‘At risk’ children should be identified before birth – study

first_imgOneNews 21 July 2014Information gathered during pregnancy checks should be used to identify “at risk” or “vulnerable” children before they are born and determine the level of support a family should receive, child development researchers say.The authors of the Growing Up in New Zealand study have identified 12 family and environmental prenatal factors they say increase the chance of children having poor developmental outcomes.The factors include teenage pregnancy, poor maternal health, the mother’s relationship status and financial stress.Identified risk factors1. Teenage pregnancy2. Mother with no formal secondary school qualifications3. Maternal depression4. Poor maternal physical wellbeing in late pregnancy5. Mother smoking regularly/daily during and after pregnancy6. Mother with no current partner7. Reporting highly stressful money problems8. Living in a decile 9 or 10 NZDep 2006 area9. Mother actively seeking work but not currently working10. Living in public rental accommodation11. Having two or more persons on average per bedroom12. Being in receipt of an income tested government benefithttp://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/risk-children-should-identified-before-birth-study-6033214last_img read more

Newcomers WNT Young Veterans defeats Club Olympia

first_img 32 Views   no discussions Tweet Share NewsSports Newcomers WNT Young Veterans defeats Club Olympia by: – June 4, 2011 Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! WNT Young Veterans. Photo credit: dominicavolleyball.comIn their first game of the 2011 season newcomers on Thursday 2nd June, the Waitukubuli National Trail Young Veterans, made light work of 2010 Second Division Champions, Club Olympia of St. Joseph in straight sets.The vets took an early 15 – 8 lead in the first set and never looked back to win the set at 25-14. They went on to take the second set 25 -19.Club One attempted a comeback in the third set leading by as many as 6 points. However, they could not hold on as the vets proved to be too much rallying to win the set 25-20.By: Robert Guiste,Dominica Volleyball Association Sharelast_img read more

Ellsworth swim team gets sweep against Old Town

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth swim team began the home stretch of the 2018-19 regular season Friday with a sweep of visiting Old Town at the Down East Family YMCA.The Eagles came away with a 97-73 win over the Coyotes on the girls’ side and a 105-48 victory on the boys’ side. It was the penultimate home meet of the season for Ellsworth.On the girls’ side, Ellsworth got team wins in the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay. Kristy Barry (200-yard individual medley and 50-yard freestyle) and Ellie Clarke (200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle) got two individual wins apiece for the Eagles, and Miriam Nelson (100-yard freestyle), Abby Mazgaj (100-yard backstroke) and Lilja Hanson (100-yard breaststroke) also won events.The Ellsworth boys’ team swept Old Town in the relay events and got individual wins from Sam Pelletier (200 IM and 100-yard butterfly), Sean Hill (50 freestyle and 100 freestyle), Camden Holmes (200 freestyle), Calvin Nelson (500 freestyle) and Henry Scheff (100 breaststroke). The sole non-event win for the Eagles on the boys’ side came in the 100 backstroke.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth’s next meet will be against Foxcroft at 6:15 p.m. next Friday, Jan. 25, at the Piscataquis Regional YMCA in Dover-Foxcroft. The Eagles will then face George Stevens Academy on Senior Night at 7 p.m. Feb. 1.last_img read more

