The scenario sketched in the Focus Life Orientation Grade 10 textbook. A question in a Grade 10 Focus Life Orientation textbook, which caused an uproar because of the way it sketched a rape scenario, will be removed from future editions of the book.Yonela Pasela Moopelwa, from Cape Town, posted the story on Facebook last month, appalled at the question, which described a girl named Angie who lied to her parents about where she was going for the evening. She told them she was going to a friend’s house to study but went to a party instead, and said she lied to them because she knew they wouldn’t allow her to go to the party. At the party, she said she and her friends became drunk and they later forced her into a room with a guy she did not know, who then raped her. She further said: “I can’t even report it because then my parents will know I lied to them. What can I do? I am so hurt, and now I am scared of getting pregnant or getting HIV or another STI. I wish that I never went to that party.”The textbook then asks pupils to, “List two ways in which Angie’s behaviour led to sexual intercourse.”In Ms Moopelwa’s Facebook post, she said that the activity in the textbook teaches children to justify rape, and questioned how this could be allowed in a country which already has a high number of rapes. Elijah Mhlanga, the Department of Basic Education’s spokesperson, agreed that the question was problematic.“This question raises very serious misconceptions and stereotypes about rape and the relationship between the perpetrator and the victim, (insinuating) that the victim might have played a role that led her to be raped. The department is fully aware of implications such scenarios have on the psyche of our children and the general public about the scourge of rape that the country is battling with. Furthermore, the question refers to the incident as ‘intercourse’ which may further confuse learners. The importance of mediation by teachers in this instance becomes important as should be the case in a classroom environment,” said Mr Mhlanga.He said the textbook had been published and distributed in 2011 and was part of content that Education Minister Angie Motshekga had asked to be tested for inappropriate or contradictory content.“We cannot, at this stage, blame the subject specialists that evaluated the material. We can, however, remedy the situation, as we have done in the past with other material that was later found to have inappropriate content such as a picture or misleading text,” he said. Mr Mhlanga said the department would advise its teachers to exclude the material when teaching and that future editions would not have that material.“The department welcomes input made by parents, the public, civic organisations and other interested parties into what learners are taught and exposed to in their learning material, this is truly reflective of the societal importance and significance of education. We also encourage active, consistent critique of all teaching and learning material of all grades and subjects. It is through these engagements and contributions that we can achieve the best quality of content for the millions of children whose education we are we are entrusted with,” Mr Mhlanga said.Nazma Hendricks, operations manager at Rape Crises in Athlone, said the question the textbook asks perpetuates the myth that rape can be the victim’s fault. “If you look at the way the question is posed, it perpetuates the myth about rape culture, that being drunk, or the clothes you wear can lead to rape. It also talks about sexual intercourse and not rape. Rape is not being acknowledged. The scenario makes survivors feel that they are to blame,” said Ms Hendricks. Fatima Davids, a life orientation teacher at Al-Azhar High School in Athlone, said that the scenario should be removed from the textbook. “We are trying to teach our young girls and boys not to place themselves in a vulnerable position, and that they should tell someone about where they are going. Perhaps that is what the textbook meant,” said Ms Davids. Evonne Jantjies, life orientation subject head at Mountview High School, said: “The pupils have mixed reactions. Some say that it was her fault, and some don’t.“I don’t think it offends anyone, but in the case of rape victims the story should be made more sensitive.”
