The highest rate of teen suicide in the developed world

first_imgStuff 16 October 2016Family First Comment: Shocking – and tragic.New Zealand has the highest rate of teen suicide in the developed world, an OECD report reiterates.Despite the alarming information the report revealed nothing new.New Zealand continuously ranked among the worst in the world for our levels of teen suicide.In a normal week two teenagers or two children kill themselves, Youthline director Stephen Bell says. About 20 young people will be hospitalised for self-harm each week, he estimated.This was New Zealand’s shame, he said. If suicide was a contagious disease, Bell said the country would have demanded action.READ MORE: read more

Slain OFW’s employers in Kuwait face murder raps

first_imgLocal autopsy showed that Villavende suffered at least fivemonths of abuse and has clear indication of sexual abuse, contrary to theinitial autopsy done in Kuwait seemed “roughly done” based on the autopsyincision on Villavende’s head. MANILA – The employers of slainFilipina domestic worker Jeanelyn Villavende has been charged with murder inKuwait, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III confirmed in a Senatehearing on late Tuesday that he received information on the filing of acriminal case against the Kuwaiti couple earlier this week. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration administrator HansCacdac, meanwhile, said that labor officials are heading to Kuwait this Fridayto get updates on the case against Villavende’s employers. Villavende’s family in Norala town, South Cotabato has earlierrejected the P50 million worth of blood money offered by the Kuwaiti suspectsto settle the case.center_img “I was informed that the employers have been formally chargedwith murder… ‘Yung detention nila ‘yung para sa mga high criminals ‘yung tawag e,” Bello said at the Senatecommittee on labor’s hearing on the government’s migration policies. Villavende’s death has resulted in a total deployment ban ofFilipino workers to Kuwait but Bello said that Filipinos could be allowed towork again in Kuwait if the Gulf state would serve justice for Villavende andfinally agree to implement a standard employment contract which would ensurethe welfare of Filipino domestic helpers./PN Cacdac also said that the government will also bringVillavende’s father to Kuwait to witness the hearings once the trial starts, asrequested by the family.last_img read more

Premier League revenue could rebound to record high

first_img The top flight’s 20 clubs are set to see collective revenues decline for the first time since the Premier League breakaway of 1992 as they count the cost of the coronavirus pandemic, which has obliterated matchday revenue and left clubs covering sizeable salaries at a time when their earnings are near non-existent. Broadcasters will also need to be paid rebates due to the three-month postponement of football whilst season ticket revenue for the 2020/21 season can also not yet be guaranteed. In its annual review of football finance Deloitte estimates that collective revenue, which reached a record £5.2billion in the 2018/19 season, will slip to £4.3billion for the following 12 months. Dan Jones, partner and head of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said: “We expect the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to cause significant revenue reduction and operating losses across European football in the current season’s financial results.Advertisement Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Irresistibly Beautiful Asian Actresses10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art Premier League revenues could rebound to a record high in the 2020/21 season, according to leading accounting firm Deloitte. “Football returning – in a safe and sensible way – is clearly important to limiting the financial impact that the pandemic has had. Leagues across Europe have been responding in different ways and at different paces. “The success of each league’s return, and the strength of each one’s relationships with broadcasters and commercial partners, will have a potentially significant and lasting impact on the financial strength of clubs and leagues.” However some of the revenue that clubs are missing out on in the remainder of the 2019/20 season could be recovered over the following campaign and Deloitte is expecting revenue to rise to new heights for that reporting period, though much of this will be attributed to the fact that the traditional period in which clubs report their finances (generally from the start of June to end of May) could now encompass one and a quarter league seasons. “We forecast that the restart plans for the Premier League and a number of its peers will cause a rapid recovery in financial results as some 2019/20 broadcast revenues are pushed into the 2020/21 financial year, which may result in a bumper revenue year,” Jones said. read also:Premier League: One positive case in latest round of testing “Much remains uncertain, particularly around the timing and scale of the return of fans to stadiums and the impact on commercial and broadcast partners’ wider businesses. The football industry will be hopeful that a V-shaped recovery and a return to relative financial normality for the 2021/22 season is possible.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Ferran Torres blasts Parejo after sealing Man City switch

first_imgRead Also: Chelsea join race to sign Real Madrid starThe club ended the 2019-20 season controversially, with Albert Celades sacked and replaced by Javi Gracia, and owner Peter Lim threatening to sell up to €100m worth of players.Torres is likely to be the first departure this summer with Parejo, Jasper Cillessen, Mouctar Diakhaby, Eliaquim Mangala, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Kevin Gameiro all potentially on the exit list.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 New Manchester City star Ferran Torres has criticised former captain Dani Parejo after his move from Valencia was confirmed. The Spanish U21 international completed a €23m move from Los Che to Pep Guardiola’s side, after penning a five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium.Advertisement Loading… The 20-year old told an interview with City’s website he is excited to play under Guardiola, however, as per the front page of Wednesday’s edition of Marca, he has not left the Estadio Mestalla on good terms. Torres told an interview with the Spanish outlet that veteran midfielder Parejo has ‘not been a good captain for him’ during his time with Los Che. Promoted Content8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseHow Couldn’t You See The Impact Of These Women On Our Lives?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe 90s Was A Fantastic Decade For Fans Of Action Movies6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Fury, Wilder trilogy fight may hold in China

