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September 27, 2020

Top doctors call for drinking age to raise to 20

first_imgNZ Herald 20 May 2015Top New Zealand doctors are calling for the drinking age to be raised to 20 and booze sponsorship banned from public events in a push to reduce alcohol-related harm.The New Zealand Medical Association released its Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm policy briefing today.It recommends a raft of changes including hiking the drinking age, phasing out alcohol marketing and sponsorship at sporting and cultural events, stepping up screening and treatment services, introducing better education initiatives and raising alcohol taxes.NZMA chairman Dr Stephen Child said more than half a million New Zealanders consumed alcohol in a harmful way – and doctors saw the effect in hospitals and waiting rooms every day.Family First NZ said politicians should not be turning a blind eye to calls by the NZMA to raise the drinking age.“Health boards, health professionals, police, family groups, addiction experts, the Prime Minister’s chief science adviser, leading scientists, and the general public – including young people – have all been shouting to politicians to raise the drinking age to 20 in order to protect young people and to save lives,” said Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.“The polls confirm that politicians are out of touch with grassroots New Zealanders on this issue. And now the medical profession is calling the politicians out of touch with reality,” he said.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11451264last_img read more

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September 16, 2020

Gordon, rushing attack heed lesson from down game

first_imgAt first glance, Wisconsin’s 37-3 win over Western Illinois three weeks ago did not seem much out of the ordinary.Although the Badgers rushed for only 167 yards as a team, that number didn’t heavily back the general trend, even for a program that prides itself on its running game. Just last year, Wisconsin had rushing totals below 200 yards in three of its 14 games, including a season-low 104 against Ohio State.However, with some change to the football team’s offense under second-year head coach Gary Andersen, few expected the drastic results that emerged from from the Badgers’ second game of the season.The player hyped as a preseason Heisman candidate and the Badgers’ number one option at running back, redshirt junior Melvin Gordon, was nearly invisible that Saturday. Rather, the game’s leading rusher, in terms of yards gained, was redshirt junior quarterback Tanner McEvoy.“Me having that bad game really opened my eyes to a lot of things,” Gordon said. “It just shows you, you have a bad game and not many people are on your side.”The Western Illinois defense clogged the box with up to 10 defenders in that game and Gordon had little room to work with all afternoon on the way to 38 net yards rushing, 21 of which came on one play.As for his only touchdown that game, it resulted from a pass of eight yards.“I just felt like it was one of those days where you got to get what you can get,” Gordon said. “I tried to be as effective as I can in the passing game. I tried to help out there and make some explosive plays that way. Sometimes you get those days where there’s nothing you can do, but you got to make plays and be effective a different way.”But the lack of success in the running game for Gordon provided a humbling and valuable educational experience for him that couldn’t be taught, not even by his predecessors Montee Ball and James White.It was something Gordon had to do for himself.“It’s just a different form of adversity being a starting running back and things not going your way and having a bad game,” he said.“I had a bad game as a leader. It’s been tough to try to overcome that for the first time, but I responded and I got to keep responding to every game. I’ve learned a lot of things being in this position now, learning some things that I haven’t learned before.”Gordon responded on the field. After a bye week two weekends ago, he resumed play at Camp Randall in style with his best rushing performance of his career last Saturday against Bowling Green. Thirteen carries, 253 rushing yards and five touchdowns later, Gordon had returned to the form which had garnered him so much attention.But he wasn’t the only one to have success last Saturday as the entire rushing attack, including fellow running back sophomore Corey Clement, broke free for the most single game rushing yards in program history with 644.Clement acknowledged that the whole group had something to prove after the poor showing against Western Illinois, Gordon added.“I just think he wanted to take that step forward and play his football that he knows,” Clement said of Gordon. “He’s been here for four years, and he knows how to dominate this offense. He showed for it last week, and hopefully he can keep progressing.”That determined mindset not only propelled Gordon and sparked the Badgers’ rushing attack this past Saturday against Bowling Green, but it also helped him work through the disappointment from the game against Western Illinois.“He’s got the same mindset every single day,” running back coach Thomas Brown said. “He gets frustrated at times when we don’t have production, but he shows up and works every single day, whether he runs for 12 yards or 150 yards.”Even if Gordon had a game with 12 yards, the depth Wisconsin has at running back means that even a bad game for him could mean a good game for one of the other backs like Clement.As has been the case with a rotating group of backs over the last several years, the jostling for playing time gives the Badgers a battle that few other schools benefit from. It also leads to big games for the whole group of backs, not just a monstrous game for the go-to guy in Gordon.“Practice makes our games come easier because of the competition that we have. I believe no one else in the country has it like us,” Clement said. “The camaraderie that we share is something special and great. We always want to be better than the next guy. I want to be better than Melvin. He wants to be better than me. That’s just the competition that we bring about in this group.”Although the eye-popping output against the Falcons may have put the rushing attack in elite company, both Gordon and Clement made it clear there’s more to the season than just one performance.And despite the offense changing slightly in favor of a dual-threat quarterback with McEvoy, contributing more with his legs than has been the norm for Wisconsin in the past, the power game and Gordon’s place as the focal point of the offense won’t disappear again anytime soon.“Because of that [game], we’re sharper mentally, and we’re working a lot harder because we don’t want to put that product on the field anymore,” Gordon said.last_img read more

