Saturday, August 22, 2009

Random updates of misc stuff I have been following ..

Rather than put up a new post ...just adding in some updated comments for Monday 24 August in red.

So nice for a change to see my favourite ELP team Tottenham doing well!

Jermain Defoe hit a superb hat-trick as Tottenham went top of the Barclays Premier League with a resounding 5-1 win at Hull. Defoe and Wilson Palacios both struck in the opening 14 minutes as Tottenham began brilliantly at the KC Stadium Yay!!!Top of the league.

Cool, three in a row ... I hope this lasts!!!

Tottenham maintained their 100% start to the Premier League season after West Ham gifted them Jermain Defoe's equaliser and Aaron Lennon's winner in a 2-1 victory at Upton Park.

My house insulation and heat pump has finally been installed. A bit late as winter is ending but nice to have it done. The pink batts does make a difference.

The Auckland schools rugby brawl has had a number of disturbing twists ...

Labour MP David Cunliffe has hit out at the suspensions handed down to Kelston's rugby brawlers, asking why "the 'least guilty' Kelston boy received a sentence six to seven times longer than the 'guiltiest' Grammar boy."

The lawyer who represented South African Johan Le Roux over his ear-biting of Sean Fitzpatrick says students banned over the schoolboy rugby brawl have been given tougher sentences than All Blacks would face.

Garth Gallaway, who took Le Roux's case to a judicial review, said the extensive bans for the Kelston players were "extraordinary and unsustainable".

One of the four disciplinary committee members who ruled on the schoolboy rugby brawl has a son at Auckland Grammar.

Neil Grimstone, a former detective senior sergeant, helped to decide on bans of between 10 and 16 months for five Kelston Boys High School students after last Saturday's fight.

Nice to have some positive news .... nice that it is highlighted that teenagers who play rubgy are not "hooligans". For me I do think it is the fault of the spectators who have no business running onto the pitch and inflaming matters and setting a bad example. ... if they did not, the matter would have ben settled amicably. Now the teenagers suffer because of adult holliganism and "politics".

Two of Auckland Grammar's disgraced rugby players were yesterday hailed as life-saving heroes even as their brawling Kelston Boys' High School opponents signalled an appeal over lengthy bans from playing sport.

Police and Auckland Grammar headmaster John Morris praised the actions of Omar Slaimankhel, 17, George Maka, 18, and Sam Jones, 17, for saving the life of a distressed woman trying to jump from a motorway bridge.

Interesting that the NZ Hearld did not bother about who won the finals .... and a nice piece by this commentator.

What a great bucketload of hogwash was unleashed with media coverage of the brawl at the end of the Auckland Grammar and Kelston 1st XV rugby game.

This newspaper broke the story last weekend - albeit without over-egging the thing as some did in the aftermath.

The matter was transformed from a rugby brawl into some kind of monstrous bloodbath; a heinous attack on our civilised values.

Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, who is to be caned for drinking beer, says she just wants to get on with it.

“I never cried when I was sentenced by the judge. I told myself, alright then, let’s get on with it,” Kartika, 32, said when interviewed at her father’s house here.

She will be the first Malaysian woman to be caned under Syariah laws applicable to Muslims.

Malaysia made the news in NZ TV news - this morning's Breakfast Show highlighted Kartika's offence and Islamic courts judgment... Malaysia Boleh in a bad light yet again! *sigh*

Looks like DeGeneration X is back. Just a pity I won't be able watch them in action.

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