Kiwis bombard banned child-porn websites 24 November 2013Experts say New Zealanders seeking child pornography are increasingly demanding younger victims and more violent abuse.“Some people confuse these images as being virtual, but they are real images, they are crime scenes,” said Alan Bell, national director of ECPAT, which is dedicated to ending the commercial sexual exploitation of kids.Last week the world’s two biggest search engines, Google and Microsoft, announced a crackdown on online paedophiles, introducing new search filters and technology to wipe indecent videos.In New Zealand, a bill creating tougher penalties for online child sex abuse trading passed its first reading in Parliament last Thursday.The Department of Internal Affairs has already blocked 34 million attempts within New Zealand to access at least one of 582 child sex abuse sites blocked by government filters since 2010.Although many of these attempts are generated by pop-ups, malicious software and a small group of heavy users, the sheer number was described by one cyber security expert as “mind-boggling”. read more

Chibok Girls remembered one year on after abduction

first_img18 April 2014:Major General Chris Olukolade, a military spokesman, says a report stating that most of the girls had been freed was incorrect but was “not intended to deceive the public.” Parents insist that more than 200 girls are still missing. The military has not rescued any of the girls. 7 May 2014:The #BringBackOurGirls hashtag hits 1 million tweets and US First Lady Michelle Obama joins the online campaign, posting a picture of herself on photo-sharing site Instagram holding a piece of paper with the hashtag on. Nigerian police offer 50 million naira (£180,000; $300,000) for information that could help track the girls down.12 May 2014:Boko Haram release a new video claiming to show around 130 of the abducted girls at an unknown location. In the video, the group’s leader says he will not free the girls until authorities release all imprisoned militants. He also says the girls have converted to Islam. 14 April 2014:Reports from media local that over 200 girls form Chibok had been kidnapped by boko haram islamist militants, on 14 April.15 April 2014:Parents and some girls who escaped say more than 200 students were seized from their school in Chibok in north-eastern Borno state by gunmen overnight. A local government official confirms the incident, saying the exact number of missing students is unclear but puts the number at around 100. 2 May 2014:Nigerian police say militants are holding 223 girls, after 53 of the initial 276 girls who were abducted managed to escape. He explained the higher figure by saying pupils from surrounding schools had gone to Chibok to take exams, as it was believed to be safe. 16 April 2014:Nigeria’s military says most of the girls managed to escape or were freed and releases a statement saying only eight girls are still missing. 6 May 2014:Barack Obama says the “heartbreaking” abduction” may be the event that helps to mobilise the entire international community” to finally act against Boko Haram. He says US experts are being dispatched to help find the girls. Eleven more girls are abducted by gunmen from nearby areas of Borno state. 23 April 2014:Nigerians take to social media to show their anger at the government response and Ibrahim M Abdullahi, a lawyer in Abuja, sends the first tweet using the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls 1 May 2014:Desperate parents in Chibok stage a protest calling on the government to do more in the search for the missing girls. Protests are also staged again in towns and cities across Nigeria. 17 April 2014:Locals say many remain unaccounted for and parents of the missing girls head into the Sambisa forest near the Cameroonian border to search for them. On their return they say they did not see any Nigerian soldiers in the forest. 13 May 2015:Silent protest held in Abuja, almost a year after the abduction, Protesters asking for answers and demand for government and international help 14 May 2015:Newly elected president of Naigeria Muhammadu Buhari has promised to do everything in his powers to save the more than 200  hundred abducted girls of Chibok from the hands of Boko Haram.last_img read more