Tony Robbins.A Flight1st Ben Denham (1) 34pts2nd Jimmy Carr (18) 34pts3rd Gary Austin (18) 34ptsB Flight1st Neil Carlton (19) 34pts2nd Frank Quinlan (30) 33pts3rd Tom McDonald (21) 32ptsNear Pins: Peter Allen, Ben Denham, Stan Stokes, Ken ElmoreWednesday, Dec. 16, Mt. Shadow (blue tees) – StablefordIt was another bright, sunny day – read boiling hot – for the twenty-two Bunker Boys that made the trek up the motorway to play the always challenging Mountain Shadow G.C. The course was in good nick and there for the taking but the heat was just too much to overcome. The best the boys could do was post a twenty-nine stableford average.The star under-performer was Barry Murnin; failing to return his card and fading quickly from his leading position for Golfer of the Month. The slack was immediately taken up by the two Tony’s, Robbins and Scambler, each posting a win in their respective flights with thirty-seven points and also being the only two players to play to or better their handicaps. It was ugly out there, especially for Barry.Lee Butler, and his side-kick Mike Grasser, made a special guest appearance – they don’t usually get out of bed before noon – to clinch a second place finish and a near pin respectively. Fortunately for us, these guys haven’t been showing up on a regular basis or they’d be glued to the podium, raking in all the cake.A Flight1st Tony Scambler (11) 37pts2nd Gerry Cooney (16) 35pts3rd Dave Ashman (17) 34ptsB Flight1st Tony Robbins (18) 37pts2nd Lee Butler (19) 35pts3rd P.J. Redmond (28s) 32ptsNear Pins: Mike Grasser, Tom McDowell, Tony Scambler, Gerry Cooney.Friday, Dec. 18, Pattavia (blue tees) – StablefordIt was another tough day for the BB’s at your scribe’s favorite track; again a stableford average of a mere twenty-nine points. The temperature had fallen a few notches from the previous outing so it must have been the fast greens and tricky pin placements that resulted in not a single player playing to his handicap.Barry got back in the saddle with a third place finish in A-flight, but Tony Robbins’ win in B-flight moved him a few points ahead in the race for Golfer of the Month. Barry could have most likely gained a few more points if his ball hadn’t disappeared after hitting a tree on the 14th hole. Initially it looked as though the wayward shot wasn’t going to be an issue as a ball fell to the ground and, viewed from a distance, was thought to be Barry’s ball. Well, lo and behold, Barry’s ball had disappeared; and the ball lying at the foot of the tree had been abruptly dislodged from its resting position, apparently exchanging places with Barry’s ball.Les Hall is having the most difficult of times getting over the hump – 2nd or 3rd place – and moving into the winners’ circle. Looking back over the past few months, Les has had more second and third place finishes than any other BB. Come on Les, get moving!A Flight1st Gerry Cooney (16) 35pts2nd Gary Austin (18) 35pts3rd Barry Murnin (18) 33ptsB Flight1st Tony Robbins (18) 34pts2nd Les Hall (23) 34pts3rd Tom McDowell (21) 33ptsNear Pins: Frank Quinlan, Mike Corner, JR Ulriksen.Note: The Bunker Boys, a PSC affiliated golf society, plays out of The Ranch Bar on Pattaya 3rd road (in front of the fire station, and almost opposite the Buffalo Bar). We play on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and meet at The Ranch at 9am for breakfast and transport. Contact Buff on 086 0465091 or 0806055663 for all enquiries or check website: www.bunkersociety.com. PSC Golf Bunker Boys at The RanchMonday, Dec. 14, Pattana C & A – StablefordHe hires a taxi to the airport and pays in advance. The route has been traversed many times and the fare is set. The driver picks him up at his front door and drives to the end of the driveway whereupon she demands he exit the vehicle and walk to a pick-up point. He complains and points out he paid full fare and expects full service – she smiles. Okay, so he meets her at the pick-up point and off they go. The drive is going smoothly until, again, a few blocks before rest stop 9, she requires him to exit the vehicle and walk to a pick-up point. Again, he protests to no avail. This strange occurrence happens again and by the time he has reached his destination, terminal 18, he has walked twenty percent of the route. He paid 100% of the fare for 80% service. For those of you not paying attention, this is what happens when you hire a buggie at the beautiful Pattana G.C. Go figure!The course was in excellent condition today, the weather was blisteringly hot and the buggie rental a rip-off.
