Wicked Campers sexual term banned by Chief Censor

first_imgNZ Herald 16 May 2016Family First Comment: Once again, an interesting determination. A great result. But why is it unacceptable on a vehicle, but ok in a children’s book and on free-to-air television during so-called family viewing times? Some people have argued that you can’t avoid seeing it on the vehicle. But you could also argue – just look the other way (as they do for books and tv).So this brings us back to the purpose of censorship – it’s about protecting the whole community and especially children from harmful, offensive and sexualised messaging. Freedom of speech should always consider the welfare of children and families.Wicked Campers has been whacked again – and this time the Chief Censor’s office has banned its use of a sexual term.A new ruling from the Chief Censor has banned from the road one of the vans carrying a term considered to be degrading to women.It’s the first time a sexual term has been banned from being displayed on the campervans with the three previous orders classifying the campers as “objectionable publications” because of the depiction of drug use.In this case, the Chief Censor was dealing with a Japanese term which described a group male sex activity.Wicked Campers, represented by Ford Sumner lawyers, said the term “may cause mild offence to some individuals who are aware of its translated meaning” but it was “simply one word” among others which were not offensive. It also told the Chief Censor not many people would be offended because not many people knew what it meant.“Furthermore, the phrase is used for humorous purposes, and this characteristic prevails over any other potential sexual characteristics that may be interpreted.”READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11639739Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Dominica’s economy on the Road Back to IMF says Norris Prevost

first_img Share Share Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency Hon. Norris Prevost. Photo credit: uwpdm.comParliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency Honourable Norris Prevost says symptoms coming out of the budget point to the Dominican Economy heading right back to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Prevost was addressing a public meeting in Lagoon Roseau Monday night which was organised to respond to the Skerrit led Government 2011/1012 budget.According to the Roseau MP, “whilst the Prime Minister and the other Government Ministers tried to paint a rosy picture, an objective analysis of the 2011/2012 budget reveals a loomy, gloomy and frightening picture. Government finances are deteriorating rapidly. Budget deficits are back.”He said increased borrowing and rising debt to GDP ratios are back. Rapidly declining Public Sector Investment Program (PSIP) is back.“The Current account deficit stands in the region of EC$280M and trade deficit EC$450M.  Merchandise exports are as low as $90.5M whilst Merchandise imports stand at $536M. The main production sector-agriculture declined by 10.6% in 2010 and Tourism declined by 4.1% in 2009. All these signs point to a collapsing Dominican economy and potential government financial crisis, similar to the one experienced in 2003.”In support of his claim, Prevost quotes from the budget speech of the Prime Minister, “… the overall balance is in deficit of $28.7 million. This figure includes grants. The primary balance which is the main fiscal indicator is also in deficit, at $8.6 million”.He said “the budget summary table on page 35, shows that this deficit is expected to rise by some 50% to about $13 million, in the 2011/2012 fiscal year.”He explained further that the increased budget deficit and increased borrowing all point to a similar contraction to that which plunged Dominica into the jaws of the IMF in 2003, when as a result of reduced govt spending and reduced consumer spending, the economy suffered a decline from which it has never recovered to this day, even with substantial grants from the People’s Republich of China, Venezuela, European Union and the IMF.“This Government has never had any economic compass.  Investor Confidence in this Government is at an all time low, hence the its inability to attract credible Foreign Direct Investment.  Dominicans must act now to avert further economic disaster.  Electoral Reform:- Voter Identification Cards,  Clean Voters list, and free and fair elections, are the first steps in rebuilding investor Confidence in Dominica,” he said.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharecenter_img LocalNews Dominica’s economy on the Road Back to IMF says Norris Prevost by: – July 5, 2011 31 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

State Police Unveil New Method To Obtain Gun Permits

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Police will launch a new electronic firearms application process that will be in effect beginning October 1.The new process will remove the “paper” application and only electronic applications will be accepted. Firearms permits issued after October 1 will also be hard plastic, as opposed to the paper permit currently issued.“The new electronic application is designed to streamline the application process for both the applicant and law enforcement officials” said Assistant Chief of Staff Major Mike White, Communication and Information Systems. “This system is designed to be user friendly and will make the process easier for all those involved.”Individuals already holding a gun permit or those obtaining a firearms permit after October 1 will also be able to request a duplicate firearms license or request a change of address via the electronic version.Firearms permits already issued and persons holding firearms permits will not be affected. Those persons will utilize the electronic version when their permit expires if they do not possess a lifetime permit.last_img read more

