first_imgCharged with ‘excessive chores’. Charged with ‘kidnapping’ when preventing a child from harming themselves. Charged with ‘excessive time-out’. Charged for giving a child a haircut. That’s what ‘Jack and Jenny’ faced. They even encouraged ‘Jenny’ to divorce her husband and take her youngest son out of the country! And yet after being completely acquitted of 15 charges after a four week trial and just 25 minutes deliberation by the jury, it took a further 9 months (and almost 30 months after their children were first removed) before CYF allowed the family to be reunited.YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS TO REALISE JUST HOW DANGEROUS IT IS BEING A PARENT IN NZ NOW. WATCH this short story.    “I’m a housewife. I’m a mum. They made me feel like NZ’s Most Wanted.” “Jenny” (Mother)“I was embarrassed to be a NZ’er.” (Head Juror) WHERE DO THE POLITICAL PARTIES STAND?Go to This fifth short clip is this week’s example of “10 Good Reasons to Change the Anti-Smacking Law.” It’s the evidence that politicians and the media don’t want you to see. It’s the evidence John Key asked for – but won’t watch. So take a couple of minutes to watch and judge for yourself.    click on image (above) to viewTo see ALL the evidence, go to our updated and new look website . You can view the full documentaries “Mum on a Mission” (2014) and “My Mummy’s A Criminal” (2011).It’s time we held the politicians to account on a failed law which is doing more harm than good. It’s time the politicians listened to YOU!last_img read more

Liverpool plot £90m transfer move for Barcelona winger

first_imgLiverpool are preparing to make a £90million transfer move for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, Catalan reports claim.Advertisement But Dembele has still been linked with a switch to the Premier League, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal all linked.But according to Eldesmarque, Jurgen Klopp is preparing to make a move for the 22-year-old to provide competition for Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.Barca chiefs would demand £90m for the winger, as they look to raise funds to re-sign Neymar from PSG.At the start of the month Dembele sparked speculation he is eager to join Liverpool after liking a picture of himself wearing a Reds shirt.A post uploaded by a Liverpool fan account showed the 22-year-old photoshopped wearing the shirt with Trent Alexander-Arnold in the background.Dembele ‘liked’ the image causing speculation among supporters of the Premier League leaders that he could be on his way to Anfield. Loading… Read Also: EPL: Firmino nets as Liverpool go 16 points clear at top of logThe French international is already walking a thin line at the Nou Camp having had his attitude heavily criticised since his £138m move from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.Chelsea were said to have stepped up their interest in the forward after it was report Dembele’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, met with Blues club chiefs.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img The Frenchman has been sidelined for the majority of the season following separate hamstring injuries. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney PrincessesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually HappenedWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?A Rihanna Museum Is Probably Opening SoonThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO Historylast_img read more

Trojans finish season on the road at BYU

first_imgThe men’s volleyball team (7-17, 5-15 MPSF) will conclude their regular season this Friday and Saturday as they head to Utah to face No. 1 BYU (21-3, 17-3 MPSF), which is coming off two wins over then-No. 1 UCLA on the road last Friday and Saturday.The Trojans are coming off of a split weekend at home. Last Friday night, USC swept UC San Diego (25-20, 25-17, 25-13) but lost to No. 15 UC Irvine in straight sets (21-25, 15-25, 23-25).Junior outside hitter Lucas Yoder led the Trojans with 17 kills on the weekend. Senior middle blocker Josh Kirchner was second on the team with 13 kills.Going to BYU is always unpredictable for the Trojans. When the two schools meet, just like with USC and Hawaii, the teams play back-to-back matches.“[Traveling is] a learning experience for the younger guys,” head coach Jeff Nygaard said. “It’s a great chance to educate them on what it takes to go on that trip and play in that environment.”Playing at BYU is a challenge all of its own. Provo, Utah is just above 4,500 feet in elevation. Los Angeles is just over 200 feet in elevation. The difference in elevation alone is a difficult adjustment for teams to make, not to mention the fact that BYU is a mecca for men’s volleyball.“It’s hostile in that it’s an extremely favorable BYU crowd,” Nygaard said.“Favorable” would be an understatement. In their 10 home matches this season, BYU has averaged about 4,000 fans in attendance. In USC’s 13 home matches this season, they’ve averaged about 400 fans.BYU has a home record of 8-2 this season. Their losses were courtesy of No. 3 Stanford in mid-January and No. 6 Pepperdine in mid-March. USC has an opposite away record of 2-8. They’ve struggled this season, but especially on the road.Despite the daunting conditions, Nygaard isn’t afraid of the challenge ahead of the Trojans.“I would expect them to win,” Nygaard said. “I don’t see any reason otherwise.”Nygaard, a former UCLA men’s volleyball standout, has experience playing in BYU and knows what it’s like to head into that “hostile environment.”“I think it’s a great environment for volleyball,” Nygaard said. “I love going there and I love competing there.”As the season is drawing to a close, Nygaard shared his belief that all of the ups and downs of the season will help transition the team for next year.“Everything we’ve done this year is helping us transition for next year,” Nygaard said. “Regardless of what happens, it’s always going to transition to the next year.”The adversities of this season will aid the Trojans in becoming a more weathered, toughened team. Pair that with a longer time under Nygaard’s direction and plan, and the Trojans look to come out firing for next season.But before they can move on to any of that, they’ll have to take on the Cougars.last_img read more

Alex Ledesma, Commodore owner, Wellington: April 24, 1934 – May 6, 2013

first_imgAlex LedesmaAlex P. Ledesma, of Wellington, died Monday, May 6, 2013 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington at the age of 79.Alex was born the son of Manuel and Bonnie (Arebalo) Ledesma on Tuesday, April 24, 1934 in Wellington. His parents precede him in death.He was a member of the US Army during the Korean War. Alex also owned and operated the Commodore Club in Wellington for over 20 years.Survivors include his sons: Phillip Ledesma and his wife Patty of Wellington, Paul Ledesma of Wellington, Pete Ledesma and his wife Rebecca Glenn of Harbor City, California, brother, John Ledesma and his wife Jill of Wellington, grandchildren: Christa Beyenhof and her husband Brad of San Diego, California, Will Ledesma and his wife Kim of Houston, Texas, Lacey Nelson of Purdy, Missouri, Katelin Sisson of Wellington, Darien Sisson of Wellington and Dustin Sisson of Wellington along with 3 great-grandchildren.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in the chapel of the funeral home. The family will be receiving friends immediately after the Rosary.Funeral services for Alex will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 9, 2013 in the chapel of Day Funeral Home, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington.A private interment will be held at a later date.A memorial has been established in his loving memory with the America Diabetes Association, 8533 East 32nd St N, Wichita 67226. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more