Primary schools at ‘breaking point’ over violent children

first_imgRadio NZ News 10 April 2017Family First Comment: Most of the Principals blame poverty, but the Principal of Manurewa East School gets it right….“There’s many factors, from the fact that they’re sometimes on devices all day long, they’re not getting enough sleep, they’ll have parents who abandoned them. There are so many boys who don’t have fathers or they have fathers who are just poor, poor role models. I’m just very sick of it.”Violent behaviour by children is on the rise and teachers are enduring assaults that have included kicks to the groin and a pencil in the eye, primary school principals say.The Principals Federation and the Educational Institute (NZEI) said their members were reporting a growing problem caused by deprivation and family dysfunction.But the Education Ministry said it was not aware of any research or statistics that backed up principals’ claims.Last week, Northland schools threatened to start suspending violent children because of a lack of support. The president of the Principals Federation Whetu Cormick said it was a national problem.“I’m hearing from my colleagues across the country that they’re at breaking point with the number of high behaviour issues that are in their schools,” he said.Mr Cormick said principals from all over the country had told him about assaults on themselves and on their staff.“I’ve heard that principals have been assaulted, punched, kicked, kicked in the private parts, a teacher who was poked in the eye with a pencil who needed medical attention. Furniture being thrown around the room which has contacted professionals who work in the room.”Mr Cormick said for some children violent behaviour was a result of other special education needs.“Young people who have got multiple issues including ADHD for example. We’ve got children who are suffering from various syndromes. We’re also hearing about children who are anxious and some of them who have been diagnosed with depression.”Wellington principal Mark Potter said he had heard similar stories while travelling the country as a member of the NZEI’s executive.“We’ve always had children who’ve been challenging. It’s the number of children that we have that is the big issue right now,” he said.Mr Potter said deprivation appeared to be the cause of the problem.“It seems to be very much related to the growing disparities in our communities and society. So the more families that are under duress or under stress suffering from poverty the more you’ve got children who are actually experiencing those things and presenting at school with behaviours arising from that.”The principal of Manurewa East School, Phil Palfrey, said he had expelled two children already this year because they were too dangerous to have around other children.He said the children did not have disabilities or special needs, they were simply violent.“Sometimes other children have had to pull these kids off other children to stop them from getting worse. And that’s with adults who are near who are paid to look after these children – these children can be so quick and so unpredictable that even a close adult can’t get there quickly.”Mr Palfrey blamed bad parenting. “There’s many factors, from the fact that they’re sometimes on devices all day long, they’re not getting enough sleep, they’ll have parents who abandoned them. There are so many boys who don’t have fathers or they have fathers who are just poor, poor role models. I’m just very sick of it.”Helping children depended on parents who were willing to cooperate and the problem area was those families who refused to do that, he said.READ MORE: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/328497/primary-schools-at-‘breaking-point’-over-violent-childrenKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inboxlast_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Candidates move to calm supporters in Mountain View

first_imgThe PNP and JLP candidates for Eastern St Andrew, Fayval Williams and Andre Hylton have moved to bring the confrontation between their supporters at the Mountain View Primary School under control. “We understand that about 25 persons clad in orange showed up to vote but questions were raised about where they lived, but we went down and sorted out the situation and calmed tempers so that they could be allowed to vote in peace,” Williams told The Gleaner. For his part, Andre Hylton said that he has heard of the incident and that his team is on the ground managing the situation. “We heard of an incident at the Mountain View Primary but my team has gone down there to address the situation and to maintain calm,” he said. ST ANDREW EASTERN CANDIDATES JLP: Fayval Williams PNP: Andre Hyltonlast_img read more

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Google’s Voice: Larry Page Explains Why He Went Silent Last Year

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Last year, Google CEO Larry Page vanished from public view for several months, passing up major opportunities to speak to Wall Street, developers and the public (including last year’s big I/O conference). Now we know why.In a Google+ blog post on Tuesday, Page explained that he’s long dealt with a partial paralysis of his left vocal cord — and that last summer, following a cold, he began to experience paralysis of his right cord as well. In neither case did doctors identify a cause, although they did diagnose Page with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an inflammatory autoimmune condition of the thyroid gland, back in 2003.Page says he’s recovered to the point that he can “do all I need to do as CEO,” although Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Page uses a microphone to speak, even to small staff meetings of a dozen people. Tags:#Google#Larry Page#now 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img readwrite Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