IPGC Golf from The Tara CourtSunday, June 11, Green Valley – MedalWe had what was our smallest group ever out here for our monthly medal at Green Valley, due in no small part to the condition of the course where now even people who are members do not think it is worth playing, and now that they have cored and sanded the greens it is even less attractive to play.Kevin O’Sullivan.Not great scoring, probably as putting was a lottery, and Kevin O’Sullivan came out the winner with a net seventy five. Joe Peters was playing his last game before going over to Ireland for a few months and today he came second, also with a net seventy five but losing the count back to Kevin. We also had two more players on the same score and on the count back Don Everett came third and Peter Henshaw fourth. 1st Kevin O’Sullivan (14) net 752nd Joe Peters (22) net 753rd Don Everett (22) net 754th Peter Henshaw (23) net 75Tuesday, June 13, Eastern Star – Stableford1st John Carlin (17) 37pts2nd Jerry Sweetnam (9) 35pts3rd Jon Batty (6) 33pts4th Kevin Blake (7) 32ptsWe had four groups out here at Eastern Star, which is not too bad for this time of year. We found the course in reasonable condition and although the greens had recently been cored and sanded, but they were ok. It is excellent value for money at the moment and well worth playing.John Carlin.John Carlin certainly likes this course and he was the winner today with thirty seven points. Jerry Sweetnam again also played well on what he probably regards as his home track and came second with thirty five points. Jon Batty took the third place with thirty three and Kevin Blake was fourth on thirty two.Thursday, June 15, Burapha – StablefordBlue Tees1st Gerry Hannan (12) 37pts2nd Jerry Sweetnam (9) 35pts3rd Jon Batty (6) 34ptsWhite Tees1st Stephen Doyle (12) 38pts2nd Russell Gilroy (19) 37pts3rd Andy Featherstone (6) 36ptsStephen Doyle.We were back here again today for our usual Thursday game at Burapha on another beautiful day for golf. We played the A and B courses and as usual gave our players a choice of tees, blue or white and we had some very good scores off both.Gerry Hannan was the winner off the blue tees with thirty seven points, which at 6,800 yards is an excellent score. Jerry Sweetnam was again steady and came second with thirty five points and Jon Batty came third with thirty four.Off the white tees, Stephen Doyle had the best score of the day and was the winner with thirty eight points, which included a birdie ‘2’. Russell Gilroy also beat his handicap and came second with thirty seven and this also included a ‘2’. Andy Featherstone took the third place with thirty six points.
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Tickets for Fight Night V Charity are available at the Nelson Boxing Club (685 Baker Street) and at the Capitol Theatre Box Office. To support Adam Sutherland, go to this GoFundMe Link. To support Shawn Gauthier go to this GoFundMe Link. Following an impressive showing by local fighters at the Canadian Championships in Edmonton, the Nelson Boxing Club is hosting Fight Night V Charity Championship May 12 at the Rod and Gun Club.Fight Night V features Adam Sutherland up against Shawn Gauthier in the main event.The Sutherland-Gauthier bout is a charity match with proceeds going to the Nelson and District Women’s Centre.Anyone wanting to support the two fighters can click on the GoFundMe page to donate.Also featured on the Fight Night V card are Samson Berkeley and Elias Martinez, who each returned home with bronze medals from Edmonton.The 15-year-old Berkeley dropped a tough decision to Jordan Cadran of Quebec in the 63-kilogram light-welterweight bout.As for Martinez, he was defeated by Janick Lacroix of the host province in the 70-kilogram light middle-weight division.
They were quickest on each of the six stages near Mallow, leaving Patrick O’Brien and Aine McGuigan to battle back to runner up spot on the final stage, after losing time earlier with brake problems on their Lancer Evo, finishing just two seconds ahead of the Corolla of Adrian Hetherington and Gary Nolan.Valvoline National Forestry Championship leader Mickey Carbin had a good run to sixth place in his older Lancer, close behind the Fiesta of former title holder Michael O’Brien and Mark Donnelly’s Evo 9.Defending Naylor Engineering Hillclimb and Sprint champion Joe Courtney turned the tables on Sylvie Mullins in the MEC Mondello Sprint yesterday, winning on the last run by one hundredth of a second after Mullins took Saturday’s win by more than three seconds.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galwayman Ulick Burke celebrated his birthday in style at Mondello Park, with a pair of closely fought victories in the Patch Tyre Equipment Fiesta ST races. He was less than a second ahead of Kevin Doran in the first race, and little more that that in front of John Denning in race two. The Antrim-Cork pairing of Desi Henry and Liam Moynihan completely dominated yesterday’s Cork Jim Walsh Forest Rally, with their Skoda Fabia leading all through the day, to win by more than a minute.