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August 14, 2020

Plenty of Easter activities in Wellington this weekend… Churches advertise your Easter activities here!

first_imgSundayEaster Non-Denominational SONrise Service — Slate Creek Lodge, 6:30 a.m. Everyone is Welcome – Coffee and light breakfast will be served after the service. ThursdayEaster Egg-cellent Egg Hunt: 8-9 p.m. at Melody Bowl. Price: $6 per entry – $4 each for three or more within the same family.Children 10 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Late fee applies today and tomorrow, $5 per familyRegister at the WRC! Sorry no online registration. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 385 weeks ago Calvary Lutheran Church at 1300 North C Street has several activities planned for this weekend. We will be holding Maunday Thursday Worship Service at 7 p.m. On Friday we will be holding the traditional Good Friday Worship Service at 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday, Calvary Lutheran will be having an Easter Breakfast at 9 a.m. and an Easter Village for all the kiddies at 9:30 a.m. Our traditional Easter Worship Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Hope to see you there! Report Reply 1 reply · active 385 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Billy · 385 weeks ago *Maundy* It’s not a day. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Rev. Kitty Shield · 385 weeks ago St. Jude’s Episcopal Church will have the following services for Easter: March 28 @ 6:00 pm — Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist with the Stripping of the altar. March 29 @ 6:00 pm — The Good Friday Liturgy March 31 @ 9:00 am – Holy Eucharist Report Reply 2 replies · active 385 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 385 weeks ago Thanks, Rev. Kitty Shield. You forgot to include an address and perhaps a telephone number for someone to call you with questions. 🙂 Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Rev. Kitty Shield · 385 weeks ago St. Jude’s Episcopal Church 1323 North Jefferson 326-6406 Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Don Bryant · 385 weeks ago First Christian Church, 9th and Jefferson, will have a Maundy Thursday Communion and Tenebrae sevice at 7 pm on March 28th. Easter Sunday worshipservice with communion and baptismal will be at 10:15 am. Church school is at 9 am. Report Reply 0 replies · active 385 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Michael Wolff · 385 weeks ago Thank you for do this for our churches. Report Reply 0 replies · active 385 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 384 weeks ago I want to thank everyone involved with planning the Aviator Church Easter egg hunt…that was really a neat set up and my grand kids really enjoyed it…The best part was the Easter bunny coming in and landing in the helicopter….Thank you and God Bless You All…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 384 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There are several Easter activities for this weekend in Wellington. Church members or priests/pastors please note if you want to advertise your Easter activities, do so in the “comment” section below.The following are just some of the Easter Egg activities in the area for which we have at this time.  Saturday Aviator Church Wellington Egg Hunt at Wellington High School — 10 a.m, ages 0-12, $100 cash prize (for parents), inflatables, 25,000 eggs.Beat the lines and preregister at http://wellingtonegghunt.com/Wellington City Wide Easter Egg Hunt – Noon at Hargis Creek – sponsored by Kimball Insurance.last_img read more

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