Babies make up half of abuse cases

first_imgNZ Herald 26 July 2012 Babies yet to see their first birthdays have accounted for half of all hospital-recorded suspected abuse cases involving young children. New Ministry of Health figures for the past year confirm New Zealand’s comparative rate of abuse of infants remains high. The record was again highlighted this week among coronial findings into the 2006 deaths of infant twins Chris and Cru Kahui. The data, obtained by the Herald under the Official Information Act, reveals 71 cases where children younger than 4 years old were tagged with assault codes. Thirty-one cases were classified as Maori, 29 European and nine Pacific Islanders, while 36 cases involved babies younger than a year old. Two children with assault codes – one less than a year old – spent time in intensive-care units, although their reason for admission may have been unrelated to assault. The figures were described as an only partial count for 2011/12 and did not include records of “short stays” in emergency departments. Between 2006 and 2010, nearly 300 babies less than a year old were tagged with the codes at hospitals, while a 2010 report found New Zealand’s rate of death from maltreatment of children was the fifth highest out of 26 OECD countries, with the largest proportion occurring in infants less than a year old. read more

Tyus Battle’s game-winner lifts Syracuse to win over former conference-foe Georgetown

first_img Published on December 8, 2018 at 5:48 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturco Syracuse had relied on Battle heavily last season. If he didn’t score 20-plus points per game, it often would result in a loss. This season, when he struggled, other players were there to pick him up.He had just eight points in the season opener against Eastern Washington. Oshae Brissett carried the Orange with 20 points and eight rebounds. He had just two points against Northeastern. Again, Brissett, carried the burden, putting up 21 points and 14 rebounds.But this time, there was nobody to help out. If Battle didn’t come alive, Syracuse was dead in the water.“I’ve been doing it since I picked up a basketball,” Battle said. “I love last-second shots, pressure situations.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerWith 37 seconds left, that high-pressure opportunity came for Battle, a chance to give the Orange the lead. His jumper missed and Georgetown controlled possession.Nearly 25 seconds later, Jagan Mosely drove toward the hoop. He lowered his shoulder and trucked Marek Dolezaj. Offensive foul.Syracuse had another chance. Battle took it.Swish. Inside the Carrier Dome, it was silent. The crowd watched as Tyus Battle’s pull-up jumper made its way through the air and toward the hoop in the final seconds of the game with the Orange down one.Swish.The Carrier Dome erupted.The cheers wouldn’t subside until minutes after Georgetown’s last-second heave came up short. Somehow, Syracuse (7-2) erased a 15-point deficit to comeback and take down its former Big East rival Georgetown (7-2), winning its fifth straight, 72-71, on Saturday afternoon in front of 24,082 fans. It was a whirlwind of a game, one that saw SU shoot 7.1 percent from 3 in the first half. One that saw a 17-4 run quickly propel the Orange back into contention. One that was magically orchestrated by the hands of Battle.“He’s made a lot of big shots,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Probably as much or more than anybody we’ve ever had here in late-game situations.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt began early for Battle. In his freshman year, Battle nailed a corner 3 to upset Clemson. A year later, he tallied nine-straight points to stave off Maryland and drained the late 3 to pull SU within two in an eventual win over Georgetown in last year’s matchup between the two teams.The first half of this year’s matchup was one to forget for Syracuse. The Hoyas used a packed-in defense and forced the Orange to beat them via the long ball. It was a smart strategy, considering SU is among the worst 3-point shooting teams in the NCAA.“The first half, Georgetown was more physical,” Boeheim said. “They got up in us, we ended up shooting more difficult 3s.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerSyracuse shot 7.1 percent from 3 in the first frame. Battle himself, missed a pair from beyond the arc. He had just one basket — an offensive rebound and lay-up off a missed free throw — and shot 1-for-8.Then, in the locker room during halftime, with Syracuse trailing by double digits, Boeheim “challenged” him. He told Battle that the team cannot win with the way he was playing. He had to take over the game.“I can’t repeat all the stuff,” Battle said with a smile. “It woke me up and got me going. That’s why he’s a Hall of Famer.”Walking out of the tunnel, Battle changed his mindset, he said. Focus on transition buckets. Get to the free throw line more. Attack. Once he did that, the rest of his game would follow.Right away, Battle came out firing. First, it was a corner 3. Then it was a drive to the hoop, drawing a foul. He sunk both free throws. A quick stutter-step and drive to the basket, and Battle converted an and-1. He was even triple-teamed and nailed a baseline jumper.All of a sudden, the Orange propelled themselves into the game.Anything Georgetown threw at the junior, he had an answer for. Battle was unconscious. In the second half, he shot 7-for-10, including a 50-percent clip from 3.“A lot of people might fold in the position that he was in,” said freshman point guard Jalen Carey, who made a clutch 3 late in the game. “Lot of pressure on him. He didn’t play well in the first half, but it’s how you respond to the criticism and how you respond to what coach said.”More coverage:2nd half boost, hot shooting and more takeaways from Syracuse’s win over GeorgetownJalen Carey’s impact helps Syracuse in comeback against Georgetown Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentslast_img read more

Asia League chief determined to get more PBA teams to join its tournaments

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Beyer has already met with PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial but he knows there still work needed to be done to form a partnership and get more teams to play in the Asia League.“Commissioner Willie is like a very very nice man and he’s hospitable when I came to Manila,” said Beyer Saturday at Studio City. “He’s a friend but things take time and it’s going to take time for us to get to the point where we can get more PBA teams to join.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Super 8 in July managed to get the participation of PBA teams Blackwater and NLEX during the break between the two conference but the Terrific 12 here only managed to recruit a D-League selection under the banner of Blackwater’s affiliate iECO.Beyer said he wants to work with San Miguel Corporation president Ramon Ang and PLDT president Manuel V. Pangilinan in sending the top PBA teams to Macau. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The SMC and MVP groups own the PBA’s top teams in San Miguel, Barangay Ginebra, Magnolia, and TNT with those four teams combining for 56 of the league’s total 122 titles.“We want RSA and MVP, we want these guys to think this is important, whatever we can do to help them feel that way we’re going to do that,” said Beyer who added that Macau has more than 35,000 Filipinos living within its borders.“The Philippine teams add more competition and everyone is intimidated by Filipino fans because they cheer the loudest. I want the Philippine teams more than anything else.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Mbala helps Seoul bag Terrific 12 bronze at expense of Nagoya Asia League CEO Matt Beyer talks to the members of the Philippine media before the semifinals of the Terrific 12 Saturday at Studio City. BONG LOZADAMACAU—The Asia League had its first full season in 2018, holding the Super 8 and Terrific 12 tournaments in Macau.And as the international competition starts to gain attention in the region, its CEO Matt Beyer looks to forge a strong relationship with the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more