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first_imgWillie Jackson – Manukau Courier 17 Aug 2012The recent outburst from Mangere MP Su’a William Sio over Manurewa MP Louisa Wall’s same-sex marriage bill shows that all is not well in the Labour Party camp. Just when Labour was starting to make inroads into the National Party’s majority this major disagreement has erupted within the ranks. And while disagreements are not always bad for political parties it is bad when that disagreement is paraded for all the public to see. Ms Wall’s bill has caused so much unrest that Mr Sio obviously found it necessary to go public with his concerns. And his concerns are valid from his constituency’s position. The majority of Mr Sio’s constituents are Pacific Islanders and he says most of them would be against Ms Wall’s bill. So it’s only right that he voices their opposition. But his decision  to make that opposition public has damaged his party in the polls. It seems strange that Mr Sio would go public as he’s always impressed as a solid hard-working and no-mistake MP. So I think it can be safely assumed that rather than this being a mistake it was a calculated and deliberate move by him to put a stake in the ground, firstly for his constituents in Mangere and secondly for himself and a number of his colleagues in Labour who believe that the party has lost the plot in terms of where its priorities should be at the moment. Mr Sio says that Labour should focus on the weak economy and issues that resonate with most Kiwis. He says that putting up a bill like the same-sex marriage bill will not recapture the estimated 30,000 votes that have been lost. And I don’t think he’s too far off the mark. No matter what the merits are of Ms Wall’s bill, the most important challenge for Labour is to win back the thousands of disillusioned voters, particularly the ones in South Auckland, who believe that Labour has become obsessed with social legislation. For example, Labour’s prostitution bill has been nothing but a nightmare for Papatoetoe residents. Add to that the civil union legislation and the anti-smacking laws and you get an understanding of where Mr Sio is coming from.http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/local-blogs/willie-jackson/7498134/Labour-in-trouble-over-marriage-billlast_img read more


first_imgWe’ve just updated and launched our website HaveYourSay.nz designed to put the power back into the hands of families, and to help you be a ‘Political Advisor’ for family issues in NZ.The site has been updated since the 2017 Election. Check it out today! Add it to your Home Screen on your smartphone, or Favourites bar on your computer.It’s vital that our elected representatives hear the voice of families on issues that are important to them. This resource has just made the task that much easier.Check it out today http://haveyoursay.nz/#/last_img


first_imgHazel L. Geiling, age 88, of Brookville, Indiana died Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville.Born September 23, 1927 in Franklin County, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Oscar & Edna (Sayers) Geiling. On April 26, 1947 she became the wife of Gene “Nick” Geiling, and he preceded her in death on November 2, 1993.Hazel was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #1129 Ladies Auxiliary of Brookville, as well as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Wilbur Dennison Post #2014 of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2014, Brookville. Survivors include one daughter, Donna Norman of Brookville, Indiana; three sons, Denny (Fairy) Geiling of Brookville, Indiana, Darrell Geiling of Oxford, Ohio, and Darrin (Michelle) Geiling of Brookville, Indiana; two brothers, Hubert Brack of Brookville, Indiana and Kenny Brack of Louisiana; four grandchildren as well as four great-grandchildren.In addition to her parents and husband, Nick, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Geiling, a son Duane Geiling, four sisters and four brothers.Family & friends may visit from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 P.M. on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Msgr. Joseph Riedman will officiate the Funeral Services at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial will follow in Big Cedar Cemetery in Brookville.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Geiling family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more


first_imgSYDNEY Sixers beat Brisbane Heat in a super over to reach Saturday’s Big Bash League (BBL) final, where they will play Perth Scorchers.Moises Henriques hit 18 runs as the Sixers scored 22 in their extra over, while the Heat made 15 in reply.Brendon McCullum had earlier scored 46 as the Heat compiled 167-9.The Sixers looked well set after Henriques’ 64, but Ben Dwarshuis had to score two runs off the final ball to tie the game at the Gabba.Henriques then hit two sixes and a four in the super over.The Sixers will play the Scorchers, who are two-time champions, in the final at the WACA in Perth. (BBC Sport)last_img


first_imgIRELAND will play holders New Zealand in the World Cup quarter-final after Japan topped Pool A with victory over Scotland on Sunday.The hosts will face South Africa after their 28-21 win over the Scots meant Joe Schmidt’s men finished the group in second place.The All Blacks, winners of the last two World Cups, finished top of their group.Ireland’s last eight match will take place in Tokyo next Saturday.The game against Steve Hansen’s side will be played at the Tokyo Stadium, starting at 11:15 BST.Ireland secured their first win on home soil over the All Blacks last November when a superb chip-and-gather try by Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale helped them to a 16-9 win at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.That added to their historic first win over New Zealand in Chicago two years earlier.Hansen’s men have lived up to their billing as pre-tournament favourites so far in Japan, topping their group with three wins including an impressive opening weekend victory over South Africa.By the quarter-final, it will have been two weeks since the All Blacks’ last game, as Typhoon Hagibis forced the cancellation of their final Pool B fixture against Italy. (BBC Sport)last_img read more