first_imgTyson Fury against Deontay Wilder could be heading to the Chinese gambling mecca of Macau.The third fight between the heavyweight pair was pencilled in for Las Vegas on July 18 before the coronavirus pandemic. But with fears growing mass gatherings will be banned in the US and UK until next year, the trilogy clash could now be heading to the “Las Vegas of Asia” in November or December.Fury’s UK promoter Frank Warren revealed over the weekend that there is interest from a Far East territory in hosting the fight.Daily Star Sport understands that has come from Macau and those involved in the fight are awaiting an official offer.The financial deal will have to be at least an eight-figure one to tempt the organisers into bringing the bout to the region.But concerns have been growing about the loss of revenue if Fury and Wilder was staged behind closed doors in the US should crowds be banned until 2021. Fury’s seventh-round stoppage win over Wilder to win the WBC title took in £13.8 million at the MGM Grand Garden Arena gate.That broke the record for a heavyweight fight in Las Vegas and was a huge chunk of the money earned for the fight.So now organisers are open to taking the bout on the road and, with China more likely to allow mass gatherings at sporting events before the US and UK, they have made an initial move.Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum informed Warren of the interest late last week.Arum has staged fights in Macau before as he took Manny Pacquiao there to fight Brandon Rios and Chris Algieri in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The US promoter was also due to bring WBO and WBC light-welterweight champion Jose Ramirez against Viktor Postol to Hainan in China on February 1 before the virus shut down the country.Fury is contractually obliged to face Wilder in a third fight owing to the agreement before their second meeting on February 22.Wilder’s camp have dismissed any talk of taking a financial offer to step aside to allow Fury to take on WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua next.So Fury’s team are keen to get the third Wilder fight on for this year despite the uncertainty around the sport due to coronavirus.RelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk China waste treatment plant fined $16m for dumping untreated waste Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Tags: ChinaDeontay WilderLas VegasMacauTyson Furylast_img read more

Vitesse deny Bony Swansea move reports

first_imgVitesse Arnhem have denied reports striker Wilfried Bony is set to make an imminent move to Barclays Premier League Swansea. The 24-year-old Ivory Coast international is one of a number of players Swansea have tabled bids for over the last couple of weeks, with the Welsh club’s offer understood to be around the £10million mark. Bony’s agent, Francis Kacou, had told Arnhem newspaper De Gelderlander a £10.2million deal had been done for the top scorer in last season’s Eredivisie. But Vitesse posted a statement on their official website which read: “Various media have reported that Wilfried Bony is to transfer to Premier League club Swansea City. This message is incorrect.” The statement continued: “There is admittedly much interest in the striker, the top scorer in the Eredivisie last season, and Swansea City are one of the interested clubs. However, a transfer is not the case.” Despite Vitesse’s statement, Press Association Sport understands a deal is likely to be completed in the coming days for Bony to become Swansea’s record signing, with the fee being almost double the £5.55million paid for Pablo Hernandez last summer. Swansea are also closing in on the signing of £2million rated Espanyol defender Jordi Amat, while Real Betis midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo is set to join his former team-mate Jose Canas in south Wales. Swansea are also in talks to bring Jonathan de Guzman back to the Liberty Stadium on a second season-long loan, while bids have been lodged for Birmingham winger Nathan Redmond, Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis and Standard Liege forward Michy Batshuayi. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