Carter, VanDerWal, Griffiths lead points at Great American Stock Car Shootout

first_imgBy Jeremy FoxOSKALOOSA, Iowa (July 1) – Cayden Carter (IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars), Curtis VanDerWal (Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods) and Dustin Griffiths (IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks) were the top point getters, as all three won both their heat races on opening night of Southern Iowa Speed­way’s 20th annual Budweiser Great American Stock Car Shootout.Back at it for night two on Thursday will be dashes for the top eight in points and last-chance qualifi­ers for all three divisions.The Stock Car main event pays $2,000 to win while Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock mains both pay $1,000. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing is at 7:30 p.m.In Wednesday’s Stock Car action, round one heats went to Derrick Agee, Damon Murty and Carter. Round two heats saw Mike Hughes, Carter and Cody Agee victorious. Top eight in points were Carter, Murty, Hughes, Daniel Hilsabeck, Cody Agee, Nathan Wood, Derrick Agee and Shane Paris.Colton Livezey and Curtis VanDerWal won round one heats in the Northern SportMods while Lo­gan Anderson and VanDerWal won round two heats. VanDerWal led the points followed by Ander­son, Jason McDaniel, Brett Lowry, Livezey, Kyle Hill, Cory Van Zante and Charlie Weber.Nick Ulin and Dustin Griffiths won round one Hobby Stock heats. Griffiths and Danny Thrasher took round two heats. With two wins it was Griffiths leading the way in points followed by Thrasher, Ulin, Craig Brown, Adam Bonnett, Dale Porter, Brandon Potts and Jamie Songer.Feature winners on Wednesday were Brandon Banks in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and Josh Barnes in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Stock Car Heat Results, Round 11st heat – 1. Derrick Agee, Moberly, Mo.; 2. Nathan Wood, Sigourney; 3. Mike Hughes, Os­kaloosa; 4. Shane Paris, Muscatine; 5. Jason See, Albia; 6. Caleb Crenshaw, Fort Worth, Texas; 7. Jerry Pilcher, Bloomfield; 8. Les Blakley, Fairfield; 9. Ashton Johnson, Bloomfield; 10. Michael Bilyeu, Indianola; 11. Brock Welch, Oskaloosa; 12. Ryan Fullenkamp, Bloomfield.2nd heat – 1. Damon Murty, Chelsea; 2. Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel; 3. Casey Greubel, Lacona; 4. Cody Agee, Huntsville, Mo.; 5. Daniel Gordon, Oskaloosa; 6. Robbie Merkle, Des Moines; 7. Don­nie Pearson, Oskaloosa; 8. Austin Evans, Independence; 9. Todd Phillips, Packwood; 10. Terry Clayton, Brooklyn; 11. Jay Schmidt, Tama; DQ: Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids.3rd heat – 1. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 2. Zack VanderBeek, Oskaloosa; 3. David Brandies, Wilton; 4. Todd Reitzler, Grinnell; 5. Joe Zadina, Blair, Neb.; 6. Bob Lynch, Ottumwa; 7. Doug Sylvester, Ottumwa; 8. Ron Christopher, Forney, Texas; 9. Duawyne Herb, Hiawatha; 10. Brad Pinkerton, New Sharon; 11. Steve Clair, Carlisle.Stock Car Heat Results, Round 21st heat – 1. Hughes; 2. Hilsabeck; 3. Reitzler; 4. Pinkerton; 5. Spaw; 6. Phillips; 7. Sylvester; 8. Blakley; 9. Christopher; 10. Pearson; 11. Lynch; 12. Johnson.2nd heat – 1. Carter; 2 Murty; 3. Wood; 4. Brandies; 5. Derrick Agee; 6. VanderBeek; 7. Pilcher; 8. Schmidt; 9. Merkle; 10. Crenshaw; 11. Bilyeu; 12. Clayton.3rd heat – 1. Cody Agee; 2. Paris; 3. See; 4. Greubel; 5. Zadina; 6. Gordon; 7. Evans; 8. Herb; 9. Welch; 10. Fullenkamp; 11. Clair.Northern SportMod Heat Results, Round 1 1st heat – 1. Colton Livezey, New Sharon; 2. Brett Lowry, Montezuma; 3. Kyle Hill, New London; 4. Cory Van Zante, Sully; 5. Brandon Dale, Memphis, Mo.; 6. Aaron Osweiler, South English; 7. Leroy Groenendyk, Oskaloosa; 8. Greg Strohman, Webster; 9. Trent Brink, Bussey.2nd heat – 1. Curtis VanDerWal, Oskaloosa; 2. Jason McDaniel, Eldon; 3. Logan Anderson, Os­kaloosa; 4. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa; 5. Scott VanBuskirk; 6. Charlie Weber, Sigourney; 7. Danny Brau, Brooklyn; 8. Scott Brau, Brooklyn.Northern SportMod Heat Results, Round 2 1st heat – 1. Anderson; 2. McDaniel; 3. Van Zante; 4. Dale; 5. Osweiler; 6. Livezey; 7. VanBusKirk; 8. Carter2nd heat – 1. VanDerWal; 2. Weber; 3. Lowry; 4. Hill; 5. Groenendyk; 6. Brink; 7. Strohman; 8. Scott Brau; 9. Danny Brau.Hobby Stock Heat Results, Round 11st heat – 1. Nick Ulin, Agency; 2. Craig Brown, Eldon; 3. Jamie Songer, Ankeny; 4. Bobby Greene, Eddyville; 5. Bill Bonnett, Knoxville; 6. Kevin Fee, Knoxville; 7. August Bach, Newton; 8. Mike Kincaid, Cincinnati; 9. Travis Bunnell, Hedrick; 10. Daniel Dyer, Ottumwa.2nd heat – 1. Dustin Griffths, Ottumwa; 2. Dale Porter, Bloomfield; 3. Danny Thrasher, Agency; 4. Adam Bonnett, Martensdale; 5. Aaron Martin, Ottumwa; 6. Brandon Potts, Eldon; 7. Steve Allen, Oskaloosa; 8. Clayton Webster, Ottumwa; 9. Christian Huffman, New Sharon; 10. Ron Downing Jr., Ottumwa.Hobby Stock Heat Results, Round 21st heat – 1. Griffiths; 2. Potts; 3. Bill Bonnett; 4. Ulin; 5. Songer; 6. Porter; 7. Huffman; 8. Martin; 9. Bach; 10. Kincaid.2nd heat – 1. Thrasher; 2. Bunnell; 3. Adam Bonnett; 4. Brown; 5. Greene; 6. Allen; 7. Fee; 8. Web­ster; 9. Downing; 10. Dyer.Modified Feature1. Brandon Banks, Washington; 2. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 3. Andrew Schroeder, Keswick; 4. Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa; 5. Colt Mather, Keswick; 6. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; 7. Scott Dickey, Packwood; 8. Kyle Krampe, Baxter; 9. Jerry Pilcher, Bloomfield.Sport Compact Feature1. Josh Barnes, Keokuk; 2. Shane Evans, Iowa City; 3. John Whalen, Ainsworth; 4. Bill Whalen Jr., Riverside; 5. John Girdley, Wayland; 6. Ryan Havel, Iowa City; 7. Kevin Garrett, Bloomfield; 8. Curt Myers, Sigourney; 9. Matt Moore, Ottumwa; 10. Trent Orwig, Eldon.last_img read more

