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first_imgNZ Herald 12 February 2014Amber-leigh Erasmus had Myrah when she was 17 years old.Amber-leigh Erasmus became a mother at 17 and while she wouldn’t give her daughter up for anything, she said better education could have made a huge difference to her life.She gave birth to Myrah in 2011 and spoke to the Herald at the time about her belief that giving sex education to young teenagers resulted in too many unplanned pregnancies.The Hibiscus Coast mum-of-one welcomed the “fantastic” news that teen pregnancies were declining.“I am so pleased to hear that girls are taking on board the information they are gaining from peers and sex education and being safe,” she said.“I personally had a fair share of sex education, but what I learned the hard way is that as a teenager we all have the idea in our heads that things ‘won’t happen to us’ when in fact it does.” read more

first_img After graduating from the Barcelona academy, Gomez spent two years with Espanyol before joining Roberto Martinez’s Swansea on loan in 2008. He followed his countryman to Wigan in June 2009 and helped the Latics win the FA Cup four years later. Gomez’s last season with Wigan was spent in the Sky Bet Championship and his 11-goal contribution from midfield culminated in him winning the club’s player of the year award for the 2013-14 season. Sunderland, who dramatically escaped the relegation zone to finish 14th in the Premier League last month, are making moves to ensure a more prosperous campaign. The signings of Jones – also on a three-year deal – and Gomez arrived either side of the news that Uruguayan manager Poyet had committed his future to the Black Cats until 2016 by penning a new contract. The 29-year-old becomes the second new recruit at the Stadium of Light in two days after full-back Billy Jones agreed to join Black Cats boss Gus Poyet on Wearside. A statement published on Sunderland’s official website read: ” Sunderland AFC has confirmed that Spanish midfielder Jordi Gomez has agreed a three-year deal at the Stadium of Light and will become a Sunderland player from July 1.” Press Associationcenter_img Sunderland have announced the signing of Spanish midfielder Jordi Gomez from Wigan on a three-year contract.last_img read more

first_imgEverton winger Aaron Lennon looks set for his first competitive action since May as manager Roberto Martinez will name him in the squad for the visit of Chelsea. The 28-year-old’s last match was for the Toffees on May 16 at the end of his loan spell but having rejoined permanently on deadline day for a fee of £4.5million he is keen to get started. Fellow deadline day signing Ramiro Funes Mori is also likely to be in the squad despite him not returning to Finch Farm until Thursday after international duty with Argentina. “I think Brendan is progressing well and should be available, in the same way that Ramiro Funes Mori could become available. “The way I see Ramiro, he is able to play in any of those positions when he is needed, so in that respect it is about assessing how he feels. It’s a long journey coming back on Thursday morning and we’ll assess that from a physical point of view.” Midfielder James McCarthy is expected to be available after playing two matches for the Republic of Ireland despite a minor knee problem. “We are going to see how James McCarthy comes back because he had a little bit of a problem in his tendon in his knee before he joined the international setup but he got through the games really well so in that respect we are quite positive,” said Martinez. “I’m not worried about his physical state and he needs to play games now to sharpen up his play,” said Martinez on Lennon. “He’s refreshed and is in a great position. He knows the football club inside out and is desperate to get back to Goodison. “From that point of view, I expect Aaron to be involved one way or another at the weekend.” Lennon, who scored two goals in 14 appearances on loan, is confident he can hit the ground running. “I haven’t played pre-season games but I’ve trained a lot and I feel really good,” he told “I’m in good condition so once I get the game time in I don’t see why I won’t be straight up to speed.” Martinez is still missing left-back Leighton Baines but has been boosted by the news Brendan Galloway, who has stood in this season, has returned to fitness after a knee problem while he also has the option of playing Funes Mori on the left while Bryan Oviedo’s recovery from a knee injury will be assessed over the next two days. “With Bryan, it’s difficult. I don’t know if the weekend is too early or not – we’ll find out over the next 48 hours,” added the manager. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgIt may be best to avoid the pool and instead hit the beach this Memorial Day weekend!A new survey shows that half of all Americans admit to using swimming pools as communal bathtubs.The survey, conducted by the Water Quality & Health Council, shows 48-percent say they use the pool as a substitute for showering even after exercise or yard work.The poll also shows one out of four Americans admit peeing in the pool and 20-percent say they’d go in within an hour of having diarrhea.Bob Vincent of Florida’s State Health Department says having a pre-swim shower helps remove dirt, perspiration, and deodorant, all of which can degrade pool chemistry and raise the risk of dangerous waterborne illnesses.last_img

