first_imgCHILD POVERTY & FAMILY STRUCTURE: What is the evidence telling us?Released 7 June 2016Executive SummaryFull ReportMedia Release “Child Poverty: Don’t Mention Family Structure”For additional copies, please contact Family First NZ

Bright Osayi-Samuel drops update on QPR future

first_img Loading… The 22-year-old endured an excellent individual campaign for QPR this term, netting six times and chipping in with nine assists for the Championship side. Promoted Content7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooItalians Go Out On Balconies To Sing & Play Various InstrumentsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Nigeria-born Bright Osayi-Samuel’s future at Queens Park Rangers remains uncertain as the winger continue to attract transfer interest from Premier League and Belgium.Advertisement The winger only has one year left on his contract at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, though, and is seemingly edging closer towards an exit.The Daily Mail recently claimed that QPR had accepted a bid in the region of £4.75m from Club Brugge, with the winger set to undergo a medical in Belgium.On the other hand, Football Insider cast doubt on Osayi-Samuel’s move to Belgium, though, claiming that the wide-man’s move to Brugge had collapsed, amid reported interest from Leicester, Brighton and Fulham.Read Also: Leicester defender wants to join Chelsea this summerHowever, Osayi-Samuel took to Instagram to provide an update on his current whereabouts after posting a picture of himself sitting on a plane, hinting that a move to Club Brugge is still on the cards.Reports suggest he landed in Ostend, Belgium on Tuesday afternoon from London where he is expected to commence a new adventure with a switch to the Belgian giants.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Arsenal goalscorer Lacazette hails ‘perfect’ win at Fulham

first_img read also:JUST-IN: Debutants Willian, Gabriel inspire Arsenal to huge win at Fulham “He wants us to be perfect. We worked in the week for this kind of game. We have a lot of big ambitions. I want to help the team to be on top I know it is my job. “I am really happy [at Arsenal]. It is only the press and other people that say I am not. I want to play and win titles. We want to be aggressive with and without the ball and improve every aspect of our game.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Adorable Model For Simba In The Lion King RemakeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette, was delighted with victory at Fulham. The Gunners won 3-0 at the Cottagers through goals from Lacazette, debutant Gabriel and skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Lacazette enthused afterwards: “It was the best way to start the season. We wanted to win and have a clean sheet and respect what the coach wanted. Everyone is happy.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Franklin County Officials announce two more recoveries and two more positives

first_imgBrookville, IN—The Franklin County Health Department announced two more patients have recovered from the coronavirus and have been released from quarantine, bringing Franklin County’s total recovered patients to 55.  Health officials also announced today that one patient, a person in their 60s has been removed from a ventilator and is breathing on their own, but still in the hospital. Health Officials have also announced receiving two new positive cases for COVID-19 in adults, bringing Franklin County’s totals to 92. “We have been working with United Way of Franklin County for resources for those affected by COVID-19,” said Franklin County E.M.A. Director Amy Lindsey.  “United Way developed a flowchart directing citizens where to go if they are in need of assistance,” continued Director Lindsey.Citizens wishing to donate to United Way of Franklin County COVID-19 relief can go to their website at, their Facebook page at United Way of Franklin County, Indiana, or mailing checks to United Way of Franklin County P.O. Box 105 Brookville, IN 47012.last_img read more

Scottish football suspension extended

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available The suspension of all football in Scotland has been extended until at least June 10 following a meeting of the Scottish Football Association board. A meeting was convened remotely on Thursday, during which there was unanimous agreement to extend the initial hiatus, which had been set at April 30. A statement read: “The Scottish FA board met via videoconference this morning to discuss the implications of the most up-to-date government and medical advice on the governing body’s suspension on football. “Based on this advice, it has unanimously agreed to extend the suspension at all levels of the game from professional to recreational until at least 10 June. “The board had initially suspended football until further notice and with a stipulation of 30 April at the earliest, in order to give member clubs greater certainty on player welfare and wellbeing, as well as financial clarity.”Tags: Scottish Football FederationVideoconferencelast_img read more