Okore faces nine-month lay-off

first_img Press Association The 21-year-old Denmark international was signed in the summer for a fee in the region of £4million and now faces a long road back. Okore limped from the pitch after half an hour of Villa’s 2-1 defeat by Newcastle on Saturday and was sent for an MRI scan. Manager Paul Lambert feared the worst for his new centre-back and that news was confirmed on Monday evening. A club statement read: “Following clinical examination and the results of an MRI scan, the club can confirm that Jores Okore sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament injury in his right knee in the game against Newcastle on Saturday. “Jores will undergo surgery in due course and he could be sidelined for a period of up to nine months.” Okore’s injury occurred during an apparently innocuous collision with Newcastle striker Loic Remy. center_img Aston Villa defender Jores Okore is out for up to nine months after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.last_img read more

Wisconsin wins despite slower night for Tucker

first_imgBy the time the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team had finished its 29-4 run by the second half of play to bury the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, it was abundantly clear that this team isn’t the “Alando Tucker and friends” show that many have made it out to be.Instead, it was yet another incarnation of the complete-team effort Wisconsin fans have become accustomed to.On a night where the much-ballyhooed Tucker scored just five points and took only one shot, the Badgers still rolled to a 38-point victory, with almost every player on the team contributing points.Though Tucker is undoubtedly Wisconsin’s biggest offensive threat, most dynamic player and the go-to guy on any given night, how well the team can perform when its star is having an off-game will be one of the key factors in how successful UW will be this season. If Saturday’s game is any indication, UW should be fine.Tucker, a pre-season all-conference selection and candidate on the Wooden Award watch-list, didn’t have a bad game by any stretch of the imagination, despite only putting up five points. The junior forward made the only shot he attempted and provided three assists, two rebounds and a steal in 24 minutes of play.”He was getting a lot of attention and some teams are going to do that to him — probably a lot of teams. But there were guys that were open,” Ryan said. “He didn’t have to shoot a lot, other guys were open. There are guys out there who think about awards and how to impress people and things like that. He’s just going to play and do what’s best for the team and I don’t even have to say anything.”One shot was all the star needed to take, as Wisconsin showed the kind of offensive team chemistry that has become the signature of the Bo Ryan era. The Badgers turned the ball over only 11 times, while dishing out 23 assists.As Coastal Carolina tried to keep Wisconsin out of rhythm, changing defenses seemingly every time down the floor, the Badgers were able to calmly swing the ball around the perimeter and into the post for open shots. Thus Tucker, his creativity, and his playmaking skills weren’t necessary, at least not on this night.”He didn’t force anything, but when you are getting the kind of shots we were getting … there was no reason to force anything,” Ryan said.An interesting side note that bodes well for Wisconsin should Tucker have more quiet games like Saturday’s: the Badgers are 15-1 all-time when Tucker scores fewer than 10 points. The only loss came against Illinois last year in the Big Ten tournament championship game, when Tucker was held to nine points.Williams gets quality minutesRedshirt freshman guard DeAaron Williams played a career-high 15 minutes Saturday and made his presence felt, scoring eight points on 4-of-8 shooting while chipping in six boards. Williams was very active and drew the crowd’s applause on several occasions, most notably when the former Illinois slam-dunk champion took to the sky to convert an alley-oop from Michael Flowers in the first-half.”Over the years I’ve been fortunate to have guys who just try to make the most of the minutes that they do get,” Ryan said. “DeAaron just wants to play. He is going to try and take advantage of the minutes he does get, to try and get more minutes.”last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, June 8, 2016•9:10 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block W. Hillside, Wellington.•4:04 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1400 block W. 8th, Wellington.•4:43 p.m. Officers took an animal call in the 1100 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•6:19 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of wallet in the 700 block N. Edwards, Wellington.•8:13 p.m. Officers took a report of a suicidal subject in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington.last_img read more

