School search ban ‘dangerous’

first_imgRadio NZ 1 Jan 2013Conservative lobby group Family First says a proposed law change banning schools from randomly testing or searching students for drugs will make schools unsafe.The Government has proposed the change in the Education Amendment Bill.Police lawyers advised last year that random or blanket searches are illegal. The proposed legislation stipulates police can help schools with searches only when there is evidence of students carrying weapons or drugs.Family First national director Bob McCoskrie says hundreds of students are being caught with drugs each year.He says parents and schools are trying to give children a zero-tolerance message on drug use and the Government should be reinforcing, not undermining, their efforts.‘dangerous’last_img read more

Who are the 7 players the Clippers are getting in the Chris Paul trade?

first_imgPos.: Point guardAge: 32Notes: 12 seasons in NBA, six with Clippers; nine-time All-Star, nine-time All-Defensive TeamCareer: 18.7 points, 9.9 assists, 2.3 steals2016-17: 18.1 points, 9.2 assists, 2.0 steals The first blockbuster trade of the NBA offseason came Wednesday with the Clippers, after being informed that Chris Paul intended to sign with Houston as a free agent, trading their All-Star point guard to the Rockets for Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins, Kyle Wiltjer, a 2018 first-round pick and cash considerations.Here’s a quick look at the players involved:TO THE ROCKETS:CHRIS PAUL TO THE CLIPPERS:PATRICK BEVERLEYPos.: Point guardAge: 28Notes: Five seasons in the NBA (all with Houston); two-time All-Defensive TeamCareer: 9.3 points, 3.4 assists, 1.3 steals2016-17: 9.5 points, 4.2 assists, 1.5 stealsSAM DEKKERPos.: Small forwardAge: 23Notes: Two seasons in the NBA (both with Houston); 18th overall pick in the 2015 draft; missed most of 2015-2016 season with back injury2016-17: 6.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 60 3-pointers (32.1%)LOU WILLIAMSPos.: Point/shooting guardAge: 30Notes: 12 seasons in the NBA; 2014-15 Sixth Man of the YearCareer: 12.8 points, 2.9 assists, 0.9 steals2016-17: 17.5 points, 3.0 assists, 163 3-pointers (36.5%)MONTREZEL HARRELLPos.: Forward/centerAge: 23Notes: 2 seasons in the NBA (both with Houston); 32nd overall pick in 2015 NBA DraftCareer: 6.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, 65.1 FG pct.2016-17: 9.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 0.7 blocksDARRUN HILLIARDPos.: Shooting guardAge: 28Notes: 2 seasons in the NBA (both with Detroit); 38th overall pick in the 2015 NBA DraftCareer: 3.6 points, 0.8 assists, 31 3-pointers (32.2%)2016-17: 3.3 points, 0.8 assists, 12 3-pointers (26.1%)DEANDRE LIGGINSPos.: Point guardAge: 29Notes: 4 seasons in the NBA (with five teams); 53rd overall pick in 2011 NBA DraftCareer: 2.1 points, 0.6 steals2016-17: 2.5 points, 0.8 assists, 17 3-pointers (34.8%)KYLE WILTJERPos.: Power forwardAge: 24Notes: 1 season in the NBA (with Houston); signed as an undrafted free agent in 20162016-17: 14 games, 3.1 minutes, 0.9 pointscenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

LeBron James: Lakers season ‘not what we signed up for’

first_imgLeBron James described the Lakers’ season as “not what we signed up for” after they were officially eliminated from playoff contention.James will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2005, with a 111-106 defeat to the Nets on Friday ending the Lakers’ slim NBA postseason hopes. LeBron James, Lakers eliminated from playoff contention NBA wrap: Thunder stay tied with surging Clippers after big win over Raptors Despite tallying 25 points, 14 assists, and nine rebounds, James labeled his performance as “s—y” and said: “Obviously, it’s been a tough season for all of us.”It’s not what we signed up for. Throughout the year, things happened. Suspensions, injuries, things of that nature. And just not being able to play sustainable basketball for 48 minutes. Related Newscenter_img “But you don’t even try to wrap your head around it, you just keep pushing. Just try to get better tonight, move onto tomorrow, and go from there.”Playoffs are never promised. You’ve got to come out and work. For me personally, you just continue to put the work in and see what you can do to help.”LeBron James gives his thoughts about JaVale McGee’s monster night.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 23, 2019The Lakers’ campaign has had its ups – notably a Christmas Day win over the Warriors and a comeback triumph against the Rockets in the first game after the All-Star break. However, James, 34, suffered a groin tear in the defeat of the Warriors and the victory over the Rockets has been followed by a run of 12 losses in 14 outings.It remains to be seen how many games James will play down the stretch now that Los Angeles is out of the playoff picture.”I’m probably going to have a conversation with the coaching staff and my trainer and go from there,” James said “But I love to hoop. S—, I’m going to have five months and not play the game. So, you know, hopefully I can be in as many games as possible.”last_img read more