Moyes glad to focus on the football

first_img Press Association “He got his first competitive 65 minutes but he hasn’t had any other serious action,” said Moyes. “I will assess it but right now, I couldn’t tell you (whether he will be involved).” If the long-running Rooney saga seems to have staggered on with nothing changing, the same could be said of United’s search for new players. The attempt to sign Cesc Fabregas has apparently not been abandoned as appeared to be the case after the player himself claimed he had no wish to leave Barcelona, whilst Real Madrid duo Luka Modric and Mesut Ozil have also been linked with United, as has Tottenham’s wantaway winger Gareth Bale. Not have being lured to Old Trafford so far, although Moyes is still confident of making reinforcements to his squad. “I am confident,” he said. “It’s moving along in the right direction. “Everybody wants things done quickly but you have to remember, I got the job on July 1. I have had five or six weeks now and three of them are on tour. “I always thought this could be a difficult window for me because the level I have been shopping at in the past is not the level Manchester United have been shopping at. “That has to come into consideration.” There is a body of opinion which believes the transfer window should be shutting on Friday because it is unfair to have such a major issue hanging over clubs a fortnight into a new campaign. As the window is not a stand-alone concept and Europe’s leagues all start at slightly different times, it is hard to see how an alternative could be implemented. “It’s a big debate,” said Moyes. “Should we have a full window or a shorter one? “But all the countries start their seasons at different times so I think the fairer system we have is the one we are using just now.” For Moyes, the end is not in sight. That will not come until 11pm on September 2 when the transfer window closes. But once his team get their title defence under way at Swansea on Saturday evening, at least there will be a change of focus. “It’s part of the job and I understand he is someone everybody wants to discuss,” said Moyes. “I have to answer it the best I can but we will all be glad once the season is started. “We want to get the season under way. When we get the games going the focus will hopefully shift from the off-field stuff we have at the moment.” But for now it is about the fall-out from Rooney’s 65-minute appearance in England’s victory over Scotland on Wednesday night. Rooney might have shown obvious signs of rustiness on his first appearance of the summer. But there appeared to be no ill effects from the hamstring and shoulder complaints that had prevented him playing up to that point, so he must presumably come into contention for the weekend trip to south Wales. From his unveiling press conference at Old Trafford on July 5, throughout a pre-season tour taking in Thailand, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong, back to Sweden and at various points throughout the past week, the new Manchester United manager has been peppered with questions about his high-profile forward. The subject matter is always the same; Rooney’s hoped-for move to Chelsea, the answer similar; the 27-year-old is not for sale. David Moyes will be glad when the Premier League season starts so he can stop talking about Wayne Rooney.last_img read more

NZ hold advantage after debutants shine

first_img(REUTERS) – New Zealand debutants Colin de Grandhomme and Jeet Raval helped their side to a strong position at the close of the second day’s play of the first Test against Pakistan at Hagley Oval in Christchurch yesterday.Left-hand opening batsman Raval was on a composed 55, while Henry Nicholls was 29 not out as New Zealand were 104 for three at stumps, 29 runs behind Pakistan’s first-innings 133.Seam-bowling all-rounder de Grandhomme, a surprise selection, dominated the first two sessions as the 30-year-old’s nagging line and length provided him with figures of six for 41, the best for a New Zealander on Grandhomme became the eighth New Zealander to take a five-wicket haul on debut, doing just enough off the pitch and through the air to create doubt for Pakistan’s batsmen in bowler-friendly conditions.Pakistan’s bowlers were also penetrating, with Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan and Rahat Ali all taking a wicket in the final session as the hosts slumped to 40 for three when Ross Taylor fell for 11.Amir had earlier trapped Tom Latham in front for one, before Sohail had New Zealand captain Kane Williamson caught at first slip by Sami Aslam for four.Raval, who was on the tour of southern Africa earlier this year but did not play a Test, was composed on debut as he left balls he needed to and put away the rare bad deliveries.The 28-year-old, who also took three catches in the slips, brought up his first Test half-century from 89 balls when he dabbed Rahat behind point for two runs as he and Nicholls settled New Zealand’s innings with an unbeaten 64-run stand.The home side’s bowlers had earlier made the most of Williamson winning the toss, reducing the visitors to 88 for four at lunch with de Grandhomme taking three wickets.They continued to put pressure on Pakistan’s batsmen during the middle session, with de Grandhomme completing his five-wicket haul when he had Sohail caught at short midwicket.The Aucklander then wrapped up the innings when Rahat Ali nicked behind to wicketkeeper BJ Watling for a five-ball duck.Captain Misbah-ul-Haq provided the only real resistance for Pakistan with an obdurate 31 from 108 balls.Thursday’s opening day was washed out.PAKISTAN 1st inningsS. Aslam c Raval b Southee 19Az. Ali b de Grandhomme 15B. Azam c Taylor b de Grandhomme 7Y. Khan c Raval b de Grandhomme 2Misbah-ul-Haq c Williamson b Boult 31A. Shafiq c Raval b de Grandhomme 16S. Ahmed c Astle b Southee 7M. Amir b Boult 3So. Khan c Latham b de Grandhomme 9Y. Shah not out 4R. Ali c Watling b de Grandhomme 0Extras: (b-8, lb-12) 20Total: (all out, 55.5 overs) 133Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-53, 3-53, 4-56, 5-88, 6-101, 7-114, 8-129, 9-129.Bowling: T. Southee 19-11-20-2, T. Boult 16-5-39-2, C. de Grandhomme 15.5-5-41-6, N. Wagner 5-0-13-0.NEW ZEALAND 1st inningsT. Latham lbw b Amir 1J. Raval not out 55K. Williamson c Aslam b So. Khan 4R. Taylor c S. Ahmed b R. Ali 11H. Nicholls not out 29Extras: (lb-1, nb-3) 4Total: (for 3 wickets, 36 overs) 104Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-15, 3-40.Bowling: M. Amir 11-4-19-1 (nb-3), So. Khan 13-2-36- 1, R. Ali 8-1-32-1, Y. Shah 4-0-16-0.last_img read more

