Bid to reopen bottle shop near school sparks anger

first_imgStuff.co 6 August 2013Opponents of a planned Porirua liquor store have told of the harm alcohol has caused in the area.Plans for a new bottle store across from Waitangirua’s Russell School – on the same site as a previous outlet – have unleashed a fresh wave of anger.About 100 people marched in Porirua yesterday against the proposal, before a Liquor Licensing Authority hearing.Empty cans were strewn about, vandalism was common, and children could not play barefoot because of the danger of broken glass, said Russell School board of trustees chairman Matt Crawshaw.“It has been an absolute injustice for our children to grow up with this liquor store across the road from their school.” Last year, his family’s pet chicken was killed by people who were drunk and hungry – “an example of the damage and harm we endured in our neighbourhood” before Thirsty Liquor closed at the end of April when the lease for its Fantame St store was terminated.Russell School principal Sose Annandale had concerns about the safety of students and staff. Abuse was common, as was graffiti, and they often found bottles with alcohol still in them.“This continued until April this year.”Porirua police alcohol harm reduction officer Senior Sergeant Steve Sargent said that since the previous store’s  hours were cut and it was closed, crime had dropped by 31 per cent in the Fantame St area.http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9005014/Bid-to-reopen-bottle-shop-near-school-sparks-angerlast_img read more

My father had wanted me to be a boxer-Abu Azeez

first_img Azeez with teammates at the fifa beach world cup in Paraguay 2019 The Computer mathematics graduate of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education talking from lockdown which rampaging coronavirus pandemic has forced all sports men to embrace said he has continued to train indoors to keep fit as he hopes to be in super form after the covid-19 sabbatical. Azeez who has already netted three goals and three assist this season for Warri Wolves, is hoping to do better when pitch action resumes. “I will like to see the team do better and end the season on a high” even as he  hinted he would like to go into sports administration or analysis after playing. “I see the likes of Okocha, Yobo and others making good analysis of the game and I am encouraged by that and I think that is what I would like to do.  When you retire from football you cannot but remain within the circle,” he submitted. Abu Azeez made his debut for Nigeria at the 2009 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Dubai where he scored twice. Read AlsoBeach Soccer Worldwide ambassadors: Abu Azeez listed Although Nigeria crashed out in the group stage of the competition, it nonetheless served as a launching pad for the former Kwara United ace who went on to win several laurels in beach football including emerging top scorer at the Africa Beach soccer cup of Nations 2013 and African Beach Games 2019. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body”Chronicles Of Narnia” Fans Were Bemused To See How She Looks Now10 Celebrity Dads Who Have A Bad Relationship With Their Kids9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key RoleWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Absolutely Unique Facts About Kanye Warri Wolves forward and Super Sand Eagles sensation Abu Azeez has revealed that he would have been a pugilist after all. The former Enyimba and Rangers international ace said his late father had wanted him to go into boxing as opposed to football.  He however noted that he had to shun the idea according him “I don’t have the heart for that kind of sport” He made the revelation while discussing his career so far on radio 104.7 S.M.A FM. He gave his mother a pat on the back for backing him all the way as he attempted to make his dream of playing football become a reality. He further revealed that his mother aware that he was getting a lot of pressure not to go into football as a career told whoever cared to listen to leave his son a lone to pursue his dream. “My mum simply told everyone to leave me alone to live my life” he enthused Azeez who became an instant hit in beach football where he showed a lot of courage and skill opined that regular football is a cheaper nut to crack than beach football. “Beach football is not easy at all when you finish playing it could take you weeks to overcome the pains,” he submitted.center_img Loading… last_img read more

Aruna Quadri Replaces Injured Wong Chun at W’Cup

first_imgThe international tennis body picked the experienced Nigerian who will now line up to play other top players in the world.The ITTF.com recalled that when Wong Chun faced China’s Xu Xin at the T2 Diamond Singapore event last week, the player suffered an injury at the end of the second game.Despite the best efforts by his team and coach, the 28 year old was unable to continue. Ranked number16 in the world, he will miss out in the tournament for the first time in three years.The withdrawal has profited Nigeria’s Quadri and will compete in the group stage of the competition. The 31 year old is a regular face at top international events and is no stranger to pushing the table tennis elite to the limit.The change of baton thus meant that Quadri will be making his fifth appearance at a Men’s World Cup and the last two editions in Disneyland Paris (2018) and Liège (2017) are his recent but his best performance however came at the 2014 edition in Düsseldorf, where he reached the quarter-finals stage.This year as a whole has been somewhat topsy turvy for Aruna. Starting with a round of 32 finish at the Liebherr 2019 World Championships in Budapest, he reached the semi-finals at the ITTF World Tour Bulgarian Open in Panagyurishte. Following that, his win in Lagos at the ITTF Challenge Plus Nigeria Open was followed by a surprising round of 16 exit at the ITTF Challenge Plus Portugal Open.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaNigeria’s brightest table tennis star and African number one player, Aruna Quadri, was yesterday handed another opportunity to show case his talent on the global stage following a late minute entry to play at the ITTF Men’s Cup in Chengdu, China this weekend.The opportunity came following the withdrawal of Wong Chun after an ankle injury he sustained last week at another major tournament and thus ruled him out of the world event that will hold from Friday 29th November to Sunday 1st December, 2019.last_img read more