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Obscene t-shirts featuring semi-naked nun spark call to police

first_imgNZ Herald 13 February 2015The display of a t-shirt that features a semi-naked nun and makes an obscene reference to Jesus has sparked a threat to call police and pleas for a boycott.For an exhibition starting tomorrow, Canterbury Museum planned to display items including English metal band Cradle of Filth’s “Vestal Masturbation” t-shirts.The clothing, the subject of several controversies and prosecutions worldwide over the years, featured an obscene slogan about Jesus on one side and a picture of a semi-naked nun masturbating on the other.Conservative lobby group Family First called the exhibit “horrific” and “offensive” and was appealing to authorities, the public and the museum to take action.Bob McCoskrie, the group’s national director, said he was complaining to police because he needed to “warn families” and dismissed suggestions his complaint would simply give the exhibit more attention.“It’s a free exhibition in a public museum.”Mr McCoskrie understood the museum received an “exemption” to display the t-shirts, even though he said both the Internal Affairs Department and Invercargill District Court had in the past deemed the shirt offensive.“We don’t think it’s art.”He wanted the t-shirts removed and would encourage people to boycott the museum if it didn’t show a “moral conscience” and take the display down.” We don’t think any group should be subjected to this level of vile hate language,” he added.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11401579Museum defends masturbating nun t-shirt exhibitionOneNews 13 February 2015Canterbury Museum says it is sorry if an exhibition featuring a t-shirt showing a masturbating nun has upset people but it is standing by its decision and will not censor its shows.More than 3000 people have signed a petition against the exhibition in Christchurch. The t-shirt, which is in an R18 area at the exhibition, features a semi-naked nun masturbating on one side and offensive wording about Jesus on the other side.The Taxpayers’ Union has slammed it as a waste of ratepayer money, Family First NZ is laying a complaint with police about the t-shirt while the YMCA has also spoken out.However, Museum director Anthony Wright says they sought and were given permission by the Office of the Chief Censor to run the t-shirt, arguing that it was within the context of the show.“We knew that we couldn’t show it without permission. So we applied to the Office of the Chief Censor and I’m pleased to say that we were granted an exemption to show the t-shirt in this exhibition – but within the context of a scholarly look at the history of t-shirts – a well-curated show and with obviously the appropriate warnings.”http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/museum-defends-masturbating-nun-t-shirt-exhibition-6234243last_img read more

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Youth exposed to high levels of violence in music videos

first_imgStuff co.nz 17 March 2015New Zealand youth are exposed to high levels of violent content in music videos, new research confirms.A study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal showed more than a third of music videos recorded from television music channel Juice TV over a two week period in 2010 contained violence and violent themes.The study authors, public health researchers from the University of Otago, called for more regulation to curb access to the violent material and education for artists, parents and educators.Associate Professor Nick Wilson said there should be tighter regulation of music videos paid for by the taxpayer through New Zealand On Air.“Personally, I don’t want my taxes used to make violent music videos,” he said.The study, funded by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), analysed 861 videos for violence, including suicidal behaviour, death and Goth culture themes.Of the 338 videos with violence, 42 per cent contained sexual content, with 20 per cent of those including violence and sex in the same scene.Violence was less common in the videos for New Zealand artists.http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/67415295/youth-exposed-to-high-levels-of-violence-in-music-videoslast_img read more

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‘Libre Uli Antique’ program brings home 525 residents

first_imgThe first batch of stranded Antiqueños – composed of students, displaced workers and construction workers – were repatriated on June 7. They were transported from the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) via Jasper Jean Bus to Batangas Port and then boarded a FastCat vessel to Culasi port in Culasi town.  It was the office of Legarda that facilitated the transport of the repatriates from PITX to Batangas Port, while the office of Cadiao welcomed the resident upon arrival at the Culasi port.   A total of 525 Antiqueños stranded in Metro Manila and other parts in Luzon return home as of June 11 through the provincial government’s “Libre Uli Antique” program. The project, which seeks to bring back more stranded residents, is a joint undertaking of Antique lone district representative Loren Legarda and Gov. Rhodora Cadiao. CADIAO CARES VIA PROVINCE OF ANTIQUE The provincial government and the office of Legarda are still facilitating additional trips to ensure remaining stranded Antiqueños will also be repatriated in the soonest possible time.(With a report from PIA/PN)center_img SAN JOSE, Antique – The “Libre Uli Antique” program, a joint undertaking of Antique lone district representative Loren Legarda and Gov. Rhodora Cadiao brought home a total of 525 Antiqueños who were stranded in Metro Manila and other parts in Luzon as of June 11.last_img read more

