Weekly bullying reported by 42% of students at some schools

first_imgRadio NZ News 15 August 2017Nearly half the children at some primary schools report being bullied at least once a week, a national survey has found.The Education Ministry’s Wellbeing at School survey found the incidence of weekly bullying at 100 large primary schools ranged from 2 to 42 percent, and from 2 to 26 percent at 82 large secondary schools.The survey collected data from more than 58,000 students, ranging from year 4 to year 13.Overall, across all the schools, 15 percent of children – nearly 9000 – reported being bullied at least every week.Schools that provided extra support for the victims of bullying had a lower rate of reported bullying than schools that had no extra support, the survey found.The Council for Educational Research, which managed the survey, said the results showed there was less aggressive behaviour at schools that actively promoted student wellbeing at a school-wide level.“Teachers reported these schools had practices that promoted a wellbeing culture, demonstrated collaborative leadership, offered support for students, and prioritised staff development,” senior researcher Sally Boyd said.“These practices were backed up with effective policies and procedures relating to behaviour.”READ MORE: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/337246/weekly-bullying-reported-by-42-percent-of-students-at-some-schoolslast_img read more

Cricket News Sanjay Bangar Misbehaves With Selector? BCCI To Question Sacked Batting Coach If Manager, Ravi Shastri Report

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Sanjay Bangar, who was recently sacked as India’s batting coach, will be questioned by the BCCI for allegedly misbehaving with national selector Devang Gandhi if outgoing administrative manager Sunil Subramanian or head coach Ravi Shastri file an official report on the matter.It has been reported that Bangar, who has now been replaced by Vikram Rathour, confronted the selector on the just-concluded West Indies tour, Gandhi, in his hotel room and exchange wasn’t exactly friendly.”In such a scenario, one needs to go strictly by the rule book. First and foremost, the man who Bangar is alleged to have insulted, the national selector Gandhi, he needs to officially report the matter,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.It was the national selection committee that was in-charge of the support staff appointments. Bangar was the only one in the existing set-up to be axed with Bharath Arun (bowling coach) and R Sridhar (fielding coach) retaining their respective jobs.While the BCCI officials acknowledged Bangar’s confrontation with Gandhi but they are not sure whether the matter should be escalated now that he is no longer contracted by the BCCI.”Outgoing administrative manager Subramanian, in his mandatory report, needs to mention the matter clearly. Last but not the least, head coach Shastri, Bangar’s reporting head, also needs to file it in writing that such an incident happened,” the official said.”If all these boxes are not ticked, then there is no question of placing it before the CoA (Committee of Administrators),” he added.While all the officials, who PTI spoke with, agreed that Bangar had reasons to be disappointed after getting the boot, they felt it was out of line by Bangar to confront the selector.”Anyone is bound to be disappointed after being sacked. But why did he think that he was guaranteed an extension? Shastri, Arun and Sridhar’s performances were good and they were retained. Bangar’s performance was rated poor, he was removed.””Bangar had no business asking questions to Gandhi even if we factor in that he might not have barged in or shouted at Gandhi,” an official said.There is also talk in the BCCI about possible action on anyone — whether a former support staff or over the hill domestic players — taking to social media to vent frustration.”Yesterday, Saurashtra’s Sheldon Jackson raised questions on social media about his non-selection in Duleep Trophy. Sheldon, we can still understand, scored 850-plus runs but Bengal’s Manoj Tiwary? He was 39th in top run-getters list in Ranji Trophy and yet he criticised Gandhi for his Duleep omission.””The selectors have not answered back as they are bound by contract unlike domestic players. It’s time CoA formulates a policy, where there is some discipline among these players,” the official said.  last_img read more

BHA announces full review into anti-doping rules

first_img StumbleUpon Submit The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that it will launch a full review into horse racing’s anti-doping regulations. The decision comes after the sport was marred by a couple of highly publicised cases, subsequently the BHA has opted to enforce a complete review into the current regulations, which were originally enforced last year. Two of the cases that arose attention around racing’s anti-doping rules involved trainers Philip Hobbs and Hughie Morrison, who in 2017 avoided punishment from a disciplinary panel following Keep Moving’s positive test for the antihistamine cetirizine earlier in the year. Following on from this, Morrison also avoided a lengthy ban after his horse Our Little Sister had tested positive for an anabolic steroid. BHA chief executive Nick Rust commented on the decision to review regulations: “Leading trainers and the NTF have frequently repeated their support for zero-tolerance of prohibited at all times substances. The BHA agrees that this is the right approach to adopt if racing is to maintain credibility with the betting and viewing public and ensure a level playing field for participants.“We need to ensure that our rules are clear about what zero-tolerance means for the obligations on those responsible for horses and the penalties when the rules are broken.“We want our rules to be fair to all concerned, from trainers who have done nothing wrong through to the punters who need to have confidence that racing is clean.”He added: “We need to make sure that there is an appropriate deterrent for those who might consider cheating, so that we can protect the interests of their fellow participants – trainers, owners and riders – and the betting public.“We welcome the contribution to the sport from our independent panels and the impartial scrutiny they have brought to the sport’s rules and disciplinary processes. We believe the panel’s decisions will help racing clarify and improve our anti-doping rules.”Rust concluded: “It is important for our participants and for our investigative and disciplinary processes that there should be clarity to these rules and consistency to the penalties applied.” Julie Harrington takes the reins as BHA CEO August 11, 2020 Related Articles UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Share Share Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020last_img read more

Four Bulldogs Earn MVC Scholar-Athlete Distinction

first_imgMisselhorn, a native of Cape Town, South Africa, maintains a 3.43 GPA as a finance major. He also earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. Misselhorn was a fixture on Drake’s backline this season, playing 17 games while making 16 starts. He recorded one goal and one assist in addition to contributing to six shutouts. ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Four Drake University men’s soccer players garnered Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete recognition, the league announced Wednesday. MVC Release Story Links Hailing from Omaha, Neb., Fahner owns a 3.65 GPA while majoring in environmental science. The junior midfielder started all 17 games in which he appeared this season. He notched one assist and two goals, including the game-winner against Evansville on Oct. 9. Seaberg, a senior from Moline, Ill., boasts a 4.00 GPA as a clinical and applied science major. He also earned a place on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. Seaberg played in all 18 games for the Bulldogs this season, registering one goal and one assist. Nate Seaberg earned first-team honors while Luke Anderson, Erik Fahner, and Scott Misselhorn collected honorable mentions. Anderson, an environmental science major, touts a 3.41 GPA. The redshirt sophomore from Wayzata, Minn., played every minute of every game this season. Anderson was twice named the MVC Defensive Player of the Week and recorded six clean sheets between the posts. To be eligible for the Scholar-Athlete team, nominees must be starters or important reserves with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale). Also, students must have participated in at least 75 percent of the regular-season matches or played in the league tournament. Student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution (true freshmen and redshirt freshmen are not eligible) and must have completed at least one full academic year at their institution. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more