How England's RFU became gripped by culture of sexismGETTY IMAGES There is a culture of sexism at England's Rugby Football Union, a Daily Telegraph investigation has revealed. It was shown to all staff and the RFU board, as well as the RFU council. However, for one former female RFU employee, the initiative came too late. "There has definitely been sexism and inappropriate behaviour from male counterparts within the RFU," she said. The game needs to say this isn't acceptable and if it happens it will be stamped it out."
Zinedine Zidane wouldn't trade any Real Madrid player for Liverpool's Mohamed Salah OLIVER BROWNDAVE THOMPSON/AP Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has put his name in the Ballon d'Or race with his form this season. On paper, there is nothing this season to separate Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah, each boasting 44 goals in all competitions and each building a persuasive case to capture the Ballon d'Or. "I would not swap Cristiano, or any of my players," said the Real Madrid manager, galvanising his team in their quest for a third Champions League title in a row. "To end up in three Champions League finals, you must be at the top in terms of motivation. "I have a lot of respect for Liverpool, but I think Madrid are better," the Portuguese said.
Jordan Taufua can shake up the All BlacksPHOTOSPORT Jordan Taufua trains with the All Blacks at Alexandra Park, Auckland, after being named to take on the French. OPINION: The biggest surprise in the All Blacks squad is Jordan Taufua, not Shannon Frizell. PHOTOSPORT Jordan Taufua has real destructive potential for the All Blacks. If his selection is a sign of some self-critical thinking from the All Blacks then it's a good sign. This is a good All Blacks squad but it was never going to be anything else.
Cabinet expected to choose eradication over containment of M bovisRNZ The government will decide by Monday whether or not to slaughter all cows infected with mycoplasma bovis. At the briefing media were told police have been issuing warrants to assist the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) with its investigation into how Mycoplasma bovis (M bovis) got into the country. MPI officials aren't expecting a significant spike in the number of farms with M bovis after gypsy day. He said one discussion that had been had early on when M bovis was first identified was whether to "shut down" the Cook Strait for any livestock transport. MONIQUE FORD/STUFF Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern update on M Bovis infection eradication plan.
May 22, 2018 23:48 UTC
Busting flu vaccine myths, one shot at a timeMARK TAYLOR FAIRFAX NZ Health professionals say persistent myths about the flu vaccine are stopping some people from getting a shot. Influenza season has yet to hit, but myths about the flu vaccine continue to spread. "We visit a lot of workplaces to offer the flu vaccine and the biggest myth we encounter is this idea that you can catch the flu from the vaccine," Rauf said. "If everyone had the right information about the flu vaccine, we'd most likely have a 100 per cent vaccination rate, but we don't. Hoskins said it was "technically impossible" for a person to catch influenza from the flu shot.
May 22, 2018 23:37 UTC
Tasman's awesome foursome selected in All Blacks squadPHIL WALTER/GETTY IMAGES All Black coach Steve Hansen poses with the new caps Jordan Taufua, left, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi and Shannon Frizell. It was a proud day for the top of the south region last Sunday when the All Blacks were named for the June test matches against France. Four Tasman Mako received a call-up, a phenomenal effort considering our first Mako All Black was only a couple of seasons ago. The selection of four Mako All Blacks proves there is a pathway for young people in our region to get to the top of their profession. Having four All Blacks from the top of the south is something special and it should all make us proud.
May 22, 2018 23:37 UTC
A New York judge has ordered a 30-year-old man to move out of his parents' home - after they tried and failed for months to get their deadbeat son to fly the coop. The parents' lawyer, Anthony Adorante, told the judge he was looking for a court order that could be enforceable by sheriff's deputies. Asked how he interacted with his parents under the same roof, Rotondo said there were no incidents, but that he did not talk to his parents. In court, Rotondo noted that his parents did not support him by providing food or doing his laundry. When all was said and done, the judge asked the parents' lawyer to come up with an eviction order that Greenwood would sign.
Source:Otago Daily Times
May 22, 2018 23:37 UTC
This must be quite a rare New Zealand beetle. As yet it has not been identified from available beetle books. Until an accurate name is found the term 'brown ground beetle" would seem to be appropriate. It's about the same size as the common black ground beetle and was living in the same kind of habitat, damp ground under decaying wood and debris. Notice the distinct beetle body parts.