United building momentum – Young

first_img The Red Devils moved up to within striking distance of the top four following a hard-earned 1-0 win at Norwich, where substitute Danny Welbeck made the most of a somewhat fortunate opening at the start of the second half when a ricocheted clearance sent him clear though on goal to kill off what had been a determined challenge from the home side. It was a fourth straight Premier League win for David Moyes’ rejuvenated team, who are also into the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup and last 16 of the Champions League. The United boss accepted Norwich had given his side a stern test during the opening 45 minutes, which saw David De Gea save well from full-back Russell Martin and forward Gary Hooper, while Wes Hoolahan’s goalbound shot was blocked by Jonny Evans. “In the first 10 minutes, I thought we did well, but then we lost our way a little bit,” Moyes said. “I thought when Danny Welbeck came on, he made a massive difference and gave us something slightly different.” Rooney is expected to be available for next week’s game against Spurs, while Moyes also revealed striker Robin van Persie was close to a return from his injury lay-off. “We have needed the squad. We have a big squad here and a good squad,” Moyes said on MUTV. “If you are going to win games away from home then you are going to need them to do their job, and we are going to need them in the coming games as well.” Moyes feels his team have the confidence required to lift themselves and make up their lost ground over the remainder of the campaign. “We have to keep moving on and believing that we are going to catch the teams above us, we have to believe that we are going to go out and win the games,” the Scot added. “We look more likely to score goals and it looks as if we are creating more. The players are getting the bit between their teeth again and I think they are generally doing much better.” Ashley Young has warned the rest of the Barclays Premier League that Manchester United are showing the spirit of champions once again. England forward Young insists the whole club remains focused on the ultimate goal of retaining their crown come May. “It is more the character and the team spirit we have got, to bounce back from defeats and disappointing performances,” the 28-year-old said. “We show that resilience, that strength in depth in the squad, that team spirit – we have got all that off the field, so when you take that onto the field, you win games and we have shown that in the past few performances. “I keep talking about the momentum we are building. As long as we keep playing the way we have, we will keep building that up.” Young continued: “If you were to ask anybody around the club, no-one would have ever said we were out of the title race. “We have to just keep winning games. Our momentum is building now and we have to keep playing as we have done to take those chances which will see us back up the table. “We have another tough game coming up on New Year’s Day against Tottenham, but, hopefully, if we can continue to play the way we have been doing, then we can get another three points.” Moyes made five changes from the 3-2 win at Hull on Boxing Day, with forward Wayne Rooney rested because of a groin problem as Javier Hernandez led the attack while midfielder Michael Carrick came in for a first start since mid-November. Press Associationlast_img read more

Ramsey highlights human cost

first_img Just hours before QPR were relegated from the Barclays Premier League with Sunday’s 6-0 rout at Manchester City, midfielder Joey Barton said in an interview that the season had been spoiled by the “bad eggs” in the squad. The contribution of Adel Taarabt, Eduardo Vargas, Mauricio Isla, Armand Traore and Mauro Zarate has been questioned by fans, although the unrest in QPR’s dressing room has been a recurring problem and predates the current season. Press Association QPR boss Chris Ramsey insists players who view football as a “meal ticket” should consider the human cost of their actions elsewhere in the club. “I get disappointed for those people that will get cut lower down the food chain.” QPR have been criticised for the age profile of their team, but Ramsey insists it is the older heads who have given everything in doomed pursuit of Premier League survival. “If you look at Clint Hill, Richard Dunne, Bobby Zamora, Rob Green, Joey Barton and Karl Henry, they’re all 30 and above and have always been ready to play week in, week out,” Ramsey said “Richard Dunne accelerated his return in order to be ready for the battle. Steven Caulker played with a broken hand. Joey has been available nearly every game. “Karl Henry because of his energy has been moved around in order to play. You could see the anguish on Clint Hill’s face that we weren’t getting it right at the weekend. “You look at some of the older players who have been lambasted because we’re an ‘old squad’, they have been the ones who have carried the fight.” Ramsey believes players who are happy just to pick up their wages must remember their attitude has dire consequences among other employees and cash-strapped supporters. “I think a lot of players are generally good eggs but there are a lot of players that look at the game as a meal ticket and don’t understand the implications of not performing correctly,” said Ramsey. “For instance, when you get relegated there is a significant decrease in the revenue that comes into the club. “That might mean that the person who works in the shop has to reduce their staff. It might mean that one or two programme sellers have to go. “It might mean the tea lady that relies on her minimum wage and getting out of the house to have some friendship with people loses her job. “What they don’t realise is that most of the cuts happen at the middle to bottom end. “What hurts me is not really for the people that will maybe get a reduced contract by £10,000 a week. “I get more hurt for the fan who gets up every morning, puts away £20 a week in order to get their season ticket next year. last_img read more

