Drug dog for high school

first_imgScene 25 October 2019Family First Comment: Acting in the best interests of the welfare of all!“Wakatipu High’s got zero tolerance for students possessing, using or supplying illegal drugs, either at the school or when representing the school, even while allowing that drugs are a reality in the Queenstown community… Certainly, feedback from parents is positive – people are happy about the board’s position and they’re happy that we’re doing things.”A drug-sniffing dog’s about to go through Wakatipu High after several students were recently suspended for smoking cannabis.Principal Steve Hall announced the move in the school’s newsletter last Friday, saying it’s a first for Wakatipu High, though not uncommon in other schools.Hall’s message was accompanied by a strongly-worded letter to parents and students by board of trustees (BOT) chairman Charlie Phillips, on behalf of the board.Phillips makes it clear that Wakatipu High’s got zero tolerance for students possessing, using or supplying illegal drugs, either at the school or when representing the school, even while allowing that drugs are a reality in the Queenstown community.“If students make bad personal choices, they will face consequences that will jeopardise their future at [Wakatipu High].“This is underpinned by the fundamental right for students and teachers to feel safe at school.”READ MORE: http://www.scene.co.nz/features/drug-dog-for-high-school/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Can Hayatou make any change at Fifa after he started work this week?

first_imgCAF president Issa Hayatou has begun his reign as interim boss of world governing body FIFA with a promise to “restore public trust” in the crisis-rocked organisation.The 69-year-old administrator made his position known after arriving FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich on Thursday for the first time since he was named to run the organisation following the suspension of its president Sepp Blatter.Blatter, along with UEFA president Michel Platini and FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, were suspended for 90 days by the world body’s ethics committee in the face of ongoing corruption investigations.”It’s an unprecedented situation but we remain focused on the necessary reform process,” said Hayatou.The CAF boss promised to support the current investigations by Swiss and American investigators as well as focus on the upcoming presidential elections that will see a new substantive leader emerge to head FIFA.Hayatou, who has made it clear he is not interested in carrying on in the role on a permanent basis, noted that it was important to stay true to the body’s mission of developing the game worldwide. “It is essential that FIFA carries on its mission of developing the game and staging international tournaments,” Hayatou said.He will be in Zurich until next week when he will lead the Extraordinary Executive Committee on Tuesday.But can he make any change to this behemoth so steeped in its own ways?Slowly, slowlyThe Cameroonian football buff who on arrival addressed staff of the secretariat and got briefings from acting secretary general, Markus Kattner, stated that this is not the best of time for FIFA, but was quick to add that the body will weather the storm.   In Hayatou’s words: “It’s certainly an unprecedented situation for FIFA. But we remain focused on the necessary reform process, the Presidential election and on supporting the current investigations. To restore public trust is a crucial objective.”Acting Secretary General Markus Kattner discussed the main administrational matters with Hayatou and provided an overview of FIFA’s activities over the next few months.“Operationally, FIFA is working well, as it should, and the best example is the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which is about to kick-off in Chile”, said Kattner.“On top of that, the FIFA World Cup qualifiers are taking place and over one million spectators attended matches this week in Asia. Our football development activities across the globe continue apace and our preparations for the upcoming FIFA Club World Cup in Japan and the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015 are also progressing well.”Acting President Issa Hayatou will remain in Zurich until next week, when he will lead the Extraordinary Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday 20 October at the Home of FIFA. Hayatou as the most senior vice president of FIFA took charge in acting capacity following the 90 day suspension of Sepp Blatter alongside UEFA president, Michel Platini. Both men have appealed their ban, insisting that they have done no wrong.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Looks like Norco, Lakewood for Showtime title

first_img2:25 p.m. It looks like Norco and Lakewood high schools will play for the 5th Showtime Tournament championship Saturday at La Mirada Regional County Park. They are the only unbeaten teams (2-0) after last Saturday’s first two rounds of pool play. And both will be favored in their final round of pool play Saturday morning, meaning they should meet for the title in the 1 p.m. championship game. The morning schedule: 9 a.m. (Field 1) — La Habra vs. La Mirada; (Field 2) — El Rancho vs. Norco. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 11 a.m. (Field 1) — Lakewood vs. Cerritos Valley Christian; (Field 2) — Long Beach Poly vs. St. Paul. The afternoon schedule: 1 p.m. (Field 1) — Championship; (Field 2) — 3rd/4th places. 3 p.m. (Field 10 — 5th/6th places; (Field 2) — 7th/8th places. Lakewood is the defending champion.last_img read more