Badgers ready to battle Black Bears in Frozen Four

first_imgGREG SCHMITZ/Herald photoMILWAUKEE — “Have fun.”The Wisconsin men’s hockey team’s captain, Adam Burish, is the last person on earth to be described as short-winded when it comes to interviewing or leading the Badgers. But those two simple words were his message to the team heading into the Frozen Four, where they will begin play Thursday night.It seems peculiar in such a high-pressure situation, but that is the way the Wisconsin’s practice went Tuesday at the Shell in Madison and again Wednesday here at the Bradley Center.”This week’s quote [from Coach Mike Eaves] is ‘Just play,'” Burish said.Tuesday’s session ended with a light-hearted shootout between Burish and his senior classmates — forwards Nick Licari, A.J. Degenhardt and Ryan MacMurchy, and defenseman Tom Gilbert.The five goofed around cheerfully as the younger Badgers slapped their sticks on the ice in encouragement.But as the contest went down, there was one player who was not about to take things lightly. Junior goaltender Brian Elliott hasn’t allowed a puck by him in more than 252 straight minutes — a span dating back to March 17.Calmly, as the seniors took their shots, he turned all five of them away. He was not about to let his own teammates start feeling good about themselves.”I know where they are going before they do,” Elliott said.”He’s always stingy back there and always focused,” Burish said. “Actually, I got him good twice yesterday on breakaways, though, so I thought I’d give him one back today to make him feel good.”That was exactly the jocular attitude that has encompassed this team the past few days.But then again, Elliott has not been shy about saying what the Badger seniors mean to him and vice versa. After all, he has really only seen moderate success as a member of the UW squad, and he has those seniors to thank for that.This time around, however, moderate success does not exist.The Badgers’ juniors and seniors remember hurting after Maine knocked them out of the NCAA tournament in overtime two years ago. Moreover, they remember the looks on the faces of the three seniors that year — Rene Bourque, Dan Boeser and Andy Wozniewski.”When we came back, Coach had a big picture of Rene Bourque and Dan Boeser kneeled down next to each other,” Burish said. “I just remember that feeling in the dressing room.”You can bet that those faces will drive the older members of this year’s team Thursday — they do not want to wind up in the same position, especially considering they are the only No. 1 seed remaining among a triumvirate of No. 3s.The Badgers prevailed in a nearly never-ending goalie battle only 11 days ago, when Elliott outlasted Cornell’s David McKee in a 1-0 thriller. While nobody can say they expect another three-overtime battle, Thursday’s game against Maine may not be that much different.”We’re just going to focus on the stuff we do well,” Gilbert said. “I know Maine is a mirror image of us. They play hard, they’ve got great defense, and they’ve got great depth.”Once again, the two teams play similar styles. Along the same line, Maine does not boast an offensive superstar, though both teams do lay claim to special senior classes. And again, between the pipes will sit two solid goaltenders.Even though Elliott has two years of experience — albeit most of that came from behind the bench — he does not think he has an edge over the much-greener Ben Bishop.”Anything can give you a little edge at this point — it could be something you eat for lunch,” Elliott said. “He’s a big guy, so we’re just going to have to get our shots on net and get some rebounds.”Still, there will be a battle between the goalies: Elliott, who leads the nation in winning percentage, goals against average, save percentage and shutouts, and Bishop, a freshman who is 12th in goals against average and holds a .908 save percentage.Bishop also has another impressive number to bring with him, a daunting 6-foot-7 frame.But the Badgers will bring a hometown crowd.”We’re excited to be here in Milwaukee. … It’s special,” Burish said. “I don’t know that we feel any extra pressure; it’s excitement.”And playing a “home team” is nothing new to Maine. The Black Bears played against “home teams” in each of the last five years and are 3-4 in those matchups.”We’ve had a history of playing the home team in the NCAA tournament — we’re fine with that, and excited about the opportunity and the atmosphere that it’s going to bring to the game,” Maine captain Greg Moore said.Throw statistics out the window. The time is now, the pressure is on, and it is one-and-done.And it all comes back to fun.”It’s just been about playing and having fun,” Burish said. “In Green Bay, we were successful because we were loose. When we have that kind of atmosphere, we’ll be successful.”last_img read more