BJP tells Jammu & Kashmir unit to prepare for polls

first_imgThe national leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party in New Delhi on Tuesday told the Jammu and Kashmir core group of the party to start preparing for the Assembly election in the State. BJP working president J.P. Nadda chaired a meeting of State unit leaders in New Delhi, along with Jitendra Singh, BJP general secretary in charge of Jammu and Kashmir and Minister of State at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).Onus on EC“We have already said that we wanted the polls as soon as possible. The Election Commission had decided that the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls could not be held together and security forces were also required for the Amarnath Yatra. We will be ready to face polls anytime the Commission decides,” BJP State unit chief Ravindra Raina said after the meeting. The meeting that went on for a couple of hours also went into the details about booth-level preparedness and campaign strategy. “The basic point that was conveyed was that scamsters and various other players in the state have been rattled after measures such as the raids on the Jammu and Kashmir Bank an the successful conduct of the panchayat elections. These players are therefore creating confusion and deflecting from the real development that is being done and raising extraneous issues such as why additional central forces were deployed, etc. Party leaders have been told to keep the focus on development issues and action on corruption,” said a senior party leader. No discussion was held on the abrogation of Article 35A or Article 370. Poll strategy“The meeting was purely on strategy for the polls, how to strengthen our booth level preparedness, and what shape the campaign should be. Our aim is to be the single largest party there,” said the source. Government sources earlier told The Hindu that “security personnel in Kashmir have been in an extended duty without break for a long time for anti-terror operations followed by elections. So the infusion of personnel is basically to replace those going on leave.” Senior ministers also said that panchayat heads, newly elected, will also be hoisting the tricolour in their respective panchayats on August 15, India’s Independence Day, and therefore additional security was to be provided for that too. Jammu and Kashmir is currently under President’s Rule with the Parliament having cleared a six-month extension in this session itself.last_img read more

Bengal Governor ‘rescues’ Union Minister Babul Supriyo from Jadavpur University

first_imgKolkata’s Jadavpur University campus turned into a battle ground on Thursday after students of the university surrounded Union Minister of State Babul Supriyo in the afternoon and did not let him leave the campus.West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar, who is also the Chancellor of Jadavpur University, managed to rescue Mr. Supriyo on Thursday nightWhile Mr. Dhankar could get the Union Minister out of the campus, his convoy was stopped for about an hour in front of the university gate with Mr. Supriyo onboard. Mr. Dhankar and Mr. Supriyo could finally leave the campus later at night.The university witnessed rounds of fights on Thursday between students affiliated to both left and right wing political parties. Students’ union offices were ransacked by supporters of RSS’ students’ wing ABVP and members of Durga Bahini.According to eyewitnesses, the commotion started early in the afternoon when students formed a barricade trying to stop Mr. Supriyo from entering the campus, who had come to address the freshers and attend a seminar on governance in India. However, even as Mr. Supiyo managed to enter the university, he was asked to apologise by the students when he tried to leave.The Vice-Chancellor and other senior officials of the campus fell sick and were admitted to a south Kolkata hospital.While it is not clear which students’ body led the protest, Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist [CPI-ML] condemned the incident. Red flags were also visible in the protest.“We have always opposed political leaders from entering the campus, we are opposing such plans now as well. We don’t know how the Minister was allowed to hold a programme in the campus and why the authority gave the permission,” a student said. The students, few hundred in number, surrounded Mr Supriyo and shouted “go back” slogans. The university gates were blocked from inside.“His security men manhandled the students, including girl students and the Minister used choicest words to abuse us. His security was fully armed. He has to apologise,” another student alleged. Mr. Supriyo said that that the campus had no security arrangement.“If an untoward incident takes place State Government will be responsible,” he said. Mr. Supriyo further told the journalists that “television cameras should show agitating students, they should be identified and rusticated.” This further aggravated the situation and students refused to let him go out without an apology.Meanwhile the Governor issued a statement arguing that the Union Minister is under “gherao…by a section of the students.” He asked the Chief Secretary Malay De, to initiate “prompt” action. Mr. Dhankar spoke to Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das and told him that “it was improper for him [Mr. Das] not to have taken prompt steps in the matter.” The Governor’s statement further indicated that the “detention” of Mr. Supriyo was “unlawful” and a “serious reflection on the law and order of the State and on the conduct of the law enforcing agencies.” Meanwhile Mr. Das — who was admitted to a south Kolkata hospital — said that he will not let police enter the campus. Mr. Das’ predecessor faced massive student ire by letting police enter JU campus in 2014.Soon after making the statement Mr. Dhankar arrived with a large police force and rescued Mr. Supriyo at around 8.15 p.m.Once Mr. Supriyo left the campus, ABVP supporters entered the campus and damaged the union room of the students. They damaged the furniture of the union room, painted ABVP in pink on the walls, next to a painting of Che Guevara. They set some furniture and wooden material on fire, adjacent to the Gate 4 of JU.Later at night, CPI-ML issued a statement saying that the Minister entered the campus with “fire arms” and “brutally attacked the students.” The statement alleged that the Minister “manhandled” a female student.“This is planned hooliganism to create space in JU,” the CPI-ML State Secretary Partha Ghosh said. Both Trinamool Congress and CPI-M leaders independently said both the Minister and the students are “responsible” for the flare up. Protests are planned in the university on Friday.last_img read more

