Bay of Plenty Times 26 Nov 2011A strip club offering risque burlesque dancing through to full-nude strip is set to open its doors in central Tauranga in the new year. But one family advocate groups says while adult entertainment can’t be stopped, the CBD is not the place for a strip club. Showgirls International.co.nz will open above the bar Rehab and Takara Japanese Restaurant on Hamilton St, between The Strand and Willow St.…Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said strip bars belonged in red light districts, not among restaurants where families dined. “You can’t stop the industry but it should be a special place away from the general shopping area. The term red light district is there for a good reason. To warn families (and) make sure they’re not exposed to it,” he said. Mr McCoskrie said strip clubs objectified women. “The research shows that viewing that type of pornography is not in their best interests or the best interests of the men because it objectifies the woman and it leads to stereotyping woman as simply sexual beings.”http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/strip-club-set-to-open-doors-in-central-city/1187669/
Photos and story by George Mazzeo |RUMSON – Under the setting sun on the banks of the Navesink River, the cheers of excited parents and basketball fans can be heard emanating from Victory Park. The “D” League, for seventh-to 10th- grade Rumson and Fair Haven boys, is in full swing and the competition is heated. With slick passes, smooth shooting and some turnovers too, the boys hone their skills, learn the game and wow the fans.The vision of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Bulldogs head basketball coach Chris Champeau, the league has been a staple on summer Friday nights in Rumson for several years. Champeau, who serves as league commissioner and game announcer, encourages the players, chides the referee and generally provides fun to the festivities with his commentary. “Shempy,” as Champeau is affectionately known, refers to Victory Park as “the most beautiful basketball venue in the United States.” It may be, with striking sunsets and moonlit skies providing a backdrop for arcing jump shots.The teams, sponsored by local businesses, are coached by RFH high school varsity basketball players. All the kids who sign up get a chance to play and the third quarter is always the “futures quarter,” featuring the youngest players. The season ends Friday night Aug. 24.This article was first published in the August 23-30, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
While the US dollar is often seen as the standard international currency, the Chinese Yuan Renminbi has been enjoying a rise in popularity with the international community. So much so, that there are discussions about its use in the Caribbean and Guyana.In a recent interview with Guyana Times, Chinese Ambassador to Guyana Cui Jianchun hailed the move as a proactive one, which would likely lead to more Chinese investors coming to Guyana to invest as it would ease doing business.Ambassador Jianchun noted that the process for using the Chinese dollar on an international scale had started in 2006. The discussions now being engaged in with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), he said, centred on ways China can play a more meaningful role in development.“We have signed agreements with several countries,” the diplomat said. “There are three functions of the currency. One is about the foreign exchange reserves. And the second (benefit) is for investment in other countries. And the third is about a focus on trade.”“Now, China has done a lot internationally. The CDB had a discussion about how China and the Caribbean countries can work together, with a focus on trade and investment. With regards to Guyana, at present time this (discussion) is done by the trading block,” he told this publication during an interview.According to the Ambassador, Latin America is a model that anyone can refer to, when it came to the foreign usage of Chinese dollars.“In Latin America, China has signed agreements with Argentina. That is the central bank would swap the currency. And also China has signed with Russia, Japan and South Korea, in the Asia and Pacific regions.”The ambassador added that the Chinese Central Bank provides “Chinese currency and the other side provide their countries currency. It is helpful to facilitate trade and investment.”Explaining the process, Ambassador Jianchun related that it works by one country’s central bank making an agreement with the Chinese Central Bank. The Chinese Central Bank would then be able to travel to Guyana and use the currency.“Otherwise you cannot use the Chinese currency,” Jianchun said. “The first step is that the Chinese Central Bank will talk and negotiate with the central bank of the respective countries.”