first_imgBobby Acosta, who coached the wide receivers at Syracuse last season, will be the new wide receivers and tight ends coach at Cornell, a source confirmed to The Daily Orange Saturday morning.The news was first reported by Mike McAllister of Scout.com.Acosta also served as Syracuse’s recruiting coordinator and was known for bringing in the bulk of SU’s commits from New Jersey. Acosta was promoted to the Orange’s wide receivers coach in 2015 after former SU offensive coordinator George McDonald left for North Carolina State. Prior to that, Acosta coached the Syracuse tight ends.He is the eighth former Syracuse position coach/coordinator to land a job after Dino Babers cleaned house at SU, with Tim Lester, Chuck Bullough, Fred Reed, DeAndre Smith, Clark Lea, Jake Moreland and Tim Daoust all securing new spots already. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 19, 2016 at 10:43 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmancenter_img Related Stories Syracuse football announces hiring of 6 assistant coachesFormer Syracuse football offensive coordinator Tim Lester named quarterbacks coach at PurdueSyracuse revitalizes New York, New Jersey recruiting efforts in Class of 2015Assistant coaches Acosta, Adam bring Division-III roots to Syracuselast_img read more


first_imgRoberts doesn’t see that pattern continuing in 2016. Yasmani Grandal will be the starter, he said this week, and Ellis will be the backup. “(Grandal) caught (Kershaw) last year and Clayton performed well,” Roberts said, “so the idea of a personal catcher, I don’t see that happening. But there will be times A.J. will catch Kershaw as well.”In a smaller sample size (12 starts), Kershaw’s numbers when pitching to Grandal in 2015 were actually better than his numbers when pitching to Ellis (21 starts). His ERA, opponents’ batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage were all lower. His strikeout-to-walk ratio was higher.Grandal was behind the plate when Kershaw threw two shutout innings against the Chicago White Sox in his first start of the spring.“Obviously A.J. and I have been together for a long time,” Kershaw said. “We worked together really well. When Yas caught me last year, we worked together really good as well.” GLENDALE, Ariz. >> A year ago, then-manager Don Mattingly penciled in A.J. Ellis as the Dodgers’ starting catcher for four of Clayton Kershaw’s first five starts of the season, including Opening Day. At the time Mattingly said his decision was the result of a lot of conversations with Kershaw. Maybe Dave Roberts will ultimately have a lot of conversations with Kershaw about who he can expect to see behind the plate. They just haven’t happened this early in camp.“Dave and I really haven’t talked about it a whole lot,” Kershaw said after his first Cactus League appearance Thursday. “That stuff tends to work itself out anyway. I think over the course of the season, you kind of saw last year it works itself out. I’m sure it will do that this year, too.”Mattingly backed off the “personal catcher” track for Ellis and Kershaw somewhat as last season wore on, though the two were paired together for Kershaw’s final six starts, including the playoffs. Roots run deep Non-roster invitee Charlie Culberson doesn’t fall under the traditional definition of a “third-generation major leaguer.” But he’s close.Leon Culberson, who played for the Boston Red Sox and Washington Senators from 1943-48, is the cousin of Culberson’s grandfather. Charlie’s father, Charles, played five seasons in the minor leagues before becoming a coach. His uncle, Calvain, was a pitcher who reached Triple-A with the Reds and Red Sox.On his mom’s side, Culberson counts the Sisler family – Hall of Famer George, and sons Dave and Dick – among his distant relatives.Culberson said that he and his wife welcomed their second child last year. They gave their son a good baseball name: Ace.AlsoZach Lee will start Sunday against the San Francisco Giants in place of injured left-hander Brett Anderson. He’ll throw two innings. Ross Stripling is expected to be the first pitcher out of the bullpen and throw two more innings. … Dodgers president Stan Kasten and other team officials will dedicate the newly renovated baseball field at Muir High School in Pasadena at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation managed the reconstruction of the field at Jackie Robinson’s alma mater.saturday’s spring training gamesDodgers 7, Diamondbacks 2Right-hander Kenta Maeda pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out two, in his Dodger debut. “Maybe I was a little nervous before,” Maeda said through an interpreter. “But once I was on the mound, not so much. I was able to add and subtract to my velocity and I was able to command my pitches well.” Non-roster invitee Rob Segedin, a third baseman who was acquired from the Yankees in January, hit a pair of home runs for the Dodgers, who touched Arizona starter Shelby for two runs and five hits in two innings.Angels 9, Mariners 7Daniel Nava, battling for the Angels’ left fielder’s job, went 3 for 3 with three RBIs, including a two-run double. Non-roster players Nick Buss and Sherman Johnson hit back-to-back two-run doubles to give the Angels a 7-5 lead in the seventh inning. Angels non-roster left-hander Nate Smith struggled from the start. He put the first four batters he faced on base via hit or hit-by-pitch and gave up three runs on three hits in two innings, though he retired six straight batters after that. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more


