Smacking: Welsh Govt rejects call for swift ban

September 27, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe Christian Institute 3 April 2014Fresh pressure to ban parents from smacking their children has been rejected for now by the Welsh Government.A new campaign group of Welsh academics says the prohibition should be enforced quickly, and that only a small change is needed.However the Government says “extensive consultation” would be required before any such move is made.ExamineCritics of a ban on smacking say such a move would criminalise loving parents simply seeking to discipline their children.In February an amendment to ban smacking was rejected by Welsh Assembly Members, as they debated the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill.At the time Deputy Minister Gwenda Thomas signalled there would be opportunities to “examine this issue” before the 2016 election. read more

Elliott reigns in inaugural Red River Tour, adds Dirt Dominator win in IMCA Modified series final

September 23, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgHe’d earn hard charger honors and win the Dirt Dominator event while clinching the tour title the next night at Ardmore. “It was a pretty cool ending to the tour,” Elliott said. Elliott had a pair of fourth place finishes in the first three races, then got caught up in an early wreck in the show at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Undeterred and with the help of Cory Davis and his crew, Elliott soldiered on and was rewarded the next night with the checkers at Bells. Elliott got the best of a stellar field at Grayson County Speedway, then raced his way out of a ‘B’ feature to ninth place in the IMCA Modified tour finale the next night to edge Jeffrey Abbey for the ti­tle. HIS CREW: Wife Tana, daughter Cambryn and parents David and Tammy. Chris Elliott was champion of the inaugural Red River Tour for IMCA Modifieds. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography)center_img “Winning this tour meant a lot to me. There are a lot of guys in Texas who are very good race car drivers and may not get the time in the spotlight they deserve,” said Elliott, from Abilene. “To not only make each of the six races but to be consistent and have a car that could have won half of them meant a lot.” “We tore up some stuff at Devil’s Bowl, went over the car before loading up and slept by the side of the road before we got to Grayson County,” said Elliott, who got to see the sun come up over the vast Texas horizon. “That track is really my kind of place. Winning there really gave us a boost.”  ABILENE, Texas – His win at the track he called “a cool little place” highlighted Chris Elliott’s run to the championship of the inaugural Red River Tour. Wins-1                    Top Five Finishes-3           Starts-6 HIS SPONSORS: Strong Ready Mix, Kyle Paul Construction, Big Country Title, Armorthane, Ra­mos Masonry, Hydropro Landscaping, Dark Horse Racing Shocks and Abilene Materials, all of Abilene; Randy, Will and Pam Poston at Poston Motorsports, Midland; IRP Race Cars of Longview; E & E Kustom of Eastland; Truform Race Products of Waco; Crabtree Motorsports of Clyde; Raider Graphix of Lubbock; Dave Leech Construction of San Angelo; Octane Trade School; Neuline Engineering; and Ti-Lube of Mount Ayr, Iowa.last_img read more

Womens water polo has two players of the week

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgYouth showed its strength for the Women of Troy this week as sophomore driver Stephania Haralabidis was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week, and freshman goalie Victória Chamorro was named MPSF Newcomer of the Week.This is Haralabidis’ first Player of the Week award, but she has a history of MPSF recognition as she won Newcomer of the Week on two different occasions last year.Haralabidis was an unstoppable force for USC this past weekend. In the semifinal game, as the No. 3-ranked Women of Troy competed against No. 11 Cal State University Northridge, Haralabidis scored five goals.  Four of them came in the first half of the game. In the championship game against No. 6 UC Irvine, Haralabidis not only notched a first-period hat trick, but she repeated her dominant scoring performance with another five goals.Having scored two in each of Saturday’s games against Cal State East Bay and Long Beach State, Haralabidis finished the tournament with 14 total goals.Haralabidis earned All-America Honorable Mention honors last season, her first at USC.  Haralabidis is a native of Greece who has competed on both the Junior and Senior National Teams.With the first award of her Trojan career, Chamorro started off the season with a new personal best.  Playing in goal for the Women of Troy for all four quarters of the championship victory against No. 6 UC Irvine, Chamorro captured 15 saves — her new career best.Chamorro played a total of 13 periods over the weekend for the Women of Troy and garnered 27 total saves.  Over her time in goal, Chamorro allowed only 11 goals during the entire tournament.Chamorro hails from Brazil and is a member of the Brazilian National Team.At this weekend’s Triton Invitational, USC won each game by at least five goals.  USC beat Cal State East Bay 22-4, Long Beach State 15-1, No. 6 CSUN 19-3 in the semifinals, and No. 3 UC Irvine in the championship game 10-5. The Women of Troy are undefeated this season with a record of 6-0.  Looking ahead, they will be competing in the Lancer Invitational Friday and Saturday in Riverside, California. With only three senior members on the team, the Women of Troy look to continue building their dynasty with this young talent.last_img read more

India’s New Kit Unveiled ahead of IAAF World Athletics Championships

November 26, 2019 0 Comments

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Doha: The 27-member Indian squad will compete in the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships here in a new team uniform.Athletics Federation of India launched the new kit here on Wednesday ahead of the year’s biggest competition in track and field sport. AFI President Adille Sumariwalla said the kit would be worn by the national athletics team at all international events except for the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games.”Our athletes are on the cusp of making a mark at the global level, having consistently done well at the Asian level. And we are very pleased that Nestle MILO is coming on board as our Official Partner,” he said.Last month, AFI announced a major sponsorship deal for the flagship talent hunt initiative NIDJAM.”MILO now moves in deeper, by working with the Federation to create scientific approaches and feasible nutrition programmes for the junior athletes and championships under the AFI banner,” read the AFI statement. afiathleticsAthletics Federation of IndiaIAAF World Athletics Championships First Published: September 27, 2019, 7:22 AM ISTlast_img read more