“For example, China does not use the US dollar or the pound. They can use their own currency. It would be very convenient for the business people to invest in Guyana.”He noted that while the US dollar is seen as the standard international dollar, the use of the Chinese renminbi is on the rise by banks, people and business in general.This comes against the backdrop of Guyana potentially joining other Caribbean countries that use the Chinese currency Yuan renminbi, within its economy, once consultations have been completed and approval given.This was revealed by Minister of State Joseph Harmon, during a post-Cabinet press briefing on Thursday.He related that Finance Minister Winston Jordan recently attended a conference in Barbados, where Caribbean countries gathered to explore the possibility of the Chinese currency being used within the Caribbean.During the conference it was determined that bilateral ties between countries with a large presence of Chinese nationals and China would be easily facilitated by the use of the Yuan Renminbi.Speaking at the conference, Caribbean Development Bank President William Warren Smith had said that the Chinese Renminbi may be able to protect the Caribbean region’s access to global finance services.He noted that this comes at a time when many international financial instructions are withdrawing their services from the region.The Chinese Renminbi is enjoying a rapid internationalisation of the Renminbi, starting in 2006 with the floating of the exchange rate.”One of the Region’s leading economists told WIC News that working with China has its benefits but that the Region “must not oversell itself to the powerhouse” and lose any independence.As an International Monetary reserve currency, the Renminbi is now in the IMF’s special drawing rights basket, which determines currencies that countries can receive as part of IMF loans.The other currencies in the basket are the US dollar, the Euro, Yen and the British pound.
Animals never cease to amaze us with their clever solutions to problems that plague human technology. EurekAlert told of work being done by the Society for Experimental Biology to emulate shark skin as a self-cleaning surface for boats; National Geographic News has pictures of the new product, and a comparison with shark skin. The navy is very interested in this (ever seen a shark with barnacles?). Not only would a sharkskin-like hull resist barnacles, it would make a ship glide with more ease through the water, saving energy. From the mammal world, National Geographic News reported that beaver dams are inspiring fish-friendly hydroelectric power plants. “Beaver dams usually stand no more than ten feet (three meters) tall and integrate a series of steps into the slope,” reporter John Roach explained. “This is a height and design surmountable by migrating fish… The dams are also a natural part of the environment in many parts of the world.”Man’s solutions to both these problems have been clumsy, polluting and expensive. It’s humbling to have to imitate supposed lower forms of life. (Good. Nothing like a little humility for us humans.) Maybe the new biomimetics trend (see 02/09/2005 and 09/21/2004 stories, for example) will teach us how to cooperate with the environment instead of fighting it. Need we point out that biomimetics operates on an implicit intelligent-design assumption. Shark facts are ubiquitous on the TV nature shows these days, to a fault (they seem to satisfy the peasants’ lust for gore). How many more Shark Week specials can we take? Time out, Discovery Channel and National Geographic TV. If you can find the 1988 IMAX film Beavers, though, it’s a classic, fun for the whole family.(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
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New Inter Milan chief Marotta: Juventus wanted Icardiby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Inter Milan sports chief Beppe Marotta admits Juventus asked after Mauro Icardi in the past.Marotta left Juve as general manager in October to join Icardi at Inter.“Asking after players is part and parcel of the job that every sporting director has to do, either directly or through a third person,” Marotta said.“Certainly, also with in mind the idea of moving on Gonzalo Higuain, we might’ve asked after Icardi. However, Piero Ausilio can confirm that we never sat down to negotiate with Inter or discuss costs.“Icardi remains a player at the top level, but there was never anything concrete in an eventual transfer from Inter to Juventus.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Young happy Solskjaer keeping Man Utd coaching team togetherby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United captain Ashley Young is happy to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keep together the majority of the coaching staff after Jose Mourino’s sacking.Solskjaer has retained the services of coaches Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna, who were both promoted to the senior side’s coaching set-up by Mourinho in the summer.Goalkeeper coach Emilio Alvarez, who was drafted in to the club in 2016, has also stayed at the club on the basis of his strong bond with David De Gea.”Carras, Kieran and Emilio have been fantastic,” Young, who has made 16 appearances this season, said.”The training sessions they’ve put on have been fantastic, top notch.”I can definitely see Carras being a manager one day and Kieran has been brilliant stepping up to the first team [from the Under-18s].”He’s taken to it like a duck to water and Emilio is a fantastic goalkeeping coach. It’s nice for them to be here and work under Mick and Ole as well.