NASCAR driver gets kicked out of iRacing event while wearing giraffe onesie

first_imgCringe comedy, it seems, is still in vogue.MORE: How does iRacing work?”I got really hot and I sweat a lot,” DiBenedetto said to the camera before letting out an awkward chuckle.Post race recap. I do not feel very intimidating currently but you guys can still sense my rage— Matt DiBenedetto (@mattdracing) April 19, 2020DiBenedetto had some fun with his DQ after completing 112 laps. Matt DiBenedetto is one misbehaved giraffe.The NASCAR driver inexplicably decided to don a full animal onesie Sunday afternoon in the iRacing Pro Series before getting booted from the event for intentionally ramming into Ryan Preece. He also recorded a bizarre video while still wearing the costume. Payback! @mattdracing has been parked after this incident with @RyanPreece_.— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) April 19, 2020.@RyanPreece_ cut down on me, spun out due to it, then wrecked me intentionally for his screw up. Send me his damn address I’m ready to throw down 😂— Matt DiBenedetto (@mattdracing) April 19, 2020Matt Disqualifidetto— nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) April 19, 2020William Byron won the race at virtual Richmond. Timmy Hill finished second and Parker Kligerman came in third.Results from #ProInvitationalSeries race at virtual Richmond:— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) April 19, 2020The iRacing Series has had strong early returns for NASCAR during the coronavirus pandemic, but has taken black eyes in recent weeks, most notably from Kyle Larson’s use of the N-word while on a live stream last weekend. Larson was fired by Chip Ganassi Racing as a result of the incident. He also lost his main sponsors.The next official iRacing event is scheduled for April 26, at virtual Talladega.last_img read more

Can Steelers right the ship and return to the Super Bowl in 2014?

