Filipo maintains plea, sentenced to supervision

first_imgOtago Daily Times 3 November 2016Wellington rugby player Losi Filipo has avoided jail and been sentenced to nine months of supervision.Filipo this morning maintained his guilty plea for an assault on four people in Wellington.Justice Collins said Filipo stomping on the first victim’s head was “a chilling act of violence” and could easily have killed the victim.“The rights of the victims to see justice, the community to be protected, and the sentence to be a deterrent to similar acts must be paramount in the sentencing of serious acts of violence,” said director Bob McCoskrie.“But just as vital are measures to prevent repeat-offending. The requirements for counselling for alcohol and violence are part of that solution.“As a community, we are trying to say that violence is completely unacceptable – yet some of the sentences given by the courts are completely undermining that message. The previous offender-friendly sentence sent a dangerous message that we don’t value the protection of victims and the safety of the public in a case that involved significant violence towards both males and females.“The earlier judgment also communicated that punishments and consequences will be determined by who you are rather than what you did,” he said.“This is not about revenge as some will suggest. This is about an appropriate sentence which reflects the gravity of the crime, protects the public in the long-term, and communicates the revulsion that the public rightly has against these sorts of mindless acts – irrespective of who commits them.”READ MORE: https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/filipo-maintains-plea-sentenced-supervisionKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Napoli to table Algerian star for Victor Osimhen

first_imgRead Also: Etebo’s Getafe Champions League charge falters with Espanyol drawThe 21-year-old has also been linked with English Premier League and La Liga clubs but Napoli are confident that they have stolen a march on their rivals for his services.The former Sporting Chaleroi striker linked up with Lille last August for a fee of €12m.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Advertisement Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis, according to Tuttosport, has a good relationship with his Lille counterpart Gerard Lopez and the transfer could be completed for €40m.Napoli are ready to offer Ounas, who spent last season on loan at OGC Nice in a bid to bring down Osimhen’s transfer fee.Osimhen scored 18 goals and bagged six assists in 31 appearances across all competitions for Lille last season. Promoted Content6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesGorgeous Staircases That Will Take Your Breath Awaycenter_img Loading… Serie A giants Napoli are willing to table Algeria midfielder Adam Ounas as a makeweight in their bid to sign Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen.last_img read more

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Final road test awaits Badgers

first_imgDespite any preconceived notions that may exist about soccer being a low-scoring sport, one can expect a high scoring affair Sunday afternoon in Evanston, Ill. when the Wisconsin Badgers travel to take on the Northwestern Wildcats in their final Big Ten road match of the season.The Badgers (11-3-2, 2-2-0 Big Ten) and Wildcats (9-4-3, 1-2-1) represent the No. 1 and No. 2 scoring teams in the Big Ten, averaging 2.12 and 1.75 goals per game, respectively.On Wednesday evening at the McClimon Complex, the Badgers took it to Eastern Illinois, defeating the Panthers 5-1. It was the second time this season that the Badgers won by such a score.Not to be outdone, the Wildcats put on an offensive showing of their own on Wednesday night as they scored four goals in 25 minutes en route to a 4-1 victory over Loyola-Chicago.The goal differentials in Wednesday’s games are nothing new to either squad as they, again, both rank towards the top of the Big Ten in that category as well. Northwestern is second in the conference with a goal difference of plus-.88 goals per game. Wisconsin is third with a goal difference of plus-.81.Since 2009 the Badgers are a humbling 1-2-1 against the Wildcats, with all four of the meetings being decided by one or fewer goals and coming down to the wire.“They’re an excellent team,” Wisconsin head coach John Trask said of Northwestern after Wednesday’s match. “They had a share of the Big Ten championship last year, they’ve been to the Elite Eight, and, over the past 10 years, I think you’d have to say they, along with Indiana, have been the most consistent program in the Big Ten.”In order to finish the season strong and put themselves in the best position possible heading into the Big Ten Tournament, the Badgers know that they have to focus on playing their game and the rest of the pieces will naturally fall into place.“We just have to do what we’ve been doing all season,” senior co-captain Paul Yonga said. “Northwestern is a good team so we just have to prepare and come out and doing what we’ve done before, staying strong defensively and then finishing our chances when they come.”This season, when the Badgers set their minds to something, they do it. So after scoring just four goals in as many games leading up to Eastern Illinois, the team did not hang its heads and instead went back to the drawing board and got back to what was working for them at the beginning of the season.“We just got back to pushing the ball and putting the pressure on the defense to stop us,” junior midfielder Jacob Brindle, who scored a hat-trick on Wednesday night, said of his team’s play against Eastern Illinois. “Hopefully we’ll be able to continue this against Northwestern and then Ohio State to wrap up the regular season.”Before focusing on Ohio State Nov. 8, the Badgers need to take care of business against Northwestern and secure a top-seed in the Big Ten Tournament.The Badgers have yet to win a conference game on the road this season, and had their lone two road wins this season all the way back at the beginning of September (USF, Florida Gulf Coast).While the Badgers do not know what their fortunes have in store for them on Sunday, Trask knows that one thing is for certain, “It’s going to be one heck of a soccer game down at Northwestern.”last_img read more

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