Promise of ‘safer’ prostitution a myth

first_imgStuff 26 June 2014Sex workers in Christchurch are experiencing violence or abuse on at least a monthly basis, police say.Detective Senior Sergeant Darryl Sweeney, the adult sexual assault team manager, said police were concerned by the “fairly common” victimisation of Christchurch’s prostitutes, much of which went unreported.Sex workers were often reluctant to interact with police, even if they experienced violence. Police were in constant contact with the Prostitutes’ Collective to “break down any barriers”, he said.“At least monthly we are dealing with a working girl being victimised in some way, if not more. When they do come forward, it’s taken very seriously,” Sweeney said.Last month, a sex worker in her 20s was assaulted in Cambridge Green, near the intersection of Barbadoes and Salisbury Sts, about 2.15am.Connor Stephen James Galloway, 20, was arrested three days later and charged with assault with intent to commit sexual violation. He will next appear in court on July 28. read more

Thurles Greyhound racing moved due to U21 SFs

first_imgThe racecard will include the Hidden Kennels A3/A4 525 yards Stake Final and the Mackey Cup A5/A6 525 yards Stake Semi Final.last_img

Liberty Professionals organize clean-up exercise for Shukura Community Hospital

first_imgGhana Premier League side, Liberty Professionals organized a clean up exercise for the Shukura Community Hospital in celebration of the Chief Executive Officer’s birthday, Linda Ansong.After the clean-up exercise, the team donated some items to the hospital and also adopted the male ward of the hospital for renovation.Speaking in an exclusive with Citi Sports, the CEO disclosed that the move is a part of the club’s corporate social responsibility. “This project is basically our corporae social responsibility and I am glad we could do this on my birthday.Linda Ansong also disclosed the club has adopted the Shukura Community Hospital now officially called St. Martin’s Memorial Hospital and will support its project as best as they can.“God has brought this club far, therefore, we as a club have adopted this hospital and as such, we brought some items to help support the daily activities that go on here.We have also adopted the male ward for renovation and we have already started by painting the walls of the room.”last_img read more

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard hilariously shoots down Christmas question

first_img#Raptors Star Kawhi Leonard (@kawhileonard) on how he reacts to rumors and reports on the radio and TV. #Clippers— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) December 12, 2018“I don’t really watch TV too much,” Leonard told reporters. “There’s a lot of different things you can do these days with different apps or websites you can go to and watch TV shows, movies, etc.”The Raptors went on to win 123-99 against the Clippers, but they had to do it without Leonard as he was sidelined with a sore right hip. The 27-year-old originally suffered the injury late in Toronto’s 104-99 home loss to the Bucks on Sunday. He went through the shootaround before the matchup in Los Angeles, but was still sore.In his first season with the Raptors, Leonard is averaging 26.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and three assists as Toronto is now 22-7 and at the top of the Eastern Conference. Kawhi Leonard injury update: Raptors star (hip) will miss game vs. Warriors Kawhi Leonard doesn’t appear to be in the holiday spirit just yet. Before the Raptors faced the Clippers on Tuesday, the Toronto guard was given a relatively easy question when asked if he could talk about his favorite Christmas moment.  But Leonard didn’t want to answer the question as he simply said: “Not right now.” Reporter – “Merry Christmas. Can you talk about your favorite Christmas moment?”Kawhi Leonard – “Not right now.”#Clippers #Raptors— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) December 12, 2018He was willing to give a more thorough answer on how he reacts to rumors and reports on the radio and TV, though he didn’t reveal very much.  Related Newslast_img read more