Sue Stock

first_imgSue Stock, 70, of New Alsace, passed Monday, September 3, 2018. She leaves her beloved husband, Jim, and her loving family Steve (Kate) Stock of Milan and Krista (Tom) Hutzel of St. Leon. She also leaves her grandchildren Lainey Stock, Taylor Stock, Brody Stock, Cecilia Hutzel, Elijah Hutzel and Grady Hutzel. Her brothers: Bob (Debbie) Richards of Clermont, Florida, Bill (Sandy) Richards of Oxford, Ohio, and Jim (Diane) Richards of Cleves, Ohio. Her sister Jeanne McDaniel of Ft. Worth, Texas.Susan is preceded in death by her son Danny and her parents Dorothy and Robert Richards, her brother-in-law Tom McDaniel.Jim and Sue met on a blind date at a card party. He took her home in his GTO and that is what did it! They have been married 46 years.Sue was active as a swim mom, with the Adoration Chapel and made her living by crafting.Sue was a co-founder of Compassionate Friends which is a support group for parents that have lost children. She and Jim founded this group after losing their five year old son; it has since gone nationwide.Visitation is Thursday, September 6, 2018, from 5-8 at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial is Friday, September 7, 2018 at 10:00 at St. Paul Catholic Church, All Saints Parish, New Alsace, Indiana.Memorials to Dearborn Community Foundation and Sunman Life Squad.last_img read more

Bulldogs Netters Win Over GC Cougars

first_imgBatesville defeated Greenfield Central 4-1 on Tuesday to improve their record to 15-2 on the season. Lleyton Ratcliffe and Sam Giesting won and #1 and #2 singles. Ben Rodgers played an excellent match at #3 singles but came up just short. In doubles, the teams of Cooper Williams/George Ritter and Brayden Worthington/Lane Oesterling were winners.In JV, Batesville won 4-1. Adam Scott won in singles along with the doubles teams of Adam Scott/Jonathan Hoff and Sam Voegele/Seth Gausman (2 matches).The varsity will compete in the EIAC individual tourney on Thursday at Greensburg.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img

Fury will beat Wilder again — Joshua

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury will beat Deontay Wilder when the two boxers meet for a third time. The third fight between the “Gypsy King” and the “Bronze Bomber” was set to take place in July, but due to the coronavirus outbreak which has affected sport all over the world, it has been preliminary pushed back to October. While he didn’t write off the American, Joshua felt that Fury would get the job done in fight three at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “I can never write off any heavyweight because they say all it takes is one punch,” Joshua said according to Metro.co.uk. “I think Wilder believes that himself. He said, ‘you know, you’ve got to be perfect for 12 rounds, I’ve got to be perfect for one second’. He believed the hype! “In my opinion, I think that Fury will go in there and win again. “But as I said, it’s so true, all you have to do is catch them with one shot and the tables can turn quickly, so good luck to them both and we’ll see what happens when this is all done.” Joshua fight with the big-hitting Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev has also been postponed.Tags: Anthony JoshuaDeontay WilderGypsy KingMGM GrandTyson Furylast_img read more

Central Florida man accused of following children home

first_imgA 21-year-old man from Deland, Florida has been arrested after he reportedly began following a group of children home.The incident occurred on Saturday night.According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, Jaime Antanacio-Perez was driving a white pickup truck when he began following four children who were walking. The children eventually went home, however, Antanacio-Perez got out of his vehicle and then followed the children inside the home. He was then confronted by a parent who told him to leave.Antanacio-Perez then reportedly got into an altercation with a neighbor before fleeing the scene. Another neighbor was thankfully able to snap a picture of the suspect and his vehicle and called the police.When authorities finally caught up with Antancio-Perez, he denied interacting with the children and entering the home.He has since been charged with four counts of luring children and one count of burglary.last_img read more

