Stuff co.nz 10 October 2018Family First Comment: Shouldn’t these warnings be for ALL people – and show ALL potential health harms? That’s what we asked the National government to do when they ‘tinkered’ with the laws recently – to no avail.New Zealand women’s apathy towards to the dangers of drinking during pregnancy is strengthening calls from health professionals for mandatory labelling on alcoholic drinks.Research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal earlier this year found almost a quarter of women involved in a cohort study continued to drink in their first trimester despite knowing they were pregnant.The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation, made up of health and primary industry ministers representing the Commonwealth, Australia, and New Zealand, will meet on Thursday to vote on a proposal to make danger stickers mandatory on booze.More than a dozen women’s health stakeholders, including the New Zealand Nurses’ Organisation (NZNO) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, have penned an open letter to forum members urging them to support the proposal.But Brewers Association of New Zealand executive director Dylan Firth said the proposal seemed odd, given most alcohol companies already displayed warning labels on their products.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/107739538/kiwi-health-organisations-calling-for-mandatory-pregnancy-warning-labels-on-alcohol
Lucas Schott became the fourth different winner in as many nights when the Arizona IMCA Modified Tour paid a Valentine’s Day visit to Arizona Speedway. (Photo by Cheryl Sluka)By Mike SpiekerQUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Feb. 14) – Lucas Schott found victory lane Tuesday at Arizona Speedway to become the fourth different Modified winner in as many nights of the inaugural Arizona IMCA Modified Tour.Front row starter Troy Gemmill shot out to a comfortable advantage and looked as though he had the car to beat early on. The first caution fell on lap seven and Schott put pressure on Gemmill as the pack charged into turn one on the restart.On the following circuit, Schott completed a big slide job on Gemmill in turn two to momentarily take the lead, but Gemmill countered with a crossover move to regain the point.Lap nine proved to be disastrous for Gemmill as his no. 721 machine slowed to a stop. As a result, Schott inherited the lead for the ensuing restart.Once the race resumed, Schott was untouchable as he drove to the $1,250 win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational berth by a comfortable margin.Thirteenth starting Chase Allen, Jeremy Thornton, Jimmy Gustin and Jeff Taylor completed the top five.The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main saw a last-lap pass for the win as Jason Rodgers edged George Fronsman by two one hundreth’s of a second for the victory.Rodgers, who came from fourth, led only one lap the entire feature; the last. Aaron Spangler was third.Robbie Conway prevailed in an equally dramatic Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature.Conway made his bid for the lead with three circuits to go but just as he did so, the caution flew for a spin that occurred right in front of the leaders. Fred Ryland led the field to the green-white-checkered restart and immediately jumped out to a three car length lead.As they came to the white flag, Conway pulled even with Ryland out of turn four and led by a half car length at the line. Conway completed the pass in turn one and drove away from Ryland on the final lap to steal the win.Racing continues tonight (Thursday) at Canyon Speedway Park. All tour events are broadcast on IMCA.TV.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Lucas Schott; 2. Chase Allen; 3. Jeremy Thornton; 4. Jimmy Gustin; 5. Jeff Taylor; 6. Don Earven; 7. Tyler Peterson; 8. Jeff James; 9. Bob Moore; 10. Spencer Wilson; 11. Hunter Marriott; 12. Jesse Sobbing; 13. Corey Sample; 14. Sean Jerovetz; 15. Bill Brack; 16. Mark Stewart; 17. Casey Skyberg; 18. Kelsie Foley; 19. R. Royce Henry; 20. Terry Haven; 21. Tim Ward; 22. Troy Gemmill; 23. Ross Statham; 24. Eric Center; 25. Curt Lund; 26. Ryan Gaylord; 27. Marlyn Siedler; 28. Justin Zeitner.Stock Cars – 1. Jason Rogers; 2. George Fronsman; 3. Aaron Spangler; 4. Elijah Zevenbergen; 5. Brendon LaBatte; 6. Troy Jerovetz; 7. Manny Baldiviez; 8. Race Fisher; 9. Larry Brigner; 10. Andrew Altenburg; 11. Cody Center; 12. Tony Hill; 13. Steve Kihle; 14. Joe O’Bryan; 15. Michael Brigner; 16. Darryn Werkmeister; 17. Jody York; 18. Kevin Parker; 19. Richard Veralrud; 20. John Drake; 21. Matt Hokanson; 22. Joey McCullough; 23. Austin Ward.Northern SportMods – 1. Robbie Conway; 2. Fred Ryland; 3. Austin Kiefer; 4. Eric Folstad; 5. Brian Roode; 6. Jason George; 7. Cory Hemphill; 8. Miles Morris; 9. Kyle Smith; 10. Dwayne Melvin; 11. Chris Caldwell; 12. Dylan Ickes; 13. Dennis Gates; 14. Zack Tate; 15. Brady Bjella; 16. Tom Wyman; 17. Dale Kunz; 18. James Meile; 19. Tyler Mecl; 20. Dale Irby; 21. Jesse Johnson; 22. Mike Tanner; 23. Andrew Clower.
Players and officials of Rivers United knuckled down to work on Monday following their resumption from the Christmas break.The team had a three-hour training session which kicked off at 8am at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt.Physical drills, ball work and basic tactical programmes dominated the session which was overseen by technical manager, Stanley Eguma. It was the first time the team trained in Port Harcourt in over a month following a comprehensive five-phase pre-season programme that integrated training tours to Abuja, Kaduna, Enugu and several cities in Spain.Speaking after the session, Chief Coach of United, Willy Udube, explained that it was important to get the troops back in early after the Christmas celebrations.“2017 will be a very big year for the football club and it is only proper that we commence preparations early for the new season.“It was also important to give the boys a rest during the Christmas period as it also enabled them to be with their family and friends.“Their batteries have now been recharged for the task ahead.“Our first match in the new Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season is less than three weeks away while our first game in the CAF Champions League is just weeks after that.“We had a very good pre-season but we cannot throw away all that good work by failing to maintain our momentum,” he told the club’s official website, www.riversunitedfc.com.ng.Rivers United will compete in the NPFL, the Federation Cup and the CAF Champions League in 2017.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram