Chow brothers’ high-rise brothel wins building approval

first_imgNZ Herald 1 Dec 2012The sex industry is expanding in central Auckland, with approval yesterday for the Chow brothers to build a 15-storey brothel and hotel building. The venture brings to 10 the number of brothels in the central city, including two others in the same vicinity of the SkyCity casino. Despite more than 200 objections to the use of the building, including it being labelled a “mega-brothel” by the Stop Demand Foundation, four independent commissioners said the law permitted a brothel on the site…. National director Bob McCroskie was disappointed with Mayor Len Brown for not honouring an election commitment to give local communities a say on the location of brothels.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10851191Disappointment over mega-brothel decisionONE News 30 Nov 2012The green light for the construction of a ‘mega-brothel’ in central Auckland is disappointing but unsurprising, an advocacy group says. Stop Demand Foundation, which works to stop the sexual exploitation and sexual denigration of women and children, was one of 220 submitters opposing the Wellington-based Chow brothers’ application to set up shop in Auckland.….Their decision to allow the brothel has been labelled “shameful” by a family values campaign group. “Auckland Council has ignored the overwhelming number of submissions questioning the location and the effect of the brothel on the character of the central city area,” Family First director Bob McCoskrie said. “The proposed mega-brothel is not just a stand-alone brothel in a ‘red light’ area. It is part of a building which will be used by children and families,” he said.http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/auckland-mega-brothel-given-go-ahead-5252069http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbnat/1194539056-15-storey-complex-decision–shameful–last_img read more

Leinster prop Cian Healy facing appeal hearing over two-week ban

first_img The Ireland international was cited over a clash with Toulon hooker Guilhem Guirado during December 13’s European Champions Cup match. An initial charge of striking with the knee was not proven, and was amended by Welsh judicial officer Roger Morris to ” Dangerous charging or obstructing or grabbing of an opponent without the ball, including shouldering”, in breach of Law 10.4 (f) and (k) of World Rugby’s regulations. Leinster prop Cian Healy will face an appeal hearing on Wednesday as he bids to overturn a two-week suspension. Healy has appealed against the amended sanction and his case will be heard by video conference on Wednesday by an independent appeal committee comprised of chairman Professor Lorne Crerar and fellow Scots Rod McKenzie and Roddy Dunlop QC. Healy, who has 56 caps for Ireland, was cleared to play in last Saturday’s return fixture with Toulon as he waited for his appeal to be heard. He featured as a second-half replacement. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

PBSO seeking missing/endangered man

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a missing and possibly endangered man who was last seen in Magonia Park on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.Police say 57-year-old Rubin Morris III is described to have gray hair and brown eyes.He was last seen wearing a blue and white horizontal striped polo shirt and white dress pants.Rubin suffers from a medical condition which is why PBSO consider him to be possibly endangered.Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact PBSO at 561-688-3400.last_img