“If you think Islington is all air-kissing, cocaine-snorting, gym-going, Guardian-reading, latté-slurping, organic, free-range, GM-free munching fashionistas, think again. It’s worse than that – much, much worse than that”- a new report titled ’Invisible Islington: The Dirty Secret of Café Society’, by poverty charity Cripplegate Foundation, lifts the lid on the sixth-poorest borough in the UK”People have been going crazy for coffee shop jobs. We will have to bring the recruitment drive forward a day to cope”- can’t get the staff? Costa franchisee Jacky Elliott, who was inundated with 200 job applications for 10 positions after announcing plans to move into Stourbridge’s Ryemarket, finds the pool of available workers has suddenly got a bit bigger
NZ Herald 23 Sep 2012An intermediate school pupil selling himself for sex and a boarding house allegedly playing host to hookers have the residents of a notorious prostitution hotspot in Auckland city pleading for help.In Hunters Corner, Papatoetoe, security officer Mou Fameitau on Monday night saw a fa’afafine – males who behave as females – no older than 13 prostituting himself, dressed in the uniform of a local intermediate school.“He works there,” Fameitau said. “We caught him during the day. He recognised me and ran off into an alleyway.”Fameitau, hired by the Hunters Corner Town Centre Society, counted 27 street workers on Monday. Half were women, the others fa’afafine.Some locals said the situation was escalating. As many as 40 prostitutes were now working in the area on busy nights.Auckland councillor George Wood said prostitutes had now moved into a boarding house on Kolmar Rd.John McCracken, chair of Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board, said Kolmar House was formerly a halfway house for intellectually challenged patients.“It’s now essentially a free-for-all boarding house.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10835868
… Berbice wreck Essequibo by 10 wicketsBy Clifton Ross DEMERARA top-order batsman Joshua Alves fell for a duck, but returned to capture mind-boggling figures of 6-1, as they inflicted a 117-run loss on President’s XI, to wrap up Round 3 of the GCB/Dave West Indian Imports U-15 Inter-county tournament. It was a truly lopsided affair at Bourda ground as President’s XI, fresh off a win in Round 2, were stunned by spinners Alves, who accounted for majority of the top-order on his way to 6 wickets, and Riyad Latif who chipped in with stingy figures of 3 for 4.Demerara made 163 in their 50 overs thanks to Romeo Deonarine (20) and top-scorer Hemraj Harriprashad (29); who stood out as the primary run-getters in the innings.A combined effort from captain Stephon Sankar (2-18) and his deputy Tulsiram Ramkarran (3-29), kept a tight leash on the Demerara boys. Completely opposite to the approach in the last round, Alves removed the top four President’s XI batsmen for scores under 10, as no batsman managed double digits, in a pretty shabby batting display.The top-scorer Daniel Mohabir was removed for 9 runs by Latif, leaving Alves to claim two more scalps and Deonarine (1-0) putting the final nail in the coffin as Demerara romped to victory. At Lusignan, Berbice continued their dominance as they dismantled Essequibo by 10 wickets after successfully ending on 44-0 chasing 43 for victory.Vincent Bruce hit 14 but no other batter managed double digits, as the young spin wizard Salim Khan snared 7 wickets while his partner in crime, Matthew Pottaya claimed 3 wickets in a clinical effort.Berbice captain and opener Rampertab Ramnauth continued his run-fest, scoring 19 not out while Nyron Hicks (4*) held his wicket as extras did the rest to see them home. The final round bowls off tomorrow.