Navigating the line between party and paralytic requires maturity

first_imgNZ Herald 17 December 2013As a teenager, there is a huge pressure to accept the cool pragmatism of “this is how it is” when it comes to binge drinking.Hard drinking is accepted as just part of our culture. So challenging the way we drink means you come close to being called a crusty. A bore. Dull. And to generation Self-Obsession, me, this is terrifying.But there is a problem with teenage binge drinking, and especially among girls.The Alcohol HealthWatch and Women’s Health Action report, released earlier this month, showed young women are drinking more than ever, and any other woman. According to research from ALAC in 2005, 40 per cent of under 17s binge drink. In 2012, Massey University research showed that 28 per cent of 16- to 17-year-old girls binge drink.So yes, there’s a problem.Now, I’m totally in favour of going out for some drinks and a good night. But I’m not keen on those nights of getting wasted, vomiting outside Macca’s, and passing out. read more

Spanish legend Aduriz retires at 39 after record breaking career

first_img It’s a sad end to a quite brilliant career for the authentic living legend of Basque football. It all promised to end so well with a cup final against their old rivals Real Sociedad, but that dream is now over. The numbers from his career are quite incredible – 780 games and 285 goals, with more than 400 league games for Athletic Club alone. 177 of his goals came after the age of 30, as he signed off his career with his best spell yet back in Bilbao. Loading… The forward posted the following on his Twitter account to confirm the bad news: The statement explains that his hip problems are becoming so serious that even playing these last matches of the season when La Liga resumes is impossible now.Advertisement Read Also: Bundesliga: 14 players suffer injuries in first weekend of restart He signed off in the best way possible – his final goal for the club was a bicycle kick against Barcelona in a 1-0 win. Not only did he give Athletic their first win against the Catalans since 2013, he also joined Lionel Messi as the two players to have scored in 15 consecutive La Liga seasons. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Legendary Athletic Club Aritz Aduriz has just announced his retirement, with mounting injury problems preventing him even from completing this season when it restarts. Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Kendall Jenner’s Photos Have Never Looked This Good!8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe 6 Weirdest Things You Can Learn On WikiHowThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Biggest Cities In The World So Far10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconiclast_img read more

Romania v Switzerland: Euro 2016 live stream commentary on talkSPORT

first_img Listen to live commentary of the Group A meeting on talkSPORT 2 Romania v Switzerland, in the second round of Group A fixtures, meet 5pm (BST) at the Parc des Princes – and it’s live on talkSPORT.Romania lost their opening game 2-1 to host nation France, while the Swiss sealed a narrow 1-0 victory over Albania on Saturday afternoon.With three points on the board, a win for the latter at the home of Paris Saint-Germain would seal their place in the last 16.Group A, as it stands: The pair are famililar with one another, having met 12 times previously, with five victories apiece and two draws.It’ll be a difficult one to call, but one manager is certainly feeling the less confident.After Romania’s agnosing defeat to France – with Dimitri Payet’s winning strike arriving in the 89th minute – Anghel Iordanescu spoke of the difficulty of lifting his shattered players.“It will be very difficult to re-establish the players’ physical form and their fitness because they’re absolutely exhausted,” Iordanescu told reporters.“They also need to consider the psychological aspect, which is very important in this sort of tournament.”Confirmed line-ups: Romania XI: Tatarusanu, Sapunaru, Chiriches, Grigore, Rat, Prepelita, Pintilii, Torje, Stancu, Chipciu, KeseruSubstitutes: Pantilimon, Matel, Moti, Hoban, Alibec, Stanciu, Andone, Gaman, Filip, Sanmartean, Popa, LungSwitzerland XI:Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Schar, Djourou, Rodriguez, Behrami, Xhaka, Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Mehmedi, SeferovicSubstitutes: Hitz, Moubandje, Elvedi, von Bergen, Lang, Embolo, Frei, Zakaria, Fernandes, Tarashaj, Derdiyok, BurkiListen live, via, on radio (1053 or 1089AM, and DAB), on your television or through our app. 2last_img read more