May 22, 2018 23:15 UTC
Kāpiti councillor David Scott found guilty of indecent assaultROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF A Wellington District Court jury has found Kāpiti councillor David Scott guilty of indecently assaulting a council employee on Wednesday. Kāpiti Coast District councillor David Scott has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a staff member after rubbing his genitals against her. Scott, 71, was charged with indecent assault after it was alleged he thrust his genitals against a staff member at a morning tea last year. In a closing address, Crown prosecutor Kate Feltham told the jury that David Scott pressing himself against a employee was deliberate and gross. The woman, whose name is suppressed, had told the jury she was disgusted to feel Scott rubbing his genitals against her.
May 22, 2018 23:03 UTC
After more than 200 years, the NYSE is ready for a woman as presidentThirty-one years ago, there wasn't even a women's restroom on the seventh floor of the New York Stock Exchange, the site of the NYSE's members-only lunch club. Stacey Cunningham, the current chief operating officer of NYSE Group, will become the its next president effective on Friday, the exchange's parent, Intercontinental Exchange, said. The announcement is particularly significant because none of the biggest US Wall Street banks (JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup) has ever been led by a woman. PETER FOLEY/BLOOMBERG Stacey Cunningham started as a summer intern on the NYSE floor in 1994, and is now president of the exchange. MARK LENNIHAN/AP None of the biggest US Wall Street banks has ever been led by a woman.
May 22, 2018 22:52 UTC
Cheap flights: World's cheapest airlines named, based on cost per kilometreTHE PRESS Air New Zealand landed just outside the Top 50 in the top 200 airlines by average price per kilometre list. The Global Flight Pricing report compiled by travel planning site Rome2Rio found that Australia's airlines are among the world's cheapest, based on price by distance travelled. The average cost of flights increased from the last pricing report two years ago, rising from US17.75c per km to US18.8c in 2018. On this ranking, Chile was rated the world's cheapest country to fly in, followed by Indonesia, Turkey, India and Bulgaria. The world's cheapest international carriersAirAsia X 0.07Air India Express 0.08Indonesia AirAsia 0.08Primera Air 0.09IndiGo Airlines 0.10Etihad 0.10Ryanair 0.10Qantas 0.10WOW air 0.10Virgin Australia 0.10- traveller.com.au
May 22, 2018 22:41 UTC
The upgraded Roys Peak communications facility is powered by solar energy. Photo: SuppliedThe effort to upgrade the Roys Peak communications facility has been successful. Since then, the Upper Clutha Radio Telephones Association, which runs the facility, had powered the facility by a diesel generator, which cost them thousands of dollars every month. But several funding grants allowed the association to install a new $300,000 solar-powered system on the mountain, made operational on Saturday. Mr Brown said security cameras would also be installed, following a break-in that caused damage to the facility in March.
Source:Otago Daily Times
May 22, 2018 21:11 UTC
New Plymouth school hostel evacuated after floodingSIMON O'CONNOR/STUFF A short time lapse of the clouds surrounding the mountain. Students at a New Plymouth high school had to be evacuated after heavy rain caused water to pour into their hostel on Tuesday night. Firefighters were called to Sacred Heart Girls' College about 10.30pm when water began to leak into the Elizabeth Hostel. On Wednesday Port Taranaki took the precautionary step of sending all vessels to sea due to strong winds and high seas. Two vessels are currently anchored off Port Taranaki waiting for calmer weather conditions, Port Taranaki chief executive Guy Roper said.
May 22, 2018 21:00 UTC
Thames Youth Centre extends opening hoursTeresa Ramsey/Stuff Kate Coatsworth is now employed full-time at Thames Youth Centre. Thames Youth Centre can now open it's doors five days a week thanks to a boost in funding. Centre youth co-ordinator Kate Coatsworth said the Thames Youth Centre governance committee applied for funding each year, and their main funders were Lotteries and Trust Waikato, with support from Thames Coromandel District Council. This meant the centre is also able to offer an increased number of youth programmes. The Thames Youth Centre hall in Kirkwood St is also available to hire.
May 22, 2018 20:59 UTC
England midfielder Ben Te'o rolls out welcome mat for new team-mate Brad ShieldsGETTY IMAGES Brad Shields will link up with the England squad for their three-match series against the Springboks. England midfielder Ben Te'o says he expects new team-mate Brad Shields to receive a warm welcome when he links up with the squad for their test series against the Springboks. Te'o had been in a similar situation himself after being born in Auckland and growing up in Australia, before committing to England when he signed for Worcester in 2016. "That's what I feel about Brad Shields coming in here, and I think the rest of the boys would want him to come in and be the player he is, to contribute. "England face the Springboks in three tests starting in Johannesburg on June 9, when Shields could make his international debut.
May 22, 2018 20:37 UTC