Rd. This year marks the 12th consecutive that the Southland has produced at least 10 selections. The three-time regular season champion Sam Houston State had five players selected with right-hander pitcher Tyler Eppler being the first Bearkat drafted in the sixth round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Nine Southland schools were represented with Sam Houston, Lamar (three), Oral Roberts (three), Southeastern Louisiana (two), Abilene Christian (one), Central Arkansas (one) McNeese State (one), Nicholls (one) and Northwestern State. Oakland L.A. Dodgers 17 Tyler Eppler, RHP Taylor Byrd, LHP 7 The five players selected from Sam Houston is a school record for the Bearkats. Joining Eppler was first baseman Ryan O’Hearn (Kansas City Royals; eighth round), shortstop Corey Toups (Kansas City; 15th round), third baseman Carter Burgess (Tampa Bay Rays; 28th round) and center fielder Colt Atwood (Oakland Athletics; 38th round). Seth Spivey, C Carter Burgess, 3B 2014 Southland Conference Draft Picks 453 22 Kansas City Sam Bumpers, SS Colorado Lamar 35 521 Oral Roberts The Rangers had the most Southland selections with three followed by the Pirates, Royals, Rockies and Blue Jays with two apiece. The Twins, Mariners, Giants, Astros, Dodgers, Rays, Brewers and Athletics each selected one. Lamar was another conference team with multiple draftees. The 2014 Southland Hitter of the Year Sam Bumpers was the first Cardinal called in the draft. The senior shortstop was picked by Colorado in the 22nd round. Two Cardinal pitchers were also picked with right-hander J.T. Autrey in the 32nd by Toronto and left-hander David Carver in the 35th round to the Milwaukee Brewers. Oral Roberts 276 Jordan Romano, RHP 9 23 Milwaukee Jose Trevino, 3B 653 191 186 Nicholls 8 Player, Pos. Texas Kansas City Sam Houston State Gavin Glanz, RHP 38 Texas Doug Votoloto, CF 6 Colorado 294 MLB Team College Lamar 10 306 McNeese State 243 Abilene Christian 15 David Carver, LHP 32 Pittsburgh Colt Atwood, CF 847 Sam Houston State Pittsburgh 7 Lamar 20 598 23 Conference tournament champion Southeastern Louisiana saw twoplayers drafted, including the league’s newcomer of the year Andrew Godbold. The Lion right fielder was picked by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 23rd round. Right-hander Andro Cutura was the first Lions player selected, going in the seventh round to the Minnesota Twins. Southeastern Louisiana 699 Bret Underwod, CF 201 Central Arkansas Oral Roberts Ryan O’Hearn, 1B 683 Oral Roberts third baseman Jose Trevino was the first league player drafted, going five spots ahead of Eppler in the sixth round to the Texas Rangers. Two other Golden Eagles were drafted with Trevino, including right-handed pitcher Jordan Romano in the 10th round by the Toronto Blue Jays and right-handed pitcher Gavin Glanz in the 23rd round by the Colorado Rockies. The signing deadline is July 18. 28 FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference had 18 selections in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, including four league teams with multiple draftees. Seattle Toronto Southeastern Louisiana 6 Andrew Godbold, LF Minnesota 954 1046 San Francisco Toronto Tampa Bay Corey Toups, SS Michael Clemens, RHP Northwestern State 200 Andro Cutura, RHP Sam Houston State 10 Texas J.T. Autrey, RHP 1152 Pick Sam Houston State Sam Houston State
In Case We Missed ItWhat did we miss? Attach your ideas to a Mickey Mouse Graduation 2018 Ear Headband for Adults and send it to [email protected] with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line. Share This!I feel like this is going to be a relaxing weekend. Spring is here and I’m ready to just sit outside and read, which I’m totally gonna make sure to I do.This week, see which Disney characters will be going to space, see how fast the Avengers got to $1 billion, and more.In Case You Missed It – Disney and Universal Orlando News and RumorsWant to know why the theme parks were exceptionally busy this past year? It’s because Orlando hit a record 72 million tourists. Wow!Disney could be looking for new island as they make way for the three new cruise ships. See where they are looking now.Ever want to know what Club 33 is like? Buzzfeed has a look at 20 magical things you may not know about this illusive secret spot.This week, The Disney Company reported their earnings call and things look good once again.During this week’s earnings call, Bob Iger said that Disney wasn’t done building theme parks. Theme Park Insider takes a look at where things may be going.Comcast isn’t done trying to purchase 21st Century Fox. They are offering an all cash deal. Oh and James Murdoch will apparently not be joining the Disney Company if the Fox deal does indeed go through.Holy cow! Avengers: Infinity War has now become the fastest film to ever top 1 billion dollars….in just 11 days, therefore besting Star Wars: The Force Awakens.Alaska Airlines recently debuted is Incredibles 2 airplane. Now I know what I want to fly on on my next trip!This week, we lost another Disney animator. Dave Michener passed away at the age of 85. He helped to animate The Aristocats and Robin Hood.Wall-E and Eve are going to be going to space! Finally. 🙂Emril will be closing his restaurant in CityWalk. Will you miss this restaurant? Also, now I’m curious as to what restaurant will end up taking its place.
