOLUMBUS, IN–An anonymous tip called into the Indiana State Police (ISP) led to the arrest of three people on drug charges Friday evening. Detectives from the ISP Drug Enforcement Section and the Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET) began an investigation in regards to possible drug activity in Columbus, near Cherry Street and Illinois Avenue.Detectives from ISP and JNET, with the assistance of CPD patrol officers and ISP troopers, executed search warrants on Friday at three houses in the 100 block of South Cherry Street. They allegedly seized about nine ounces of crystal methamphetamine, plus drug paraphernalia from the homes.Doreen A. Streeval, 56, of Columbus was arrested on allegations of Dealing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Randall L. McMillan, 58, of Columbus was arrested on allegations of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia. Roger K. Burton, 55, of Columbus was arrested on allegations of Dealing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Trafficking with an Inmate, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.last_img read more

Gotze quits Dortmund

first_imgRelatedPosts Reinier completes Dortmund loan switch Manchester United target Sancho says ‘happy’ at Dortmund Borussia Dortmund’s Sancho off to pre-season camp amid transfer speculation Mario Gotze has confirmed he is to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season when his contract expires. The German has also announced the prolific Reza Fazeli from International Soccer Management as his new agent. While a number of clubs will now be on alert, the 27-year-old was recently tipped to join West Ham by Dortmund legend Rummingge, who believes the Hammers are an ideal next destination. Gotze – who iconically scored the winning goal at the 2014 World Cup after coming on as a substitute –  revealed the decision was one he has not made lightly. “First of all, I hope according to the circumstances that you and your loved ones are doing well in the present situation,” Gotze said. “Today I would like to announce that after intensive consideration, I have decided to make a change in the planning of my career. “I have consciously taken my time over this step. It is an important decision for my sporting future and I am very much looking forward to working with Reza Fazeli and his agency International Soccer Management (ISM), whose professional competence has absolutely convinced me. “What the sporting future will bring will only become apparent when a little normality has returned to the world. “Until then, please stay healthy and support society as much as you can.” While Gotze’s form of late has arguably been sub-par, his wealth of experience is undeniable. The German has won the World Cup, alongside five Bundesliga titles, four German Cup trophies and more. The midfielder has made 63 international appearances for Germany, also featuring in a combined 331 games during his spells with Bayern Munich and Dortmund. Rummenigge – who made over 300 appearances for Bayern and Dortmund – believes a move to a club like West Ham could be beneficial to Gotze. “I’m thinking [he could join] clubs like Everton or West Ham or some Italian middle-of-the-table club,” wrote Rummenigge in his Sportbuzzer column in March.Tags: Borussia DortmundInternational Soccer ManagementMario GotzeReza Fazelilast_img read more

Ferguson admits to season regrets

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson has admitted this will be a season tinged with regret for Manchester United, even if they go on to win the Premier League. Sir Alex added: “The biggest disappointment was failing to get past Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Normally if we fall behind we can find another gear and get back on track, but on this occasion we didn’t manage it. “That goes down as a great regret in my book, especially with such a great prize there for the taking with a semi-final against Manchester City beckoning. “Some might think that going out of the Champions League would have been my biggest regret, but there was a reason, one that was out of our control and has to be put down to experience.” Even if City win on Monday, United would still need to lose another four games, which seems unlikely given they have only dropped points on five occasions in their first 30 matches, a top flight record. Anything other than a City win could see United wrap the whole thing up within 10 days, completing a task they set themselves as the Blues were about to lift the trophy themselves last May. “What you learn about this club is that you have to try and win every competition,” Nani told MUTV. “The Premier League is the most important competition and what happened last year made us very focused on this one. “We have done a very good job to be in this position. It is difficult to forget the size of our lead but we know every game is difficult in the Premier League because every team has something to fight for. That is why we are so concentrated on the games. We will only relax when we know it is not possible for anyone to come back at us.” With a 15-point advantage over Monday’s Old Trafford visitors Manchester City and only eight games of the campaign remaining, it seems only a matter of time before United are crowned champions for a record 20th time. However, Monday’s FA Cup defeat at Chelsea and the Champions League exit to Real Madrid has robbed United of a multi-silverware haul. “How do we analyse this season – is it one of regret or celebration?” he told United Review. “For me it is something of the proverbial curate’s egg, part bad but with some great redeeming features.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Scorpions struggling 83 for six

