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Police to appeal Losi Filipo discharge without conviction sentence

first_imgNZ Herald 29 September 2016Police are to appeal the discharge without conviction of Losi Filipo.Filipo, 18, was last month discharged without conviction for an attack that occurred in central Wellington in October 2015.He was charged with assaulting Kelsey Odell, 22, her boyfriend Hayden Williams, 22, Greg Morgan, 21, and Olivia Samuels, 22.The sentence caused an outcry from Filipo’s victims and other members of the public, who say Filipo should be convicted.In a media statement, the Crown Law Office said the Solicitor-General had reviewed the matter.The confirmation of an appeal was immediately applauded by Bob McCoskrie, director of the conservative lobby group Family First NZ.“This offender-friendly sentence sent a dangerous message that we don’t value the protection of victims and the safety of the public in a case that involved significant violence towards both males and females,” he said.“This is not about revenge as some will suggest. This is about an appropriate sentence which reflects the gravity of the crime.”READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11719370Police to appeal Losi Filipo’s discharge without convictionNewsTalk ZB 29 September 2016Police are to appeal the discharge without conviction of Losi Filipo.Filipo, 18, was last month discharged without conviction for an attack that occurred in central Wellington in October 2015.The confirmation of an appeal was also applauded by Bob McCoskrie, director of the conservative lobby group Family First NZ.“This offender-friendly sentence sent a dangerous message that we don’t value the protection of victims and the safety of the public in a case that involved significant violence towards both males and females,” he said.“This is not about revenge as some will suggest. This is about an appropriate sentence which reflects the gravity of the crime.”READ MORE: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/police-to-appeal-losi-filipos-discharge-without-conviction/last_img read more

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Softball: Wisconsin heads to NCAA tournament for sixth time

first_imgThe Badgers will take on the Mizzou Tigers Friday at 8 p.m. with ESPN televising the match-up between the SEC and the Big Ten. For the sixth time in 20 years, the University of Wisconsin women’s softball team has earned a spot in the 2017 NCAA women’s College World Series.The Badgers (33-15, 11-11 Big Ten) were awarded one of the non-ranked spots by the NCAA committee this year and were one of five Big Ten teams invited to participate in this year’s tournament. The University of Minnesota, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University and the University of Illinois are among some of the teams hoping to hoist that national trophy for the Big Ten.This year’s selection, specifically the tournament locations, sparked quite a bit of controversy within the Big Ten. Minnesota, who is currently 54-3 this season, was not only un-ranked, but was also not allowed to host part of the tournament in Minneapolis.Softball: Sky is limit for Badger squad with wealth of experienceWhen all was said and done at the end of the 2016 season, the University of Wisconsin softball team found Read…The top seed at the 2017 NCAA tournament is the University of Florida, who currently has a 50-6 record for their season. Why Minnesota is not only un-ranked, but not even ranked higher than a school with a worse record than them continues to be a mystery to all Big Ten teams.This shows just some of the struggles that Big Ten softball has been going through for years. With Southeastern Conference and Pacific-12 teams constantly taking top-place rankings, Big Ten teams are usually seen as second-rate teams in comparison.Wisconsin softball: The classic underdog storyWisconsin walks into this tournament as the underdogs, both within their conference and within the tournament — but that’s just how the Badgers like to be seen. Senior catcher Chloe Miller plans on using the Badgers current underdog status to create waves at the tournament and to promote Big Ten softball as a whole.Softball: Chloe Miller adds draft pick to season resumeJust to add to the excitement of a University of Wisconsin softball team fighting for a postseason spot in the Read…“[Wisconsin] and the other four Big Ten teams that made it are banded together and we’re going out there to mess up some people’s plans and prove people wrong,” Miller said. “Being able to do that against [the University of Missouri] on primetime slot on ESPN, Friday night at 8 o’clock is pretty cool.”Wisconsin heads up to Oregon Friday to take part in the Eugene Regional round, hosted by the University of Oregon. If UW manages to take Mizzou, they will then continue on to yet another tough challenge, trying to defeat Oregon at home.UW faces challenges with OregonOregon is currently on a roll, with a 10-game winning streak and a 47-6 record so far this season. The Ducks are the No. 3 seed overall in this year’s tournament and have allowed a grand total of four runs in their last six games played.In comparison, Oregon managed to collect a grand total of 42 runs from their last six games played.Wisconsin head coach Yvette Healy knows this tournament is challenging, but she also knows that she is bringing a team that has managed to do demonstrably better on the road than they have at home. Healy and the Badgers only managed to get a grand total of three wins at home this year, ending with a 3-9 record at Goodman, but have a 14-3 record for away games and a 16-3 record for neutral games.Softball: Badgers improve on best start in program historyThe University of Wisconsin softball team continued rolling in this young season, improving to 12-2 on the year after the Read…“We play great on the road,” Healy said. “No one likes me saying this, but we’ve been to that regional twice and we’ve managed to put up four wins, so we’ve got more wins at Oregon’s field than we had at Goodman this year. That’s a crazy statistic, but it’s still true so I’m riding on that — that it feels great so let’s go for our fifth win at that stadium.”last_img read more