rick turoczy 1 Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… In an economic environment where a number of companies are stumbling, it’s important to remember that sometimes even Google makes bad decisions. Such would be the case with Lively, a browser-based virtual world environment – and purported Second Life killer – that Google launched this summer to great fanfare.Now, a little over four months after Lively’s launch, Google has decided to turn the lights out on the alternate reality, announcing that they are discontinuing Lively at the end of this year.Google tried to be polite about pulling the plug:“Since Lively’s launch, we have been delighted to see the creative ways you’ve used the product. We enjoyed hanging out in Jen’s coffee house, and checking out the Brasil Party room. We got a kick out of the YouTube videos in a variety of languages telling stories about your avatars. And we’ve been awed by the elaborate rooms that you’ve constructed, using mosaic tiles and photo gadgets in novel ways.” But ultimately, it decided to shut the whole thing down. Why?There will be all varieties of speculation as to why Lively failed to remain a viable application for Google. Perhaps the traffic Google expected never materialized? Maybe it was going to be too distracting to take on a well-entrenched Linden Labs and its faithful user base? Was the “Windows only” format a problem? Could it be that, in today’s economic conditions, Google simply couldn’t afford to fund it?I think we can take Ockham’s Razor to this one. Because I think the answer is quite simple: It seemed like a good idea at the time. But, in actuality, Lively didn’t offer Google any relevant data. And that, ultimately, is what killed Lively.The world of Google – everything on which Google focuses its time and effort – is built on relevant data. A portion of that world involves making that data searchable. But the far more lucrative portion of that world involves analyzing how users are accessing that data and finding ways to monetize those behaviors.Example? Think of the silliest Google app that you can. I’ll pick Google Mail Goggles, a Gmail Labs feature that makes you answer math questions before you’re allowed to send an email to prevent you from drunk-emailing your friends. But you could take Gmail emoticons, because – honestly – that’s pretty silly too. Even those seemingly ridiculous apps provide thousands of data points through their use: Which users deem themselves “at risk” for sending unwarranted emails? How good are inebriated people at math? What’s the trend of sad emoticons now that the economy has turned? How many people opt for traditional emoticons versus graphic ones? You could go on and on with the potential data points.But those examples only make sense because of one thing: users. It’s much more difficult to make that leap with Lively – which didn’t boast anywhere near the traffic of Gmail – and as such, it just simply didn’t fit in to Google’s larger plan. And when traffic started to tank, it wasn’t worth additional investment, because Google likely wasn’t seeing any relevant application for the data as part of its core structure.Yes, I’m sure other factors came into play, and I’m sure it wasn’t easy to pull the plug on a splashy product that launched mere months earlier. But it’s an important reminder that Google has a larger goal in mind and you’re a big part of it. If you’re not playing, nobody’s paying. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
Taxpayers affected by the September gas explosions have been granted additional filing and payment extensions for Massachusetts state tax purposes.Payment and Filing Extension Dates and AreasThe Massachusetts Department of Revenue will waive penalties on any late-filed return or payment due for taxpayers affected in:– Andover;– North Andover; and– Lawrence.The return or payment must be due:– on or after September 12; and– before December 1st.The Department will waive penalties through December 15th and may grant additional extensions, if needed.Press Release, Massachusetts Department of Revenue, November 9, 2018Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.