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Patricia Arlene Stewart

first_imgPatricia Arlene Stewart, age 80 passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Arbor Grove Village Nursing Home in Greensburg, Indiana. She was surrounded by loving family.  She was born to the late Robert Dale Stewart and Mary Julia Fiscus Stewart on October 20, 1937.  She was raised in Clarion County, Pennsylvania on her family’s farm in Reidsburg.Patricia graduated from Clarion Area High School and continued her education in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, receiving her RN degree from West Penn Hospital.  She worked for many years at West Penn and held various positions including supervisor of the operating rooms.  She spent her nursing career working at hospitals in Chicago, West Penn and St. Francis hospitals in Pittsburgh, and later retired from a Johns Hopkins affiliate hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.She built a beautiful home in Lewes, Delaware to be close to the beach which she loved.  She spent time fishing, reading, traveling and tending to her beloved animals, many of them strays.  Her other love was the Pittsburgh Steelers.  She had Steeler memorabilia scattered throughout her home.  She spent many hours with her friends and was on the social committee for the community where she lived.Ms. Stewart is survived by one brother, Gordon Stewart (Dee) of Mason, OH, and two sisters, Paula Stewart Ondrako (Jim) of Batesville, IN and Julia Stewart Dischler (Steve) of Sauk City, Wisconsin, and one step sister, Winona Grant Ace of Foxburg, PA.  She is also survived by three sisters-in-law: Yvonne Stewart, Elaine Stewart and Sylvia Stewart and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her brothers Robert Stewart, James Stewart, Joseph Roger Stewart, her step mother Emma Grant Stewart and three step brothers: James Grant, Harold Grant, Lavern Grant and one step sister: Doris Grant Craig.Patricia’s legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she interacted with, as well as those she touched through her involvement with many alcohol and drug programs.  Support for her kindness, loyalty and compassion may be shown by volunteering or donating to your local Humane Society, or to the Dementia Association of America.A favorite verse which Pat kept by her bedside read, Giving – One of life’s greatest rules . . . “You cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening your own.”  Her light not only shone brightly, but she made all those around her feel care for and loved.A memorial service will be held at Robert Burns Funeral Home in Clarion, Pennsylvania on a date to be announced in the future.  She will be laid to rest next to her mother at the Catholic Clarion Cemetery.Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville, IN is assisting the family with the arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

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Lady AquaTrojans Start Season Off On A Winning Note

first_imgEC AquaTrojan Ladies start the season off 2-0 defeating the Indians of Milan and the Raiders of South Ripley on Thursday night in Milan.  The scores were EC 95, Milan 43, South Ripley 30.  Individual winners include Mackenzie Schantz – 200 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle; Kyra Hall – 200 IM, 100 Butterfly; Tara Hall – 50 Free, 100 Backstroke.  EC won all 3 relays.   After Thanksgiving, EC hosts bitter conference rival, Greensburg on Tuesday Dec 3rd.  Come out and support the AquaTrojans!!! Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

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Blackburn play hardball over Rhodes

first_img Hull’s Europa League trip to Lokeren this week has complicated matters, with Bruce admitting after the match on Thursday he did not know how far advanced the discussions over Rhodes were. Blackburn, meanwhile, have indicated that the ball is in Hull’s court and await an improved offer. Rovers, who signed Tom Cairney and Corry Evans from the Tigers last year, are understood to be interested in Bruce’s son Alex as part of any deal. Bruce would be hesitant to sanction that, with the centre-back having impressed last season and also starting in the Barclays Premier League win over QPR on the opening weekend. Hull favour a 3-5-2 formation, meaning Bruce senior would be loathe to lose one of his established central defenders. Speaking after the 1-0 defeat in Belgium, Bruce highlighted the need to use his full squad as he attempts to balance the prospect of a European campaign with league commitments. He made nine changes in Lokeren and could do so again when his side host Stoke on Sunday. “I will look at that because obviously we’ve got a big game coming up,” he said. “I haven’t got the balance right so far because we got beat but in hindsight I’d still do the same thing because it’s vitally important to have enough energy in the team to be right for a Premier League game.” Meanwhile, Humberside Police said three Hull fans were arrested in Belgium – two for being drunk and disorderly and one for criminal damage. Officers will work with Belgian counterparts to look at any offences which may have been committed and look at measures that can be taken ahead of the return leg at the KC Stadium next week. Police in riot gear, backed up with water cannon, shepherded Hull fans past a pub frequented by local fans, with some supporters being hit by bottles as they passed. A Humberside Police spokesman said: ”This type of behaviour will not be tolerated by the minority of fans involved as it not only puts others at risk but also spoils the experience for everyone else attending the game. ”The disorder witnessed will be taken into account as the return leg approaches and we will police the match accordingly.” Scotland striker Rhodes, who has scored 53 goals in 99 appearances since joining Rovers two years ago, has emerged as Steve Bruce’s number one target but will not come cheap after Blackburn rejected an initial offer. They want a profit on the £8million they paid Huddersfield and value their prize asset in the same bracket as Long, who joined Southampton in a surprise £12million deal earlier this month. Press Association Hull will be forced to spend nearly all of their Shane Long windfall if they are to land Blackburn’s Jordan Rhodes as his replacement.last_img read more