first_imgAuthorities say that the Amber Alert issued on Monday after a video showed the kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl in The Bronx was staged.The teenager, Karol Sanchez, was out with her mother when two men grabbed and dragged her into a car. Sanchez was found on Tuesday after she walked to the address that her and her mother were going to Monday night.Sources say the teenager, Karol Sanchez, knew at least one of the people involved in the kidnapping. She was brought into questioning by police No further details have been provided.850 WFTL will keep you updated as the story develops.WE HAVE A VICTORY TODAY !! Karol has been found !!! Thank you to all who have worked very hard to track down the people involved in this case !!!— NYPD 40th Precinct (@NYPD40Pct) December 17, 2019last_img read more

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government President Monish Tyagi and Vice President Logan Lachman take office today, hoping to improve the connection between students, USG and the university administrators.Work · Monish Tyagi, USG president, and Logan Lachman, USG vice president, hope to add a fall break and increase Campus Center hours. – Jennifer Schultz | Daily Trojan Among his immediate goals, Tyagi said he wants to grow USG’s role as an organization that promotes students’ interests.“We’re going to implement lobbying [for student interests], plan events through Program Board and increase opportunities for students to offer their input,” Tyagi said. “Now we’re trying to pick the team that can best do that.”The Tyagi-Lachman administration is finalizing its executive cabinet. Although they take office today, Tyagi and Lachman will not officially announce their cabinet until they are sworn in Tuesday.During the election, Tyagi and Lachman said they plan to find a solution to the on-campus “bike issue,” extend the hours of the Campus Center, talk to city officials about closing The Row to cars at one end, and increase the number of restaurants and businesses near campus where USCards are accepted.Tyagi also intends to work to expand several initiatives pushed by former president Chris Cheng, such as creation of a fall break, addition of more two-unit classes and increased communication between USG and USC administration and sustainability.Tyagi said he was very excited to take office.“It’s surreal at this point,” Tyagi said. “It’s been a month in waiting since we found out we won the election. Chris did a great job preparing and teaching me, so I feel like I’m ready for it.”last_img read more

first_img Published on September 2, 2017 at 4:23 pm Contact Matt: Facebook Twitter Google+ After three straight shutouts on a California road trip to open the season, No. 5 Syracuse (4-0) returned to J.S. Coyne Stadium to host Bucknell on Saturday afternoon. Bucknell did not record a single shot. Meanwhile, the Orange ripped off 18 shots en route to a 5-0 shutout victory, led by an experienced midfield that controlled the contest on both sides of the ball.“Our defense starts our attack,” Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley said. “If we have the ball, we’re all attack. If they have the ball, we’re all defense.”After a sloppy open to the game, with both teams settling in, Syracuse tightened its grip. SU backs Lies Lagerweij and Roos Weers spent most of the first half in Bucknell territory, surrounding Bucknell goalie Emily Finn with 10 opponents around the arc. As Finn dove from left to right, facing a barrage of shots, the Syracuse freshman goalie watched from her cage, about 50 yards away from any action. She touched the ball just once in the first half. During Jennifer Bleakney’s backhand goal to put SU on the board, Laura Hurff and Erin Gillingham crowded the cage, drawing attention from the defense and Finn. As Finn stepped out to keep the pair in check, Bleakney lifted a goal into the back right corner over Finn. The midfield was in the thick of the action. In years past, it struggled to stay on the outside.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Before we would just go up the sideline all the time,” senior Laura Hurff said. “Now we’re trying to break the spine.”Jordan Phelps | Staff PhotographerFive minutes into the second half, Hurff forced herself into Bucknell’s defense again. Weaving between the Bison, Hurff sprinted into the middle of the arc, before dishing the ball to Carolin Hoffmann who scored a backhand goal for her fourth goal of the season. Twenty minutes later, Hurff led the attack. Receiving a pass at midfield, Hurff threaded through Bucknell like Swiss cheese, and raced out to the right of the arc. As Finn and two defenders stepped out to meet Hurff, she ripped a shot across the cage and into the bottom left corner. “I was looking for a back-post pass,” Hurff said. “But she left the corner wide open.”On defense, the midfield has been working back to help keep opponents out of the arc. They succeeded in this game and have all season long. Syracuse has limited its opponents to only 17 shots in four games. The Orange had 18 shots on Saturday.  SU also had no fouls and did not permit a single corner. When the final whistle sounded, Finn had more diving saves, four, than times SU freshman goalie Borg van der Velde touched the ball the entire game, two.“(The defense) is like a wall,” Velde said. “They won’t come through.” Commentslast_img read more