VIDEO: McDan Open West Africa starts on a thrilling note

first_imgThe McDan Open West Africa Tournament saw thrilling start with All Africa Games gold medalist Wisdom Na-Adjrago qualifying for the next stage.The tournament sponsored by McDan Shipping, Rush Energy Drink from Twellium Industries and West Blue Consulting, has a total prize money of  $5000 and is drawing a lot of enthusiasm. Wisdom Na-Adjrago who is also the current top seed, showed early signs of a leap into the final stages after seeing off fellow countryman Charles Asmani 6-1, 6-1. In an interview with Joy Sports, Na-Adjrago said his win was as a result of thorough preparations.  had done a lot of training . “I am prepared for every player in this tournament. I worked very hard and want to show it in my performances. My opponent is tough and can easily frustrate you with his play but I kept my cool and played well.”He was excited on his performance and is looking forward to replicating it as he progresses. “I played well today and kept the ball on the court. so it was good. I am looking forward to winning,” he said.In other results, Emmanuel Plange beat Bernard Ashitey Armah 6-1, 6-2. Isaac Titriku beat Francis Gbolonyoh in the best of three sets.Francis Akpese staged a spirited fight but was not strong enough for Isaac Dapaah, with the game ending 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2. The tournament’s first winner Japhet Bagerbaseh also booked a place in the next stage of the competition in two straight sets. Some big games are expected on Tuesday on Tuesdayh the likes of Nigeria’s Wale Babalola facing Ghana’s Andrews Appiah, Togo’s Kantanga John Paul will pit his strength against Ghana’s Stephen Nartey. Ghana’s Daniel Quartey plays  Kulibali Frederick of Cote d’Ivoire while Joel Meda of Burkina Faso faces B. Fumi of Ghana.Another Ivorian, Guillaime Kofi will seek qualification to the next phase as he battles Cedric Dzelu with Togo’s Bernard Alipoe playing Nii Noi Ababio.In other fixtures, Nigeria’s Michael Moses will pay Albert Nti of Ghana, while Benjamin Palm and Felix Hammond face off in an all Ghanaian tie.VIDEO   –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

