first_imgNewstalk ZB 29 Nov 2011The Broadcasting Standards Authority is being criticised for refusing name suppression to a complainant. It was in relation to a programme on the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra screened on Prime, which included references to sexual activity and bodily functions. The complainants asked for name suppression but were denied it. Family First has hit out at the BSA, with director Bob McCoskrie saying that could prevent others from speaking up on moral issues. He says the key issue is whether a complaint is warranted, rather than who lays it. The BSA dismissed the complaint, saying the programme was screened outside children’s viewing times.‘Number Two’s’ Complaint DeniedDominion Post 29 Nov 2011A Mosgiel couple who tried to complain anonymously to the Broadcasting Standards Authority have been denied name suppression. EA and WN Dunlop complained about a Prime documentary in which satirist Jeremy Wells followed the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra on a tour to China and Europe….Family First reacted last night by saying that naming people who complained about breaches of broadcasting standards might prevent others coming forward. “The issue is not who complained, but whether the complaint was warranted,” national director Bob McCoskrie said. “This is no different to Crimestoppers, CYF, the Department of Labour, and the IRD all which allow for anonymous complaints.” read more

first_imgDr. Roel F.Bermejo formally assumed his new post yesterday. He was the former schoolsdivision superintendent of Capiz. Courtesy call of Dr. Roel F. Bermejo (Right), DepEd’s Schools Division Superintendent on Governor Arthur Toto Defensor, Jr. Joining them were ASDS Azucena Falales and Mr. Gilbert Solidum, Chief Education Supervisor. Dr. Bermejo replaced Dr. Mac Miguel Aposin who was transferred to the Province of Aklan. Photo by Ruel Von D. Superio Yesterday morningafter paying Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. a courtesy visit at the provincialcapitol, Bermejo told reporters the provincial chief executive asked him toimprove the remedial reading program in schools, their health and sanitationfacilities. Bermejo replacedDr. Mac Miguel Aposin who was reassigned to Aklan. He vowed to ensure theeffective implementation of the K-12 program, improve the delivery ofinstruction and assessment of students. Bermejo startedout as a classroom teacher then rose from the ranks to become a principal,education program supervisor, assistant school superintendent, and now schoolsuperintendent./PN He would bechecking schools across the province, said Bermejo, but there would be noimmediate reshuffling of district supervisors. ILOILO – TheDepartment of Education (DepEd) Division of Iloilo has a new schools division superintendent.last_img read more

first_imgThough slow out of the gate, Westhill did have most of the early opportunities. Chittenango weathered them and, in the 27th minutes, took a 1-0 lead when Emily Moon’s free kick from the right corner was deflected in by Ally Shoemaker.Everything changed when, less than four minutes before halftime, Bears goalie Cassidy Kelly could not hold on to Rudnick’s initial shot from a cross by Ashley Bolesh and Rudnick tapped in the rebound.The 1-1 tie lasted all of 56 seconds in the second half before Bolesh, after Kelly’s spectacular diving stop on a Rudnick shot, sped in and converted the rebound. Then Erica Gangemi scored on a breakaway less than five minutes later, again assisted by Rudnick Those three goals in a span of less than nine minutes proved decisive, though Gangemi would add a second goal, again off a feed from Rudnick. Worse yet for the Bears, defender Alivia Narolis left the game late with an injury. Kelly finished the night with 10 saves.Now Chittenango went to Marcellus, and this proved even more exciting, a back-and-forth battle that was not decided until late in the second overtime period, where the Bears finally were subdued in a 3-2 decision.Most of the first half was scoreless until the Mustangs’ Sara Milniecki scored in the 36th minute. And it got worse for Chittenango when Sarah Fallon found the net less than five minutes into the second half.But the Bears showed lots of resolve, getting on the board when Moon’s corner kick was put home by Maryanna Garcia, and tying it 2-2 when another Moon corner deflected off several players before Shoemaker converted.So it went to overtime, and much of the 20 minutes went without a decisive goal. Then, with 2:10 left, Sarah Fallon’s cross was charged by Mielnicki, but she faked a shot and, instead, Katie MacLachlan put the ball past Kelly, who to that point had recorded eight saves.This tough week brought Chittenango back home on Saturday to face Cicero-North Syracuse, and though it tried to bounce back, the Bears could not quite do so, falling 3-2 to the Northstars despite goals by Madison Wagner and Sarah Martin. Kelly finished with 20 saves.As Chittenango fell to Westhill, Cazenovia, 5-2-1 in the first half of the regular season, was having its own match against Marcellus, and getting quite close to pushing the state-ranked Mustangs to overtime.Annie Baldwin landed an unassisted goal, with Goalie Tessa Hansknecht recording eight saves. But Marcellus prevailed 2-1 thanks to goals by Sarah Fallon and Katie MacLachlan, with assists going to Mei LaMarre and Sam Wynne.Rebounding from this, the Lakers rolled past Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 3-0 on Thursday afternoon. Twice, Reff scored, giving Cazenovia a cushion after Lili Gavitt put her team on the board. Gavitt and Caitlin Smithers both earned assists.The Lakers would go to Mexico on Thursday and then host Phoenix Thursday night as Chittenango, after all the challenges it faced last week, would have its own match Thursday against Mexico.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story A 7-0 start by the Chittenango girls soccer team had garnered plenty of attention, but it still had not faced its most difficult regular-season tests.And they arrived within a 48-hour span last week, with the Bears first going to Westhill, and then venturing to Marcellus to meet the area’s most accomplished Class B programs.The trip to Westhill last Tuesday began quite well, and Chittenango even led late in the first half, but then it all broke apart in the middle stages as the Warriors took over and prevailed 4-1.center_img Tags: CazenoviaChittenangogirls soccerlast_img read more

first_imgTwo people had to be rescued off the Donegal coast after their boat’s engine lost power.Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat  was called to aid a small pleasure craft, following a mayday call to Malin Head Coast Guard on Saturday evening.The 18 foot craft, with two people on board who were both wearing lifejackets, suffered engine failure and immediately deployed two emergency flares. These were spotted by the nearby Prospector One who issued a mayday relay to the Coast Guard at Malin Head who in turn issued a page to the crew of Bundoran Lifeboat.Within minutes, the Atlantic 85 lifeboat William Henry Liddington launched and the volunteer crew were on the scene.The craft had received an initial tow from Prospector One as it was floating dangerously close to rocks.The Killybegs coastguard unit were also tasked to the scene and arrived shortly afterwards whilst the Sligo based Rescue 118 helicopter who were en route, were stood down. The Bundoran Lifeboat then proceeded to take the vessel under tow to Mullaghmore Harbour. Volunteer lifeboat helm Brian Gillespie said ‘engine failure is a common cause of lifeboat callouts’.“Luckily the two persons on board were prepared and had emergency flares and were able to raise the alarm. Importantly they were also both wearing lifejackets. Being prepared is the key and we would always advise boaters to have basic safety equipment on board,” he said. TWO RESCUED AS BOAT DRIFTS TOWARDS ROCKS was last modified: April 16th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bundoran RNLIrescuelast_img read more