Reaction to smacking experiment ‘no surprise’

first_imgOneNews 31 January 2014With smacking back in the the spotlight a social experiment has drawn some interesting results.TV ONE’s Seven Sharp hired actors to play out a scene at a park where a “naughty” child was seen to be “hit” by their mother. No children were actually hit.Onlookers didn’t know that the scene was staged and despite smacking being against the law since 2007, no one stepped in while the cameras were rolling.“The thing is it’s happening everywhere. Why should I vilify someone who is obviously struggling,” said one person.“I didn’t feel like it was my place to intervene actually,” said another.

Terry insists Chelsea can still make top four after win at Arsenal

first_imgJohn Terry insisted Chelsea can still secure a top-four finish following the 1-0 win at Arsenal.Diego Costa’s goal was enough to give the Blues a derby victory that lifted them to 13th in the table and continued their encouraging recent form.“Anything is doable. Everybody is beating everybody else,” Blues skipper Terry told Sky Sports.“It is a tough league and if we put a run together we have a good chance of fourth. We will fight until there are no points to play for.”Blues midfielder Nemanja Matic added: “It is a big win. We are in a bad position and every point is important.“I am sure, until the end of the season, that we are still a big team and we can win something. This win will give us more confidence for the future.“They had some chances but we deserved to win. Today was the real Chelsea.”More reaction from the Emirates Stadium to follow.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Jacks look to climb CCAA standings

first_imgFollowing four consecutive victories, the Humboldt State men’s basketball team will travel to the Bay Area this weekend to face a pair of California Collegiate Athletic Association opponents as it aims to climb to the top of the league standings.The road trip begins Thursday against Cal State East Bay at 7:30 p.m. and will wrap up Saturday as the Jacks take on Cal State Monterey Bay at 3 p.m.The Lumberjacks (7-3, 13-5) kept their perfect home record alive last week, winning their eighth and …last_img

India hoping for yet another great day in CWG

first_imgAfter a glorious day on the athletics track and hockey field on Tuesday where they created history, India are looking up to another excellent outing on the penultimate day of the Commonwealth Games in the national capital on Wednesday.The hosts scorched the track with a gold medal in the women’s 4x400m relay, their second in the competition after discus thrower Krishna Poonia’s 52-year-drought-ending one the previous day.The men’s hockey squad made history by reaching the final for the first time defeating England in a nerve-wracking penalty shoot-out and will meet favourites Australia for the gold tomorrow.On Wednesday, the Indian focus will be on shooting star Gagan Narang to lead the country’s relentless attack on the yellow metal.Narang, with four gold medals under his belt, fell out of the medal bracket for the first time on Tuesday in the 50m rifle prone event for pairs with partner Hariom Singh. He has a great chance for not only redemption but also a record-equalling display.Another title for this Hyderabadi sharp-shooter will fetch him a Games record-equalling fifth with 2006 hero Samresh Jung and become the new “Goldfinger”.Jung will also be seen in action in the 25m standard pistol individual event to add to the silver he won yesterday with Chandrashekar Chaudhary in this category.Three Indian boxers are fighting for the gold today in the 52kg (Suranjoy Singh), 64 kg (Manoj Kumar) and +91 kg (Paramjeet Samota) weight classes to atone for the below-par displays by Vijender Singh, Akhil Kumar and Jai Bhagwan.advertisementA bronze medal for India is assured in men’s singles badminton as national champion Chetan Anand squares off against compatriot Parupalli Kashyap.Top Indian paddlers Achanta Sharath Kamal and Soumyadeep Roy would strive to enter the final with wins in today’s semi finals against Singapore rivals Yang Zi and Ning Lao respectively.Kamal will also partner Subhajit Saha to take on the English pair Andrew Baggaley and Liam Pitchford in the men’s doubles semis while Mouma Das-Poulomi Ghatak pair is to clash with Singapore’s Li Jiawei and Sunbeibei in the corresponding women’s clash.Springford and platform divers Hrutika Shriram, Karishma Mohite, Puskar Chingshubam and Himanshu Tiwari would soak up the experience of competing with some top rivals from the Commonwealth.The hosts, riding high on a splendid all-round show which has given them the second spot, will be keen to maintain that ranking in the table behind Australia.Heading into the second-last day of the Games, India’s medal tally read a record-high 89 (32-25-32) behind Australia’s huge haul of 153 (68-45-40).England were in third-place because of the fewer number of gold won but had more medals than India (121, made up of 30-50-41).- With PTI inputslast_img read more