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Body found in ocean by Dania Beach pier

first_imgA diver made a gruesome discovery off the coast of Dania Beach.The Broward Sheriff’s Office says a diver found the partial remains of a body in the ocean about a mile from Dania Beach on yesterday afternoon.BSO deputies took the body to a nearby Coast Guard station after fishermen brought it ashore.Homicide crime scene investigators are trying to identify the victim and the the cause of death.This story is developing.last_img

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South West pair end senior season with a hat trick

first_img4 Oct 2017 South West pair end senior season with a hat trick Tags: Brenda King Foursomes, competitions, Senior The South West pair of Jo Shorrocks and Amanda Mayne have completed a hat trick of consecutive wins in England Golf’s end-of-season senior tournament.They won the popular Brenda King Foursomes by seven shots at Harrogate Golf Club, Yorkshire, where they scored two-over 74 and 79, with the second round played in continuous rain.“We’re so pleased to win for the third time,” said Mayne, a former England senior international from Saltford, Somerset.They’ve equalled the record of their good friends, Claire Dowling and Tracy Atkin, who won from 2012-14. “We’ll give them a bit of banter,” said Shorrocks, from Bigbury, Devon.Their continued success seems to be helping to raise the profile of senior women’s golf in the South-West, reports Shorrocks. Devon has introduced a senior women’s championship this year and another pair, from Royal North Devon, also made the long trip north for the Brenda King tournament.Shorrocks and Mayne made their trademark slow start to the event and were three over par after playing two holes of the first round. But they came straight back with two birdies and after returning 74 they were five shots clear of the field.“Today conditions were pretty dreadful, it tipped down all day, and we just wanted to keep as steady as possible and hope no-one else would play a blinder,” said Shorrocks.Second place, on countback, went to Janet Melville (Royal Birkdale, Lancashire) and Jo Ashmore (Barnham Broom, Norfolk), who have both represented England at senior level. Third were Kate Evans (Frilford Heath, Oxfordshire) and Sandy Catford (Prince’s, Kent).last_img read more

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Larkin inducted to Hall of Fame

first_imgCOOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP)—Robert Larkin coached several sports while son Barry was growing up, none more important to the youngster than football.And it showed when Barry starred at Moeller High School in Cincinnati and received a scholarship to play for Bo Schembechler at Michigan. But after being redshirted his freshman year with the Wolverines, Larkin focused on baseball, became an All-Star shortstop with Cincinnati, and carved a Hall of Fame career in 19 years with the Reds. NEWEST HALL OF FAMER–Hall of Fame inductee Barry Larkin speaks with reporters following a tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. on May 5. Larkin was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on July 22, along with late Chicago Cubs star third baseman Ron Santo. (AP Photo/Tim Roske, File) Larkin, introduced to the game at the age of five by his dad, retired after the 2004 season with a .295 career average, 2,340 hits, 1,329 runs scored and 379 stolen bases, and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday.Robert Larkin,who started his protege in t-ball, said he was feeling absolute pride. “This is the ultimate,” he said. “I don’t think you can do much more than this.”If Barry Larkin had decided to stick with football, his dad figures the family would have had to make plans to be elsewhere on Sunday.“We’d be in Canton,” Robert Larkin said with a laugh as he pondered the pro football Hall of Fame in Ohio.PARKER’S PROJECT: In his Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday, former Cincinnati shortstop Barry Larkin credited just about everybody who helped him, even former Pittsburgh star Dave Parker.Though Parker spent the first 11 years of his major league career starring for the Pirates, he was with the Reds when Larkin was a rookie in 1986 and was in Cooperstown on Sunday. He holds a special place in Larkin’s past.While Larkin was starring for Michigan in the early 1980s, becoming a two-time All-American and leading the Wolverines to a pair of appearances in the College World Series, Parker made a point of informing Reds shortstop Dave Concepcion—Larkin’s boyhood idol—that his job would soon be in jeopardy.“While I was up at the University of Michigan, the Reds came to Detroit to play the Tigers in an exhibition game,” recalled Larkin, who drove down to Tiger Stadium with the Wolverines equipment manager to meet some of the Reds players. “As soon as I walked into the clubhouse, Dave Parker grabs me by the hand and walks me right over to my idol’s locker, and he said, ‘Dave, you see this guy right here? This is Barry Larkin. He’s from Cincinnati. He’s going to take your job.last_img read more

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A Taste of Dawn Magazine hold Santa Anita Ticket Contest

first_imgA Taste of Dawn Magazine held a Santa Anita Park ticket giveaway in December. The rules were simple; all that it required was to follow both Santa Anita Park and Dawn Garcia on Instagram and comment with a hashtag. The lucky winners got to enjoy two VIP tickets, one glass of champagne, free parking, and $20 cash to bet with!Via ATOD Magazinelast_img

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