first_imgGas prices in Florida have held relatively steady for the past two weeks but now face upward pressure. The national average price per gallon of regular unleaded is $2.25 – 1-cent less than a week ago, 3 cents more than this time last year, according to AAA.Florida gas prices averaged $2.13 on Sunday – a half cent less than last week; 3 cents less than last year.The most expensive gas price averages in Florida are in West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.24), Pensacola ($2.23), and Miami ($2.22)The least expensive price averages are in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.01), Orlando ($2.04), Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice ($2.07)“Gas prices could inch a little higher this week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Refineries are running on all cylinders, cutting into excess crude stocks. That helped push oil prices higher last week, which puts increased prices at the pump. The increase on the retail-side may only amount to as much as 5 cents by the end of the week. While this could be the start of a gradual rise in gas prices, drivers are likely to continue saving at the pump compared to what they paid earlier this year.”Oil Prices Reach 11-Day HighsAt the close of Friday’s formal trading session on the NYMEX, oil was up 46 cents per barrel to settle at $46.54. The market has been trending upward slightly after EIA’s weekly report showed that last week, crude oil inventories dropped below 500 million barrels for the first time since late January. Moreover, total inventories of crude are just 4.4 million barrels more than last year, showing that the surplus is draining – albeit rather slowly.OPEC action anticipatedThe market will now turn attention toward OPEC to determine if it will maintain compliance with its agreement to limit oil production through March 2018. OPEC could curtail rising crude production levels from member countries that are exempt from the agreement.In the meantime, drivers are still poised to reap the benefits of the crude glut and continued strong gasoline output rates from refineries.last_img read more

first_imgPITTSBURGH — Two of the three pitchers the Dodgers will start in their series at PNC Park this week will be making their first major-league starts.With four starting pitchers on the disabled list (Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill, Kenta Maeda and Hyun-Jin Ryu), the Dodgers already promoted one of their top pitching prospects, Dennis Santana, and pitched him Friday in Denver. Santana came on in the second inning of that game but will make his first MLB start on Thursday against the Pirates.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Before that, the Dodgers will promote left-hander Caleb Ferguson for his major-league debut Wednesday. Ferguson will join the Dodgers in Pittsburgh on Tuesday and be placed on the taxi squad until he is activated Wednesday. Ferguson is not on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster, so the team will have to make a move to clear a spot for him.Related Articles The weekly award is Kemp’s sixth but first since August 2014.Kemp entered this week leading the National League in batting (.344, second in the majors to Boston’s Mookie Betts), fourth in OPS (.949) and second in slugging percentage (.572). He also leads the Dodgers in on-base percentage (.376), doubles (14), RBIs (33) and is tied with Max Muncy and Yasmani Grandal for the team lead in home runs (nine). Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ This week’s promotion caps a quick rise through the Dodgers’ system for Ferguson who was chosen in the 38th round of the 40-round draft in 2014. Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury center_img Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Ferguson, 21, had Tommy John surgery as a senior in high school and had committed to play college baseball at West Virginia. The Dodgers took the late-round flier on him anyway and convinced him to sign.Like Santana, Ferguson started this season in Double-A and has made just two starts at the Triple-A level.Ferguson went 9-4 with a 2.87 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 122-1/3 innings in the hitter-friendly California League last year. He started this year in Double-A and went 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 10 starts. Promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City, Ferguson allowed two earned runs on six hits in eight innings while striking out 12 over two starts.KEMP HONOREDMatt Kemp’s unexpected return to Los Angeles continues to be a remarkable success.Kemp was named the National League Player of the Week for last week. He went 9 for 21 with two doubles, three home runs, six runs scored and eight RBIs during the Dodgers’ seven games.last_img read more

first_imgEmployees, clients and guests of Newport Capital Group enjoy a Cinco de Mayo celebration Thursday, May 2, at the firm’s offices at 12 Broad St., Red Bank. Enjoying the party, which included a mariachi band, are, from left: Michelle Deverin, Karen Depontes, Lauren Goldfarb, Bruce Meyer, Patty Wolf John Piluso and Michelle Bennett. “This is one of the ways we like to celebrate with our clients and friends,” said Goldfarb, who is the financial planning firm’s vice president of marketing. The firm has been in its Broad Street location for about 10 years, but has been in the Red Bank community for 30 years, Goldfarb said. Newport Capital Group was recently recognized by Plan Advisor magazine, an industry trade publication, as a finalist for its team of the year recognition.last_img