Ellsworth, MDI are EM champs

first_img Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Latest Posts Biocenter_img Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) llsworth Eagle senior Dan Curts looks back at his cousin and teammate, Brayden Beardsley, at the Eastern Maine Cross Country regional championshipsBELFAST – Ellsworth Eagle senior Dan Curts does not usually look back while sprinting toward the finish line. On Saturday at the Eastern Maine Cross Country regional championships, he did.The reigning Class B state champion strained his neck backward to find his cousin and fellow teammate, Brayden Beardsley, who closely trailed him through the chute. Curts shouted words of encouragement as the pair finished the 3.1-mile Troy Howard Middle School course less than three seconds apart.Beardsley finished second in 16:03.29 behind Curts, who claimed the Class B individual title in 16:00.95 — the fastest time of the day of the Class A, B and C races.The Eagles’ first five runners placed among the top nine finishers to score 23 points and win their second straight Eastern Maine championship.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRunner-up John Bapst of Bangor trailed with 109 points. Mount Desert Island followed in third with 116.The Ellsworth girls placed third. The top seven teams qualified for the State Championship Meet.Senior Aleta Looker led the Eagles pack and won the Class B title in 18:54.85 — the fastest time of the day for the girls.The Mount Desert Island Trojans won the Class B girls’ championship with all seven runners finishing among the top 13 finishers.MDI scored 21 points, followed by runner-up John Bapst with 103.In the Class C boys’ race, the George Stevens Academy Eagles placed second with 51 points, trailing the first-place Orono Red Riots, who scored 33.Orono won the Class C girls’ race as well, totaling 29 points. GSA placed third with 96 points, led by Hanna Gutow with a 15th-place finish in 22:04.12.For the Class A races, the Lewiston boys’ won with 46 points, and the Brunswick girls won with 55.Now, qualifiers will spend the week preparing for the State Championship Meet, which will take place Nov. 2 at Twin Brook in Cumberland.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more

Miles for Smiles to support dental health

first_imgELLSWORTH — Island Dental Center in Stonington and Dental Associates will host the second annual Miles for Smiles road race on Saturday, May 9, to support dental health projects with Healthy Acadia throughout the Downeast region.“We are excited to host the second annual Miles for Smiles road race to raise awareness about the importance of dental health and to support increased access and education throughout the region,” said Dr. Wendy Alpaugh, dentist at Island Dental Center. “A healthy mouth is an essential part of a healthy body.”One of the projects under way is to raise awareness about the importance of oral health for pregnant women and infants.“Pregnancy and infancy are a critical time to ensure good oral health for the mother and the baby,” said Sandie Dubay of Healthy Acadia. “If a mother has a healthy mouth, her infant is more likely to have a healthy mouth.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textA 5K run/walk and a one-mile Fun Run will start at 9 a.m. at Dental Associates. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Costs are $15 for the 5K and $5 for the Fun Run.For more information, or to register for the Miles for Smiles road race, contact Amanda at Island Dental Center: 367-2631 or islanddentalctr@myfairpoint.net. Registration forms can also be downloaded directly from Healthy Acadia’s website: www.healthyacadia.org/news.last_img read more

Trojans tie for 6th place at Western Intercollegiate

first_imgThe No. 6 Stanford Cardinal  won the tournament, while No. 15 Washington finished second. No. 2 California ended up in third place  and unranked Oregon and San Diego State landed in fourth and fifth place.  USC tied unranked Arizona State for the sixth spot.After finishing the first round in fifth place, only eight strokes behind second-place Washington, USC struggled to climb the leaderboards during Sunday’s final round. Though this tournament does not provide the Trojans with much momentum heading into the Pac-12 championships, USC head coach Chris Zambri remained confident that this team has all the tools needed in order to succeed and compete with the top schools in the conference.“This week was somewhat disappointing,” Zambri said. “If we are to make some noise this postseason we need production from everyone, not just a couple of guys per tournament. I think we are capable of winning tournaments, but it really does not matter what I think. What matters is how we play and we need to play better.”Junior Anthony Paolucci finished in a tie for 50th place at 10-over par and junior Paul Smith ended up tied for 62nd at 12-over par. Meanwhile, senior Jeffrey Kang shot a 3-over to place 23rd on the individual leaderboard and senior Ramsey Sahyoun tied for 72nd place at 14-over.Though Hoey’s streak of rounds in the 60s ended at seven this weekend, with an even-par 70 on Sunday, he continues to be the Trojans’ captain heading into postseason play. If the Trojans are to turn Hoey’s efforts into team success, other golfers on the roster must kick it up a notch. USC’s win at the San Diego Classic last month proved that the men’s golf team has shown it has individual talent to win these upcoming tournaments, beginning with the Pac-12 Championships. They will need to put together a strong team effort, however, in order to come away with hardware. The No. 23-ranked USC men’s golf team tied for sixth this past weekend at the Western Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at Pasatiempo Golf Course in Santa Cruz, Calif. USC finished the tournament a combined 22-over par. Led by freshman Rico Hoey, who finished the tournament in a three-way tie for third place, the Trojans were disappointed with a 12-over par final round on Sunday.Young blood · Freshman Rico Hoey shot a team-best 4-under 206, earning him a share of the third spot on the individual leader board. – Courtesy of USC Sports Informationlast_img read more