A tough way to end the season; Wellington loses to Winfield 6-5 in first round

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (10) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 325 weeks ago Wellington, please don’t run me out of town or lynch me from the highest tree (OK you can if you want). I’m analyzing those two pictures there and I think Dunn may be out. Look how far away he is from the third base. I which I had my camera on high shutter speed, but I didn’t at the time. I have sat and looked at those two pictures for about 10 minutes and I can’t justify that call being overturned if we had a replay system. The ump may have been right after all. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Wellington Fan · 325 weeks ago I was at that game! Dunn was clearly safe! The umps were giving Winfield calls left and right. But yes Dunn was safe it was a no doubter Cue Ball Report Reply 1 reply · active 325 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 325 weeks ago You might be right. I’m just saying from the vantage point of the camera it most certainly looks like Dunn could have been out on that play. But I don’t know from the other point of view it could be completely different. Tough call. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 325 weeks ago Whether Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Wellington Fan · 325 weeks ago Its Baseball, But it’s in the past now! All they can do is come back next year and stick it to them! Go Crusaders. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Baseball fan · 325 weeks ago The boys did fight back in that game and it was too bad they lost. I really think it’s time for a change in the coaching staff. Dale is not a head coach. I personally feel that he would make an ok assistant. His baseball knowledge is minimal and if it’s a tight game he will always find a way to blow it down the stretch. He’s never made it past the first round of regionals and always finds ways to surrender leads. Example would be Mulvane a few years ago and of course yesterday. He makes ridiculous decisions with the DH spot in the lineup. Yesterday, he didn’t make sure the boys were in the right bunt coverage and it cost wellington the game. As a matter of fact, bunt coverage is never worked on in practice and neither is bunting. Dale chose to bunt down the stretch and its clear its never worked on or he doesn’t know how to teach it because our execution was poor. The team gave up on him after the Andale losses and he never got the ship headed back in the right direction. Pitchers are left in the game way too long and karma always makes you pay with poor decisions in a game. I know I’m not the only fan that feels this way. There were several at yesterday’s game. When your winning percentage isn’t at .500 for your career in Wellington, it’s time to go. Most jobs don’t accept a 50% success rate. I want to thank the players for a fun season. Report Reply 2 replies · active 324 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 325 weeks ago I’m allowing just one more response to the subject above and it will be a rebuttal. After that there will be no more comments on this specific subject. If you want to comment on the game then that’s fine. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Baseball Player · 324 weeks ago It’s not dales fault we couldn’t drop a bunt down that game? That stuff is supposed to be worked on our own time, But we have kids who don’t care enough to do work on their own time. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down crusader pride · 324 weeks ago Bunting is not a work on your own thing sorry. Many different ways to bunt. There is a bunt and there is a sacrifice. Fundamental baseball should be an everyday thing in practice. Little things are what separates teams at the end regardless of who is coaching. Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down crusader pride · 324 weeks ago Reference the call at third. .rarely does ONE call decide the outcome of any one game. Usually in a single game each team wil get calls in each others favor so they balance each other out. No umpire decides the winner before or during the game. It is a game if angles and even the best get blocked out or just miss a call. I know this umpire and he has done several crusader games…just looking for someone to blame. Good season Dukes much improved. Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Winfield 6 Wellington 5Wellington 002 000 3 — 5   9   5Winfield 010 041 0 — 6   9   2WP – W. Adler. LP – Trevor Nance.Follow us on Twitter. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington baseball team has not had much luck this decade when it comes to post-season regional competition. But Wednesday afternoon was the mother of heartbreak for the Crusader program.Wellington lost to Winfield 6-5 Wednesday in the first round of the Class 4A Regional. The Crusaders will no doubt look back on this game with regret.“I was really, really proud of how the boys competed,” said Jesse Dale, Wellington head baseball coach. “But we had our chances. We left a lot of runners on base.”Wellington finished the year at 10-11. Winfield would go on to lose in a heartbreaker of its own to Rose Hill 7-6 in the regional championship.“It was that kind of regional when it was up for grabs,” Dale said. “Anyone could have won it.”Wellington’s final contest of 2014 had a lot of “what ifs” to mull over. The Crusaders left nine batters on base including bases loaded in the top of the sixth and seventh inning. Wellington committed five errors.Trevor Nance on the mound.Unfortunately, three of those came in one inning for which Winfield scored four runs and secured the win.Both Wellington and Winfield put their pitching aces on the mound for the opening game: Trevor Nance for Wellington and Will Adler for Winfield. While neither boy would pitch all seven innings it could be said the contest ended in a draw pitching wise as both teams had nine hits each.After Winfield scored a run in the bottom of the first, Wellington responded in the top of the third when Wesley Gilmore and Parker Daugherty got on base and were singled home by Nance.The game hummed right along until the bottom of the fifth when Winfield scored four runs on a comedy of Wellington errors, including a couple of overthrows and not covering first base on a routine in-field grounder.Down 5-2 Wellington was clearly in trouble. Nevertheless, Wellington would come back in the top of the sixth for a very promising inning. Austin Dunn opened the inning with a single and was rounding to second headed to third off a Winfield error. He was called out at third. But as the pictures attest, that may or may not have been the case. There was one second time laps between the two pictures. In the top picture unfortunately blocked by the ump, Dunn was clearly in slide mode. The second picture was him tagging third with the Winfield third baseman’s glove in the air. What the two pictures don’t demonstrate is weather the third baseman was able to bring his glove down to tag Dunn.That gave Wellington a critical out which would haunt it later in the inning. The Crusaders still loaded the bases and things looked promising with Daugherty on a 3-1 count at the plate. Unfortunately, he had a pop-up fly that resulted in Wellington’s second out and then a strikeout thereafter ended the inning with Wellington getting no runs.The bottom of the sixth was much more productive for the Crusaders defensively, but still Winfield scored when C. Tapia was able to get to home plate before Wellington could secure the snag in a run-down with a Viking runner between first and second. That would prove to be the ball game.Wellington gets Winfield runner in rundown, but Viking player at third crosses home before doing so.In the final inning, Wellington immediately scored after Andrew Horn doubled and Trevor Nance singled him home. Jalen Macias and Austin Dunn both singled to load the bases and Connor Burden smacked a 2RBI single to narrow the margin to one 6-5 with one out.The Crusaders, who had four hits in the inning alone had the bases loaded again. But a strikeout followed by a pop-up fly catch by the catcher resulted in Wellington failing to get the tying run home.Pinch runner Baker scores the first run for the Dukes in the top of the seventh.“It was a tough game to lose,” Dale said. “But they competed hard. They could have easily folded their tents after the fifth inning but they came back.”Wellington will lose nine seniors off this team, but will return a strong nucleus for next year.last_img read more