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Premiership: Winks Earn Spurs Late Winner at Fulham

first_imgThe Spaniard, making his first Premier League start of the season in place of the injured Harry Kane, inadvertently beat Hugo Lloris from close range while attempting to clear the danger inside his own six-yard box after a Jean Michael Seri corner.The hosts thought they had doubled their lead five minutes before the interval but Aleksandar Mitrovic’s header was ruled out as the Serbian was adjudged to be offside.However, Spurs responded in the second period and they drew level six minutes after the interval when Alli ghosted in behind the Fulham defence to head a pin-point Christian Eriksen cross past Rico.And Winks completed the comeback in stoppage time when he stooped low from five yards out to meet substitute Georges-Kevin Nkoudou’s cross and break Fulham’s resistance.Spurs remain in third after the win, nine points behind Liverpool, while Fulham stay in 19th, seven points from safety.The 50th meeting between these two London clubs saw Tottenham – the side with the best away record in the league – facing the division’s worst defence.However, Spurs were without their two top goalscorers because of injury (Kane) and international commitments (Son Heung-min), and for 50 minutes, they looked devoid of ideas and opportunities to break down their well-organised opposition.Mauricio Pochettino’s men had just four shots in the first half which was less than half the number Fulham produced (9).The man chosen to play instead of talisman Kane made an impact at the wrong end and Son’s replacement, Erik Lamela, only managed one shot at goal in the 79 minutes he was on the field.Spurs were better after the break as Eriksen’s influence on the game began to grow, but when Llorente had a late chance to make amends for his earlier mistake, his header drifted wide with the game heading for a draw.BBC Radio 5 live pundit Jermaine Jenas said: “It’s a big, big moment in Spurs’ season. Everything was negative with regards to the players missing but they kept plugging away, they kept getting the ball into the box and it was one of their own in Harry Winks that saved the day today.“They’ve got a lot of players to patch up and get out there for the next game but that will feel huge.”Ultimately, two midfielders pulled Spurs out of jail although Alli was replaced in the second half after heading the equaliser, with what looked like a hamstring issue to add further concern for Pochettino.With Kane not expected to return to the side until March, and Llorente showing signs of rustiness at the Cottage, the Tottenham manager may be forced into the market as their faint tile hopes remain alive.Fulham’s debutant winger Ryan Babel looked like he enjoyed his first Premier League start since December 2010, after completing a move from Turkish side Besiktas earlier this week.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A Harry Winks header in injury time saw Tottenham come from behind yesterday to beat relegation-threatened Fulham at Craven Cottage.Spurs looked set to lose ground on league leaders Liverpool, on a day they lost Dele Alli to injury after he had earlier equalised for the visitors, but Winks stooped low in the 93rd minute to head past Sergio Rico from close range.Fulham had nine shots on goal in an impressive first half and they took a deserved lead when Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente scored an own goal.last_img read more