first_imgTAKING A BOW—Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress (80) bows after making a touchdown catch as Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) walks away on Dec. 30, 2012, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright) by Ulish Carter Courier Staff WriterWay back in 2003 the Steelers finished with a 6-10 record causing many fans to demand that Bill Cowher be run out of town and for the total overhauling of  the team. According to the critics, the defense was too old and the offense was ineffective.  But the Steelers, unlike chronic losers like Cleveland, Kansas City, Cincinnati and others didn’t panic, but chose to simply make a few changes which led to the best season in their history in 2004 with a 15-1 record, followed by a 12-4 season in 2005 culminating with a Super Bowl title. So what will the Steelers do after an 8-8 season which is the worst in Mike Tomlin’s six year career as head coach? The criticism this year is that the defense is too old, and the offense is too inconsistent. So what can be done to correct the problems?First of all the defense is just fine. With Troy Polamalu, James Harrison, Ike Taylor and LaMarr Woodley missing a large portion of the season, they still finished as the number one defense in the NFL. There has been talk about not bringing Harrison, Casey Hampton, Barry Foote and Keenan Lewis back. Hampton and Foote because of age; Harrison because of his big contract, and Lewis because after an outstanding season, he may be offered big bucks from other teams because his contract is up.  Harrison has to be brought back because there’s no one on the Steelers or in the league who can replace him. He’s still one of the five best in the NFL, and without him teams can keep on stopping Woodley. But with the two healthy and Lawrence Timmons playing the best ball of his career, the Steelers would continue to have the best set of linebackers in the game.  Foote can be replaced by one of the young reserves, but why mess with a good thing.If Hampton is not brought back it will be because the team feels that young second year player Steve McLendon is ready to start. He has looked very impressive with limited playing time. Even with Hampton back they will share the nose tackle slot. Brett Keisel is old, but is playing as well as any defensive end in the game and Ziggy Hood is getting better each year.Even though Curtez Allen  was impressive filling in for the injured Taylor, he’s still not as good as either Taylor or Lewis. Lewis, in his third season, is a Pro-Bowl caliber player who is desperately needed if the Steelers hope to be a Super Bowl contender. With him returning to the team with Taylor, Polamalu, and Ryan Clark, who also has developed into one of the 5 best safeties in the game, the Steelers defense would be second to none. Who cares about age? The teams battling for the top draft picks are generally the youngest teams in the league and perennial losers. Veterans win, because it takes time for teams to jell together.On the offensive side of the ball there has to be changes but not massive changes. They must come up with a way to score more points because they cannot beat Tom Brady, Peyton Manning or all these young guns at quarterback scoring 20 or less a game. Look for Mike Wallace and Rashard Mendenhall to be gone, because Wallace is asking for superstar money when he’s a one dimensional player who has a long way to go before even being mentioned in the same breath with the top receivers in the league. Mendenhall has been injury prone, and has a big contract. Both Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman have proven they can be effective, and Chris Rainey will also see more action next season. The Steelers problem is keeping a healthy offensive line and improving the deteriorating production from Ben Roethlisberger. It’s time he stop living off the past. What has he done in the past two years to put him among the elite quarterbacks in the league, especially with all these youngsters hitting the league? He has had a great career, but that don’t win games today. With rookies David DeCastro, Mike Adams and Kevin Beachum all getting critical playing time on the line this year because of injuries they will be much improved next year, and if Willie Colon can stay healthy he showed he can be one of the better run blocking guards in the league. He and Max Starks make a solid combo on the blind side and shouldn’t be tampered with.  With Wallace gone, Antonio Brown and Heath Miller should have Pro-Bowl seasons, with Emmanuel Sanders, Jerricho Cotchery and Plaxico Burress giving them one of the best groups of receivers in the league. Signing Burress is a key to the return of Roethlisberger to past years effectiveness because he gives him a big target, and maturity on the field. Hines Ward was missed dearly last season mostly because of his leadership. They also need to pick up a quarterback in the draft and sign a veteran quarterback to back up Ben. Even though Charlie Batch has performed well when given a chance, it’s clear the coaching staff doesn’t have the confidence in him, and Byron Leftwitch is injury prone. They need a veteran who can come in and win if Ben gets hurt, and a youngster who can be groomed to take over for Ben in the near future, instead of waiting until he becomes totally ineffective with age. No the Steelers don’t need a major overhaul, they just need a few tweaks here and there, starting at the quarterback position. In a league that has moved from the running game and hard nose defense to the high scoring passing game with guys like Manning, Brady, Aaron Rogers, Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton, and Andrew Luck, to make it to the Super Bowl, which Pittsburghers expect, 20 or less points a game is not going to do it. And the buck stops at the quarterback whether we want to admit or not. After a humbling season, look for Ben and coach Mike Tomlin to get serious about improving the offense, which is still young. If the offensive production is improved look for the Steelers to once again be in the Super Bowl hunt next season. If it isn’t, look for changes at quarterback and the head coaching slot in the very near future.last_img read more

Fire Station 4 Public Art Proposal Jury

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0The public is invited to view the final round of the jury process for public art for Fire Station 4 on Tuesday, January 24, at 6pm at the Main Fire Station Training Room, 100 Eastside St NE.  In addition, the public is invited to provide comment to the jury for their deliberation after conclusion of the presentations that evening.  The purpose of this jury, comprised of five members of the Olympia Arts Commission, is to make a final recommendation among the three proposals.  Proposals will be made by public artists Judith & Daniel Caldwell, Peter Reiquam and Haiying Wu.  The recommendation from this jury will go to the Olympia City Council on February 14 for final approval.  Following Council approval, the selected art proposal will be fabricated and installed.  For more information, please contact Stephanie Johnson, Arts & Events Manager, at 709-2678.last_img read more

Cheryshev: “Atalanta has been able to score many goals”

first_imgconclusion: “Not grant so much. It is very clear what we have to work and is not grant.” occasions. ” Concessions: “All of us who are on the roster have the level to be here. We work well and we have to be more focused. There are players that take many minutes.”Chance for the second goal: “It was a shame in the play in which the goalkeeper threw himself on me. At home we will go out like lions.”Comeback: “We football players live for nights like this”. Denis Cheryshev I speak in Movistar Champions League after the defeat of Valencia in front of Atalanta in the first round of the Champions League. Four goals: “It has been a game with many occasions on both sides. We have conceded many occasions and have been able to score many goals. We have to learn a lesson for this hobby. This continues. Football always gives revenge a chance.”last_img read more