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – Rain allowed only 36 overs on the opening day of the second round game between Jamaica Scorpions and Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park here yesterday.In the limited time possible, Scorpions stumbled to 83 for six, after they were asked to bat first in the Regional Four-Day clash.Opener John Campbell has so far top-scored with 30 off 72 balls with four fours while Antiguan Devon Thomas was unbeaten on 18.Off-spinner Shane Shillingford has taken three for 11 while left-arm seamer Delorn Johnson has so far picked up two for 30.Scorpions reached 32 for one at the first drink break but rain then ruled out any further play before lunch.When play finally resumed following a delay after the interval, Scorpions lost wickets steadily until another downpour at 3:20 pm, ended play for the day.last_img read more

Vick simply does not seem to get it

first_imgHey, Badger readers. I’m Aaron Brenner, and I am psyched to have the Thursday column this semester.I’m from Littleton, Colo., infamous for Columbine but famous for LenDale White. I’ll talk more about the latter later this year.Anyway, I pose this first question to you: after a sixth suspension from school, when you leave the principal’s office after being expelled, would you smack his secretary with a spitball on your way out?Well, would you back into the cop’s car after having your license revoked thanks to your seventh speeding ticket in a year?When having the best thing in your life taken away from you for screwing up one too many times, would you do something even dumber merely hours after the fact?No? Then I’m guessing you’re like me in that you also cannot begin to explain the mental wasteland that is Marcus Vick.Low on common sense and high on other things, the former Virginia Tech quarterback was recently removed from his college squad after piling up a rap sheet that makes Dennis Rodman look like an upstanding member of society.Seriously, prior to being yanked from the Hokies, the guy had been busted — and, bear in mind, this is in the last 21 months alone — for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, having sex with a 15-year-old girl, giving alcohol to underage girls, reckless driving, speeding, marijuana possession, flipping off opposing fans and intentionally stomping on a Louisville player in this year’s Gator Bowl.What, no reported DUI? Come on, Marcus, you gotta live a little.What’s more, this kid brother of NFL star quarterback Michael Vick had everything he could ever want. His team garnered much of the Rose Bowl talk in October, he was an outside Heisman shot (particularly for next year, assuming he stuck around), and he likely would have been claimed early on the first day of the NFL Draft, whether this April or the next.However, Vick the Not-So-Quick found a way to screw it all up.Marcus, during Virginia Tech’s 35-24 Gator Bowl victory over the Louisville Cardinals, was caught on tape trying to crush the left calf of defensive end Elvis Dumervil during the game. While Vick says it was an “accident” and “apologized,” the video clearly contradicts his claims — as does Dumervil’s denial of any such apology.As a result of this embarrassing episode, combined with Vick’s aforementioned actions, Hokie coach Frank Beamer had no choice but to release the star quarterback from his program.Sure enough, being a spoiled brat on top of it all, Vick declared his eligibility for this year’s pro draft swiftly, as if to say he didn’t need college ball to succeed at the next level.But here’s the thing. None of this stuff is really what the media has been talking about as of late.Had the story ended here, Vick likely would have been drafted anywhere from the middle of the second round to some of the later rounds. Given his questionable behavior, it’s hard to believe that Vick would have been a first-rounder; however, it is assumed that his talent would make some general manager take a chance on him at some point.But just two days after declaring his wish to enter the professional ranks, Vick very well may have shot down any chance of playing an NFL down.Vick was arrested for threatening three teenagers with a gun at a McDonald’s in Suffolk, Va., on Jan. 9, according to an Associated Press report. The report added that he faces a potential three years in prison and a $7,500 fine if convicted of all three misdemeanor charges.Just two days after making himself available to NFL teams!You know, you’d think the past experiences of jail time, numerous suspensions and fines, drug counseling and tests, a revoked driver’s license and many community service hours would eventually teach this prodigy that breaking the law might not be a good thing after all.Again, this isn’t some washed-up bum who’s got nothing else to live for. This August, if he cleaned himself up and landed a few lucky breaks on an NFL team along the way, he could potentially be taking snaps as a rookie in the greatest sports league in the world.Here’s the saddest part: what this latest offense should tell us is that he may be beyond help.Sure, Terrell Owens never shut up when he played for the Eagles. But since he was effectively booted from that team, we haven’t really heard from him.He’s not conducting any more media/sit-up sessions in his front yard, and he’s not demanding more money. He even let up and stopped crying for his release to another team.T.O., in a small manner, gets it. It seems Vick simply does not.Of course, it’s still possible he could end up on an NFL roster later this spring. He’ll likely go to work as a third-stringer just trying to work his way up to a starter’s position.That will never change. What has changed, though, is any opportunity for Vick to show he can be mature.He had his seventh chance, and he blew it the night of Jan. 9. It would sicken me to see a pro team grant him an eighth.Aaron is a freshman majoring in journalism. Aaron doesn’t know what we are yelling about. Loud noises. He can be reached at read more