first_img 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 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! 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 The following sports cancelations and postponements for today have been made because of the bad weather:•WHS GOLF – Tex Consolver Golf Tournament being hosted by Goddard Eisenhower has been canceled.•WHS TRACK — The track meet at Wichita Collegiate has been canceled.•WMS TRACK — The track meet at Maize has been canceled.•WHS BASEBALL/SOFTBALL —  The doubleheader games at Clearwater has been postponed until Wednesday, May, 8. Baseball games start at 4 p.m. and softball games start at 4:30 p.m.•WMS TENNIS — The junior varsity tennis match with El Dorado has been canceled.•JV BASEBALL — The Crusaders will play at Winfield at the Broadway Sports Complex on Saturday at 9 and 11 a.m.last_img read more


first_imgC Flight: First round:Art Caudillo byeRichard Orton 1 up (20 holes) over Deitrek Gill.Dean Russell bye.Bob DeJarnett byeDavid Carr byeKelly Walker 2 and 1 over Ken Johnson.Mike Morlan byeTrue DeJarnett bye.Second round:Orton 4 and 3 over CaudilloRussell 1 up over B. DeJarnettCarr 3 and 1 over WalkerMorlan 4 and 2 over T. DeJarnett.Semifinals:Orton 8 and 6 over RussellMorlan 3 and 2 over Carr.Championship: Mike Morland 5 and 3 over Richard Orton.Follow us on Twitter. B Flight:First round:Doug Norris byeTom Farley 3 and 2 over Kevin WolkenMark Erickson byeGalen Green 3 and 2 over Graysen DeJarnettJerry Kiser byeDavid Klein 4 and 3 over Ian StallbaumerAustin Craig byeDustin Craig 3 and 2 over Tyler Norris.Second round:Norris 1 up over WolkenErickson 3 and 1 over GreeneKlein 2 up over Kiser.A. Craig 8 and 7 over D. Craig.Semifinals:Erickson 1 up 19 holes over Norris.A. Craig 3 and 2 over Klein.Championship: Mark Erickson 4 and 3 over Austin Craig. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the results of the Wellington Match Play Championship held August 16-17.Championship Flight:First round - Myles Miller 1 up 20 holes over Lander Greene.Jesse Ybarra 1 up 19 holes over Tony FerraroSean Lunsford 4 and 3 over Derek HarrisonKurt Eck 3 and 2 over Josh TroutmanScott Templeton 5 and 4 over Bill MottGary Richmond 1 up over Jarin McGovernBrian Peck 3 and 2 over Chad RennAdam Ricke 4 and 3 over Nick Becker.QuarterfinalsMiller 5 and 3 over YbarraEck 3 and 2 over LunsfordTempleton 1 up (19 holes) over RichmondPeck 3 and 2 over Ricke.SemifinalsMiller 2 and 1 over EckTempleton 1 up (19 holes) over Peck.Championship: Myles Miller 4-3 over Scott Templeton. A Flight:First round:Kris Harrod bye.Pete Miller 2 and 1 over Jeff McGovernBill Butts bye.Scott McQuin 3 and 2 over Ben WilsonBrad Stocking bye.Mark Miller 2 and 1 over Jim MillerBuddy Robertson bye.Chaney Stallbaumer 1 up (20 holes) over Brady Short.Second round:Harrod 7 and 6 over McGovern.Butts 2 and 1 over McQuinn.Stocking 3 and 2 over M. MillerRobertson 5 and 4 over Stallbaumer.Semifinals:Butts 3 and 1 over Harrod.Stocking 2 up over Robertson.Championship: Brad Stocking 1 up (19 holes) over Bill Butts. 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 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! 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 commentslast_img read more


first_imgJohn EtterJohn J. Etter, of Wichita, died Thursday, June 11, 2015 at his home in Wichita at the age of 40.John was the son of Rebeccca (Hays) and James Etter born on Friday, September 13, 1974 in Wichita. He graduated from Wellington High School in 1993 and briefly attended Kansas State University. John was a lifelong fan of the K-State Wildcats and Chicago Cubs. In his professional career, the recurring theme was that John loved employment that allowed him to serve and help others. This allowed him to thrive in both physical therapy and corporate sales. Survivors include his mother, Rebecca Threadgill and her husband Timothy of Wichita, father, James L. Etter of Wellington, grandmothers: Genevra Hays of Derby and Donna Etter of Wellington, step-brother, Kenny Etter of Wellington, aunt, Arvene Kilby and her husband Sheppard of Bridgeton, New Jersey, cousins: Crysteen Gillenwater and her husband Anthony of Bridgeton, New Jersey and Bryce Demaree of Portland, Tennessee. John also loved his step-children: Angela Dooling, Aubrey Ottaway and Austin Ottaway. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers: John Hays and James H. Etter. Memorial Services for John will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 2015 in the chapel of Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington. A memorial fund has been established in his loving memory to the Sumner County Community Drug Action Team. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more