Gallery: Syracuse football partakes in paintball on last day at Fort Drum

first_img Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse players pugil fight after practiceGallery: Fort Drum ScrimmageGallery: Syracuse players test fears by rappelling down 45-foot wallGallery: Syracuse players tour Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield at Fort Drum Published on August 21, 2015 at 2:08 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img FORT DRUM, N.Y. — For the second consecutive year, Syracuse players and coaches played paintball on the final morning of their stay at Fort Drum.Improving teamwork is one of the reasons SU visits Fort Drum and early in the first 10-minute game, a soldier from outside the chain-linked fence yelled, “You’re all working as individuals. Work as a team.”Later in the first game, a player crept up to a barrier while sophomore safety Chauncey Scissum was behind the opposite side of it. Teammates outside the fence shouted in excitement during the day’s first big highlight as the players shot each other from just a few feet away, but both remained in the game.Though as more rounds were played, strategies developed and instead of just cheering when people got shot, teammates serving as spectators gave more and more guidance to those on the field.Text by Paul Schwedelson, asst. copy editor, pmschwed@syr.eduAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Iheanacho Makes Premier League History

first_imgKelechi Iheanacho’s second half strike for Manchester City in the 3-0 win over Hull City in a Premier League game on December 26 was significant for many reasons.First, it gave City the needed momentum and ‘breathing space’ to finally overpower a plucky Hull City side that looked more than capable of coming back into the game.More poignantly, from a statistician’s perspective, it meant Iheanacho has now achieved what no one has ever done in Premier League history. According to, that goal at the KCOM Stadium makes the Super Eagles attacker the player with the best goals-to-minutes ratio of any other in the League’s history.Iheanacho is now the most prolific footballer in Premier League history.The former Golden Eaglet is now scoring a goal every 96 minutes in the Premier League – the best goal ratio for any player with 10 or more in the league’s history.His accomplishment means he dwarfs stellar and storied names like Sergio Aguero, Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alan Shearer and other greats who currently grace or have made their marks in the league in years gone by.In comparison to Iheanacho, fellow City striker Aguero has scored his 112 Premier League goals at a rate of one every 107 minutes and former Arsenal ace, Henry scored his 175 Premier League goals at a rate of one per 122 minutes.Iheanacho’s 12th goal for Man City came from just his 19th shot in 38 league appearances – and is all the more impressive considering the Nigerian only made his top-flight debut last season under Manuel Pellegrini.While some may be surprised to see Iheanacho at the top of such a prestigious list, the Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola is not exactly gobsmacked as he noted in his press conference shortly after the win against Hull that the Nigerian youngster has an innate talent to notch up goals.“He has this quality to score goals,” Guardiola simply said of his Nigerian charge.Many say Iheanacho has not really been given a fair chance to stake a claim as City’s number one striker but he continues to underline his potential with the premium opportunities he gets.MOST PROLIFIC EPL GOALSCORERSKelechi Iheanacho (12 goals; 96 minutes per goal)Sergio Aguero (112 goals; 107 minutes per goal)Thierry Henry (175 goals; 122 minutes per goal)Adam Le Fonfre (12 goals; 124 minutes per goal)Zlatan Ibrahimovic (12 goals; 128 minutes per goal)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more