Janitors rally for higher wages

first_imgUSC janitors took to Trousdale Parkway Wednesday in their second protest in less than a week.Dressed in purple t-shirts and carrying signs that proclaimed “Justice for Janitors,” the large group made a circuit around campus, passing McCarthy Quad, Katherine B. Loker Stadium and Tommy Trojan before ending near the Finger Fountain. They conducted a similar protest last Friday.The 200-250 janitors organized by the Service Employees International Union, United Service Workers West, are asking USC officials to support them in their bid for higher wages and better health care benefits from subcontractor Aramark. The previously protested on campus  in 2009 and in 2012.“We have been basically negotiating a contract for the workers where we’re trying to make sure we maintain the standard and elevate in areas where we think it’s the most important, so specifically in wages,” said Edmundo Garcia, contract enforcement specialist at SEIU USWW.The workers union contract expired at the end of June. Since, the janitors have been working without a contract, according to Luiz Fuentes, lead organizer with SIEU USWW.“[Negotiations haven’t] gone as smoothly as we would like for it to go,” Fuentes said.Though the janitors’ negotiations are strictly with Aramark, the group hopes that the University can assist them in negotiating a better contract.“As the entity getting the services from Aramark, [the University has] a big stake in this,” Garcia said.Flyers the group has been handing out include the numbers of both President C.L. Max Nikias and John Welsh, associate vice president of Facilities Management Services, and ask supporters to call the two.USC, however, said it is not involved in the negotiations.“We know the University is one of the most highly endowed universities,” Garcia said. “We feel like we want to make sure that our janitors are getting paid good wages so that they can continue to provide the benefits and decent living for their families.”Currently, the janitors earn from $9.75 up to $17 an hour, depending on how long they’ve held their job and their skill set, Garcia said.“These workers need to stay ahead of the minimum wage, especially on a campus that can afford it,” Luiz said. “They need to protect their healthcare, and we need to protect the conditions of the workers in this campus.”Previously, USC directly employed the janitors.“Many of them feel very tied to the USC community,” Garcia said. “They see themselves as USC workers.”Salvador Hernandez, one of the janitors protesting, said he’s been working at USC for 25 years.“We’re protesting because it’s one of our rights to raise issues and concerns and also voice our position,” Hernandez said through a translator. “We want the university president to know we want a good contract.”Nadine Apilado contributed to this report.last_img read more