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Agent: I urged Napoli to sign Pavardby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAgent Francesco Di Frisco has revealed he tried to place Bayern Munich signing Benjamin Pavard at Napoli.The defender has just agreed to leave Stuttgart for Bayern this summer.“Did I try to take Pavard to Naples? We talked a lot and tried, but it wasn’t easy,” Di Frisco told Radio CRC.“Even Stuttgart didn’t know until a week ago that he had accepted a contract from Bayern Munich.“There was no offer from Napoli, but they liked him. How hard did Napoli try for him? Interest was there, both from the club and their scouts.“It was a name that Napoli verified immediately. Full-back or central defender? He’s normally a central defender plays as a full-back for his national team.“’Yes’ to Bayern but not a ‘no’ to Napoli? It’s dfficult to say. Ultimately, an offer never came from Napoli, although they conducted themselves very well, as did the lad.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea hero Nevin tells Lampard: Don’t spend big after transfer banby Freddie Taylor15 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea hero Pat Nevin has urged the club not to spend big after their transfer ban concludes.The Blues are currently a six-match winning run thanks in large part to their flourishing contingent of academy graduates.Those youngsters have benefitted from Chelsea’s inability to buy any players until next summer, and Nevin thinks the club must resist ruining their development.He wrote on the club’s website: “Our young side have just deservedly beaten Ajax, the best young side in Europe, at their own ground and it was no fluke, Chelsea were the better team.”If we do the double over them on 5 November, does that then make us the best young side in Europe? If it does, then should Frank take a chance on ruining that progress with a bunch of new signings?”Why for example would you even consider buying, say, another centre-forward when Tammy Abraham has been superb and is absolutely definitely going to get even better? Well there could be a dip in form or an injury, or indeed he might just need a rest at some point.”We have got other strikers already on the roster. Michy’s goals-to-minutes-played figures are off the scale again this season for club and country, but what club or indeed manager would turn down a world-class player if he suddenly became available?”I hadn’t considered it at all this season, because with Chelsea lying fourth in the Premier League, who cares about next season right at this moment? Well the club has to, Frank has to and doing things at the last moment on a whim is generally not considered the best way to bring long-term success to any club. So forward planning is a given.”I suspect there will be a bit of a war chest available to Frank by the summertime, but unlike other clubs around us, such as Manchester United and maybe even Spurs, it doesn’t look like a whole new outfit is needed, just a few little jewels added to make the whole thing sparkle even more.”I wouldn’t be surprised however if the club takes precisely the opposite approach to previous seasons when these acquisitions are considered.”During the ‘Roman era’, how many world-class strikers of a certain age have come to the Bridge with, it has to be a said, varying levels of success? I almost can’t imagine Frank doing that, but I can imagine the scouts being sent out around the planet to find the next hot young thing who would fit into, or more likely grow into, this group and this system.”
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks to throw a pass in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Four-star quarterback Dwayne Haskins is one of the most highly-coveted uncommitted passers in the class of 2016, and there isn’t a lot of clarity when it comes to the schools that he favors. Haskins, who has offers from most prominent programs, has recently visited his home state Maryland Terrapins as well as Rutgers, and has offers from Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, and Wisconsin. None of that kept him from posting a Lion King meme, taking a shot at the Big Ten conference. His tweet also includes a curious Notre Dame hashtag. We’re not sure if he was sent the meme or if he made it himself, or what this says about the schools involved in his recruitment, but it is certainly interesting.#WeAreND pic.twitter.com/maYW9ofCiD— •Ⓜ️ay 3rd• Glo Day (@dh_simba7) May 4, 2015We wouldn’t read too much into this for now, but that probably won’t prevent recruitniks from over-analyzing it. In all likelihood, this was just a harmless joke sent in from a Notre Dame fan somewhere.