NewsHub 31 August 2019Family First Comment: “Whilst there is absolutely a space for choice for our current cohort of people addicted to smoking, I don’t want there to then be a new generation of non-smokers that will become vapers.”There are fears a so-called epidemic of young people vaping in schools is only going to get worse.The principal of Auckland Grammar told Newshub earlier this week half of junior students either own a vape or have tried it.“I’d describe it as an epidemic,” Tim O’Connor said.Selah Hart, CEO of Māori public health researchers Hapai Te Hauora ,says regulations have taken too long to come in.“If we’re really looking to protect future generations from picking up a new addiction, the regulations can’t come in any sooner.”Hart wants there to be restrictions on the sale and advertising of vaping.“There could potentially be a new cohort of people that pick up this device and like it, and want to use it in an everyday capacity. But we don’t want that.”The Government is planning to change the Smokefree Environment Act next month. In particular, it’s looking at setting maximum levels of nicotine, improving labelling, prohibiting vaping ads and requiring products to be sold from behind the counter.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2019/08/vaping-should-only-be-used-for-quitting-nicotine-health-expert.html
REWARDING CAREER Chanderpaul enjoyed an illustrious 164-Test career, garnering 11,867 runs at an average of 51, with 30 centuries. His stellar record left him second on the all-time West Indies run-scorers list behind former batting star Brian Lara with 11,953 runs. He suffered a run of low scores, however, managing 91 runs in three Tests on the 2014-15 tour of South Africa and 92 runs in a similar three-Test series during England’s tour of the Caribbean last April. In the two series prior, he compiled 270 runs in two Tests against Bangladesh without being dismissed and averaged 48 in three Tests against touring New Zealand. Despite the dip in form, Chanderpaul believed he still had more Tests runs in him. “I thought I could have gone on for a while, given more series and retired properly,” the Guyanese explained. He added: “It’s been a great run throughout the two decades. I am thankful for all the opportunities I got. I enjoyed playing all the formats for that long.” Chanderpaul, who made his debut as a 19-year-old 22 years ago against England in his hometown Georgetown, said his career had been a rewarding one. “(It) probably could have been better in some areas, (but) my career has been great since I was a schoolkid. Then there were things you expect from certain people, but sometimes you have to put things behind and look ahead,” he noted. “I don’t know (if there are any regrets). I have always played the game with passion. I have enjoyed it. I don’t know if I have any regrets.” Chanderpaul is here to play in the inaugural MCL where he will turn out for Gemini Arabians. Lara is also participating in the tournament as captain of Leon Lions, with past stars such as Australian Adam Gilchrist, Muttiah Muralitharan and Jacques Kallis also involved. “It’s been great. All these guys from different parts of the world are here and most of them are legends, some really good players, and I am happy to play alongside them,” said Chanderpaul. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Retired veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul believes his recent shabby treatment at the hands of selectors is a worrying sign for the younger generation of West Indies cricketers. The prolific 41-year-old was sacked last May ahead of Australia’s two-Test tour of the Caribbean, with selectors contending he had suffered a “rapid” decline in form. Chanderpaul said having not been given the opportunity to “retire properly” following a long career for West Indies, sent a negative message to up-and-coming players. “I wanted one last opportunity to play against Australia before signing off, but (I) can’t do anything about it. (I) just want to put that behind (me),” Chanderpaul said here. “I got the NOC to play in Masters Champions League (MCL) after retiring from international cricket. Having played for so long, I feel I should have been treated well. If a player (like me) is treated like that, then think how the younger generation will be treated.” He added: “Being treated like ordinary schoolboys. Nobody would come and say that you like so and so. You are always treated that way. These things will happen.”
Desmond Charles Henley O.B.E., was a remarkable man. After finishing school, he went to work for James H. Kenyon, Ltd., funeral directors, in 1941, part way through WWII, according to the blog at Safe Hands. The Kenyon firm, established in 1880 in London, was the undertaker to the British royal family and in that capacity had been involved over the years in a number of royal funerals.Henley worked there for several years before passing his theoretical and practical embalming examinations in 1948, according to his son, Christopher.Mary in tiara and gown wearing a choker necklace and a string of pearls.In 1952, just a few years after becoming fully qualified, Henley proved himself through his work and was named Kenyon’s chief embalmer.That same year, he carried out the embalming of King George VI at Sandringham House, in Norfolk. He presided over Queen Mary’s just a year later. This was the beginning of a 51-year career, which carried Henley to some unusual places.King George VI of England.In addition to preparing bodies for burial in England, Desmond Henley also trained in disaster management and was the head of Kenyon’s emergency services mortuary team. He often worked across international lines, beginning in 1952, when he was sent to Nigeria to repatriate the bodies of two people who were part of the Kano air disaster.Over the course of his career, especially in the ‘60s and ‘70s, he worked a great deal performing embalmings in various countries in Africa and the Middle East, including Bahrain, Qatar, Melawi, and Saudi Arabia, among others. Words you will NEVER hear the Royal Family sayHe also continued to repatriate bodies that had been in disasters such as the Kano disaster, the Zeebrugge ferry disaster in 1987, and the bombing in Lockerbie. Even after Henley stopped traveling so extensively for his work, he continued his efforts in an advisory capacity.Zeebrugge ferry disaster: MS Herald of Free Enterprise towed into the harbour at Vlissingen after salvage, May 1987. Photo by Archief Ranter CC BY-SA 1.0In recognition of his work in disaster recovery, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in 1997 “for services in the aftermath of disasters involving the loss of human life.”Embalming Kit. Photo by Concord CC BY-SA 3.0In addition to his disaster management work, Henley also was involved in some notable funerals. As well as performing the embalming for the King and Queen already mentioned, Henley embalmed Sir Winston Churchill in 1965.Winston Churchill giving his famous ‘V’ sign, May 1943.Churchill’s embalming was carried out in the same room where he died, and when it was complete, he was dressed in silk pajamas and his dressing gown and put back in his bed at home for some time before his body was taken by the Kenyon staff for the three days of public viewing prior to his funeral.Henley also was the embalmer for Sir Edward Mutesa II, in 1969. Mutesa was King of Buganda from 1939 until his death, as well as the first President of Uganda from 1963 to 1966, according to the New World Encyclopedia.Mutesa II of Buganda.When then-President of Uganda, Idi Amin, requested that Mutesa’s body be returned to Uganda for a state funeral in 1971, Desmond Henley was requested to accompany it, which he did.Aristotle Onassis asked Henley to come to Greece to embalm Onassis’ son, Alexander, in 1973.Publicity photo of Judy Garland.He also embalmed Judy Garland in 1969, Jimi Hendrix in 1970, Field Marshal Lord Montgomery in ’76, Earl Mountbatten of Burma in ’79, Bon Scott from the band AC/DC in ’80, and British singer/songwriter Billy Fury in ‘83.Jimi Hendrix in 1967. Photo by A. Vente CC BY-SA 3.0In the course of his career, Desmond Henley also became an Examiner for the British Institute of Embalmers in 1961 and was elected a fellow of that same institution in 1987. He continued his work both in England and abroad until he retired in 1992.Read another story from us: Post-mortem photos were the only family portrait for some families in Victorian EnglandAfter his retirement, he helped his son, Christopher, form his own firm of undertakers specializing in repatriation and international work. Henley died in 2005, having left behind an impressive legacy both at home and abroad, contributing to his craft as a whole, and touching countless lives with his dedication and service.