NFL teams rely on tape with virus altering pre-draft routine

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAURORA, Colo. (AP) — Let’s go to the tape.NFL teams are having to rely more heavily on game film of college prospects as they prepare for the draft at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has halted business as usual across the globe. The social distancing spawned by the coronavirus emergency has halted pro timing days at college campuses. It’s also led the league to forbid teams hosting prospects at team headquarters or from visiting them for in-person interviews, face-to-face meetings that are usually such an integral part of the annual evaluations that can make or break a franchise’s fortunes. April 1, 2020 Associated Press “We’ll just have to conclude the best we can from what we can see on the tape,” Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said in a conference call Tuesday.Broncos coach Vic Fangio said scouts and college personnel appraisers are fond of suggesting ninth-tenths of the evaluation of a player is based on what he did in college with just 10 percent of the grade coming off the NFL scouting combine, college pro days and/or personal interviews.“This is the year it will really be tested,” Fangio said. “It will be 90 percent what you see on tape, and we’ll go from there.”Fangio is putting a positive spin on the situation.“We do not have the workout times that you normally have to evaluate guys, but sometimes those workout times and that information just clouds the issue,” Fangio said. “It’s nice to know what a guy runs a 40 in, but how fast does he look on tape is more important. “He was a transfer there from Tennessee and he had a little bit of a baggage background,” Dorrell said. “But when I met the kid we had a great conversation at the combine, we continued to stay in contact with each other, I continued to do my research with coaches both at Tennessee and at Colorado State. “And you know we felt that we got a steal, to make a long story short, when we were able to pick him up as an undrafted free agent in Miami last year,” Dorrell said. “If you don’t dive into the information like that, you tend to miss a lot of things.” As Elway prepares for a draft unlike any other, he said a radical decision Fangio made this spring is paying unexpected dividends as the team builds its draft board for the April 23-25 selection process. Fangio didn’t take his assistant coaches to the combine in Indianapolis at the end of February and instead had them work remotely all week back in Denver evaluating players at their respective positions. “It helped us tremendously, I think,” Elway said. “Vic had the coaches stay home from the combine and spend one full week on the draft so all the coaches got all of their reports in on the players in this year’s draft. That was beneficial. Then, we’ll hold interviews with the players over the telephone or whether it be in Zoom instead of having the 30 visits that we’ve had. “A lot of times you can guess how fast a guy runs, generally speaking. It’s more important what the tape says.”Less than an hour’s drive from the Broncos’ headquarters, new University of Colorado head football coach Karl Dorrell is lamenting how FaceTime has replaced face time with his players because of the shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders that have been issued in response to the global pandemic.While emphasizing that these measures are what’s most important to curtail the pandemic, Dorrell, who left his job as the Miami Dolphins receivers coach to take over at Colorado following Mel Tucker’s abrupt departure in February, said truer evaluations are made in person.“I have a really strong philosophy on that. I think the best way to really get your best evaluation of players is really not on tape,” Dorrell said. “Tape kind of gives you an idea, but from my experience, it’s getting your hands on the players on the grass. That’s when you know what you have. You can kind of feel their movement, their explosiveness, their lack thereof, anything that are important ingredients for you to make an assessment.”That’s why he’s so eager for normalcy to return, so that he can get up-close looks at the roster he inherited. NFL teams rely on tape with virus altering pre-draft routine “To me it’s always been best when I see it live and when I see them running around, when I see them competing against each other. Those are the best telltale signs of making your evaluation,” Dorrell said.And, Dorrell said, that holds true whether it’s an NFL assistant assessing college talent as he once did or a college coach checking out a high school prospect as he’s doing now.“I’d rather see the person to evaluate a person. When I was in the NFL evaluating receivers, the combine’s fine, but that’s a group setting and you’re not really getting specific information that you need,” Dorrell said. “I would get more out of when I went back to that particular student-athlete’s university and worked him out and got him on the board and we talked football and we did all these different things. That’s when I got the most out of a situation like that.”A recent example he pointed to was former Colorado State receiver Preston Williams, whose off-the-field issues kept him from getting drafted last year. Williams signed with Miami after getting bypassed in the seven-round draft and had 32 catches for 428 yards and three touchdowns before a knee injury cut short his sensational rookie season. “So, I actually feel pretty good about where we are. With the draft staying where it is, it is fine. We’ll just move ahead and deal with the hand we’re dealt. Like I said, I feel like we’re in good shape. Obviously with some of the information we weren’t able to get because of the virus, we’ll get through that.”___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: AP NFL: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Osimhen Will Become a Super Star with Napoli, Says Lille’s Lopez

first_img“We have received several bids for Victor. We have exchanged many opinions,” Lopez told French media La Voix du Nord.“He asked me (where to move) and I gave him the name of the club that I think is best for him, based on his playing style, the coach and planned progress.“He has the quality to play under pressure and I believe he would have a city like Napoli at his feet, which would be a unique thing in the career of a player.Osimhen returned to France after his trip to Naples, where he met manager Gennaro Gattuso and held contract talks with President Aurelio De Laurentiis.Though Osimhen has yet to agree personal terms with Napoli, the Italian and French clubs are thrashing out a fee for the former Wolfsburg starlet.Osimhen, 21, scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 38 games for Lille this past season.He was voted the best African player in the French topflight.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lille President Gerard Lopez has given the strongest hint yet that Victor Osimhen is headed for Napoli after predicting the striker will become a super star at the Italian club and that he also advised him to move to the club.“Napoli is just below Juventus and Barcelona, but is on the same level as Atlético Madrid. If he goes there he will become a superstar,” predicted the Lille president who is keen on cashing on the youngster’s red hot value in the transfer market.The Lille boss revealed he also chose Napoli for Osimhen.last_img read more