Albert Pujols hits 600th career homer; 9th to join club

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “I don’t play here for numbers,” Pujols said this week after hitting No. 599. “My goal since Day One when I got to the big leagues was to help the organization that I wear the uniform of. At the end of my career, numbers are numbers. I think I’m going to have plenty of time, but my main goal is to try to win a championship here.“I’m aware of the history, don’t get me wrong. I respect it, but I think that’s kind of a distraction that I don’t want to bring into the game for me.”Pujols hit his 599th homer on Tuesday and then went through three straight homerless games. The slugger rarely acknowledges the importance of individual accomplishments, but his fellow Angels thought he clearly wanted to reach the milestone at home before they hit the road Monday.The Angels were excited, too: Mike Trout went to the ballpark right after having thumb surgery Wednesday because he wanted to see Pujols make history — and Trout has returned every night since.“It’s pretty incredible,” Trout said. “Each night he gets a hit or gets an RBI, he’s passing somebody. (On Thursday) he passed Babe Ruth in hits. I think that’s pretty special. It’s remarkable, his career so far. He’s got a lot of baseball left, but I think the biggest thing is 600. That’s special.”ADVERTISEMENT Pujols is in his sixth year with the Angels after beginning his career with 11 spectacular years in St. Louis. He became the youngest player to hit 250 homers and the first to hit 400 homers in his first 10 big-league seasons while with the Cardinals, and he is the only player ever to hit at least 30 homers in his first 12 big-league seasons.The three-time NL MVP has slowed in numerous ways since joining the Angels, who haven’t won a playoff game since giving him a $240 million free-agent contract in December 2011. Pujols doesn’t round the bases or play the field with his youthful vigor, but he still delivers solid pop at the plate as one of the majors’ top RBI producers.Pujols has homered in 37 different ballparks and against all 30 big-league teams, including the Cardinals. Santana is one of 386 pitchers to yield a homer to Pujols.Pujols is the majors’ active leader in homers by a long shot, and the 600-homer club might not get its next member for several years. Detroit’s 34-year-old Miguel Cabrera has 451 career homers, and the next-closest player under 34 years old is Milwaukee’s 33-year-old Ryan Braun with 292.“What Albert is about to do, it’s legendary,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said before Friday’s game. “To be able to witness it is something special. You look around baseball, and the guys that have reached that plateau are few and far between, to say the least. It’s such a special journey. It doesn’t happen very often.”Pujols has hit 155 homers in nearly 5 1/2 seasons with the Angels, dropping well off the incredible pace established when he hit 445 homers in his 11 seasons with St. Louis. He hit at least 40 homers in six seasons with the Cardinals, but has done it only once for Los Angeles.Although he has made just one All-Star team with the Angels, Pujols has been a consistent offensive threat in Orange County when healthy, racking up 119 RBIs last season and ranking third in the AL with 38 RBIs entering Friday’s games. Injuries and age have forced the Angels to use the formerly above-average fielder largely as a designated hitter: He played only 28 games at first base last season and just four this year.“This guy is probably the toughest ballplayer I’ve ever seen,” Scioscia said. “To be able to go out there at maybe 50 percent and still be productive, what he means to the team in the dugout, in the clubhouse, you can see why he’s been a winner his whole career.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds The milestone homer is the latest superlative in the 17-year career of Pujols, a 13th-round draft pick who became one of the greatest hitters of his generation.The 37-year-old Dominican slugger is the fourth-youngest player to hit 600 homers behind Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth. Pujols joins home run kings Barry Bonds and Aaron as the only players to hit 600 homers and 600 doubles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPujols is the first player to hit his 600th homer since Jim Thome joined the club in August 2011. With his ninth homer this season, Pujols has joined the club with Bonds (762), Aaron (755), Ruth (714), Rodriguez (696), Willie Mays (660), Ken Griffey Jr. (630), Thome (612) and Sammy Sosa (609).He also became the first to hit a grand slam for No. 600. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols points after a balk by Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, California. APANAHEIM, California — Albert Pujols hit his 600th career homer on Saturday (Sunday Manila time), delivering a grand slam to become the ninth player in major league history to reach the mark.The Los Angeles Angels slugger connected in the fourth inning against Minnesota’s Ervin Santana, driving a high fly into the short left-field porch at Angel Stadium.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

ICC appoints Judicial Commissioner to probe Jadeja-Anderson altercation, hearing on July 22

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Gordon Lewis as the judicial commissioner to hear the ICC Code of Conduct case against James Anderson of England, and will also hear the charge against India’s Ravindra Jadeja.Lewis is Australia’s representative on the ICC Code of Conduct Commission and his appointment was finalised after the England cricket team responded to the notice of charge.The ICC also confirmed that the Judicial Commissioner has convened a preliminary hearing after the Lord’s Test Tuesday morning. This will take place via telephone conference call in which the Judicial Commissioner will address any preliminary issues that need to be resolved prior to setting the hearing date and will also explain the procedure that will be followed at the hearing.Anderson has been charged under Level 3 while Jadeja has been levelled with a Level 2 charge of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel by rival managers following an alleged incident that took place on the second day of the first cricket Test at Trent Bridge last week.last_img read more