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Syracuse breaks program scoring record in 25-0 win over Stetson

first_img Published on January 25, 2014 at 10:44 am Contact Tyler: tfpiccot@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 3 Syracuse (2-0) backed up its convincing victory in Tuesday’s season opener with the most dominant performance in team history.After exploding for 16 tallies in the first half, the Orange went on to break a program record by scoring 25 times in a shutout of Stetson Friday night at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Sixteen different players recorded points for SU, which eclipsed its previous program high of 24 goals set back in 2008.“We’re very happy with both results this week,” Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said after the win. “The team feels confident, and they’re definitely on a mission this year.”Attackers Alyssa Murray and Kayla Treanor again led the Syracuse barrage. The latter opened the scoring only 1:09 into the contest and added two more goals during the opening half. Murray, who was named Lacrosse Magazine’s Preseason Player of the Year earlier this week, added four scores of her own.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe two have already combined for 16 goals this season.“(Treanor and Murray) have such a great lacrosse I.Q.,” Gait said. “It’s only two games in, but they’ve been outstanding.”They also received plenty of help from their teammates.Freshman Taylor Poplawski notched her first career hat trick, while junior Gabby Jaquith dished out a career-high five assists.The Orange dominated the Hatters in all phases, outshooting them 43-2 and controlling 22-of-27 draws. The shutout is only the third in program history and the first since Syracuse’s inaugural season in 1998.SU will return to the field Feb. 16 against Canisius in the Carrier Dome. Although Gait said he would like to see more patience from his offense by that point, he is very pleased with the team’s strong start.“The real measuring stick is coming soon, but they feel good,” he said. “It’s just nice to get back into competition mode.” Commentslast_img read more

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Heartland Fined N3m, Relegated

first_imgPlayers of Heartland abandoned their match against Plateau United on the 75th minute following a dispute with the match referee’s call. Scores were 1-1 at the time but the decision meant Heartland lost the match 3-0.It also officially confirms the relegation of the Owerri-based club which also has the option of appearing before a commission within 48hours.In the charge against Plateau United, their supporters were cited for throwing objects on to the field of play which led to delay in the start of the second half, an act considered a breach of Rule B13.18.For the breach, the LMC fined Plateau United N1,000,000 and the club has 48hours to submit to the ruling or elect to appear before a commission.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *The Plateau team also fined N1m for unruly supportersHeartland FC and Plateau United have been sanctioned for various infractions of the rules which happened during their Match-day 38 fixture last Sunday in Jos.The League Management Company (LMC) following a review of reports and video of the match issued separate Summary Jurisdiction Notices to the clubs.In the case against Heartland, the LMC charged the club for breach of B13.26 in that they failed to continue with a match. Heartland was fined N3,000,000 and a forfeiture of the three points and three goals which were awarded to Plateau United.last_img read more

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitching staff provides another strong start

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Kazmir, it was the first time he hit the 100-pitch mark since May when he threw 106 pitches in 5 2/3 innings against the Padres in San Diego. Facing the Rockies on Saturday, Kazmir tossed 100 pitches with 10 strikeouts, no walks and one hit batter. His two-seam fastball was as sharp as it had been all season long, hitting 95 mph a season-high four times.He did not allow a hit until DJ LeMahieu’s leadoff single in the top of the fourth inning. Colorado had a runner in scoring position only twice, thanks to a one-out doubles by LeMahieu in the sixth and Cristhian Adames in the fifth.Each time, Kazmir’s performance appeared to rise.To end the sixth, Kazmir struck out Nolan Arenado for the third time, along with Carlos Gonzalez, their 3-4 hitters. Arenado began Saturday with 44 strikeouts in 345 plate appearances, a rate of 12.8 percent that was the lowest among NL third baseman according to FanGraphs. LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers’ placement of Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list this week caused plenty of consternation.But their starting rotation again looked stable on Saturday night.One day after Bud Norris, who took Kershaw’s scheduled start after being acquired in a five-player trade with Atlanta, threw six scoreless, two-hit innings, Scott Kazmir nearly replicated the feat.The veteran left-hander surrendered three hits in six shutout innings, as the Dodgers went on to defeat the Colorado Rockies, 6-1, for their third consecutive victory. They are five games back of San Francisco in the National League West, gaining three games on the Giants over the last week.center_img He similarly fanned two to get out of the fifth. In two games this weekend at Dodger Stadium, the Rockies have scored one run, though their first one did not come until the ninth Saturday, when Arenado hit a solo home run 395 feet into the Dodgers’ bullpen. It was the eighth homer that Chris Hatcher has given up this season.Meanwhile, the Dodgers have scored 11 runs in two games.They began with a parade of hits in the bottom of the first inning. Four consecutive singles, beginning with one by Corey Seager, led to a pair of runs that moved them ahead, 2-0.Seager’s ground ball to left field extended his hitting streak to a major-league leading 15 games.Among the Dodgers’ eight starting position players, seven of them recorded a hit and two of them had multi-hit games, including Justin Turner who went 3 for 4 with a double and Trayce Thompson who was 2 for 4 with a double.last_img read more

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